PMI-ACP® (Agile Certified Practitioner) Certification Preparation

This 2 day course is organized in a proprietary flow with a teaching and learning methodology that facilitates readiness to pass the PMI-ACP Certification exam on the first attempt and the ability to apply agile principles to real situations. The course will enable the student to acquire an agile professional mindset with knowledge of multiple agile methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP (eXtreme Programming), and TDD (Test Driven Development).


The course is mapped to all the PMI domains in the exam, including Agile Principles and Mindset, Value-Driven Delivery, Stakeholder Engagement, Team Performance, Adaptive Planning, Problem Detection and Resolution, and Continuous Improvement. This course is aligned to the updated PMI- ACP exam and the Agile Practice Guide.  This course is designed for those planning to take the PMI-ACP Certification exam as well as those interested in learning more about Agile project management. Agile is ideal for projects in which the requirements are continuously changing and you need a more adaptive proactive project management approach.  This course is instructor-led and can be taken in person and / or virtually.


1. Who will benefit?

This course is intended for Project Managers, Project Team Members, Program Managers, Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Business Analysts, Developers, Testers, IT leaders, Project Stakeholders or anyone who needs a deeper knowledge of agile methodologies, best practices, and implementation approaches to more effectively manage Agile projects that experience frequent changes in user requirements.

2. What is the associated certification?

3. What are the exam details?

  • The certification exam has 120 multiple-choice questions and you have three hours to complete it.
  • To maintain your PMI-ACP, you must earn 30 professional development units (PDUs) in agile topics every three years.
  • Through an online proctor, you have the option to take the PMI-ACP exam from home or your office—a great option to fit your busy lifestyle.
  • Prerequisites
    • 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.

4. What are the learning goals?

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    • Describe Agile project management.
    • Describe Agile methodologies.
    • Understand the critical success factors to implement Agile.
    • Describe the Agile Manifesto and Principles.

5. What topics are covered?

1.  Introduction to Agile history, concepts, and methodologies

2.  Agile Principles and Mindset

3.  Agile vs. Waterfall

4. Lean, Agile, and Kanban

5.  Scrum & XP

6.  Sprint Initiating Deep Dive

7.  Sprint Planning Deep Dive

8.  Sprint Executing Deep Dive

9.  Sprint Monitoring & Controlling Deep Dive

10.  Exam Preparation & Practice Exam

6. What will you receive?

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee Workbook
  • PMI-ACP Handbook
  • Agile Practice Guide
  • Preparation to take the exam
  • Certificate of Completion
  • PMI-ACP Certification upon passing of exam

8. Professional Development Units (PDUs) & Scrum Education Units

21 Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward the requirement of 60 PDUs every 3 years.



ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

7. Prerequisites

Familiarity with project management concepts. 

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