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  • Arunvignesh Ramakrishnan

    Arunvignesh Ramakrishnan

    Agile Consultant

    He is an adept professional having years of experience with strong coaching, mentoring and training skills. Proficient in Agile Transformation in Distributed Agile environment and IT divisions in organizations. Involved in transforming organizations from traditional to value-driven culture.

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  • Atulya krishna

    Atulya krishna

    Partner Consultant - Agile Transformation Coach

    As a change agent, trainer and coach, Atulya actively drives agile transformation at scale within multiple organizations. His expertise lies in partnering with leaders to systematically uplift ways of working capability through flexible, adaptive, and collaborative coaching services.

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  • Bonsy Yelsangi

    Bonsy Yelsangi

    Agile Coach

    Bonsy Yelsangi is a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Agile Coach with overall 17 years of experience. She has helped organizations and individuals attain agility in industries including media, remote managed services, luxury real estate, aviation, automotive and private wealth management.

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  • Danny Kovatch

    Danny Kovatch

    Certified Scrum Trainer

    He is the first CST in Israel and well recognized international speaker with unique ways of presenting Scrum to newcomers. His first steps began in 1997 when he completed 5 years of service in the Israeli army in a special elite program, where he was Group Manager in a computer unit.

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  • Jeff Allen

    Jeff Allen

    Project Management and Agile Expert, Consultant, Author

    Jeff Allen is a highly regarded project management and Agile expert with more than 15 years of experience at large companies like Compaq and HP. As an Agile Coach, he has mentored over 5000 professionals globally.

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  • Jerry Rajamoney

    Jerry Rajamoney

    Agile Program Delivery Manager and Coach

    He is passionate about building Hyper-Productive Teams which helps organizations in their quest for Agility and Digital Transformation. Currently involved as Lead Consultant for the Digital and Agile Transformation programs with MNC’s across APAC region.
     

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  • Naveen Kumar Singh

    Naveen Kumar Singh

    Principal Consultant - PST, SPC, Agile Coach, CSD & LFST

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  • Prashant Shinde

    Prashant Shinde

    Enterprise Agile Coach

    He is offering training for more than 14 years, trained more than 6000 people & conducted 30+ ICAgile Certification sessions across the globe. He has been part of an enterprise agile coaching squad in 3 big companies.

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  • Preeth Pandalay

    Preeth Pandalay

    Agile Coach

    A pragmatic agile coach with 20+ years of learning, he now trains, consults and coaches organizations to be agile and more importantly to stay agile.

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  • Preeth Pandalay

    Preeth Pandalay

    Partner Consultant - PST & Agile Coach

    An executive turned transformation consultant with 21+ years of learning, Preeth trains and coaches organizations to be agile and more importantly to stay agile. Preeth’s pragmatism finds its root in his diverse experience at various leadership positions.

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  • Satyajit Gantayat

    Satyajit Gantayat

    Partner Consultant - Agile Coach & SPC

    Satyajit has broad and deep experience in Agile coaching at the strategic senior executive level while also coaching and uplifting the capability of teams and individuals. An Agile Coach and SAFe® Practice Consultant with more than 24 years of experience.

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  • Sumeet Madan

    Sumeet Madan

    Professional Scrum Trainer - Scrum.org

    He carries 16 years of rich experience in the Agile and has trained more than 2000 candidates. He is a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) and ICAgile trainer. 

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  • Sumeet Madan

    Sumeet Madan

    Partner Consultant - PST & SPC

    With a 18-year tenure in software engineering, agile training, coaching, and consulting, Sumeet's is a certified Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) from Scrum.org and a distinguished SAFe® Practice Consultant (SPC).

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  • Venkatesh Rajamani

    Venkatesh Rajamani

    Professional Scrum Trainer with Scrum.org

    He is an experienced Enterprise Agile Coach, Professional Scrum Trainer& Professional Facilitator helping organizations to exploit the fundamentals of Agility to leave behind the conventional style of working and enable continuous delivery of the highest value of all. 

