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Nine Year Old Becomes Microsoft Certified Professional

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Nine Year Old Becomes Microsoft Certified Professional

I know the youth of today is acknowledged as being far more tech savvy than older generations, but this is ridiculous...

To add some Chrimbo cheer today and perhaps explain why Microsoft users go through so much pain each year is news that a nine year old Indian girl has become the youngest person to pass the Microsoft Certified Professional examination.

Clearly destined to run the company one day M Lavinashree, from the rural town state of Tamil Nadu, was the little genius to pass with flying colours and has been presented with a special plaque by the bigwigs at Redmond. The previous record holder? Arfa Karim, a ten year old girl from Pakistan (I sense the political fallout already!).

On the other hand maybe we shouldn't be surprised, as at the age of three Lavinashree broke the record for reciting all 1330 couplets of Thirukural - something I didn't ace until at least four... *cough*

So I send you off to your Christmas presents with this happy thought: no matter what there's always someone far, far cleverer than you... ;)

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Ohmz

December 25, 2008, 5:24 am

"...as at the age of three Lavinashree broke the record for reciting all 1330 couplets of Thirukural - something I didn't ace until at least four... *cough*"





Video or it didn't happen Gordon!






Gordon394

December 25, 2008, 7:26 am

@Ohmz - of course it didn't happen ;)

smodd

December 25, 2008, 8:52 am

Well considering that "only" 1% of global population have 200 IQ that means 60 millions people otu there that can smash you almost in anything =)

Gdub

December 25, 2008, 9:32 am

Wow, that is some award, a special plague. Must of been awarded by the previous youngest record holder. hehe

Oliver Levett

December 25, 2008, 9:36 pm

I'm interested in how this was achieved, as the MCP process some actual work in the real world (as in, employment).





Is it just that the exam part of the process was passed (which is probably relatively easy with a bit of cramming...)?





Also, Microsoft gave a special "plague"... Is that something like a billion 4MHz PICAXEs thrown at you?

Gordon394

December 25, 2008, 9:38 pm

@Gdub & Oliver - couldn't resist, was wondering how long I could get away with that ;)

Williamn

December 26, 2008, 6:23 am

The problem is IQ is a very specific measure of intelligence and does not guarantee happiness. Far from it in some cases.

Gordon394

December 26, 2008, 9:07 am

Don't believe I mentioned IQ in any way ;)

smodd

December 26, 2008, 8:15 pm

I never said like a statement (IQ) just your probabilities of succeed can go higher in most real life situation, and for just an example if you are more intelligente that normal IQ ppl just answer this question Whats intelligence? Six seconds or more and you probably dont have an IQ higher that the average ppl...=)

SRS

December 27, 2008, 3:40 pm

"no matter what there's always someone far, far cleverer than you" - but take comfort: there's clearly a place for stupid people at Microsoft too. I offer Windows Mobile as evidence.

hankb6d

December 29, 2008, 8:59 pm

Struggling maybe with my own IQ and reading ability, the title of this article is "Nine Year Old Needs To Get A Life" maybe someone with the required intelligencia can correct me on this howler.

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