Here’s an inspirational story from one of our youngest Microsoft Partner Network community members. It goes to show it is never too early to start building your MPN profile and certification status!
I traveled 150 km from Suceava (my hometown) to Iași, the location of the Prometric center. I am a Microsoft Partner, I like Microsoft technologies, I develop on Microsoft technologies, and my dream is to work at Microsoft in the future.
I'm only 17 years old but I already started working on my goals to achieve this dream. In 2012 I was the youngest Romanian developer to have a published app in the Windows Store before the Windows 8 launch. At that time I published Social Brainz, which is a platform intended for students and teachers that want to share educational content in a fast and fluid way (which is the design concept of Windows 8).
Right now I have a number of Windows 8 apps published in the Windows Store and 2 on the Windows Phone Store. My next certification goal is Programming in C# (70-483) and I want to become a Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD). I have already started working on achieving the MVP status on Windows Azure, because I love the concept of cloud computing and I can give talks about this subject, especially Mobile Services. Check out more of Julian’s work on the Windows Store and Windows Phone Store – for example, his Social Brainz app and 7 Tutorials.
We’d love to hear your certification story too! Leave us a comment and tell us what you’re working on.