At six, Hamza becomes youngest Microsoft Certified Professional


After Arfa Karim, who became the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional at the age of 9, another computer genius has made the entire country proud.

Muhammad Humza Shahzad,6, became the youngest Microsoft Professional.

To clear the exam of Microsoft Certification, a candidate needs to score 700 points while Humza scored 757 points at the exam which he took at the Microsoft Institute in London.

Humza currently lives in London with his parents, Asim Shahzad and Seemab Asim. Humza moved to England in 2011 when his father, Asim, got a job as a senior development manager at a multinational IT company in London.

After clearing that exam, Humza has become the youngest Microsoft Office Professional and second youngest Microsoft Certified Professional.

Ayan Qureshi, who cleared the exam at the age of 5, last year is also a Microsoft Certified Professional in Pakistan.

The Microsoft Certified Professional Certification revolves around Windows installation, configuration, network management etc. But what distinguishes Humza from other MCPs is his specialization in Microsoft Office Suite.

According to Microsoft, the candidate of this exam must be accustomed with the proper application of the primary features of MS Office Suite and demonstrate the same in the exam. The candidate must be able to use MS Office for various purposes such as editing 500-1000 words document, creating reports, making tables and multi-column newsletters to name a few.

Humza’s parents and his teachers are very proud of his achievements as he is a student of class one.

Tech Juice quoted Hamza’s father saying that previously MCP exams used to be very simple and MCQ based, but the format of exams have changed dramatically. The new exam format makes it difficult to pass the exam without having a complete grip on the product itself, he added.

Hamza required more than 6 month to get prepared for the MCPs exam. The true inspiration for Hamza was Arfa Karim following whom he started to take interest in technology when he was only 2 years old.

His teachers also said that Humza was always the star student in his class.

Humza’s parents are very glad that their son has achieved something that has a place in history at a very young age. Yes, he has made the entire country proud.

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