OCUP 2 Certification Guide

OCUP 2 Certification Guide

Preparing for the OMG Certified UML 2.5 Professional 2 Foundation Exam

1st Edition - August 24, 2017

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  • Author: Michael Chonoles
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128097830
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128096406

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OCUP 2 Certification Guide: Preparing for the OMG Certified UML 2.5 Professional 2 Foundation Exam both teaches UML® 2.5 and prepares candidates to become certified. UML® (Unified Modeling Language) is the most popular graphical language used by software analysts, designers, and developers to model, visualize, communicate, test, and document systems under development. UML® 2.5 has recently been released, and with it a new certification program for practitioners to enhance their current or future career opportunities. There are three exam levels: Foundation, Intermediate, and Advanced. The exam covered in this book, Foundation, is a prerequisite for the higher levels. Author Michael Jesse Chonoles is a lead participant in the current OCUP 2 program—not only in writing and reviewing all the questions, but also in designing the goals of the program. This book distills his experience in modeling, mentoring, and training. Because UML® is a sophisticated language, with 13 diagram types, capable of modeling any type of modern software system, it takes users some time to become proficient. This effective resource will explain the material in the Foundation exam and includes many practice questions for the candidate, including sample problems similar to those found in the exam, and detailed explanations of why correct answers are correct and why wrong answers are wrong.

Key Features

  • Written to prepare candidates for the OCUP 2 Foundation level exam while they learn UML®
  • Illustrated with UML® diagrams to clarify every concept and technique
  • Offers hints for studying and test-taking based on the specific nature and structure of the Foundation Level exam
  • Includes practice exam material, sample questions and exercises, warnings, tips, and points to remember throughout


Anyone interested in taking the UML 2.5 exam including developers, software engineers, system engineers, and students studying these disciplines

Table of Contents

  • 1. What is UML?
    2. What is OCUP?
    3. Questions for Chapter 2
    4. The Organization of UML
    5. Questions for Chapter 4
    6. Objects and Classes
    7. Questions for Chapter 6
    8. Packages and Namespaces
    9. Questions for Chapter 8
    10. Finishing the Static Model
    11. Questions for Chapter 10
    12. Use Cases
    13. Questions for Chapter 12
    14. Behavior: Sequence Diagrams
    15. Questions for Chapter 14
    16. Behavior: Activity Diagrams
    17. Questions for Chapter 16
    18. Behavior: State Machine Diagrams
    19. Questions for Chapter 18

Product details

  • No. of pages: 384
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Morgan Kaufmann 2017
  • Published: August 24, 2017
  • Imprint: Morgan Kaufmann
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128097830
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128096406

About the Author

Michael Chonoles

Michael Jesse Chonoles is an acknowledged expert in UML and SysML, with years of experience as a course developer, trainer, mentor, and consultant for leading corporations. Recently, he led the official OMG review team for UML 2.5 and worked on SysML at OMG, including the OMG Certification program for System Modeling Professionals (OCSMP). He recently retired from Lockheed Martin where he was a Chief Methodologist and directed internal standards across several large projects. Prior to that, he was Chief of Methodology and a Director of Lockheed Martin’s externally focused Technology Transfer Arm, the Advanced Concept Center (ACC), where he specialized in UML, methodology, use cases, and requirement development. Michael’s leadership continues in OMG’s Analysis & Design Task Force (ADTF) as co-Chair, and in the UML and SysML Revision Task Forces; he is now taking a lead role in writing the exams for the latest OMG Certification for UML Professionals (OCUP2).

Affiliations and Expertise

Michael Jesse Chonoles, recently retired from Lockheed Martin as Chief Methodologist, now takes a lead role in writing the exams for the latest OMG Certification for UML® Professionals (OCUP2).

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  • Terry F. Sun Oct 10 2021

    Gold standard

    The gold standard for OCUP 2 certification training and a great reference on UML 2.

  • VladimirKovac Thu Feb 13 2020

    Very useful

    Very useful

  • VigneshSubramani Mon Jan 20 2020



  • RandallFlores Sun May 12 2019

    OCUP 2 Certification Guide

    Excellent !!!!

  • ChrysaLogara Tue Apr 30 2019

    Recommended UML book

    Well explained, starts from basic concepts but get quite advanced. I appreciated the occasional funny tone of the writer.

  • MarosMicuda Mon Apr 01 2019



  • MelvinKinnebrew Tue Dec 25 2018

    UML Certification Prep

    This book is very helpful - easy to read and provides a very good orientation

  • FernandoFaria Mon Dec 24 2018

    Excelent book

    In my oppinion its the best resource in order to be prepare for OCUP 2 Foundation

  • Andre' P. Mon May 14 2018

    Great Guide

    I use this guide to prepare for the exam and I pass successfully.

  • Naeimeh Wed Jan 03 2018

    a realy usefull book

    I received it one week before my exam and it helped me a lot! There you can learn how to study for the exam and which parts are not relevant. It saves you time and nerve!!!! Highly recommended! There are a few typos but it is acceptable for the first edition!