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UML Certification Program Updated by OMG
Project Stakeholders, Developers as well as Software Designers and Architects Now Benefit from OCUP 2 Foundation Certification

Needham, MA - 07-15-14 - The Object Management Group® (OMG®) is pleased to announce the release of the first updated examination in the OMG Certified UML Professional 2 (OCUP 2) certification program. The OCUP 2 Foundation Level examination, which replaces the original OCUP Fundamental exam, reflects improvements made to the organization's Unified Modeling Language (UML) through the most current Version 2.5.

OCUP 2 tests UML knowledge and skills in the context of software modeling, unlike the original OCUP program which concentrated on UML language syntax. Recognizing that completed models may be passed to practitioners who play many roles, OMG has broadened the scope of the Foundation level to serve these model users in addition to the model builders that have traditionally acquired OCUP certification. This enhanced coverage encompasses the knowledge and skills used by software implementers, project stakeholders, technical managers, and documentation writers as they read and interpret UML models to gather the information they need to make the decisions required by their job tasks and roles.

"OMG is pleased to bring the OCUP Certification Program up-to-date in this way" said Dr. Jon Siegel, Vice President of Technology Transfer and Director of Certification at OMG. "OCUP has been our most popular certification for quite some time and, based on its increased value to both candidate and management, we look forward to OCUP 2 continuing as the most popular certification program in the years ahead."

OCUP 2 examinations are offered worldwide in English at Pearson VUE testing centers and will cost US$200 in native English-speaking countries; US$210 in countries where English is not the native language and testing time is extended by 30 minutes. Candidates who have already taken the original OCUP examination may request an OCUP 2 discount voucher from OMG. Granted on a sliding scale, the discount starts at 10% but reaches 100% for those who took their original OCUP Fundamental exam most recently. OCUP 2 certification at a particular level is valid for five years.

For more information on the OCUP 2 program visit www.omg.org/ocup-2. OMG would like to acknowledge our Certification Partner, the UML Technology Institute Co, Ltd (UTI).

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