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Agile And Scrum Learner's Reviews

  • Jeanette Sanders

    Jeanette Sanders

    Risk Manager

    This was terrific CSM course with tons of training aids, games, slides, videos etc. The trainer was very much in tune with the participants and was very adaptive and agile with his approach to the class.

  • Kellye Bennett

    Kellye Bennett

    Program Management at Fingertips Consulting

    Simplilearn is one of most resourceful in preparation for certifications. The courses prepare you for immediate application to process improvement, coaching and project management. I would highly recommend Simplilearn to busy professionals, seeking to expand their knowledge and prepare for certifications.

  • Bob Hays

    Bob Hays

    Founder at Selwyn Web Design

    I love these guys! I have enrolled in the PMI-ACP® Certification at Simplilearn. I highly recommend these guys. Their customer service, learning management system (LMS), course content, and cloud labs are very helpful.

  • Myron C McCloud

    Myron C McCloud

    Project Manager @Wells Fargo

    The trainer was excellent. I feel much better about learning PMI-ACP, and my chances of passing the exam the first time.

  • Kushal Jirafe

    Kushal Jirafe

    Scrum Product Owner

    Simplilearn provided me with one of the best trainers of CSM, he explained the concepts in a fun way which was very easy to understand and because of his guidance, I was able to clear the CSM certification with 94.3%.

  • Lishan Mou

    Lishan Mou

    Technical Program Manager

    Loved it ! Trainer was enthusiastic and engaging as an instructor. He shared real world experiences and went beyond the course material. The style and the manner in which he presented really helped us to make scrum methodologies understandable and captured the true essence of it.

  • Amanda ST. Laurent

    Amanda ST. Laurent

    Development Manager

    The core concepts gave me the ability to see how I could incorporate scrum into our leach culture. The integration of technology has always been a challenge. However, now I could see the capabilities of integration with owners and our development team with scrum.

  • Andrew Stella Vega

    Andrew Stella Vega

    Very well structured course with a good variety of teaching mechanism.

  • Julio Tejera

    Julio Tejera

    The training course was great and well-focused. It gave me great insight with real world applications, which made it even better.

  • Anne Jones

    Anne Jones

    Very helpful and useful.

  • Benjamin Schachter

    Benjamin Schachter

    Project Manager at DramaFever

    Good and informative training on CSM. The trainer helped throughout the session.

  • Doug Stobee

    Doug Stobee

    DGSC Consulting

    Awesome! Great instructor! Really good pace, and great experience references!

  • Aaron Lowe

    Aaron Lowe

    Project Manager @GVC Holdings PLC

    Excellent quality of training, I won't hesitate to recommend and also return for future courses. Good training package and excellent value for money!

  • Brittany Schillizzi

    Brittany Schillizzi

    Management Consulting KPMG US

    Great use of materials pre reading, booklet, PowerPoint presentation, video, very enthusiastic trainer. Great use of activities and examples with group work. Use of flip charts post its made concepts more clear.

  • Rob Kane

    Rob Kane

    Communications Specialist

    Mr. Smits is clearly knowledgeable and able to answer questions and put answers in the context of the development environment. He welcomes feedback and participation while being the key control of the class to thread through the curriculum.

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Industry Projects

  • Project 1

    Ecommerce Website Functionality Creation

    You will learn how the three agile roles (Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Scrum Team) complement each other in a real-time project on Jira.

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  • Project 2

    Smart Weather

    You will complete two industry-based tasks for the product owner of a new technology division. The projects involve creating a portal to provide weather-based services.

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FAQs related to Agile Certifications

  • What are the Best Agile Certifications for Project Managers to Consider in 2024?

    Top Agile Certifications in 2024

    1. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
    2. Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
    3. Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
    4. Leading SAFe Agilist Certification
    5. Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM) Certification
    6. Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)
    7. Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Certification

    1. PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

     Required skills to become a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner

    Become a PMI Certified Agile Practitioner (PMI-ACP) with these essential skills. Some of the most essential skills are:

    • A thorough understanding of Agile methodologies and frameworks such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, and XP. 

    • Strong communication and collaboration skills for effective stakeholder management and facilitating team dynamics. 

