CCIE Certified ConsultingProgent's organization is optimized to make the best network support talent accessible quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting industry for being able to provide convenient, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after networking professionals who earn this rare certification by passing strenuous examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier recognition for networking engineers, and indicates an individual's technical skills at the expert level. Individuals who pass the two required exams, one written and the other in a lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification typically takes a minimum of three years of practical experience designing, implementing, operating, and repairing large-scale Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking software, extensive knowledge of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE credential has been voted the most technically advanced information technology certification by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a CCIE Engineer
CCIE certification identifies consultants with the knowledge and background to succeed in the most challenging tasks in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are regularly revised to grow along with the industry, concentrating on current technologies and practical problems. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to keep it current engineers have to pass a Cisco recertification test. This ensures that CCIE engineers don't get stale or overly focused in order that they can offer the latest solutions to a broad range of problems associated with the most current networking products and technology.

CCIEs are a highly-select class of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals qualify for the CCIE level, a tiny minority of information technology workers worldwide. By 2010, approximately 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the United States. Progent retains the skills of about a dozen CCIEs on its remote and on-site network consulting group, which represents an exceptionally high number for a publicly accessible network support company.

CCIEs can resolve even the most challenging issues related to network design, integration, management, protection, and repair. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal support staff in isolating problems with Cisco IOS Software network management utilities and coming up with alternate approaches or installing software updates to fix problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value since their deep expertise enables them to resolve complex problems quickly. In common cases, less qualified consultants can spend hours or even days wrestling with a problem that a certified CCIE can solve in a few minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but also have a variety of recognized technical certifications such as Microsoft MCSE, and an important network security credential such as CISSP or CISM. This permits Progent to offer end-to-end services that address a broad range of technologies without incurring needless expenses and delays orchestrating too many specialists.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their skills are not readily available to the general public. Progent is among the rare support firms that makes CCIEs available to assist small and medium sized companies. In addition, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can get immediate support for complex network issues that are hurting business productivity but are outside the experience of your ordinary IT maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE support experts can connect to your network by means of the latest remote support tools in order to perform quick and economical analysis and repair of urgent system trouble. To learn how to contact a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, visit Progent's Online Support.

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