Securing device applications that are managed in the cloud is a hot topic these days. It follows that to be a developer working in the IoT field, you need to be competent in appropriately securing an application. Yet this is the topic of the ThingWorx Developer Associate exam that seems to take the most candidates by surprise. The most common comment I receive on the exam from those who don’t pass or narrowly pass is, “I didn’t think there would be so many questions on security.”


As we point out in the exam description, 13% of the exam tests your skills in securing a ThingWorx application by doing the following:

  • Creating a ThingWorx group.
  • Defining a ThingWorx organization and sub-units.
  • Applying security to an organization.
  • Creating an application key.
  • Setting security for Entities.
  • Setting security for Services.


My recommendation for experienced users is to read the exam description in its entirety to determine topics you may want a refresher in. The best way, even for experienced ThingWorx users, to bone up in these areas of security is to make sure you carefully review these topics in the Intro to ThingWorx course before you take the exam.


All the best with your ThingWorx certification journey!