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Leading SAFe, SAFe Agilist [SA] 4.5 Cert, BLM, 15 PDU SEU

Daniel J. Miklusicak, Lean-Agile Consultant, Instructor
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Leading SAFewith SA Certification, version 4.5 of SAFe

Highlights

- Past team-level agile certs are no longer enough; Come find out how SAFe certs goes way beyond, with Lean Start-up, Architecture, CI/CD, Scrum/XP, Portfolio Mgt, Kanban, Shared Services and DevOps at scale

- Great networking event into the lean-agile world - Recently, 3 of my students who were looking for jobs got hired via another person they met in our class

- Top 5% Instructor 1st-Pass-Rate,Extra $100 off if you register a friend - Payment Plan available, because many folks are investing in their own career and paying out of their own pocket

- 15 PDUs, PMI refers to agility as a "Game Changer" - be a part of it, at full-scale

- Learn how your role/skills & strengths best translate into lean-agile-SAFe

- SAFe pre-read materials [optional] shared out prior to course, and study group set-upfacilitated forafter course to include discussion of sample test questions

- not an "Ivory Tower" Instructor. Dan, a current lean-agile xform practioner in Corporate America] brings real-life lean-agile-scaling/transformation experience from 7+ industries, 20+ companies

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

Develop a skillset thats in demand worldwideand empower your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplacewhen you become a SAFe 4 Agilist (SA). During this two-day course, youll 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 its so effective in todays adapt-or-die marketplace. Youll 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.

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a
certified SAFe 4 Agilist (SA)

LearningGoals

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

What You Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook

  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe 4 Agilist exam

  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform

  • Course certificate of completion

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

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

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 SAFe4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

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

Annual Renewal

Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned

  • Renewal fee: $100

About the SAFe4 Agilist Certification [version 4.5 based]

Certification Level: Core

Required Course: Leading SAFe

Job Role Description/Target Audience:A SAFe 4 Agilist (SA) is a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise leadership professional who is part of a Lean-Agile transformation.

Key Areas of Competency

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in the enterprise

  • Apply Lean-Agile Mindset and principles

  • Plan and successfully execute Program Increments

  • Execute and release value through Agile Release Trains

  • Build an Agile portfolio with Lean-Agile budgeting

Exam Prerequisite Skills or Knowledge

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

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

Exam Requirements

The first step toward becoming a SAFe certified professional is to attend the Leading SAFe 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 Leading SAFe 4.0

  • Exam name SAFe 4 AgilistExam

  • 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 score34 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. Contactsupport@scaledagile.comfor 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 Agilist requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes:

  • SAFe 4 Agilist PDF certificate

  • SAFe 4 Agilistdigital badgeto promote your accomplishment online

  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SA 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

Public Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/agiledaniel // Instructor: Daniel J. Miklusicak, Lean-Agile/SAFe Transformation Consultant & Instructor

Refund Policy/Terms and Conditions

1/2 refund with 14 days notice.
1/3 refund between 14 and 7 days notice.
no refund with less than 7 day notice.

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