Karachi’s eight-year-old Shafay Thobani, has become the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist, it was reported here.Born on March 13, 2004, Shafay grew interested in computers ever since he was a baby.
On April 9, 2012, Shafay appeared in the pro metric test and secured 91 per cent marks, thus becoming the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Training Specialist (MCTS) at the tender age of eight years and 24 days.
The boy is a certified professional in Microsoft Windows 7 Configuration and Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2. Before appearing in the exam, he remained under training of Microsoft certified trainers for 13 months.His trainer Faisal Durrani said it was a challenge for him to teach complicated concepts such as Domain Name System (DNS) and Internet Protocol (IP) address to a child as young as Shafay.
Speaking of the boy’s main areas of interest, Shafay’s father Dr Shah Thobani elated by the son’s achievement, told newsmen that his son liked network and communication programming. “Shafay has already completed 65 per cent of Microsoft Hyper-V virtualisation, too,” he added.
Shafay’s father told about his son,“Shafay was born in 2004, the same year Arfa was declared the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Professional at the age of nine. Arfa was an inspiration for us and I hope that Shafay, too, would be a role model for more children to show their tremendous talent. Shafay said, “I am proud of myself and I will work for Pakistan in any way possible.”
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