Progent's operational structure is designed to make the best IT talent available on short notice and affordably. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting arena for the ability to offer convenient, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are elite network engineers who earn this rare certification by passing intense examination by Cisco.
CCIE is the most advanced certification for networking consultants, and certifies an individual's technical knowledge at the master level. Individuals who pass the two mandatory tests, one written and one in a hands-on lab setting, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually takes a minimum of three years of real-world seasoning designing, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting large-scale Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE certificate also demands a familiarity with Cisco devices and Cisco networking software, extensive understanding of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network technologies, and a detailed understanding of the protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE credential has been recognized as the most technically advanced IT credential by CertMag.
The Skills of a CCIE Consultant
The CCIE credential recognizes consultants with the skills and background to succeed in the most difficult tasks in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are regularly updated to evolve along with network technology, focusing on current technologies and practical applications. The CCIE credential is valid for two years, and to keep it current holders have to take a Cisco renewal test. This guarantees that CCIEs don't get stale or too focused so that they can provide the latest solutions to a broad range of problems involving the most recent networking products and technology.
CCIEs are a select group of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals make it to the CCIE certification, a tiny minority of information technology professionals worldwide. By 2010, about 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were located in the United States. Progent offers the services of around a dozen CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site IT consulting group, which is an exceptionally high number for an independent network service company.
CCIEs can resolve the most difficult issues involving network design, deployment, management, protection, and repair. CCIEs work on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal support staff in isolating problems with Cisco IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with alternate approaches or installing software patches to resolve problems. CCIEs are an excellent value because their depth of experience allows them to fix seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In many cases, less seasoned consultants can spend many hours or even days wrestling with a task that a certified CCIE can solve in just minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco products, but have a variety of advanced industry credentials such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important network security credential such as CISSP or CISA. This permits Progent to offer comprehensive services that incorporate a broad range of technologies without incurring extra costs and interruptions orchestrating multiple specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or national Internet providers, and so their help is not easily accessible to the general public. Progent is among the rare consulting providers that makes CCIEs accessible to assist small and mid-size businesses. In addition, Progent offers fast contact with a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can get timely help for urgent network problems that are impacting worker productivity but are beyond the scope of your local IT support personnel. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your environment by means of the latest on-line troubleshooting tools in order to provide fast and affordable analysis and repair of critical network problems. To find out how to contact a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Remote Support Services.
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