Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) and/or MCITP:EA Consultant San Mateo, California
Progent is seeking proven Sr. Microsoft computer consultants in San Mateo, California to assist a variety of small organizations to maintain IT environments based on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008, and Exchange 2007 through 2016. Important areas 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 an innovative computer support and IT outsourcing firm headquartered in San Jose, CA, in the heart of Silicon Valley. Unique models for customer acquisition, service delivery, network infrastructure, and employee benefits have allowed Progent to be one of the most rapidly growing and most respected Microsoft Partners in the U.S. Our extensive technical database and collaborative style of problem solving has helped Progent to build up a talented staff and a satisfied worldwide client base.
If you have earned an MCSE credential and reside in the San Mateo area, teaming with Progent and supporting Progent's clients will expand your technical abilities through cooperation with Progent's staff of collaborative, high-productivity consultants. Progent's focus on offering computer consulting and network help to small businesses will give you the chance to operate closely with top executives and add measurably to the growth of exciting businesses. In addition, Progent's virtual office infrastructure provides state-of-the-art technology for remote access and wireless communications to help you to deliver quick solutions when you take on mission-critical tasks.
Senior Microsoft Computer Consulting Expert
Work from home, virtual office infrastructure
Maintain and repair Microsoft Windows Server 2016, 2012, 2008-powered IT environments
Work on premises and online to identify and resolve both urgent and lingering issues related to reliability, protection, capacity, connectivity, and overall productivity
Install, setup and debug apps on Windows Servers
Deploy, setup 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
Plan information technology architectures including virtualized environments and on-premises, cloud-based, and hybrid cloud models
Maintain and administer MS Outlook client with back office Microsoft Exchange Server, Microsoft Office and Office 365, phone communications, and Internet access
Design and implement updates to MS desktop operating system, Windows Server, Active Directory, and Microsoft Exchange
Design and test protection policies such as on-premises high availability, fault tolerance, backup/restore and AV as well as offsite or cloud-based disaster recovery
Efficient system design and proactive health monitoring
Minimum Work Experience Requirements
10+ yearsí background in PC, server management and IT Infrastructure support (new software deployment, machine provisioning, problem isolation and repair)
5+ years consulting experience
Ability to troubleshoot application problems such as workstation software compatibility problems, server issues, data service problems, and access problems
Experience in business application support (Microsoft products)
Proven ability to operate effectively in a virtual office environment, delivering reliable follow-up and taking advantage online access and wireless connectivity technology
Operates independently and demonstrates strong sense of responsibility and initiative
Possess a reasonable understanding of network layers 1 through 7 and strong troubleshooting 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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