OMG Certified UML Professional 2™ (OCUP 2™)
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Please review the detailed information under each category carefully.

THE PROGRAM: THE EXAMS:
OBTAINING REFERENCE SPECS, ARTICLES, & BOOKS:
REGISTERING FOR AND SCHEDULING YOUR EXAM: PREPARING FOR THE EXAMS:
TAKING THE EXAMS: AFTER YOU TAKE AN EXAM:

 

 

 

THE PROGRAM

  • Why should I get OCUP 2 certified? 
    The experts who designed the OCUP 2 topical coverage and wrote the exam questions want peers and prospective employers to feel confident about a certified candidate’s ability to participate in or lead real-world initiatives involving all phases and aspects of UML modeling. Used in many different ways and in many different problem domains, UML modeling lets practitioners diagram a system’s structure and behavior in ways that bring out its salient features, enabling a final design that is optimized for its desired characteristics as well as being complete and correct. But not all UML users are model builders - some (and a very important group this is, including implementers, end-users, and stakeholders) will be model users. All of these professionals - model builders and model users alike - will benefit from OCUP 2 Certification which shows current and future employers or clients that they have the required up-to-date knowledge and skills to take full advantage of UML modeling, and are the more attractive candidates for hiring and promotion. 

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  • Why should I hire OCUP 2 Certified Professionals?
    Because the OCUP 2 Program is an objective, validated measurement of a candidate’s knowledge and skills in the ways that UML modeling is used in today's complex distributed IT environment, by both model builders and model users (a category that includes implementers - coders! - and stakeholders). The examinations cover the IT modeling domain with the breadth and depth that will let peers and prospective employers feel confident about a certified candidate’s ability to participate in or lead real-world initiatives in enterprise and technical IT. For a general view of the topics covered by all three exams, look here. For links to specific lists of topics for each exam, click through on that page to the individual Coverage Maps. .   

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  • What is OCUP 2?
    OCUP 2 is OMG's updated certification program for UML practitioners - both model Builders and model Users (a category that includes implementers and stakeholders). The program tests a candidate’s knowledge and skill in the construction and interpretation of model diagrams using OMG’s Unified Modeling Language. It will consist of three levels - Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced - and will replace the original OCUP certification program which has grown obsolete both because of its basis in older versions of the specification and its emphasis on language details over usage. Lower levels are prerequisite for certification at higher levels, although the exams themselves may be taken out of order

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  • Should I upgrade my original OCUP certification to OCUP 2? What happens to my original OCUP certification? 
    Yes, of course you should! You are still certified in UML 2, but this certification is now obsolete - replaced by OCUP 2 which goes beyond knowledge of UML language details to cover UML modeling - for model users in addition to model builders. To bring your credentials up-to-date and so keep up with industry expectations, you need to take and pass the OCUP 2 Foundation level exam (and, when they publish, the Intermediate and Advanced exams if your career suggests). During the first year of availability of each of the OCUP 2 exams, holders of the original OCUP certifications can receive substantial discounts on their OCUP 2 exam from OMG - see the second question below this one for details. 

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  • Tell me about the transition from OCUP to OCUP 2.   
    After many years, the OMG and our modeling professionals feel that it's time to replace the venerable OCUP certification program with another, adding model interpretation and construction to the language details that were emphasized in the original program. We're doing this now because the adoption of UML 2.5 gives us an opportunity to tie our new certification program to a major restructuring of the language (even though, as UML experts know, the changes to the underlying language structure make only minimal changes to the modeling layers). 

    The OCUP 2 examinations are totally new - No questions carry through from the original OCUP program to this one. If you're OCUP-certified, we encourage you to upgrade your certification to OCUP 2 where you'll notice that the questions, even those that touch on UML element definitions, relate that definition to the way it gets used in a model. Another difference is that the knowledge and skills tested, especially at the Foundation level, apply to model users as much as to the model builders addressed exclusively in the original OCUP. It's important that these users - a group that includes implementers (coders!), end-users, and stakeholders - be able to read and interpret the model diagrams that foretell what the final application will do, and how it does it, and OMG is pleased to be able to serve this important group of professionals. 

