Progent's organization is optimized to make top network support skills available on short notice and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the network support industry for the ability to offer easy, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are elite networking professionals who earn this prestigious certification only after strenuous examination by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced certification for network engineers, and certifies a person's networking skills at the expert level. Candidates who pass both of the required tests, one written and the other in a hands-on lab environment, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually requires at least three years of practical experience architecting, implementing, managing, and repairing complex Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE credential also demands a familiarity with Cisco devices and network solutions, broad understanding of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the network protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE certification has been voted the most advanced IT certification by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE certification identifies engineers with the skills and background to succeed in the most difficult tasks in their field. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are regularly revised to grow along with network technology, focusing on current technologies and practical problems. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to renew it consultants must take a Cisco recertification exam. This ensures that CCIEs don't become stale or too focused in order that they can offer the most advanced solutions to the widest array of challenges involving the most recent network and security products and technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select class of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco certified individuals qualify for the CCIE certification, a tiny fraction of information technology workers in the industry. By 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were located in the US. Progent retains the skills of around a dozen CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site network consulting team, which represents an exceptionally high number for an independent network service organization.
CCIEs can resolve even the most challenging issues related to network design, deployment, administration, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's internal support staff in identifying problems with Cisco IOS Software network management tools and coming up with workarounds or installing software updates to fix problems. CCIEs are an excellent value since their deep experience allows them to fix seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In many instances, less qualified consultants can burn up many hours or days wrestling with a task that an experienced CCIE can resolve in just a few minutes.
Most 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 a major network protection certification such as CISSP or CISA. This allows Progent to provide end-to-end services that incorporate a broad range of technologies without incurring extra costs and interruptions managing too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is among the few consulting providers that makes CCIEs accessible to support small and medium sized companies. Also, Progent offers fast contact with a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can receive timely support for urgent network issues that are hurting business productivity but are beyond the scope of your ordinary network maintenance personnel. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your network using state-of-the-art on-line troubleshooting technology in order to perform fast and affordable diagnosis and repair of critical network problems. To learn how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your network, go to Progent's Remote Support Services.
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