Progent's operational structure is designed to make the best IT talent accessible on short notice and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting arena for the ability to provide convenient, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are sought-after network professionals who earn this prestigious certification only after strenuous examination by Cisco.
CCIE is the top certification for network consultants, and certifies a person's networking knowledge at the master level. Candidates who succeed in the two mandatory tests, one written and the other in a lab environment, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually takes at least three years of practical experience architecting, deploying, operating, and repairing complex Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also demands a familiarity with Cisco devices and network solutions, extensive understanding of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and a detailed understanding of the protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE credential has been voted the most technically advanced information technology credential by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE certification recognizes experts with the knowledge and background to handle the most difficult tasks in their field. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are continually revised to grow with the industry, focusing on current technologies and real-world problems. The CCIE credential is valid for two years, and to renew it engineers have to take a Cisco renewal exam. This guarantees that CCIE engineers don't become out of date or too specialized so that they can provide the most advanced approaches to a broad array of problems involving the most recent network and security products and technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select group of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified individuals make it to the CCIE credential, a small minority of IT professionals in the industry. In 2010, about 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were registered in the US. Progent retains the services of around 12 CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site IT consulting team, which represents an extraordinarily large number for an independent computer support company.
CCIEs can handle even the most challenging problems encountered in network planning, deployment, administration, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal support staff in identifying problems with IOS Software network management utilities and coming up with alternate approaches or obtaining software updates to correct problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value since their depth of expertise allows them to fix seemingly intractable problems quickly. In many instances, less qualified engineers can spend hours or days wrestling with a task that an experienced CCIE can solve in a few minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco technologies, but have a variety of recognized technical credentials including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important network protection certification such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to offer complete services that incorporate a broad array of technologies without requiring needless expenses and delays orchestrating multiple specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large enterprises or nationwide ISPs, and so their skills are not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is one of the rare service organizations that makes CCIEs accessible to assist small and mid-size companies. In addition, Progent offers fast access to a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can get timely help for complex network problems that are hurting business efficiency but are outside the scope of your ordinary IT maintenance personnel. Progent's CCIE engineers can connect to your environment using state-of-the-art remote troubleshooting tools in order to provide quick and economical analysis and repair of urgent system trouble. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your IT infrastructure, go to Progent's Online Support Services.
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