5-year-old becomes world’s youngest computer specialist
Ayan Qureshi passed the test to become a Microsoft Certified Professional after only five months of training.
A Pakistani-British schoolboy has set a new world record by becoming the youngest qualified computer specialist after passing a Microsoft Windows exam, UK’s daily the Telegraph reported Friday.
Ayan Qureshi, who is just five-years-old, passed the test to become a Microsoft Certified Professional after only five months of training.
During the two-hour test, Qureshi was competing with several other adults
“We are just so proud of him,” Qureshi’s father told the daily.
“He has plans to take an advanced test in the future but he has to concentrate on school for now,” he said.
The young boy was first introduced to computers at the age of three by his father.
“He was very interested in computers from the age of three so I started explaining to him about hardware and software and installing programs,” the father said.
“I found that whatever I told him, he was able to remember it the next day, so I built a computer lab in our house for him to use, and he loves it,” he said.
The test, which is usually taken by young adults, include questions on hardware, software and the understanding of the Windows operating system.