MCSE and/or MCITP:EA, Microsoft MCSE and/or MCITP:EA Consultant Fremont, California
Progent is looking for proven Senior Microsoft information technology consultants in Fremont, California to help a variety of small and midsize businesses to manage networks powered by Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, and Microsoft Exchange 2007 through 2016. Key areas of knowledge include network infrastructure, AD design and repair, Exchange-based messaging, security, and server monitoring
Advantages of Working with Progent
Progent is an innovative computer consulting and IT outsourcing firm based in San Jose, CA}, in the center of Silicon Valley. Unique models for client acquisition, support delivery, network environment, and employee compensation have enabled Progent to become one of the most rapidly growing and most successful Microsoft Partners in the United States. Our shared support database and team approach to problem solving has allowed Progent to build up a strong staff and a satisfied international customer base.
If you hold a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) certificate and live in the Fremont area, teaming with Progent and working for Progent's customers will expand your skills through cooperation with Progent's staff of mutually supportive, high-output engineers. Progent's concentration on offering IT consulting and network support to small businesses will give you the chance to work personally with decision makers and add measurably to the growth of dynamic companies. In addition, Progent's virtual office infrastructure offers advanced technology for remote support and mobile connectivity to enable you to deliver fast solutions when you help with mission-critical problems.
Senior Microsoft Information Technology Consulting Expert
Work from home, virtual office infrastructure
Support and repair Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008-based IT environments
Operate onsite and remotely to analyze and resolve both urgent and lingering issues related to reliability, protection, performance, connectivity, and overall functionality
Deploy, configure and troubleshoot applications hosted on Windows Servers
Deploy, configure Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7
Configure and analyze a variety of network services and applications including AD, DNS, DHCP, IPAM, DFS & NTFRS
Design IT architectures including virtualized environments and on-premises, cloud-based, and hybrid cloud models
Support and manage Microsoft Outlook client with back office Exchange Server, Microsoft Office suite, phone communications, and Internet access
Plan and carry out updates to MS desktop operating system, Windows Server, AD, and Microsoft Exchange
Develop and validate protection policies including onsite high availability, resilience, backup/restore and AV as well as offsite or cloud-based disaster recovery
Robust system design and proactive health monitoring
Minimum Work Experience Requirements
10+ yearsí background in PC, server management and network Infrastructure support (new software installation, device provisioning, problem identification and repair)
5+ years consulting experience
Ability to debug application problems such as workstation software compatibility problems, server issues, data service problems, and connectivity issues
Background in business productivity application assistance (Microsoft product family)
Proven ability to work efficiently in a virtual office setting, providing consistent follow-through and using remote access and wireless communication technology
Works without supervision and shows strong sense of ownership and initiative
Possess a reasonable understanding of networking layers 1 through 7 and excellent debugging skills in L1-L4
Credentials Needed Current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP:EA)
If you would like to look further into this position, you should e-mail your qualifications to firstname.lastname@example.org. Be sure to include the job code of the opportunity that you are asking about.
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