Almost anyone can learn to use a computer. But some people have a special talent that makes learning easy. Ayan Qureshi, from Coventry, England, is like this. When he was three years old, his dad gave him some old computers to play with and take apart. Ayan learned fast, and soon his dad began to teach him about the different computer parts and how they worked. Ayan also started to build computers and learned how to operate them. By the time he was five, Ayan knew more about computers than many adults do.
Earlier this year, Ayan and his dad decided that he was ready to become a computer specialist - at the age of five! Ayan would have to pass the Microsoft Certified Professional exam, a difficult test usually given to college students who want to become computer technicians. When Ayan arrived to take the test, the people in charge were very surprised and a little concerned. Wasn’t Ayan too young to take the test? “He’ll be fine,” Ayan’s dad said. Finally, after a phone call to Microsoft, Ayan was allowed to take the test. He passed, easily finishing the test in the allotted time.
Ayan is the youngest person ever to be certified by Microsoft.
He is now six, and has his own computer lab at home with a computer network that he built himself. He plans to start his own company when he grows up. After everything he’s done already, starting a business shouldn’t be too hard!