Pakistani 8 Years Old Student Becomes World’s Youngest Microsoft Certified Specialist


Karachi, Shafay Thubani is an eight years old talented Pakistani student who has become the youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist of the world. The event was held in a hotel on Wednesday. Before this talented student, Arifa Karim Randhawa was the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified professional at the age of only nine years. The talented student, Shafay was born on March 13, 2004 and started taking interest in computer since he was a baby.

The announcement has been made during an event, that Shafay appeared in the Prometric test which was held on April 9, 2012 and secured 91 percent marks thus making him the youngest Microsoft Certified Training Specialist (MCTS) of the world at the age of eight years and 24 days. This talents student is certified professional in Microsoft Window 7 Configuration and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. He got training of Microsoft certified trainers for 13 years before appearing in this exam.

His trainer, Faisal Durrani expressed that it was a challenge for him to give training to a child like Shafay of very difficult concepts like Domain Name System (DNS) and Internet Protocol (IP) address. Then he decided to split this 40 hour course which was designed for child IT specialists into 13 months. We trained this child with the help of easy examples to get the concepts. Mr. Durrani further added that he taught him for three or four hours daily and also allow him by giving breaks in which he likes swimming, playing football or rollerblading.

Dr. Thobani said that the child likes network and communication programming. He has already completed 65 percent of Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization. The Microsoft award is the title which is given to those who complete master the programs of company and is often used by the adult to enhance their career in the technology.

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