Progent's organizational structure is designed to make the best IT skills accessible on short notice and for a reasonable cost. Progent is unmatched in the network support arena for being able to offer convenient, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after network professionals who earn this prestigious certification by passing intense examination by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the top certification for networking engineers, and certifies an individual's networking skills at the expert level. Candidates who pass both of the required tests, one written and one in a lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE typically takes a minimum of three years of practical experience designing, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting large-scale Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also demands a familiarity with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking software, extensive understanding of LAN and WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth understanding of the network protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE certification has been recognized as the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.
The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE certification identifies experts with the skills and background to succeed in the most challenging assignments in networking. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are continually updated to grow with the industry, concentrating on contemporary environments and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to renew it engineers must take a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIEs don't get out of date or too focused so that they can offer the most advanced approaches to the widest array of challenges involving the most advanced network and security products and technology.
CCIEs are a select group of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals make it to the CCIE certification, a tiny fraction of IT workers worldwide. By 2010, approximately 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were located in the United States. Progent offers the services of about a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its phone-support and on-site network consulting team, which is an extraordinarily high number for an independent small business IT service firm.
CCIEs can handle even the most challenging issues associated with network design, integration, management, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house engineers in identifying problems with IOS Software network management utilities and developing alternate approaches or installing software updates to fix problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value since their deep experience enables them to resolve complex problems quickly. In many instances, less seasoned consultants can burn up hours or even days struggling with a problem that a certified CCIE can solve in minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but have a variety of advanced industry certifications including Microsoft MCSE, and an important security certification such as CISSP or CISA. This permits Progent to provide comprehensive services that incorporate a wide range of technologies without incurring extra costs and delays orchestrating too many specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large enterprises or nationwide Internet providers, and so their skills are not readily available to the general public. Progent is one of the rare support organizations that makes CCIEs available to support small and mid-size businesses. In addition, Progent can provide fast access to a CCIE online so that you can receive timely help for complex network issues that are hurting business efficiency but are beyond the scope of your ordinary IT maintenance providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your network using state-of-the-art remote troubleshooting tools in order to perform quick and affordable analysis and repair of urgent system trouble. To learn how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely help with your IT infrastructure, go to Progent's Online Support.
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