Exam Guide For 1D0-442 CIW Enterprise Specialist 

Note: This exam is retired, effective June 30th, 2011. Certifications previously awarded will remain valid. No further credentials will be issued. For more information visit our Exam Retirement web page


CIW Enterprise Specialist 1D0-442 is a requirement for the following CIW certifications:

  • CIW Certified Instructor - for those teaching CIW Enterprise Specialist content
  • Master CIW Enterprise Developer

CIW Associates who pass the CIW Enterprise Specialist exam (or any other CIW job role series exam) also earn the following CIW certification:

  • CIW Professional


Candidates must complete the following prerequisites prior to sitting the CIW Enterprise Specialist exam:


Students who have taken CIW courses are encouraged to continue their studies and apply their new skills before attempting the 1D0-442 Enterprise Specialist exam. Skills taught in the CIW Enterprise Specialist courses are best reinforced with real-world experience.

The candidate is responsible for learning the content and achieving a passing score on the CIW Enterprise Specialist exam. Comments regarding course delivery should be referred to the training company that delivered the course.

Any 1D0-442 CIW Enterprise Specialist exam taken will be subject to the following:

  • Each delivery of the exam will include a random selection of 56 items.
  • The examination period will be 75 minutes.

To achieve a passing score on the exam, candidates must:

  • Correctly answer at least 42 of the 56 questions to achieve a total score of 75% or greater.

Each exam item offers four solutions or distracters; exam candidates select the best response(s) for each item. Items that require more than one correct response are indicated as such. Items that require more than one correct response require all correct responses to be selected in order for the item to be scored as correct; partial credit is not given on these items.

Third-Party Books, Web Sites, or Newsgroups

The following resources are provided as a supplement to your studies, and will reinforce the skills and concepts learned with CIW official Database Specialist course materials.

  • Flanagan, David C., Java in a Nutshell. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly and Associates, Inc., 1997.
  • Monson-Haefel, Richard. Enterprise JavaBeans and the Java 2 Platform Enterprise Edition. Sebastopol, CA: O'Reilly and Associates, 1999, 2000.
  • Orfali, Robert, and Dan Harkay, Client/Server Programming with Java and CORBA. New York: Wiley Computer Publishing, Inc., 2000.
  • Roman, Ed. Mastering Enterprise JavaBeans. New York: John Wiley and Sons, 1999.
  • Siegel, John, Ph.D. CORBA 3 Fundamentals and Programming. New York: Wiley Computer Publishing, Inc., 1998.
  • Valesky, Tom. Enterprise JavaBeans - Developing Component-Based Distributed Architectures. Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley, 1999.
  • Sun Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition, information and links. http://java.sun.com/j2ee
  • Sun Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition, tutorial for installing and configuring J2EE. http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/onlineTraining/EJBIntro/exercises/SetupJ2EERI/index.html
  • Sun Java Developer Connection. http://developer.java.sun.com/developer/
  • EJB Portal - Developers' Resource for Enterprise JavaBeans Technology. http://www.ejbportal.com
  • jMiddleware.com - lists resources and news for J2EE, EJB, servlets, JSP and more. http://www.ejbnow.com/
  • EJB Universe home. http://www.ejbean.com/
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