Progent's organization is optimized to make the best information technology skills accessible quickly and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting industry for being able to offer convenient, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco CCIEs. Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after networking engineers who qualify for this rare certification only after strenuous testing by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the top certification for network consultants, and certifies an individual's technical knowledge at the master level. Individuals who succeed in the two mandatory exams, one written and one in a hands-on lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE typically requires at least three years of real-world seasoning architecting, implementing, managing, and troubleshooting large-scale Cisco networks. Earning a CCIE credential also demands a familiarity with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking solutions, extensive understanding of Local and Wide Area Network mechanisms, and an in-depth understanding of the protocols used on appliances such as 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 Engineer
CCIE certification recognizes experts with the skills and background to succeed in the most difficult assignments in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are continually revised to evolve with network technology, focusing on contemporary technologies and real-world applications. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to keep it current engineers need to pass a Cisco recertification test. This ensures that CCIEs do not get out of date or overly specialized so that they can offer the latest solutions to the widest array of challenges associated with the most advanced networking products and technology.
CCIEs are an elite class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals achieve the CCIE credential, a tiny minority of information technology professionals worldwide. In 2010, approximately 5,000 CCIEs were located in the US. Progent retains the services of about 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site IT consulting team, which is an exceptionally large number for a publicly accessible network support organization.
CCIEs can handle even the most difficult issues encountered in network planning, integration, management, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate closely with Cisco's internal support staff in identifying problems with Cisco IOS Software network administration tools and coming up with workarounds or obtaining software patches to resolve problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their deep experience allows them to resolve seemingly intractable problems quickly. In common instances, less qualified engineers can spend hours or days wrestling with a task that an experienced CCIE can resolve in a few minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco products, but have multiple recognized industry certifications including Microsoft MCSE, and an important network security credential such as CISSP or CISA. This permits Progent to offer comprehensive solutions that incorporate a broad array of IT products without incurring needless expenses and interruptions orchestrating multiple consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or national Internet providers, and so their skills are not easily accessible to the general public. Progent is among the few support firms that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and mid-size businesses. Also, Progent offers fast access to a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can receive immediate support for complex network issues that are hurting business productivity but are beyond the experience of your ordinary IT support personnel. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your environment using secure on-line support technology in order to perform quick and affordable diagnosis and remediation of critical system problems. To find out how to contact a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your IT infrastructure, go to Progent's Remote Support.
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