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Child Prodigy: Youngest Ever Microsoft Charter Member is an 11 YO From Pakistan

Uzair Abdullah, a 12-year-old genius from Karachi, has become the youngest charter member in the certification of Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) in cloud platform and infrastructure. Uzair has completed six Microsoft-certified courses within six months of starting the courses.

Uzair, who is currently enrolled in class eight at Beaconhouse School System in Karachi, developed an interest in computers and information technology over time. Though his parents aren’t tech-savvy, Uzair latched onto his interest in computers growing up in Kenya and Pakistan, picking up skills from different places. Uzair returned home to Gujranwala in June 2015 after spending seven years in Kenya along with his family.

Uzair’s mother, Ambreen Abdullah, said in an interview:

“We always wanted him to do such courses to enhance his abilities in his field of interest. A tutor used to teach him at home during his stay in Gujranwala where he did not go to school. With the help of tuition he appeared in the board examinations of class eight.”

Uzair enrolled himself for Microsoft course and went to appear for examinations in Peshawar, which had the closest Microsoft center.

Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certifications are globally recognized standard for developers’ excellence. To achieve these certifications, developers are required to demonstrate their skills in designing and developing applications with Microsoft SharePoint. They must have a solid foundation of web programming skills using different programming languages.

It is noteworthy to mention that a kid prodigy Uzair has certified both in MCSE and MCSD certifications in web development, server and networking, cloud platform and infrastructure. Furthermore, he is a charter member in MCSE and was 11 years old when he completed his course on May 11, 2016.

image: AYESHA MIR/EXPRESS

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