7-year-old boy clears Microsoft Technology Associate exam
Bhubaneswar: A seven-year-old student of White Hat Jr of Balangir has cleared the Microsoft Technology Associate (MTA) Examination for introduction to programming in Java, Java Script, Python, HTML and CSS and for Database Administration Fundamentals.
MTA is globally recognised certification sought by those interested in pursuing a career in technology.
Venkat Raman Patnaik, a Class III home-schooled student and one of White Hat Jr’s early adopters, joined in March 2019 when he was six, and has attended more than 160 classes to date.
Venkat’s teacher Jatinder Kaur said, “He picked up the essence of coding from day one… He has made all of us proud by clearing the Microsoft MTA exam at such a young age – a rare achievement indeed.”
“His love for technology prompted me to look for coding classes online and 1:1 individualised learning offered by White Hat Jr worked really well for him as it opened his horizons,” said Venkat’s father Kuldeep Patnaik.
White Hat Jr Founder and CEO Karan Bajaj said, “We are happy to have contributed in his enormous journey – but more importantly, huge congratulations to his parents and faculty for spotting his talent early on and honing his skills at such a young age.”
At the young age of only seven years, Venkat has not only successfully qualified as a Microsoft Technology Associate, he was also invited by Chennai Institute of Technology as a guest speaker to motivate newcomers of the college in a programme called “Catapult 2020.”
Venkat developed the app Let’s Reward Kids, which cemented his position as one of the 26 finalists of White Hat Jr’s Silicon Valley Challenge. He has also been featured as a guest on Yuvaa Founder Nikhil Taneja’s programme “Teach me something with Nikhil Taneja.”
White Hat has so far taught more than 175,000 students across the globe, including in countries such as India, the US, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.