CCIE Consulting and Support ServicesProgent's organization is geared towards making top IT skills available quickly and affordably. Progent is a leader in the network support arena for being able to offer easy, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after networking professionals who qualify for this prestigious certification only after strenuous examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier recognition for network consultants, and indicates an individual's networking knowledge at the master level. Individuals who pass both of the required tests, one written and the other in a lab setting, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification usually requires a minimum of three years of real-world seasoning architecting, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting complex Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE credential also demands a familiarity with Cisco devices and Cisco networking solutions, broad understanding of LAN/WAN technologies, and a detailed understanding of the network protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE credential has been recognized as the most technically advanced IT certification by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a CCIE Engineer
The CCIE certification recognizes experts with the skills and experience to handle the most challenging assignments in networking. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are continually updated to grow along with the state of the art, concentrating on current technologies and practical applications. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to keep it current holders have to pass a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIEs don't become out of date or too focused in order that they can offer the latest solutions to the widest range of challenges associated with the most current network and security technology.

CCIEs are a highly-select group of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco certified professionals achieve the CCIE level, a small minority of IT professionals in the industry. In 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were registered in the United States. Progent retains the services of around 12 CCIEs on its remote and on-site IT consulting team, which represents an exceptionally high number for a publicly accessible computer service firm.

CCIEs can resolve even the most complex problems associated with network planning, integration, management, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house engineers in isolating problems with Cisco IOS Software network administration tools and developing alternate approaches or obtaining software patches to fix problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value since their deep expertise enables them to fix seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In common cases, less qualified consultants can spend hours or even days struggling with a problem 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 Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important security certification such as CISA or CISM. This permits Progent to offer comprehensive services that address a broad array of technologies without incurring extra expenses and delays managing multiple specialists.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large corporations or national ISPs, and so their help is not readily available to the general public. Progent is one of the rare consulting providers that makes CCIEs available to support small and mid-size businesses. In addition, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE online so that you can get timely support for complex network issues that are hurting business productivity but are outside the scope of your local network support resources. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your network via the latest on-line support technology in order to perform fast and economical diagnosis and remediation of urgent network trouble. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast help with your network, visit Progent's Online Support.

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