Written by Prakriti Panwar, a grade 12 student
Recently, a 4-year-old girl from Karachi, Pakistan became the youngest person to become a Microsoft professional.
Arish Fatima managed to score a 831 on the Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) exam, which is 131 more marks than the minimum passing marks required for professionals.
The MCP is a test that IT professionals take to “validate” their expertise in the field. Once an individual passes the test, they’re open to multiple new opportunities and avenues. The test itself is divided into six categories (such as Cloud, Mobility, etc) each of which is called a “Microsoft related technology.” Though these are the broad categories, there are some “core technologies” that make it up. The Microsoft Certified Professional exam is categorised according to various tiers that indicate different levels of proficiency.
Given that good communication, observational and soft skills are some of the many skill sets tested, Arish probably indicated great personal and professional abilities through the test.
Arish Fatima’s father, also an IT expert, played a role in her accomplishments by recognising her skills during the lockdown and helped her prepare for the MCP exam.Want to write for us? We publish children’s writing Click Here