Progent's operational structure is optimized to make the best IT skills accessible quickly and affordably. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting arena for the ability to offer easy, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are sought-after network engineers who qualify for this rare certification only after strenuous examination by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced certification for network consultants, and certifies an individual's networking knowledge at the expert level. Individuals who pass the two mandatory tests, one written and the other in a hands-on lab setting, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically takes at least three years of real-world experience architecting, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE certificate also demands experience with Cisco devices and network solutions, broad knowledge of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the network protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE credential has been recognized as the most advanced information technology certification by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE certification identifies experts with the skills and background to succeed in the most difficult tasks in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are continually revised to grow along with the industry, focusing on current environments and practical problems. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to renew it consultants must pass a Cisco renewal exam. This guarantees that CCIEs do not become stale or overly focused in order that they can provide the most advanced solutions to the widest array of problems involving the most recent connectivity technology.
CCIEs are an elite class of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals make it to the CCIE credential, a small fraction of information technology professionals worldwide. In 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the United States. Progent offers the skills of around 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its phone-support and on-site network consulting team, which is an exceptionally large number for an independent small business IT support organization.
CCIEs can resolve the most difficult issues involving network design, deployment, management, protection, and repair. CCIEs work 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 updates to resolve problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value since their deep expertise enables them to fix seemingly intractable problems quickly. In many instances, less qualified engineers can spend many hours or days struggling with a task that a certified CCIE can solve in just minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but have multiple advanced industry certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important security credential such as CISSP or CISA. This permits Progent to offer end-to-end services that incorporate a wide array of technologies without requiring needless expenses and delays orchestrating too many specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large enterprises or national ISPs, and so their skills are not readily accessible to small businesses. Progent is one of the rare support firms that makes CCIEs accessible to assist small and medium sized companies. In addition, Progent offers fast access to a CCIE by phone so that you can get immediate support for complex network problems that are hurting worker productivity but are beyond the experience of your ordinary IT maintenance personnel. Progent's CCIE engineers can connect to your network by means of secure remote support tools in order to perform fast and economical analysis and remediation of urgent network trouble. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely help with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Remote Support.
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