CCIE Consulting FirmsProgent's organization is designed to make top network support skills accessible quickly and economically. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting industry for being able to provide easy, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are elite networking professionals who qualify for this prestigious certification by passing strenuous examination by Cisco.

CCIE is the top recognition for networking consultants, and certifies an individual's networking skills at the master level. Candidates who succeed in the two mandatory exams, one written and the other in a lab setting, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically takes a minimum of three years of real-world seasoning architecting, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting complex Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco hardware and network software, broad understanding of Local and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the network protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most advanced information technology certification by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE certification recognizes experts with the skills and background to handle the most challenging assignments in networking. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are regularly updated to grow along with network technology, concentrating on contemporary technologies and practical problems. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to renew it engineers have to pass a Cisco renewal exam. This guarantees that CCIE engineers do not get out of date or overly focused so that they can provide the latest approaches to the widest range of problems associated with the most current network and security products and technology.

CCIEs are a select class of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals achieve the CCIE credential, a small fraction of information technology professionals in the industry. In 2010, approximately 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were estimated to be in the United States. Progent offers the skills of around 12 CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site IT support group, which represents an extraordinarily high number for an independent network support organization.

CCIEs can handle even the most challenging problems involving network design, deployment, management, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal support staff in isolating anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration tools and developing alternate approaches or installing software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value since their deep expertise enables them to resolve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In many cases, less qualified consultants can burn up hours or even days wrestling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can solve in a few minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but also have multiple recognized industry credentials including Microsoft MCSE, and an important network protection credential such as CISSP or CISM. This allows Progent to provide complete services that address a broad array of IT products without requiring extra costs and delays orchestrating multiple specialists.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their help is not readily available to the general public. Progent is one of the rare support firms that makes CCIEs accessible to support small and medium sized businesses. In addition, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE by phone so that you can get timely help for complex network problems that are impacting worker efficiency but are beyond the scope of your ordinary IT maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE engineers can tie into your environment via the latest remote support technology in order to perform fast and affordable diagnosis and repair of urgent network problems. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your network, visit Progent's Remote Support Services.

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