Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or MCITP:EA Consultant Sacramento, California
Progent is seeking experienced Senior Microsoft computer consulting experts in Sacramento, California to assist a variety of small businesses to manage IT environments powered by Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, and Microsoft Exchange 2007 to 2016. Important areas of expertise include network infrastructure, Active Directory design and repair, Exchange-based email, security, and server monitoring
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Progent is an innovative network consulting and information technology outsourcing company headquartered in San Jose, CA}, in the middle of Silicon Valley. Unique models for customer marketing, support delivery, network infrastructure, and employee benefits have allowed Progent to become among the fastest growing and most respected Microsoft Partners in the United States. Our shared technical database and team approach to problem resolution has allowed Progent to retain a strong staff and a satisfied worldwide customer base.
If you have been awarded an MCSE certificate and live in the Sacramento area, joining Progent and working for Progent's customers will improve your technical abilities through cooperation with Progent's team of collaborative, high-output consultants. Progent's focus on offering computer expertise and technical help to small and mid-size companies will give you the opportunity to work personally with decision makers and add significantly to the success of dynamic businesses. In addition, Progent's virtual office infrastructure provides advanced technology for remote access and mobile communications to help you to implement fast solutions when you help with mission-critical tasks.
Senior Microsoft IT Consultant
Home-based, virtual office infrastructure
Support and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008-based IT environments
Work onsite and online to analyze and fix urgent and ongoing issues related to availability, security, capacity, connectivity, and general productivity
Install, configure and troubleshoot apps hosted on Microsoft 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
Plan information technology architectures including virtualized environments and on-premises, cloud-based, and hybrid cloud designs
Support and manage Microsoft Outlook client with back office Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office and Office 365, telephony, and Internet connectivity
Plan and carry out updates to Microsoft desktop operating system, Windows Server, AD, and Exchange Server
Develop and test protection policies such as onsite high availability, fault tolerance, backup/restore and AV plus remote or cloud-centric disaster recovery
Robust network design and proactive server monitoring
Minimum Work Experience Requirements
10+ yearsí background in desktop, server management and network Infrastructure support (new software deployment, machine setup, problem isolation and repair)
5+ years consulting experience
Ability to troubleshoot software application issues including workstation software compatibility issues, server problems, data service issues, and access issues
Experience in business productivity application assistance (Microsoft products)
Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a virtual office environment, providing reliable follow-through and utilizing online access and wireless connectivity tools
Works without supervision and shows strong sense of responsibility and drive
Has a working knowledge of network layers 1 through 7 and strong debugging skills in layers 1 through 4
Credentials Needed Current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP:EA)
If you want to apply for this position, please e-mail your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include the job code of the opportunity that you are asking about.
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