Cisco CCIE Consulting FirmsProgent's organization is designed to make the best network support skills accessible quickly and affordably. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting industry for the ability to provide convenient, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are sought-after network engineers who qualify for this prestigious certification by passing intense examination by Cisco.

CCIE is the premier certification for network professionals, and indicates a person's networking skills at the expert level. Individuals who pass both of the mandatory tests, one written and the other in a lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification typically requires at least three years of practical experience designing, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco devices and network software, broad knowledge of LAN and WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the network protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE credential has been recognized as the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a CCIE Engineer
The CCIE certification identifies experts with the skills and experience to handle the most difficult assignments in networking. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are continually updated to grow with the state of the art, concentrating on current technologies and practical applications. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to keep it current consultants have to pass a Cisco renewal exam. This guarantees that CCIE engineers don't get stale or too specialized so that they can provide the latest approaches to a broad range of challenges associated with the most advanced network and security products and technology.

CCIEs are a highly-select class of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco certified individuals achieve the CCIE credential, a tiny fraction of information technology professionals worldwide. In 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the US. Progent retains the skills of around 12 CCIEs on its remote and on-site network support group, which represents an exceptionally high number for an independent small business IT support organization.

CCIEs can handle the most challenging issues related to network design, integration, management, protection, 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 alternate approaches or obtaining software updates to correct problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value since their depth of expertise allows them to solve complex problems rapidly. In many instances, less seasoned engineers can spend many hours or even days struggling with a problem that a certified CCIE can resolve in just a few minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco technologies, but have a variety of advanced industry certifications such as Microsoft MCSE, and a major security credential such as CISSP or CISM. This permits Progent to offer complete solutions that incorporate a broad range of IT products without requiring needless costs and delays managing too many specialists.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not easily available to small businesses. Progent is one of the few service providers that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and medium sized businesses. Also, Progent offers quick contact with a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can receive timely support for urgent network problems that are impacting business efficiency but are beyond the experience of your local IT support resources. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your environment by means of the latest on-line troubleshooting technology in order to perform fast and affordable analysis and repair of critical system problems. To find out how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Remote Support Services.

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