Although most people do not pass their Microsoft Certified Professional exams until their twenties, maybe late teens if they are really good, some make the geek grade a little earlier. Indeed, one girl from Pakistan managed to do just that at the tender age of ten. However, now M. Lavinashree has surprised everyone by passing her Microsoft Certified Professional exam at the age of, well, nine.
I say she surprised everyone, but that does probably not include her parents as the girl had apparently managed to recite the 1300 couplets from a 2000 year old Tamil epic at the age of just three if we are to believe the reports circulating online.
Those same reports suggest that the young girl is currently busy studying for the Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer exams.
My youngest daughter is only eight, and I am happy to say would have no idea about such things. She is happy spending her time making me fairies out of pipe-cleaners and wool, painting pictures of her favourite animals and passing her ice skating exams. And thank goodness for that, after all there is nothing to be achieved in becoming a MCP at 9, is there?