Progent's organizational structure is designed to make the best network support talent accessible quickly and economically. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting industry for the ability to provide easy, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after networking engineers who earn this rare certification by passing strenuous examination by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced certification for network consultants, and indicates an individual's technical knowledge at the master level. Candidates who succeed in both of the required tests, one written and the other in a hands-on lab environment, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually requires a minimum of three years of practical seasoning designing, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE credential also demands experience with Cisco hardware and network solutions, extensive knowledge of LAN and WAN mechanisms, 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 advanced information technology credential by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE credential recognizes experts with the knowledge and background to succeed in the most challenging tasks in networking. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are continually updated to grow along with network technology, concentrating on current environments and real-world applications. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to renew it holders must take a Cisco recertification test. This ensures that CCIE engineers do not become out of date or too focused so that they can provide the latest solutions to a broad range of challenges associated with the most recent networking technology.
CCIEs are an elite group of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco certified professionals achieve the CCIE credential, a small minority of information technology workers worldwide. By 2010, approximately 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were registered in the US. Progent retains the services of about a dozen CCIEs on its remote and on-site network support team, which is an extraordinarily high number for an independent small business IT support organization.
CCIEs can handle even the most difficult issues involving network planning, deployment, administration, security, and repair. CCIEs work on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal engineers in isolating anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network management utilities and developing alternate approaches or installing software patches to fix problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their depth of experience allows them to fix complex problems rapidly. In many cases, less seasoned consultants can burn up many hours or days struggling with a task that an experienced CCIE can resolve in a few minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but have multiple advanced technical certifications including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network protection certification such as CISSP or CISA. This allows Progent to offer comprehensive solutions that incorporate a wide range of technologies without incurring extra expenses and interruptions orchestrating too many specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large corporations or national ISPs, and so their services are not readily available to small businesses. Progent is one of the few support organizations that makes CCIEs available to help small and mid-size businesses. Also, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can receive immediate support for urgent network problems that are hurting worker productivity but are outside the scope of your ordinary IT support providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your network via sophisticated remote troubleshooting technology in order to perform fast and economical analysis and repair of critical network problems. To find out how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, go to Progent's Online Support Services.
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