Progent's operational structure is optimized to make top network support skills available quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is a leader in the network support arena for the ability to offer easy, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are sought-after network professionals who qualify for this prestigious certification by passing strenuous examination by Cisco.
CCIE is the most advanced certification for network engineers, and certifies an individual's technical skills at the expert level. Candidates who pass the two required exams, one written and one in a hands-on lab environment, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually takes at least three years of practical seasoning architecting, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting complex Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also requires a familiarity with Cisco devices and network solutions, broad understanding of Local and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and a detailed familiarity with the network protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE credential has been recognized as the most technically advanced information technology credential by CertMag.
The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE credential recognizes engineers with the knowledge and experience to handle the most difficult tasks in networking. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are continually updated to evolve along with the state of the art, concentrating on current environments and practical applications. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to renew it consultants have to take a Cisco renewal exam. This guarantees that CCIE engineers don't become out of date or too focused in order that they can provide the most advanced approaches to the widest array of problems involving the most advanced networking technology.
CCIEs are an elite class of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals qualify for the CCIE level, a small fraction of IT workers worldwide. In 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the United States. Progent retains the services of about a dozen CCIEs on its remote and on-site network support team, which represents an extraordinarily high number for an independent small business IT service company.
CCIEs can handle the most complex problems encountered in network planning, integration, administration, security, and repair. CCIEs operate with the highest priority with Cisco's internal support staff in isolating anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration utilities and coming up with workarounds or obtaining software patches to resolve problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value since their depth of expertise allows them to resolve complex problems rapidly. In many instances, less qualified engineers can burn up many hours or even days struggling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can resolve in just minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but also have multiple recognized industry credentials such as Microsoft MCSE, and a major network protection certification such as CISSP or CISM. This allows Progent to provide comprehensive services that address a wide array of IT products without incurring extra expenses and interruptions managing too many specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their help is not easily accessible to the general public. Progent is among the few service firms that makes CCIEs accessible to support small and mid-size companies. Also, Progent offers fast contact with a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can receive timely help for urgent network problems that are impacting worker productivity but are outside the experience of your ordinary IT maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE engineers can connect to your environment by means of state-of-the-art remote support technology in order to provide quick and affordable diagnosis and repair of critical network trouble. To find out how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your network, visit Progent's Online Support Services.
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