mscemike welcome to the world where everyone is an MCSE or MCSA nothing special about that. As a matter of fact MCSE certification doesn't mean shit in a real world environmet, it all comes down to experience. I've worked with techs who are supposedly MCSE and they are clueless when it comes to put their knowledge in use.
I have to agree with this. I first got my MCSE nine years ago in NT 3.51, and have maintained it and received a bunch of other certs since then. Most of these Microsoft "engineers", and I use the term very loosely, are of the paper variety. I've worked with some who didn't even know how to map a drive, let alone "send files to destroy a system". MCSE is little more than an acronym that looks good on the resume of someone applying for a helpdesk position.