CCIE Certified Consulting FirmProgent's organization is geared towards making top IT talent available quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is a leader in the network support industry for the ability to offer easy, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after network professionals who qualify for this prestigious certification only after intense examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced recognition for networking engineers, and indicates an individual's networking knowledge at the master level. Candidates who pass both of the mandatory tests, one written and the other in a hands-on lab setting, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically takes a minimum of three years of practical seasoning architecting, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco devices and network solutions, broad understanding of LAN/WAN technologies, and an in-depth understanding of the protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE certification has been recognized as the most advanced information technology credential by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE credential identifies consultants with the skills and experience to handle the most difficult assignments in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are regularly revised to grow along with the industry, focusing on contemporary environments and practical problems. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to renew it engineers have to take a Cisco recertification exam. This ensures that CCIE engineers don't become out of date or overly specialized so that they can provide the most advanced solutions to a broad array of challenges associated with the most current connectivity technology.

CCIEs are a highly-select group of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals achieve the CCIE credential, a small fraction of IT professionals worldwide. In 2010, approximately 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were registered in the US. Progent offers the services of around a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its phone-support and on-site network consulting group, which represents an exceptionally large number for a publicly accessible small business IT service firm.

CCIEs can resolve even the most challenging problems encountered in network design, deployment, administration, security, and repair. CCIEs work on a privileged basis with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying problems with IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with alternate approaches or obtaining software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value since their deep experience enables them to solve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In many cases, less qualified consultants can spend many hours or days struggling with a problem that a certified CCIE can resolve in a few minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but have a variety of advanced technical certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network security certification such as CISSP or CISM. This allows Progent to provide complete services that address a wide array of IT products without incurring needless expenses and interruptions orchestrating too many consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not readily available to the general public. Progent is among the rare consulting organizations that makes CCIEs accessible to support small and medium sized businesses. In addition, Progent offers fast contact with a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can receive timely support for urgent network issues that are impacting business productivity but are beyond the scope of your local IT support providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your network using sophisticated on-line support technology in order to provide quick and economical diagnosis and remediation of urgent system problems. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your network, go to Progent's Remote Support.

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