Progent's operational structure is designed to make the best network support talent available quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is unmatched in the network support industry for being able to offer convenient, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after networking engineers who earn this rare certification by passing intense testing by Cisco.
CCIE is the most advanced certification for networking consultants, and certifies a person's technical knowledge at the master level. Candidates who succeed in both of the mandatory exams, one written and the other in a hands-on lab setting, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically requires a minimum of three years of practical experience designing, implementing, operating, and repairing complex Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also demands a familiarity with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking software, extensive knowledge of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and a detailed familiarity with the protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE certification has been voted the most technically advanced information technology credential by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE certification recognizes engineers with the skills and experience to succeed in the most challenging tasks in their field. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are regularly revised to evolve with the industry, concentrating on current environments and practical problems. The CCIE credential is valid for two years, and to keep it current holders have to take a Cisco renewal test. This ensures that CCIEs don't get out of date or too focused in order that they can provide the latest approaches to a broad range of problems associated with the most current network and security technology.
CCIEs are a select group of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals make it to the CCIE credential, a tiny minority of IT workers worldwide. In 2010, about 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were estimated to be in the US. Progent offers the skills of about a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site IT consulting team, which is an extraordinarily high number for a publicly accessible computer service organization.
CCIEs can handle the most complex issues associated with network planning, deployment, management, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work closely with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration utilities and developing alternate approaches or installing software patches to resolve problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their deep experience enables them to resolve seemingly intractable problems quickly. In many cases, less seasoned engineers can burn up hours or days struggling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can solve in just a few minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, but have a variety of advanced technical credentials such as Microsoft MCSE, and a major security certification such as CISA or CISM. This permits Progent to offer complete solutions that incorporate a wide range of technologies without incurring extra expenses and delays orchestrating too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large corporations or national Internet providers, and so their services are not easily available to the general public. Progent is one of the rare service organizations that makes CCIEs available to assist small and medium sized businesses. Also, Progent can provide fast contact with a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can get timely help for complex network problems that are impacting worker productivity but are beyond the experience of your local network maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your environment using the latest remote troubleshooting technology in order to provide fast and affordable analysis and remediation of urgent system trouble. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your network, visit Progent's Remote Support.
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