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Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®

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

Over the last several years, project managers’ use of agile approaches has risen, increasing the demand for such expertise. Research suggests that using agile methodologies decreases product defects, improves team productivity, and increases delivery of business value. You can apply for the certification if you have experience working on agile project teams.

PMI-ACP certification is ideal for practitioners who:

• Use agile practices in their projects

• Work in organizations that have adopted or are planning to adopt agile approaches to project management

• Want to demonstrate their level of professionalism in agile practices of project management

• Want to increase their professional versatility in both waterfall and agile techniques

• Seek to hold a credible certification

We will cover all 7 Agile knowledge domains and underlying task areas:

  • Agile Principles and Mindset
  • Value-Driven Delivery
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Team Performance Practices
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Interactive classroom training sessions.
  • Practice for the exam with sample questions and exercises
  • Learn from an expert Project Management Trainer
  • Get 21 Contact Hours PDU certificate
  • Case studies in the training session
  • Help with PMI-ACP Exam Application Process
  • Global Approvals and Accreditation
  • Convenient classroom and online courses
  • Review relevant topics in the PMI suggested reference materials
  • Navigate the tools, techniques, knowledge, and skills addressed in the exam
To apply for the PMI-ACP, you must have the following:
 
  • 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
  • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices.

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How is the (PMI-ACP)® different from other AGILE/SCRUM Certifications?

If you are new to Agile, cPrime recommends first taking our Certified Scrum Master Course. For project managers in the IT industry, learning the fundamentals, terminology, practices and principles of the roles of the Scrum Master or Scrum Team Member is a great introduction to the larger Agile framework. Additionally, there is no experience prerequisite for the Certified Scrum Master exam, which consists of 25 questions and is administered on a “no fail” basis. By contrast, the (PMI-ACP)® is specifically designed for Project & Program Managers, Product Owners, Scrummasters, Scrum Product Owners, Agile Coaches, Agile Trainers, Sr. Developers, Business and IT Managers with extensive experience in multiple Agile methodologies (Scrum, kanban, XP, lean, DSDM, TDD, ATDD, etc.). General project experience is required in addition to Agile-specific experience and education. The exam is designed to test both the practitioner’s level of professionalism in Agile practices of project management and professional versatility in project management tools and techniques. 

What value does PMI-ACP bring to a practitioner?

One of the most important questions in this PMI-ACP FAQ is what value this certification offers. Basically, the certification validates your ability as a practitioner to have extensive knowledge of agile principles and the ability to apply them in your basic projects. The PMI-ACP adds value to a practitioner in the following ways:

  • It demonstrates a professional understanding of agile project management. 
  • It increases your versatility in the various agile techniques and tools.
  • It shows that you have the ability to lead teams using the more efficient agile practices

What are the benefits of obtaining PMI-ACP?

Increasingly high demand – Over the last few years, agile certification requirements have increased significantly. More employers are seeking professionals who have proven skills in agile practices.

  1. Broad coverage – PMI-ACP training is not just restricted to one agile method. Instead, it covers an extensive range of the major agile methods like Scrum, XP and Kanban and many others.
  2. Better compensation – A person with more skills, especially after having successfully finished a PMI agile course, will earn more compared to those with just average skills. Getting the PMI-ACP is, therefore, a way to get better pay.
  3. Allows professional growth – Besides the increase in compensation, PMI-ACP allows you to enhance your understanding all the major agile methods.
  4. Increases job opportunities – When you have PMI-ACP certification you will instantly become more attractive to employers, which will help you advance your career.

What does it mean that PMI-ACP is a competency-based certification?

It means that PMI-ACP assesses the integrated set of knowledge, skills, and abilities that are gained from both practical and learned experience.

Is there any Agile Body of Knowledge (AgileBOK) similar to PMBOK from PMI?

The CAPM examination is comprised of 150 mutually-exclusive, four-option, multiple-choice questions.

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