Progent's organization is geared towards making the best information technology talent available quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting industry for the ability to offer convenient, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are sought-after networking engineers who qualify for this rare certification by passing intense testing by Cisco.
CCIE is the premier recognition for network engineers, and indicates an individual's networking skills at the expert level. Individuals who succeed in the two required tests, one written and the other in a lab setting, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE typically takes a minimum of three years of practical experience architecting, deploying, managing, and repairing complex Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE credential also demands experience with Cisco hardware and network solutions, broad knowledge of Local and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE certification has been voted the most technically advanced IT credential by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
The CCIE credential identifies engineers with the skills and experience to handle the most challenging assignments in networking. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are continually updated to grow along with network technology, concentrating on current environments and practical applications. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to renew it consultants need to pass a Cisco recertification test. This guarantees that CCIEs don't get stale or overly focused in order that they can provide the most advanced solutions to the widest range of problems associated with the most current network and security technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select group of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals make it to the CCIE level, a small minority of information technology workers worldwide. In 2010, about 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were estimated to be in the US. Progent retains the services of around 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its phone-support and on-site network support group, which is an exceptionally high number for a publicly accessible network service organization.
CCIEs can handle even the most complex problems related to network design, integration, administration, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal support staff in identifying anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration tools and developing workarounds or obtaining software patches to resolve problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their deep expertise allows them to solve complex problems rapidly. In many cases, less qualified consultants can burn up hours or days wrestling with a problem that a certified CCIE can solve in minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but also have multiple recognized industry credentials including Microsoft MCSE, and a major network security credential such as CISSP or CISA. This permits Progent to provide complete solutions that address a wide range of technologies without requiring extra costs and interruptions orchestrating multiple specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or nationwide ISPs, and so their skills are not readily available to small businesses. Progent is one of the rare service providers that makes CCIEs available to assist small and mid-size companies. Also, Progent can provide fast access to a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can get immediate support for urgent network issues that are impacting business efficiency but are outside the experience of your ordinary IT maintenance personnel. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your network via the latest remote troubleshooting tools in order to perform fast and affordable analysis and repair of urgent system trouble. To find out how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Remote Support Services.
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