Just curious to know if I am the youngest?????

seanchenseanchen Banned Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
I became
MCP and MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) at age 11.8
CTT+ (classroom trainer) age 12.6
CTT+ (virtual trainer) age 12.68
A+ (2009 edition) agen 12.68

This is the link for the trainer video I submitted for CTT

YouTube - Youngest CTT+, A+, MCP, MCTS
YouTube - Youngest CTT+,A+, MCP, MCTS


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  • vistalavistavistalavista Member Posts: 78 ■■□□□□□□□□
    So what? These certs are useless for you. Enjoy your childhood like any normal person.
  • Cisco InfernoCisco Inferno Member Posts: 1,034 ■■■■■■□□□□
    you look 30....
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  • mikedisd2mikedisd2 Member Posts: 1,096 ■■■■■□□□□□
    If you're still telling people your age in fractions, then you're too young for... anything really.
  • ComputadoraComputadora Member Posts: 69 ■■□□□□□□□□
    I don't think you can even legally work until your 14, someone correct me if I'm wrong.

    And even when you do reach 14 I doubt anyone will want to hire a trainer at age 14 with little experience to teach full-grown adults.
  • mickeycoronadomickeycoronado Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
    Dang kids and their rap music...Just kidding man that's impressive. But like the others said, get out a play and have fun while you can. Getting old sucks sometimes, enjoy your youth.
    "Are you suggesting that coconuts are migratory?!"
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,095 Mod
    Good job !! yes you could be the youngest...


    do what you love, if it's computers then do it...although I recommend you go out there and play, do some sports and have some outdoors fun :)
    Goal: MBA, Jan 2021
  • WilliamK99WilliamK99 Member Posts: 278
    Is this one of the Dominican Republic baseball stories where you are actually 28 although your birth certificate says you are 11?icon_lol.gif
  • mikej412mikej412 Member Posts: 10,090
    Nope, there's probably a 7 year old in Pakistan who's already an MCSE. icon_rolleyes.gif

    But congratulations anyway. icon_thumright.gif
    I doubt anyone will want to hire a trainer at age 14 with little experience to teach full-grown adults.
    But he could probably teach as a volunteer at a non-profit organization -- and he did mention a non-profit organization in his You Tube video.

    To an organization that offers low cost or no cost cost recycled computers and computer training to help people acquire computer related job skills, he could be a great volunteer instructor (and it will look great on his applications to CalTech, MIT, University of Chicago, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale when he's 15 :D).
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  • ComputadoraComputadora Member Posts: 69 ■■□□□□□□□□
    mikej412 wrote: »
    Nope, there's probably a 7 year old in Pakistan who's already an MCSE. icon_rolleyes.gif

    But congratulations anyway. icon_thumright.gif


    But he could probably teach as a volunteer at a non-profit organization -- and he did mention a non-profit organization in his You Tube video.

    To an organization that offers low cost or no cost cost recycled computers and computer training to help people acquire computer related job skills, he could be a great volunteer instructor (an it will look great on his applications to CalTech, MIT, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale when he's 15 :D).

    Good point. Sorry If i sounded a bit pessimistic, I agree volunteering is something we should all do more often not just for colleges/work, but for our communities and for helping out people in general.
  • darkerzdarkerz Member Posts: 431 ■■■■□□□□□□
    Er.

    You are young but more certified than... 90% of my colleagues I know.

