CCIE Professional HelpProgent's operational structure is designed to make top information technology talent accessible quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting industry for the ability to offer easy, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are elite networking engineers who earn this rare certification by passing strenuous testing by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced certification for network professionals, and certifies an individual's technical knowledge at the master level. Candidates who succeed in both of the required exams, one written and the other in a lab environment, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually requires a minimum of three years of practical seasoning architecting, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE certificate also demands experience with Cisco devices and network software, extensive knowledge of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and a detailed understanding of the protocols associated with 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 Consultant
The CCIE certification identifies consultants with the skills and experience to succeed in the most challenging tasks in networking. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are continually revised to grow along with network technology, concentrating on current environments and practical problems. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to keep it current holders must pass a Cisco recertification exam. This ensures that CCIE engineers don't get out of date or overly focused in order that they can offer the most advanced solutions to the widest range of problems involving the most advanced networking products and technology.

CCIEs are a select group of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco certified individuals make it to the CCIE level, a tiny fraction of information technology workers in the industry. In 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the US. Progent retains the skills of about 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site network consulting team, which is an exceptionally high number for a publicly accessible small business IT support company.

CCIEs can resolve the most challenging issues associated with network planning, deployment, administration, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal engineers in identifying anomalies with IOS Software network management utilities and developing workarounds or installing software patches to fix problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their depth of experience enables them to fix seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In many instances, less qualified consultants can spend hours or days wrestling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can resolve in just minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco technologies, but also have multiple advanced technical certifications such as Microsoft MCSE, and a major network security certification such as CISSP or CISA. This allows Progent to provide comprehensive services that address a wide array of technologies without requiring extra costs and delays managing multiple consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large corporations or nationwide Internet providers, and so their skills are not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is among the rare support organizations that makes CCIEs available to support small and medium sized companies. Also, Progent can provide fast access to a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can receive timely help for urgent network problems that are impacting worker efficiency but are beyond the experience of your ordinary network maintenance providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your environment using state-of-the-art on-line support technology in order to provide fast and affordable diagnosis and remediation of critical system trouble. To learn how to contact a Progent CCIE for timely help with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Online Support Services.

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