    • Proficiency in agile project planning, including creating and managing user stories, estimating effort, and prioritizing tasks. 

    • Knowledge of agile metrics and measurement techniques to track project progress and performance. 

    • Expertise in risk management, continuous improvement, and adapting to change. 

    Key skills taught

    The PMI-certified agile project manager (PMI-ACP) training focuses on equipping professionals with a comprehensive skill set in agile project management. The key skills taught in this certification include:

    • Agile practices and Mindset

    • Adaptive Planning

    • Working knowledge of Agile

    • Multi Iterative models

    • Delivering high-velocity stories

    • Agile practices and principles

    Key differentiators

    The PMI certified agile project manager (PMI-ACP) training offered by Simplilearn stands out for several key differentiators. 

    • Simplilearn's PMI-ACP training program is comprehensive and covers a wide range of Agile methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, and more. 

    • This training program ensures that professionals understand Agile principles and practices holistically. 

    • The training is delivered by industry experts with extensive Agile project management experience. Their practical insights and real-world examples enrich the learning experience.

    • Simplilearn provides a flexible learning approach, offering online self-paced courses and instructor-led virtual classes to cater to individual preferences and schedules.

    • The PMI-ACP certification preparation includes practice tests and interactive quizzes to enhance knowledge retention and prepare candidates for the actual exam.

    Duration of training and exam

    • The lPMI-ACP certification is a self-learning model wherein you can learn the curriculum at your own convenience. The curriculum includes 1 industry case study and 61 real-world examples, along with 102 end-of-chapter quizzes & 4 simulation exams.

    • After completing Agile training, you must appear for an online Agile certification exam and clear it to get certified in Agile by the Project Management Institute
      .

    Cost of training and exam

    On average, the cost of an Agile methodology certification ranges between $1,175 and $1,800. Please note that the course fee is not included in the PMI ACP exam fee. It must be paid by you directly to the Project Management Institute.

    2. Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

    Required skills

    • To become a CSPO, there are several essential skills that one must possess. Some of the most in-demand are:

    • Strong communication skills to effectively collaborate with stakeholders, development teams, and other members of the organization. The CSPO should be able to clearly convey the product vision, goals, and requirements to all parties involved. 

    • A deep understanding of agile practices and Scrum framework to facilitate effective product backlog management and prioritization. The CSPO should be adept at creating and refining user stories, defining acceptance criteria, and maximizing the value the development team delivers. 

    • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills to identify and resolve potential obstacles or conflicts that may arise during the product development process. 

    • Adaptability and flexibility are also important, as the CSPO should be able to embrace change and adjust priorities based on evolving customer needs and market conditions. 

    Key skills taught

    The CSPO certification provides individuals with a comprehensive understanding of the key skills required to excel in the role of a product owner within an Agile development environment. Some of the key skills discussed in Simplilearn’s program are:

    • Scrum and Agile Framework

    • Release management

    • Leadership skills to manage agile teams

    Key differentiators

    • The CSPO certification offered by Simplilearn stands out due to several key differences. 

    • Simplilearn's CSPO certification provides comprehensive training and knowledge on the role of a product owner in the Scrum framework. 

    • The course covers essential topics such as creating product visions, writing effective user stories, prioritizing product backlogs, and maximizing the product's value.

    • This CSPO certification incorporates practical hands-on exercises and real-world case studies, enabling participants to apply their learning in realistic scenarios. This practical approach enhances the understanding and application of Scrum principles and techniques. 

    • The certification offers flexible learning options, including self-paced online courses and instructor-led live virtual classrooms, allowing individuals to choose the learning format that best suits their needs and schedule.

     Duration of training and exam

    The duration of the course is 2 days. There is no evaluation or exam. You will be certified as a product owner upon completing the training.

    Cost of training and exam

    INDIA: The total cost of the training is INR 18999.

    USA: The certification cost in the United States varies between 500 and 1500 US Dollars.

    3. Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

    Required skills

    The CSM Certification is suitable for members of Scrum teams, Scrum managers, teams transitioning to Scrum, and professionals who are interested in pursuing a career as a professional Certified ScrumMaster. The key skills required are:

    • In-depth understanding of the terms, phrases, practices, and systems used to incorporate the agile methodologies safely. 

