Why become an Agile Certified Practitioner?

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Recognizes your agile principles and skill knowledge with agile techniques.

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Show your peers that your agile knowledge runs deep.

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Increase your versatility to do any project.

Who ShouldTake Agile Certified Practitioner?

  • Developers

  • Scrum Master

  • Product Owner

  • Team leader

  • Technical leader or technical manager

  • Business Analysts

  • Tester and system analyst

  • Quality manager and production support manager

  • Design engineer and quality analyst

What does
PMI-ACP do?

  • Demonstrate your Agile Team Experience

  • Ensures that you understand agile values and principles.

  • Illustrate an Agile Mindset

  • Build a working understanding of Agile approaches, such as Scrum, Kanban, XP, and TDD.

  • Understand the Agile concepts such as user stories, retrospective meetings, burn down charts, and timeboxing

  • Learn Advanced Agile Methodologies such as test-driven development and continuous integration

How to become a
Agile Certified Practitioner?

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Enroll in the PMI-ACP® course

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Access to our e-learning course, including mock questions

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Get the 21 contact hours certificate from us

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Start filling out exam applications. Our experts will help you.

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Submit application

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Submit a fee, schedule and pass the exam.

What are the PMI-ACP learning objectives?

  • Present that everyone has a shared understanding of agile values and principles

  • Illustrate eliciting and prioritizing functional and non-functional requirements to minimize the probability of failure.

  • Facilitate defining ground rules with all team members to encourage team commitment to shared outcomes.

  • Define work from the end-user point of view and minimize non-value-added work.

  • Facilitate working with business stakeholders to know their interests, needs, and expectations.

  • Evaluate feedback on the product by incremental delivery and frequent demonstrations to improve the product's value.

  • Present team processes by conducting frequent retrospectives.

  • Present progressive elaboration of top-level plans as the team moves forward.

  • Ensure plans are visible and transparent to increase commitment and reduce uncertainty.

  • Apply high team morale by discovering team and personal motivators and demotivates.

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PMI-ACP® Deliverables

  • 40+ hours of classroom-style videos using interactive whiteboard session

  • 120 days of E-Learning access

  • 500+ PMI-ACP® exam questions as per PMI-ACP® content outline

  • PMI-ACP® exam lesson notes, tips, & tricks, and glossary

  • Access to a community of 5000 PMI® professionals

  • An optional one-on-one session with the expert trainer

  • PMI-ACP® 21 contact hours certificate

  • Continuous end-to-end support to pass the PMI-ACP® exam in the first attempt.

  • Easy returns 7 days 100% money-back guarantee

Content Outline

PMI-ACP® Course Outline

  • What is Agile– Understanding agile values and principles and the need for agility in a current business environment.
  • When to use agile– This lesson explores how to select software development methods based on project characteristics.
  • Agile Framework– Learn about the five phases of Agile Project Management APM Framework – envision, speculate, explore, adapt and close.
  • Knowing and Using Kanban- Learn how to implement Kanban practices in software development projects using information radiators in projects and improving the flow of development work.
  • Introduction of Scrum– Conceptual learning and understanding of Scrum, including detailed study of Scrum roles, ceremonies, artifacts
  • User Stories– A tool used for trawling requirements in agile projects. What are user stories, and how to write a good user story?
  • Agile Estimation– This lesson takes us to the black art, the art of estimating the software project work, and discusses agile sizing and estimation techniques. It also discusses estimation games and planning poker.
  • Value-Based Prioritization– The lesson discusses all prioritization- what features are built in the next iteration. Discuss various models to assist PO in grooming the product backlog.
  • Agile Planning– The lesson talks about agile planning; two levels of planning-release and iteration are explored, including velocity estimates and release date identification.
  • Agile Monitoring– Once planning is done, we need monitoring and adaptation. This lesson discusses release and iteration level monitoring of agile projects.
  • Retrospective– Retrospective is one of the most important steps in an agile methodology. It helps in adapting and improving the process. It discusses retrospective meetings and the meeting structure.
  • Extreme Programming– Learn about Extreme programming values and practices.
  • Lean– The lesson covers lean principles and tools, including Value Stream Mapping, Cumulative Flow Diagram, and Kanban Board. The lesson also underlines the differences between Kanban and Scrum.
  • Communication– The lesson covers how agile communication is more about communication facilitation rather than management.
  • Risk Management– Risk Management, risk response strategies, and organic risk management are discussed in detail.
  • Governance– The lesson deals with the organization-level governing structure for an agile project. We discuss possible matrices and PMO in this lesson.
  • Soft Skills– Highlights are the soft zone of an agile coach and team. Discusses the significance of the power of listening, emotional intelligence skills, and conflict management.
  • Agile and Project Management– A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide) – Sixth Edition is the global standard in project management. This lesson develops an understanding of agile in PMBOK® Guide terms.
  • Doing Projects in Agile– This lesson talks about initiating, planning, executing, monitoring, and closing the project.
  • How Roles Change in Agile– This lesson covers how key result areas of developers, project managers, business analysts, PMOs, testers, system architects etc., change in an agile environment.
  • Agile Practice Guide- The lesson covers Introduction to Agile & related Areas, Project Manager in Agile Context, Servant Leadership for Project Managers, and various Agile Practices.
  • Extended Learning Materials– Approx. 10 hours of extended video content is added to cover many agile topics in detail to help you clarify concepts more.

