Cisco CCIE ExpertiseProgent's operational structure is geared towards making top IT skills accessible quickly and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the network support industry for the ability to provide convenient, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after network engineers who earn this rare certification only after intense examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced recognition for network engineers, and indicates a person's networking knowledge at the expert level. Individuals who pass the two mandatory exams, one written and the other in a hands-on lab setting, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification usually takes at least three years of real-world experience designing, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting large-scale Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also requires a familiarity with Cisco devices and network solutions, extensive knowledge of Local and Wide Area Network technologies, and an in-depth understanding of the protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE certification has been recognized as the most technically advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
The CCIE certification recognizes engineers with the knowledge and background to succeed in the most challenging assignments in their field. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are regularly updated to evolve with network technology, concentrating on contemporary technologies and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to renew it holders must take a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIEs do not get out of date or too focused so that they can offer the most advanced approaches to a broad range of challenges involving the most advanced network and security products and technology.

CCIEs are an elite group of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified individuals achieve the CCIE certification, a tiny minority of information technology professionals worldwide. In 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were located in the US. Progent offers the skills of about 12 CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site network consulting group, which is an extraordinarily large number for a publicly accessible network support organization.

CCIEs can handle even the most complex issues associated with network planning, deployment, administration, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's internal engineers in isolating anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration tools and developing alternate approaches or installing software patches to resolve problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value because their deep expertise allows them to fix seemingly intractable problems quickly. In many cases, less qualified consultants can spend hours or even days wrestling with a task that a certified CCIE can solve in just a few minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, but also have a variety of advanced technical credentials including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important security credential such as CISSP or CISA. This allows Progent to provide end-to-end solutions that address a broad range of technologies without requiring needless expenses and interruptions orchestrating multiple specialists.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large enterprises or national Internet providers, and so their help is not easily available to the general public. Progent is among the few consulting providers that makes CCIEs accessible to assist small and medium sized businesses. Also, Progent can provide fast access to a CCIE by phone so that you can get timely help for urgent network problems that are impacting worker productivity but are beyond the experience of your ordinary IT support personnel. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your environment using state-of-the-art on-line troubleshooting tools in order to perform fast and affordable diagnosis and repair of critical network problems. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, go to Progent's Online Support.

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