CCIE Certified ConsultingProgent's operational structure is optimized to make top IT skills available quickly and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting industry for the ability to provide convenient, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are elite networking professionals who qualify for this rare certification by passing strenuous testing by Cisco.

CCIE is the top recognition for network consultants, and indicates a person's technical skills at the expert level. Individuals who pass both of the required exams, one written and the other in a hands-on lab setting, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically requires a minimum of three years of real-world seasoning designing, deploying, managing, and repairing large-scale Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also requires a familiarity with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking solutions, broad knowledge of LAN and WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE certification has been voted the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Skills of a CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE certification identifies experts with the knowledge and background to handle the most challenging assignments in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are continually revised to evolve along with network technology, concentrating on current technologies and real-world applications. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to renew it engineers need to take a Cisco renewal test. This ensures that CCIEs do not become stale or overly focused so that they can offer the most advanced approaches to a broad range of challenges involving the most recent connectivity technology.

CCIEs are an elite class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals qualify for the CCIE level, a small fraction of information technology professionals in the industry. In 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were located in the United States. Progent retains the skills of about 12 CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site network consulting group, which represents an extraordinarily high number for a publicly accessible computer service firm.

CCIEs can handle the most difficult issues related to network design, integration, management, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal support staff in identifying anomalies with IOS Software network administration tools and developing workarounds or obtaining software patches to correct problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their deep experience allows them to solve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In common cases, less qualified engineers can spend many hours or days struggling with a task that an experienced CCIE can solve in just minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but have multiple recognized technical certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important network protection credential such as CISSP or CISA. This allows Progent to provide complete solutions that address a broad range of technologies without incurring needless costs and interruptions managing too many consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or nationwide ISPs, and so their skills are not easily accessible to the general public. Progent is one of the rare consulting organizations that makes CCIEs available to assist small and medium sized companies. Also, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE by phone so that you can get timely help for complex network issues that are hurting worker efficiency but are outside the experience of your local network maintenance providers. Progent's CCIE support experts can connect to your network via state-of-the-art remote support tools in order to provide quick and affordable diagnosis and remediation of critical network trouble. To find out how to contact a Progent CCIE for fast help with your network, go to Progent's Remote Support.

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