Progent's organization is geared towards making the best IT talent available quickly and economically. Progent is unmatched in the IT consulting arena for the ability to offer easy, rapid, and cost-effective access to Cisco CCIEs. Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after network engineers who qualify for this prestigious certification only after intense testing by Cisco.
CCIE is the top recognition for network professionals, and indicates an individual's technical knowledge at the expert level. Candidates who succeed in both of the required tests, one written and the other in a lab environment, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification usually requires at least three years of real-world experience designing, deploying, managing, and troubleshooting complex Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE certificate also requires a familiarity with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking solutions, broad understanding of LAN and WAN technologies, and a detailed familiarity with the protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The prestigious CCIE credential has been voted the most technically advanced information technology certification by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
The CCIE certification recognizes engineers with the knowledge and background to handle the most challenging tasks in their field. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are regularly revised to grow with the industry, concentrating on current technologies and practical applications. The CCIE credential is valid for two years, and to renew it engineers must take a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIEs do not become out of date or too narrowly focused in order that they can provide the most advanced approaches to a broad array of problems associated with the most recent connectivity technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select group of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco accredited professionals make it to the CCIE level, a small fraction of information technology workers in the industry. In 2010, around 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were located in the United States. Progent retains the services of about a dozen CCIEs on its phone-support and on-site IT consulting group, which is an exceptionally high number for an independent computer support company.
CCIEs can handle even the most challenging problems associated with network planning, integration, administration, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs operate closely with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration utilities and developing alternate approaches or obtaining software patches to correct problems. CCIEs are an excellent value since their depth of experience enables them to fix the most intractable problems quickly. In many cases, less qualified consultants can spend hours or even days wrestling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can resolve in minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco technologies, but have a variety of advanced technical credentials including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major network security certification such as CISSP or CISA. This permits Progent to provide complete solutions that incorporate a broad array of technologies without incurring needless expenses and delays managing multiple specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large enterprises or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not readily available to smaller businesses. Progent is among the few consulting organizations that makes CCIEs accessible to support small and medium sized businesses. Also, Progent offers fast access to a CCIE by phone so that you can get timely help for complex network issues that are hurting business productivity but are outside the scope of your local IT support personnel. Progent's CCIE consultants can tie into your environment by means of the latest on-line support tools in order to perform fast and economical analysis and repair of urgent system problems. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely assistance with your network, go to Progent's Online Support.
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