Progent's organization is optimized to make top information technology skills accessible on short notice and for a reasonable cost. Progent is unmatched in the network support arena for the ability to offer easy, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after network engineers who earn this rare certification by passing intense examination by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced certification for network consultants, and indicates an individual's technical knowledge at the expert level. Candidates who succeed in both of the mandatory exams, one written and one in a hands-on lab environment, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically requires at least three years of real-world seasoning architecting, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also requires a familiarity with Cisco devices and Cisco networking solutions, broad knowledge of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the network protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most technically advanced IT certification by CertMag.
The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE credential identifies engineers with the skills and background to succeed in the most difficult tasks in networking. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are continually updated to evolve with the industry, focusing on current environments and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to renew it holders have to pass a Cisco recertification exam. This ensures that CCIEs don't get stale or overly focused so that they can provide the latest approaches to the widest array of problems involving the most advanced networking technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select group of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals make it to the CCIE certification, a small fraction of IT professionals worldwide. In 2010, approximately 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were registered in the United States. Progent offers the services of around a dozen CCIEs on its remote and on-site network consulting group, which is an exceptionally high number for a publicly accessible network service firm.
CCIEs can handle even the most complex issues involving network design, integration, management, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's in-house engineers in identifying anomalies with IOS Software network management utilities and coming up with workarounds or obtaining software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value since their deep experience allows them to solve seemingly intractable problems quickly. In many instances, less qualified consultants can spend many hours or days wrestling with a task that a certified CCIE can resolve in minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco technologies, but have a variety of recognized technical credentials such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major security certification such as CISA or CISM. This permits Progent to offer complete services that incorporate a broad range of IT products without incurring extra expenses and delays orchestrating too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large enterprises or nationwide Internet providers, and so their skills are not easily accessible to the general public. Progent is among the rare support providers that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and mid-size businesses. Also, Progent offers quick access to a CCIE online so that you can get immediate support for complex network issues that are impacting worker efficiency but are outside the experience of your local IT support providers. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your network via state-of-the-art remote support technology in order to provide fast and affordable diagnosis and remediation of critical network problems. To find out how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, visit Progent's Remote Support Services.
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