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OMG Announces Availability of Second Exam Level in Program to Certify
Practitioners of Model-Based Systems Engineering Using SysML
Program Sponsors Include IBM, Lockheed Martin, Sparx Systems and No Magic
and OMG certification partner UML Technology Institute

Needham, MA, USA - December 16, 2010 - OMG® announces that "Model Builder-Fundamental," the second examination in the OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional™ (OCSMP™) program, is now available. The program's sponsors IBM®, Lockheed Martin, Sparx Systems and No Magic, Inc., and OMG certification partner UML Technology Institute Co., Ltd. (UTI), have made construction and validation of the exams possible. For more information, please visit http://www.omg.org/ocsmp.

Through this program, OMG will award the OCSMP™ certification at four levels, with each level serving as the prerequisite for the next one above. The second level, OCSMP Model Builder - Fundamental, tests the knowledge and skills required to construct a basic SysML model of a system. OMG expects that most practitioners of Model Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) will want to acquire the Model Builder-Fundamental certification.

"The first level of OCSMP certification was designed for model users - for example, stakeholders who need to see that their requirements have been incorporated into a design, or test engineers who must confirm that specifications have been complied with," said Jon Siegel, Ph.D., OMG Vice President of Technology Transfer and Director of Certification. "This exam extends the program into model building. The holder of this pair of certifications - OCSMP Model User and Model Builder-Fundamental - has studied and learned the foundations of model-based systems engineering, and should be a productive contributor to modeling tasks performed by a Systems Engineering team employing SysML."

Another important supporter of OCSMP is the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), whose Systems Engineering (SE) certification CSEP complements OCSMP. By design, these two programs work together to cover the SE domain including both conventional and model-based approaches. For information about the partnership between OMG and INCOSE, see the May 2009 press release.

Following the successful pattern established by OMG's three current certification programs developed in partnership with UTI - OCUP™ for UML® Modelers, OCEB™ for BPM Practitioners, and OCRES™ for Real-time and Embedded Systems Developers - examinations will be computer-based and administered by Pearson VUE through their network of secure testing centers. To register to take any OMG certification exam in English, anywhere in the world, visit http://www.pearsonvue.com/omg. To register to take your exam in Japanese in Asia, visit http://www.umlcert.org/.

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About the UML Technology Institute
The UML Technology Institute Co., Ltd. was founded to promote the use of open, standards-based modeling technologies through the development of international certification programs that provide formal recognition of modeling expertise. With headquarters in Tokyo, UML Technology Institute was established in November 2002. For more information, visit www.umlcert.org.

About OMG
OMG® is an international, open membership, not-for-profit computer industry standards consortium. OMG Task Forces develop enterprise integration standards for a wide range of technologies and an even wider range of industries. OMG’s modeling standards enable powerful visual design, execution and maintenance of software and other processes. For more information, visit www.omg.org

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Edited by Stephanie

 
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