CCIE Certified ConsultantsProgent's organization is optimized to make top IT skills available quickly and economically. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting industry for the ability to provide easy, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are sought-after networking professionals who qualify for this prestigious certification by passing intense examination by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier recognition for networking professionals, and indicates a person's technical knowledge at the master level. Individuals who succeed in both of the mandatory tests, one written and one in a hands-on lab setting, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE typically takes at least three years of practical experience designing, deploying, managing, and repairing sophisticated Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also demands experience with Cisco devices and network software, broad understanding of LAN and WAN mechanisms, and a detailed familiarity with the network protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
The CCIE certification recognizes engineers with the skills and experience to handle the most challenging assignments in networking. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are regularly revised to grow along with the industry, concentrating on current technologies and practical problems. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to keep it current consultants need to pass a Cisco renewal test. This guarantees that CCIE engineers don't get out of date or overly focused in order that they can provide the latest approaches to the widest range of challenges involving the most recent networking technology.

CCIEs are a select group of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals qualify for 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 skills of about a dozen CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site network support team, which represents an exceptionally large number for a publicly accessible computer support company.

CCIEs can resolve even the most complex issues involving network planning, deployment, management, protection, and repair. CCIEs operate with the highest priority with Cisco's internal engineers in identifying anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration utilities and developing workarounds or installing software patches to resolve problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their deep expertise allows them to solve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In many instances, less qualified consultants can spend many hours or days struggling with a problem that a certified CCIE can solve in just minutes.

The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but have multiple recognized technical certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important security credential such as CISSP or CISA. This allows Progent to provide comprehensive services that address a broad range of technologies without incurring needless expenses and interruptions orchestrating multiple consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large corporations or national ISPs, and so their help is not readily available to small businesses. Progent is one of the rare service firms that makes CCIEs accessible to support small and medium sized companies. Also, Progent offers fast access to a CCIE by phone so that you can receive immediate support for complex network issues that are impacting business efficiency but are outside the experience of your local network support providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your network by means of secure on-line troubleshooting tools in order to perform fast and affordable diagnosis and repair of urgent system problems. To learn how to contact a Progent CCIE for fast help with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Remote Support Services.

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