Ishbir sets new benchmark
Tribune News Service
Setting a new benchmark, Ishbir Singh become the youngest Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer (MCSE) 2003 at a tender age of just 10 years. Ranked first in Punjab he was overall ranked 34th in India, securing 919 marks out of 1000.
Ishbir’s mother is understandably proud. Mrs Jaspreet Kaur said Ishbir completed all the seven exams as required by the MCSE 2003 and became the youngest person on July 11 to do so.
Ishbir had earlier cleared the Microsoft Certified Profession (MCP) on March 16.
Ishbir had joined the MCSE 2003 programme two years back and a tutor was arranged for him.
The tutor was reluctant to teach Ishbir due to his age but after the initial interaction readily agreed to the proposal.
However, Ishbir only got a month’s practical training at the ATS Amritsar as his tutor had to move to Hyderabad.
Ishbir’s parents then got him the ‘Microsoft Self Paced Training Kit’ books in January as the boy was determined to complete his MCSE 2003. Then there was no looking back as he read the books, practiced and solved the questions at the back of the books, read sample papers and appeared in the exams.
About 2 per cent of the MCSE students go for MCSE 2003 as the exams are tough.
Mrs Jaspreet Kaur revealed that Ishbir started fiddling with computer when he was only three-year-old.
He would sit in front of computer for hours and learnt English, Math and Science through interactive. By nine years of age he had already become proficient in MS Word, Adobe Photoshop, HTML, Java script, Dreamweaver and Flash, besides other smaller programmes.