    The three OCUP levels will transition to OCUP 2 during 2014, a few months apart. The first level, termed Foundation rather than Fundamental, will publish in late May with Intermediate and Advanced to follow in that order. Each  original OCUP examination will be withdrawn when its equivalent in the new program publishes.

    If you've been planning to upgrade to Intermediate or Advanced during this interim period, you can go ahead - everyone who pays for and takes either of these original OCUP exams during this transition period starting 1 March 2014 may apply to OMG for a voucher to take the corresponding OCUP 2 exam for free. Vouchers will expire one year after the OCUP 2 exam becomes available. Because the OCUP 2 Foundation certification is prerequisite, candidates will also need to pass the OCUP 2 Foundation exam in order to receive their OCUP 2 Intermediate or Advanced certification. If you have already taken the original OCUP Fundamental exam, you are entitled to a substantial discount on your OCUP 2 test - See the next question for details. 

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  • I have already taken the original OCUP Fundamental exam. Can I get a discount on OCUP 2?
    Yes, you can!  Your discount amount will depend on how long ago you took the original OCUP Fundamental exam. NOTE that these discount offers only apply if you took your OCUP Fundamental exam in English. If you took your exam in Japanese, your program is administered by OMG's certification partner, the UML Technology Institute (UTI). 

    If you took the original OCUP Fundamental exam recently - between 1 January 2014 and its last availability at the end of May 2014 - you may take the OCUP 2 Foundation exam for FREE. You must apply for your voucher here before 31 December 2014, and take your exam before 31 July 2015. 

    If you took the OCUP Fundamental exam before 1 January 2014, but still during the year before publication of OCUP 2 Foundation in late May 2014, OMG will grant you a 50% discount on your OCUP 2 Foundation exam fee. You must have taken the OCUP Fundamental exam between 1 May 2013 and 31 December 2013. You must apply for your voucher here before 31 December 2014, and take your exam before 31 July 2015. 

    If you took the OCUP Fundamental exam between one and three years before publication of the OCUP 2 Foundation exam in late May 2014, OMG will grant you a 25% discount on your OCUP 2 Foundation exam fee. You must have taken the OCUP Fundamental exam between 1 May 2010 and 30 April 2013. You must apply for your voucher here before 31 December 2014, and take your exam before 31 July 2015. 

    If you took your OCUP Fundamental exam more than three years before publication of the OCUP 2 Foundation exam in late May 2014, OMG offers you an "Introductory Special" discount of 10% off your OCUP 2 Foundation exam fee. You must have taken the OCUP Fundamental exam before April 30, 2010. You must apply for your voucher here before 31 December 2014, and take your exam before 31 July 2015. 

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  • OCUP 2 is so new! Which exam should I take first? And next?
    OMG recommends that you start with the OCUP 2 Foundation exam. If this is your first OCUP experience, your certificate will demonstrate that your UML modeling skills, knowledge, and even your point of view are up-to-date. If you're already OCUP certified, you'll recognize that an up-to-date certification will better demonstrate that your skills and knowledge cover today's complex distributed business process environment.

    However - If you've studied and are ready to take the Intermediate (not Foundation) level OCUP exam now, you may not want to wait and don't have to: Go ahead and take the original OCUP Intermediate exam that you prepared for. When the OCUP 2 Intermediate exam is ready during mid-2014, you'll be able to apply to OMG for a voucher to take it for free. (This applies only to those who pay for and take an Intermediate OCUP exam after 1 March  2014. Vouchers will expire one year after the OCUP 2 Intermediate exam becomes available.) Note that the prerequisite for OCUP 2 Intermediate certification is (only!) OCUP 2 Foundation certification - Your original OCUP Fundamental cert is not enough. While you wait for the OCUP 2 Intermediate exam to show up, study and upgrade your Fundamental certification to OCUP 2 Foundation.

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THE EXAMS
  • What OCUP 2 Exams are there?
    The OCUP 2 Certification Program includes three exams and certifications – the OCUP 2 Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced exams and certifications. All are being upgraded to OCUP 2. Look here for a diagram showing how the tracks and levels relate.

