Progent's operational structure is optimized to make the best information technology skills available on short notice and economically. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting industry for being able to provide easy, quick, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are elite network professionals who earn this prestigious certification only after intense examination by Cisco.
CCIE is the top certification for network engineers, and certifies an individual's networking skills at the master level. Candidates who pass both of the required tests, one written and the other in a hands-on lab environment, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification usually takes a minimum of three years of real-world seasoning architecting, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting sophisticated Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also demands experience with Cisco hardware and network solutions, broad understanding of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network technologies, and a detailed familiarity with the network protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE certification has been voted the most advanced information technology credential by CertMag.
The Skills of a CCIE Consultant
CCIE credential recognizes experts with the knowledge and background to succeed in the most challenging assignments in networking. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are regularly revised to grow with network technology, concentrating on contemporary environments and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to keep it current holders need to pass a Cisco renewal test. This ensures that CCIE engineers do not become out of date or overly specialized in order that they can offer the latest approaches to the widest range of problems associated with the most advanced network and security products and technology.
CCIEs are an elite class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals qualify for the CCIE certification, a tiny minority of information technology workers worldwide. By 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the US. Progent retains the services of about 12 CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site network support group, which represents an exceptionally high number for a publicly accessible small business IT support firm.
CCIEs can handle even the most difficult issues involving network design, deployment, administration, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house engineers in identifying problems with IOS Software network management tools and developing workarounds or obtaining software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their deep expertise allows them to resolve complex problems quickly. In common cases, less qualified engineers can burn up many hours or days wrestling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can solve in minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, 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 allows Progent to provide complete solutions that incorporate a broad array of IT products without incurring extra costs and interruptions orchestrating multiple consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their help is not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is among the few service providers that makes CCIEs available to support small and mid-size businesses. In addition, Progent offers quick access to a CCIE by phone so that you can get timely support for complex network issues that are hurting business efficiency but are beyond the experience of your local network maintenance providers. Progent's CCIE support experts can connect to your network via secure remote troubleshooting tools in order to perform quick and affordable analysis and repair of critical network problems. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your network, visit Progent's Online Support Services.
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