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Youngest age MCP awarded is 9 years old !

Discussion in 'General Microsoft Certifications' started by dmarsh, Mar 1, 2008.

  1. dmarsh

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    Just to add fuel to the fire I just surprisingly found this...

    http://seattlepi.nwsource.com/business/232514_msftarfa14.html

    Is this a positive sign of the youth of tommorrow ? or another sign that the cert industry is just that, an industry and cannot warrant real world skills ?
     
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  2. Luddym

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    I don't see this as a negative thing in the slightest.

    People of all ages have differing skills and aptitude, and I wonder if anyone would bat an eyelid if it were a 20 year old in the exact situation in regards of passing the MCP. Sure, this little girl has no real world experience, but then again, neither do a lot of people trying to certify in all sorts of fields, but does that really make a cert less valuable to someone who has passed it? They still have to learn the skills needed to attain a passing grade.

    What I would say is that over achieving youths, in the media at least, all seem to come from minority groups, (If you can call India and Pakistan minorities) and I wonder if the will to succeed is inbuilt into them at a younger age.
     
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  3. greenbrucelee
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    I agree with Luddym.

    My nephew can make doors and hinges and joins, I couldn't do that (not that I have evr tried) and he is 11. People have differing skills and if a 9 year old has a talent and can get certified to show that talent then good luck to her.
     
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  4. GiddyG

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    I think it also helps that the kids today are pretty much born with a PC in their hands. My 8 year old can whizz around his machine with no fear... when I started off using PCs I was terrified of breaking them. He can also get stuff like the DVD player working, whereas I have no clue whatsoever... if I need it sorting, I give him a shout... lol
     
  5. onoski

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    I don't see this as negative at all as with all things age should not deter a person from achieving or aspiring to achieve a goal in life.

    If anything I'd encourage the younger generation to be more creative rather than sitting in front of a computer all day playing countless hours of computer games:)
     
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  6. Mathematix

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    It only becomes a negative if it regularly occurs. This is an exception.
     
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  7. BosonMichael
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    In truth, it means nothing different than a 30-year-old passing the exam with no real-world experience. It simply shows that it can be done.

    Wonder what she used to study. :rolleyes:
     
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    Bear in mind that her MCP is not related to networking or server troubleshooting, it is in programming.

    Pretty impressive IMHO. 8)
     
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  9. Boycie
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    I think someone posted this before. Pretty impressive if you ask me. :)
     
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  10. Sparky
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    Impressive to pass the exam I must admit.

    Shouldn’t 9 years olds be outside having some fun and doing whatever 9 year olds do these days though? :blink
     
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  11. zebulebu

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    You mean 9 year olds in the UK? I guess that'd be setting fire to sheds, shoving dogshit through people's letterboxes, casual car crime and putting windows through...
     
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  12. Mitzs
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    Who to say if she wasn't in the states that she would not be in collage. It has been to know to happen. Have any of you listen to her interviews? She does not sound like a normal 10 year old child. You can tell she is use to dealing with adults, kids her age I say can't keep up with her. Who to say this is not her fun sparky?
     
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  13. Mitzs
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    Oh the good ole days. Sure you didn't grow up in philly? Expect we use to put the dog poo poo in a bag set it on fire on the porch then knock and run. Those were specially ocassions though and saved for hallows eve. :twisted::biggrin
     
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  14. greenbrucelee
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    nah they don't even set fire to dog shite these days, they just set fire to whatever lights the quickest.
     
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  15. Sparky
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    Fair point 8)
     
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  16. Tinus1959

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    Mozart created his first music when he was 5 or 6. Did he understand music? I guess not. This girl passed an exam. Does that mean she understands what she did? I guess not.
     
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  17. sunn

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    Passing an exam at 9 isn't impressive. The person prepared (studied??) and was successful. Good for her. Let me know when she’s responsible for a production system. :blink
     
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    When she's 12? :dry
     
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  19. Tinus1959

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    That would be around now then. The article pointed to in the first post dates back to 2005.
     
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  20. richardw

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    also, how good is she at everything else that you need in the world, that is learnt during your years at school & years growing up, eg:
    reading, writing, maths, geography, history, social skills, communicating with people etc
     
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