9-year-old boy is now the world's youngest Microsoft tech specialist

You may remember that back in December we reported on a video that featured kids in a Microsoft store showing adults how to use Windows 8. It seemed like a funny way to show how Windows 8 is supposed to be easy to use.

Well, as it turns out, there's a 9-year-old boy from India that not only could show most people how to use Windows 8 but a whole lot more as well. The Times of India reports that the boy, 4th grader Pranav Kalyan, has now passed the Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist exam. He is the youngest person to become a certified Microsoft tech specialist. The record was previously held by a 12-year-old in Dubai.

While Pranav was born in India, he now resides in California. He first started working on computers at the ripe old age of 2. His father Kalyan states, "As a toddler, Pranav was more fascinated by computers than toys. He started writing small software programs at the age of six. He is capable of solving problems in differential calculus and integral calculus. His efficiency in mathematics helped him write programs."

He prepared himself for the exam for 18 months and says he spent eight hours a day on computer programming over the recent holiday period. Pranav says he wants to be a scientist when he grows up, but before that happens, we suspect he will be making some money fixing PC systems.

Source: The Times of India

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