Cisco CCIE Professional HelpProgent's organization is designed to make the best network support talent available quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is unmatched in the network support arena for the ability to offer convenient, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are sought-after networking professionals who qualify for this rare certification only after strenuous testing by Cisco.

CCIE is the most advanced certification for networking professionals, and certifies an individual's technical skills at the master level. Candidates who pass both of the mandatory tests, one written and the other in a hands-on lab environment, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually takes a minimum of three years of real-world seasoning architecting, implementing, operating, and repairing large-scale Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE credential also demands a familiarity with Cisco devices and network software, extensive knowledge of LAN/WAN technologies, and an in-depth familiarity with the protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE certification has been recognized as the most technically advanced information technology credential by CertMag.

The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
The CCIE certification recognizes engineers with the skills and experience to succeed in the most difficult tasks in their field. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are regularly revised to evolve with network technology, concentrating on current environments and practical problems. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to renew it consultants have to pass a Cisco renewal test. This ensures that CCIE engineers do not become out of date or overly focused so that they can provide the most advanced approaches to a broad array of problems associated with the most recent network and security products and technology.

CCIEs are an elite class of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco qualified individuals qualify for the CCIE credential, a tiny fraction of IT professionals worldwide. By 2010, approximately 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the United States. Progent retains the services of about 12 CCIEs on its remote and on-site network support team, which is an exceptionally high number for a publicly accessible small business IT service firm.

CCIEs can handle even the most difficult problems encountered in network design, deployment, management, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying problems with IOS Software network administration utilities and developing alternate approaches or installing software patches to resolve problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their depth of expertise enables them to resolve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In common instances, less seasoned consultants can burn up many hours or even days struggling with a task that a certified CCIE can resolve in a few minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but also have multiple advanced industry credentials including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network protection certification such as CISSP or CISM. This allows Progent to offer complete solutions that incorporate a broad array of technologies without requiring extra expenses and interruptions orchestrating too many consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or national Internet providers, and so their skills are not readily accessible to small businesses. Progent is one of the few consulting firms that makes CCIEs available to assist small and mid-size companies. Also, Progent can provide fast contact with a CCIE by phone so that you can receive timely support for complex network problems that are hurting business efficiency but are outside the scope of your ordinary network maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your environment via sophisticated remote support tools in order to provide quick and economical analysis and remediation of urgent system problems. To find out how to contact a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, go to Progent's Remote Support Services.

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