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World’s youngest MCP & MCWNA – Babar Iqbal – is 10

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babar This is a bit old but oddly enough I just started getting Google Ads in gmail about Babar Iqbal, the world’s youngest Microsoft Certified Wireless Network Administrator. His brother Asif Iqbal – has done something like 15 Microsoft certifications as well.

I still dont understand what this is meant to apply – maybe publicity / promotion for the person who does this, or maybe publicity for Microsoft. I especially dont understand who’s paying for Google Adwords to get this message across.

What’s your thoughts?

Babar Iqbal – if you’re reading this get in touch with me and we’ll interview you – that would be a nice feel-good story.

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  • on a side note: it shows how pathetic the microsoft’s certifications are that a 10 year old with no practicle experience has been certified by microsoft.

  • @Haris

    Does that apply to Sun’s and IBM’s certification also?
    Link: http://www.geeknewz.com/board/index.php?showtopic=2531

  • This is the story of a ten year old geek in the making kid who gets microsoft certified.
    Since he now knows html, he makes a decent personal website (for a 10 year old) filled with innocent bragging, and wants to put it online.
    He wants to registers his own domain (unlike some unfortunate people (*ahem* adnanali not com)), his name – babariqbal.com is still available.
    He asks an uncle(?) Mr. Fakhuruddin, to register it for him in April 2006. His uncle goes to Yahoo (he’s an old dog) and registers the domain, and since he has made so much money in UAE, he gets the kid some hosting (again from yahoo) to go along with it. The yahoo server is also running hundreds of other websites but that doesn’t matter to the kid. He’s just a kid after all.

    Two years pass, and as a part of the annual Yahoo! marketing campaigns, the kid is reminded that he still has 100$ in free advertising available on Yahoo, thanks to his uncle, Fakhruddin, from Dubai.
    Babar has grown up, and knows what adwords are. Being an inquisitive kid, he tries the free credit out.
    Now it just so happens that one of his ads lands in a certain Osama’s browser, who wonders what the kid is upto and writes a post about it, which is read by 78 people.
    Another guy who has plenty of time as he is waiting for dinner reads that post, and, after using 10 minutes on research (he is efficient) writes a (rather longish) comment/story about it.

    and a special thanks to the commandline whois tool in kubuntu.

  • Thats … one heck of a crazy story!

  • I Totally agree with haris that this shows microsoft certifications are just tooo easy so that every one, even 10 year old pakistani boy can do that…

  • I totally disagree with all those stupids who think themselves IT gurus, They should learn from this 10 years old boy whos has done a lot & still doing specially in country where there is NO space for IT & NO future for Technology.
    & by the way whats bad in it that he knows HTML & web designing…??? & whats bad that he knows how to register domain names & how to launch websites & how to place different tags on them…?? I visted his websites several times His personal website is in latest version of Flash & is very decent.
    Moreover he is working with international companies for different webdesigning & E-Marketing projects.
    So this is 10 Years Old & now tell you me whats the bad thing about that?

  • & Now this is for all those who failed the Microsoft & IBM exam even after a tough time & at the age of 25-30.

    Please dont be disappointed & work hard.
    Be positive & keep on working……………. if the kids like

    Arifa Karim , Babar Iqbal,Chandar Shekar & Shafqat Sisters can beat them, then why not YOU.

  • sohaib: lolz! you’ve got some imagination man!

    jamal: “So this is 10 Years Old & now tell you me whats the bad thing about that”

  • sohaib: lolz! you’ve got some imagination man!

    jamal: “So this is 10 Years Old & now tell you me whats the bad thing about that” — granted he’s doing this in the field of IT, but isn’t this CHILD LABOR!???

    call me old fashioned, but i’d still like our children to have a CHILDHOOD rather than WORKING LIFE when they’re young.

  • i have also heard about a pakistani girl arifa karim randhaya she also met bill gates she is 11 years old. i found babar everywhere on net his personal website is amazing, these pakistani kids are asset & proud of the country I hope they shall do some wonders in future

  • I got shock when i listened this Jubilant news on GEO TV.I got very happy that we have still such a talent which is unmatchable and I solute Babar Iqbal.I don’t really have words for him.I want to suggest him that he should comes back in pakistan and should open such a center which helps the youngsters here.I agree with him that there is no support from pakistan but we are with you please come back we really need you.Someone will must here who will listen to us.
    I am now your Fan and i want to be like you.
    Carry on your work and don’t forget pakistan.

  • hey.. dats not fair to dagrade sombdy like dat..
    if he has da guts he had showed it to the world..and he didnt need to clarify anyting to any body.its jst bogus dat u are jeolous of dat kid..if u have da guts then jst show it to the world…hahah!!!

  • I agree with Jamal Hussain to what he said about Babar Iqbal but I wonder what has made him believe that Pakistan is a country where there is NO space for IT & NO future for
    Technology. It is obviously NOT true. Pakistan has made some good progress in the field of IT, and specially, the future is very bright here in science and technology. Some serious global political issues are disturbing the country temporarily but still Pakistanis – The 6th biggest nation of the world, show their potential to the world time to time almost in all fields of life.

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