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2014-11-16T13:28:27Z
Little Ayan Qureshi is now six years old and embarking on his first year as a student at Clifford Bridge Primary School in the United Kingdom. However, he's not like most other classmates. He's an IT genius, a designation he earned by passing Microsoft's exam to become a Certified Professional when he was just five-years-old.

He achieved the feat on September 27, 2014, and is recognized as the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional in the world. While most other five-year-olds were happily playing with kid's meal toys and coloring books, Qureshi at that age built his own home computer lab, which is where he likes to spend his leisure time.

As for the exam, he found it difficult, but enjoyed the experience.

Ayan Qureshi
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"There were multiple choice questions, drag and drop questions, hotspot questions, and scenario based questions," Qureshi told BBC's Asian Network.

According to his father, the most difficult thing was explaining the language of the test in a way a five-year-old could understand. However, the child prodigy proved a quick learner with an excellent memory, traits that led to his achievement. His father introduced him to computers when he just three-years-old and would let him play with old hardware.

Ayan Qureshi on Laptop
Image Source: ayanqureshi.com

"I found whatever I was telling him, the next day he'd remember everything I said, so I started to feed him more information," his father said.

When he arrived to take the test, the exam supervisors voiced concerned that Qureshi was too young to be a candidate. His father assured them he'd be fine to take the test on his own. Turns out he was right.
starwhite
2014-11-16T14:46:20Z

WOW! The kid is awesomely talented! By the time he is twenty he will probably put Spock to shame. Way to go Jr.

KerrySoleim
2014-11-16T19:50:58Z

Amazing what happens when a parent actively teaches their kid.

AjayD
2014-11-16T20:13:50Z

I would say this boy was exceptional from the start. The potential of children should never be underestimated. Good parenting was certainly a factor here, but a boy of such intellect is bound for success. Well done.

Dave_HH
2014-11-16T20:15:07Z

So awesome. I am totally impressed. Very cool to see at such a young age. Look at him sitting in the server room. Ha! He should come hang with us around HH. ;)

BrentBusch
2014-11-17T01:14:43Z

Hey kid, thanks for making me feel dumber than I already did!

WilliamBelmont
2014-11-17T01:14:44Z

I see myself 25 years ago...

IvanDanielLaMadrid
2014-11-17T02:03:56Z

Mid Laguindab

PeterMilne
2014-11-17T02:15:32Z
MidLaguindab
2014-11-17T09:19:27Z
LalitGupta
2014-11-17T10:05:56Z

Great job.& within small age.

lipe123
2014-11-17T12:20:56Z

Maybe one day he gets to answer people's questions on the MS forums he wont be like the other MVP's that always copy paste "Run sfc /sannow. and if that doesn't work reinstall windows -good luck getting your data and settings transferred - thx for asking but really.. if it doesn't work we cant help"

VictorEllefsen
2014-11-17T16:01:52Z

Noob i can do the same

TimeTraveller
2014-11-18T11:49:26Z
ImmanuelHeita
2014-11-19T14:25:31Z

WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT how old eish