Progent's organizational structure is geared towards making top information technology talent available on short notice and for a reasonable cost. Progent is unmatched in the network support arena for the ability to offer easy, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are elite networking engineers who earn this prestigious certification by passing strenuous testing by Cisco.
CCIE is the top recognition for network engineers, and indicates an individual's technical knowledge at the master level. Individuals who succeed in the two mandatory tests, one written and one in a lab setting, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification typically requires at least three years of real-world seasoning architecting, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting complex Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE certificate also requires experience with Cisco devices and network software, extensive understanding of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and an in-depth understanding of the protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most technically advanced IT certification by CertMag.
The Skills of a CCIE Consultant
CCIE credential recognizes consultants with the knowledge and experience to handle the most challenging tasks in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are regularly updated to grow along with the industry, concentrating on current technologies and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to renew it engineers must take a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIE engineers don't become stale or overly specialized so that they can provide the most advanced approaches to a broad array of challenges associated with the most current connectivity products and technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select class of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals qualify for the CCIE certification, a tiny minority of information technology workers worldwide. In 2010, about 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were located in the United States. Progent retains the skills of about a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site IT support group, which is an extraordinarily high number for an independent small business IT service organization.
CCIEs can handle the most challenging issues involving network design, integration, administration, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate with the highest priority with Cisco's internal support staff in identifying anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network management utilities and developing workarounds or obtaining software updates to correct problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value since their deep experience allows them to solve complex problems rapidly. In many instances, less seasoned engineers can spend many hours or days struggling with a task that an experienced CCIE can solve in a few minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, but have multiple advanced technical credentials including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major security credential such as CISA or CISM. This permits Progent to provide comprehensive solutions that address a wide range of technologies without incurring extra expenses and interruptions managing multiple consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large corporations or national ISPs, and so their skills are not easily available to small businesses. Progent is among the few support providers that makes CCIEs accessible to support small and medium sized businesses. Also, Progent can provide fast contact with a CCIE by phone so that you can get immediate support for urgent network issues that are impacting business productivity but are beyond the scope of your ordinary network maintenance personnel. Progent's CCIE support experts can connect to your environment by means of sophisticated on-line troubleshooting technology in order to provide quick and economical diagnosis and remediation of urgent system trouble. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your IT infrastructure, go to Progent's Online Support Services.
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