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PMI-ACP®  stands for Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner
The PMI-ACP Certification is one of the fastest growing certifications in the project management world. It has seen the sharpest rise of certified holders in the last 4 years.
The certification syllabus is more extensive as compared to a particular Agile methodology such as Scrum. It gives an overall extensive knowledge of Agile and includes all the Agile methodologies including Scrum, XP, DSDM, Crystal among others. This PMI-ACP certification will make you better equipped to handle any Agile project. In our opinion, this PMI-ACP Certification is one of the most comprehensive certifications currently in the Agile world.

The PMI-ACP® Exam tests on everything about Agile, from Agile Manifesto, different Agile methodologies and frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, XP, Lean, etc.) to Agile tools, techniques, skills, etc. for everyone involved in Agile projects e.g. project managers, product owners, Agile coaches and trainers, developers, testers, business analysts, etc. Join ProThoughts “Game based Interactive” Agile workshop with Mike Griffith’s material.

Key Takeaways from Workshop:

  • ProThoughts is an exclusive distributor of RMCLS  and Mike Griffith’s material – access to his powerful tips and techniques.
  • Learn different Agile methodologies from Agile Experts
  • Develop an Agile mindset to apply Agile Techniques in your projects
  • Learn the Agile techniques and strategies to implement in your project
  • Engage with fellow participants through games and learn to adapt in different project scenarios
  • Learn how to generate value and minimize threats (risks)
  • Understand Scrum methodology, tools and principles to apply in your project
  • Exam Tips and how to crack the exam in 30 days

Key Giveaways in the workshop:

  • World’s Best Agile Material – Mike Griffith PMI ACP Exam Prep – Updated 2 nd Edition
  • PMI-ACP Slide Book
  • PMI Flash Cards
  • 21 PDUs
  • 2 Mock Exams from our experts plus Mike Griffith’s exam questions
  • Post Training Support including Application Form Filling, Review and Counseling till you get PMI-ACP certified including F2F*, phone calls, emails, etc (*prior appointment)
  • Free 100-day access to our e-learning resources

Free subscription to talkprojectmanagement.com rich content and free access to our Agile webinars

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PMI-ACP® EXAM CONTENT OUTLINE

The PMI-ACP® examination will consist of 100 scored items and 20 unscored (pre-test) items. The unscored items will not be identified and will be randomly distributed throughout the exam. The allocation of questions will be as follows:<align=”center”>

This certification has been designed to:

  • demonstrate to employers the practitioner’s level of professionalism in agile practices of project management; and,
  • increase the practitioner’s professional versatility in both project management tools and techniques.

Certification:

  • To take the PMI-ACP®Certification Exam, candidates need to register and create a login at the PMI’s Online System.
  • You can also download a copy of the PMI-ACP® application form.
  • Please refer to the PMI-ACP Handbook for further information.

The Exam:

  • The computer-based PMI-ACP® examination is of 120 multiple-choice questions and has to be completed in 3 hours. You are scored on 100 questions and the rest 20 questions are pilot questions.
  • The PMI-ACP credential must be maintained in 3-year cycles by earning 30 PDUs in Agile related projects for every 3 years.

PMI-ACP Certification Fees

  • The PMI-ACP Certification Fees for a PMI member is USD 435 and for a non-member is USD 495.

PMI-ACP Syllabus:

All our material is approved by PMI for PMI-ACP Training. We have included numerous games in our 2 day classroom workshop. And our participants look forward to coming and learning Agile in a new unique way. As per the PMI-ACP standard, the following material is covered:

  • Introduction to PMI-ACP Certification
  • Agile Manifesto & Agile Principles
  • Agile Mindset
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Value-Driven Delivery
  • Agile Contracting
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Team Performance
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Tools for Sizing and Estimating
  • Release and Iteration Planning
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement

Benefits of PMI ACP:

 

There are many benefits which accrue from the certification. Listing down the few our participants mentioned:

  • Proof of Professional Achievement
  • Increased Academic Knowledge
  • Transform your projects into an Agile way
  • Learn about all the popular Agile practices
  • Higher Career Prospects
  • More Respect from your team and stakeholders
  • Opens up Opportunities

 

Agenda for the Workshop:

 

Who should do the Training:

The Training workshop can be attended by the following:

  • Agile Experts, Practitioners, and Aspirants
  • Agile Team
  • Customer Team involved with Agile
  • Actually, anyone who is doing the Agile project and/or wants to do an Agile project J

The Skills you may acquire:

The following skills you will acquire by doing PMI ACP workshop:

  • Learn how to do an Agile project
  • Understand which Agile practice is suitable for your project and organization
  • Learn and understand Agile Values and Principles
  • Learn how to prioritize requirements
  • Learn how to prepare a Product Roadmap
  • Learn how to estimate and prepare a Release Plan
  • Learn how to create a Sprint or Iteration
  • Learn the best practices of Scrum or Iteration
  • Learn how to create User Stories
  • Learn the best techniques of prioritization and creating User Stories
  • Learn how to Continuously improve your solution
  • Learn to identify, detect and resolve problems in your Agile project

 

PMI-ACP Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for the PMI-ACP certification, you must meet the following educational and professional experience requirements.

