Cisco CCIE EngineersProgent's organizational structure is optimized to make top IT skills accessible quickly and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the network support arena for the ability to provide easy, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. Cisco-certified CCIEs are elite network professionals who qualify for this rare certification only after strenuous testing by Cisco.

CCIE is the most advanced certification for network engineers, and indicates a person's technical skills at the expert level. Individuals who pass the two mandatory exams, one written and the other in a lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually takes a minimum of three years of real-world seasoning designing, implementing, operating, and repairing complex Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also requires a familiarity with Cisco devices and Cisco networking solutions, broad knowledge of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE credential has been voted the most advanced information technology credential by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
The CCIE credential recognizes experts with the knowledge and background to succeed in the most difficult assignments in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are regularly updated to grow with network technology, focusing on current technologies and practical applications. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to keep it current consultants have to take a Cisco recertification test. This ensures that CCIEs don't become stale or overly focused in order that they can offer the latest solutions to the widest array of problems associated with the most recent networking products and technology.

CCIEs are a select group of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified individuals qualify for the CCIE credential, a small fraction of information technology workers worldwide. In 2010, approximately 5,000 CCIEs were located in the US. Progent offers the skills of around 12 CCIEs on its remote and on-site IT support group, which is an extraordinarily high number for an independent computer service company.

CCIEs can handle the most difficult problems related to network design, integration, administration, protection, and repair. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal support staff in identifying anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with workarounds or obtaining software patches to resolve problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their depth of expertise enables them to fix seemingly intractable problems quickly. In common instances, less qualified engineers can burn up hours or days struggling with a problem that a certified CCIE can solve in a few minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, but also have a variety of recognized technical credentials such as Microsoft MCSE, and a major network protection credential such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to provide end-to-end services that incorporate a broad range of IT products without incurring extra costs and delays managing multiple consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or national ISPs, and so their services are not readily accessible to the general public. Progent is among the few service providers that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and medium sized businesses. Also, Progent can provide quick contact with a CCIE by phone so that you can get timely support for urgent network problems that are hurting business efficiency but are beyond the scope of your local network maintenance providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your network using state-of-the-art on-line support tools in order to perform fast and affordable analysis and remediation of critical network problems. To learn how to contact a Progent CCIE for fast help with your network, visit Progent's Remote Support.

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