CCIE Certified ConsultantsProgent's organizational structure is designed to make top IT talent accessible quickly and economically. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting arena for the ability to offer easy, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. Cisco-certified CCIEs are elite networking professionals who qualify for this rare certification only after strenuous examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the top certification for network professionals, and certifies a person's technical skills at the master level. Candidates who succeed in both of the mandatory tests, one written and the other in a lab environment, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually takes a minimum of three years of practical seasoning architecting, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE credential also demands a familiarity with Cisco hardware and network software, broad knowledge of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth understanding of the protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE certification has been voted the most advanced information technology certification by CertMag.

The Skills of a CCIE Engineer
CCIE certification identifies consultants with the knowledge and experience to succeed in the most difficult assignments in networking. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are continually revised to grow with the state of the art, focusing on current environments and practical applications. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to renew it consultants have to take a Cisco recertification exam. This guarantees that CCIE engineers don't get out of date or too focused in order that they can provide the most advanced approaches to a broad range of challenges associated with the most recent connectivity technology.

CCIEs are a select class of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco certified professionals qualify for the CCIE credential, a tiny minority of information technology professionals worldwide. In 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were registered in the US. Progent retains the skills of around a dozen CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site IT support team, which represents an extraordinarily large number for an independent computer service firm.

CCIEs can resolve the most complex problems associated with network design, deployment, administration, security, and repair. CCIEs work closely with Cisco's internal engineers in identifying problems with IOS Software network management tools and coming up with alternate approaches or installing software patches to fix problems. CCIEs are an excellent value because their deep experience enables them to fix complex problems quickly. In common instances, less qualified engineers can spend hours or days wrestling with a problem that a certified CCIE can resolve in just a few minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but have multiple recognized technical credentials such as Microsoft MCSE, and a major network security credential such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to provide complete solutions that address a wide range of IT products without incurring needless expenses and interruptions managing too many consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large corporations or national Internet providers, and so their skills are not easily accessible to the general public. Progent is among the few support organizations that makes CCIEs available to assist small and medium sized companies. Also, Progent offers fast contact with a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can get timely help for complex network issues that are hurting worker efficiency but are beyond the experience of your ordinary network maintenance providers. Progent's CCIE support experts can connect to your network using state-of-the-art remote troubleshooting tools in order to provide quick and affordable diagnosis and repair of urgent network problems. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, visit Progent's Remote Support Services.

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