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pathikdesai
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I passed OCUP Fundamental exam last week. I got little help on OCUP When i was preparing for the exam. So i thought of sharing the information here.

Hopefully this would be a help in preparation for OCUP!

-Pathik

1. MUST read superstructure as per the Coverage Map given by OMG

2. However only superstructure may not help. It is difficult to read and understand. So referring to some book on UML 2.0 would be great help. Reading a book will help to understand what superstructure talks about.

Suggestion: UML Bible 2.0

Coverage for UML Bible:

General Concepts: Chapter 1-4
Class Diagram: Chapter 5,6 and Instance diagram from 7.
Interaction Diagrams: Chapter 9 (Up to Interaction Occurance will be enough)
Use-case Diagram: Chapter 12
Activity Diagram: Chapter 13

3. Superstructure gives a class diagram for each modeling element. You must understand these concepts. There'll be a few questions on that.

Eg.

Which of the following applies to a package?

a. Package is a Namespace
b. Package is a packagable element
c. Package only helps to organize Class diagrams.

Books may not cover these topics. Superstructure does.
Such type of questions are asked more for Class Diagrams.

4. There were few questions based on Dependency. They were not related to notation or specification of dependency. There'll be a diagram with lot of dependency between elements and the quesion would be which elements must be present for element X to function as per requirement.

5. For interaction diagrams lot of questions were resolving the sequence of events that take place in the given sequence diagram.

There'll be a diagram with 3-4 lifelines and few messages between them. They'll ask you findout all possible combination of sequence of events.

6. Activity diagram is the easiest module. One must try to score full marks in this module. Almost everything is based on notation. ControlFlow and ObjectFlow are important.

7. Use-cases is again a mixed-bag. Few questions on notation with few conceptual questions.

Eg,
a.there are 5 use-cases and 3 actors with use-cases having include/extend relationship. Questions would be like finding out the dependency of a use-case on other use-cases for Actor X.

b.for a leave system, employees can submit their leave request and managers can approve the request. How many actors are present in the system?

8. Exam format is 80 questions in 90 minutes. But actually there are 84 questions in 90 minutes.

Total questions: 84
Scored questions: 80
Unscored questions: 4
Time: 90 minutes.

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HI, congrats for clearing the exam with amazin score and thanks a lot for this detailed info , its really helpfull, has cleared al the doubts i had.

you have posted a absolutley clear and helpful thread for anyone preparing for exam

thanks again,
Sumit Mahajan

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