Progent's organization is optimized to make top network support skills accessible quickly and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting arena for the ability to provide convenient, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are elite network engineers who earn this prestigious certification only after strenuous examination by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier recognition for network professionals, and indicates an individual's networking skills at the expert level. Individuals who succeed in the two required tests, one written and one in a lab setting, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically requires at least three years of real-world experience designing, implementing, operating, and repairing complex Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also demands a familiarity with Cisco hardware and network software, extensive understanding of LAN and WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the network protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE certification has been voted the most advanced information technology credential by CertMag.
The Skills of a CCIE Consultant
The CCIE credential identifies engineers with the skills and experience to handle the most difficult assignments in networking. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are continually revised to evolve with the state of the art, focusing on contemporary environments and practical problems. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to keep it current holders must pass a Cisco renewal test. This guarantees that CCIE engineers do not become stale or overly focused in order that they can offer the most advanced approaches to a broad array of problems associated with the most advanced connectivity products and technology.
CCIEs are an elite class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals achieve the CCIE level, a tiny fraction of information technology professionals worldwide. In 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were registered in the US. Progent offers the skills of about a dozen CCIEs on its remote and on-site network consulting group, which is an exceptionally high number for an independent computer support company.
CCIEs can resolve the most challenging problems associated with network design, deployment, management, security, and repair. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal engineers in identifying anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with alternate approaches or obtaining software patches to resolve problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value because their deep expertise allows them to fix seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In common cases, less qualified consultants can spend many hours or days wrestling with a problem 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 credentials such as Microsoft MCSE, and an important network security credential such as CISSP or CISA. This allows Progent to provide end-to-end solutions that address a broad range of technologies without requiring extra expenses and interruptions orchestrating too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or national Internet providers, and so their skills are not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is among the rare consulting providers that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and mid-size companies. Also, Progent offers quick contact with a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can receive timely support for urgent network problems that are impacting business efficiency but are beyond the experience of your local network support personnel. Progent's CCIE engineers can tie into your environment using secure remote support technology in order to provide fast and affordable analysis and repair of critical system trouble. To find out how to talk to a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your network, visit Progent's Remote Support.
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