Cisco CCIE ConsultantsProgent's organization is optimized to make the best IT skills available on short notice and for a reasonable cost. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting industry for the ability to offer easy, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are elite network professionals who earn this prestigious certification by passing strenuous testing by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier certification for networking consultants, and indicates a person's networking knowledge at the expert level. Candidates who succeed in the two required exams, one written and one in a lab setting, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE typically takes at least three years of practical experience designing, implementing, operating, and repairing sophisticated Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE certificate also requires a familiarity with Cisco devices and Cisco networking software, broad knowledge of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the network protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE certification has been voted the most technically advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE credential identifies engineers with the skills and experience to succeed in the most difficult assignments in their field. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are regularly updated to evolve with network technology, focusing on contemporary environments and real-world applications. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to renew it holders must take a Cisco renewal test. This guarantees that CCIE engineers don't get out of date or too focused so that they can offer the latest solutions to the widest array of problems associated with the most advanced networking products and technology.

CCIEs are a select group of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals achieve the CCIE level, a small minority of IT workers in the industry. In 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the United States. Progent offers the skills of around a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site IT support group, which is an exceptionally high number for a publicly accessible network support firm.

CCIEs can handle the most challenging problems involving network design, deployment, administration, protection, and repair. CCIEs operate closely with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying anomalies with IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with workarounds or obtaining software patches to fix problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value since their deep experience enables them to fix seemingly intractable problems quickly. In many instances, less qualified consultants can spend many hours or even days wrestling with a task that a certified CCIE can solve in a few minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, but have multiple advanced technical credentials including Microsoft MCSE, and a major network protection certification such as CISSP or CISM. This permits Progent to provide complete solutions that incorporate a wide array of IT products without requiring extra expenses and interruptions managing too many specialists.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their help is not easily available to the general public. Progent is one of the few consulting organizations that makes CCIEs available to support small and mid-size companies. In addition, Progent can provide fast contact with a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can get immediate support for urgent network issues that are hurting worker efficiency but are outside the experience of your local network support providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your environment by means of secure on-line troubleshooting tools in order to provide fast and economical analysis and remediation of critical system problems. To find out how to contact a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Remote Support Services.

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