Babar Iqbal (Urdu: بابراقبال; born 2 March 1997 in Dera Ismail Khan, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Pakistan) is a young I.T. prodigy from Pakistan[1][2][3] who started computer programming at the age of 5. He came to prominence by becoming the youngest Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) in the world at the age of 9, as well as obtaining the record of being the youngest CIWA aged 9, Youngest CWNA at 10, Youngest Microsoft Student Partner (MSP) at 11 and Youngest MCTS in .NET 3.5 at 12. His work has been recognised and appreciated by President Asif Ali Zardari, the National Assembly of Pakistan, interior minister Rehman Malik as well as Microsoft. Iqbal is currently based in Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he is undergoing training and working with Microsoft.

He is the Youngest XNA Game Developer, Microsoft Surface Developer, Microsoft Certified Professional (MCP) @ age of 9, Youngest Certified Internet Web Professional (CIWA) @ 9, Youngest Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA), Microsoft Students Partner (MSP) @ 11 and Microsoft Certified Technology Specialist (MCTS) @ 12. A 10 years old Babar Iqbal from Dera Ismail Khan has set a world record in the field of computer by securing 80 percent marks in an examination held in Dubai.[4]

According to the details, Babar Iqbal participated in the examination of Certified Wireless Network Administrator (CWNA) and set a world record by obtaining 80 percent marks in it.[5] He is the youngest world record holder in the computer field and has also qualified for the trainers programme.[6]

Babar Iqbal has earlier set world records in the fields of Microsoft Certified Professional, Microsoft Certified .NET Technology Specialist and CIW. [7]

Talking to APP, Babar Iqbal said that he wants to make further progress in the field of computer adding that having set three world records he has won laurels for his country and is receiving offers from a number of world reputed US companies.[8]

His Team Explorers Won Mobile Development Award in Microsoft Imagine Cup Gulf 2011 for application/solution touch.Edu; ‘touch.Edu’ is a multi-touch Microsoft Surface, Windows 7 tablet and Windows phone 7 based interactive learning solution helping children suffering from Learning Disabilities(LD) like reading,writing,speaking,memory,maths etc. in LDs like Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyscalculia For more see the video on youtube:

His research has been accepted by 8th IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology (Innovations’12)

Details: He has published his first Digital Forensic Science[9] research paper discussing his new method of Apple iDevice Forensics (iPhone, iPod,iPad). Research has been accepted by 8th IEEE International Conference on Innovations in Information Technology IIT’12 and he has been invited for presentation in the above stated conference. This method is unique, unlike the previous techniques does not require jailbreaking[10] process and takes less than 30 minutes to image the iDevice. This new method can be used by law enforcement agencies to obtain valuable digital forensic evidence such as User Contacts, Call Logs, Emails, Messages, User Photos & Videos, Documents, GPS information and Cellphone tower logs. Cellphone tower logs can also be used to triangulate location of device at certain point in time.


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