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Leading SAFe ® with SAFe Agilist (SA) Certification - Hartford, CT

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Leading SAFe 4.0 with SA Certification - Based on version 4.5 of SAFe

This TWO-DAY course teaches you to develop and apply a Lean-Agile Mindset with SAFe and develop skill sets that will empower your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you become a SAFe 4 Agilist (SA). You'll learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. You’ll also get practical advice on supporting Agile teams and programs, empowering a Lean Portfolio, building a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinating large solutions.

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The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • 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

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 SA certification exam.

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

Topics

  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Exploring, Executing and Releasing Value
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise
  • Empowering a Lean Portfolio
  • Building Large Solutions

Learning Goals

After this course, you should be able to understand how to:

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise
  • Recognize and apply a Lean-Agile Mindset and principles
  • Continuously explore, integrate, deploy, and release value
  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio
  • Coordinate the development of large solutions
  • Enhance your Lean-Agile leadership skills
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise

What You Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe 4 Agilist exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Exam Requirements

The first step toward becoming a SAFe certified professional is to attend the Leading SAFe course. This is a requirement, because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

Exam Details

  • Exam name – SAFe 4 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 – 34 out of 45 (76% passing score)
  • 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.

Becoming a SAFe 4 Agilist requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes:

  • SAFe 4 Agilist PDF certificate
  • SAFe 4 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

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

  • 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
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