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Five-Year-Old Passes Microsoft Exam to Become Certified Professional

by Brandon Russell | November 21, 2014November 21, 2014 6:00 pm PDT

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At just six years old, Ayan Qureshi looks like any normal young boy. But, in fact, he is actually the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional. You have technical questions regarding your Windows machine? You’re in luck, because Ayan probably has answers—right after an episode of Spongebob.

According to the BBC, Ayan passed the exam, which consisted of multiple choice, drag and drop, and scenario-based questions, when he was just five-years-old. Is he the next Zuckerberg? Hard to say, but his dad, who is an IT consultant himself, said his son picked up the technical side pretty quick. When I was five, I was probably playing with action figures and Hot Wheels. Ayan is busy tinkering with computers.

Ayan has used his knowledge to run his own computer network at his home in Coventry, England, which he built himself. When asked what he wants to do when he grows up, Ayan said he wants to build a Silicon Valley empire in England; he already has the “E-Valley” name picked out. As for what Ayan likes to do in his spare time? His mother says he spends around two hours a day learning about Windows and how to install programs.

“Too much computing at this age can cause a negative effect,” Ayan’s mother said. “But in Ayan’s case, he has cached this opportunity.” Cached, indeed.

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Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...

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