If you’re experienced using agile approaches, have good collaboration skills, eagerly embrace complexity and thrive on rapid response times, then your talents are in demand.
From the people who brought you the PMP, the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. Show your peers, employers, and stakeholders that your agile knowledge runs deep.
Created by agilists for agilists, the PMI-ACP is our fastest growing certification, and it’s no wonder. Organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than their slower-moving counterparts—75 percent versus 56 percent—as shown in PMI 2015 Pulse of the Profession report.
The PMI-ACP spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) So it will increase your versatility, wherever your projects may take you.
You can find official information about ACP certification on the PMI website – PMI.org/certifications/Risk-Management-ACP.
You can listen the quick introduction of the certification in this video:
You need to work really hard to pass the ACP exam. Unfortunately, none of the training systems can guarantee a positive result. You will stay alone with a questionary in the examination room. Only you and your knowledge could help! All the notes, books, smartphone(s), or friend’s help will be left outside because it’s prohibited by the exam rules.
If you are not ready to make a significant effort for your future and demonstrating an insufficient commitment, it’s highly recommended to postpone the preparation. Do not waste your time and money.
A ACP certification requires you to meet the experience and educational levels before you apply. You will need to provide the details of this experience and education, so it’s best to gather and prepare this information before you open the application.
Prerequisites for ACP certification
- Secondary degree
- 21 contact hours of training in agile practices
- 12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years. A current PMP or PgMP will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
- 8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years
For complete information on eligibility requirements, see the ACP Handbook.
Help your mates to become ACPs!
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