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(Ha'aretz)   Seven year-old earns advanced Microsoft certificate.   ( divider line
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11855 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Jun 2002 at 4:24 PM (15 years ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»

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2002-06-07 12:12:47 PM  
Ah, such a great young talent, lost to the dark side...
2002-06-07 12:27:52 PM  
These computer geeks just keep getting younger and younger.
Pretty soon you are gonna have obstetricians ask pregnant women what kind of ISP hook up do they want for their unborn fetuses.
2002-06-07 01:01:35 PM  
"Seven year-old earns advanced Microsoft certificate."

That's all it takes to earn any Microsoft certificate. The only thing that works is experience. Those MSXX certifications are for well, 7 year olds.
2002-06-07 01:18:11 PM  
Yeah, but can he wistle dixie while eating crackers and covering one eye?
2002-06-07 04:27:19 PM  
little shait.....grumble grumble..
2002-06-07 04:28:10 PM  
Microsoft Advanced Engineering Course:

Please click the mouse.
2002-06-07 04:28:12 PM  
and that's why those MS certs are just a waste of time.. sit him in front of an enterprise WAN with legacy equipment attached and lets see him solve some real problems.
2002-06-07 04:29:11 PM  
MS Office 2000 Word certificate? Come on, what do they ask you to do right justify? Bold?
2002-06-07 04:29:13 PM  
That certification is, hands-down, the easiest one to get. It should come as no surprise that a 7 year-old passed. Anyone can get that cert.

... if there is even such a thing as a "hard" MS exam, this one certainly isn't it.
2002-06-07 04:29:50 PM  
Congrats to the kid, but MS certificates are for idiots. I scraped together an MCSE in 3 months and am too embarassed to include it on resumes anymore.
2002-06-07 04:29:56 PM  
Uhm, an "Advanced Microsoft Office User" certificate?

WTF? So he can spell check and add columns together?

Waste of time or not, if he'd gotten an MCSE or something, I'd be impressed. But Office? No.
2002-06-07 04:30:00 PM  
Lets see that little turd get a CCIE like me
2002-06-07 04:31:01 PM  
It's only a MSOU, or MICROSOFT OFFICE USER SPECIALISTS cert. Basically means he can use Word.
2002-06-07 04:31:34 PM  
Honky: whats your CCIE number?
2002-06-07 04:31:36 PM  
Advanced my ass, it's farking Microsoft OFFICE.
2002-06-07 04:31:52 PM  
All he had to do was learn the three-fingered salute. That and the the old "jiggle the cable" routine.
2002-06-07 04:32:05 PM  
Exactly, I thought he had some kind of "real" M$ certification. Give me an hour and a half and I'll teach my grandmother how to pass this course.
2002-06-07 04:32:16 PM  
Silly little farker....apparently he doesn't realize that the REAL money is in Unix.
2002-06-07 04:32:21 PM  
Won't he be pissed to learn he didn't need it to download pr0n.
2002-06-07 04:33:00 PM  
Palestinians have Microsoft? What the hell are they complaining about then?
2002-06-07 04:33:35 PM  
I wish someone would have told me that there was a certificate to be had for learning how to properly use M$ Word! er..
2002-06-07 04:33:39 PM  
okay im getting out of the AF in 1 yr.. (9 yrs WAN/LAN/network security experience).. what are the hot spots right now for techies like myself?
2002-06-07 04:33:39 PM  
Yes but can he spell without the use of spellcheck? If he can he surpasses quite a few people I can think of......
2002-06-07 04:33:50 PM  
Great, he can be my secretary. Go get my dry cleaning.
2002-06-07 04:35:10 PM  
Big friggin deal, I could do that.... if I had a rich palestinian father to pay for the test material that is. Certification tests are a big fat waste of money.
Even an A+ cert costs almost 300 dollars to get. Completely stooopid.
2002-06-07 04:35:17 PM  
Bother me when he gets a CISSP
2002-06-07 04:35:22 PM  
Maybe I would have doen the same if there was a Microsoft when I was 7 years old.