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  • Which Exams should I take? 
    Starting with the OCUP 2 Foundation is recommended, because passing it is a prerequisite to getting certified at the OCUP 2 Intermediate and Advanced levels. Certifying at its Intermediate level (that is, passing both the Foundation and Intermediate examinations) is required to certify at Advanced level. So, the question is - How high should I go? That will depend on the job title that you have, or want, and the skill set that you have, or are learning. Look here for a functional description of the skills that each level of certification indicates. » Back to The Question  or  » Top
     
  • Do I have to take the exams in order?
    No but - Lower levels are prerequisite for higher levels, but you are not required to take the exams in order. However, you won't receive an OCUP 2 certification until you've passed all of the prerequisite exams required for its level. You can not mix programs, either: Only the OCUP 2 Foundation certification, and not the original OCUP, will serve as the prerequisite for the OCUP 2 Intermediate level certification, and only this and the OCUP 2 Intermediate will serve as prerequisite for OCUP 2 Advanced. 
     
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  • What areas of study are most important for each Exam?
    Look at these Coverage Maps to see what is covered in each Exam.

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  • What is the cost for each Exam? 
    In the United States, the cost to take an OCUP 2 examination is US$200; in many countries where English is not the first language, the testing time will be a half-hour longer and the price will be US$10 more (that is, US$210 or the approximate equivalent in local currency. Currency conversion does not track short-term fluctuations). You have to pay each time you take an examination, even if you're taking an examination over because you failed the first time. Payment is by major credit card. For exact pricing in your country, please look on the Pearson VUE test site.

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  • Can I get a discount on the fee for an Exam? 
    Yes! OMG offers pre-paid Certification Examination voucher bundles at discounts starting at 5% and ranging all the way up to 20% , depending on how many vouchers you buy. Each voucher lets you take any one of OMG's exams. Vouchers are non-refundable and expire one year from date of purchase. Discount is applied to the price in your country.  Minimum purchase for the 5% discount is 10 vouchers. These 5% vouchers may be purchased from the Pearson VUE voucher store through this link: www.vue.com/vouchers/pricelist/omg.asp.

    You can receive a substantially larger discount by purchasing a larger number of vouchers directly from OMG: 
    Package Designation Bronze Silver Gold
    Number of Vouchers 50 Vouchers 100 Vouchers 150+  Vouchers
    Discount % 10% 15% 20%

    Discount is applied to the price in your country. For more information, or to purchase one of these voucher bundles, email <certificationinfo@omg.org> or directly to OMG's Director of Certification  Dr. Jon Siegel at <siegel AT omg.org> . k

    NOTE that candidates who have paid for and taken an original OCUP exam that is replaced by OCUP 2 are entitled to special discounts. See this FAQ question for details. 

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  • What languages can I take the Exams in?
    All of the Exams are in English. A Japanese version of the OCUP 2 Foundation exam will be available soon in Japan. (The original OCUP exams are already available in Japanese from UTI.) In non-English-speaking countries, the time allowed to take the examination in English will be a half-hour longer; see two questions down.

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  • What is the Exam format?
    The Exams are computer-based tests (CBTs) delivered at testing centers owned or licensed by Pearson VUE. Exams are multiple-choice and include text and UML diagrams. Every multiple-choice question will present at least four options, and ask you to choose exactly one. 

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  • How long is each Exam?
    In English-speaking countries, 90 minutes. When these English-language exams are delivered in a non-English-speaking country, the test time will be 120 minutes and the price will be higher by US$10; this accommodation is automatic but you should check with your testing center to be sure. The only exception: French-speaking residents of Quebec must request the half-hour accommodation; email <certificationinfo@omg.org> with your request before you register and allow time for arrangements to be made.

