Progent's organizational structure is geared towards making top information technology talent available on short notice and affordably. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting industry for being able to provide easy, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are elite networking professionals who earn this prestigious certification by passing intense examination by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced recognition for networking professionals, and certifies a person's networking skills at the expert level. Individuals who pass both of the mandatory tests, one written and the other in a hands-on lab environment, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification typically requires a minimum of three years of practical experience architecting, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE certificate also demands a familiarity with Cisco hardware and network software, broad understanding of Local and Wide Area Network technologies, and an in-depth familiarity with the network protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.
The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
The CCIE credential identifies engineers with the skills and experience to succeed in the most difficult tasks in networking. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are continually updated to grow with the state of the art, concentrating on contemporary technologies and practical applications. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to renew it holders must take a Cisco renewal test. This ensures that CCIE engineers don't get stale or overly specialized in order that they can provide the most advanced approaches to the widest array of challenges associated with the most current network and security technology.
CCIEs are a select group of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco qualified individuals qualify for the CCIE certification, a small minority of information technology workers in the industry. By 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the US. Progent offers the skills of about a dozen CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site network consulting group, which is an exceptionally high number for an independent computer support firm.
CCIEs can handle even the most difficult problems associated with network planning, integration, management, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate closely with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying anomalies with IOS Software network management tools and coming up with workarounds or obtaining software patches to fix problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their deep experience allows them to fix seemingly intractable problems quickly. In common instances, less seasoned engineers can burn up many hours or days wrestling with a task that a certified CCIE can resolve in just a few minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco technologies, but have multiple recognized technical certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network protection credential such as CISSP or CISM. This allows Progent to offer comprehensive solutions that address a wide array of IT products without requiring needless costs and delays orchestrating too many specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large corporations or national Internet providers, and so their help is not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is one of the few support firms that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and medium sized companies. Also, Progent offers quick contact with a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can receive immediate help for urgent network problems that are impacting business efficiency but are outside the scope of your ordinary IT maintenance personnel. Progent's CCIE engineers can tie into your environment by means of state-of-the-art remote support tools in order to perform quick and economical diagnosis and repair of critical system problems. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Online Support.
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