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 typically takes at least three years of practical seasoning architecting, implementing, operating, and repairing complex Cisco networks. Qualifying for a CCIE credential also demands a familiarity with Cisco hardware and Cisco networking solutions, extensive understanding of LAN and WAN mechanisms, and an in-depth familiarity with the network protocols used on appliances such as routers, switches, bridges, and firewalls. The elite CCIE certification has been voted the most technically advanced IT credential by CertMag.
The Skills of a CCIE Engineer
The CCIE certification identifies consultants with the knowledge and background to succeed in the most challenging assignments in networking. The CCIE exams administered by Cisco are regularly revised to grow with network technology, focusing on contemporary technologies and real-world problems. The CCIE certification is active for two years, and to renew it consultants must take a Cisco renewal test. This ensures that CCIE engineers don't get out of date or too specialized so that they can offer the most advanced solutions to the widest range of challenges involving the most advanced network and security technology.
CCIEs are a highly-select group of engineers. Less than 3% of all Cisco qualified professionals qualify for the CCIE level, a tiny minority of IT workers in the industry. In 2010, around 5,000 Cisco Certified Internetwork Experts were located in the US. Progent offers the skills of around a dozen CCIEs on its remote and on-site IT consulting group, which represents an exceptionally high number for a publicly accessible computer support organization.
CCIEs can handle the most complex problems encountered in network design, integration, administration, security, and troubleshooting. CCIEs work on a privileged basis with Cisco's internal engineers in identifying anomalies with Cisco IOS Software network management utilities and developing workarounds or obtaining software patches to correct problems. CCIEs represent an exceptional value because their deep expertise allows them to resolve seemingly intractable problems quickly. In common cases, less seasoned engineers can burn up hours or even days wrestling with a task that an experienced CCIE can resolve in just a few minutes.
Most Progent CCIEs are not only experienced with Cisco networking solutions, but also have multiple advanced technical credentials such as Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE), and a major security credential such as CISA or CISM. This allows Progent to offer end-to-end solutions that incorporate a wide range of IT products without requiring needless expenses and interruptions orchestrating multiple consultants.
Progent's CCIE Support Services
The vast majority of CCIEs work for large corporations or nationwide ISPs, and so their skills are not easily accessible to small businesses. Progent is one of the rare support organizations that makes CCIEs available to help small and mid-size companies. In addition, Progent offers fast contact with a CCIE by phone so that you can receive timely support for complex network issues that are hurting business productivity but are beyond the scope of your ordinary network maintenance providers. Progent's CCIE engineers can connect to your environment using the latest on-line support technology in order to perform quick and economical analysis and remediation of critical network trouble. To learn how to get in touch with a Progent CCIE for timely help with your network, visit Progent's Online Support.
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