PMI-ACP Certification Resources

What is PMI-ACP Certification?


The momentum Agile has generated in the last couple of years is pretty impressive. Organizations of all sizes, types, and levels of maturity are exploring how to incorporate Agile practices into how they run their projects and businesses. Everyone has been impacted by the Agile movement.

As a project professional, enhancing your skills and knowledge about Agile puts you in a better position to understand what’s going on in the business landscape around you. It also puts you in a better position to help your organization make better decisions about how to incorporate Agile practices. Even if you’re not expected to lead the Agile charge, the more you know about it, the more of an asset you will be to help others make sense of the fundamental changes that Agile introduces.

Considering the success and popularity of Agile, today’s project managers are wise to earn their PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®). Formalizing your knowledge and experience through certification benefits your organization as well as contributes to your professional growth. Consider that the PMI-ACP is the third most popular PMI certification behind the PMP and CAPM by a considerable margin. And its popularity continues to grow.


Step 1: Learn about PMI-ACP Exam and apply.

 

Requirement Details
General Project Experience 2,000 hours working on project teams (Current PMP® or PgMP® holders will not need to submit hours for this requirement)

These hours must be earned within the last 5 years
Agile Project Experience1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies

These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in “general project experience”

These hours must be earned within the last 3 years
Training in Agile Practices 21 hours of training in Agile practices

Step 2: Get started with your PMI-ACP certification preparation. Study domain areas and read recommended resources.

Domain I: Value Driven Delivery
Domain II: Stakeholder Engagement
Domain III: Boosting Team Performance Practices
Domain IV: Adaptive Planning
Domain V: Probelm Detection and Resolution
Domain VI: Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)



Step 3: Take a PMI-ACP prep course and join a study group.


Certification Prep Class

PMI-ACP Certification Prep Class

The PMI-ACP Certification Preparation course will thoroughly prepare Agile practitioners to sit for and pass the PMI-ACP exam through instructor-led presentations, class discussions, reinforcement exercises, and practice exams.  The Project Management Institute has defined six major domains of practice, three levels of knowledge and skills, and numerous tools and techniques in the Agile arena that are included in the exam. All will be covered in enough depth to ensure thorough understanding at the level required to pass the exam.

The PMI-ACP Prep Course Also Provides:

  • 14 out of 21 contact hours required for the PMI-ACP exam.
  • The PMI-ACP Exam: How to Pass on your First Try by Andy Crowe, PMI-ACP, CSM, PMP, PgMP.
  • Free 90-day subscription to our PMI-ACP online study exam simulator
  • In-class exams with realistic practice questions and answer explanations
  • Class discussions that dissect practice questions to learn how to analyze and answer them

 

PMI-ACP Online Study Exam
  • Over 400 realistic questions, similar in tone and quality to the actual PMI-ACP exam
  • Instant detailed feedback on every question
  • Review the questions and answers of any exam you have taken
  • Stop and start your exams according to your schedule
  • Three modes: warm-up, drill, and a simulation mode to help you take unlimited 120-question practice tests
  • Available 24/7 from the moment you sign up, so you can study anytime, anywhere
  • Practice on the go! The PMI-ACP Online Study Exam works great on major mobile devices, including Apple, Windows, and Android tablets.
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Step 4: Take the exam and earn your PMI-ACP credential

Let us know when you've passed! We'd love to hear from you.

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"The PMI-ACP Certification Prep Course was an unforgettable experience.  Watermark Learning ensures high quality education in its courses.  The knowledge, materials, and resources provided what was needed to pass the exam without over studying!"
—Ahmad Al-Zaro, PMP, CBAP, PMI-ACP, PMI-RMP

“The course exercises and discussions helped us learn and apply Agile standards to our organization.  The instructor was brilliant!  He was amazing with delivery, experiences, and going outside of the box!”
—Kris Moran, MnSCU

“The Agile Fundamentals course provided lots of good examples, charts, etc. The exercises were good representations without being busywork.  The instructor was also very knowledgeable, articulate, and humorous, and he created a very positive learning environment!”
—Rod Ames, MnSCU

“The instructor’s knowledge was fabulous!  He brought valuable real-life Agile experience into the course!”
—Vicky Kasten

“The instructor demonstrated extensive knowledge on the subject of Agile!  It was wonderful to hear his real-life experiences!”
—Camille Peterson, Securian Financial Group