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  • Can I still take the original OCUP Fundamental exam?
    You may register for and take the original OCUP Fundamental exam only until the OCUP 2 Foundation exam publishes around the end of May 2014. The Pearson VUE website will no longer allow you to register for a test date past 31 May 2014. OMG is pleased to offer the OCUP 2 Foundation exam and certify candidates in the current version of the UML specification with the emphasis on modeling added by this new program. Updated OCUP 2 Intermediate and Advanced exams will be published later in 2014, a few months apart; the last test dates for these exams will be set around the time that they publish. See the first section of this FAQ for program details. 

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  • I'm certified Fundamental in the original OCUP program. Is my certification still valid?
    The answer to this question has two parts: First, as OMG promised originally, Yes, your certification is still valid - the certificate shows no expiration date, and your certification will appear on the OMG Certified Professionals Directory if you opt in. The Second part of the answer, however, is this: Your original OCUP certification tested an older version of the UML specification and only its language details, without covering the modeling skills and knowledge included in OCUP 2. Only an OCUP 2 Certification will demonstrate that you've been tested on the UML modeling knowledge and skills required to work in today's complex, distributed IT environment. That's why OMG produced the OCUP 2 program, and why we encourage everyone to upgrade their certifications. During the first year of the OCUP 2 program, OMG is offering discounts to candidates who upgrade. Discount amounts vary depending on how long it's been since you took your original OCUP exam. Look here for details

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OBTAINING REFERENCE SPECS, ARTICLES, AND BOOKS
  • Where can I find a list of References to study from? 
    All of the documents referred to in each exam - specifications, articles, and books - are listed on the Coverage Map for that exam. 

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  • Where can I get a copy of OMG’s UML specification that is on the Exams? 
    The OMG specification on the exams can be downloaded free using the links on the Coverage Map web page.

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  • Where can I get copies of the articles and white papers that are on the exams?
    All of the articles and white papers referred to may be downloaded and/or viewed free using the links on the Coverage Map web page. 

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  • Where can I get a copy of the books that are used on the Exams?
    The books are listed in the References on the Coverage Map pages, specifically detailed for each Exam level. If you already own a different book that covers a topic, you may decide to study from it instead of buying a new one. 

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REGISTERING FOR AND SCHEDULING YOUR EXAM
  • How do I Register to take an OCUP 2 Exam?

    ATTENTION: OMG is not responsible for the scheduling or rescheduling of exams, or for exam refunds. These matters must be facilitated through our testing partner Pearson VUE. Furthermore, OMG strongly stresses the importance of carefully reviewing your confirmation letter sent by Pearson VUE upon scheduling an exam - Check especially that you have scheduled for the exam and level that you intend - OMG runs FOUR DIFFERENT certification programs, and it is up to you to ensure that you have registered for the one you want. Any discrepancies should be brought to the attention of Pearson VUE immediately.

    Go to the OMG Exam Registration page at Pearson VUE:  http://pearsonvue.com/omg. From here you can;

    1. Locate a Test Center

    2. Schedule a Test (requires a Pearson VUE web account)

    3. Reschedule a Test (requires a Pearson VUE web account)

    4. Cancel a Test (requires a Pearson VUE web account)

    5. Access Your  Account

    6. View Available Tests

    7. Contact Pearson VUE Customer Service

    At the bottom of the page, you can; 

    1. Schedule Online (requires a Pearson VUE web account)

    2. Schedule by Phone 

    3. Schedule through a Test Center

    To create a free Pearson VUE Web Account:
    On the sign-in page that appears when you click on any function that requires an account, click on the link labeled "create a new web account" and follow the instructions that appear.

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  • Where can I take an Exam?
    The Exams are available worldwide, exclusively at Pearson VUE Testing Centers. There are thousands of centers in over a hundred countries around the world. You can locate a test center by going to the OMG registration page at Pearson VUE, http://www.pearsonvue.com/omg , and clicking on Locate a Test Center.  You will also be able to search for and choose a test center as part of your registration process. 

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  • When can I schedule my Exam?
    You will schedule your Exam as part of the registration process. The Pearson VUE registration website will display available days and times for each testing center that you select to view on the web page, allowing you to choose the appointment that best fits your schedule. 