    Enjoy your damn childhood, I regret not embracing mine.
    :twisted:
  • UnixGuyUnixGuy Are we having fun yet? Mod Posts: 4,095 Mod
    I think it's important that one plays in his childhood, and get into trouble and stuff, this is where your people skills/personality develop. There's time in the future to build technical skills I guess...
    Goal: MBA, Jan 2021
  • Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Inactive Imported Users Posts: 5,031 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Hmm I am going to take a different route. $tack your paper and enjoy building your craft now. When you are young you can't have any real fun anyway. Stack your certs and experience up now and when you retire (at around 35-40 lol) you can have some real fun. I regret not doing my comptias and ciscos in high school.
  • PsoasmanPsoasman Senior Member Member Posts: 2,687 ■■■■■■■■■□
    Good for you. Looks like you are having fun.
  • billyrbillyr Member Posts: 186
    Your question was already answered a while back on certforums. No you're not.
    Funnily enough you didn't get your ego massaged there either.
  • hex_omegahex_omega Member Posts: 183
    This is quite sad actually.
  • tearofstearofs Member Posts: 112
    CCIE before 18? I have faith on you icon_twisted.gif
  • Chris:/*Chris:/* Member Posts: 658
    mikej412 wrote: »
    it will look great on his applications to CalTech, MIT, University of Chicago, Harvard, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale when he's 15 :D).

    Typically Universities do not look favorably on an application showing you were the youngest doing this check mark or this check mark. Not trying to be rude but it is more about the product they think they will get out of you instead of these checks. Take a look at this paper for an better explanation http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~harchol/gradschooltalk.pdf

    As to the matter at hand, I do not know if you are the youngest but congrats on your accomplishment. Do not worry about those G records and concentrate on your happiness. In a few years you can say good-bye to those days and be met with only regret years later. I have know a number of "Prodigies" none of them are happy now because they did not stop to smell the roses.
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  • mickeycoronadomickeycoronado Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
    billyr wrote: »
    Your question was already answered a while back on certforums. No you're not.
    Funnily enough you didn't get your ego massaged there either.

    Whether he's bragging or not, that is still a fairly strong thing to say to a kid. Kids are curious by nature (no matter if he's a tech genius or not) and will ask many different people what they think about things, even if it is to draw attention to themselves. I'm not quite sure they think on that level yet (I'm referring to the quote above).

    OP, dude if you are real I'd take some leasons from you anyday. I need them. Can you help me set up my routers?

    Also: see above post, good points about youth.
    "Are you suggesting that coconuts are migratory?!"
  • ComputadoraComputadora Member Posts: 69 ■■□□□□□□□□
    This reminds me of hearing on the news about the whole "Tiger Mom" incident. The whole notion of being taught at an early to be perfect and how 2nd place is not an option... Just what reminded me, not at all inferring that is how the OP was brought up.
  • networker050184networker050184 Mod Posts: 11,962 Mod
    Hmm I am going to take a different route. $tack your paper and enjoy building your craft now. When you are young you can't have any real fun anyway. Stack your certs and experience up now and when you retire (at around 35-40 lol) you can have some real fun. I regret not doing my comptias and ciscos in high school.

    Meh, all the real fun I had was as a kid not an adult. Yeah, drinking, partying, girls are a lot of fun, but nothing like the excitement of running around barefoot with friends as a kid. Not a single care in the world. Those were the days and I wouldn't trade them for 10 CCIEs.
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  • Repo ManRepo Man Member Posts: 300
    Let's not act like you couldn't have fun and get an A+ certification as a kid lol. I used to play after school every day as a kid and still had 4-5 hours to do whatever I wanted when I got home.
  • Asif DaslAsif Dasl Member Posts: 2,116 ■■■■■■■■□□
    This reminds me of hearing on the news about the whole "Tiger Mom" incident. The whole notion of being taught at an early to be perfect and how 2nd place is not an option... Just what reminded me, not at all inferring that is how the OP was brought up.
    I was just thinking the same thing!

    The best thing to do now OP is to learn subnetting, by the time you are ready to work in the real world you'd be so quick at it. I would love to have gotten all the CompTIA exams and a few of the easier Microsoft exams done before I was 18.

    I'd love to know which one the MCP/MCTS was.

    Congrats!
  • billyrbillyr Member Posts: 186
    Whether he's bragging or not, that is still a fairly strong thing to say to a kid. Kids are curious by nature (no matter if he's a tech genius or not) and will ask many different people what they think about things, even if it is to draw attention to themselves. I'm not quite sure they think on that level yet (I'm referring to the quote above).

    OP, dude if you are real I'd take some leasons from you anyday. I need them. Can you help me set up my routers?

