Shayan Akhtar, Self Proclaimed World Record Holder, Turns out to be a Fraud

SaadKnight

Senator (1k+ posts)
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It is unfortunate to report that Shayan Akhtar, the self proclaimed world record holder for Youngest Microsoft professional, is a fraud told me officials from Microsoft. Shayan Akhtar, a student from Okara, recently claimed that he has set a new world record by scoring 998 marks out of total 1,000 in a Microsoft Professional Certificate programme.
Furthermore Shayan had claimed that Bill Gates has invited him for one to one meeting in July 2012.
Microsoft officials from Pakistan as well as United States, who wanted to remain unnamed, confirmed ProPakistani that Shayan is fabricating facts and communication records to gain popularity for reasons not known to them.

Shayan Akhtar was never invited by Bill Gates, commented company officials.
Microsoft officials also maintained that Microsoft doesnt keep track of age for its certified professionals anymore. Hence theres no point of claiming being youngest or oldest certified professional.
When we asked from Shayan about the same, he said that Microsoft could be lying to ProPakistani, and that he was indeed invited by Bill Gates for which he is visiting US in December 2012. He said he could show us the email invitation as well. (We will update this post, when and if we get the scan of invitation)
He also claimed that his name will appear in next publication of Guinness Book of World Record, for his extraordinary achievement. He was of the that his certification (in November 2011) was a recent record that is why his name isnt appearing in online search for world records on Guinness website.
Shayans father didnt take our call.
Microsoft didnt comment when we asked if company is considering any legal action against Shayan for the propaganda.
It merits mentioning here that Punjab government was considering to honor Shayan by throwing a ceremony which of course isnt happening now.
It maybe recalled that Ammar Afzal, a student from Okara too, was involved in such kind of fraud as well. He had claimed similar kind of records in various certifications, which were later found out to be fake.



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AbuOkasha

MPA (400+ posts)
lol yes that's right,
Microsoft officials also maintained that Microsoft doesn’t keep track of age for its certified professionals anymore. Hence there’s no point of claiming being youngest or oldest certified professional.

MCTS,MCPD exams are not that hard, if you are professionals and have solid experience. I myself holds MCTS 4.0 scored 990/1000, my friends even scored 1000/1000 so Its no big deal....
 

SaadKnight

Senator (1k+ posts)
Personally, I think that you do not need any certification if your concepts are clear and you know how to operate systems. I have seen people who have passed Juniper switching certification exam without even touching or seeing what a juniper switch looks like and when I asked them a couple of questions they had a poker face. They end up saying "Yaar ratta lagaya tha sab questions ka".

But many organizations demand certifications so it becomes mandatory to have a few.
 

AbuOkasha

MPA (400+ posts)
Personally, I think that you do not need any certification if your concepts are clear and you know how to operate systems. I have seen people who have passed Juniper switching certification exam without even touching or seeing what a juniper switch looks like and when I asked them a couple of questions they had a poker face. They end up saying "Yaar ratta lagaya tha sab questions ka".

But many organizations demand certifications so it becomes mandatory to have a few.

I do agree, It's experience that counts, But it leaves good impact when the cvs gets short listed ;)
 

Khalid

Minister (2k+ posts)
what about laap topi wali certification (RedHat)?

i think, certifications which cant be cleared by going through dumps add value to profile

Personally, I think that you do not need any certification if your concepts are clear and you know how to operate systems. I have seen people who have passed Juniper switching certification exam without even touching or seeing what a juniper switch looks like and when I asked them a couple of questions they had a poker face. They end up saying "Yaar ratta lagaya tha sab questions ka".

But many organizations demand certifications so it becomes mandatory to have a few.
 

SaadKnight

Senator (1k+ posts)
what about laap topi wali certification (RedHat)?

i think, certifications which cant be cleared by going through dumps add value to profile

Yes certifications do add value. But there are people that just use the ratta technique and gain nothing from a certification except for the certificate.
 

ahaseeb

Minister (2k+ posts)
Well, Let me tell you about Guinness Book Of World Record Thingy. It get published online within a day or two. I usually have a small laugh when I hear about every second Pakistani coming up with an innovation that has never been done in the world.


My Record information is based on the fact that I was part of a World Record in mid of this Month. This is me holding the certificate.
NOTE :- I did not won it, i was just among the participants



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Believer12

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
firstever we have heared and seen two very young girls who made a genuine world records Sitara barooj and Arfa kareem from Layellpur and one of them has passed away unfortunatelly. she was actually invited by Bill Geats and we have seen her pics during the visit of usa. after that a lot of fraud and self made world record holders appears on tv screens like bushes. we should condemoned them and punished them for this fraud with nation.one fraud from Okara Amar even claimed that he is on of 49 window developers whole over the world and he saaid i am working on window9,,,,lollllll
 

Believer12

Chief Minister (5k+ posts)
Well, Let me tell you about Guinness Book Of World Record Thingy. It get published online within a day or two. I usually have a small laugh when I hear about every second Pakistani coming up with an innovation that has never been done in the world.


My Record information is based on the fact that I was part of a World Record in mid of this Month. This is me holding the certificate.
NOTE :- I did not won it, i was just among the participants



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i dont know how many particepents win this certificate but you told clearely yes it should be appreciated coz you have done somthing even with others genuinelly. here in Pakistan situation is that somebody can claim that he is second Pakistani scientist who win the Noble prize and we will believe his claim and lot of tv anchers will start shouting as usual for his success without any varification.
 

Khalid

Minister (2k+ posts)
Ammar Afzal hum sharminda hain : Javed Chaudhry

http://pakistancolumns.com/2009/05/07/ammar-afzal-hum-sharminda-hein-ammar-chaudhry/



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Lol. funny mediapersons try to be everything but know nothing, even little kidscan make them fouls.

@makysed, @AbuOkasha, @Legend, guys read this story, this kiddo is nothing in front of this genius Mr. Ammar Afzal MD Microsoft all over the world. :lol:

http://www.itnama.com/2012/05/ammar-afzal-from-okara-it-genius-or-fraud/
 

AbuOkasha

MPA (400+ posts)
Lol. funny mediapersons try to be everything but know nothing, even little kidscan make them fouls.

Yes that's the credibility of the So called MEDIA............... they just go for breaking the news blindly before even bothering to verify it first.........
 

ahaseeb

Minister (2k+ posts)
i dont know how many particepents win this certificate but you told clearely yes it should be appreciated coz you have done somthing even with others genuinelly. here in Pakistan situation is that somebody can claim that he is second Pakistani scientist who win the Noble prize and we will believe his claim and lot of tv anchers will start shouting as usual for his success without any varification.

There was ONLY one certificate. I just took this picture as a memory. I never mentioned because I do not own it. Secondly, I ONLY mentioned it to tell that they don't wait for an year to put it in the Book. In todays Digital Era, They put them on their site. I doubt that the World record Book which I use to Purchase had all the Record. They are selective !

One point to wonder is that he did not mentioned Guinness Book of World Record. You can proclaim to have a world record by wearing a yellow colour shirt and green pant with blue scarf and pink shoes in Swat ;)
 
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