The OMG Certified UML Professional (OCUP) is one of several certifications offered by the Object Management Group (OMG ). OCUP is a rigorous, comprehensive, and fair test of a person’s knowledge of OMG’s specifications for unified modeling language v2.x. There are three levels of OCUP certification. They are:
- FUNDAMENTAL: A member of a UML development team should have the knowledge and skills to acquire this certification.
- INTERMEDIATE: A senior member or group leader of a UML development team should have the knowledge and skills to acquire this certification.
- ADVANCED: A Technical Manager of a UML development project should have the knowledge and skills to acquire this certification.
Each level has its own examination, testing progressively more complex concepts and usage of the UML 2.X Specification. All three exams cover the Superstructure; the Advanced exam also covers the Infrastructure. The maintenance updates that yield the point releases 2.1, 2.2, and the forthcoming 2.3 did not modify the language enough to affect examination coverage, so you will be well-prepared regardless of the point version you are familiar with.
The OCUP Program was developed and is run as a joint program of OMG and the UML Technology Institute Co., Ltd.(UTI). The OCUP examinations are offered worldwide in English at Pearson VUE testing centers in a program administered by OMG; the examinations are also available in the Japanese language in Asia in a program administered by UTI.
You can find out more on the OCUP Overview page on the OMG site.