SAFe 4.5 for Teams w/ SP Certification

Ellicott City, Maryland
Saturday, July 29, 2017

SAFe 4.5 for Teams w/ SP Certification
Saturday, July 29, 2017 8:30 AM -
Sunday, July 30, 2017 5:00 PM (Eastern Time)

AgileSavant LLC
443-831-1804
4223 College Avenue
Ellicott City, Maryland 21043
United States

Map and Directions

Empowering teams to deliver value in the SAFe enterprise with SAFe® 4 Practitioner Certification Based on version 4.5 of SAFe

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

You will also learn how to write stories and break down features, plan and execute iterations, and plan Program Increments. Finally, you’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.

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

Learning Goals

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

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise
  • Know your 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

Topics Covered

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

What You Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe 4 Practitioner (SP) exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

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

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

Annual Renewal

Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned.

  • Renewal fee: $100

About the SAFe 4 Practitioner Certification

Certification Level: Core

Required Course: SAFe 4 Practitioner

Job Role Description / Target Audience

A SAFe 4 Practitioner (SP) is a Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) team member responsible for using Scrum, Kanban, and Extreme Programming (XP) in a SAFe environment. Key areas of responsibility include planning Program Increments and Iterations, breaking requirements into stories, developing incrementally with built-in quality, demonstrating value at a Team and Program Level, and problem-solving impediments to drive relentless improvement.

Key Areas of Competency

  • Explain SAFe Agile Principles
  • Plan iterations
  • Plan program increments
  • Execute iterations and demonstrate value
  • Improve Agile Release Train processes
  • Integrate and work with other teams on the Agile Release Train
  • Perform as member of an Agile Team on an Agile Release Train

Exam Prerequisite Skills or Knowledge

These skills and knowledge are highly recommended to successfully pass the exam:

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

Exam Requirements

The first step toward becoming a SAFe Certified Professional is to attend the SAFe 4 Practitioner 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

Click here to access exam information for SAFe 4.0 for Teams

  • Exam name – SAFe 4 Practitioner 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 SAFe 4 Practitioner 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 (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.

Exam Study Materials

The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend candidates use a variety of resources to prepare for this exam including:

  • Course materials – The course materials are an essential artifact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to refer back to the content that was presented during the class.
  • Study guide – This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.
  • Practice test – The practice test is designed to be predictive of success on the certification exam,* and it has the same number of questions, level of difficulty, and time duration. It is part of the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform and can be taken an unlimited number of times at no cost. *This is not the actual exam, and passing it does not guarantee success on the certification exam.
  • Sample test – Download questions

What You Get

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

  • SAFe 4 Practitioner PDF certificate
  • SAFe 4 Practitioner digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SP 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

 

Contact Information

Payment Instructions


  • Regular Course Price: $1295
    Early Bird Discount: -$300 for a new price of $995

    (First 12 Registrants are eligible)
    DISCOUNTED SEATS ARE STILL AVAILABLE
    REGISTER TODAY!!!


    PROBLEM WITH CLASS CANCELLATIONS?
    WE DO NOT CANCEL OR RESCHEDULE OUR CLASS OFFERINGS WITHOUT PRIOR CONSENT FROM ALL REGISTRANTS.  WHEN YOU REGISTER WITH AGILESAVANT, YOUR COURSE WILL TAKE PLACE AS SCHEDULED UNLESS YOU AGREE TO ATTEND ANOTHER COURSE OFFERING.  WE WILL NOT CANCEL ON YOU.

    AgileSavant is dedicated to providing a reliable training experience for our students. You can count on us to NOT issue last minute class cancellations, as we know that very common practice causes hardship to potential students / clients.  With that said, we expect our students to extend us the same courtesy; thus, any last minute cancellations (within a week from the scheduled class) will be subject to a $200 processing fee in order to defray the upfront costs that we incur per student-- SAFe licensing fees, courseware, workbook production, event management fees, venue / catering contract fees, etc. Talk to us about transferring your registration to another course offering to avoid a cancellation fee.
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