Cisco CCIE Consulting FirmsProgent's organization is designed to make the best network support skills available on short notice and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting industry for being able to offer easy, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are elite networking professionals who qualify for this prestigious certification only after intense examination by Cisco.

CCIE is the most advanced certification for networking engineers, and certifies an individual's networking knowledge at the master level. Candidates who pass both of the mandatory exams, one written and the other in a lab setting, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification usually takes at least three years of real-world experience architecting, deploying, operating, and repairing sophisticated Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE certificate also demands a familiarity with Cisco hardware and network solutions, extensive understanding 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 certification has been recognized as the most advanced information technology credential by CertMag.

The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
The CCIE credential recognizes consultants with the skills and experience to handle the most challenging tasks in their field. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are continually revised to grow along with network technology, concentrating on contemporary environments and practical problems. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to renew it consultants must take a Cisco recertification exam. This ensures that CCIEs do not become stale or overly focused in order that they can offer the most advanced approaches to a broad array of challenges involving the most current networking products and technology.

CCIEs are an elite group of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified individuals make it to the CCIE credential, a tiny minority of information technology workers worldwide. By 2010, approximately 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were registered in the US. Progent retains the services of around 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site IT support group, which represents an extraordinarily large number for a publicly accessible small business IT support firm.

CCIEs can handle the most challenging problems encountered in network planning, integration, administration, security, and repair. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal engineers in isolating anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration utilities and coming up with workarounds or installing software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value since their deep experience allows them to resolve complex problems rapidly. In common cases, less qualified consultants can burn up hours or days struggling with a task that a certified CCIE can solve in just a few minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but also have multiple advanced technical credentials such as Microsoft MCSE, and a major security credential such as CISSP or CISA. This permits Progent to provide comprehensive solutions that address a broad array of IT products without incurring extra costs and delays managing too many consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large enterprises or national ISPs, and so their help is not easily accessible to the general public. Progent is among the rare consulting firms that makes CCIEs available to help small and mid-size companies. In addition, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE online so that you can receive immediate help for complex network issues that are hurting business productivity but are outside the experience of your local network maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your environment via secure on-line troubleshooting technology in order to perform quick and affordable analysis and repair of urgent system problems. To find out how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, visit Progent's Remote Support.

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