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Thursday, September 15, 2005

Girl in Pakistan is a MS Certified Professional

The MCP credential is for technology professionals who have the skills to successfully implement a Microsoft product or technology as part of a business solution.

At just 9 years old, Arfa Karim Randhawa , of Faisalabad, Pakistan, is one of the youngest MCPs in the world.

She recently received her credentials from Emre Berkin, chairman of Microsoft's Europe, Middle East and Africa region, and Jawwad Rehman, Microsoft's country manager for Pakistan.

"I belong to a purely agricultural family from a rural background. My late grandfather was an unlettered scholar and had a great passion for higher education for his next generation. My father is serving with a U.N. peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. My mother is a landlady and looks after the land affairs in the absence of my father. I have two younger brothers, named Sarmad and Dawood, ages 7 and 3, respectively. Prior to me, no one in my family is in the field of IT, but I can feel that my brothers are following my footsteps very anxiously and enthusiastically. They are posing a constant challenge to my world record," says Randhawa.

Now how smart do we all feel?

SOURCE: Microsoft Corp.


Of course Microsoft is just a terrible capitalistic American company that wants to destroy individuals in its quest for world domination. :)
Perhaps, but if the world is going to be dominated, Pakistan ain't gonna do it!
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