Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or MCITP:EA Consultant Salinas, California
Progent is seeking experienced Sr. Microsoft computer consulting experts in Salinas, California to assist a range of small and midsize businesses to manage IT environments powered by Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, and Exchange 2007 to 2016. Key fields of knowledge include system infrastructure, AD design and troubleshooting, Exchange-based messaging, security, and server monitoring
Benefits of Teaming with Progent
Progent is an innovative computer consulting and information technology outsourcing firm based in San Jose, CA}, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Unique models for client acquisition, service delivery, virtual office environment, and employee compensation have allowed Progent to be among the most rapidly growing and most respected Microsoft Partners in the United States. Our extensive support database and team approach to problem solving has helped Progent to build up a talented staff and a satisfied international client base.
If you have earned an MCSE credential and live in the Salinas area, teaming with Progent and working for Progent's clients will improve your technical abilities through cooperation with Progent's staff of collaborative, high-productivity consultants. Progent's focus on offering computer expertise and network help to small and mid-size businesses will be your opportunity to work closely with top executives and contribute significantly to the success of exciting businesses. Also, Progent's virtual office infrastructure offers state-of-the-art tools for remote access and wireless connectivity to help you to deliver quick solutions when you take on mission-critical tasks.
Senior Microsoft Computer Consultant
Home-based, virtual office environment
Support and troubleshoot Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008-powered IT environments
Work on premises and online to analyze and fix both urgent and lingering problems related to reliability, protection, performance, connectivity, and overall functionality
Install, configure and debug applications 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 IT topologies including virtualized infrastructures and private/dedicated/hybrid cloud designs
Maintain and administer MS Outlook client with back office Microsoft Exchange Server, MS Office and Office 365, telephony, and Internet access
Design and implement upgrades to MS desktop OS, Windows Server, Active Directory, and Microsoft Exchange
Develop and validate security policies including on-premises high availability, resilience, backup/restore and anti-virus plus offsite or cloud-based disaster recovery
Efficient network architecture and proactive health monitoring
Minimum Work Experience Requirements
10+ yearsí experience in desktop, server administration and network Infrastructure support (new software deployment, machine provisioning, problem isolation and resolution)
5+ years consulting experience
Ability to troubleshoot software application problems such as desktop PC software compatibility issues, server problems, data service problems, and access issues
Experience in business software assistance (Microsoft product family)
Demonstrated ability to operate effectively in a virtual office setting, delivering reliable follow-up and taking advantage remote access and wireless connectivity tools
Operates without supervision and demonstrates strong sense of responsibility and drive
Has a working understanding of network layers L1-L7 and excellent debugging capabilities in L1-L4
Credentials Required Current Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or Microsoft Certified IT Professional (MCITP:EA)
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