“Explore various approaches to agility - Scrum, Kanban, Lean, Extreme Programming (XP) and Test-Driven Development (TDD).”

PMI-ACP® Exam Pattern

  • Name: Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam
  • Format: Multiple Choice
  • Delivery: Web-based
  • Number of Questions: 120
  • Passing score: Not disclosed by PMI

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FAQs

What is PMI-ACP® Certification training?

PMI-ACP® certification training is 21 hours of the online program focused on clearing agile misconceptions of project managers. The training makes you eligible to take the PMI-ACP® exam conducted by PMI. It’s a globally recognized certificate that gives you an overview of Agile as a project manager and offers insights on different agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, TDD, BDD, etc.

PMI-ACP® certificate is a reputed agile certificate by PMI, an international body known for contributing to the Project management domain. PMI conducts the PMI-ACP® exam, which tests your understanding of Agile and its different frameworks. A PMI-ACP® exam-certified professional is globally recognized for its ability to lead agile transformation.

It’s a contextual question. For someone with considerable experience in agile, the exam may sound easy, while if you have just completed your 1500 hours of agile experience, you may find some of the agile concepts confusing. This is where our online PMI-ACP® certification training comes in. Our experienced trainer clears all your misconception and flawed understanding of agile and introduces you to agile and various frameworks in the simplest manner possible.

The PMI-ACP® exam cost has two components.

  1. Training- The cost of training depends on the medium and your location. The online training of iZenBridge costs you $147. Classroom training varies between $500-1500 across the globe.
  2. Exam – The cost of the PMI-ACP® exam is $495. If you are a member of PMI, you get a discount of $60 on the exam fee.

PMI-ACP® exam consists of 120 objective-type questions. In addition, a breakup question across different agile domains is defined by PMI.

PMI-ACP Exam Questions

Project Management Institute, PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Examination Content Outline Page 3.

PMI does not disclose the passing score for any of its certifications.

To gain a PMI-ACP® certificate, you need to take an online exam by PMI. In addition, you should fulfill the following eligibility criteria:

  • Educational Background- Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent) from a recognized university.
  • General Project Experience- 2,000 hours (12 months) working on project teams. This experience must have been earned in the last 5 years. If you are a Project Management Professional (PMP)® or Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® certified, your experience submitted during those certificates will be counted. You need not resubmit the proof of this experience.
  • 1,500 hours (8 months) working on project teams using agile methodologies. This experience must have been earned in the last 3 years. These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in general project experience.
  • Training in Agile 21 contact hours PMI-ACP® certification training by a PMI REP (Registered Education Provider). This can be done both online or in-person classroom workshops.

You would need to attend 21 hours of a person or online agile training with a PMI Registered education provider. iZenBridge PMI-ACP® certification online training helps you fulfill this requirement.

If you become a member of PMI before filling up your PMI-ACP® exam application, you can save $60 on your exam fee. Here is the detail of different exam types and respective fees.

PMI-ACP Exam Cost

Project Management Institute, PMI-ACP® Handbook – revised 9 May 2019 Page 11.

The membership cost is USD 129, and you should become a member before paying the exam fee to get a discount.

PMI-ACP® exam is not that difficult. If there is one thing common in all PMI-ACP® certification success stories published on the iZenBridge forum, people follow a plan.

  1. Start with a study plan. If possible, decide on an exam week in your mind and then do a reverse calculation.
  2. Create an adaptive plan that fits your busy professional schedule and family life.
    1. Be choosy and refer to only credible study material, like the PMI-ACP® certification program, which is proven to deliver results.
  3. Use games, flashcards, and simulation exams to make your study enjoyable and measurable.
  4. Take corrective actions and focus on weak areas.
  5. Get into the habit of taking full-length simulations in one go, and it tests your endurance and preparation.

You can visit our website and buy the extension of the online program. Your training program will be continued for the extension period, and all your previous assessments will be carried forward.

No, having any scrum experience before PMI-ACP® certification is not mandatory. For a person appearing in the PMI-ACP® certification test, PMI® expects prior experience of a minimum of 8 months working on an Agile team. PMI considers your involvement in practices which support agile values and principles. For more details, please refer following blog – https://www.izenbridge.com/blog/pmi-acp-eligibility-experience-criteria-demystified/

No, there is no specific book for preparing for PMI-ACP® certification. PMI has a recommended set of 12 books for preparing for PMI-ACP® certification. You need an understanding of which content is useful for the PMI-ACP® exam content outline. You need expert help to know what you need to prepare from these books. Our course serves that purpose.

If you are joining our online program on PMI-ACP® certification, this is sufficient for your preparation. We have made sure of a complete alignment with the PMI-ACP® exam content outline.

There is no specific time limit to define a time period for PMI-ACP® exam preparations. This depends completely on an individual’s efforts and the time slot. In general, 3-6 weeks’ duration is enough if you can invest 10-20 hours per week. If you are in a 4-5 years experience bracket, 100+ hours of dedicated study with our online training should be sufficient to help you clear the exam.

Yes, we provide a course completion certificate or 21 PDUs in PDF format after completing an online course and assessment test. iZenBridge has been approved by PMI to issue PDUs for this course

Once you have completed the 21 hours of study in our system, you can request the Contact hours certificate.

The purpose of the assessment test is not ‘Pass or Fail’ but to assess the preparation of our students and identify any area of improvement. The assessment test is required of PMI to mark the completion of the 21 contact hours course.

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