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UML 2.0 Certification topics, coverage, prices and links

Thomas Taeger
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For UML 2.0 the Object Management Group (OMG) defined three levels of certification (found at the German site oose.de and translated to English):

1. OMG-Certified UML Professional Fundamental
Basics of Class Diagrams, Activity Diagrams, interactjion diagrams and Usecase Diagrams; basic elements and concepts of the UML; target group: normal UML users (in my oppinion this is not enough).

2. OMG-Certified UML Professional Intermediate
More stuff for Activity Diagrams and interactjion diagrams; Composite Structure Diagrams; basics of Component and Deployment Diagrams. Action model, extensions / profiles; target group: intensive UML users (ok).

3. OMG-Certified UML Professional Advanced
Association Classes (who needs?); advances knowledge of metatypes, Composite Structure Diagrams, Component diagrams, Activity Diagrams, action modelling, Deployment Diagrams, Protocoll / State Machine Diagrams; OCL, UML-2.� infrastructure, modelling information flow, models, templates; target group: designers of executable models, MDA, profile designers, tool vendors.

I really do not know which companies offer [courses and] exams internationally; in Germany one is oose.de, but I also would be interested in knowing others.

Belatedly I just found the definition and prices in www.omg.org:

Fundamental:
http://www.omg.org/uml-certification/Fundamental.htm
http://www.omg.org/uml-certification/UML_2-ToC-Fundamental.pdf and
http://www.omg.org/uml-certification/CoverageMapDetailed-030731.pdf
US$200
You can work with the most commonly encountered UML elements
You can create simple UML models
You are qualified to be a member of a UML Development Team.
COVERAGE TABLE - FUNDAMENTAL:
Class Diagrams (Basic) .......................30%
Activity diagrams (Basic) .....................20%
Interaction Diagrams (Basic) ................20%
Use Case Diagrams (Basic) .................20%
Miscellaneous basic notions ................10%


Intermediate
http://www.omg.org/uml-certification/Intermediate.htm
http://www.omg.org/uml-certification/CoverageMapDetailed-030731.pdf
US$200
You can work with a broad range of UML elements
You can create complex UML models
You are qualified to be a senior member of a UML Development Team.
COVERAGE TABLE - INTERMEDIATE
Composite Structure Diagrams (Intermediate) .............15%
Component diagrams (Basic).....................................15%
Action Model (Intermediate).......................................10%
Activity Diagrams (Intermediate).................................15%
Interaction Diagrams (Intermediate).............................15%
State Machines (Behavioral).......................................15%
Deployment diagrams (basic, without Components) .....5%
Profiles.....................................................................10%


Advanced
http://www.omg.org/uml-certification/Advanced.htm
http://www.omg.org/uml-certification/CoverageMapDetailed-030731.pdf
US$200
You can work with the full range of UML elements
You can create extremely large, complex UML models
You are qualified to manage a UML Development Team.
COVERAGE TABLE - ADVANCED
Class Diagrams (advanced) ...........................................5%
Composite Structure diagrams (advanced) ......................10%
Component diagrams (advanced) ...................................5%
Action Model (advanced) ...............................................10%
Activity Diagrams (advanced) ........................................15%
Deployment diagrams (with Components) .......................15%
limiting State Machine Diagrams (Protocol state machines) ........ 15%
Miscellaneous Advanced Constructs and Diagramming ...10%
Language Architecture ..................................................10%
Object constraint Language ..........................................10%


You may book the three exams via prometric:
http://www.omg.org/uml-certification/register.htm, leading you to http://securereg3.prometric.com/

The booking dialog is somewhat crasy. In the drop down list "Select Your Testing Program" no programs but companies are offered instead so you have no chance to compare or to know which company offers which exam where and when. You may phone up Prometric and ask.
Additionally only some big companies are listed, smaller like the above oose.de are missing.

Some companies mix up the exam (90 min) with their own praparation courses, for example oose.de offers:
- fundamental exam + one and a half day of preparation for 750 EUR
- intermediate exam + one and a half day of preparation for 1.140 EUR
- advanced: not at the moment (Aug. 2005).

Thomas.
[ August 23, 2005: Message edited by: Thomas Taeger ]

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