*Note: for those who hold a PMP and/or PgMP certifications, PMI has already verified you have exceeded the project experience requirements. In other words, PMP and/or PgMP certification holders will be accepted as fulfilling the general project experience requirements.

PMI-ACP Certification Fees

The proper fees for payment are determined by your PMI membership status and the examination delivery type (computer-based versus paper-based) for your geographic location. Refer to the Examination Administration section in this handbook to see if you qualify for paper-based exam delivery. Otherwise, plan on taking a computer-based exam and submitting the associated fees. Use the following chart to determine the certification fee.

The PMI membership rate will apply only if you are a member of PMI in good standing at the time you submit payment for the certification. If you apply for membership right before you apply for the certification, make sure you receive confirmation of your membership before you pay for the certification. If your membership has not been completely processed before you pay for the certification, you will be charged the nonmember rate.

If PMI membership is obtained after you submit payment for the certification, PMI will not refund the difference.

 

PMI Audit Process

The submission of an application indicates your agreement to comply with the terms of the audit process. All applications are subject to an audit, although only a percentage of applications are selected for audit. The selection of an application for an audit is random.

If your application is selected for an audit, you will be notified by email prior to payment of the certification fee. The electronic audit notification provides detailed information on how to comply with the terms of the audit.

During an audit, you will be asked to submit supporting documentation such as:

  • Signatures from your supervisor(s) or manager(s) from the project(s) recorded in the experience verification section of the application
  • Copies of certificates and/or letters of the registration, from the training institute(s) for each course recorded on the application to meet the required contact hours of training in agile practices

PMI provides you with 90 days to submit the requested documentation. If you are able to provide the necessary documentation to meet the terms and requirements of the audit process, the audit should take about five to seven business days to complete.

You can send your completed audit forms by regular postal mail or express courier service, to the address below. Please send all materials at one time, in one envelope. Sending audit documents separately can cause delay in the audit review timeframe.

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KEY DIFFERENTIATORS

GAME BASED INTERACTIVE METHODOLOGY

"We emphasize on Learning the concepts than rote learning and we do so by our uniquely designed methodology where we play games and have fun learning for the 36-hour intensive learning."

ACCLAIMED MATERIAL

"We provide popular materials like RMLS (Rita Mulcahy Learning Solutions) , Michel Thiry, etc. Besides the book, we also provide customized books, Flash Cards, Mind Maps, Online Mock tests, Indigenously prepared Hand Out slides which helps prepare & crack the exam"

PRE & POST TRAINING SUPPORT

"We offer assistance pre & post training, such as exam analysis, a F2F concept clearing session with experts, Exam simulation assistance, PMI audit, Application form filling and handhold individuals till they are certified."

EXAM PASS GUARANTEE

"With us, rest assured - you are not only going to crack the exam but pass with flying colors. Check Customer speak & Terms & conditions"

IN-HOUSE INSTRUCTORS

"Our Instructors come with a deep passion and dedication to project management. We do not have people working from Mon to Fri in another job and teaching part-time for us."

CAREER GUIDANCE

"Our expert team personally assists individuals by mentoring and guiding them with future opportunities in career development. Lifetime free access to Project Management resources and content."

Schedules

SCHEDULES FOR

 

October (2 Days) Mumbai PMI-ACP

  • Date : 26th, 27th June, 2nd & 3rd July 2019

Check with our Sr. Consultant for

1. Free Career guidance 
2. If you are eligible to apply for the Certification
3. Avail best offers available

Contact: Mr. Jeffry Joly
Mob: +91-9987888998

 

Mirage Hotel

Andheri-Kurla Road, Navpada, Marol, Andheri East, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400059

October (2 Days) Pune PMI-ACP

  • Date : 26th, 27th October, 2nd & 3rd November 2019

Check with our Sr. Consultant for

1. Free Career guidance 
2. If you are eligible to apply for the Certification
3. Avail best offers available

Contact: Mr. Jeffry Joly
Mob: +91-9987888998

 