    • Strong training skills to guide the team on their work and help them work on their strengths and weaknesses. 

    • Knowledge of popular tools, Jira and Asana, is also recommended by organizations.

    Key skills taught

    The key skills covered in the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) are:

    • Scrum and Agile methodologies

    • Importance of Agile

    • Scrum lifecycle

    • Scrum terminologies

    • Daily scrum and review

    • Roles involved in Scrum

    • Distributed Scrum

    Key differentiators

    Here are some of the notable factors that differentiate Simplilearn’s CSM certification program:

    • It is an exhaustive, instructor-led CSM certification course that introduces all major concepts of the Scrum framework required for Agile Project Management. 

    • This CSM certification course is focused on improving the understanding of Scrum methodologies and their implementation.

    • It offers a 100% money-back guarantee in case of course discontinuation.

    • CSM® exam fee is included in the course fee, in addition to free exam retakes.

    • Globally acclaimed Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs) 

    • Two-year membership in Scrum Alliance

    • Complimentary access to 15 courses* worth INR 25,000

    Duration of training and exam

    The duration of the course is 2 days. The respective certification granting bodies provide study material and references for the Project Management Institute's Agile certification exam. Professionals seeking an Agile methodology certification must dedicate at least 10-12 weeks to studying the preparation material provided and then practice sample papers for adequate preparation.

    Cost of training and exam

    INDIA: The cost of the training program is Rs. 18,999 inclusive of the cost of this course, the costs of course materials and learning aids.

    USA: The CSM certification cost in the United States varies between 700 and 1000 US Dollars.

    4. Leading SAFe Agilist Certification

    Required skills

    The Leading SAFe Agilist Certification requires a range of essential skills to successfully navigate the complexities of leading and implementing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). The most important skills required to complete the Leading SAFe Agilist Certification successfully are:

    • A deep understanding of agile practices and methodologies. This includes knowledge of Scrum, Kanban, and Lean practices and an ability to apply them in a scaled environment. 

    • Strong leadership skills to guide and inspire teams, promote collaboration, and foster a culture of continuous improvement. 

    • Effective communication and facilitation skills to coordinate and align multiple teams, stakeholders, and executives. 

    • Aptitude for strategic thinking and problem-solving enables SAFe Agilists to identify and address organizational challenges and facilitate the adoption of SAFe practices. 

    • Adaptability and flexibility are key to navigating changing circumstances and making informed decisions to drive successful Agile transformations.

    Key skills taught

    The key skills covered in Leading SAFe Agilist Certification are:

    • Application of SAFe

    • Execute Agile Release Trains

    • Coordinate value streams

    • Manage LeanAgile portfolio

    • Configure the framework

    • Unlock intrinsic motivation

    • Support LeanAgile

    Key differentiators

    What sets apart the Leading SAFe Agilist Certification offered by Simplilearn from others in the industry? Let’s learn on:

    • This industry-leading SAFe® certification and training is recognized globally. 

    • It’s the most popular approach for large-scale Agile projects, providing a valid, reliable, and consistent method of evaluating SAFe® skills, knowledge, and mindset.

    • SAFe Agilist Training Key Features with 100% Money Back Guarantee

    • The duration of the course is just two days.

    • The course fee includes the SAFe® Agilist exam fee.

    • You can obtain 15 PMI PDUs upon completion of the certification, in addition to one-year certified membership as SAFe® Agilist

    Duration of training and exam

    The duration of the course is just two days. 

    Cost of training and exam

     

    INDIA: The Leading SAFe Agilist Certification is INR 48500, inclusive of the SAFe® Agilist exam fee. 

    USA: The certification cost in the United States varies between 700 and 1000 US Dollars.

    5. Advanced Certified Scrumaster® (A-CSM) Certification

    Required skills

    The skills required to complete the Advanced Certified Scrum Master ® (A-CSM) certification successfully are:

    • A thorough understanding of Scrum principles and practices

    • Experience in facilitating Agile teams. 

