Progent's organization is geared towards making top information technology skills available quickly and for a reasonable cost. Progent is a leader in the network support arena for the ability to provide easy, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after network professionals who qualify for this prestigious certification only after intense testing by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced recognition for networking professionals, and indicates an individual's networking knowledge at the expert level. Individuals who pass both of the required tests, one written and one in a hands-on lab setting, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification usually takes at least three years of real-world experience designing, deploying, operating, and repairing sophisticated Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also requires experience with Cisco hardware and network software, extensive understanding of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network technologies, and a detailed understanding of the network protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE certification has been voted the most technically advanced information technology credential by CertMag.
The Skills of a CCIE Consultant
CCIE certification identifies engineers with the knowledge and background to succeed in the most difficult tasks in their field. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are continually updated to grow along with the state of the art, concentrating on current environments and practical applications. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to keep it current engineers have to take a Cisco recertification test. This ensures that CCIE engineers don't get stale or too specialized in order that they can offer the latest solutions to the widest array of problems associated with the most recent networking technology.
CCIEs are a select class of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals qualify for the CCIE credential, a small fraction of IT professionals in the industry. By 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were located in the United States. Progent offers the skills of about 12 CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site IT support group, which is an exceptionally large number for an independent small business IT service firm.
CCIEs can handle the most complex issues related to network planning, integration, administration, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work closely with Cisco's in-house engineers in isolating anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration utilities and coming up with alternate approaches or installing software patches to correct problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value since their depth of expertise enables them to solve complex problems rapidly. In many instances, less qualified engineers can burn up hours or even days struggling with a task that an experienced CCIE can solve in just minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, but have multiple advanced industry credentials including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network protection certification such as CISSP or CISA. This permits Progent to offer complete solutions that address a broad array of IT products without requiring needless costs and interruptions orchestrating too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large corporations or nationwide Internet providers, and so their services are not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is one of the rare service firms that makes CCIEs accessible to support small and mid-size companies. In addition, Progent offers fast access to a CCIE online so that you can get immediate support for complex network problems that are impacting worker efficiency but are beyond the scope of your ordinary IT support resources. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your network by means of state-of-the-art on-line troubleshooting tools in order to perform fast and affordable diagnosis and remediation of urgent network trouble. To learn how to contact a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your network, go to Progent's Online Support.
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