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Pakistani boy became youngest Microsoft Certified Professional

20 April, 2006

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Young and genious Pakistani kid broke the world record by passing the Microsofts exam and becoming worlds most youngest MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional - at the age of 9years and 27 days only.

The Worlds Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), passed the exam on 29th March 2006 through Prometric testing center. (Examinee ID=SR2274105 Registration No - n2asyd5345)

Name: Babar Iqbal

Fathers Name: Engineer Mr. Abdul Shahid Sadiq

Date of Birth: 02 March 1997

Place of Birth: Dera Ismail Khan
Province: NWFP
Country: Pakistan
Class: 5th
Key Skills: Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional, Web Development, Microsoft FrontPage XP, Flash MX, Director MX.
Family distinction: 5 brother and sisters are Microsoft Certified .Babar Iqbal being the Youngest. His sister Asifa Khan studying in the 7th , who is elder to him, aged 11 Years 4 months and 17 days is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Others are following :

       Asif Iqbal

       MCP, MCAD.NET , MCSD.NET , MCDBA , MCSA , CIW Security Analyst, Brainbench Certified

       E-mail: ai.itprofessional@gmail.com

       Kashif Khan

       MCP, MCSA, MCSE, CCNA, Brainbench Certified

       IT Manager

       Taj Al Mulook General Trading LLC,Dubai

       www.tajchem.com

      Mobile No: +971502753725

       Saima Khan

       MCP

The status of Babar Iqbal can be checked on the following link of Microsoft Website.

http://www.microsoft.com/learning/mcp/transcripts


Transcript id  :725359

Access Code:youngestmcp

Reader Comments:

We love you

Your are the youngest,anintelligent and loveable person of our genration Allah bless you. and we as a nation love you .
Maqbool USA

Maqbool Ahmed, United Kingdom - 20 April, 2006

victory

well done ,you have shown the world that pakistan has intelligent kids.

Imran Siddiqui, Pakistan - 21 April, 2006

Keep it Up!

It goes on the prove that excellence in an early age is possible. You have demonstrated it and I am sure you'll live up to it.

Keep it up!

Agha, Pakistan

Agha, Pakistan - 21 April, 2006

Congrats :)))

Wonderful to learn. May God bless you. Pakistan loves you :)

waseem, Pakistan - 21 April, 2006

True MCP or yet another Paper MCP?

As an IT educator I know that there are two ways of passing Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exams. The first method is to learn the technology with hands on experience for at least 6 months, developing deep understanding of all of its functionalities and application in various business implementation models. The second method is to learn-by-heart brain-dump questions and answers. Brain dumps are the memory recollection of the people who have experienced the MCP exams. In Pakistan, evidently, it is easy to obtain exact list of questions and answers prior to the exams even from certified examination centres. In a short, with brain-dump exam preparation methods even a hard working parrot could pass an MCP exam. People who prepare for MCP exam by using brain-dumps often do not even read the complete question before clicking the right choice of answers; they use keywords to identify the question. Unfortunately many people around the world choose to pass MCP exams by using the second methods. Such people are called paper MCP's and do not have the real life deep understanding of the technology that is required for the certification. Allegedly, majority of Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in Pakistan are actually paper MCPs. That may explain the reasons of us lagging behind India in IT.

Dear Babar Iqbal,

If you have used the first method (as described above) to pass your exam, then indeed you are a world champion and should feel good about yourself. The nation is proud of you. You should continue excelling in your studies and also learning the technology, “inshallah” brilliant career would be yours in the future.

However, if you have passed the MCP exam by using the second method, then I would recommend you to be cautious. I think that any brilliant 9 year old student could actually pass MCP exams by working hard to learning-by-heart the questions and answers. This kind of hard work does not have much value, as it does not fulfil the purpose of becoming a true MCP. Such a success would be misleading and may make you feel that you are extraordinary genius. This kind of felicitous over confidence would certainly be damaging towards your regular studies. If your father and elder siblings have also passed their MCP exam by using the second method, then I am afraid that they have not been responsible role-models for you. I hope that you are smart enough to read this text and make your own judgement.

I wish you all the best for your future and many true successes.

Saad Khan


Saad Khan, Pakistan - 22 April, 2006

well done

Keep up the good work ,as a whole nation we are proud of you. May Allah bless with everything you wish for.Work hard kid and prove to the world that what pakistan has got!~ Allah hafiz~

Asfoor, Pakistan - 22 April, 2006

Good job!

