Cisco CCIE Consulting FirmsProgent's organization is designed to make top network support talent accessible quickly and affordably. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting arena for the ability to offer easy, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after network professionals who earn this prestigious certification only after strenuous examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced certification for network professionals, and indicates an individual's networking skills at the master level. Individuals who pass both of the mandatory tests, one written and one in a hands-on lab environment, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE typically requires at least three years of practical experience designing, deploying, operating, and repairing complex Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE certificate also requires experience with Cisco devices and Cisco networking software, broad knowledge of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network technologies, and a detailed familiarity with the network protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE credential has been recognized as the most technically advanced information technology certification by CertMag.

The Skills of a CCIE Engineer
CCIE certification recognizes consultants with the skills and experience to succeed in the most difficult assignments in networking. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are regularly revised to evolve along with the state of the art, focusing on contemporary environments and real-world applications. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to keep it current consultants need to take a Cisco renewal test. This ensures that CCIEs don't get stale or too specialized so that they can provide the most advanced approaches to the widest array of challenges involving the most advanced connectivity products and technology.

CCIEs are a highly-select group of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals make it to the CCIE credential, a tiny fraction of IT workers worldwide. By 2010, approximately 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were estimated to be in the US. Progent offers the skills of about 12 CCIEs on its remote and on-site network consulting group, which represents an extraordinarily high number for a publicly accessible network support firm.

CCIEs can resolve even the most complex issues encountered in network design, deployment, administration, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house engineers in identifying anomalies with IOS Software network administration utilities and developing alternate approaches or installing software updates to correct problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value because their deep experience enables them to solve seemingly intractable problems quickly. In common instances, less seasoned engineers can burn up hours or days struggling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can resolve in just minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco products, but have multiple advanced technical credentials including Microsoft MCSE, and an important security credential such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to provide complete solutions that incorporate a broad array of IT products without requiring needless expenses and interruptions managing too many consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not readily accessible to the general public. Progent is among the few service providers that makes CCIEs available to assist small and mid-size companies. In addition, Progent can provide fast contact with a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can receive immediate support for complex network issues that are hurting business productivity but are outside the scope of your local IT maintenance providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your network via the latest on-line support technology in order to perform fast and economical diagnosis and repair of urgent network problems. To learn how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely help with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Remote Support Services.

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