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  • What information should I be prepared to provide when I schedule my appointment?
    When you schedule your Exam, you should be prepared to provide any of the following information: 
    • Your name (you may be asked to provide your name as you would like to have it appear on your certificate)
    • Your Social Security, Social Insurance or Pearson Vue Testing I.D. (SP#) Number 
    • Contact phone numbers - If there is a problem, we will use these numbers to reach you
    • Mailing address - Please provide the address to which you would like your certificate mailed
    • Exam number and title
    • e-Mail address - Once again for contact purposes, this is often the fastest and most effective means of contact. Many test sponsors require e-mail contact information for registration
    • Method of payment

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  • Can I cancel and/or reschedule my test appointment via the Pearson VUE Web site?
    Yes, you must cancel and/or reschedule your test through the Pearson VUE Web site and not through OMG. Please read the rescheduling policies in the confirmation letter for your appointment.

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TAKING THE EXAMS
  • How do I take the Exam?
    These are computer-based tests, which you take on a computer at a test center. On the day of the test you go to the center, present two forms of identification, and sign in. You will be escorted to a quiet room with one or more testing stations. You won't be allowed to bring anything into the room with you but your wits. You'll sign on to the computer and the test will begin. You will be required to complete an agreement promising not to reveal the contents of the test. The questions themselves are all multiple choice that present four or more options and ask you to choose exactly one. The Exams last 90 or 120 minutes depending, look here for details.

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  • When should I plan to arrive at the testing center?
    You should arrive at the testing center at least 30 minutes before your test is scheduled to begin. During that time you will provide (2) two proper identifications and the test center administrator will give you a short orientation and then escort you to a workstation. If you do not provide appropriate identification, you will not be allowed to test for security reasons. Late arrivals will not be admitted.

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  • What type of identification must I bring to the test center?
    You must have two (2) forms of ID, one with a photo and both with a signature.
    Acceptable forms of primary (photo) identification include:
     
    • Government issued driver’s license · 
    • Employee ID work badge
    • School ID
    • Military ID*
    • Passport*
    • Alien registration card
    • Permanent resident visas (Green Cards)
    • State/Country ID

    * Primary ID’s which contain an embedded signature are permitted as long as the Secondary ID presented has a visible signature.

    Acceptable forms of non-photo identification include:
     

    • Bank ATM card
    • Credit card
    • Any ID on the Primary list

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  • Can my Exam be taken on my PC, or do I have to go to a test center?
    The Exams are administered only at authorized Pearson VUE testing centers, in their secure environment, on their secure equipment.

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  • What items can I bring into the testing area?
    You may bring your identification, but not much else. No computers, PDAs, cellphones, pagers, books, notes, scratch pads, writing instruments, coats, jackets, backpacks, briefcases, purses, and so on.

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  • Are there lockers?
    Some centers may have lockers, but they are usually small, and there may be none available when you take your Exam. Please do not bring personal items to the test center.

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  • Will I test with only OCUP 2 Examination candidates?
    No. There may be candidates taking other professional exams at the same time using Pearson VUE's computer-based delivery system technology.

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  • Do I have to agree to anything, like confidentiality, before I can take an Exam?
    Yes. When you sit down to take an Exam at the test center, you will be asked to agree to keep the contents of the Exam confidential and to accept some terms and conditions relating to the Exam and your certification. You will not be allowed to take the Exam if you do not agree to these requirements.

    You can review the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) here. You can review the Candidate Agreement here.

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  • What is the format of the Exams?
    All questions are multiple choice. All Exams are closed book. No written materials or notebook computers will be allowed in the testing area.

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  • During my exam, can I skip questions and answer them later in the Exam?
    Yes: As you take the exam, you may either mark questions that you feel are too difficult, or just skip them, to go back to after you reach the end. After you finish the last question, you will see a review screen that lets you jump back to any questions that you want to review.  On the review screen, different symbols will identify questions that you marked, and questions that you skipped.  Both marked and unmarked questions will be scored when you finally submit your exam. Unanswered questions will be scored as incorrect.

