Microsoft exams? Tough, you say? Pffft. 5-YEAR-OLD KID passes MCP test

Proud dad: 'son cached his opportunity'

Wannabe techies take note: A five-year-old kid from Coventry has passed Microsoft's Certified Professional exam.

According to the BBC, Ayan Qureshi – under the guidance of his dad, Asim – first showed an interest in computing at the age of three.

When the young lad arrived at the exam centre to sit the test, invigilators initially expressed concern about his age. But his father reassured them that the kid, who is now six, would do just fine on his own.

Ayan, who has his own computer network to play with at home and spends roughly two hours a day studying Microsoft's operating system, faced a tricky combination of questions during the exam, his dad explained.

"The hardest challenge was explaining the language of the test to a five-year-old," he said. "But he seemed to pick it up and has a very good memory."

He added:

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

Too much computing at this age can cause a negative effect, but in Ayan's case he has cached this opportunity.

So there you have it, Microsoft exams are in fact child's play. ®

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