OCRES Certification Coverage Map

OCRES Certification Coverage Map

OMG's specifications in Distributed Real-time and Embedded (DRE) computing cover your development project from analysis and design, through implementation, to deployment and maintenance. In order to earn OCRES certification at the Intermediate level, you will have to demonstrate your knowledge of most of our DRE specifications; for Advanced certification, you'll have to study all of them. 

To cover such a wide range of specifications in only two examinations, we've eliminated overlap in coverage between the two levels. Yes, the Intermediate and Advanced examinations share most of the specifications, but individual sections covered in the Intermediate exam are not revisited in the Advanced exam - instead, the Advanced exam uses the opportunity to test the breadth of your knowledge of the specification. 

To focus your study, we present here the coverage map for the two examinations - Every specification with its formal document number and a link to the web page where you can download it for free, plus a link to Jim Cooling's book page on one of the major on-line bookstores (just as an example; you can buy it at most major book sites). Percentages, although approximate, will also help you decide how much time and effort to spend on each one. 

Specification/Source OCRES Intermediate OCRES Advanced
Software Engineering for Real-time Systems  16% 13%
Cooling, Jim. ISBN 0201596202 Ch 4, Section 4.2 Ch 4, Section 4.4
Information Ch 5, Sections 5.3, 5.4, 5.5, 5.6, 5.7 Ch 5, Sections 5.8, 5.9
  Ch 6, Sections 6.1, 6.2, 6.5, 6.7 Ch 9, Sections 9.2, 9.3, 9.4
    Ch 14, all
OMG MDA Guide 10% 9%
OMG Document ormsc/2006-04-03 2. Basic Concepts 6. MDA Transformations
download 3. MDA & System Development 7. Using the PIM-PSM Pattern
  4. MDA in Practice: Using the MDA Approach 8. MDA & Standards
   Appendix A: The MDA Foundation Model  
UML Profile for Schedulability, Performance, and Time 11% 11%
OMG Document formal/2005/01-02 3. General Resource Modeling 7. Performance Modeling
download 4. General Time Modeling 8. Real-time CORBA Applications
  5. General Concurrency Modeling 9. Model Processing
  6. Schedulability Modeling  
UML Profile for Quality of Service and Fault Tolerance 10% 10%
OMG Document formal/2006-05-02 7. Rational and General Models 10. QoS Catalog, Sections 10.2 thru 10.10 
download 8. QoS Framework & Meta Models 11. Risk Assessment 
  9. UML QoS Profile 12. FT Mitigation Solutions
  10. QoS Catalog, Section 10.1  
Real-time CORBA, Static Scheduling 18%  
OMG Document formal/2005-01-04 1. RT-CORBA Base Architecture  
download 2. RT-CORBA Extensions Sections 2.1 thru 2.10  
Real-time CORBA, Dynamic Scheduling   13%
OMG Document formal/03-11-01   2. RT-CORBA Extensions Sections 2.11 thru 2.15
download   3. RT-CORBA Dynamic Scheduling
CORBA for Embedded (CORBA/e) 11% 10%
OMG Document ptc/2006-08-03 Preface Ch 10, Sections 10.1, 10.2
download Ch 5, Sections 5.1 thru 5.4 Ch 12, Compliance Statement, 12.2 thru 12.12
  Ch 6, Compliance Statement, 6.1, 6.7, 6.10, 6.11, 6.12 Ch 14, Compliance Statement, 14.1
  Ch 12, Section 12.1 Ch 15, Compliance Statement, 15.1
  Ch 13, Compliance Statement, 13.1, 13.2 Ch 16, Compliance Statement, 16.1 thru 16.4. 
Lightweight CORBA services 11%  
OMG Document formal/2004-10-01 5. Lightweight Naming Service  
download 6. Lightweight Event Service  
   7. Lightweight Time Service  
Data Distribution Service 13% 13%
OMG Document formal/2005-12-04 Ch. 2.1 PIM: Sections 2.1.1 thru 2.1.6 Ch 3 DLRL: Sections 3.1.3 thru 3.1.6
Lightweight CORBA Component Model   8%
OMG Document formal/2006-04-01   Ch 6 Component Model (lightweight portions only per Ch 13)
download   Ch 8 CCM Implementation Framework (lightweight portions only per Ch 13)
    Ch 9 Container Programming Model (lightweight portions only per Ch 13)
    Ch 13 Lightweight CCM Profile
Deployment & Configuration   7%
OMG Document formal/2006-04-02   Ch 6 Introduction
download   Ch 7 Platform Independent Model
    Ch 9 Actors
    Ch 10 Lightweight CCM Profile
Extensible Transport Frameworks   6%
OMG Document ptc/2004-03-03   Ch 2 Conformance
download   Ch 7 Extensible Transport Framework


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OCUP, OCRES, OCEB and OCSMP are joint programs of the OMG and the OMG Japan.