    Also: see above post, good points about youth.

    It may appear so on initial reading, but if you'd been involved in the previous discussion I mentioned and read the O.Ps other posts you would maybe understand my rather curt response.
  • physicskidphysicskid Member Posts: 35 ■■□□□□□□□□
    seanchen wrote: »
    I became
    MCP and MCTS (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) at age 11.8
    CTT+ (classroom trainer) age 12.6
    CTT+ (virtual trainer) age 12.68
    A+ (2009 edition) agen 12.68

    This is the link for the trainer video I submitted for CTT

    YouTube - Youngest CTT+, A+, MCP, MCTS
    YouTube - Youngest CTT+,A+, MCP, MCTS



    Hey seanchen,

    I'm going to take a different approach to this question. I started by reading the obvious question and I actually made the effort to take a peek at your youtube videos as well. I got some thoughts.

    The initial question about being the youngest doesn't make me think any different nor does it really matter to me. One could look at the opposite and ask, who's the oldest? I think everybody has said it: it's really HOW you use the information in life that determines results, not titles or honours or any form of recognition. My grandpa used to highly praise me because I learned how to drive tractors and eventually vehicles when I was eleven years old. My family has farmland outside of the city and my dad taught me how to drive the tractors so that he had another person to back him up when he was moving hay bales to feed the animals with. I see now that grandpa gave high praises NOT because I knew how to drive, but to keep motivated to try and push the envelope, in a way. The bonus I got from it is that I displayed confidence during my learner's permit and road test to get my driving license. FYI: I am Chinese and I know when it comes to major accomplishments, we tend to get quite big-headed.

    I have to commend you on the fact that you are taking the time to take what you have learned and now you have a deep desire to enlighten others with your insights. I have the greatest amount of respect for those that excel in their areas and have that deep desire to teach others. Personally, I have discovered that I enjoy learning new insights. Whether it's about computers or the transporter to perhaps one day eliminate traffic congestion during the morning rush hour, keeping my brain busy is what I enjoy! Is there room for improvement during your lectures? Oh heck yeah! From your videos, there is no doubt that you know a lot...but, I honestly would fall asleep unless you repeatedly picked on me to go to the front and write my responses with drool still on the side of my face. However, there are solutions too! There's techniques, tricks and other stuff other there to liven up the presentation and keep idiots like me involved in your discussions. Again, I relate back to me learning how to drive at an early age, it's a bonus, but it shouldn't get your head too inflated. It should keep you motivated to keep doing what one feels is right.

    I want to give you a little insight into me. I love computers. I don't like programming too much. But I enjoy listening to people. I enjoy trying to help people. I like the Canadian contractor Mike Holmes because he keeps me inspired to focus on listening to people and address their issues/concerns and NEVER blame the person. I love being a ice hockey goalie. I enjoy TV chef/host Alton Brown because he teaches about food so differently with scientific perspectives and even honest but clear words. There's so much to enjoy in this world and I agree with the past people that we need to enjoy life as much as possible. There's stuff I haven't even touch I enjoy, but I want to keep my list short.

    It is important to feel success from our accomplishments, but ENJOY life! Keep doing the good things like certifications and learning, but step down from the pedestal and keep open. That way, people can pick up on that and not feel so...stepped on. That last sentence might not be the best way to phase, it was the best thing that came to me.

    I will open and leave it to you to decide what you think of my feedback, seanchen. Please feel free to message me back here or through PM if you wish to discuss further or if you have any other questions. And I will be more than happy to try and answer your questions. I wish you the best!
  • try2pingittry2pingit Member Posts: 30 ■■□□□□□□□□
    WilliamK99 wrote: »
    Is this one of the Dominican Republic baseball stories where you are actually 28 although your birth certificate says you are 11?icon_lol.gif

    I'm Dominican, but this was rather funny because it's messed up but sometimes true :)
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  • mickeycoronadomickeycoronado Member Posts: 71 ■■□□□□□□□□
    billyr wrote: »
    It may appear so on initial reading, but if you'd been involved in the previous discussion I mentioned and read the O.Ps other posts you would maybe understand my rather curt response.

