Progent's organizational structure is optimized to make the best IT talent available on short notice and for a reasonable cost. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting arena for being able to provide easy, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are sought-after network professionals who earn this rare certification only after strenuous testing by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced certification for network professionals, and certifies an individual's technical skills at the master level. Candidates who succeed in the two required tests, one written and one in a lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE typically takes a minimum of three years of real-world seasoning architecting, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting large-scale Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE credential also requires a familiarity with Cisco hardware and network solutions, broad understanding of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and a detailed understanding of the protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE credential has been recognized as the most technically advanced IT certification by CertMag.
The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE certification identifies experts with the skills and experience to handle the most difficult assignments in networking. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are regularly updated to grow along with the state of the art, concentrating on current environments and practical problems. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to keep it current holders must take a Cisco recertification test. This guarantees that CCIEs do not get stale or overly specialized in order that they can offer the most advanced solutions to the widest array of challenges involving the most recent connectivity technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco certified professionals achieve the CCIE certification, a tiny minority of information technology professionals worldwide. By 2010, approximately 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were registered in the US. Progent offers the skills of around a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site network support group, which is an extraordinarily large number for a publicly accessible computer service company.
CCIEs can handle even the most complex issues encountered in network design, integration, administration, security, and repair. CCIEs operate with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house engineers in isolating anomalies with IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with workarounds or installing software updates to fix problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value because their depth of experience enables them to solve complex problems quickly. In many instances, less seasoned engineers can spend many hours or days struggling with a task that an experienced CCIE can solve in just a few minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but also have a variety of recognized technical certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important network security credential such as CISSP or CISM. This allows Progent to provide end-to-end solutions that address a wide range of IT products without incurring needless costs and delays orchestrating multiple consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large corporations or national Internet providers, and so their services are not readily available to the general public. Progent is one of the rare support organizations that makes CCIEs available to help small and medium sized companies. Also, Progent offers fast access to a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can receive immediate support for urgent network problems that are hurting business efficiency but are beyond the experience of your ordinary network support providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your environment using the latest remote troubleshooting technology in order to perform quick and affordable analysis and repair of critical system trouble. To learn how to contact a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your network, go to Progent's Remote Support Services.
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