Progent's organizational structure is geared towards making top network support skills accessible on short notice and affordably. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting arena for being able to offer convenient, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). CCIEs are elite network engineers who earn this prestigious certification by passing strenuous testing by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier recognition for networking professionals, and indicates a person's networking skills at the master level. Individuals who succeed in the two required exams, one written and one in a hands-on lab setting, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually takes at least three years of real-world experience designing, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting large-scale Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also requires experience with Cisco hardware and network solutions, broad understanding of LAN and WAN technologies, and a detailed understanding of the protocols associated with appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE certification has been recognized as the most technically advanced information technology credential by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
The CCIE credential identifies engineers with the skills and experience to succeed in the most difficult assignments in their field. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are regularly revised to evolve with network technology, focusing on current technologies and practical problems. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to keep it current engineers have to pass a Cisco renewal test. This guarantees that CCIE engineers don't get stale or too focused so that they can provide the most advanced approaches to a broad range of challenges associated with the most advanced network and security technology.
CCIEs are a select class of consultants. Below 3% of all Cisco certified individuals make it to the CCIE credential, a small minority of IT workers worldwide. In 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the United States. Progent retains the services of around 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its phone-support and on-site network consulting team, which represents an extraordinarily large number for a publicly accessible small business IT support organization.
CCIEs can resolve even the most complex problems encountered in network planning, integration, management, protection, and repair. CCIEs operate closely with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying anomalies with IOS Software network administration utilities and coming up with alternate approaches or installing software updates to resolve problems. CCIEs are an exceptional value because their depth of expertise allows them to resolve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In common cases, less seasoned engineers can burn up many hours or even days struggling with a task that a certified CCIE can solve in just a few minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco products, but have a variety of recognized technical credentials such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network protection certification such as CISA or CISM. This permits Progent to provide end-to-end solutions that address a wide array of technologies without requiring needless costs and delays managing too many consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or national ISPs, and so their skills are not easily accessible to the general public. Progent is among the rare consulting organizations that makes CCIEs accessible to support small and medium sized companies. In addition, Progent can provide fast contact with a CCIE by phone so that you can get immediate help for urgent network problems that are impacting business efficiency but are beyond the experience of your local IT support resources. Progent's CCIE engineers can tie into your environment by means of sophisticated on-line support technology in order to perform quick and affordable analysis and remediation of critical system problems. To learn how to contact a Progent CCIE for fast help with your IT infrastructure, go to Progent's Online Support.
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