CCIE Certified Consulting FirmProgent's operational structure is geared towards making top IT talent accessible quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting arena for being able to provide convenient, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are sought-after network professionals who earn this prestigious certification by passing intense examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier recognition for network engineers, and indicates an individual's technical skills at the master level. Candidates who succeed in both of the mandatory exams, one written and the other in a lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification usually requires at least three years of real-world seasoning designing, deploying, operating, and repairing complex Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also requires a familiarity with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking solutions, broad understanding of LAN and WAN technologies, and an in-depth familiarity with the protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE credential has been recognized as the most technically advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a CCIE Engineer
The CCIE credential identifies engineers with the knowledge and experience to succeed in the most difficult tasks in networking. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are continually updated to evolve along with the industry, focusing on contemporary technologies and practical applications. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to renew it engineers need to pass a Cisco recertification exam. This ensures that CCIE engineers don't get out of date or too focused in order that they can offer the latest solutions to a broad array of problems associated with the most recent networking technology.

CCIEs are a highly-select class of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals achieve the CCIE level, a tiny minority of IT workers in the industry. By 2010, approximately 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were registered in the United States. Progent offers the services of around 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its phone-support and on-site IT consulting group, which represents an exceptionally large number for an independent network service firm.

CCIEs can resolve the most complex issues related to network planning, deployment, management, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work closely with Cisco's in-house engineers in isolating anomalies with IOS Software network management utilities and developing workarounds or installing software updates to correct problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value because their deep experience enables them to solve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In many instances, less seasoned consultants can spend hours or days struggling with a task that an experienced CCIE can resolve in a few minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but have a variety of advanced industry credentials such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important network security credential such as CISSP or CISM. This permits Progent to provide comprehensive services that incorporate a wide range of technologies without incurring needless expenses and interruptions managing multiple specialists.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large enterprises or nationwide ISPs, and so their help is not readily available to the general public. Progent is among the rare consulting firms that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and mid-size businesses. In addition, Progent offers quick contact with a CCIE by phone so that you can receive timely support for complex network issues that are impacting business efficiency but are outside the scope of your local IT maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE support experts can connect to your environment using sophisticated on-line troubleshooting tools in order to perform quick and economical analysis and repair of critical network problems. To learn how to talk to a Progent CCIE for fast help with your network, go to Progent's Online Support.

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