Progent's organizational structure is optimized to make the best information technology skills accessible quickly and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting industry for being able to provide convenient, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are elite network professionals who qualify for this prestigious certification by passing intense testing by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the top recognition for network consultants, and indicates an individual's technical skills at the master level. Candidates who succeed in the two required tests, one written and one in a hands-on lab setting, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification usually requires a minimum of three years of real-world seasoning architecting, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting complex Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE credential also demands experience with Cisco devices and Cisco networking solutions, broad knowledge of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and a detailed familiarity with the protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE credential has been recognized as the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE certification recognizes engineers with the skills and experience to handle the most challenging assignments in networking. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are regularly updated to evolve along with the state of the art, focusing on current technologies and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to renew it holders must pass a Cisco recertification exam. This guarantees that CCIEs do not become stale or overly specialized so that they can offer the latest solutions to a broad range of challenges associated with the most current networking products and technology.
CCIEs are an elite group of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals achieve the CCIE level, a tiny fraction of information technology professionals in the industry. In 2010, about 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were located in the United States. Progent retains the services of around a dozen CCIEs on its remote and on-site network consulting group, which is an extraordinarily high number for an independent small business IT support organization.
CCIEs can resolve the most complex issues associated with network design, deployment, management, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate with the highest priority with Cisco's internal support staff in isolating anomalies with IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with alternate approaches or obtaining software updates to correct problems. CCIEs are an excellent value since their depth of expertise allows them to resolve complex problems rapidly. In common cases, less seasoned consultants can spend many hours or days wrestling with a task that an experienced CCIE can solve in just minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco products, but also have a variety of advanced technical certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major security credential such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to offer complete solutions that address a broad range of IT products without requiring needless expenses and delays managing too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not easily available to the general public. Progent is one of the rare consulting firms that makes CCIEs available to assist small and mid-size businesses. In addition, Progent offers fast access to a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can get immediate help for urgent network problems that are impacting worker efficiency but are beyond the experience of your local IT support providers. Progent's CCIE support experts can connect to your environment using secure on-line support tools in order to perform quick and affordable diagnosis and remediation of critical system trouble. To find out how to contact a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, visit Progent's Online Support.
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