A nine-year-old boy becomes Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist.

MCTSChennai: A nine-year-old boy of Indian origin has become the youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).

Until now, the record was held by Dubai-based Babar Iqbal, who earned the credential while he was 12. Pranav Kalyan, a 4th grade student of Willow Elementary School, California, cleared the MCTS exam in ASP.NET Framework 3.5 on January 12.

His father Kalyan said that “As a toddler, Pranav was more fascinated by computers than toys. He started writing small software programs at the age of six.”

He also said that “He is capable of solving problems in differential calculus and integral calculus. His efficiency in mathematics helped him write programs.”

Pranav said he wanted to be a scientist. He said that “I was introduced to the world of computers when I was two.”

Pranav found that his love for maths and the challenge of solving difficult problems helped him write computer programs. The boy, who started to write simple HTML programs when he was 6-year old, and he has been seriously preparing himself for the past 18 months. “I spend at least eight hours a day on computer programming during holidays,” he said.

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