Pranav Kalyan, a nine-year-old, 4th grade student, has become the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).
He cleared the MCTS exam in ASP .NET Framework 3.5
Indian-Origin Pranav Kalyan Becomes Youngest Microsoft Technology Specialist.
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The messages claim that a nine year old Indian origin boy named Pranav Kalyan has become the world’s youngest MCTS, i.e. Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist in in ASP .NET Framework 3.5. It is a fact.
Pranav Kalyan - Indian Origin Child Prodigy
Pranav Kalyan is a nine year old PIO (Person of Indian Origin), his father Mohan Kalyan belongs to Palamedu in Madurai district, Tamil Nadu, India and has settled in Los Angeles, working for Bank of America. Pranav Kalyan, born on 17th Jan 2003 in California, USA, is a 4th grade student of Willow Elementary School. He has passed the MCTS exam in ASP.NET Framework 3.5 on 12th Jan, 2013, at the age of 9. This way, the Indian origin boy created a world record by becoming the youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS), the earlier record was held by Babar Iqbal, when he was 12 years old.
Pranav Kalyan started showing interest in computers at the early age of two. His father, Mohan talks about his son's excellence saying he was more fascinated by computers than toys as a toddler, and that he started writing small software programs (in simple HTML) at the age of six. He also said that Pranav's efficiency in mathematics (differential calculus and integral calculus) helped him write programs.
Pranav was exceptional in extra-curricular activities as well, he even won inter-school chess championships, twice in a row. For the record holding MCTS exam, Pranav prepared himself for 18 months, spending at least 8 hours a day on computer programming in his holidays. His father, Mohan who is also a computer programmer with the same certification mentored him successfully, along with the support of his colleagues. Pranav Kalyan is listed on Wikipedia's List of Child Prodigies, under computer science category. For this world record feat, Pranav was featured in one of the Tamil News channels that you can watch in the reference section below. This 9 year old child prodigy is currently developing his own software for Windows called "P-studyware", and is also building his own website. He aspires to pursue research in future and become a scientist.
Pranav Kalyan is in fact an extraordinary talent for passing the MCTS exam at an early age of 9; something computer professionals with good logical and reasoning abilities can only do.