Progent's organizational structure is designed to make top IT talent accessible quickly and economically. Progent is a leader in the network support arena for the ability to provide easy, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are elite network professionals who qualify for this prestigious certification by passing strenuous testing by Cisco.
CCIE is the premier certification for network professionals, and certifies an individual's networking skills at the expert level. Individuals who succeed in both of the mandatory tests, one written and one in a hands-on lab environment, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification typically requires a minimum of three years of practical seasoning architecting, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting complex Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE certificate also requires a familiarity with Cisco hardware and network solutions, broad knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies, and a detailed understanding of 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 Skills of a CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE certification identifies consultants with the knowledge and experience to handle the most difficult tasks in networking. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are continually revised to grow along with the industry, focusing on contemporary environments and real-world applications. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to renew it engineers need to take a Cisco renewal test. This guarantees that CCIEs do not become out of date or too focused so that they can provide the latest solutions to the widest range of problems associated with the most advanced network and security technology.
CCIEs are a select class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals make it to the CCIE certification, a small minority of information technology professionals in the industry. In 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were located in the United States. Progent offers the skills of around a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its phone-support and on-site network consulting group, which is an exceptionally large number for an independent computer support organization.
CCIEs can handle even the most complex issues related to network design, integration, administration, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house engineers in isolating problems with IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with workarounds or obtaining software patches to resolve problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their depth of expertise enables them to fix complex problems quickly. In common cases, less qualified engineers can spend hours or even days struggling with a task that a certified CCIE can solve in a few minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, but also have multiple recognized industry certifications including Microsoft MCSE, and an important network protection credential such as CISA or CISM. This permits Progent to provide comprehensive services that incorporate a broad range of technologies without requiring needless expenses and interruptions orchestrating too many specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their help is not readily available to small businesses. Progent is one of the rare service firms that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and medium sized companies. In addition, Progent offers fast contact with a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can receive timely support for complex network problems that are impacting worker productivity but are outside the scope of your local IT support personnel. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your environment using the latest on-line support tools in order to perform quick and affordable analysis and repair of critical system trouble. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Remote Support.
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