Cisco CCIE Professional HelpProgent's operational structure is optimized to make the best IT skills available quickly and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting arena for the ability to offer convenient, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after network engineers who earn this prestigious certification by passing intense testing by Cisco.

CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier certification for network professionals, and indicates a person's networking knowledge at the master level. Candidates who succeed in the two mandatory exams, one written and the other in a lab setting, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE typically requires at least three years of real-world experience designing, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also requires a familiarity with Cisco devices and Cisco networking solutions, broad understanding of LAN/WAN technologies, and an in-depth understanding of the network protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most technically advanced information technology certification by CertMag.

The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE credential identifies consultants with the knowledge and experience to handle the most challenging tasks in networking. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are continually revised to evolve along with network technology, focusing on current environments and practical problems. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to renew it engineers must take a Cisco recertification test. This ensures that CCIE engineers don't become stale or too specialized in order that they can provide the most advanced solutions to a broad array of challenges involving the most recent connectivity products and technology.

CCIEs are an elite class of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals achieve the CCIE credential, a small fraction of information technology professionals in the industry. By 2010, around 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were registered in the US. Progent retains the skills of around a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its phone-support and on-site network support group, which represents an extraordinarily high number for an independent network support company.

CCIEs can resolve even the most difficult issues associated with network planning, integration, management, security, and repair. CCIEs work closely with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying anomalies with IOS Software network management tools and coming up with alternate approaches or installing software patches to fix problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their depth of experience allows them to solve seemingly intractable problems quickly. In common cases, less seasoned engineers can spend many hours or days struggling with a task that an experienced CCIE can resolve in just a few minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco products, but have multiple recognized technical certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network security certification such as CISSP or CISA. This allows Progent to offer complete solutions that address a wide array of technologies without incurring needless expenses and interruptions orchestrating multiple 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 small businesses. Progent is one of the few support firms that makes CCIEs available to support small and medium sized companies. Also, Progent offers quick access to a CCIE by phone so that you can receive timely support for urgent network problems that are hurting worker productivity but are outside the experience of your ordinary IT maintenance providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your network by means of secure remote support tools in order to perform fast and economical analysis and repair of critical network problems. To learn how to talk to a Progent CCIE for fast help with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Online Support Services.

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