Cisco CCIE Consulting FirmsProgent's organizational structure is designed to make top information technology skills accessible on short notice and affordably. Progent is a leader in the network support arena for the ability to provide easy, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are elite networking engineers who qualify for this prestigious certification by passing strenuous examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the top certification for networking professionals, and certifies an individual's networking skills at the expert level. Candidates who succeed in both of the required tests, one written and the other in a lab environment, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually takes at least three years of real-world seasoning designing, deploying, managing, and repairing complex Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco devices and Cisco networking solutions, broad understanding of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network technologies, and an in-depth understanding of the protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most technically advanced IT 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 assignments in their field. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are regularly updated to evolve with the industry, focusing on current environments and practical problems. The CCIE credential is valid for two years, and to keep it current holders must take a Cisco recertification exam. This guarantees that CCIE engineers don't get out of date or too focused so that they can provide the latest solutions to a broad array of problems involving the most current connectivity products and technology.

CCIEs are a select group of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals qualify for the CCIE credential, a tiny minority of information technology workers in the industry. In 2010, approximately 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were located in the US. Progent offers the skills of around 12 CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site IT support team, which represents an extraordinarily high number for an independent small business IT support organization.

CCIEs can resolve the most difficult issues involving network design, deployment, management, protection, and repair. CCIEs work on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal engineers in identifying problems with Cisco IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with alternate approaches or obtaining software updates to correct problems. CCIEs are an excellent value because their deep experience enables them to resolve seemingly intractable problems quickly. In common instances, less qualified consultants can burn up many hours or days wrestling with a task that an experienced CCIE can solve in just a few minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco technologies, but have a variety of advanced industry certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important security credential such as CISSP or CISM. This permits Progent to offer complete solutions that incorporate a broad array of technologies without incurring needless expenses and interruptions orchestrating too many consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large corporations or national ISPs, and so their help is not easily accessible to the general public. Progent is one of the few service firms that makes CCIEs available to assist small and mid-size businesses. In addition, Progent offers quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can receive immediate support for complex network issues that are impacting business efficiency but are beyond the experience of your ordinary IT maintenance personnel. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your environment via state-of-the-art on-line troubleshooting tools in order to provide quick and affordable analysis and repair of critical system trouble. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely help with your IT infrastructure, go to Progent's Online Support.

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