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Agile Product Management Certification | APM Certification | APM Exam Training

Earn your SAFe Agile Product Management certification (APM certification). Take the Agile Product Management training (APM training) course to prepare for the Agile Product Management exam (APM exam) with BTII Institute, a top-rated training industry leader with highly experienced instructors. BTII Institute is an early adopter of Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe), the #1 framework for scaling Agile.

Description

Define a vision, strategy, and roadmap to tap into new markets. Get fast feedback and deliver exceptional products and solutions that delight while aligning with your organization’s strategy, portfolio, evolving architecture, and solution intent.

In SAFe®, product managers play a key role in the trio of leaders, including architects and the Release Train Engineer. These people work together to lead the Agile Release Trains (ARTs) in continuously delivering value.

In the Agile Product Management course, you’ll explore how to use design thinking to put your customers at the center and create products that are desirable, feasible, and sustainable. You’ll discover how continuous exploration fuels innovation. You’ll get the guidance and tools you need to work effectively in remote environments with distributed teams. And you’ll explore how to define a vision, strategy, and roadmap to satisfy existing customers and attract new ones.

1. Who will benefit?

Includes current and aspiring:

  • Product Managers, Directors & VPs
  • Product Owners
  • Agile Transformation Leaders
  • Agile Coaches; Consultants
  • Marketing & Sales Managers
  • Directors & VPs
  • Release Train Engineers
  • Epic Owners
  • Lean Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) Members
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Business Owners & Business Line Managers
  • Business & Systems Analysts
  • Technical Architects

2. What is the associated certification?

Certified SAFe® Product Management (APM)

3. What are the exam details?

When you are ready to take the exam, log into the SAFe Community Platform to access the exam.
When the exam timer ends, the exam will be submitted, regardless of the number of questions answered. A score will be calculated based on the number of questions answered. Unanswered questions will be automatically marked as incorrect. If you finish answering all questions before the exam timer ends, you can click the “Submit” button and your score will be calculated.

When you launch the exam, you will be required to review and accept the Candidate Agreement before starting the exam. Exams are timed and the timer will be visible throughout the exam.
Questions are structured in multiple-choice or multiple response formats.

Questions will require either one answer or multiple. “Choose two” or a “Choose three” style multiple response questions indicate the number of answers required for the question. Multiple response questions require all correct answers to be selected as no partial credit is given.
 

Duration

120 minutes

Number of questions

60

Passing score

45/60 (75%)

Competency level

Foundational difficulty; Competent, with some knowledge or experience; can perform tasks with assistance

Question format

Multiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers)

Delivery

Web-based, closed book, no outside assistance, timed

Access

Community Platform upon completion of the course

Languages offered

English

Cost

The first attempt is included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake or attempt past the 30-day window is $50

  

Exam Sections and Percentages

References

Analyzing Your Role as a Product Manager in the Lean Enterprise (11%)

  • Describe Product Management's role and responsibilities

  • Identify Product Management stakeholders and collaborators

  • Explain Design Thinking for Product Management

Continuously Exploring Markets and Users (14%)

  • Explain market research in the context of Continuous Exploration

  • Discover the right hypothesis and ask the right questions

  • Apply data-driven practices to answer questions

  • Plan your research

  • Use research games for customer understanding

  • Agile Product Management Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 2

Driving Strategy with Market Segmentation (11%)

  • Explain market segmentation

  • Create market segments through market research

  • Determine market segment value

  • Assess market segment fit

  • Agile Product Management Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lessons 3

Using Empathy to Drive Design (9%)

  • Describe the purpose and use of personas

  • Create and use personas

  • Improve customer experience through empathy

  • Agile Product Management Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lessons 4

Defining Product Strategy and Vision (15%)

  • Explain the strategic purpose of your product

  • Create a compelling product vision

  • Design value propositions and business models

  • Design the Customer Journey

  • Design the whole product and solution context

  • Design Platform, API, and Data strategy

  • Agile Product Management Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lessons 5

Creating Roadmaps to Build Solutions (12%)

  • Define Solution Intent

  • Create market-driven roadmaps

  • Organize Features for balanced solutions

  • Refine Features into Stories and Story Maps

Delivering Value (16%)

  • Visualize development flow using a Program Kanban

  • Estimate and forecast the backlog

  • Prioritize the Program Backlog

  • Create alignment with PI Planning

  • Execute the PI

Creating Innovation in the Value Stream (13%)

  • Describe value stream and product innovation

  • Use metrics to guide improvements

  • Manage innovations through Epics

  • Fund sustainable innovation

  • Apply Rapid Experimentation

  • Evaluate hypothesis outcomes: Pivot, Stop, or Continue

  • Agile Product Management Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 8

4. What are the learning goals?

  • How to create innovation in the value stream
  • How to use design thinking to achieve desirable, feasible, and sustainable products
  • How to use product strategy to set clarity and direction for the ART
  • How to develop and evolve short-term roadmaps that result in long-term value

5. What topics are covered?

  1. How can I use design thinking to achieve customer centricity?
  2. How do I prepare a product strategy, vision, and roadmap for my ART?
  3. What are the right mindsets, skills, and tools to create successful products?

6. What will you receive?

  • Course workbook and SAFe Studio access to help you prepare to take the certification exam, claim your digital badge, and tools to get started in your SAFe role
  • Remote learning via SAFe® Virtual Classrooms
  • One-year membership to SAFe Studio with your first class attendance
    • Platform access to e-learning modules and curated members-only content to support your SAFe transformation
    • Member discussion forms to engage in ongoing conversations on the SAFe framework or how to better perform as part of an Agile Team
    • Curated content-playlists based on your interests and roles, including templated resources and facilitation guides to get you started
  • Access to content, tools, and resources you need to practice SAFe every day
  • SAFe® Agile Product Manager certification exam

 

7. Prerequisites

The SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager course, Leading SAFe course, or any other SAFe course is preferred by not required.

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

Attendees may be eligible to apply for PDUs below toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

 Professional Development Units & Scrum Education Units

Activity Number

  SAFeAPM 

  Duration

   3 days

 

PMI Certification

  Technical

  Leadership 

 Strategic 

   Total   

PMP®

     10.00

       5.00

     8.00

   23.00

PgMP®

     10.00

       5.00

     8.00

   23.00

PMI_RMP®

      2.00

       5.00

     8.00

   15.00

PMI_SP®

      2.00

       5.00

     8.00

   15.00

PMI_ACP®

      2.00

       5.00

     8.00

   15.00

PfMP®

      4.00

       5.00

     8.00

   17.00

PMI_PBA®

     10.00

       5.00

     8.00

   23.00

 

  APM
Claim Code 4446TPZWMF
 Ways/Working  10
 PowerSkills  5
 Business  8
 Project  Management  10
 Portfolio  Management  4
 Business  Analysis  10
 Agile  2
 Risk Management  2
 Scheduling  2

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