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Ann McDonough

Object Management Group and iSQI Sign Marketing Agreement to
Advance Software Standards Certification

Needham, MA, May 11, 2015 Richard Soley, Chairman and CEO of the Object Management Group® (OMG®) and Stephan Goericke, CEO of the International Software Quality Institute (iSQI®), today announced that the two parties have entered into a joint agreement to market their respective modeling certification programs to IT professionals.

Under the agreement, effective as of May 11, 2015, OMG will market iSQI's Certified Model Based Tester (CMBT) certificate alongside the OMG series of certification programs in the areas of software modeling, business modeling, model-based systems engineering, and real-time and embedded systems. iSQI will include OMG certification programs in conjunction with hardcopy and online materials related to its CMBT certificate.

Soley commented, "As leaders in certifying IT talent, both OMG and iSQI believe that continuous professional development is an important validation for every IT professional. Today's announcement also reinforces our mission to encourage the adoption of standards and software quality that drive higher customer satisfaction."

"Today's announcement underscores our shared commitment with OMG to promote standards and quality in software by certifying IT professionals in this domain. I look forward to a strong partnership and collaboration with OMG," said Goericke.

About iSQI
The International Software Quality Institute (iSQI®), headquartered in Potsdam with offices in Amstelveen (NL), Boston (USA) and London (UK) plays a large role in certifying the know-how of IT-professionals. As leading provider of certification examinations, iSQI is an important partner for education and training on 6 continents, in over 90 countries, in 10 languages. In 2014, iSQI certified more than 18,000 individuals worldwide.

About OMG 
The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is an international, open membership, not-for-profit technology 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. Visit for more information.

OMG also certifies practitioners in four areas. For more information on OMG certification programs, please visit:


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