    • Effective communication and collaboration skills to guide teams through complex projects and resolve conflicts. 

    • Ability to coach and mentor others

    • Deep commitment to continuous learning and improvement.

    Key skills taught

     

    Some of the key skills covered in this Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM) Certification are:

    • Scrum and Agile methodologies

    • Importance of Agile

    • Scrum lifecycle

    • Scrum terminologies

    • Daily scrum and review

    • Roles involved in Scrum

    • Distributed Scrum

    Key differentiators

    Here are the key factors that differentiate Simplilearn’s Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM) Certification from others in the industry:

    • The course duration is just 2 days

    • It is an exhaustive, instructor-led CSM course that introduces you to all major concepts of the Scrum framework required for Agile Project Management. 

    • It focuses on providing an improved understanding of Scrum methodologies and their implementation. 2 Days of Online Virtual Class

    • CSM® exam fee is included in the course fee, in addition to free exam retake.

    • Sessions are taken by globally acclaimed Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs). 

    • 20 PDUs and 16 SEUs, along with certification.

    • Two-year membership in Scrum Alliance

    • Complimentary access to 15 courses* worth INR 25,000

    Duration of training and exam

    The duration of the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM) Certification is of 2 days, in which virtual online classes will be taken. The CSM Certification exam can be taken online within 14 days from the day of completion of the training course. The links to the online exam will be shared by Simplilearn. 

    Cost of training and exam

     

    The cost of the training, inclusive of the exam fee, is INR18999.

    6. Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

    Required skills

    To obtain a PSPO certification, several key skills are essential. Some of the most widely demanded are:

    • A strong understanding of agile practices and the Scrum framework.

    • Effective communication and collaboration skills

    • Deep understanding of product management techniques, such as product backlog management and prioritization.

    • Technical knowledge and a background in mathematics is helpful but optional.

    Key skills taught

    The key skills covered in this PSPO certification training include:

    • Foundation of Scrum

    • Core Scrum methodologies

    • The scope of PSPO

    Key differentiators

    The factors that differentiate Simplilearn’s Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) include:

    • It offers the foundational knowledge.

    • The PSPO training is designed to help learners clear both PSPO-1 & PSPO-2 certifications. 

    • It teaches potential product owners cost reduction tricks and in turn, reap profits for their organization. 

    • You’ll also learn about the mechanics of Scrum and how the product owner fits into Scrum methodology.

    Duration of training and exam

    The Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) duration is 2 days, including live virtual classes.

    Cost of training and exam

    INDIA: The cost of the training is INR 24199, inclusive of the exam fee.

    USA: The PSPO I test is priced at $200 USD per attempt, and the assessment passwords retain their validity until utilized, without any expiration.

    7. Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Certification

    Required skills

    The skills required to obtain a PSM certification are related to Agile methodologies, Scrum framework, and project management. Here are some of the key skills required:

    • Deep understanding of Scrum Framework and familiarity with Scrum roles like CSM, Product Owner, Development Team, Sprint Planning, test-driven development, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective and Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog, Increment.

    • Familiarity with Agile principles and values in addition to Agile Manifesto and its guiding principles, such as prioritizing customer collaboration, responding to change, and promoting self-organizing teams.

    • Proficiency in Scrum practices, including facilitating Scrum events effectively, coaching and guiding the Scrum Team, promoting collaboration and transparency, and ensuring adherence to Scrum values.

    • Servant leadership skills to facilitate the team's progress, remove impediments, foster a productive and collaborative environment, and support the team's self-organization.

    • Agile Coaching and Facilitation.

    • Strong communication and collaboration to effectively interact with stakeholders, team members, and the product owner.

    • Technical knowledge (optional)

    Key skills taught

    The Key skills covered in Simplilearn’s PSM Certification Training are:

    • Scrum framework

    • Risk management

     Key differentiators

    These are the points that differentiate Simplilearn’s PSM Certification Training from others:

    • This PSM Certification covers the principles and process theory underpinning the Scrum framework.

    • The training period is just 2 days.

