Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or MCITP:EA Consultant Oakland, California
Progent is looking for proven Senior Microsoft information technology consulting experts in Oakland, California to help a range of small businesses to manage networks powered by Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, and Microsoft Exchange 2007 to 2016. Key fields of expertise include system architecture, Active Directory design and troubleshooting, Exchange-based messaging, security, and server monitoring
Benefits of Working with Progent
Progent is an innovative computer consulting and information technology outsourcing company headquartered in San Jose, CA}, in the middle of Silicon Valley. Unique models for customer marketing, support delivery, virtual office environment, and employee compensation have allowed Progent to be one of the most rapidly growing and most successful Microsoft Partners in the U.S. Our extensive technical information base and collaborative approach to problem resolution has allowed Progent to retain a talented staff and a satisfied international customer base.
If you currently have an MCSE certificate and reside in the Oakland area, teaming with Progent and working for Progent's clients will expand your skills through cooperation with Progent's staff of collaborative, high-output consultants. Progent's focus on providing IT consulting and technical support to small businesses will give you the opportunity to work closely with top executives and add measurably to the growth of dynamic companies. Also, Progent's virtual office network offers advanced tools for remote support and wireless connectivity to help you to implement quick solutions when you take on mission-critical problems.
Sr. Microsoft Information Technology Consultant
Home-based, virtual office infrastructure
Maintain and repair Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008-powered networks
Work onsite and remotely to identify and fix both urgent and ongoing issues related to reliability, protection, capacity, connectivity, and overall productivity
Install, setup and debug apps hosted on Microsoft Windows Servers
Deploy, setup Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 desktop PCs and laptops
Configure and analyze a variety of network services and applications including AD, DNS, DHCP, IPAM, DFS & NTFRS
Design information technology architectures including virtualized infrastructures and on-premises, cloud-based, and hybrid cloud models
Maintain and manage MS Outlook client with back office Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office suite, phone communications, and Internet connectivity
Plan and carry out updates to MS desktop OS, Windows Server, AD, and Microsoft Exchange Server
Design and validate security policies such as on-premises high availability, resilience, backup/restore and anti-virus plus remote or cloud-centric disaster recovery
Efficient network design and proactive server monitoring and alerting
Minimum Work Experience Requirements
10+ yearsí background in PC, server administration and network Infrastructure support (new software installation, device setup, problem isolation and resolution)
5+ years consulting experience
Ability to debug application problems including desktop PC software compatibility issues, server problems, data service problems, and access problems
Background in business software assistance (Microsoft product family)
Proven ability to operate efficiently in a virtual office environment, providing reliable follow-up and taking advantage online access and wireless communication technology
Works without supervision and shows high level of ownership and initiative
Has a working understanding of networking layers 1 through 7 and strong debugging capabilities in layers 1 through 4
Credentials Required Current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP:EA)
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