9-year-old earns accolade as Microsoft pro

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  1. Roger1 macrumors 65816

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    Should I resign now, or will I have a chance to work until retirment?
     
  2. ham_man macrumors 68020

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    Meh...who wants to be profficient in Windows? Wouldn't it be better to be profficient in Unix or Linux?
     
  3. OnceUGoMac macrumors 6502a

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    I think that it's neat. Good for her. She knows more than me, I must admit.
     
  4. SpaceMagic macrumors 68000

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    That's really neato. :D

    I wish I had that much confidence when I was 9. I might not be sitting on my anus right now, but rather making money!
     
  5. jrv3034 macrumors 6502a

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    Steve Jobs should offer a reward to whomever gets her to switch to a Mac... :eek:
     
  6. After G macrumors 68000

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    Congrats to the girl.

    ... but with certification of people this young (9 and 8 according to the article) it makes me wonder. I haven't seen any Linux/Unix ones happening in this age group. Exactly how hard it is to get a Windows certification? And is a Linux/Unix one harder to get?
     
  7. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    9-year-old earns accolade as Microsoft pro

    Hmm...can a nine year old really be a Microsoft Pro? :confused: After all, I would not call the folks at Redmond pros - screw-ups, but not pros.

    Guess, that I am just jealous :eek: I mean, who does not wish that they were pros with windoze.
     
  8. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    hmmm..
    Maybe windows certification is given when you can beat a game of solitaire in under 10 minutes? That's the only thing windows users seem to do...

    /has a mother that plays freecell for HOURS a day. I think that's why she won't switch to Mac! haha!

    OK, OK I'll be good. I know that Windows is good for minesweeper, too! :p
     
  9. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Now Katie be nice ;)
    Windows users can't help that they are stuck with such a piece of crap OS...oh wait, they could by switching to Mac! :D
     
  10. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    Yes, a nice new 2.7GHz DP PowerMac G5 w/8GB of RAM and a 30" ACD!

    Then we will see how much she loves windblows xpee.
     
  11. jefhatfield Retired

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    being an MCP, i have what is considered one of the three easiest techinical certifications to achieve (MCP, CNA, A+) but that being said, it's not easy and i can't imagine a child so young passing anyone of those three tests

    the more advanced certifications like red hat linux, CCNA/CCNP/CCIE, CNE, and microsoft's MCSA/MCSE are more geared towards professionals and advanced students in the high tech field and i think the youngest advanced certified techie is a 14 year old whiz kid MCSE from australia, or so i heard when i was and MCP student back in 2000

    ...many a computer science graduate from university have not been able to achieve those advanced certifications and some have not passed the MCP (but to be fair, college and techinical certifications require different skill sets just like an electrical engineer is not automatically an electrician, or an aeronautical engineer is not automatically a pilot) and often in the real world, the non college techie can get paid more than the college degreed techie
     
  12. wdlove macrumors P6

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    Congratulations Arfa Karim, a Pakistani virtuoso of Microsoft. She will have a very bright career ahead of her. That would be quite a coup it she became a switcher.
     
  13. dmw007 macrumors G4

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    I can feel the shaking in Redmond already! ;)
     
  14. dornoforpyros macrumors 68040

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    "What she wants to do as she grows up--she would love to study at Harvard, work in a company like Microsoft and go back to Pakistan to do technology innovations in the field of satellite engineering,"


    Now why is it a 9-10 year old can have more consise plans about what they wanna be when they grow up and I'm 23 and I still don't know? :rolleyes: damn over acheivers.
     
  15. Platform macrumors 68030

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    Congratulations to her.....well done ;)

    Microsoft has their MCP what has Apple got :confused:
     
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    Why hasn't anyone told her about mac??

    I suppose on the upside, there will be a lot of problems to fix, so she can easily get a good income, just from repairing virus/spyware infected pc's ;)

    ::20ROGERSC::
     
  18. Applespider macrumors G4

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    My mother is a Freecell addict too. She has an iBook now and a copy of Freecell for OS X which is remarkable similar to the Windows version - even has the same game numbers. ;)
     
  19. iJon macrumors 604

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    Hell, with everything going on out there I would probably stay inside too and learn everything about a computer. But anyways, those Middle Eastern people are crazy smart, I'm not surprised at all.

    jon
     
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  21. katie ta achoo macrumors G3

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    OH GOOD GOOGLY!

    Time to buy that Mac mini!! *rubs hands together*

    Aiee!!

    She's been playing ALL THE GAMES IN ORDER.
    All of them.
    She's up to like.. 20k.
    I give her grief about it, and she tells me that it could be worse.
    :rolleyes:
     
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    I'm proud of her, but I'm scared - we're going to have hackers at 5 years old NOOOOOOOOOOOOO lol. A very good achievement, the thing that is just awesome IMO, is it was a a girl, you would think it would have been a boy, but it was a girl - way to go.
     
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    Thats Microsoft for you.
     

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