    Didn't mean to come of as rude to you, I will take a look around.
    "Are you suggesting that coconuts are migratory?!"
  • Bl8ckr0uterBl8ckr0uter Inactive Imported Users Posts: 5,031 ■■■■■■■■□□
    Meh, all the real fun I had was as a kid not an adult. Yeah, drinking, partying, girls are a lot of fun, but nothing like the excitement of running around barefoot with friends as a kid. Not a single care in the world. Those were the days and I wouldn't trade them for 10 CCIEs.


    I would icon_lol.gif

    Lol and you could totally run around barefoot right now if you wanted. Given the right combo of drinks you could probably simulate the feeling of being carefree as well lol.
  • seanchenseanchen Banned Posts: 17 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Thanks for all these replies. It's like a fresh lesson for me knowing what other techie think.

    Actually, I spent about 5% of my free time learning these computer stuff, after school etc, I mostly play videos games and watch youtube.

    Someone out there was right, since I am a certified virtual trainer, I can actually teach people. Do you want to spent $2000 to learn how to pass A+, or (if you qualify as an underpriviliged youth) learn from someone who has little experience and limited knowledge but pass both A+, and CTT+ and charges hardly anything.

    I set the video link because CTT+ requires video review and it is not easy to pass. (anyone who passed that please share your opinion if you do not agree with me.)

    Maybe colleges do not think much of the certifications, but they accept Micorsoft certifications as college credit. (Even UC Berkeley). I hope I can save myself time and money when I get to college.

    School will give a work permit when you are 13. My sister (age 14) has 12 Microsoft Certifications and 2 CompTIA's. She has 3 part time jobs (she is in my video as a student) while mainting all A at school and attending marching band. She already taught a free Powerpoint class at a computer learning center and received great reviews. and 2 of her tutoring students are now Microsoft Office Master. Do you think anyone will hire a 13 year old if she did not prove her ability? How can she prove her ability w/o the certificates.

    And, I was born in USA, so I can't fake my DOB. Thanks for compliments about my look. I have to wear my dad's suit before I outgrow that.

    And although you guys maybe older than me. Let me get my point to you. If I do not start now, in my junior or senior year in high school, I will be so busy preparation SAT, or date. I won't have time to do this.

    As far as the youngest MCTS. (Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist) I am not competing with the 7 year old MSCE. When we tried to find if my sister is the youngest MCT at 14, we found many posting about a 12 year old boy claiming to be the World youngest MCTS at age 14. I did it at 11.8 so I may be the youngest.

    As why I put fraction on my age, my posting is to ask if there are people younger than me in A+ and CTT+, MCTS. If I do not put my age, it will be hard for you guys to help me.

    Maybe you all want to know if learning these certificates is fun. Well, it is not as much fun as playing video games. But it is fun. In the last 3 months, I broke (not intentional) 2 of my families laptops and now I know how I can better care for those and fix them.

    And, most of you are right, it will be hard to find someone to hire me. (my sister is getting paid $10 or $20/hr at her part time jobs) I have not got a penny from my volunteer work tutoring students at group homes. While my sister gave two speeches at a group home career fair. 9 students signed up for free training classes.

    And, don't you think my age could be a motivation factor for those teenagers we tried to help? check my video.

    YouTube - Youngest CTT+, A+, MCP, MCTS
    YouTube - Youngest CTT+,A+, MCP, MCTS
  • mikedisd2mikedisd2 Member Posts: 1,096 ■■■■■□□□□□
    Great followup response. I hope you go far.
  • za3bourza3bour Member Posts: 1,062 ■■■■□□□□□□
    So what? These certs are useless for you. Enjoy your childhood like any normal person.

    I will not say they are useless but man if you are doing this at 11 I'm wondering what you will do in your 20s or 30s

    Go play, have fun, jump on walls, break stuff, anything a 12years old will do it's too early for you to act like a man.

    be your age,
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