CCIE ConsultantsProgent's organization is optimized to make the best network support talent available on short notice and for a reasonable cost. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting industry for the ability to provide easy, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after networking professionals who earn this rare certification by passing intense examination by Cisco.

CCIE is the premier recognition for networking professionals, and certifies a person's technical skills at the master level. Candidates who pass both of the required tests, one written and one in a hands-on lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE typically takes a minimum of three years of real-world seasoning designing, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting large-scale Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE certificate also demands a familiarity with Cisco devices and Cisco networking software, extensive knowledge of LAN and WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE certification has been voted the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.

The Capabilities of a CCIE Consultant
The CCIE credential recognizes experts with the skills and experience to succeed in the most difficult tasks in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are continually updated to evolve along with the industry, focusing on current environments and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to keep it current holders have to pass a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIEs don't become stale or too focused in order that they can offer the most advanced approaches to the widest array of challenges involving the most current networking technology.

CCIEs are a select group of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals make it to the CCIE certification, a tiny fraction of IT professionals worldwide. By 2010, approximately 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the United States. Progent offers the skills of about 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site IT consulting group, which represents an exceptionally high number for an independent small business IT service firm.

CCIEs can resolve the most complex problems related to network design, deployment, administration, protection, and repair. CCIEs operate closely with Cisco's internal engineers in identifying anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration utilities and coming up with workarounds or obtaining software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs are an excellent value since their deep expertise allows them to resolve seemingly intractable problems quickly. In many cases, less qualified engineers can burn up many hours or even days wrestling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can resolve in just a few minutes.

Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, but have a variety of recognized technical credentials such as Microsoft MCSE, and an important network protection credential such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to offer complete solutions that incorporate a broad range of IT products without requiring needless costs and delays orchestrating multiple consultants.

Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large corporations or national Internet providers, and so their services are not readily available to the general public. Progent is one of the rare service organizations that makes CCIEs accessible to assist small and mid-size businesses. Also, Progent can provide fast access to a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can get immediate help for complex network issues that are impacting worker efficiency but are beyond the experience of your ordinary IT maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE engineers can tie into your environment by means of the latest on-line support tools in order to provide quick and affordable analysis and remediation of critical system trouble. To learn how to contact a Progent CCIE for timely help with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Online Support Services.

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