Progent's organizational structure is geared towards making top network support talent available quickly and economically. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting arena for being able to offer convenient, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after network professionals who qualify for this rare certification by passing strenuous testing by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced recognition for network engineers, and certifies an individual's networking skills at the master level. Candidates who pass the two required tests, one written and one in a lab setting, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically requires at least three years of practical experience designing, deploying, operating, and repairing complex Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also demands experience with Cisco devices and Cisco networking solutions, extensive understanding of LAN and WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth understanding of the protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE credential has been voted the most advanced information technology credential by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a CCIE Consultant
CCIE certification recognizes engineers with the knowledge and background to handle the most difficult assignments in networking. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are regularly revised to evolve along with network technology, focusing on current technologies and practical problems. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to keep it current consultants need to take a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIE engineers do not become out of date or overly focused so that they can offer the most advanced approaches to the widest range of challenges involving the most current connectivity products and technology.
CCIEs are an elite class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals qualify for the CCIE level, a tiny fraction of information technology professionals in the industry. In 2010, approximately 5,000 CCIEs were located in the US. Progent offers the services of around a dozen CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site IT consulting group, which represents an exceptionally large number for a publicly accessible small business IT service organization.
CCIEs can resolve even the most complex issues involving network planning, integration, management, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate with the highest priority with Cisco's internal support staff in isolating anomalies with IOS Software network management tools and developing alternate approaches or obtaining software patches to resolve problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value since their depth of experience allows them to resolve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In common cases, less seasoned consultants can burn up hours or even days wrestling with a task that an experienced CCIE can solve in just a few minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but have a variety of recognized technical credentials such as Microsoft MCSE, and an important network protection credential such as CISSP or CISM. This allows Progent to offer complete solutions that address a broad range of technologies without requiring needless costs and interruptions managing multiple consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large enterprises or national Internet providers, and so their help is not easily available to small businesses. Progent is one of the rare service firms that makes CCIEs accessible to support small and mid-size companies. Also, Progent can provide fast contact with a CCIE online so that you can receive timely help for complex network issues that are impacting business productivity but are outside the scope of your ordinary network support providers. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your network using secure on-line troubleshooting tools in order to provide fast and affordable diagnosis and remediation of critical network trouble. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, go to Progent's Online Support Services.
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