CCIE ExpertiseProgent's organization is designed to make top IT talent available quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting arena for the ability to offer easy, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are elite networking professionals who earn this rare certification by passing intense testing by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier recognition for networking engineers, and indicates a person's technical skills at the expert level. Individuals who succeed in the two mandatory tests, one written and one in a lab setting, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE typically takes a minimum of three years of real-world experience architecting, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting large-scale Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco devices and Cisco networking software, extensive understanding of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and a detailed understanding of the protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE credential has been recognized as the most technically advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
The CCIE credential identifies engineers with the knowledge and experience to succeed in the most difficult assignments in their field. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are regularly revised to grow with the state of the art, focusing on current environments and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to keep it current engineers have to take a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIEs do not get out of date or too specialized so that they can offer the most advanced solutions to the widest array of challenges associated with the most advanced networking technology.

CCIEs are a highly-select class of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals qualify for the CCIE credential, a small fraction of information technology professionals in the industry. By 2010, around 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were registered in the United States. Progent retains the skills of around a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site IT support group, which represents an exceptionally large number for a publicly accessible network service firm.

CCIEs can handle the most difficult problems encountered in network planning, integration, administration, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal engineers in isolating problems with IOS Software network management utilities and coming up with workarounds or installing software patches to fix problems. CCIEs are an excellent value because their deep experience enables them to fix seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In many instances, less qualified engineers can burn up many hours or days struggling with a problem that a certified CCIE can resolve in just minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco products, but have multiple recognized technical credentials including Microsoft MCSE, and an important network protection certification such as CISSP or CISM. This permits Progent to offer comprehensive solutions that address a broad range of IT products without requiring needless costs and interruptions orchestrating too many specialists.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not easily available to the general public. Progent is one of the few service firms that makes CCIEs available to support small and medium sized companies. In addition, Progent can provide fast access to a CCIE by phone so that you can receive timely help for complex network issues that are hurting worker productivity but are outside the scope of your ordinary network support providers. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your environment by means of sophisticated on-line support technology in order to provide quick and economical analysis and repair of urgent network problems. To learn how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, go to Progent's Remote Support.

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