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Leading SAFe® with SA Certification

For leaders of a Lean-Agile change initiative to develop a Lean-Agile Mindset and apply the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) to support Agile Teams, programs, and Program Portfolio Management. Coordinate and lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale.

Description

During this two-day course, attendees gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps.

Participants in the class gain insights into mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the competitive market. They discuss how to establish team and technical agility and organize and re-organize around the flow of value. They also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs). Participants in the class explore the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and design thinking approach to agile product delivery. Learners also develop an understanding for implementing a Lean Portfolio Management function in their enterprise.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)

1. Who will benefit?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • CEO, Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Scrum Master, Team Lead, Release Train Engineer, Business Analyst
  • Agile Coach, Consultant, Engineer, Change Agent
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

2. What is the associated certification?

Certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)

3. What are the exam details?

Completion of this course gives you access to the exam and all related study materials as part of your Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform.

  • Exam name – SAFe® 5 Agilist Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe® course
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions: 45
  • Passing score – 35 out of 45 (77%)
  • Language – English
  • Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

4. What are the learning goals?

To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:

  • Lead the transformation to Business Agility with SAFe
  • Become a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Understand customer needs with Design Thinking
  • Enable Agile Product Delivery
  • Implement Lean Portfolio Management

5. What topics are covered?

  • Thrive in the Digital Age with Business Agility
  • Become a Lean-Agile Leader
  • Establish Team and Technical Agility
  • Build Solutions with Agile Product Delivery
  • Explore Lean Portfolio Management

6. What will you receive?

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Agilist exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other Certified SAFe professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • Certified SAFe® Agilist PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe certified professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey

7. Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are recommended:

  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

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.

Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

Professional Development Units & Scrum Education Units

Activity Number

  ABOYTD2 

   Duration

   2 days

 

PMI Certification

 Technical

 Leadership 

 Strategic 

   Total   

PMP®

      6.00

      6.00

     3.00

   15.00

PgMP®

      6.00

      6.00

     3.00

   15.00

PMI_RMP®

      6.00

      6.00

     3.00

   15.00

PMI_SP®

      0.00

      6.00

     3.00

     9.00

PMI_ACP®

      6.00

      6.00

     3.00

   15.00

PfMP®

      0.00

      6.00

     3.00

     9.00

PMI_PBA®

      0.00

      6.00

     3.00

     9.00

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