The SAFe Agilist certification program is two-day training program which teaches the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework. You will learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and how to apply the principles and practices of SAFe to support Agile teams, programs, program portfolio management, and to coordinate large Value Streams. SAFe Agilist trainings are delivered by SAFe Program Consultants (SPC) who are certified and authorized to deliver the above course. Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe Agilist (SA).

Upon successful completion of this training class, delegates will be eligible to take the online Scaled Agile. You can write SAFe Agilist exam within 30 days. SA5 = 35 out of 45 (77% passing score). Certified SAFe Agilist will have the option to appear on the Certified SA directory and have access to the Scaled Agile Academy LinkedIn community. Exam retakes are $50 and can be taken 30 days or more after the previous exam. Annual renewal requires 10 continuing education/outreach hours and currently costs $100 payable to the Scaled Agile Academy.

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SA certification exam. Having 5+ years experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management experience in Scrum will really benefit.
  • 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
  • Enterprise, System and Solution Architects
  • External consultants and managers
  • What is Certified SAFe Agilist training all about ?

    A Certified SAFe® Agilist (SA) is a Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) enterprise leadership professional who is part of a Lean-Agile transformation. This role guides the organization in adopting Scaled Agile framework by utilizing SAFe Values, principles in improvement agile/ lean culture by embracing agile, Lean, Scrum, Devops.

    Certified SAFe Agilist training is ideal for which role?

    Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, Development, QA , program and project managers, product and product line managers.

    Is there any exam I have to undergo to become SAFe Agilist?®?

    Yes, You need to clear the SAFe Agilist (SA) Exam to get this credential.

    Are there any prerequisites to attend Certified SAFe Agilist training ?

    Any one is welcomed to join this workshop. However, It will be good to have 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management along with Agile / Scrum Experience.

    Do you provide any pre-training material and any books for this certification ?

    We share pre-training material and links before the training. Participant's handout for SAFe Agilist are provided on day 1 of the classroom session itself.

    How many exam attempts are covered in initial cost?

    One attempt of exam is included in training fee, any retake needs to be paid at 50 USD.

    What are the examination details ?

    Certified SAFe Agilist exam is an online exam with 45 multiple choice questions to be completed in 90 minutes. The passing score for the exam is 34/45 ( the passing percentage is 75%).

    How many attempts do I have to pass the Certified SAFe Agilist exam?

    One attempt. Any retake attempt needs to be paid 50 USD.

    Please provide details of Examination for Certified SAFe Agilist ?

    • Total Exam Questions: 45
    • Kind of questions: Multiple Choice
    • Duration: 90 minutes
    • Passing Score: 35 out of 45 (77%)
    • Exam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed

    Who will register us for SAFe Agilist Exam and send us exam link ?

    Trainer will carry out registration on your behalf at Scaled Agile after you have completed 2 days of classroom training. Exam link is generally sent within 1-3 days of training program.

    Can we use SAFe framework to any domain or it is specific to software development only?

    We understand that SAFe framework fits primarily for software development very well, although there are no restrictions on usage in other domains.

    How many PDU’s will I get?

    Scaled Agile, Inc. is a Registered Education Provider (REP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). The 2 days SAFe Agilist workshop offers 15 PDUs (6 in Technical, 6 in Leadership, 3 in Strategic ) for renewal of PMI-PMP, PMI ACP certifications).

    How many SEU’s will I get?

    The 2 days SAFe Agilist workshop offers 15 SEUs (in under Category C: Outside Events).

    How long this certification is valid and what is renewal fee?

    SAFe Agilist certification is valid for one year and needs renewal with 100 USD after one year. It will be good to visit https://www.scaledagile.com/website for latest information.

    What next certification should I attend after Certified SAFe Agilist?

    After completing the Certified SAFe Agilist, it will be good to look at your role and aspiration to decide product management path with SAFe PMPO certification or SAFe Devops path development team or SAFe RTE (Release Train Engineer). You may prefer to visit https://www.scaledagile.com/ for more details.

    What is Exam retake policy?

    The first time an exam is taken is considered a “first attempt” and not a retake. If a certification exam is not successfully completed on the first attempt, there is no waiting period before taking the exam a second time. A second attempt (first retake) of an exam can be done immediately after the first attempt for 50 USD. A third attempt requires a 10-day wait before the exam can be retaken for 50 USD. A fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait before the exam can be retaken for 50 USD.

    What pre-training reading material you suggest?

    Visit below links

    • SAFe 4.6 white paper https://www.scaledagile.com/resources/safe-whitepaper/
    • Big picture of SAFe 4.6
    • https://scaledagileframework.com/
    • Brief Intro about SAFe 4.6 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8IYFTSCoBjg&feature=youtu.be

    Is there any possibility to get few case studies on Scaled Agile Framework for reference?

    Refer this link below for downloading case studies https://scaledagileframework.com/case-studies/

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