CCIE Certified Consulting and Support ServicesProgent's organizational structure is optimized to make top IT talent accessible on short notice and for a reasonable cost. Progent is unmatched in the network support arena for being able to offer convenient, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. Cisco-certified CCIEs are elite network engineers who qualify for this rare certification by passing intense examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier recognition for network consultants, and indicates a person's networking knowledge at the expert level. Individuals who succeed in both of the required exams, one written and one in a lab environment, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification usually requires a minimum of three years of practical experience designing, deploying, managing, and repairing large-scale Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also demands a familiarity with Cisco devices and Cisco networking software, extensive understanding of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network technologies, and a detailed familiarity with the network protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE certification has been recognized as the most technically advanced IT certification by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE credential identifies experts with the knowledge and experience to succeed in the most challenging tasks in networking. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are continually revised to evolve along with the state of the art, focusing on contemporary technologies and practical applications. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to keep it current consultants need to pass a Cisco recertification test. This ensures that CCIEs don't get stale or overly specialized in order that they can offer the most advanced solutions to a broad array of problems associated with the most current connectivity products and technology.

CCIEs are a select class of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco certified professionals make it to the CCIE credential, a small minority of IT workers in the industry. In 2010, around 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were estimated to be in the US. Progent offers the services of about 12 CCIEs on its remote and on-site network support group, which is an exceptionally large number for an independent network service organization.

CCIEs can resolve the most challenging issues encountered in network planning, integration, administration, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate closely with Cisco's in-house support staff in isolating problems with IOS Software network management tools and coming up with alternate approaches or installing software patches to fix problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their depth of expertise enables them to fix seemingly intractable problems quickly. In common cases, less qualified consultants can spend many hours or even days struggling with a task that a certified CCIE can solve in minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but also have a variety of recognized industry credentials including Microsoft MCSE, and a major network protection certification such as CISSP or CISA. This allows Progent to offer complete services that address a broad array of technologies without incurring needless costs and delays managing too many consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large corporations or nationwide Internet providers, and so their help is not easily available to the general public. Progent is among the rare consulting firms that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and medium sized businesses. In addition, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can get immediate help for complex network issues that are hurting business productivity but are outside the experience of your local network maintenance providers. Progent's CCIE engineers can connect to your environment by means of secure on-line support technology in order to provide fast and economical analysis and repair of urgent system trouble. To learn how to contact a Progent CCIE for fast help with your network, go to Progent's Online Support Services.

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