Progent's operational structure is geared towards making the best information technology skills accessible quickly and economically. Progent is unmatched in the network support arena for being able to provide convenient, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are sought-after networking professionals who earn this prestigious certification only after intense examination by Cisco.
CCIE is the top recognition for network consultants, and certifies a person's networking knowledge at the expert level. Individuals who succeed in both of the mandatory tests, one written and one in a lab setting, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically requires a minimum of three years of practical seasoning designing, implementing, managing, and repairing complex Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco hardware and network software, extensive knowledge of Local and Wide Area Network technologies, and an in-depth understanding of the protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE credential has been voted the most advanced information technology credential by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a CCIE Consultant
CCIE credential recognizes consultants with the skills and background to handle the most difficult assignments in networking. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are regularly revised to grow with the state of the art, focusing on current environments and practical problems. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to keep it current holders have to pass a Cisco recertification test. This guarantees that CCIEs don't get out of date or too focused so that they can offer the latest approaches to the widest range of problems involving the most current connectivity technology.
CCIEs are an elite class of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals achieve the CCIE certification, a tiny minority of IT professionals worldwide. In 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were registered in the US. Progent offers the services of about a dozen CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site IT support team, which is an extraordinarily large number for a publicly accessible network service firm.
CCIEs can resolve even the most challenging problems associated with network planning, integration, management, protection, and repair. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying anomalies with IOS Software network management utilities and coming up with alternate approaches or obtaining software updates to correct problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value since their deep experience enables them to solve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In common cases, less seasoned consultants can spend many hours or days struggling with a task that a certified CCIE can resolve in just minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco technologies, but also have multiple recognized industry certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important security credential such as CISA or CISM. This permits Progent to offer comprehensive services that incorporate a wide range of IT products without requiring extra expenses and interruptions managing too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or nationwide Internet providers, and so their skills are not easily accessible to the general public. Progent is among the rare service firms that makes CCIEs accessible to support small and medium sized businesses. In addition, Progent can provide fast access to a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can receive timely help for complex network problems that are hurting business efficiency but are outside the scope of your ordinary network support personnel. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your network using the latest remote support tools in order to perform quick and affordable diagnosis and repair of critical network problems. To find out how to talk to a Progent CCIE for fast help with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Online Support Services.
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