Progent's operational structure is designed to make the best information technology skills accessible quickly and economically. Progent is unmatched in the network support arena for the ability to provide easy, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after network professionals who earn this prestigious certification by passing strenuous testing by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the top recognition for network engineers, and certifies an individual's networking skills at the expert level. Candidates who pass both of the mandatory tests, one written and the other in a hands-on lab setting, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE typically takes a minimum of three years of real-world experience architecting, deploying, operating, and repairing complex Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco devices and Cisco networking software, broad knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies, and a detailed understanding of the protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most advanced information technology credential by CertMag.
The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
CCIE credential identifies experts with the knowledge and background to succeed in the most difficult assignments in networking. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are regularly updated to grow with network technology, concentrating on current environments and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to renew it holders have to take a Cisco renewal test. This guarantees that CCIE engineers do not become stale or overly specialized in order that they can provide the latest solutions to the widest range of problems associated with the most advanced connectivity products and technology.
CCIEs are an elite class of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals achieve the CCIE certification, a small minority of IT professionals in the industry. By 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were located in the United States. Progent offers the skills of around 12 CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site IT support group, which represents an exceptionally high number for an independent computer support organization.
CCIEs can handle even the most challenging problems involving network planning, integration, management, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate closely with Cisco's in-house engineers in isolating problems with IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with alternate approaches or obtaining software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their depth of experience allows them to fix complex problems rapidly. In many cases, less qualified engineers can spend many hours or days struggling with a task that an experienced CCIE can solve in minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco technologies, but have a variety of advanced industry certifications such as Microsoft MCSE, and an important security certification such as CISSP or CISA. This permits Progent to offer comprehensive services that address a wide array of IT products without incurring extra costs and delays managing multiple consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large enterprises or national Internet providers, and so their help is not readily available to the general public. Progent is among the rare consulting providers that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and mid-size companies. Also, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE by phone so that you can get timely support for complex network problems that are impacting worker efficiency but are outside the scope of your local network maintenance personnel. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your network via state-of-the-art remote troubleshooting technology in order to provide fast and affordable diagnosis and repair of critical system trouble. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your network, go to Progent's Remote Support Services.
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