CIW Grand Master Developer

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

The CIW Grand Master Developer certification is the highest award an individual can earn in the CIW program, and it represents outstanding achievement in technology knowledge and skills.

To become a CIW Grand Master Developer, you must earn all the individual certifications offered by CIW - 12 certification exams in all. This certification is for those who set the highest goals for themselves and are prepared to work hard for valuable rewards.

The rare individual who earns CIW Grand Master developer status will have far beyond the foundational Internet, design and networking skills. The CIW Grand Master Developer will be able to design, develop and maintain Web and e-commerce sites, including scripting and programming functions. They will be skilled in server and network administration, as well as database management. They can also implement and manage security solutions for systems and networks.

CIW Grand Master Developers have validated skills that prepare them for successful careers in their choice of a variety of technology fields. These individuals can perform well as Web site designers, e-commerce developers, creative directors, Web marketing/business specialists, programmers, database managers, network or intranet administrators, or system security professionals. Often these individuals perform jobs that encompass several of these disciplines.

Yesterday's Webmaster is today's Grand Master Web Developer.

The CIW Grand Master Developer will no longer be awarded as of June 2011.

Required CIW Exams CIW Exam Topics CIW Certificate Award
CIW Foundations* CIW Exam 1D0-510 CIW Associate
CIW Site Designer CIW Exam 1D0-520 CIW Professional**
CIW E-Commerce Designer CIW Exam 1D0-525 CIW Professional**
CIW Server Administrator CIW Exam 1D0-450 CIW Professional**
CIW Internetworking Professional CIW Exam 1D0-460 CIW Professional**
CIW Security Professional CIW Exam 1D0-470 CIW Professional**
CIW JavaScript Fundamentals CIW Exam 1D0-435 Note ***
CIW Perl Fundamentals CIW Exam 1D0-437 Note ***
CIW Application Developer CIW Exam 1D0-430 CIW Professional **
Sun Certified Programmer for Java 2 Sun Exam 310-035,
310-055 or 310-065
Sun Certified Java Programmer
CIW Database Specialist CIW exam 1D0-541 CIW Professional **
CIW Database Design Specialist
CIW Enterprise Specialist CIW Exam 1D0-442 CIW Professional **
Pass all 12 exams » Grand Master Developer

** All CIW Professional certifications require the CIW Associate certification as a prerequisite.

*** CIW Language Theory exams qualify only toward completion of Master CIW certifications.

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