Progent's organizational structure is optimized to make top IT skills available on short notice and affordably. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting arena for the ability to offer convenient, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are sought-after network professionals who earn this rare certification only after strenuous testing by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier certification for network consultants, and certifies a person's technical knowledge at the master level. Candidates who pass the two mandatory tests, one written and one in a hands-on lab setting, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification usually requires a minimum of three years of practical seasoning designing, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE credential also requires a familiarity with Cisco devices and network solutions, broad understanding of Local and Wide Area Network technologies, and an in-depth familiarity with the protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE certification has been recognized as the most technically advanced information technology certification by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE credential recognizes consultants with the skills and experience to handle the most difficult assignments in networking. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are continually updated to grow along with network technology, focusing on current technologies and practical applications. The CCIE credential is valid for two years, and to keep it current consultants must pass a Cisco recertification test. This ensures that CCIEs don't become out of date or overly specialized in order that they can provide the most advanced solutions to a broad range of challenges involving the most advanced connectivity products and technology.
CCIEs are a select class of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals qualify for the CCIE level, a tiny minority of information technology workers in the industry. By 2010, approximately 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were estimated to be in the United States. Progent offers the skills of about a dozen CCIEs on its remote and on-site IT consulting group, which represents an extraordinarily high number for an independent network support company.
CCIEs can handle the most challenging problems associated with network planning, integration, management, security, and repair. CCIEs work on a privileged basis with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying anomalies with IOS Software network management tools and coming up with alternate approaches or obtaining software patches to fix problems. CCIEs are an excellent value because their depth of expertise enables them to solve seemingly intractable problems quickly. In common instances, less seasoned consultants can burn up many hours or days wrestling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can resolve in just a few minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but have a variety of recognized technical certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important network protection certification such as CISSP or CISA. This permits Progent to provide comprehensive solutions that incorporate a wide array of IT products without incurring extra expenses and interruptions orchestrating too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large enterprises or nationwide ISPs, and so their skills are not readily accessible to small businesses. Progent is among the rare consulting providers that makes CCIEs accessible to support small and mid-size companies. In addition, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can get immediate support for complex network problems that are hurting worker productivity but are outside the scope of your local network support resources. Progent's CCIE engineers can tie into your environment using sophisticated on-line troubleshooting technology in order to provide quick and affordable diagnosis and repair of urgent network problems. To find out how to talk to a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Remote Support.
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