MCSE and/or MCITP:EA, Microsoft MCSE and/or MCITP:EA Consultant Santa Rosa, California
Progent is seeking proven Senior Microsoft information technology consulting experts in Santa Rosa, California to help a variety of small and midsize organizations to manage networks powered by Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, and Microsoft Exchange 2007 through 2016. Important fields of expertise include network infrastructure, Active Directory design and troubleshooting, Exchange-based email, security, and server monitoring
Why Consultants Are Working with Progent
Progent is a progressive network support and IT outsourcing firm headquartered in San Jose, CA}, in the center of Silicon Valley. Effective models for customer acquisition, support delivery, virtual office environment, and employee compensation have allowed Progent to become one of the fastest growing and most successful Microsoft Partners in America. Our extensive support database and team style of problem solving has allowed Progent to build up a talented staff and a satisfied worldwide customer base.
If you hold a Microsoft MCSE certificate and live in the Santa Rosa area, joining Progent and supporting Progent's clients will improve your technical abilities through cooperation with Progent's staff of mutually supportive, high-productivity engineers. Progent's concentration on offering IT expertise and technical support to small and mid-size companies will give you the chance to work closely with decision makers and add measurably to the success of dynamic businesses. Also, Progent's virtual office network provides advanced technology for remote access and mobile connectivity to enable you to implement quick solutions when you take on mission-critical problems.
Sr. Microsoft Information Technology Consultant
Work from home, virtual office infrastructure
Maintain and troubleshoot Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008-powered networks
Operate onsite and remotely to analyze and fix both urgent and lingering problems associated with availability, protection, performance, connectivity, and overall functionality
Deploy, configure and troubleshoot applications on Microsoft Windows Servers
Deploy, configure 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
Plan information technology topologies including virtualized infrastructures and private/dedicated/hybrid cloud designs
Support and manage Microsoft Outlook client with back office Exchange, Microsoft Office suite, telephony, and Internet access
Plan and implement updates to Microsoft desktop operating system, Windows Server, AD, and Microsoft Exchange Server
Develop and validate security policies including onsite high availability, fault tolerance, backup/restore and AV as well as offsite or cloud-centric disaster recovery
Robust system architecture and 24x7 health monitoring
Minimum Work Experience Requirements
10+ yearsí background in desktop, server administration and IT Infrastructure support (new software installation, machine provisioning, problem identification and repair)
5+ years consulting background
Ability to troubleshoot software application problems such as desktop PC software compatibility issues, server problems, data service issues, and connectivity problems
Background in business productivity software assistance (Microsoft products)
Proven ability to work efficiently in a virtual office setting, providing consistent follow-through and utilizing online access and wireless communication tools
Works without supervision and demonstrates high level of ownership and initiative
Possess a working knowledge of network layers 1 through 7 and excellent debugging skills 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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