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  • Is it OK to guess answers or are these tests marked negatively?
    The Exams are not scored negatively - that is, no points are deducted for incorrect answers. This means that you can safely - and should - guess an answer to every question that you don't know. It is best to check if you have actually answered ALL questions before completing the exam (and the Review Screen makes this easy). If you are running short on time, just click any answer and move on. This way, you will at least have a chance to get some of them right.

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  • Do the Pearson VUE test centers provide special testing accommodations?
    Yes. Candidates with documented visual, physical, hearing, or learning disabilities, which would prevent them from taking an examination under standard conditions, may request special testing accommodations and arrangements. Please contact Pearson VUE directly.

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  • When will I find out if I passed, and what my score is?
    (If you are taking a Beta exam, skip to the next paragraph) As soon as you have completed your exam at a Pearson VUE Testing Center, your score will automatically be displayed on your screen. You will also receive a printed copy of your score report before you leave. This information is transmitted to OMG for our records. If you passed the exam you just took, and any prerequisites, you will receive your Certificate in the mail within about one month of taking the Exam. 

    If you are taking a Beta exam: You'll know that you're taking a Beta exam because you've applied for, and been accepted into, the Beta program for your exam and received a voucher to take the exam for free. (It is not possible to register and pay to take an OMG Beta exam.) Your Beta exam will contain more than 200 questions, and have a scheduled time of 4 hours or more. You will not receive a score or pass/fail notice when you finish - Instead, your results will be combined with those of all our other Beta candidates and analyzed statistically to produce the final 90-question forms of the exam, and set the cutoff score - a process that takes several weeks and cannot start until the last Beta exam has been taken. When this work is complete, we will calculate your score on the final forms of the exam and, if it meets or exceeds the cutoff score, you pass - Congratulations! You'll receive a certificate in the mail, and a notice on how to download the certification logo for your level and opt in to the OMG Certified Professionals Directory. 

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PREPARING FOR THE EXAMS
  • What training is required before I can take an Exam?
    No training is required - you do not have to take or complete any particular training course before you take an OMG Certification Exam. Of course, we strongly advise that you prepare for the Exam by studying the subjects listed in the coverage map - the books or subject-matter equivalent, plus the freely-downloadable OMG specifications and white papers, and have a good general knowledge of UML modeling. And, training courses and material prepared specifically for the OCUP 2 examinations are available - more about this two questions down this page, including a link to the program's Study Materials page.

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  • Is there a guide to what I need to know to pass the Exam?
    Here is a link to our page with general information about all of the OCUP 2 exams including links to the Coverage Maps. 

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  • Are there books or training courses to help me to prepare for an Exam?
    For OCUP 2, the answer currently is Yes for courses, and Not Quite Yet for books. Several of the Subject-Matter Experts who wrote the exam questions, and others, have prepared courses that prepare you for the OCUP 2 examinations. Books, however, take longer to produce so OCUP-2-specific books are not yet available. We have listed these training companies and related  materials on this Study Materials page.

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  • Are there any practice exams available?
    At this time, practice exams are not available. We are confident that OCUP-2-specfiic books, when they come out, will include problem sections and sample questions at the end of their chapters. 

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  • What is the minimum passing score, and the pass rate?
    The minimum passing score for each OCUP 2 exam is displayed on its individual web information page. Once you have completed an exam online at a Pearson VUE Testing Center, your score and pass/fail result will automatically be displayed on your screen. You will also receive a printed copy of your score report before you leave the testing center.  We do not release information on pass rates.

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AFTER YOU TAKE AN EXAM
  • When will I receive my score reports?
    In most cases, you will receive your score report immediately after the test is completed. (If you took a Beta exam, see this question.)  At the same time, you will receive some diagnostic information, to show you how strong you were in various areas.

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  • What happens after I pass an Exam?
    First, Congratulations! You will have received your score at the test center immediately after you finished your Exam. If you have passed all of the exams required for a certification level, we will send you (by mail) a certification kit, usually within one month after you pass the Exam. The kit will include a letter explaining the certification, the actual certificate (suitable for framing) and instructions for downloading the OCUP 2 logo for the level of Certification that you have passed.

