Intermediate and Advanced Levels in
Program to Certify Practitioners of
Model-Based Systems Engineering Using SysML Now Available
Program Sponsors Include IBM, Lockheed Martin,
Sparx Systems and No Magic
and OMG certification partner UML Technology Institute
Needham, MA, USA - March 21, 2011 - OMG® announces that
"Model Builder-Intermediate," and "Model
Builder-Advanced," the final two examinations in the
OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional™ (OCSMP™)
program, are 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 awards the OCSMP™
certification at four levels, with each level serving as the
prerequisite for the next one above. The third level, OCSMP
Model Builder - Intermediate, tests the knowledge and skills
required to model a system using the full capabilities of
the SysML language, while the fourth level - Advanced -
covers the knowledge and skills used to establish and
support a systems modeling culture and environment,
leveraging the capabilities of SysML and Model-Based Systems
Engineering (MBSE) across an organization.
"By taking advantage of our four certifications,
companies can now choose MBSE with confidence, knowing that
they can recognize or hire staff suitable for virtually
every role in a project," said Jon Siegel, Ph.D., OMG
Vice President of Technology Transfer and Director of
Certification. "OCSMP now covers every level in a
project from stakeholder model-users to the managers who
shape the project and staff the teams that execute it.
Within a project, engineers holding the Intermediate OCSMP
certification can take on technical leadership roles - some
recognized formally as team leaders; others as the
recognized 'go-to' person that others consult with their
questions or problems. Up the ladder, Advanced OCSMP
engineers may help shape a project from its inception,
coordinating the different groups as they work to get their
contrasting - and possibly competing - requirements met in a
large, complex end product."
Another important supporter of OCSMP is the International
Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), a long-time
supporter of SysML who provided several Subject Matter
Experts (SMEs) to support the development of OCSMP. INCOSE
has a Systems Engineering (SE) certification program that
complements OCSMP. By design, these two programs work
together to cover 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/.
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.
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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