MONITORING REPORT ISB: Ayan Qureshi from Birmingham has become Microsofts the youngest-ever certified computer specialist.

With a mastery of gadgetry well beyond his six years, Ayan last month became the youngest-ever certified Microsoft Computer Specialist.

Ayan was five when he took the exam at Birmingham University, toppling Pakistani Mehroz Yawar who passed the exam at the age of six and a half.

The MCP title indicates a professional proficiency with Microsoft operating systems, and is often attained by aspiring IT technicians just before or after attending university.

His young love of technology was encouraged by his father Asim Qureshi, an IT consultant, who explained to him the intricacies of hardware construction and network connection.

Ayan was born in Lahore, but the family, including his mother, a doctor moved to London in 2009.

Ayan passed the exam in September, a month before turning 6 years old. Last month, Ayan successfully created a computer network, connecting two PCs, two laptops, one switch and a router.

Ayan said he was thrilled to find that the devices could ping each other, and that data could be transferred from one to another.