9 year old boy of Indian origin is now the youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist

Record breaking always amazes us and more when a record is broken by young people! A 9 year-old boy of Indian origin has become the youngest Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS).


Pranav Kalyan, a 4th grade student of Willow Elementary School, California, cleared the MCTS exam in ASP.NET Framework 3.5 on January 12. Earlier the record was held by Dubai-based Babar Iqbal, when he achieved that when he was 12. Pranav’s father hails from Madurai, Tamil Nadu in India and now settled in California.

His father Kalyan said –

“As a toddler, Pranav was more fascinated by computers than toys. He started writing small software programs at the age of six, He is capable of solving problems in differential calculus and integral calculus. His efficiency in mathematics helped him write programs.”

Pranav was introduced to computers at the age of 2 and started to write simple HTML programs when he was 6. He loves maths and  likes the challenge of solving complicated problems. And he has been seriously preparing for the past 18 months.

Pranav talking over phone to a Times Of India reporter said, he wanted to be a scientist.

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Vasudev G. is a Technology Enthusiast. He is a Windows Insider MVP and is committed to Microsoft technologies and products.

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