Progent's organization is optimized to make top network support skills available quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting arena for being able to offer easy, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are elite network professionals who earn this prestigious certification only after intense testing by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier certification for networking consultants, and certifies an individual's technical skills at the master level. Individuals who pass both of the mandatory tests, one written and one in a hands-on lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification usually requires at least three years of real-world seasoning designing, implementing, managing, and repairing complex Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco hardware and network software, extensive understanding of Local and Wide Area Network technologies, and an in-depth understanding of the protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE credential has been recognized as the most advanced information technology credential by CertMag.
The Skills of a CCIE Consultant
CCIE certification recognizes consultants with the knowledge and background to handle the most difficult tasks in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are regularly revised to evolve with network technology, concentrating on current technologies and real-world applications. The CCIE credential is valid for two years, and to renew it consultants have to take a Cisco renewal exam. This guarantees that CCIEs don't become out of date or overly focused so that they can offer the most advanced solutions to the widest array of challenges associated with the most advanced connectivity technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select class of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals achieve the CCIE level, a small minority of information technology professionals in the industry. In 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were registered in the United States. Progent retains the skills of about 12 CCIEs on its remote and on-site IT consulting team, which represents an exceptionally large number for an independent computer support company.
CCIEs can handle the most challenging problems related to network design, integration, management, protection, and repair. CCIEs operate closely with Cisco's internal engineers in isolating anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration tools and developing alternate approaches or obtaining software patches to correct problems. CCIEs are an excellent value since their deep expertise allows them to fix seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In many cases, less seasoned engineers can spend many hours or even days struggling with a task that a certified CCIE can resolve in just minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but also have multiple recognized technical credentials including Microsoft MCSE, and a major network protection certification such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to offer end-to-end services that incorporate a broad range of technologies without requiring needless expenses and interruptions managing too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large corporations or national Internet providers, and so their services are not readily accessible to small businesses. Progent is one of the rare support providers that makes CCIEs available to support small and mid-size businesses. Also, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can get immediate support for complex network issues that are hurting business productivity but are outside the experience of your local network maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your environment by means of sophisticated on-line troubleshooting tools in order to perform fast and economical diagnosis and repair of critical system problems. To learn how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, visit Progent's Remote Support.
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