Progent's operational structure is optimized to make the best IT talent available quickly and affordably. Progent is a leader in the network support industry 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 most advanced certification for networking consultants, and certifies an individual's networking skills at the expert level. Candidates who succeed in the two mandatory exams, one written and the other in a hands-on lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification typically takes a minimum of three years of real-world experience designing, deploying, operating, and repairing sophisticated Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco devices and Cisco networking solutions, broad knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies, and an in-depth familiarity with the protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE credential has been recognized as the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.
The Skills of a CCIE Engineer
The CCIE certification recognizes experts with the knowledge and background to succeed in the most challenging assignments in networking. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are continually revised to evolve along with network technology, focusing on current technologies and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to keep it current engineers have to pass a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIE engineers do not become out of date or too focused in order that they can provide the latest solutions to the widest range of challenges associated with the most recent connectivity products and technology.
CCIEs are an elite class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified individuals make it to the CCIE credential, a tiny fraction of IT workers worldwide. By 2010, about 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were estimated to be in the US. Progent offers the services of about a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site network consulting team, which represents an exceptionally large number for an independent network service company.
CCIEs can resolve the most difficult issues encountered in network design, integration, administration, protection, and repair. CCIEs work closely with Cisco's in-house engineers in identifying problems with IOS Software network management tools and developing workarounds or obtaining software patches to correct problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their depth of experience enables them to solve complex problems rapidly. In many instances, less seasoned engineers can burn up hours or days struggling with a task that a certified CCIE can solve in a few minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but also have multiple advanced technical certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important security credential such as CISSP or CISA. This allows Progent to provide comprehensive solutions that address a broad array of IT products without requiring needless costs and interruptions managing too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large enterprises or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not readily accessible to the general public. Progent is one of the rare service firms that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and medium sized businesses. Also, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE online so that you can get immediate support for urgent network problems that are impacting worker efficiency but are outside the scope of your local network support personnel. Progent's CCIE engineers can connect to your network by means of the latest remote troubleshooting tools in order to perform quick and economical analysis and remediation of critical system problems. To learn how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely help with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Remote Support Services.
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