Progent's operational structure is geared towards making top IT talent available quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting industry for the ability to offer convenient, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are sought-after networking engineers who qualify for this rare certification by passing strenuous testing by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced recognition for network professionals, and certifies an individual's technical skills at the expert level. Candidates who succeed in the two required tests, one written and one in a hands-on lab environment, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically takes a minimum of three years of real-world experience designing, implementing, operating, and repairing sophisticated Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also demands a familiarity with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking software, extensive understanding of Local and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and a detailed understanding of the network protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE certification has been recognized as the most advanced information technology certification by CertMag.
The Skills of a CCIE Consultant
The CCIE credential recognizes experts with the skills and experience to handle the most difficult assignments in their field. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are continually updated to evolve along with the state of the art, focusing on current environments and real-world applications. The CCIE credential is valid for two years, and to keep it current holders have to pass a Cisco recertification exam. This ensures that CCIE engineers don't become out of date or too specialized in order that they can provide the latest solutions to the widest array of problems involving the most current network and security technology.
CCIEs are a select group of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco qualified individuals make it to the CCIE level, a tiny fraction of IT workers in the industry. By 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were registered in the United States. Progent offers the services of about a dozen CCIEs on its remote and on-site network support team, which is an extraordinarily large number for a publicly accessible computer service firm.
CCIEs can resolve the most complex problems encountered in network design, integration, management, protection, and repair. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying problems with Cisco IOS Software network administration utilities and developing alternate approaches or obtaining software updates to correct problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their deep expertise enables them to solve seemingly intractable problems quickly. In many cases, less qualified engineers can burn up many hours or even days struggling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can solve in just minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but also have a variety of recognized industry certifications including Microsoft MCSE, and a major security certification such as CISSP or CISM. This allows Progent to offer end-to-end services that address a broad array of technologies without incurring extra expenses and delays managing multiple specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their skills are not easily available to small businesses. Progent is among the few service organizations that makes CCIEs available to assist small and mid-size businesses. In addition, Progent can provide fast contact with a CCIE 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 providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your environment using the latest on-line troubleshooting technology in order to perform fast and affordable diagnosis and remediation of urgent system trouble. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your network, go to Progent's Online Support.
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