Progent's organization is geared towards making the best IT talent accessible on short notice and for a reasonable cost. Progent is a leader in the network support arena for being able to provide easy, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco CCIEs. Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after networking engineers who qualify for this rare certification by passing strenuous examination by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the top recognition for network consultants, and certifies an individual's networking skills at the expert level. Candidates who pass the two mandatory tests, one written and one in a hands-on lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually takes a minimum of three years of real-world experience architecting, deploying, operating, and repairing large-scale Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also requires experience with Cisco devices and Cisco networking software, extensive knowledge of Local and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE credential has been voted the most advanced information technology certification by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a CCIE Consultant
CCIE certification recognizes experts with the skills and background to handle the most difficult assignments in networking. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are regularly updated to grow with network technology, focusing on contemporary technologies and practical problems. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to keep it current engineers need to pass a Cisco renewal test. This guarantees that CCIEs do not become out of date or too specialized so that they can offer the latest approaches to the widest array of challenges involving the most recent networking products and technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select class of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco qualified individuals make it to the CCIE credential, a small fraction of information technology professionals in the industry. By 2010, around 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were estimated to be in the United States. Progent retains the services of around a dozen CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site network consulting team, which is an exceptionally high number for a publicly accessible small business IT service firm.
CCIEs can resolve the most complex issues encountered in network design, integration, administration, protection, and repair. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house support staff in isolating anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration utilities and developing workarounds or obtaining software patches to correct problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value because their depth of experience enables them to solve seemingly intractable problems quickly. In common cases, less seasoned consultants can burn up many hours or even days struggling with a task that a certified CCIE can resolve in a few minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but also have multiple advanced technical credentials such as Microsoft MCSE, and an important network security certification such as CISSP or CISA. This allows Progent to offer comprehensive services that address a broad range of technologies without requiring extra expenses and delays orchestrating too many specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not readily accessible to the general public. Progent is one of the rare consulting providers that makes CCIEs available to support small and medium sized companies. Also, Progent can provide quick contact with a CCIE by phone so that you can receive timely help for complex network issues that are hurting worker productivity but are beyond the scope of your ordinary IT maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE engineers can connect to your environment using secure on-line support tools in order to provide fast and affordable analysis and remediation of critical network trouble. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast help with your network, go to Progent's Online Support.
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