Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or MCITP:EA Consultant Salinas, California
Progent is seeking experienced Senior Microsoft computer consulting experts in Salinas, California to help a variety of small organizations to maintain IT environments powered by Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, and Exchange 2007 through 2016. Important fields of expertise include network architecture, Active Directory design and troubleshooting, Exchange-based email, security, and server monitoring
Why Consultants Are Working with Progent
Progent is a progressive network consulting and IT outsourcing company based in San Jose, CA}, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Effective models for customer acquisition, support delivery, virtual office infrastructure, and employee benefits have allowed Progent to be among the fastest growing and most successful Microsoft Partners in America. Our extensive support information base and collaborative approach to problem resolution has helped Progent to retain a strong staff and a satisfied worldwide customer base.
If you have earned a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) accreditation and live in the Salinas area, teaming with Progent and supporting Progent's clients will expand your skills through interaction with Progent's team of collaborative, high-productivity engineers. Progent's focus on offering computer consulting and technical support to small and mid-size businesses will be your chance to operate personally with decision makers and add significantly to the growth of dynamic businesses. In addition, Progent's virtual office infrastructure provides advanced tools for remote access and mobile connectivity to help you to implement fast solutions when you help with mission-critical tasks.
Senior Microsoft IT Consulting Expert
Home-based, virtual office infrastructure
Maintain and repair Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008-powered IT environments
Work on premises and remotely to analyze and fix both urgent and lingering problems related to reliability, security, performance, accessibility, and general productivity
Install, setup and troubleshoot applications on Microsoft Windows Servers
Deploy, configure Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 desktops and notebooks
Configure and analyze a variety of network services and applications including AD, DNS, DHCP, IPAM, DFS & NTFRS
Design IT topologies including virtualized environments and private/dedicated/hybrid cloud models
Support and administer Microsoft Outlook client with back office Microsoft Exchange, Microsoft Office and Office 365, phone communications, and Internet connectivity
Design and carry out upgrades to MS desktop operating system, Windows Server, Active Directory, and Exchange
Design and validate security policies including onsite high availability, resilience, backups and anti-virus plus remote or cloud-based disaster recovery
Efficient network architecture and proactive health monitoring and alerting
Minimum Work Experience Requirements
10+ yearsí background in PC, server administration and network Infrastructure support (new software deployment, device setup, problem isolation and repair)
5+ years consulting background
Ability to troubleshoot software application problems including workstation software compatibility issues, server issues, data service problems, and connectivity problems
Experience in business productivity application assistance (Microsoft products)
Demonstrated ability to operate efficiently in a virtual office setting, providing consistent follow-through and utilizing online access and mobile communication technology
Operates independently and demonstrates high level of ownership and initiative
Has a reasonable knowledge of network layers L1-L7 and strong troubleshooting skills in L1-L4
Credentials Needed Current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP:EA)
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