Progent's organizational structure is designed to make top information technology talent accessible quickly and economically. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting arena for the ability to provide convenient, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco CCIEs. Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after networking engineers who qualify for this rare certification only after intense testing by Cisco.
CCIE is the most advanced certification for networking consultants, and certifies a person's technical skills at the expert level. Candidates who succeed in the two mandatory tests, one written and the other in a hands-on lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually takes a minimum of three years of practical seasoning designing, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting large-scale Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco devices and Cisco networking software, broad understanding of LAN/WAN technologies, and an in-depth understanding of the 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 Capabilities of a CCIE Engineer
CCIE credential identifies experts with the knowledge and background to handle the most challenging assignments in networking. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are continually revised to evolve with the state of the art, focusing on current technologies and real-world applications. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to keep it current engineers have to pass a Cisco renewal test. This ensures that CCIEs don't become stale or too specialized so that they can offer the most advanced solutions to the widest array of challenges involving the most recent connectivity technology.
CCIEs are a select class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals make it to the CCIE certification, a tiny fraction of IT workers in the industry. By 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the US. Progent retains the services of around 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site network consulting group, which represents an extraordinarily high number for a publicly accessible computer support organization.
CCIEs can resolve even the most complex problems associated with network planning, integration, administration, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work closely with Cisco's internal support staff in isolating anomalies with IOS Software network administration utilities and developing workarounds or installing software updates to fix problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their depth of experience enables them to fix complex problems quickly. In common cases, less seasoned engineers can spend many hours or days wrestling with a task that an experienced CCIE can resolve in just minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco products, but have a variety of recognized industry certifications including Microsoft MCSE, and an important security certification such as CISSP or CISM. This permits Progent to offer complete services that incorporate a wide range of technologies without incurring extra costs and interruptions orchestrating multiple specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large corporations or national ISPs, and so their help is not readily accessible to small businesses. Progent is among the few support firms that makes CCIEs available to help small and medium sized companies. Also, Progent offers quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can receive timely help for complex network problems that are hurting business productivity but are outside the experience of your local IT support resources. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your environment via sophisticated on-line troubleshooting technology in order to provide quick and affordable analysis and remediation of critical system problems. To learn how to contact a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your network, go to Progent's Remote Support Services.
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