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  • What happens if I fail an Exam?
    If you fail an Exam, you can retake it after a minimum of 30 days, but you cannot take a particular Exam more than three times in a twelve-month period. There is no discount price for re-taking an Exam. The fee is the same as for the initial Exam.
    The diagnostic feedback that you will receive with the test score report will indicate the areas that need further study.  

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  • How do I use the OCUP 2 Certification logo, and what are my rights and responsibilities in using it?
    Candidates who qualify for OCUP 2 certification may use the OCUP 2 Certification Logo for their level (Foundation, Intermediate, or Advanced) as a graphic symbol to demonstrate to clients their skill and knowledge in UML modeling. Please follow these guidelines to correctly promote your relationship with OMG and protect the integrity of the Logo:

    While your OCUP 2 Certification remains valid (see below), you may use the Logo on your business cards, letterhead stationery, resume, Web site, and marketing materials for individual service, to indicate that you have earned a credential in the OCUP 2 Program. If you write a book or course and your name appears as author (or a co-author), the logo may appear associated with your name; not in a way that associates it with the work as a whole. The logo may not appear on any other type of product or other material. You may not use it for any purpose other than to designate your OCUP 2 certification credential.

    You may use the OCUP 2 Certification Logo only as permitted by the OMG Trademark Usage Guidelines at http://www.omg.org/legal/tm_guidelines.htm.

    Some of these guidelines are:
     
    • You may not alter the Logo in any way.
    • Your name, trade name, or company name must appear on any materials where the Logo is used.
    • The Logo cannot appear larger or more prominent than your name, product or service name, trademark or service mark, logo, or trade or company name.
    • OMG may, in its sole discretion, terminate your right to use the Logo at any time.

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  • I have lost my certification kit. Can you re-issue it?
    OMG will re-issue a lost certification kit for a fee calculated based on your location and shipping costs, that must be paid before we ship.  Please send an email to certificationinfo@omg.org  with the following:

      1) full name
      2) current address
      3) candidate ID number

    Once we've determined shipping costs, we'll reply with an invoice and as soon as payment is received your kit will be shipped. 

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  • How can I check the status of my certification kit? Why haven't I received it yet?
    You should receive your certification kit within one month of passing an Exam although shipment to some locations remote from our fulfillment service in the US may take a bit longer. If you have not received your kit within this period, please contact OMG by email at certificationinfo@omg.org

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  • Does my OCUP 2 Certification expire?
    Yes, it does (unlike most previous OMG certifications, although all future OMG Certification programs will also have expiration dates). Each OCUP 2 Certification expires 5 years from the date that you pass your exam, and this expiration is printed on your certificate and recorded in our Certified Professionals Directory. For the effect on prerequisites, see the next question: 

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  • How does Certification Expiration affect Prerequisites? 
    To become certified at OCUP 2 Intermediate or Advanced level, you must pass the exam for that level before your next-lower level (i.e. prerequisite) certification expires at the end of its five-year term.  The Intermediate or Advanced certification that you attain in this way will remain valid for a full five years after you pass its exam even though your prerequisite Foundation certification will expire earlier during that term. During the full five years after the date you passed your Intermediate examination, you will be listed in OMG's Certified Professionals Directory at Intermediate Level, and may use that status as the prerequisite for Advanced Level certification which will, similarly, remain valid for a full five years after the date that you passed its examination. If you take and pass the exams in reverse order as described here, your higher-level certification will still expire five years after the date you passed its exam even though your lack of prerequisite kept you from holding its certification until some time after that. 
     
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  • What happens to my certification once I leave my company? Does it move with me?
    Certifications are associated with individuals, not companies. Your certification is granted to you and it will move with you wherever you go.

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  • What if I still have a question?
    You can contact OMG by email at certificationinfo@omg.org

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For more information or questions about the OMG Certification Program, please contact certificationinfo@omg.org
OCUP 2, OCEB 2, OCSMP, and OCRES are joint programs of the OMG and the UML Technology Institute (UTI)

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