Hotel Orbett

Hotel Orbett,
1238/2 Apte Road, Deccan Gymkhana,
Shivaji Nagar, 411004 Pune, India

October (2 Days) Hyderabad PMI-ACP

  • Date : 26th, 27th June, 2nd & 3rd July 2019

Check with our Sr. Consultant for

1. Free Career guidance 
2. If you are eligible to apply for the Certification
3. Avail best offers available

Contact : Mr. Jeffry Joly 
Mob: +91-9987888998

 

Deccan Serai Hotel

Deccan Serai Hotel
82 & 84, Hitech City Main Road,
HUDA Techno Enclave, HITEC City,
Hyderabad, Telangana 500081

 

Eligibility:

2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
21 Contact Hours by Training in agile practices from PMI REP

*Note: for those who hold a PMP and/or PgMP certifications, PMI has already verified you have exceeded the project experience requirements. In other words, PMP and/or PgMP certification holders will be accepted as fulfilling the general project experience requirements.

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FAQs

PMI-ACP encompasses the entire Agile framework which includes all the Agile methodologies including the Scrum. Further, the PMI-ACP is designed for Project & Program Managers, Product Owners, Scrum masters, Scrum Product Owners, Agile Coaches, Agile Trainers, Sr. Developers, Business and IT Managers with experience in Agile projects. General project experience is required in addition to Agile-specific experience and education. The exam is designed to test both the practitioner’s level of professionalism in Agile practices of project management and professional versatility in project management tools and techniques. You can learn about the pre-requisites here.
For Certified Scrum Master course, no eligibility is required as such. The CSM introduces to the world of Agile and helps you to learn the basic fundamentals, terminology, principles of Agile. However, CSM focuses only on the Scrum methodology.
education. The exam is designed to test both the practitioner’s level of professionalism in Agile practices of project management and professional versatility in project management tools and techniques. Prerequisite requirements for the pass/fail exam are broken down into three categories:

  • Will the audit package be returned by PMI?
    No.
    Whether your PMI audit result is successful or not, PMI will not return the audit package to the PMP® / PMI-ACP® applicant. Therefore, only photocopies of the certificates are required by PMI instead of the original ones.
    PMI will need to retain the audit package according to its internal auditing procedures.
  • What would happen if the PMI audit fails?
    First and foremost, the PMP® or PMI-ACP® candidate is not able to proceed with the certification application and examination. The certification fee paid will be refunded (with the subtraction of the processing fee).
    There may be some follow-up actions by the PMI depending on the cause of failure of the PMI audit:
    1) if the audit failure is due to incomplete information (including the documents are sent to PMI in more than 1 package), no action may be taken by PMI, but the candidate will only be able to reapply to the certification 1 year later;
    2) if the failure is due to fraudulent information, PMI may take disciplinary actions (including banning from application to PMI certification for life) to the candidate in question as PMI takes integrity very seriously.
    Therefore, when submitting the PMP® application / PMI-ACP® application, always make sure you are entering truthful information. Honesty is the best policy.
  • Do I need to be the project manager / Scrum Master to apply for the PMI-ACP Exam?
    Not really.
    PMI-ACP is “Project Management Institute – Agile Certified Practitioner”. The key word is the Practitioner. As long as you are practicing Agile in your projects and any methodologies in Agile, you can be eligible for PMI-ACP®
    2,000 hours working on project teams as a member or project leader within the last 5 years
    1500 more hours working on Agile project teams / with agile methodologies within the last 3 years
    21 Contact Hours of Agile project management/practices training
    Further, you can play any role in Agile projects - you can be a developer, sponsor, product owner, business analysts, etc. as long as your projects are working on Agile methodology.
    If you happen to be a PMP®, the 1st requirement for the 2000 working hours will be automatically fulfilled. PMP Eligibility Requirements can be referred here.

Actually, no one knows this. If anyone is suggesting any score for PMI based exam, we will doubt it.

The Project Management Institute does give any passing score nor they provide any information on the questions answered correctly. What they provide are just the grades. They are the following:

  • Above Target — performance better than the average Aspirants
  • Target — performance on par with average Aspirants
  • Below Target — performance worse than the average Aspirants

This is because the PMI-ACP® Exam is based on ‘sound psychometric analysis’ (which is a modern way of keeping the standards of those who pass the PMI-ACP® Exam). Also, since most of the PMI-ACP® Exams are administrated on computers, the question sets of individual candidates are different, hence the passing scores for individual exams will need to be adjusted to the overall difficulty of the set, i.e. NOT the same.
However, according to the trainers of PMI-ACP® Agile Certification aspirants, most of them would estimate that the passing score is around 70%. This may be because the PMI-ACP® Exam is generally considered a bit easier than the PMP® Exam (but this is just an educated guess only as no information has been disclosed by PMI).

