Progent's organization is geared towards making top IT talent accessible quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting industry for being able to provide convenient, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are elite network engineers who earn this rare certification only after strenuous testing by Cisco.
CCIE is the most advanced recognition for networking professionals, and indicates a person's networking skills at the master level. Individuals who succeed in both of the required tests, one written and one 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 architecting, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting large-scale Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE certificate also demands a familiarity with Cisco hardware and network software, broad knowledge of Local and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and a detailed understanding of the protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE certification has been voted the most technically advanced IT certification by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE credential identifies consultants with the knowledge and background to handle the most challenging tasks in their field. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are regularly updated to evolve with the industry, concentrating on current technologies and practical problems. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to keep it current holders must pass a Cisco recertification exam. This guarantees that CCIEs don't become stale or overly focused so that they can provide the most advanced approaches to a broad range of challenges involving the most current connectivity technology.
CCIEs are an elite class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals make it to the CCIE credential, a small fraction of information technology workers worldwide. By 2010, about 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were located in the United States. Progent retains the services of around a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site network support group, which represents an exceptionally large number for a publicly accessible network support organization.
CCIEs can handle the most challenging issues related to network design, deployment, management, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying anomalies with IOS Software network administration utilities and developing workarounds or installing software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their depth of experience enables them to fix complex problems rapidly. In common instances, less qualified consultants can spend hours or days wrestling with a problem that a certified CCIE can resolve in just a few minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but have multiple advanced technical credentials such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network protection credential such as CISA or CISM. This permits Progent to offer complete services that address a broad range of IT products without incurring needless expenses and interruptions orchestrating too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large corporations or national ISPs, and so their skills are not easily accessible to the general public. Progent is among the rare service providers that makes CCIEs available to assist small and medium sized companies. In addition, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE by phone so that you can receive immediate support for complex network problems that are impacting business productivity but are beyond the experience of your local network maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE engineers can connect to your environment using secure on-line support technology in order to perform fast and affordable diagnosis and repair of urgent network trouble. To find out how to talk to a Progent CCIE for fast help with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Online Support Services.
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