Progent's organizational structure is designed to make top network support talent available on short notice and economically. Progent is unmatched in the network support industry for the ability to provide convenient, quick, and budget-friendly access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are elite networking professionals who earn this rare certification only after intense examination by Cisco.
CCIE is the top recognition for networking consultants, and certifies a person's networking knowledge at the expert level. Individuals who succeed in the two required exams, one written and the other in a lab environment, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually requires a minimum of three years of practical seasoning architecting, deploying, managing, and repairing large-scale Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also demands experience with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking solutions, broad understanding of LAN/WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most advanced IT credential by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a CCIE Engineer
CCIE certification identifies engineers with the knowledge and background to handle the most challenging tasks in networking. The CCIE tests administered by Cisco are continually revised to evolve with the state of the art, focusing on contemporary technologies and practical problems. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to renew it engineers must take a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIE engineers do not get out of date or overly focused in order that they can provide the latest solutions to a broad array of problems associated with the most recent networking technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select class of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco certified individuals achieve the CCIE certification, a small minority of IT workers in the industry. In 2010, around 5,000 CCIEs were registered in the United States. Progent offers the skills of about 12 CCIE-certified engineers on its remote and on-site network consulting group, which is an extraordinarily large number for a publicly accessible small business IT service company.
CCIEs can handle the most challenging problems encountered in network planning, deployment, administration, protection, and repair. CCIEs operate closely with Cisco's internal support staff in isolating anomalies with IOS Software network administration utilities and developing alternate approaches or obtaining software updates to correct problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value since their depth of experience enables them to fix seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In many cases, less seasoned consultants can spend hours or even days wrestling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can solve in just minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but have multiple advanced industry credentials including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important security credential such as CISSP or CISM. This permits Progent to provide complete solutions that address a wide range of IT products without requiring extra expenses and interruptions orchestrating multiple specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large corporations or national ISPs, and so their services are not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is one of the few service providers that makes CCIEs available to assist small and medium sized companies. In addition, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant online so that you can receive timely help for urgent network problems that are impacting business efficiency but are beyond the experience of your local IT support personnel. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your environment via sophisticated on-line support tools in order to perform quick and economical diagnosis and remediation of urgent system problems. To learn how to talk to a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your network, go to Progent's Online Support Services.
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