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PMI-ACP Agile Certified Practitioner

As organisations prioritise agility, the PMI-ACP® certification sets you apart by confirming your ability to deliver value through iterative cycles and stakeholder engagement. Enhance collaboration, embrace complexity, and position yourself for global recognition and advancement.
Elevate your career with the PMI-ACP® certification tailored for agile practitioners.
Certificate of Completion, PMI-ACP® Certification
21 Hours
$ 1,200
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Gaining the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner Certification means

  • Enhanced Career Opportunities: The certification opens doors to a wide range of career opportunities in agile project management roles across industries.
  • Validation of Expertise: It validates your knowledge and expertise in agile principles, methodologies, and practices, boosting your credibility as a professional in the field.
  • Global Recognition: PMI certifications are globally recognised, providing you with a competitive edge in the job market and international opportunities.

 

Overall, the PMI-ACP certification offers a pathway to advance your career, demonstrate your agile expertise, and contribute effectively to successful project outcomes.

What will I learn?

This course on PMI-ACP® (Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner) is designed to equip you with knowledge about the fundamental methodologies and underlying principles of Agile. The course delves into various approaches that can be used to develop an Agile mindset and improve project management. The course material includes everything required to prepare for the PMI-ACP® exam.

This certification is becoming increasingly popular and is offered by PMI®, which can enhance the employability of candidates who successfully achieve it. Explore further details about the course modules and learning objectives by downloading the brochure below.

Learning Objectives

By completing this course, you will be able to

  • Understand Agile principles and its evolution. 
  • Learn Agile methodologies, frameworks, and processes. 
  • Understand various Agile frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, and TDD. 
  • Develop Agile leadership skills. 
  • Master Scrum framework, roles, artifacts, and events.
  • Practice writing clear User Stories and breaking them down effectively.
  • Learn Agile estimation techniques and estimating complex requirements.  
  • Create Agile Value-Based Prioritisation plans.
  • Apply Time Value of Money concepts to project prioritisation.
  • Utilise different prioritisation techniques based on project profitability. 
  • Prepare for the PMI-ACP® exam with exam structure insights and practical tips. 
  • Understand the structure and format of the PMI-CP exam. 
  • Learn practical tips and strategies to answer exam questions successfully. 
  • Gain guidance on exam application processes and requirements. 

Course Modules

1) Agile Framework

  • Why Agile 
  • Agile Best Practices 
  • Agile Evolution 
  • Agile Manifesto 
  • Agile Principles 
  • Agile Methodologies, Frameworks and processes 
  • Agile Leadership 
  • Three Pillars of Scrum
     

2) Introduction of Scrum

  • Scrum Framework 
  • Scrum Roles, Artifacts, Events and Working
     

3) User Stories

  • 3 Cs of User Stories 
  • How to write User stories 
  • Format and syntax of User stories 
  • How to break down the User stories 

 

4) Agile Estimation

  • Why estimations 
  • Estimation techniques 
  • Story points Vs Ideal days 

 

5) Value Based Prioritisation

  • Agile Value based Prioritisation Plan 
  • Time Value of Money 
  • Future Value and Present Value – Formulas 
  • Different prioritisation techniques 
  • Prioritisation based on Profit on Venture 

 

6) PMI-ACP® Exam Tips and Techniques

  • Exam Structure and Format Overview 
  • Exam Application Guidance 
  • Practical Tips for Answering Exam Questions Successfully 

Exam Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the PMI-ACP® credential, the candidate must meet professional and academic criteria established by The Project Management Institute. Depending on your level of education, you must meet the following requirements: 

  • Secondary degree 
  • 21 contact hours of agile practice training 
  • 12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years (a current PMP® or PgMP® satisfies this requirement but is not mandatory) 
  • 8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years 
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Is the PMI-ACP® Certification worth earning?

According to the PMI, research indicates that 25 million new project management-oriented employees are needed to meet global talent demands by 2030. This is the best time to accelerate your career in the project management field. 

  • Agile methodology is in high demand, especially in IT organisations, making PMI-ACP® certification highly relevant. 
  • Gain expertise in various Agile frameworks like Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, and TDD. 
  • Learn to handle project delivery (and the role of the project manager) within the Agile framework. 
  • Open doors to new career opportunities and advancement in project management roles. 
  • Apply Agile principles for better estimations, cost management, and scheduling, leading to smoother project delivery.
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PMI-ACP® Certification is ideal for...

  • Experienced project managers looking to enhance their agile project management skills and validate their expertise in agile methodologies.
  • Professionals working in agile teams, including developers, testers, and other roles, who want to deepen their understanding of agile principles and practices. 
  • Individuals in associate or assistant manager roles involved in projects who aspire to advance their careers in agile project management and take on more challenging responsibilities. 
  • Professionals from various backgrounds interested in learning agile methodologies and practices to improve project management effectiveness and outcomes.


Would you like to learn more about this certification training?

Click here to request more information and take the first step towards advancing your career in risk management.

Why IPM?
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Why Choose This Course?
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Reputation & History

  • Established in 1989 as a preeminent professional organisation dedicated to the project management discipline.
  • Trained over 40,000 Professionals and Certified over 6,000 Project Managers.
  • IPMA® Member Association.
  • Worked with over 500 different corporations.
  • Globally recognised certification body.
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Project Management Expertise

Unlike other organisations, which offer different training programs across many functional areas, the Institute is a specialist organisation dealing solely with the disciplines of project, program, and portfolio management.