    • Real-world examples and case studies to clarify core concepts are included in the curriculum.

    • Intensive and interactive workshop training conducted by industry experts, in addition to comprehensive courseware and exam prep support.

    Duration of training and exam


    The training duration is 2 days.
     

    Cost of training and exam


    INDIA: The cost of the training is INR 24199. 

    USA: The PSM I test is priced at $150 USD per attempt, and the assessment passwords do not have an expiration date, remaining valid until they are used.

    Some other Agile Certifications:

  • What is Agile Certification?

    Agile certification helps an individual to demonstrate a certain level of knowledge and understanding of the Agile framework and how to apply it in a real-world setting. Several organizations offer Agile certifications, each with its own specific requirements and process for certification.

  • What are the top Agile Project Management certifications?

    Some of the top project management Agile certifications are:

    • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

    • Certified Product Owner (CPO)

    • PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP)

    • Certified Agile Leadership (CAL I and II)

  • How do I become agile certified?

    To become agile certified, you will need to meet the specific requirements and pass the certification exam for the particular Agile certification you are pursuing. This often involves completing a certain amount of Agile training or education in methodologies of Agile, as well as having practical experience working on Agile teams.

  • Is Agile certification worth it?

    Whether or not Agile certification is worth it will depend on your personal goals and circumstances. For some individuals, Agile certifications can be valuable additions to their resume and can demonstrate a commitment to professional development. For others, practical experience and skills may be more important than certification. It's a good idea to consider your own needs and career goals before deciding whether or not to pursue Agile certifications.

  • How long does Agile certification last?

    The length of time that an Agile certification is valid will depend on the specific certification and the issuing organization. Some Agile certifications are valid for a set number of years, while others have no expiration date. To maintain an Agile certification, you may need to meet certain requirements, such as completing a certain amount of continuing education or professional development.

  • Can I get a job with just an Agile certification?

    Obtaining an Agile certification will not only add value to your resume but also help you get jobs offering higher salaries than the non-certified ones.

  • Is Agile certification required to work in an Agile environment?

    Since Agile certifications are in high demand these days, it is always recommended for prospective Agile professionals to work hard to get Agile certified. It will not only help them to showcase their in-depth Agile skills and knowledge but also help them to manage projects effectively and grab the attention of top Agile recruiters.

  • Is there an Agile certification for beginners?

    Yes, beginners can too go for an agile certification. Some of the top Agile certifications for beginners are:

    • Scrum Alliance – Certified Scrum Master
    • Scrum.Org – Professional Scrum Master
    • Project Management Institute – Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

  • How much does Agile certification cost?

    On average, the cost of an Agile certification ranges between $1,175 and $1,800.

  • Is Agile certification recognized internationally?

    Most of the Agile certifications available in the market are internationally recognized. Some of the top Agile certifications that most prospective Agile professionals seek are:

    • Agile Programme Management (AgilePgM)

    • Professional Scrum Master (PSM)

    • Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

    • SAFe Agilist

    • SAFe Scrum Master

    • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

    • ICAgile Agile Fundamentals (ICP)

    • ICAgile Business Agility Foundations (ICP-BAF)

    • Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)

  • Can I get Agile certified online?

    Yes, all Agile certifications can be availed both online and offline mode.

  • Is there an Agile certification exam?

    After completing Agile training, you must appear for an online Agile certification exam and clear it to get certified in Agile.

  • How can I prepare for the Agile certification exam?

    The study material and references for the Agile certification exam are provided by the respective certification granting bodies. Professionals seeking an Agile certification must dedicate at least 10-12 weeks to studying the preparation material provided and then practice sample papers for adequate preparation.

  • Is Agile certification only for project managers?

    Professionals belonging to the software development field can benefit hugely from Agile certification. This certification is ideal for scrum masters, project managers, software developers, software architects, product owners, team leads, and QA managers.

  • Can I get Agile certified if I have no prior experience with Agile?

    Yes, you can get Agile certified in project management even with no prior experience. However, it will be highly beneficial for you if you have some understanding of the principles and have a working knowledge of Agile.

  • Can I get Agile certified from the Project Management Institute without attending a training course?

