Pravan Kalyan, 9-years-old, Youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist
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Meet Pravan Kalyan, 9-years-old, youngest Microsoft certified Technology specialist in the world

youngest Microsoft certified Technology specialist

As a fourth grader at Willow Elementary School, Agoura Hills, Calif, Pranav Kalyan has risen to become the youngest Microsoft certified Technology specialist in the world at 9 years old.

youngest Microsoft certified Technology specialist

I barely know what was going on in the world and I was only playing the street round when I was 9, but this young chap has shamed me and other kids in that age circus.

Calif is a small city situated outside Los Angeles. Kalyan passed the MCTS test in ASP.NET Framework 3.5 on January 12, by that, he is more respected and smarter.

The Times of India was the first to report this story in an interview with the youngest Microsoft certified Technology specialist and his papa on the phone, the young chap originates from Tamil Nadu, a state in SouthEastern India. He claimed since the age of two, Pranav has started learning to use the computer.

Computer seem interesting to Pranav more than toy even as a toddler. At the age of six, he has started writing small computer programs. His father further mentioned that he is capable of solving integral and differential calculus. His mathematical inclination helped him in writing computer programs.

The youngest Microsoft certified Technology specialist mastered HTML which pushed him to the next level. About 18 months ago, he has started serious preparation for his MCTS test.

The genius while speaking said “I spend at least eight hours a day on computer programming during holidays”

After Pranav had passed the MCTS exam, he took the position of the youngest Microsoft certified Technology specialist from a Dubai student named Barbar Iqbal was 12 years when he passed the exam. The act of these boys clarifies Microsoft’s claim that Windows 8 is so easy and can even be used by children.

These kids are amazing, and since the breaking of this news, they got me thinking. Shame, without my calculator, I can’t successfully finish up a simple arithmetic, and here are kids solving calculus.

For real, genius does exist.

9 year old passed MCTS test, becomes youngest Microsoft certified Technology specialist. Does this challenge you at all?

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  1. Tojola Bolaji

    January 18, 2013 at 11:32 am

    This is very inspiring!. The boy is a real genius!
    This is a challenge to every kid and adult playing around the street doing nothing.Hope we all get to learn from this

    • Olukunle Moses

      January 18, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      Yes, imagine, he spent 18 hours per day on computer during holidays. Other kids plays around instead. thanks for reading my piece.

  2. faris

    January 20, 2013 at 6:54 am

    i am not like him…my mathematic such as calculus fail for me…only genius can solve it in a few minute…i am just normal human…

  3. mizdoc

    January 21, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Wow! I am so impressed!! But I sure hope he doesn`t spend ALL his time on the computer…he needs to get outside at least an hour a day and play with friends, and be a kid…
    That said, I think he`s amazing to become Microsoft Certified Specialist at such a young age.

  4. vipbag

    January 22, 2013 at 5:42 am

    thanx for a very informative post..this boys was genius this is very inspiring thanx a lot for sharing this post

  5. amely hopes

    January 24, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Man you are really a Computer freak Congrats for achievement keep up the good work

  6. Olukunle Moses

    January 27, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    He is a brain of the 21st century, but not the first kid to get this certificate, Microsoft is using this to prove that the Windows 8 is simple to understand and use, even by kids. Thanks for commenting.

  7. Riya

    January 31, 2013 at 10:43 am

    Really the boy is genius ! thanks for posting ..

    • Olawale Daniel

      January 31, 2013 at 10:50 am

      He’s a real genius of our time….I personally like him as a kid achieving greater things 🙂

  8. Anon bro

    May 15, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    This kid is tied with Arfa Karim who became a MCP at the age of 9. Beat that!


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