Progent's organizational structure is designed to make the best IT skills accessible quickly and economically. Progent is unmatched in the network support arena for being able to offer convenient, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco CCIEs. CCIEs are elite network professionals who qualify for this prestigious certification by passing strenuous testing by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the premier certification for networking engineers, and certifies a person's networking skills at the master level. Individuals who pass both of the mandatory tests, one written and one in a lab setting, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. CCIE certification usually takes at least three years of practical experience designing, implementing, operating, and troubleshooting large-scale Cisco environments. Earning a CCIE certificate also demands experience with Cisco devices and Cisco networking solutions, broad knowledge of LAN/WAN technologies, and an in-depth familiarity with the network protocols associated with routers, switches, bridges, and security devices. The elite CCIE certification has been recognized as the most technically advanced information technology certification by CertMag.
The Skills of a Cisco CCIE Engineer
CCIE certification identifies consultants with the knowledge and experience to succeed in the most challenging assignments in their field. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are continually updated to grow along with network technology, concentrating on contemporary technologies and practical applications. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to renew it engineers have to take a Cisco renewal exam. This ensures that CCIE engineers do not get stale or too specialized so that they can offer the latest solutions to the widest array of challenges associated with the most current networking products and technology.
CCIEs are a select group of engineers. Below 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals make it to the CCIE credential, a tiny minority of IT professionals in the industry. By 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were located in the US. Progent retains the services of about 12 CCIEs on its remote and on-site IT support group, which is an extraordinarily large number for a publicly accessible network service firm.
CCIEs can resolve the most complex issues associated with network planning, deployment, management, protection, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work with the highest priority with Cisco's in-house support staff in identifying anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration tools and developing alternate approaches or obtaining software updates to correct problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their depth of experience enables them to resolve seemingly intractable problems rapidly. In many instances, less seasoned consultants can spend many hours or days wrestling with a problem that an experienced CCIE can resolve in just minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco products, but also have multiple advanced industry certifications such as Microsoft MCSE, and a major security credential such as CISSP or CISA. This allows Progent to provide complete solutions that incorporate a wide range of IT products without incurring needless costs and interruptions orchestrating multiple consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs are employed by large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their services are not readily available to the general public. Progent is one of the rare service firms that makes CCIEs accessible to help small and mid-size businesses. In addition, Progent offers quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can receive timely help for urgent network issues that are hurting business efficiency but are outside the scope of your ordinary IT support providers. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your network via secure on-line support tools in order to provide fast and economical diagnosis and remediation of urgent system trouble. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your network, visit Progent's Online Support.
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