Published on 15 Oct 2008 | over 8 years ago
Arfa Karim Randhawa (Urdu: ارفع کریم رندهاوا) (born 1996), a girl from the city of Faisalabad in Pakistan, who in 2006 at the age of 9 years and 7 months, became one of the youngest Microsoft Certified Professionals (MCPs) in the world. She held that record for about four months until it was broken by the Babar Iqbal at the age of 9 years and 27 days. The same year, she was invited to visit the Microsoft headquarters in Washington and to meet with Bill Gates, CEO and Chief Software Architect of the corporation.
After being introduced to computers at the age of 6, Arfa prepared for her actual cerification examinations during her four month summer break from school. She holds an MPC in Windows Programming using the C# programming language.
After first discovering computers at the age of five Randhawa pestered her father for a PC. She has been accepted into Pakistan's Applied Technologies advanced computer institute.
Randhawa is now a Microsoft Certified Application Developer but plans to become a Microsoft Certified Solution Developer, which involves building programs into broader systems for business.