You are previewing OCEB 2 Certification Guide, 2nd Edition.
O'Reilly logo
OCEB 2 Certification Guide, 2nd Edition

Book Description

OCEB-2 Certification Guide: Business Process Management - Fundamental Level, Second Edition, covers the new version 2 of the BPMN standard, delivering expert insights into BPM from one of the developers of the OCEB Fundamental exam. Users will find a comprehensive guide chock full of insights on exam material for both business and technical tracks.

As the first study guide to prepare candidates to take, and pass, the OCEB Fundamental exam, the book explains basic concepts, focusing on key areas and testing knowledge of all critical topics, with sample questions and detailed answers also included. Suitable for practitioners and those newer to the field, users will find a solid grounding in business process management based on the authors’ own extensive BPM consulting experience.



  • Completely updated, with the latest material needed to pass the OCEB-2 and BPMN Certification
  • Includes sample test questions in each chapter, with answers in the appendix
  • Expert authors provide a solid overview of business process management (BPM)

Table of Contents

  1. Cover image
  2. Title page
  3. Table of Contents
  4. Copyright
  5. About the Authors
  6. Foreword
  7. Preface
  8. Chapter 1: Getting Started
    1. Abstract
    2. 1.1 Sense and Nonsense of Certifications
    3. 1.2 The OCEB2 Certification Program
    4. 1.3 Object Management Group
    5. 1.4 Certification Process
  9. Chapter 2: Basic Principles of Business Management
    1. Abstract
    2. 2.1 Business Functions, Markets, and Strategies
    3. 2.2 Marketing, Added Value, and Project Management
    4. 2.3 Efforts and Key Figures
    5. 2.4 Analysis Methods
    6. 2.5 Sample Questions
  10. Chapter 3: Basic Principles of Business Processes
    1. Abstract
    2. 3.1 What is a Business Process?
    3. 3.2 Characteristics of a Business Process
    4. 3.3 Discovering Business Processes
    5. 3.4 Degrees of Abstraction of Process Descriptions
    6. 3.5 Sample Questions
  11. Chapter 4: Basic Principles of Business Process Management
    1. Abstract
    2. 4.1 What is Business Process Management?
    3. 4.2 Process-Focused Organization
    4. 4.3 Business Process Management Suites
    5. 4.4 Designing Executable Process Models
    6. 4.5 Sample Questions
  12. Chapter 5: Business Modeling
    1. Abstract
    2. 5.1 The Business Motivation Model
    3. 5.2 The Enterprise's End
    4. 5.3 Means to an End
    5. 5.4 Influencer
    6. 5.5 Assessments
    7. 5.6 Organization Unit
    8. 5.7 Levels of Abstraction in Modeling
    9. 5.8 Sample Questions
  13. Chapter 6: Modeling Business Processes Using BPMN
    1. Abstract
    2. 6.1 Who or What is BPMN?
    3. 6.2 In a Nutshell: An Introduction to BPMN
    4. 6.3 Token
    5. 6.4 Sequence Flow
    6. 6.5 Activities
    7. 6.6 Gateways
    8. 6.7 Events
    9. 6.8 Swimlanes and Message Flows
    10. 6.9 Artifacts and Data Objects
    11. 6.10 Sample Questions
  14. Chapter 7: Frameworks
    1. Abstract
    2. 7.1 Definitions
    3. 7.2 Process Frameworks
    4. 7.3 Quality Frameworks
    5. 7.4 Regulations and Governance Frameworks
    6. 7.5 Management Frameworks
    7. 7.6 Sample Questions
  15. Appendix A
    1. A.1 Coverage Map OCEB2 Fundamental
    2. A.2 Solutions
  16. Glossary
  17. List of Literature
  18. Index