Therefore when you are attempting ProThoughts PMI-ACP® sample Mock Exams, it is highly recommended to set a higher standard than 70% (e.g. 75% – 80%) for your mock exam performance so that you can walk into the PMI-ACP® Exam center with better confidence of passing the exam in the first attempt.
As per our alumni who have passed both PMP® and PMI-ACP® Exams in their first attempt, we can claim that the PMI-ACP® exam is easier than the PMP®.

PMI-ACP® stands for Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner while CSM stands for Certified Scrum Master.

CSM (Certified Scrum Master)

Certified Scrum Master is a popular Agile certification
Understand the fundamentals, terminology, practices and principles, and roles of the Scrum methodology
For Scrum Master or Scrum Team Member in the IT/software industry

Requirements to get CSM

1. NO experience prerequisite;
2. need to attend a course on CSM;
3. take and pass the CSM exam, which has only 25 questions AND almost everyone can pass it
Very easy to get CSM

PMI-ACP® (Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner)

Popularity is growing over the several years since its introduction in 2011/2
The certification syllabus is more extensive
The PMI-ACP® Exam tests on everything about Agile, from Agile Manifesto, different Agile methodologies and frameworks (Scrum, Kanban, XP, Lean, etc.) to Agile tools, techniques, skills, etc.
For everyone involved in Agile projects
e.g. project managers, product owners, Agile coaches and trainers, developers, testers, business analysts, etc.
Requirements to get PMI-ACP® certified:
1. A minimum number of hours of general project experience and Agile project experience;
2. 21 Contact Hours in Agile project education;
3. pass the PMI-ACP® audit of your application (if being selected);
4. take and pass the PMI-ACP® exam, which has 120 questions (lasts for 3 hours), it is not easy to pass the PMI-ACP® exam without over a hundred hours of hard work
5. Much more difficult to get PMI-ACP®

CSM vs PMI-ACP®

CSM is quite different from the PMI-ACP® certification. You may judge whether to get CSM or PMI-ACP® based on the comparison above.
If you work sole with Scrum and if your organization requires a certificate for your Scrum knowledge, then CSM is certification to go. However, if your team practice other Agile methodologies and if you would like to have an Agile certificate that’s rigorous and valuable, PMI-ACP® is your definite choice.
One word of caution is that since PMI-ACP® has just been around several years, quite a few HR practitioners may not be aware of its existence. You may need to explain the values of PMI-ACP® to them.

The PMI-ACP® examination is comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions and has to be completed in 3 hours. Of the 120 questions, 20 are considered pre-test questions and do not affect the score.

Please check the PMI-ACP Handbook on our e-learning site for complete details.

We believe in in-house instructors and that’s one of our differentiators. The in-house instructors are dedicated and exude passion in the training. The training delivery and the training methodology is what stands out for ProThoughts, claim our students. You can check the feedback reviews about our training here. You can check the Instructor Profile on the course page.

Yes. We hand hold the participant until he achieves the coveted PMI-ACP certification course. We provide Exam Form Filling assistance through our guided software. Our Expert reviewers and counselors are available to help with any queries the participants may have. We assist all participants with their Audit Process. In short, we hand-hold them in their journey to become PMI-ACP certified.

You do get a refund if you happen to cancel the enrollment, minus the administration fees. Refund will incur 5% administrative fees of the course fees. We have a 30-day policy to refund the fees.

PMI provides PMBoK as their standard reference guide for PMP®. However, there is no guide or standard prepared by PMI for PMI-ACP®. What it provides is the PMI-ACP® Exam Reference Books (a total of 11 Agile books with over 3800 pages!) which is much thicker than the PMBoK® guide. What we recommend is one book which takes the relevant content from these 11 books

This is the most popular book on PMI-ACP. Fortunately, we are the exclusive distributors with RMC in this part of a region and we use this book to coach the participants.  All of our students have used this book and have received excellent results. The author Mike Griffiths is a renowned Agile trainer and practitioner who has help formulating the PMI-ACP® Exam structure and syllabus – who else could be more familiar with the PMI-ACP® Exam than this insider?

 

We would say so. It is often said that the PMI-ACP® Exam Prep Book by Mike Griffiths is almost the “official” study guide for the PMI-ACP® Exam. However, this book by Mike Griffiths is not a must read but highly recommended for any exam taker or even for knowledge seeker who has just started on Agile or a practitioner in Agile.

