Progent's operational structure is designed to make top information technology skills available on short notice and for a reasonable cost. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting industry for the ability to provide convenient, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are elite networking engineers who earn this prestigious certification only after strenuous examination by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced recognition for network consultants, and certifies a person's technical knowledge at the master level. Individuals who succeed in the two required tests, one written and one in a lab setting, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification typically requires a minimum of three years of real-world experience architecting, deploying, operating, and repairing sophisticated Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also demands experience with Cisco hardware and network software, broad knowledge of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and a detailed understanding of the network protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
The CCIE credential identifies consultants with the skills and background to handle the most difficult assignments in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are regularly updated to evolve with the industry, focusing on contemporary technologies and practical problems. The CCIE credential is valid for two years, and to renew it consultants need to take a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIEs do not become stale or overly specialized so that they can provide the most advanced solutions to a broad range of challenges associated with the most current connectivity products and technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals achieve the CCIE level, a tiny minority of information technology workers worldwide. By 2010, approximately 5,000 CCIEs were registered in the US. Progent retains the skills of about 12 CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site IT support group, which is an exceptionally high number for a publicly accessible small business IT support company.
CCIEs can handle even the most complex problems encountered in network planning, integration, administration, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's internal support staff in isolating problems with Cisco IOS Software network administration utilities and developing workarounds or installing software updates to fix problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their deep expertise enables them to solve complex problems quickly. In many cases, less seasoned engineers can spend hours or days wrestling with a problem that a certified CCIE can solve in a few minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco technologies, but also have multiple advanced technical certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network security credential such as CISSP or CISM. This permits Progent to offer complete solutions that address a broad array of technologies without incurring needless expenses and delays managing multiple consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not readily accessible to small businesses. Progent is among the few support firms that makes CCIEs available to assist small and mid-size businesses. Also, Progent offers fast contact with a CCIE online so that you can receive timely support for complex network problems that are impacting worker efficiency but are outside the experience of your ordinary network support resources. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your environment by means of secure remote support technology in order to perform fast and affordable diagnosis and repair of critical network trouble. To learn how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, visit Progent's Online Support Services.
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