Progent's operational structure is geared towards making top IT talent available on short notice and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the network support arena for the ability to provide convenient, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are elite network engineers who earn this prestigious certification by passing strenuous examination by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier certification for networking engineers, and certifies an individual's technical skills at the master level. Candidates who pass the two mandatory exams, one written and the other in a hands-on lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification usually takes at least three years of real-world seasoning designing, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE credential also demands experience with Cisco devices and network software, broad knowledge of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and an in-depth understanding of the network protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE certification has been recognized as the most technically advanced IT credential by CertMag.
The Skills of a CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE credential recognizes experts with the skills and background to succeed in the most challenging tasks in networking. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are continually revised to evolve with network technology, focusing on current technologies and real-world applications. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to renew it consultants need to pass a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIEs don't get stale or overly specialized in order that they can provide the latest approaches to the widest array of problems associated with the most recent connectivity technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select group of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals make it to the CCIE certification, a small fraction of IT workers in the industry. By 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were located in the US. Progent retains the skills of around a dozen CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site IT consulting team, which represents an extraordinarily high number for a publicly accessible computer service company.
CCIEs can resolve even the most challenging problems related to network planning, integration, administration, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate with the highest priority with Cisco's internal engineers in isolating anomalies with IOS Software network management utilities and developing workarounds or obtaining software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value since their deep expertise allows them to resolve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In many cases, less seasoned consultants can burn up hours or even days wrestling with a problem that a certified CCIE can resolve in a few minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but also have a variety of recognized industry certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important security credential such as CISSP or CISA. This allows Progent to offer comprehensive solutions that address a broad range of IT products without incurring extra expenses and delays managing multiple specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or nationwide Internet providers, and so their help is not readily accessible to small businesses. Progent is among the few service firms that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and medium sized businesses. In addition, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE by phone so that you can get timely help for urgent network problems that are hurting business efficiency but are beyond the scope of your local network support providers. Progent's CCIE engineers can connect to your network via state-of-the-art remote troubleshooting technology in order to provide quick and economical analysis and remediation of critical system problems. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely help with your IT infrastructure, go to Progent's Remote Support Services.
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