We also recommend using our study material specially designed for PMI-ACP along with Mike Griffiths book. The study material is designed for specific stages of your PMI-ACP® preparation. We provide the Slide Book on PMI-ACP®, Flash cards, Supporting Guide to fill your application, Pre-Assessment Software guide and most importantly, specially designed Mock exams to crack the PMI-ACP exam.

No. No one certification serves as a prerequisite for another. You also do not have to be a PMI member to apply to become a certification holder. If you are already PMP® certified, the general project experience required for PMI-ACP® is waived off.

When submitting an application, you do not need to send documentation. However, you will be required to send supporting documentation if your application is selected for a random audit. To find out more about PMI's audit process, refer to the certification handbooks and the audit FAQs.

 

 

All PMI exams, with the exception of the CAPM, are offered at approved Prometric Testing Centers worldwide. You can check for locations on Prometric's website .

If you fail the exam on your first attempt, you can re-take it two more times within your one-year eligibility period. Fees are associated with re-examination. Details for re-examination can be found in the certification handbook.

Your application is valid for one (1) year from the date of approval. If you allow your eligibility to lapse, you must re-apply.

The PMI Talent Triangle outlines the three skill areas employers need. They are as follows:

Technical Project Management: the knowledge, skills, and behaviors related to specific domains of Project, Program and Portfolio Management. The technical aspects of performing one’s role.

Leadership: the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to guide, motivate, and direct a team, to help an organization achieve its business goals.

Strategic and Business Management: the knowledge of and expertise in the industry and organization that enhances performance and better delivers business outcomes.

We are the REP (Registered Education Provider) of PMI with Global REP id of 4032. We abide by the quality assurance criteria of PMI and our materials are approved by PMI.

 

Please drop a mail to support@prothoughts.co.in and we will get back within 48 working hours.

The submission of an application indicates your agreement to comply with the terms of the audit process. All applications are subject to an audit, although only a percentage of applications are selected for audit. The selection of an application for audit is random.
If your application is selected for an audit, you will be notified by email prior to payment of the certification fee. The electronic audit notification provides detailed information on how to comply with the terms of the audit.
During an audit, you will be asked to submit supporting documentation such as:
· Signatures from your supervisor(s) or manager(s) from the project(s) recorded in the experience verification section of the application
· Copies of certificates and/or letters of registration, from the training institute(s) for each course recorded on the application to meet the required contact hours of training in agile practices
PMI provides you with 90 days to submit the requested documentation. If you are able to provide the necessary documentation to meet the terms and requirements of the audit process, the audit should take about five to seven business days to complete.
You can send your completed audit forms by regular postal mail or express courier service, to the address below. Please send all materials at one time, in one envelope. Sending audit documents separately can cause a delay in the audit review timeframe.

 

PMI-ACP Certification Training Pune


Pune is one of the vibrant cities and is a cultural capital of Maharashtra state in India. Pune is one of the education hubs and produces a lot of talent for India. No wonder that there are lot of prime industries across different sectors such as IT, ITES, Automobile, Manufacturing and others. Pune now employs one of the most technical populations across the world. And therefore, is a good potential hub for PMI ACP Training in Pune.
Agile Certification in Pune is one of the upcoming and most sought-after certifications in the field of project management. It is adaptive way of doing projects, especially in today’s environment. PMI-ACP Certification in Pune is very popular and many enquiries are specifically towards this certification from organizations and individuals alike.

Scrum Certification or Agile Certification is fast gaining popularity in this hub of Pune. If you are keen to know more about that, you can connect with us and get your information on how to get PMI-ACP Certification in Pune.

 

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PMI-ACP Certification Training Pune


Pune is one of the vibrant cities and is a cultural capital of Maharashtra state in India. Pune is one of the education hubs and produces a lot of talent for India. No wonder that there are lot of prime industries across different sectors such as IT, ITES, Automobile, Manufacturing and others. Pune now employs one of the most technical populations across the world. And therefore, is a good potential hub for PMI ACP Training in Pune.
Agile Certification in Pune is one of the upcoming and most sought-after certifications in the field of project management. It is adaptive way of doing projects, especially in today’s environment. PMI-ACP Certification in Pune is very popular and many enquiries are specifically towards this certification from organizations and individuals alike.

Scrum Certification or Agile Certification is fast gaining popularity in this hub of Pune. If you are keen to know more about that, you can connect with us and get your information on how to get PMI-ACP Certification in Pune.

 

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