Macedonia's Marko Calasan got his first professional credential at age 6, when he passed the Microsoft Certified Systems Administrator exam. Now 9, he just went for the follow-on systems engineer certification.
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The IT guy
Marko already has his first computer administrating gig, managing a network of PCs at a nonprofit that works with people with disabilities. Most of the work, Marko said, can be done remotely, though he has to go in person to handle hardware issues.
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Not your average birthday cake
Befitting his interests, Marko had the Windows 7 logo on his most recent birthday cake when he turned nine last July.
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The student, already a teacher
When he is not in school, or remotely managing IT for a nonprofit, Marko teaches computer skills to other children at a lab donated by Macedonia's Ministry of Education.
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Speaking at Microsoft
Here, Marko is speaking to a crowd at Microsoft's Slovenian offices, discussing Active Directory.