SAFe® for Teams with SP Certification

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® 4 Practitioner (SP)

Description

Build the skills needed to become a high-performing team member of an Agile Release Train (ART)—and learn how to collaborate effectively with other teams—by becoming a SAFe® 4 Practitioner (SP). During this two-day course, attendees will gain an in-depth understanding of the ART, how it delivers value, and what they can do to effectively perform their role using Scrum, Kanban, and XP.

They will also learn how to write stories and break down features, plan and execute iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, they’ll learn about the continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, how to effectively integrate with other teams in the program, and what it takes to continuously improve the train.

1. Who will benefit?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Team members who apply Lean and Agile at scale
  • All members of an Agile Release Train preparing for launch

2. What is the associated certification?

SAFe for Teams Certification Badge

Certified SAFe® Practitioner

3. What are the exam details?

  • Exam name – SAFe 4 Practitioner Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice,
    Multiple Select
  • 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 SAFe 4 Practitioner course

More Exam Details

  • 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 (78% passing score)
  • 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. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.

4. What are the learning goals?

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

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in their enterprise
  • Know their team and its role on the Agile Release Train
  • Know all other teams on the train, their roles, and the dependencies between the teams
  • Plan Iterations
  • Execute Iterations and demonstrate value
  • Plan Program Increments
  • Integrate and work with other teams on the train

5. What topics are covered?

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Building an Agile Team
  • Planning the Iteration
  • Executing the Iteration
  • Executing the Program Increment

6. What will you receive?

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • SAFe Practitioner certificate
  • A SAFe 4 Practitioner digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Practitioner, which includes access to the SP Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Practitioner certification usage guide with SP certification marks
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

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

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs 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.

Activity NumberSAFe4TeamsDuration2 days
PMI CertificationTechnicalLeadershipStrategicTotal
PMP® 13.50 1.25 0.25 15.00
PgMP® 13.50 1.25 0.25 15.00
PMI_RMP® 0.00 1.25 0.25 1.50
PMI_SP® 0.00 1.25 0.25 1.50
PMI_ACP® 13.50 1.25 0.25 15.00
PfMP® 0.00 1.25 0.25 1.50
PMI_PBAsm 0.00 1.25 0.25 1.50

7. Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® Practitioner (SP) certification exam:

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles
  • Awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and XP
  • Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes

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