Cisco CCIE Professional HelpProgent's operational structure is geared towards making top IT talent available quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is a leader in the network support arena for being able to provide easy, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are elite networking engineers who qualify for this rare certification only after strenuous examination by Cisco.

CCIE is the top recognition for network consultants, and indicates an individual's technical knowledge at the expert level. Candidates who pass the two required tests, one written and the other in a lab environment, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically takes a minimum of three years of practical experience designing, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE certificate also demands a familiarity with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking software, extensive knowledge of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and a detailed understanding of the network protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Skills of a CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE credential recognizes experts with the knowledge and background to succeed in the most difficult assignments in networking. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are continually updated to grow with network technology, focusing on contemporary technologies and practical applications. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to renew it holders need to pass a Cisco recertification exam. This ensures that CCIEs do not become out of date or overly specialized in order that they can provide the latest approaches to the widest range of problems associated with the most advanced networking products and technology.

CCIEs are an elite group of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals qualify for the CCIE credential, a small minority of information technology professionals in the industry. By 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were located in the United States. Progent offers the skills of around a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site IT consulting team, which is an extraordinarily high number for an independent computer support firm.

CCIEs can handle the most complex issues related to network design, integration, administration, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's internal engineers in identifying problems with Cisco IOS Software network management tools and developing workarounds or installing software updates to fix problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value since their deep expertise enables them to solve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In many instances, less qualified consultants can spend many hours or days struggling with a problem that a certified CCIE can resolve in just a few minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but also have multiple recognized industry certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major security credential such as CISSP or CISM. This allows Progent to provide comprehensive solutions that address a broad array of technologies without requiring extra costs and delays managing too many specialists.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large corporations or nationwide Internet providers, and so their help is not easily available to small businesses. Progent is among the rare service organizations that makes CCIEs available to assist small and medium sized businesses. In addition, Progent can provide fast contact with a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can receive immediate help for urgent network problems that are impacting business productivity but are beyond the scope of your local network support resources. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your network by means of state-of-the-art on-line support tools in order to perform quick and affordable analysis and remediation of urgent system problems. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely help with your IT infrastructure, go to Progent's Remote Support Services.

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