Progent's operational structure is designed to make top network support skills available on short notice and economically. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting arena for being able to offer convenient, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco CCIEs. Cisco-certified CCIEs are elite networking engineers who earn this rare certification only after intense examination by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier certification for network engineers, and certifies an individual's technical skills at the master level. Candidates who pass the two mandatory tests, one written and the other in a lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually takes a minimum of three years of practical experience designing, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting complex Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE certificate also requires experience with Cisco devices and network solutions, broad understanding of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth understanding of the network protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE credential has been recognized as the most advanced information technology certification by CertMag.
The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
CCIE credential recognizes experts with the skills and background to succeed in the most difficult assignments in networking. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are continually revised to grow along with the industry, focusing on contemporary technologies and real-world problems. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to keep it current engineers have to take a Cisco recertification exam. This guarantees that CCIE engineers do not get stale or too specialized so that they can offer the latest solutions to the widest array of challenges associated with the most advanced connectivity products and technology.
CCIEs are a select group of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals achieve the CCIE level, a tiny minority of IT workers worldwide. By 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the United States. Progent offers the skills of about 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site network support team, which represents an exceptionally high number for an independent computer support organization.
CCIEs can handle even the most challenging problems encountered in network planning, deployment, management, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying problems with Cisco IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with alternate approaches or obtaining software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their depth of expertise enables them to resolve seemingly intractable problems quickly. In many instances, less seasoned consultants can burn up hours or even days wrestling with a task that a certified CCIE can resolve in minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco technologies, but also have multiple recognized industry credentials such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important security credential such as CISSP or CISA. This permits Progent to provide comprehensive services that address a broad array of technologies without incurring needless expenses and interruptions 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 help is not easily available to the general public. Progent is one of the few consulting firms that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and medium sized businesses. Also, Progent offers fast contact with a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can get immediate support for complex network problems that are impacting business productivity but are beyond the scope of your ordinary IT support resources. Progent's CCIE engineers can tie into your network via sophisticated remote troubleshooting technology in order to provide quick and economical diagnosis and repair of critical system problems. To find out how to contact a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, go to Progent's Online Support.
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