OMG Certified Systems Modeling Professional™ (OCSMP™)
OBTAINING REFERENCE SPECS, ARTICLES, AND BOOKS
PREPARING FOR THE EXAMS
At this time, practice exams are not available separately but several of the books listed on the Study Materials page include problem sections and sample questions at the end of their chapters.
TAKING THE EXAMS
You should arrive at the testing center at least 30 minutes before the test is scheduled to begin. During that time you will provide (2) two proper identifications and the test center administrator will give you a short orientation and then escort you to a workstation. If you do not provide appropriate identification, you will not be allowed to test for security reasons. Late arrivals will not be admitted.
You must have two (2) forms of ID, one with
a photo and both with a signature.
Acceptable forms of primary (photo) identification include:
- Government issued driver’s license
- Employee ID work badge
- School ID
- Military ID*
- Alien registration card
- Permanent resident visas (Green Cards)
- State/Country ID
* Primary ID’s which contain an embedded signature are permitted as long as the Secondary ID presented has a visible signature.
Acceptable forms of non-photo identification include:
- Bank ATM card
- Credit card
- Any ID on the Primary list
The Exams are administered only at authorized Pearson VUE testing centers, in their secure environment, on their secure equipment.
You may bring your identification, but not much else. No computers, PDAs, cellphones, pagers, books, notes, scratch pads, writing instruments, coats, jackets, backpacks, briefcases, purses, and so on.
Some centers may have lockers, but they are usually small, and there may be none available when you take your Exam. Please do not bring personal items to the test center.
No. There may be candidates taking other professional exams at the same time using Pearson VUE's computer-based delivery system technology.
Yes. When you sit down to take an Exam at the test center, you will be asked to agree to keep the contents of the Exam confidential and to accept some terms and conditions relating to the Exam and your certification. You will not be allowed to take the Exam if you do not agree to these requirements.
All questions are multiple choice. All Exams are closed book. No written materials, notebook computers, cell phones, etc. will be allowed in the testing area.
Yes: As you take the exam, you may either mark questions that you feel are too difficult, or just skip them, to go back to after you reach the end. After you finish the last question, you will see a review screen that lets you jump back to any questions that you want to review. On the review screen, different symbols will identify questions that you marked, and questions that you skipped. Both marked and unmarked questions will be scored when you finally submit your exam. Unanswered questions will be scored as incorrect.
The Exams are not scored negatively - that is, no points are deducted for incorrect answers. This means that you can safely - and should - guess an answer to every question that you don't know. It is best to check if you have actually answered ALL questions before completing the exam (and the Review Screen makes this easy). If you are running short on time, just click any answer and move on. This way, you will at least have a chance to get some of them right.
Yes. Candidates with documented visual, physical, hearing, or learning disabilities, which would prevent them from taking an examination under standard conditions, may request special testing accommodations and arrangements. Please contact Pearson VUE directly.
As soon as you have completed your exam at a Pearson VUE Testing Center, your score will automatically be displayed on the screen. You will also receive a printed copy of the score report, including a breakdown of your performance by section, before you leave. This information is transmitted to OMG for our records. If you passed the exam you just took, and any prerequisites, you will receive your Certificate in the mail within about one month of taking the Exam.
Yes! OMG offers pre-paid Certification Examination voucher bundles at discounts starting at 5% and ranging all the way up to 20% , depending on how many vouchers you buy. Each voucher lets you take any one of OMG's exams. Vouchers are non-refundable and expire one year from date of purchase. Discount is applied to the price in your country. Minimum purchase for the 5% discount is 10 vouchers. These 5% vouchers may be purchased from the Pearson VUE voucher store through this link: www.vue.com/vouchers/pricelist/omg.asp.
You can receive a substantially larger discount by purchasing a larger number of vouchers directly from OMG:
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REGISTERING FOR AND SCHEDULING YOUR EXAM
Go to the OMG Exam Registration page at Pearson VUE: http://pearsonvue.com/omg. From here you can:
- Locate a Test Center
- Schedule a Test (requires a Pearson VUE web account)
- Reschedule a Test (requires a Pearson VUE web account)
- Cancel a Test (requires a Pearson VUE web account)
- Access Your Account
6. View Available Tests
7. Contact Pearson VUE Customer Service
At the bottom of the page, you can:
- Schedule Online (requires a Pearson VUE web account)
- Schedule by Phone
- Schedule through a Test Center
The Exams are available worldwide, exclusively at Pearson VUE Testing Centers. There are thousands of centers in over a hundred countries around the world. You can locate a test center by going to the OMG registration page at Pearson VUE, http://www.pearsonvue.com/omg , and clicking on Locate a Test Center. You will also be able to search for and choose a test center as part of your registration process.
You will schedule your Exam as part of the registration process. The Pearson VUE registration website will display available days and times for each testing center that you view on the web page, allowing you to select the appointment that best fits your schedule.
When you schedule your Exam, you should be prepared to provide any of the following information:
- Your name (you may be asked to provide your name as you would like to have it appear on your certificate)
- Your Social Security, Social Insurance or Pearson Vue Testing I.D. (SP#) Number
- Contact phone numbers - If there is a problem, we will use these numbers to reach you
- Mailing address - Please provide the address to which you would like your certificate mailed
- Exam number and title
- e-Mail address - Once again for contact purposes, this is often the fastest and most effective means of contact. Many test sponsors require e-mail contact information for registration
- Method of payment
Yes, you must cancel and/or reschedule your test through the Pearson VUE Web site and not through OMG. Please read the rescheduling policies in the confirmation letter for your appointment.
AFTER YOU TAKE AN EXAM
In most cases, you will receive your score report immediately after the test is completed. At the same time, you will receive some diagnostic information, to show you how strong you were in various areas.
If you fail an Exam, you can retake it after a minimum of 30 days, but you cannot take a particular Exam more than three times in a twelve-month period. There is no discount price for re-taking an Exam. The fee is the same as for the initial Exam. The diagnostic feedback that you will receive with the test score report will indicate the areas that need further study.
You may use the Logo on your business cards, letterhead stationery, resume, Web site, and marketing materials for individual service, to indicate that you have earned a credential in the OCSMP Program. You may not use the Logo on any product, book, or other material. You may not use it for any purpose other than to designate your OCSMP certification credential.
You may use the OCSMP Certification Logo only as permitted by the OMG Trademark Usage Guidelines at http://www.omg.org/legal/tm_guidelines.htm.
Some of these guidelines are:
- You may not alter the Logo in any way.
- Your name, trade name, or company name must appear on any materials where the Logo is used.
- The Logo cannot appear larger or more prominent than your name, product or service name, trademark or service mark, logo, or trade or company name.
- OMG may, in its sole discretion, terminate your right to use the Logo at any time.
OMG will re-issue a lost certification kit for a fee calculated based on your location and shipping costs, that must be paid before we ship. Please send an email to email@example.com with the following:
- full name
- current address
- candidate ID number
Once we've determined shipping costs, we'll reply with an invoice and as soon as payment is received your kit will be shipped.
You should receive your certification kit within one month of passing an Exam although shipment to some locations remote from our fulfillment service in the US may take a bit longer. If you have not received your kit within this period, please contact OMG by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Certifications are associated with individuals, not companies. Your certification is granted to you and it will move with you wherever you go.