Progent's organization is optimized to make top IT skills available quickly and economically. Progent is unmatched in the network support arena for being able to offer easy, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are sought-after network professionals who qualify for this prestigious certification only after intense testing by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the most advanced certification for networking consultants, and certifies an individual's technical skills at the master level. Individuals who pass both of the required exams, one written and the other in a hands-on lab setting, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually requires at least three years of practical experience architecting, implementing, operating, and repairing complex Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also requires experience with Cisco devices and network solutions, broad understanding of LAN and WAN mechanisms, and a detailed understanding of the protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE certification has been recognized as the most technically advanced IT credential by CertMag.
The Skills of a CCIE Consultant
Cisco's CCIE credential recognizes consultants with the skills and background to handle the most challenging assignments in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are continually updated to grow along with the industry, focusing on current environments and real-world applications. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to renew it consultants have to pass a Cisco renewal test. This ensures that CCIEs don't get stale or overly focused so that they can provide the latest solutions to the widest array of problems involving the most recent networking technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select group of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco certified professionals qualify for the CCIE credential, a small fraction of IT professionals worldwide. In 2010, about 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were located in the US. Progent offers the services of around a dozen CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site IT support team, which represents an exceptionally large number for an independent small business IT service company.
CCIEs can resolve even the most complex issues encountered in network design, deployment, management, security, and repair. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal support staff in identifying problems with IOS Software network management utilities and developing workarounds or installing software patches to resolve problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their depth of expertise allows them to solve seemingly intractable problems quickly. In common instances, less seasoned engineers can burn up hours or even days wrestling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can solve in minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco products, but have multiple recognized technical certifications such as Microsoft MCSE, and a major security credential such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to offer complete services that incorporate a broad array of IT products without incurring extra costs and interruptions orchestrating multiple specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not easily available to small businesses. Progent is among the few consulting providers that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and mid-size companies. Also, Progent can provide quick contact with a CCIE online so that you can get immediate support for complex network problems that are impacting business efficiency but are beyond the scope of your local IT maintenance personnel. Progent's CCIE engineers can connect to your environment by means of sophisticated on-line support tools in order to provide quick and economical analysis and remediation of critical network problems. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your IT infrastructure, visit Progent's Online Support Services.
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