6 Year Old Humza Shahzad Becomes Youngest MS Powerpoint Specialist in the World

A six-year-old British Pakistani, who had earlier claimed the title of the youngest MS Office professional, has outdone himself by setting yet another record. This time, little Humza Shahzad has become the youngest person in the world to get through the MS PowerPoint Specialist examination.

Humza managed to score 850 points out of a total of 1, 000, which is well above the passing mark of 700 points. He took the exam at the Microsoft Institute in London, the same place where he took the exam for his other Microsoft certification.

As per Microsoft, the candidates for this exam are required to be familiar with primary MS PowerPoint features, which include the ability to create and manage presentations, insert and format shapes and sliders, create slide content, apply transitions and animations, and manage multiple presentations.

A breakdown of Humza’s scorecard reveals that he had received 90 percent in creating and managing presentations, 50 percent in inserting and formatting shapes and slides, 67 percent in creating slide content, 100 percent in applying transition and animations, and 100 percent in managing multiple presentations.

Humza managed to score 850 points out of a total of 1000, which is well above the passing mark of 700 points

According to Humza’s father, Asim Shahzad, the Microsoft Office specialist exams are conducted in a simulated environment, where one is asked to demonstrate their capability by solving a series of problems or tasks as part of an overarching project. He said that earlier academic methods that focused on memorizing answers and filling out check boxes are no longer seen as viable.

Humza managed to learn his way around the software on his own, without the assistance of his father. He feels that Microsoft’s applications have gradually become a part of his everyday life, and he finds himself working on them just as much as he plays video games or watches TV.

While this accomplishment is undoubtedly substantial in its own right, it is another stepping stone for Humza, who aspires to someday launch a Silicon Valley-esque global center for technology in the UK.

via The News

    • The whole is amazed whereas we criticize! I know it’s strange, but at least we should appreciate. If you think the exam is easy, could you get 999 marks out of 1000? :)

      • They are limiting their kids to tech exposure but we are celebrating .

        http://nextshark . com/why-steve-jobs-didnt-let-his-kids-use-ipads-and-why-you-shouldnt-either/

      • I got 1000 out of 1000 in MOS Powerpoint 2013. With enough preparation, high score can be achieved but 850 at the age of 6 is a great feat.

        • then everyone should write an article about you too.. its unfair that we only write about kids whom their parents want to use as showpieces for media.

      • I don’t think we need to appreciate. What is special in this? I personally have more than 7 certifications along with Charter Member on 1 MCSE. In my point of view this is only piece of paper. That’s it. You got a lot of other issues to talk about in Pakistan.

    • ابے ڈھکن چھ سال کا بچہ ہے وہ… تجھے چھ سال کی عمر میں اپنی پوٹی دھونی بھی نہیں آتی ہوگی

        • یار چھ سال کی عمر میں اپنی پوٹی خود دھونے کا یہ مطلب نہیں ہے کہ زہانت میں تم اس بچے کے برابر آگئے ہو
          بچے کی تحسین کرو… جلو مت

          • UK may palay bache ki shabashi main to nahi de sakta sorry uncle wo apki tarha hi banega barda hoke! America ke antimuslim decisions may sar jhuka kar haan bolega (most probably).. mahaul insan ki shaksiyat banata ha!

      • dakkhannn do you think kids of america and west aren’t able to top this test ?

        http://nextshark . com/why-steve-jobs-didnt-let-his-kids-use-ipads-and-why-you-shouldnt-either/

  • This child… is really creating quite a stir … i think in a few months… we will also hear the news that he has passed the MS excel exam (if any)

    • Ha, I don’t think so. Excel is a different beat altogether from other Office software.

  • This is not something to celebrate. Parents put too much pressure on their kids. Focus purely on academics instead of a more balanced lifestyle isn’t healthy. I feel so sorry for kids who don’t get to have a childhood.

    • I don’t think it is so much pressure! It’s a book of only 178 pages –I checked– in which the test is taken. His previous record was on 18 May, 2015. The total days become 43 days and divide it by 178. I presume he read only 4 pages per day, not a big deal although.

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