Progent's organization is designed to make the best network support talent accessible quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is unmatched in the network support industry for being able to offer convenient, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after network engineers who earn this prestigious certification by passing intense testing by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier certification for networking engineers, and certifies an individual's technical skills at the master level. Candidates who pass both of the required tests, one written and one in a lab setting, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically takes a minimum of three years of real-world seasoning architecting, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE credential also demands experience with Cisco hardware and network solutions, extensive understanding of LAN and WAN technologies, and a detailed understanding of the protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE credential has been recognized as the most technically advanced IT credential by CertMag.
The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE certification identifies engineers with the skills and experience to succeed in the most challenging assignments in networking. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are regularly updated to evolve along with network technology, focusing on contemporary technologies and real-world problems. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to keep it current consultants need to pass a Cisco recertification test. This guarantees that CCIE engineers don't become stale or too focused so that they can provide the latest solutions to the widest array of challenges involving the most advanced connectivity products and technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals achieve the CCIE certification, a tiny minority of information technology workers worldwide. In 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were registered in the US. Progent retains the skills of about 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site network support group, which is an exceptionally high number for a publicly accessible network service company.
CCIEs can resolve even the most complex issues encountered in network planning, integration, management, protection, and repair. CCIEs operate with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house support staff in isolating problems with Cisco IOS Software network management utilities and developing workarounds or obtaining software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value because their deep expertise allows them to fix complex problems quickly. In many instances, less seasoned engineers can spend many hours or days struggling with a problem that a certified CCIE can resolve in minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but also have a variety of advanced technical certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important network protection credential such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to offer end-to-end services that incorporate a wide range of IT products without incurring needless costs and delays managing too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or nationwide Internet providers, and so their services are not readily accessible to the general public. Progent is one of the rare support providers that makes CCIEs available to help small and mid-size companies. Also, Progent offers quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can get immediate support for complex network problems that are impacting worker efficiency but are outside the experience of your ordinary network maintenance personnel. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your network by means of the latest remote support technology in order to provide fast and affordable analysis and remediation of critical system problems. To learn how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your IT infrastructure, go to Progent's Online Support.
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