Progent's organization is optimized to make top information technology talent available quickly and economically. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting industry for the ability to offer convenient, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are elite networking professionals who earn this rare certification only after strenuous testing by Cisco.
CCIE is the premier recognition for network engineers, and indicates an individual's technical skills at the expert level. Candidates who succeed in the two mandatory exams, one written and one in a hands-on lab setting, are awarded a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification typically takes at least three years of practical seasoning designing, implementing, operating, and repairing large-scale Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE credential also demands a familiarity with Cisco devices and Cisco networking software, extensive understanding of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth understanding of the network protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE certification has been voted the most technically advanced IT credential by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE credential recognizes engineers with the knowledge and background to handle the most challenging tasks in their field. The CCIE tests given by Cisco are regularly revised to grow along with the state of the art, focusing on current technologies and practical applications. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to renew it engineers have to pass a Cisco recertification exam. This ensures that CCIE engineers don't get out of date or too focused so that they can provide the most advanced solutions to the widest range of problems associated with the most recent network and security technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select group of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals qualify for the CCIE certification, a tiny minority of IT professionals in the industry. By 2010, approximately 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were estimated to be in the United States. Progent retains the services of about 12 CCIEs on its remote and on-site network consulting team, which is an extraordinarily large number for a publicly accessible computer service firm.
CCIEs can handle even the most challenging problems associated with network design, integration, management, protection, and repair. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal engineers in isolating anomalies with IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with workarounds or installing software patches to fix problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their deep expertise allows them to fix complex problems rapidly. In many cases, less seasoned engineers can burn up many hours or days wrestling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can resolve in just minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco technologies, but also have a variety of recognized technical credentials such as Microsoft MCSE, and a major security certification such as CISSP or CISA. This permits Progent to offer complete solutions that address a broad array of technologies without requiring extra expenses and delays managing too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large corporations or national Internet providers, and so their services are not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is one of the few consulting providers that makes CCIEs available to assist small and mid-size companies. Also, Progent offers quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can receive immediate help for urgent network problems that are hurting business productivity but are outside the experience of your ordinary network maintenance resources. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your environment via secure remote support technology in order to provide fast and affordable analysis and repair of urgent system problems. To learn how to contact a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your network, go to Progent's Remote Support Services.
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