Mashaallah, you did a good job with MCP.

May allah(swt) increase your knowledge in Islaam as well, ameen!

WAS
Mujahed

Mujahed, Hungary - 22 April, 2006

ALLAH-O-AKBAR

May ALLAH keep the boy &Family in his Aman and I Pray that the children of our Country all Show the same dedication & devotion as shown by Baber.AMEEN

nisarchowdhari, Ukraine - 23 April, 2006

I am proud of you

My Dear Babar Congratulations! your outstanding acheivement proves that we are second to none.
commitment and dedication always shine - well done! and not forgeting the inspirations of your family members & teachers. My best wishes
S.P.BOKHARI - ADDIS ABABA ETHIOPIA


SAFDAR PERVEZ BOKHARI, Pakistan - 23 April, 2006

Well done!!!

MASHALLAH thats amazing you have done a great job and made not only your parents but Pakistan proud as well

Ali, Pakistan - 23 April, 2006

allthe best for the future halika, you made us all proud, dhera kha kar uko wrora , all the best wish wishes and regards to you and your family...pa makha da kha sha

adam khan, Pakistan - 23 April, 2006

Great Yaar . . U R Genious

salam ,
How R U , Hopefully to be fine and hapy So that I'm Afrid From Quetta, Please I want To be In Contact With You Can U help me .... What Ever YOu have Done Yo u R Great ,,.. Really Grea !!!!!! . . Allah Aur Hamari Duaaye aap ke sath hain .... Wish U best of Luck have a Bright future . . . .

Afrid, Pakistan - 24 April, 2006

A usggestion

Hi there.
I am happy that you got that certification in very early age but just a small advice to others who are planning to take that test.

Microsoft certifications are a career certification and help professional who are already working in certain envoinmnet. Nobody should try to sit in this certification if he haven't finish his atleast 3rd or 4th year of undergraduation, becuase this certification will give you nothing just a peace of paper unleass you are professional and already working or seeking a job related to these certifications.

Please don't waste your time on these certification unless you need it becuase you are not going to use it anyway and the outline of these certification change so often so when you will come to the age of using it, there will be some other certification took place



Syed Rizvi, United Kingdom - 25 April, 2006

An Advice

Hi there.
I am happy that you got that certification in very early age but just a small advice to others who are planning to take that test.

Microsoft certifications are a career certification and help professional who are already working in certain envoinmnet. Nobody should try to sit in this certification if he haven't finish his atleast 3rd or 4th year of undergraduation, becuase this certification will give you nothing just a peace of paper unleass you are professional and already working or seeking a job related to these certifications.

Please don't waste your time on these certification unless you need it becuase you are not going to use it anyway and the outline of these certification change so often so when you will come to the age of using it, there will be some other certification took place



Syed Rizvi, United Kingdom - 25 April, 2006

You are the VICTOR

Geetay Rahoo our son.

KHALID AWAN, Pakistan - 26 April, 2006

Fabulous Job

That is a fabulous and EXTREMELY important acheivement that cannot be overstated. No matter when he will actaully use the skills in a professional environment, they are important, and absolutely proof of his ingenuity, and intelligence that will work in his favor for the rest of his life. These are the kinds of achievesments are we need to encourgae our kids to do...learning for its own sake -that is what is important. He will always be Microsofts YOUNGEST Certified Professional; on any resume that he writes for the rest of his life! Great JOB!!

QTA, United Kingdom - 30 April, 2006

I Love You

Dear Brother,
I Love You.
You Made Me Feel Proud.


Kashif Khan, Ukraine - 03 May, 2006

I agreed

I totally agreed with Mr.Saeed Khan.

Shahzad Anwer, Pakistan - 06 May, 2006

Rs 100,000 Reward

Taj Al Mulook - Leading distributor of industrial raw materials & chemicals across Middle East, Asian sub continent & African region announces a reward of Rs. 100,000 on his achievement

Taj Al Mulook Chemicals -Dubai, Ukraine - 07 May, 2006

wow .... what a job u done >>>> great

U make us and our country proud ;-) well done ..keep it up my prayers are always with u ....!

Syed Hassan Farhan Rizvi, Pakistan - 13 May, 2006

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