Our graduates are instructed by a world-class faculty of international subject-matter experts ranging from Project Directors to former Heads of PM Certification Authorities. Focusing solely on project management guarantees exceptional instruction and learning opportunities.

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Why Choose This Course?

  • The PMI-ACP® certification helps you increase your knowledge and skills in agile practices, tools, and techniques.
  • Our faculty of handpicked international experts will provide you with a variety of perspectives.
  • You will join a large and growing cohort of IPM Alumni.
  • The programme is practical and pulls from internationally respected methodologies.
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Globally Positioned

IPM is uniquely partnered with the world’s leading project management certification bodies: IPMA (Member Association & Certification Body), PMI (Authorised Training Partner), and PRINCE2® (Accredited Training Organisation).

We have also partnered with Ireland’s second largest University, Technological University (TU) Dublin, meaning we can offer Bachelor & Master’s levels programmes. This affiliation links us to the European University of Technology (EUt+).

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360° Learning Partner

  • Join our rapidly growing project management community of 25,000 followers.
  • Mentoring and Events– Get support for your career or help guide new project managers.
  • Volunteering – Gain project experience while helping the project management community.
  • Platform for your voice – Submit an article to our blog and showcase your writing.
  • Industry updates – Get the latest PM news and insights from global experts.

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Great course, structure, content and lectures. An excellent distance learning experience given the challenging times we have.
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Well rounded course content and lecturers. Highly recommended course. It will up-skill you and provide the necessary tools & techniques needed to manage modern day projects.
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I recently completed a project management qualification through IPM and while the course content was comprehensive, it was manageable. Many of the lecturers are industry professionals whose real world experience is valuable and insightful.
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Having the option to view recorded lectures really helped me. This course has already proven itself useful in my current role and will be invaluable in my project management career going forward.
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IPM as a training provider offer a first class service. Easy to understand lectures with expert tutors to support. I completed the Project Management diploma course and I can easily put what I learned into practice in real World situations.
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Am I eligible to sit for the PMI-ACP® Exam?

To be eligible for the PMI-ACP® credential, the candidate must meet professional and academic criteria established by The Project Management Institute. Depending on your level of education, you must meet the following requirements:  

  • Secondary degree 
  • 21 contact hours of agile practices training 
  • 12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years (a current PMP® or PgMP® satisfies this requirement but is not mandatory) 
  • 8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years

Ensure you have the required work experience before you apply.

How do I get PMI-ACP® certified?

To pursue certification successfully, first, complete the required course modules to build foundational knowledge. Next, ensure you have relevant work experience, as this is often a prerequisite for certification eligibility. Then, apply to take the certification exam, following the specified procedures.  
 
Prepare diligently for the exam by studying the exam content and practising exam-style questions. After passing the exam, maintain your certification by fulfilling any continuing education or renewal requirements to stay current in your field. 

What is the PMI-ACP® Certification cost?

Our preparation course costs €1200 and gives you the learning hours required to be allowed to apply for the -ACP® exam. 
 
The PMI-ACP® exam and certification are administered by the US-based certification body, which is the PMI. The examination fee is currently $435 for PMI members and $495 for non-members. This fee is paid directly to PMI. 

What is included in the course fee?

The course fee includes access to all course materials on the Student Hub, live expert-led virtual classes, recordings for a limited period of time, and unlimited follow-up support from our Student Support team.

What are the delivery formats available for this course?

Online. Classes typically run over three consecutive days online from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Your instructor is a certified PMP practitioner with real-industry experience. Do not worry about missing an online class – a recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub for a limited period of time. 
 
Classroom. Choose classes on campus for in-person learning with industry-expert lecturers. Classes run at the National College of Ireland (Dublin). Please note the scheduling of in-person classes is subject to demand. 

Is the course suitable to people without former project management knowledge/experience?

To be eligible for the PMI-ACP® credential, you must meet professional and academic criteria established by The Project Management Institute. You must carefully review the qualification requirements.  

Is the course applicable to any industry?

Agile Methodology was initially developed for software development, but other industries can also benefit from it. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® credential holders can use Agile principles in various industries such as marketing agencies, manufacturing, retail, and construction. With your PMI-ACP certification, you can lead the Agile revolution and apply Agile approaches beyond software development. 

How will this course help with my career?

PMI-ACP certification can boost your career by providing diverse industry opportunities, in-demand skillset, leadership in Agile adoption, increased marketability, and enhanced project delivery. It opens doors to new opportunities and allows you to excel in diverse industries beyond software development. 

How long does it take to get PMI-ACP certified?

You should make your application at www.PMl.org and schedule your exam as soon as you finish our preparatory course. Please read the instructions carefully to avoid delays in processing your application. However, plan to spend some time studying the core material while preparing for the exam. As you can appreciate, this is very dependent on each individual’s capability. After the application is approved, PMI will e-mail your instructions for scheduling your exam using your eligibility code. 

Will class recordings be made available?

A recording of each online class will be available for playback in the Student Hub, so you do not need to worry about missing a class. 

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