Progent's organization is designed to make top network support talent accessible on short notice and affordably. Progent is unmatched in the network support arena for the ability to offer convenient, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after network engineers who qualify for this rare certification by passing strenuous testing by Cisco.
CCIE is the top recognition for network professionals, and certifies a person's networking skills at the expert level. Candidates who succeed in the two required exams, one written and the other in a lab environment, are awarded a CCIE certificate from Cisco. CCIE certification usually takes a minimum of three years of practical experience designing, implementing, operating, and repairing complex Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE certificate also demands experience with Cisco devices and network software, extensive knowledge of Local Area Network and Wide Area Network technologies, and an in-depth understanding of the network protocols used on routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE certification has been voted the most technically advanced IT certification by CertMag.
The Skills of a CCIE Engineer
Cisco's CCIE certification identifies consultants with the skills and background to succeed in the most challenging assignments in their field. The CCIE exams given by Cisco are regularly updated to evolve along with the state of the art, concentrating on contemporary technologies and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is valid for two years, and to renew it engineers need to take a Cisco renewal test. This ensures that CCIEs don't become out of date or too specialized so that they can offer the most advanced approaches to the widest range of challenges involving the most advanced connectivity products and technology.
CCIEs are an elite class of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco certified professionals qualify for the CCIE level, a small fraction of IT professionals in the industry. In 2010, around 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were registered in the US. Progent offers the skills of about a dozen CCIE-certified engineers on its phone-support and on-site network support group, which is an exceptionally large number for a publicly accessible small business IT support firm.
CCIEs can handle even the most complex problems involving network design, integration, management, protection, and repair. CCIEs operate on a privileged basis with Cisco's in-house support staff in isolating problems with Cisco IOS Software network management tools and developing workarounds or installing software patches to fix problems. CCIEs are an excellent value because their depth of experience allows them to fix complex problems quickly. In common instances, less qualified consultants can burn up many hours or days struggling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can solve in just minutes.
The majority of Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco products, but also have a variety of recognized technical certifications such as Microsoft MCSE, and a major network protection credential such as CISA or CISM. This permits Progent to provide end-to-end services that incorporate a wide range of IT products without requiring extra costs and delays managing too many specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large corporations or national ISPs, and so their help is not easily available to small businesses. Progent is among the rare consulting providers that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and mid-size companies. Also, Progent can provide quick access to a CCIE by phone so that you can receive timely support for urgent network problems that are hurting business productivity but are beyond the scope of your ordinary network maintenance personnel. Progent's CCIE support experts can tie into your network using secure remote support tools in order to provide quick and economical diagnosis and remediation of urgent system problems. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast help with your network, visit Progent's Online Support.
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