SAFe® 5.1 Agile Product Manager (APM) Certification

SAFe® 5.1 Agile Product Manager (APM) Certification

The Scaled Agile Framework® Product Manager Certification Training 

SAFe Agile product management is design to learn the right mindset, skills, and tools to create successful products—from inception to retirement—using Agile techniques. Recognize how Continuous Exploration fuels innovation and helps you define a vision, strategy, and roadmap to tap into new markets. Find out how to accelerate the product life cycle to get fast feedback and quickly deliver exceptional products and solutions that delight customers—all while aligning with your organization’s strategy, portfolio, evolving architecture, and solution intent.

In the latest release (version 5.1), SAFe is bringing enterprise Agility with many advance strategies, execution and leadership competencies that will help individual and company extensively. Individuals gain insights and recommendations for building a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and instilling a DevOps culture. Finally, the attendees will gain an understanding of Lean Portfolio Management and the steps needed for implementing this function in their Enterprise.

Key Features

  • Thorough training for SAFe® 5.1 Agilist (SA) certification exam
  • 2-days workshop based on version 5.1 of SAFe®
  • Course fee includes SAFe® 5.1 Agilist Examination fee
  • 16 PDUs (Professional Development Units) and 16 SEUs (Scrum Education Units)
  • Free reference materials from Scaled Agile Framework

Who Should Attend?

  • Agile Coach
  • Consultant
  • Agile Trainer
  • Product Manager

Why You Should Attend?

  • Career opportunity
  • Compete with fast changing market trends
  • Systematic enhancement of communication in all projects
  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in the enterprise
  • Execute and release value through Agile Release Trains
  • Build an Agile portfolio with Lean-Agile budgeting

What will you get?

You will learn

  • Analysing your Role as a Product Manager in the Lean Enterprise
  • Continuously Exploring Markets and Users
  • Driving Strategy with Market Segmentation
  • Using Empathy to Drive Design
  • Defining Product Strategy and Vision
  • Creating Roadmaps to Build Solutions
  • Delivering Value
  • Managing Value Stream Economics
  • Creating Innovation in the Value Stream

You will also get

  • Becoming a Certified SAFe® Agile Product Manager requires an exceptional range of skills. Certification includes:
  • Certified SAFe® Agile Product Manager PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® Agile Product Manager digital badgeto promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the APM Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groupsand events that provide connections to other certified SAFe professionals
  • A variety of learning resourcesto support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Certification

Prerequisites

  • Attended at least one SAFe course
  • Background in Product or Solution Management

Key areas of competency:

  • Use Design Thinking to achieve desirable, feasible, and sustainable outcomes
  • Explore market needs, segmentation, sizing, and competitive landscape
  • Manage value stream economics, including pricing and licensing
  • Use empathy to drive design
  • Apply product strategy and vision
  • Develop and evolve roadmaps
  • Execute and deliver value using SAFe
  • Explore Innovation in the Value Stream

Exam Prerequisites:

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

  • Familiarity with Agile principles and practices
  • Attended at least one SAFe course
  • Background in Product or Solution Management
  • Experience being a Product Manager, Product Marketer, Product Owner, Business Owner, or bringing products to market

The exam

  • Exam name– SAFe® 5 Agile Product Manager 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 Agile Product Management course
  • Exam duration– 120 minutes (2 hours)
  • Number of questions– 60
  • Passing score– 45 out of 60 (75% passing score)
  • Language– English
  • Exam cost– First exam attempt is included as part of the course 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 [email protected] for any retake questions.

Certification

  • After the training session, your trainer will email the candidate details to Scaled Academy (the Accrediting body).
  • Thereafter you will receive three emails directly from Scaled Academy – A Welcome Email to create your profile, A Survey Email which requests your feedback on the training (and which is mandatory), Exam Link Email, which will carry self-explanatory instructions on how to give the exam.
  • You will have a window of 30 days to take the exam.
  • Scaled Agile Academy encourages taking the exam in one sitting, but you may take it over the course of several days. i.e. You could exit the exam at any point and come back to it later or even the next day. When you log back in, you will be taken to the beginning. You will need to click through till you reach your first unanswered question.
  • The exam has to be completed in its entirety by midnight of the last day.
  • If you are completing the exam in one sitting, it could take up to 3 hours. So if you are starting the exam on the last day, time it accordingly (start around 8pm or so) so you could complete it before 12am.

FAQs

Q. Why should I go for APM?

A. SAFe® APM is a Scaled Agile credential. If you want to gain an understanding of the role of a Agile poduct manager at a SAFe program-level for the successful Agile teams for timely and quality delivery of product, then this course will be helpful. Our company will guide you perfectly throughout the journey.

Q. Where can I find more details about APM?

A: Scaledagileframework.com

Q. What is the role of SAFe APM?

A:
● Explore market needs, segmentation, sizing, and competitive landscape
● Manage value stream economics, including pricing and licensing
● Use empathy to drive design
● Apply product strategy and vision
● Develop and evolve roadmaps

Q.How many PDUs and SEUs will I be eligible for?

A. You will earn 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs by participating in our two-day training program.

Q. Who provides APM Certification?

A. Scaled Agile, Inc.® is the provider of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

Q. What are the prerequisites to attend training for this certification?

A:

  • Attended at least one SAFe course
  • Background in Product or Solution Management

Q. How do I get certified as a SAFe APM?

A. There are three steps involved in a SAFe APM process:

  • Attend the APM Training

  • Take APM online test and Clear it

  • Get Certified

Q . When can I take the test?

A. You will be able to take the test with in 30days of couse.

Q . Is the certification fee included in my course fee?

A. Yes.

Q . Can I retake the test if I fail?

A. After first attempts, you will be charged $50 for each additional attempt

Q . How difficult is the SAFe® APM?

A. The SAFe® APM exam is a little tricky to crack, but not difficult if you do better planning. We suggest you study the SAFe® APM workbook, attempt the mock test available on our website, analyze the result of your practice tests by studying each question. Our Mock tests are available as a part of the program. Mock tests will help you prepare for the exam and identify your strengths and weaknesses so that you can crack your exam easily.

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