Progent's organization is geared towards making top network support talent accessible quickly and affordably. Progent is a leader in the IT consulting industry for the ability to provide convenient, rapid, and budget-friendly access to Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts (CCIEs). Cisco-certified CCIEs are sought-after networking professionals who qualify for this rare certification only after intense examination by Cisco.
CCIE (Cisco Certified Internetwork Expert) is the top recognition for network engineers, and indicates an individual's networking knowledge at the master level. Individuals who succeed in the two mandatory exams, one written and the other in a hands-on lab environment, receive a CCIE credential from Cisco. Becoming a CCIE usually requires a minimum of three years of practical experience designing, deploying, operating, and troubleshooting large-scale Cisco environments. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also demands a familiarity with Cisco devices and Cisco networking solutions, extensive understanding of Local and Wide Area Network technologies, and a detailed understanding of the network protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE certification has been recognized as the most technically advanced information technology certification by CertMag.
The Capabilities of a Cisco CCIE Consultant
The CCIE certification identifies experts with the knowledge and background to handle the most challenging tasks in networking. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are regularly revised to evolve with network technology, focusing on current environments and practical problems. The CCIE credential is active for two years, and to renew it consultants have to pass a Cisco renewal test. This guarantees that CCIE engineers do not become stale or overly focused in order that they can provide the latest solutions to a broad array of challenges associated with the most recent connectivity technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select class of consultants. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified individuals qualify for the CCIE certification, a tiny minority of information technology professionals in the industry. By 2010, about 5,000 CCIEs were estimated to be in the US. Progent offers the services of around 12 CCIEs on its remote and on-site IT support group, which represents an extraordinarily large number for a publicly accessible network support organization.
CCIEs can handle the most difficult problems encountered in network planning, deployment, administration, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work closely with Cisco's internal engineers in isolating anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network administration tools and developing workarounds or installing software updates to correct problems. CCIEs represent an excellent value because their deep experience allows them to resolve complex problems quickly. In many instances, less qualified engineers can burn up hours or days struggling with a problem that a certified CCIE can resolve in minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only expert at Cisco networking solutions, but have multiple advanced industry credentials including Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and an important security certification such as CISSP or CISM. This allows Progent to provide complete services that incorporate a wide range of IT products without requiring needless expenses and interruptions managing too many specialists.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
Most CCIEs work for large enterprises or national ISPs, and so their help is not easily accessible to the general public. Progent is one of the few consulting organizations that makes CCIEs available to assist small and medium sized companies. Also, Progent offers quick access to a CCIE-certified consultant by phone so that you can receive immediate help for urgent network problems that are hurting worker productivity but are outside the scope of your ordinary IT maintenance personnel. Progent's CCIE consultants can connect to your network by means of sophisticated on-line troubleshooting tools in order to perform quick and economical diagnosis and repair of critical network problems. To find out how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for fast assistance with your network, visit Progent's Remote Support.
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