Intermediate and Advanced Levels in Program to Certify Practitioners of Model-Based Systems Engineering Using SysML Now Available

Mar 21, 2011, 09:50 ET from OMG

Program Sponsors Include IBM, Lockheed Martin, Sparx Systems and No Magic and OMG certification partner UML Technology Institute

NEEDHAM, Mass., March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- OMG® announces that "Model Builder-Intermediate," and "Model Builder-Advanced," the final two examinations in the OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional™ (OCSMP™) program, are now available. The program's sponsors IBM®, Lockheed Martin, Sparx Systems, and No Magic, Inc., and OMG certification partner UML Technology Institute Co., Ltd. (UTI), have made construction and validation of the exams possible. For more information, please visit


Through this program, OMG awards the OCSMP™ certification at four levels, with each level serving as the prerequisite for the next one above. The third level, OCSMP Model Builder – Intermediate, tests the knowledge and skills required to model a system using the full capabilities of the SysML language, while the fourth level – Advanced – covers the knowledge and skills used to establish and support a systems modeling culture and environment, leveraging the capabilities of SysML and Model-Based Systems Engineering (MBSE) across an organization.

"By taking advantage of our four certifications, companies can now choose MBSE with confidence, knowing that they can recognize or hire staff suitable for virtually every role in a project," said Jon Siegel, Ph.D., OMG Vice President of Technology Transfer and Director of Certification. "OCSMP now covers every level in a project from stakeholder model-users to the managers who shape the project and staff the teams that execute it. Within a project, engineers holding the Intermediate OCSMP certification can take on technical leadership roles – some recognized formally as team leaders; others as the recognized 'go-to' person that others consult with their questions or problems. Up the ladder, Advanced OCSMP engineers may help shape a project from its inception, coordinating the different groups as they work to get their contrasting – and possibly competing – requirements met in a large, complex end product."

Another important supporter of OCSMP is the International Council on Systems Engineering (INCOSE), a long-time supporter of SysML who provided several Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) to support the development of OCSMP.  INCOSE has a Systems Engineering (SE) certification program that complements OCSMP. By design, these two programs work together to cover both conventional and model-based approaches. For information about the partnership between OMG and INCOSE, see the May 2009 press release.

Following the successful pattern established by OMG's three current certification programs developed in partnership with UTI – OCUP™ for UML® Modelers, OCEB™ for BPM Practitioners, and OCRES™ for Real-time and Embedded Systems Developers – examinations will be computer-based and administered by Pearson VUE through their network of secure testing centers. To register to take any OMG certification exam in English, anywhere in the world, visit To register to take your exam in Japanese in Asia, visit

About the UML Technology Institute

The UML Technology Institute Co., Ltd. was founded to promote the use of open, standards-based modeling technologies through the development of international certification programs that provide formal recognition of modeling expertise. With headquarters in Tokyo, UML Technology Institute was established in November 2002. For more information, visit

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