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