PMI's Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) SM Exam Prep
Learn Exactly What’s on the PMI ACP Exam... and PASS!
Gartner analysts predicted in 2010 that by 2012 Agile development methods will be utilized in 80% of all software development projects. It is no surprise that the Project Management Institute (PMI) announced that they are offering a new Certification for Agile Project Managers. The certification validates a PM’s experience and mastery of the agile principals and processes. An Agile certified practitioner has the knowledge of both Agile and Waterfall practices and is able to lead teams on Agile projects. By holding this Agile Practitioner Certification, which is more credible than other agile certifications out there, a practitioner verifies their agile expertise to companies looking to adopt the agile methodology.
Our Agile Project Management experts want to help eligible Project Managers succeed in this certification, by creating an interactive course that prepares Project Managers for the Agile Certified Practitioner exam.
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PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI ACP) Course Schedule
More PMI-ACP Course Details:
Why You Should Take the PMI ACP Exam Prep Course:
If you are already using the Agile methodology to manage your projects or are interested in attaining a more advanced certification in the Agile practices then this course is right for you. If you are new to Agile, we would recommend you start with the Certified Scrum Master Course. You do not have to be a project manager or PMP® credential holder to take this course or apply to sit for the exam. The PMI ACP recognizes one’s knowledge of agile principles, practices, tools and techniques across agile methodologies.
Take this PMI ACP Exam Prep if:
- You are looking to demonstrate your level of experience and knowledge of managing agile projects.
- You want to increase your knowledge and understanding of how Agile is applied and practiced.
- You want a certification that is more credible than the existing entry-level offerings.
Schedule & PDUs for the PMI ACP SM
From 8:00 am to 4:00 pm Daily for the three days of the course.You will acquire 21 Agile PDUs (Professional Development Units) with the PMI towards PMP®/PgMP® and PMI-ACP℠ certifications from this course. These Agile PDUs are required to take the PMI ACP Exam.
Project & Program Managers, Product Owners, Scrummasters, Scrum Product Owners, Agile Coaches, Agile Trainers, Business, and IT Managers, and Sr. Developers interested in and practicing the Scrum and Agile Methodologies.
How to Apply for the PMI ACP Exam (after completing this course)
- Register and log in to the PMI’s website to get started.
- Download their PMI ACP printable application form
- Make sure you are qualified to sit for the exam ( See Below)
- Note:You do not have to be qualified to sit for the exam to take this course.
Prerequisites for the PMI ACPSM
To take this course, there are no prerequisites. However, to be eligible for the PMI's® Agile certification exam, you must first meet the PMI eligibility requirements, which can be found in the table below. cPrime Training Center will help you with the application process - contact us for more information. The fundamental objective of the course is to prepare students for the Agile Certification examination. All we ask from you is a 100% commitment to the training program.
Secondary degree (high school or equivalent) or higher
General Project Experience
2,000 hours working on project teams. Must have been earned in the last 5 years.
Agile Project Experience
1,500 hours working on Agile Project teams or in Agile methodologies. These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in general project experience. These hours must have been earned in the last 3 years.
Training in Agile Practices
21 contact hours; hours must be earned in Agile topics (This course takes care of this requirement)
Test knowledge of Agile fundamentals and ability to apply to basic project
30 PDUs/3 CEUs every 3 years in Agile project management
Kevin Thompson, Ph.D., has a doctorate in Physics from Princeton University, and extensive background in managing software development projects. He specializes in training individuals, teams, and organizations in agile development. Dr. Thompson helps companies make the challenging transition to agile development by working with development teams and business stakeholders to identify their needs, define the right process for the business, determine the steps needed to implement the process, and work through the steps successfully.
Dr. Thompson has his Project Management Professional (PMP), Scrum Master (CSM), and Scrum Practitioner (CSP) certifications; he also participated in PMI's beta program for the ACP exam and was one of the first to receive the certification in February 2012.
Quote from Dr. Thompson:
“The Project Management Institute’s entry into agile certification is a welcomed development,” says Dr. Kevin Thompson. “Agile processes bring powerful new tools for Project Managers and teams who work in high-uncertainty environments. These tools nicely complement the previous standards and practices defined by PMI, and give Project Managers a richer toolbox. The new ACP certification will help us all by setting a standard for excellence in agile project management.”
"Kevin is one of the most honest and balanced presenters of the methods and processes of the Scrum Project Management approach. He knows where the approach applies, and where it is not appropriate, and how it fits in to the overall scheme of managing projects."
"Kevin did a wonderful job of imparting your knowledge of scrum onto our team. We could not have asked for a more organized, better prepared instructor, nor one who could have been a better fit for our group."
cPrime’s PMI Agile Certification Exam Prep course is broken out by “planning levels” to provide a logical progression of the material covered. The planning levels include inception, sometimes known as a ‘Sprint’, roadmap, release, sprint and daily tasks. Dr. Thompson has developed a curriculum which includes a variety of practical exercises, a glossary and a mock exam along with topical content.
- Overview of Class & PMI ACP Exam
- Tips for taking the PMI ACP Exam
- PMI Ethics & Professional Conduct
- Introduction to Agile Processes
- Inception Concepts
- Roadmap Concepts
- Release / Project Concepts
- Iteration / Sprint Concepts
- Daily / Interaction Concepts
- Practice Exams
PMI Agile Certification Exam Content Outline:
Agile Tools and Techniques: 50%
Agile Knowledge and Skills: 50%
PMI ACP and PMI are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc
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