Anyways, its just MS Office.
2002-06-07 04:35:32 PM  
... which is so advanced that some U.S. universities require that their students earn it to graduate

I had to take P.E. to graduate... does that make it advanced?

...after passing the Microsoft Office 2000 Word exam...

"Israeli bombardments used to cut off electricity and I had to wait for hours and when electricity is back my work on the screen would have vanished and I had to redo it," said Bhaskar.

Apparently the auto-save feature wasn't covered in the Office 2000 Word exam....
2002-06-07 04:36:00 PM  
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2002-06-07 04:36:20 PM  
Sure it's nice that the kid knows a bit, but it's like passing a typing test. The reason colleges use it is so that don't have to actually have a typing requirement, this looks better on paper.

I got my A+ a couple of months ago... let's see him take the adaptive test for that. (Although I did pretty well... maybe he could!)
2002-06-07 04:36:57 PM  
That's saying a lot.
2002-06-07 04:37:52 PM  
Yep, I always get a little pissed when a suicide bomber causes me to lose my work
2002-06-07 04:38:30 PM  
Great and all, but you'd think the kid would be smart enough not to waste $100 on a completely useless test.
2002-06-07 04:39:19 PM  
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(gunna have to donate a few dimes to G&T for the bandwidth)
2002-06-07 04:39:19 PM  
And also- A+ only costs about $200 these days, and they are a true basis for anyone that wants to claim real life PC knowledge. Just don't ask me about the high-end LAN shiet, and I can field-strip a PC.
2002-06-07 04:41:21 PM  
He now joins the other MS Certified professionals:

No pubic Hair

Never Had sex with a Women

Still lives at home

Loves Clippy
2002-06-07 04:41:23 PM  
Did they put the electrodes in his head too?
2002-06-07 04:41:25 PM  
...which is so advanced that some U.S. universities require that their students earn it to graduate.

...and so the whoring of the US education system to the big companies continue.
Coke machines in primary schools
"Chick Fil-A" days in same primary school
Career days sponsored by McDonalds in high school
mandatory attendance for advertisement on TV in all schools.

or how to make kids better consumers.
Do not forget, kids, consuming is the most important. Consuming is patriotic. Consuminc is the best way to fight against terrorism. Spend, spend, SPEND!!!
2002-06-07 04:41:42 PM  
I wonder if you lose points for saving in rtf/html/txt format instead of .doc
2002-06-07 04:42:05 PM  
Learn to do that to a StarCat and I'll be impressed.
2002-06-07 04:42:11 PM  
Big farking deal. I was writing QBasic programs when I was 7.

Of course, Sharon wasn't bombing the crap out of my neighbourhood at the time ...
2002-06-07 04:43:08 PM  
MOUS. Oh, I'm sorry, I thought they were talking about an ADVANCED Microsoft certificate. My bad.
2002-06-07 04:43:10 PM  
Wait a minute, I just did the British course "OCR CLAIT" which covers all of the Office Programs, and from what you guys are saying, it sounds like this kid has just done something similar.

Suddenly I am feeling very very old at 27.

2002-06-07 04:43:14 PM  
I have to talk to MSCE's all day (I do isp support) and they are for the most part as dumb as a box of rocks.

Minesweeper Certified Solitare Expert.
2002-06-07 04:43:22 PM  
I've always said, "Man. A seven year-old could get one of those."

Heheheh... Says something, doesn't it?
2002-06-07 04:43:52 PM  
big deal, a monkey moves the cursor with his mind
2002-06-07 04:44:08 PM  
It may not be an MCSE but he knows MS office better than 90% of the american office workers.
2002-06-07 04:44:28 PM  
MCSE really means Minsweeper Consultant, Solitaire Expert
2002-06-07 04:44:39 PM  
What is this "Windows" you are all talking so much about?

Does it have anything to do with 'com-PYOO-tors?'
2002-06-07 04:44:52 PM  
Wait'll you hear the heartbreaking truth about Anushalo, the brother they don't want you to know about.
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