Pakistani student sets world record for MPC program

Being called a Microsoft Certified Professional is a big deal if you’re a fan of Microsoft products. But what if you set a world record while doing it? This has become a reality for Pakistani student Shayan Anique Akhtar: He set a world record in the Microsoft Professional Certificate program. The exam is marked out of 1000 - and he scored 998. As you’ve worked out, he’s not bad with Microsoft products.

In addition to being a Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP), he is also a Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) and a Microsoft Professional Developer (MPD). While his age is not given, he is a student, making this all even more impressive. The Microsoft Professional certification endorses those who have shown their abilities and knowledge of Microsoft's products, concluding in an exam to show your knowledge.

Hard work has its rewards as Akhtar’s name will appear in the Guinness Book of World Records, and he is scheduled to meet Bill Gates in July. It is a considerable privilege to meet the man responsible for a great deal of Microsoft's previous successes.

Thanks to ShareShiz for the tip in our forums.

Source: Geo.tv

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I knew this was to be a fraud because I also scored 1000/1000 on a SharePoint exam back in 2008 and I never got any "recognition" for that besides, of course, achieving the MCTS status for such exam. And even though I was very proud of myself I was quite aware that I wasn't the only one to ever get a 1000/1000 score.

How does that work? I scored 1000/1000 on the Microsoft Certified Professional Developer: Enterprise Applications 3.5 and so did a co-worker, why aren't we in the records?

Yawn.

So he learned the exam preparation material. But can he figure his way out of problems with MS tools when they're not working as expected?

_dandy_ said,
Yawn.

So he learned the exam preparation material. But can he figure his way out of problems with MS tools when they're not working as expected?

..and therein lies the real test. Score in the test means nothing if you can't perform worth beans in the field.

MPC stands for Microsoft Partner Competency. I'm pretty sure in this case it was meant MCP - Microsoft Certified Professional. Which is completely different...
I also know many people who achieved 1000 in MS exams, don't really get why this is special, or even a world record.

Are these MCP tests worth having or are they just a compliment to a degree or a more focused career path ?

Would you hire someone with an Computing Degree over someone who just did MCP for example ?

oceanmotion said,
Are these MCP tests worth having or are they just a compliment to a degree or a more focused career path ?

Would you hire someone with an Computing Degree over someone who just did MCP for example ?

Just a MCP? Hell no, not even close. A MCSE...well maybe, depends on the job I think, but it'll be way more technical career. But don't think that person would grow more without a degree 'as much'

? i've done several MS exams, and some of them with 1000 score (100%) and i know several more MCP who done that... i don't get this news.

So did he set the record for scoring the highest ever? Or did he do it by becoming the youngest to pass the test?

spacer said,
So did he set the record for scoring the highest ever? Or did he do it by becoming the youngest to pass the test?

Scoring the highest score ever. Scored 99.8% out of 100%

plasmarox said,
I don't think that it is far to say he is "lucky"...

Had to read your comment two or three times to realize you meant so say "fair".