CCIE Certified ConsultingProgent's organization is geared towards making top network support skills available on short notice and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting industry for the ability to offer convenient, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are sought-after network engineers who qualify for this rare certification by passing intense examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced recognition for network consultants, and certifies an individual's technical skills at the expert level. Individuals who pass the two required tests, one written and the other in a lab setting, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification usually takes a minimum of three years of practical seasoning architecting, implementing, operating, and repairing complex Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also demands a familiarity with Cisco devices and Cisco networking solutions, extensive understanding of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network technologies, and an in-depth understanding of the network protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE certification has been voted the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE certification recognizes consultants with the skills and background to handle the most difficult assignments in networking. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are regularly revised to grow with the state of the art, focusing on contemporary environments and real-world applications. The CCIE credential is valid for two years, and to keep it current consultants need to take a Cisco renewal exam. This guarantees that CCIE engineers do not become stale or too specialized in order that they can provide the latest approaches to a broad range of problems involving the most current connectivity technology.

CCIEs are an elite class of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco certified individuals qualify for the CCIE credential, a small minority of IT professionals worldwide. In 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were registered in the US. Progent retains the skills of about 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site network support group, which represents an extraordinarily large number for a publicly accessible network service organization.

CCIEs can handle even the most challenging problems involving network design, deployment, management, protection, and repair. CCIEs work on a privileged basis with Cisco's in-house support staff in isolating anomalies with IOS Software network management tools and developing alternate approaches or obtaining software updates to correct problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value since their deep experience enables them to resolve complex problems quickly. In common cases, less qualified engineers can spend many hours or even days wrestling with a task that an experienced CCIE can resolve in just a few minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but have multiple advanced industry credentials including Microsoft MCSE, and an important network protection certification such as CISSP or CISM. This allows Progent to offer complete services that address a wide array of technologies without requiring extra costs and interruptions orchestrating too many consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large corporations or nationwide Internet providers, and so their services are not easily available to small businesses. Progent is among the rare service providers that makes CCIEs available to help small and medium sized businesses. Also, Progent offers quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can get timely help for urgent network issues that are impacting worker efficiency but are outside the scope of your ordinary IT maintenance providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your network by means of sophisticated on-line support technology in order to provide fast and economical diagnosis and remediation of urgent network problems. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your network, go to Progent's Remote Support Services.

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