Progent's organizational structure is geared towards making top IT skills available on short notice and for a reasonable cost. Progent is a leader 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 by passing strenuous testing by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the top recognition for networking consultants, and indicates an individual's technical knowledge at the expert level. Individuals who succeed in both of the required tests, one written and the other in a lab setting, receive a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification usually requires at least three years of practical experience architecting, deploying, operating, and repairing complex Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking solutions, broad knowledge of LAN and WAN technologies, and a detailed understanding of the protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE certification has been recognized as the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
CCIE credential recognizes engineers with the knowledge and experience to succeed in the most challenging tasks in networking. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are regularly updated to evolve with the industry, concentrating on contemporary environments and practical applications. The CCIE credential is valid for two years, and to renew it holders have to take a Cisco renewal test. This ensures that CCIEs do not get stale or overly focused in order that they can offer the most advanced solutions to a broad range of challenges associated with the most advanced networking technology.
CCIEs are a select class of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited individuals achieve the CCIE certification, a tiny minority of IT workers worldwide. In 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the United States. Progent retains the skills of about 12 CCIEs on its remote and on-site network consulting group, which represents an exceptionally large number for a publicly accessible small business IT service firm.
CCIEs can resolve even the most complex issues associated with network design, deployment, management, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying anomalies with IOS Software network administration utilities and coming up with workarounds or obtaining software patches to correct problems. CCIEs are an excellent value because their deep expertise enables them to resolve complex problems rapidly. In many instances, less seasoned consultants can spend many hours or days struggling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can solve in a few minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but have multiple advanced technical certifications such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important security credential such as CISSP or CISM. This permits Progent to offer complete services that address a wide array of technologies without incurring needless expenses and interruptions orchestrating too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large corporations or nationwide Internet providers, and so their skills are not readily accessible to the general public. Progent is among the few support providers that makes CCIEs accessible to assist small and medium sized businesses. Also, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE online so that you can receive timely support for urgent network issues that are impacting business efficiency but are outside the experience of your ordinary IT support providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your network via secure remote support technology in order to provide fast and economical analysis and repair of urgent system trouble. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast help with your network, visit Progent's Remote Support Services.
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