CCIE Certified EngineersProgent's organizational structure is geared towards making the best IT skills available quickly and affordably. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting arena for the ability to offer convenient, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are elite networking engineers who qualify for this prestigious certification by passing intense examination by Cisco.

CCIE is the most advanced certification for networking engineers, and indicates an individual's technical knowledge at the expert level. Candidates who pass the two mandatory exams, one written and the other in a hands-on lab setting, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically requires at least three years of practical seasoning designing, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting complex Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also demands experience with Cisco devices and network software, broad understanding of Local and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and a detailed familiarity with the network protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most advanced information technology credential by CertMag.

The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
CCIE certification identifies experts with the knowledge and background to handle the most challenging tasks in their field. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are regularly revised to evolve with the state of the art, concentrating on current technologies and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to renew it engineers need to take a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIEs do not become out of date or too specialized in order that they can offer the most advanced approaches to a broad range of challenges involving the most recent network and security products and technology.

CCIEs are an elite class of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals make it to the CCIE credential, a tiny minority of IT workers worldwide. By 2010, about 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were located in the United States. Progent offers the services of around a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its phone-support and on-site network support team, which represents an exceptionally large number for a publicly accessible network support organization.

CCIEs can resolve even the most difficult problems related to network planning, deployment, management, security, and repair. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal support staff in identifying problems with Cisco IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with alternate approaches or installing software updates to correct problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their depth of experience allows them to solve complex problems quickly. In common cases, less seasoned consultants can burn up many hours or days wrestling with a task that an experienced CCIE can solve in a few minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, but have multiple recognized technical credentials such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network protection credential such as CISSP or CISM. This allows Progent to offer end-to-end services that address a broad range of technologies without requiring needless costs and delays orchestrating too many consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large corporations or national Internet providers, and so their skills are not easily available to small businesses. Progent is among the rare support organizations that makes CCIEs accessible to support small and medium sized businesses. Also, Progent can provide fast contact with a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can get immediate help for urgent network issues that are impacting business efficiency but are outside the scope of your ordinary network support resources. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your network by means of secure remote troubleshooting technology in order to perform fast and affordable analysis and repair of urgent network trouble. To find out how to contact a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your network, go to Progent's Online Support Services.

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