Progent's organization is designed to make the best IT talent available on short notice and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the network support arena for the ability to offer easy, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco CCIEs. Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after network engineers who earn this rare certification only after strenuous testing by Cisco.
CCIE is the most advanced certification for network professionals, and certifies an individual's technical skills at the expert level. Candidates who succeed in both of the mandatory exams, one written and the other in a lab setting, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically requires a minimum of three years of practical seasoning architecting, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting complex Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also requires a familiarity with Cisco devices and network solutions, extensive knowledge of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network technologies, and an in-depth familiarity with the protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious 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 engineers with the skills and background to handle the most challenging tasks in networking. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are regularly revised to grow with network technology, concentrating on contemporary technologies and practical problems. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to keep it current engineers have to pass a Cisco recertification exam. This ensures that CCIE engineers do not get stale or overly specialized so that they can offer the most advanced solutions to the widest array of problems involving the most current network and security technology.
CCIEs are a select group of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals make it to the CCIE credential, a tiny fraction of IT workers worldwide. In 2010, about 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were estimated to be in the United States. Progent retains the skills of about 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site IT consulting team, which is an exceptionally large number for a publicly accessible network service firm.
CCIEs can handle even the most difficult issues associated with network planning, integration, administration, security, and repair. CCIEs operate with the highest priority with Cisco's internal engineers in isolating anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network management utilities and developing workarounds or installing software updates to correct problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value since their depth of expertise enables them to resolve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In common cases, less qualified engineers can spend hours or even days struggling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can resolve in minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco products, but have multiple recognized industry certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network protection certification such as CISSP or CISM. This permits Progent to offer end-to-end solutions that incorporate a wide array of technologies without requiring extra costs and interruptions managing too many specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large enterprises or national Internet providers, and so their help is not easily available to the general public. Progent is one of the few consulting providers that makes CCIEs available to support small and mid-size companies. Also, Progent can provide fast contact with a CCIE by phone so that you can receive immediate support for complex network problems that are impacting business productivity but are outside the scope of your ordinary IT support resources. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your environment using sophisticated on-line support technology in order to perform fast and affordable analysis and repair of urgent system problems. To learn how to contact a Progent CCIE for fast help with your IT infrastructure, go to Progent's Remote Support Services.
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