9 Year Old Becomes World’s Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

I’ve always considered IT certifications as mostly worthless, but still, what this little girl accomplished is pretty amazing. This only goes to prove one thing: Anyone with an exceptional memory can succeed at those Microsoft certification exams. I wonder how she would manage to deal with real-life IT issues, such as rebuilding a corrupted Exchange database or implementing a layered security architecture?

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12 Responses to 9 Year Old Becomes World’s Youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP)

  1. Yeah, it is true that certification exams and real life issues are two completly diffrent worlds. However what she did at her age is quite astounding!!

  2. I can freely say that she will be average or bellow-average in real-life situations. It might sound like a stereotype, but I know many people that study Computer Science with GPA of almost 10.00, and they don’t even know what DBMS is, or how to perform simple mathematical operation in C, etc. You are absolutely right when you say that anyone with exceptional memory can pass the MS exams.

  3. Yeah, it is true that certification exams and real life issues are two completly diffrent worlds. However what she did at her age is quite astounding!!

  4. I can freely say that she will be average or bellow-average in real-life situations. It might sound like a stereotype, but I know many people that study Computer Science with GPA of almost 10.00, and they don't even know what DBMS is, or how to perform simple mathematical operation in C, etc. You are absolutely right when you say that anyone with exceptional memory can pass the MS exams.

  5. That’s some awesome achievement for a 9-years-old girl. Still more and more to learn to be a real developer and long way to go.Certificate not enough.Hands-on experience is the real certificate.

    p/s:please ignore my grammar. hee.

  6. That's some awesome achievement for a 9-years-old girl. Still more and more to learn to be a real developer and long way to go.Certificate not enough.Hands-on experience is the real certificate.

    p/s:please ignore my grammar. hee.