Leading SAFe – SAFe Agilist (SA)

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Applying a Lean-Agile Mindset with SAFe With SAFe 4 Agilist Certification Based on version 4.5 of SAFe

  • EMPHASIS ON METRICS DRIVEN TRANSFORMATION
  • HANDS ON TOOL DEMO FOR SCALING AT ENTERPRISE
  • TEMPLATES
  • BEST PRACTICES
  • LEADING SAFe 4.5 CERTIFICATION

Course Description

Develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you become a SAFe 4 Agilist (SA). During this two-day course, 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 will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace. 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.

This two-day course is being offered during the weekend for the convenience of our workshop attendees, at the lowest price in the Philadelphia, PA area!  We’re so confident that our price is the lowest that we price match!  Email us at info@agileaces.net if you find a lower price.

We do offer this course on-site for companies as well.  For more information, email us at info@agileaces.net.

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe 4 Agilist, you should be able 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

Topics Covered

  • 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

Who Will Benefit

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

Course Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend this course, regardless of experience.  However, the following prerequisites are highly recommend for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

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

What Is Included With Registration

The course registration includes:

  • Continental breakfast, full lunch, snacks and beverages
  • Professionally printed, high quality, course materials
  • Course certificate of completion
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
  • Access to take the certifying exam immediately after the class or up to 90 days after the class (no additional fee)
  • Free follow-up discussions with instructor if you need assistance
  • Sample exam to assist in preparing for the certification exam
  • Access to tools, tips, guides, and templates to support you during your SAFe journey through the agileaces.net website

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.

SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • Certification as a SAFe 4 Agilist with the Scaled Agile Framework
  • SAFe 4 Agilist PDF certificate
  • SAFe 4 Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Agilist, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Agilist certification usage guide with SA certification marks
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe Certified Professionals
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals through the Scaled Agile Framework website

SAFe 4 Agilist Certification Exam

Exam Requirements:

The first step toward becoming a SAFe certified professional is to attend the Leading SAFe course. Attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam. Taking and passing the certifying exam is required in order to obtain your SAFe Agilist designation. Agile Aces pays for this exam so there is no charge to you.

After the course you will receive an email from the Scaled Agile Academy giving you instructions on taking 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)
  • 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.

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.

Course Instructor

The instructor for this course is Fernando Barrancos.  His picture and bio can be found here:  https://www.agileaces.net/about/meet-our-team/

Refund Policy

Our refund policy can be found here:  https://www.agileaces.net/refund-policy/.