The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a faster-than-average 10-percent growth rate in employment opportunities for Industrial engineers, including System Engineers, by 2026.
Systems Modeling Language (SysML) certification exams objectively validate a candidate's knowledge and skills in SysML as applied to model-based systems engineering (MBSE). The examinations were designed by SysML & MBSE experts including many of whom co-authored the SysML specification.
OMG and the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE) worked closely to develop the SysML specification, its application to MBSE and its certification exam which nicely complements INCOSE's Systems Engineering Professional Certification Program. Explore the INCOSE-OMG Mutual Recognition Program for reciprocal discounts between programs and other benefits.
Anyone who uses SysML will benefit from SysML certifications.
There are four SysML certification exams: Model User (MU), Model Builder Fundamental (MBF), Model Builder Intermediate (MBI) and Model Builder Advanced (MBA).
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The SysML Model User (prerequisite to all SysML MB exams) certification exam tests an individual's ability to interpret and understand SysML models, covering fundamental concepts and elements of all 9 SysML diagram types plus an additional set of concepts that cut across diagram types. With a SysML Model User certification, an individual will be a productive member (e.g., engineer, software developer, hardware designer or test engineer) of a systems development team employing a MBSE approach using SysML. Click the blue button below to view and download detailed exam information.
The SysML Model Builder Fundamental (prerequisite to the remaining SysML MB exams) certification exam tests an individual's knowledge and skills required to construct a basic SysML model of a system, covering model concepts and organization, purposes and benefits of modeling a system, basic requirements for capture and management, structure and behavior models, parametric models, allocation relationships, and use of stereotypes. With a SysML Model Builder Fundamental certification, an individual will be a productive contributor (e.g., reliability engineer or quality test engineer) in modeling tasks performed by a systems engineering team employing a MBSE approach using SysML. Click the blue button below to view and download detailed exam information.
The SysML Model Builder Intermediate (prerequisite to the SysML MBA exam) certification exam tests an individual's knowledge and skills used to develop system models using the full SysML feature set enabling more detailed and precise modeling of requirements, structure, behavior, and parametric constraints as well as those needed to define inter-relationships among model elements and diagrams, and assess aspects of model quality including conformance to language and method constraints. With a SysML Model Builder Intermediate certification, an individual is fit to be a system modeling lead on a project or a top-ranked team member (e.g., lead systems engineer) who contributes independently to the model or system. Click the blue button below to view and download detailed exam information.
The SysML Model Builder Advanced certification exam tests an individual's knowledge and skills required to establish and support a systems modeling culture and environment, leveraging the capabilities of SysML and MBSE across the organization. High level topic areas include concepts for adapting SysML (e.g., metamodeling, profiles, model libraries and viewpoints), approaches to integrating SysML with other modeling languages (e.g., UML, MARTE, UPDMTM, and Modelica), approaches to integrating SysML modeling tools with other types of engineering tools (requirements management tools and configuration management tools) and methodology-related concepts and practices (e.g., assessment of the quality of the model). With a SysML Model Builder Advanced certification, an individual will play a lead role in establishing SysML-based MBSE at an enterprise or extending its penetration into new departments or product areas as well as define and establish new projects and support them through their lifecycle. Click the blue button below to view and download detailed exam information.
Yutaro Ito (Systems Engineer @ TIER IV, Inc.)
Because of the SysML Certification Program, I had the opportunity to define/tailor the MBSE methodology of complex System of Systems (SoS) development involving a variety of stakeholders. I could now successfully define the MBSE in SoS methodology based on my advanced knowledge of SysML, and my proposals were widely accepted.
Francesco Matraxia (System Architect @ ZF Group)
The SysML Certification program gave me the opportunity to officialize my leadership position with respect to system architecture topics within my organization and gained widespread acceptance of my proposals while defining the modelling method adopted for our systems.
Justin Blevins (Chief Systems Engineer, Solutions Architect and Digital Transformation Strategist @ SAIC)
Anyone who practices Systems Engineering should strive to achieve the SysML certification, especially if you are using SysML to create system models. It will make you much better at your craft and allow you to help those you work with create excellent products for your customers.
Terry Fitzgerald (Functional Architect)
The SysML certification program was a structured way to learn SysML at progressive levels of breadth and depth as well as a way to differentiate myself from others in the labor market. The higher up I would climb the SysML certification ranks, right up to SysML Model Builder Advanced, the more I appreciated SysML's value and the clearer my systems models became.
Thomas Gasque (Director of Consulting Services at Delligatti Associates, LLC)
By having a team member that understands the full set of SysML constructs, the team was able to confidently go beyond the basic SysML feature set and implement the more advanced modeling techniques to accurately convey important details of the system of interest.
Pierre-Marc Guilbault (Director of Training Services & MBSE Principal Consultant @ Delligatti Associates, LLC)
Anybody that gravitates around the development of complex systems will eventually need to learn to speak SysML.
James Landreth (Systems Engineer @ Naval Information Warfare Center Atlantic)
As I advanced through the SysML exam series, I also had the opportunity to select and excel at the most challenging technical problems my organization is tackling, which has offered opportunities for increased visibility and impact.
Andrew Muxen (Principal Systems Engineer @ Collins Aerospace)
The need to leverage MBSE in our industry is exploding. Many companies are attempting to use SysML to address customer expectations. Having a SysML certification has given me confidence to guide our customers and highlight ourselves against our peers.