    In no way is it possible to earn an Agile certification without attending an Agile training course. This is because an Agile training course prepares you to understand the core values of Agile and Scrum and qualify for Agile certifications with ease.

  • How long does it take to get Agile certified?

    It takes 1-2 years to get Agile certified, depending on your preparation level and your performance in the Agile certification exam. Moreover, there are multiple Agile certifications, each of which will take different durations for preparation.

  • What is the average salary for agile professionals?

    On average, Agile professionals earn around $95,906 annually.

  • What are the best beginner courses in agile?

    Some of the best Agile courses for beginners are as follows:

    • Agile Scrum Foundation

    • Certified Scrum Developer (CSD®)

    • ICAgile Certified Agile Testing (ICP-TST)

    • Introduction to TKP (Team Kanban Practitioner)

    • Kanban Management Professional (KMP)-1 Kanban System Design

  • What are the best intermediate courses for agile?

    Upon completion of a basic level degree in Agile, professionals can look for the following best intermediate courses for Agile:

    • Certified Scrum Master (CSM)

    • Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO)

    • Leading SAFe Agilist Certification Training

    • SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (POPM) Certification Training

    • SAFe Scrum Master (SSM)

    • PMI-ACP Certification

    • Agile Scrum Master

    • PSM Certification

    • ICP-ACC (ICAgile Certified Agile Coaching) course 

  • What are the best advanced-level agile certification courses?

    Some of the best advanced-level Agile certification courses are:

    • Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM?) certification

    • Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® course

    • Advanced Certified Scrum Developer

    • Certified Agile Leadership II (CAL II): Advanced Education and Validated Practice

  • What does the agile job market forecast look like?

    In the present job market, Agile professionals are in great demand and seem to be so in the future too because, as per the available data from LinkedIn, Agile has found a place in the top 15 positions and is supposed to be one of the most in-demand job skills in the future. Furthermore, as per the current statistics, the Agile market is expected to reach 30 billion USD with an 18% growth rate by the end of 2026.

  • What are the top job titles in the field of agile?

    The top job titles in the field of Agile are:

    • Product Owner

    • Team Lead

    • Development Team Members

    • Stakeholders

    • Technical Project Manager

    • CSM

    • Program Manager

    • Product Owners

    • Project Lead

    • Product Lead Developer

  • What are the top industries with a high demand for agile professionals?

    The top industries that have a high demand for agile professionals are:

    • Financial services

    • Product Development

    • Construction

    • Advertising and marketing

    • Consulting

    • Government offices

    • Disrupters

  • What is Agile?

    Agile is primarily an iterative process leading to project management and software development that facilitates teams to deliver value to their customers faster without any hassle. An agile team handles a project through small and constant developments.

  • Which companies hire the most agile professionals?

    Companies hiring the maximum number of Agile professionals are:

    • Xoriant Corporation

    • Cognizant

    • SolutionsIQ

    • Tech Mahindra Limited

    • Mindtree Limited

    • Salesforce.com

    • Celerity

    • Wipro

    • Capgemini

    • Infosys

    • HCL Technologies 

  • What are the best beginner courses in Agile?

    Some of the best Agile courses for beginners are as follows:

    • Agile Scrum Foundation - Learn the basics of Agile Scrum with an EXIN-accredited Agile Scrum Foundation course. You will get to practice project development and deliveries, apportioning stages of them into incremental pieces. After course completion, you will be able to develop high-quality products. 

    • Certified Scrum Developer (CSD®) - This is a certification virtual training course conducted/hosted/delivered by Scrum Alliance. Professionals who complete this course will master the ability to serve as effective developers for scrum teams.

    • Kanban Management Professional (KMP)-1 Kanban System Design - Become a KMP professional by mastering the Kanban System Design. This course provides in-depth training practices of Kanban methodologies. 

  • What are the best intermediate courses for Agile?

    Simplilearn offers several intermediate-level courses on Agile methodologies, including:

    • SAFe Product Owner - This Agile scrum certification focuses on understanding the role of a SAFe-certified scrum product owner in the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise. It is a two-day virtual training, and get prepared for the SAFe® Scrum Master exam for your certification.

