Progent'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 network support industry for being able to provide easy, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are sought-after network engineers who qualify for this rare certification only after intense testing by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the top certification for network professionals, and indicates a person's technical skills at the expert level. Individuals who pass the two required exams, one written and the other in a lab environment, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually requires at least three years of practical experience architecting, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also demands experience with Cisco hardware and network solutions, extensive understanding of Local and Wide Area Network technologies, and an in-depth familiarity with the protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most advanced information technology certification by CertMag.
The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE credential recognizes experts with the knowledge and background to handle the most difficult assignments in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are continually updated to grow with the industry, concentrating on contemporary environments and real-world applications. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to keep it current holders have to pass a Cisco renewal test. This guarantees that CCIEs don't become out of date or too specialized in order that they can provide the latest solutions to the widest range of challenges involving the most recent network and security products and technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select group of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals qualify for the CCIE level, a tiny minority of information technology professionals in the industry. By 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were located in the United States. Progent offers the skills of about a dozen CCIEs on its remote and on-site IT consulting team, which represents an extraordinarily high number for a publicly accessible small business IT support firm.
CCIEs can handle the most complex issues encountered in network design, integration, management, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal engineers in isolating anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network management tools and coming up with alternate approaches or obtaining software patches to fix problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their deep experience allows them to solve seemingly intractable problems quickly. In common instances, less seasoned consultants can spend many hours or even days struggling with a problem that a certified CCIE can solve in just a few minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco products, but also have multiple recognized technical certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network protection certification such as CISSP or CISM. This allows Progent to offer comprehensive services that incorporate a wide array of technologies without incurring extra costs and interruptions managing too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large enterprises or nationwide ISPs, and so their skills are not readily available to small businesses. Progent is one of the few consulting providers that makes CCIEs accessible to assist small and medium sized businesses. Also, Progent offers quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can get immediate support for urgent network issues that are impacting worker efficiency but are outside the experience of your local IT maintenance providers. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your environment by means of the latest remote troubleshooting technology in order to provide quick and economical diagnosis and remediation of critical network problems. To find out how to talk to a Progent CCIE for fast help with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Remote Support.
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