CCIE ConsultantsProgent's organization is designed to make top information technology talent available on short notice and economically. Progent is a leader in the network support arena for being able to offer easy, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after network engineers who earn this rare certification by passing strenuous examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the top certification for network professionals, and certifies an individual's technical skills at the expert level. Individuals who pass the two mandatory exams, one written and one in a lab setting, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification usually takes at least three years of real-world seasoning architecting, implementing, operating, and repairing sophisticated Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also requires experience with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking solutions, broad knowledge of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network technologies, and a detailed familiarity with the network protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE credential has been recognized as the most technically advanced IT certification by CertMag.

The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE certification recognizes experts with the skills and background to succeed in the most difficult tasks in their field. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are regularly updated to evolve along with the state of the art, focusing on contemporary environments and practical applications. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to renew it holders must take a Cisco renewal exam. This guarantees that CCIEs do not get stale or overly focused in order that they can provide the latest approaches to a broad range of challenges associated with the most recent connectivity products and technology.

CCIEs are a select class of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco certified professionals make it to the CCIE certification, a tiny minority of information technology professionals in the industry. By 2010, approximately 5,000 CCIEs were located in the United States. Progent retains the services of about a dozen CCIEs on its remote and on-site IT consulting group, which is an extraordinarily high number for an independent computer service company.

CCIEs can resolve even the most difficult issues associated with network design, integration, management, protection, and repair. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's in-house support staff in isolating problems with IOS Software network management utilities and coming up with workarounds or obtaining software patches to correct problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value since their deep experience allows them to fix seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In many cases, less seasoned consultants can burn up many hours or days struggling with a task that an experienced CCIE can resolve in just a few minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but have a variety of recognized industry certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important network protection credential such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to provide end-to-end solutions that incorporate a wide range of IT products without requiring needless costs and delays orchestrating too many specialists.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or national Internet providers, and so their skills are not readily available to small businesses. Progent is one of the few consulting organizations that makes CCIEs available to support small and mid-size companies. Also, Progent can provide fast contact with a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can receive immediate help for complex network issues that are hurting business productivity but are outside the experience of your local network support providers. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your environment by means of state-of-the-art on-line troubleshooting technology in order to provide fast and affordable diagnosis and remediation of urgent network problems. To find out how to contact a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, visit Progent's Online Support Services.

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