    • Leading SAFe® 5.1 Training with SAFe Agilist Certification - SAFe® certification and training is an industry lead global program that helps you learn how to lead large-scale Agile projects. You will learn useful, reliable, and consistent techniques to process SAFe®. 

    • Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) Certification Training - This PSPO certification course allows you to master scrum skills. Unlock new career possibilities by signing up for Simplilearn's Agile and Scrum course for product owners!

    These are some of the best intermediate courses for Agile at Simplilearn; you can also check our website for more information and other related courses.

  • What are the advanced-level agile certification courses in project management?

    Simplilearn offers some of the best Agile project management certification courses for experienced Agile professionals. Here is the list of top Agile certifications for your career - 

    • Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) Certification Training Course: This Agile methodology certification course will help you prepare for the CSM certification through 2-day CSM training. 

    • ASM Certification Training Course: This course covers the principles and practices of Agile project management, including Scrum, Kanban, and Lean.

    • CSPO Certification Training: This course covers the role and responsibilities of the Product Owner in an Agile environment, including product backlog management and stakeholder engagement. 

    • PMI-ACP Certification: This course empowers you to become a skilled Agile professional with knowledge of a broad range of Agile methodologies. ACP is PMI’s fastest-growing certification, and recently, the ACP exam has been updated with the addition of the Agile Practice Guide.

  • What does the Agile job market forecast look like?

    The Agile job market is expected to continue growing in the coming years, driven by the increasing demand for Agile methodologies in software development and project management. The need for Agile professionals, such as Scrum Masters, Agile Coaches, and Product Owners, is expected to remain high, especially in technology-driven industries. Additionally, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the adoption of Agile practices, leading to further job opportunities in this field.

  • What are the top job titles in the field of Agile?

    The top job titles in the Agile field are:

    • Scrum Master
    • Agile Coach
    • Product Owner
    • Agile Project Manager
    • Agile Consultant
    • Agile Developer
    • Agile Tester
    • Agile Business Analyst
    • Agile Product Manager
    • Agile Technical Lead

    You can enroll for Agile certification courses to get your desired job role! 

  • What are the major Agile roles?

    The best Agile roles are subjective and can vary based on the specific Agile methodology and the needs of the project or organization. However, these are the commonly recognized essential roles handled by a PMI agile certified practitioner:

    • Product Owner: responsible for defining and prioritizing the product backlog.

    • Scrum Master: facilitates the Agile process and removes obstacles for the development team.

    • Development Team: responsible for delivering functional and high-quality increments of the product through test-driven development.

    • Stakeholder(s): includes anyone who is impacted by the product being developed, such as customers, end-users, and business sponsors.

    All of these roles play a crucial part in ensuring the success of an Agile project, and each role must be fulfilled effectively for the process to work well.

  • Who is eligible for Agile certification?

    Agile certification is typically open to everyone interested in becoming agile project managers, regardless of their profession or job role. However, there are some requirements that individuals need to meet to be eligible for certification, such as:

    • Experience working in an Agile environment: most Agile methodology certification programs require candidates to have hands-on experience working in Agile teams, using Agile methodologies and practices.

    • Training: some certification programs require candidates to complete a certain amount of training or attend workshops before they can take the certification exam.

    • Exam: most Agile certifications require candidates to pass a written or practical exam to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of Agile principles and practices.

    It's essential to check with the specific certification program for their eligibility requirements.

  • Does the Scrum certificate expire?

    Yes, Scrum certificates do expire. The expiration date depends on the certification type and the issuing organization. Some common certifications, such as Scrum Master or Product Owner, have a two-year validity period, while others, like Certified Scrum Master, may be valid for three years.

  • Is coding required for Agile?

    No, coding is not required for Agile. Agile is a project management framework for software development that values collaboration, flexibility, and delivering working software incrementally. Although coding is a critical part of software development, Agile can be applied to various projects, including those that don't involve coding. Agile principles focus on how to manage and deliver a project effectively, not on a specific set of technical skills.

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