PMI Agile Certified Practicioner (PMI-ACP)®

PMI Agile Certified Practicioner (PMI-ACP)®

3-Day Course Information

This 3-day Agile In-Depth course is an intense, fun, energized, and effective course that provides all of the knowledge you need to understand and implement an Agile approach to project management and, if desired, pass the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam. This class is a practical, hands-on class in which all of the participants will gain experience in fully using and understanding the Agile approach to project management. The information is delivered in such a way as to ensure maximum transfer and retention, while also creating a fun and entertaining environment. This PMI-ACP exam prep training course ensures you are ready not only for the PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) exam, but also to lead Agile projects as an Agile Project Manager.

This course is based upon the PMI®-recommended reference materials on Agile, Scrum, XP, Lean, and other Agile approaches. The class approach to Agile will focus mainly on Scrum, but will incorporate and review the other frequently used approaches. This allows the participant to gain an extensive amount of knowledge that is appropriate in any team or organization that is using the most prominent Agile approaches, while also providing a strong enough foundation for someone to initiate the implementation in an environment that only relies on traditional project management methodologies.

The 3-day Agile In-Depth course provides participants with 24 PDUs toward Project Management Professional (PMP)®/Program Management Professional (PgMP)® credential maintenance.

1 - Introduction

2 - Agile Certification

3 - Traditional vs Agile Project Management

4 - The Agile Manifesto

5 - Planning Agile (Scrum)

6 - Executing Agile (Scrum)

7 - Coaching Agile Teams

8 - Agile Methodologies

9 - Exam Success

Passionate Project Management's Exclusive Agile In-Depth Courseware

Application and audit assistance

Full-length mock PMI-ACP exam

Pens, pencils, and highlighters

Agile tools and templates

Continental breakfast, lunch, and snacks

Description

The Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices, and tools and techniques across agile methodologies.

Audience

Experienced agile practitioners across all industries

Requirements

> 2,000 hours of project experience within the last 5 years

> 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies within the last 3 years

> 21 contact hours of training in agile practices

Application Process

  1. Verify that you meet the PMI-ACP eligibility requirements above
  2. Create an account at www.pmi.org
  3. Complete the on-line PMI-ACP application at pmi.org and submit
  4. In approximately 10 days you will receive an application approval e-mail from PMI; log into www.pmi.org and pay your credential fee ($435 for PMI members and $495 for non-PMI members). Within minutes you will receive a confirmation e-mail stating 1 of 2 things:
    1. Thank you...here is your test code and exam scheduling instructions
    2. Thank you...your application has been selected for audit...here is your audit welcome packet
  5. If you are audited (25% of applications are randomly selected for audit upon payment of exam fees), complete all audit forms and mail them to PMI. In approximately 5 days you will receive an e-mail stating 1 of 3 things:
    1. Thank you...here is your test code and exam scheduling instructions
    2. Thank you...we require further information...here is what we need
    3. Sorry...you have failed to meet the audit requirements...please refer to the PMP Handbook for our refund policy procedure
  6. When you have your test code, go to www.prometric.com/PMI to schedule your exam

Exam Information

  • You will have up to one year from the date your application is approved to take your exam
  • If you fail your exam, you are allowed to re-test twice within your one year eligibility period
  • Exams are available at multiple Prometric locations around the world
  • You will need to provide 2 forms of identification upon arriving at the test center
  • All of your belongings, including your cell phone, etc., are placed in a locker and are not accessible during the exam
  • You will have 3 hours to complete 120 multiple-choice questions
  • Of the 120 questions, 20 questions are considered pre-test and are not scored
  • The questions will represent:
    • Agile tools and techniques - 50% of the questions
    • Agile knowledge and skills - 50% of the questions
       
  • There are no scheduled breaks during your exam and as such, the clock will continue even if you step away from the exam
  • Questions are provided one at a time and can either be answered, answered and marked, or left blank and marked for review
  • Upon submission of the exam, you will be asked to answer a survey prior to receiving your results
  • Upon completion of the survey, you will be notified as to whether you passed or failed the exam
  • The exam center will provide you with a paper copy of your results, including your proficiency level in each of the domains. Proficiency levels are:
    • Proficient
    • Moderately Proficient
    • Below Proficient

How to Prepare

To prepare for the PMI-ACP exam you may choose to self-study or take an exam preparation course.
Because of the difficulty of the PMI-ACP exam many candidates choose to attend an exam preparation “boot-camp” style class. It is important to note that the PMI-ACP exam will test on all of the agile approaches. As such, Scrum Master training, on its own, will not provide sufficient information to pass the PMI-ACP exam.

Another option is to self-study. There are multiple sources cited for the PMI-ACP exam.

 

Step

Process

Approximate Time

1 Review the Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification requirements and verify your eligibillity on PMI.org  
2 Create an account at www.pmi.org. Immediate
3 Submit your completed application. 10 days
4 Log into www.pmi.org and pay your credential fee. Within minutes you will receive a confirmation e-mail saying 1 of 2 things:

    Thank you...here is your test code and exam scheduling instructions
    Thank you...your application has been selected for audit...here is your audit welcome packet

Immediate
5 If you are audited, complete all audit forms and mail them to PMI. In five days you will receive an e-mail saying 1 of 3 things:

    Thank you...here is your test code and exam scheduling instructions
    Thank you...we require further information...here is what we need
    Sorry...you have failed to meet the audit requirements...please refer to the PMP Handbook for our refund policy procedure

5-10 days
6 When you have your test code, go to www.prometric.com/PMI to schedule your exam
1 day - 2 weeks

Other Important Information

  • ALWAYS prepare for audit. Although the audit is randomly generated, one out of four applications is selected. To best prepare, do not add experience or education to your application that cannot be verified with the appropriate documentation.
  • Keep in mind that you will not be notified of audit until after you have paid your credentialing fees.
  • Although your project management education does not have a date limit, you can only go back eight years for your project management experience.
  • In order to complete your application online, you will be required to create a PMI login. This will save your application information for a period of 30 days in the event you are not able to complete it in one sitting. (Note: there is no save button, just exit your browser)
  • The Prometric sites tend to fill up quickly for Friday and Saturday appointments. If you would like to test on Friday or Saturday, be prepared to book at least two to three weeks in advance. Many times there are last-minute cancellations and a spot will open up during that week, so continue to check the site availability online.
  • Prior to your test date, confirm the location and directions to the testing site to be sure that they have not relocated.

PMI-ACP Exam Prep Training Course Locations and Dates

Course Type Location Date Price
PMI-ACP 3 day Boot Camp Live Online 06/19/2017 - 06/21/2017 $1,547.00 class details
PMI-ACP 3 day Boot Camp Live Online 09/11/2017 - 09/13/2017 $1,547.00 class details
PMI-ACP 3 day Boot Camp Live Online 12/18/2017 - 12/20/2017 $1,547.00 class details