Benefits of PMI -ACP Training with PM Expert

Pre-approved PDUs

Includes certificate for 21 pre-approved contact hours from your PMI Approved Training Partner (ATP).

First Renewal

The PMI-ACP Certification must be renewed every 3 years. We give you 30 PDUs for your first renewal. Completely free

PMI - ACP Practice Questions

 1000 online PMI -ACP  Practice Questions.

Licensed Course Material

Spotlight videos covering key concepts This course Includes a student handbook and  slides 

PMI Approved Trainer

Your instructor is PMI -ACP certified and a PMI approved trainer who has many PMP exam success stories to share

PMI - ACP Exam Strategy

Tips on how to prepare for and clear the PMI -ACP certification exam in first attempt

PMI - ACP Training Course Contents

Session 1 - Domain 1- Agile Principles and Mindset (16% of PMI-ACP® Exam questions)

  • Explore, embrace, and apply agile principles and mindset within the context of the project team and organization.
  • Scrum
  • Lean
  • Kanban
  • XP
  • Feature driven development
  • Crystal
  • DSDM
  • Agile Leadership

 Session 2  - Domain 2 - Value-driven Delivery (20% of PMI-ACP® Exam questions)

  • Deliver valuable results by producing high-value increments for review, early and often, based on stakeholder priorities. Have the stakeholders provide feedback on these increments, and use this feedback to prioritize and improve future increments.
  • Minimal Viable Product and Minimal Marketable Product
  • Prioritization Techniques
  • KANO
  • 100 Point or 100 Dollar Method
  • Dot Voting Method
  • Paired Comparison Method
  • Financial Assessment Metrics 
  • Concepts such as change for free and money for nothing
  • Agile contracts
  • Earned Value Managemet

Session 3 - Domain 3  - Stakeholder Engagement (17% of PMI-ACP® Exam questions)

  • Engaging with the stakeholders 
  • Educating stakeholders about Agile
  • Principles of stakeholder Management
  • Agile Modeling 
  • Wireframes
  • Epic , Personas and User stories
  • Communicating with stakeholders
  • Face to Face communication
  • Two -way communication
  • Knowledge sharing 
  • Information radiators
  • Social Media
  • Working Collaboratively
  • Workshops
  • Brainstorming
  • Collaborations games
  • Using Critical Interpersonal Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Active listening
  • Facilitation
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict management
  • Participatory Decision Making

 Session 4 - Domain 4 Team Performance (16% of PMI-ACP® Exam questions)

  • Create an environment of trust, learning, collaboration, and conflict resolution that promotes team self-organization, enhances relationships among team members, and cultivates a culture of high performance.
  • Team Building Model and Situation leadership
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Benefits of generalizing specialist
  • Adaptive leadership
  • Team Motivation
  • Training . coaching and Mentoring

Session - 5 - Domain 5  Adaptive Planning (12% of PMI-ACP® Exam questions

  • Adaptive Planning
  • Produce and maintain an evolving plan, from initiation to closure, based on goals, values, risks, constraints, stakeholder feedback, and review findings
  • Estimation Techniques - Planning Poker, Affinity Estimation/T-Shirt Sizing Technique
  • Velocity /Scheduling and Budgeting 

Session 6 - Domain 6  - Problem Detection and Resolution (10% of PMI-ACP® Exam questions) 

  • Continuously identify problems, impediments, and risks; prioritize and resolve in a timely manner; monitor and communicate the problem resolution status; and implement process improvements to prevent them from occurring again.

  • Technical Debt
  • Detecting Problems
  • Lead Time and Cycle Time
  • Defects
  • Variance Analysis
  • Trend Analysis
  • Control Limits
  • Manage Threats and Issues
  • Risk - Adjusted Backlog
  • Risk Severity
  • Risk Burndown Graphs

Session 7 - Domain 7  Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People) (9% of PMI-ACP® Exam questions)

  • Continuously improve the quality, effectiveness, and value of the product, the process, and the team. 

  • PDCA Cycle versus Agile Cycle

  • Continuous Improvement Process

  • Retrospective Process

Frequently Asked Questions on PMI -ACP

1.  What is Eligibility Criteria to apply for PMI ACP Exam

General Project Experience

  • 12 months of general project experience
  • These hours must be earned within the last 5 years
  • Active PMP® or PgMP® certification will satisfy this requirement

Agile Project Experience

  • 8 months of agile project experience - working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies
  • This requirement is in addition to the 12 months required in "general project experience"
  • These hours must be earned within the last 3 years

Training in Agile Practices

  • 21 contact hours
  • Hours must be earned in agile practices

2  What is PMI-ACP  Exam Application Process

  • Register to become a member of the Project Management Institute (PMI).
    • This step is optional.
    • It costs $139 to become a member, but it saves you $60 on exam fees.
    • The standard non-member price to take the exam is $495. The PMI member price for the exam is $435.
  • Take our PMI-ACP Exam Prep Course to satisfy the required 21 contact hours (PDUs) education requirement.
  • Submit your PMI-ACP application through the PMI website & pay the fee.
    • There is no rush to do this step, we will help you with this as part of our PMI-ACP exam prep course and per PMI rules you must complete your 21 hours of training first anyway.
    • PMI® will review your application and respond within 3 to 5 business days.
    • Once your application is approved you will receive an invitation to pay for and schedule the exam.
  • Schedule your exam with Pearson VUE.
    • You have one year to take the exam after your application has been approved.
    • You may take the exam up to three (3) times during the eligibility period.
    • To learn more about the testing centers, please visit Pearson VUE.
  • Take and Pass the PMI-ACP Exam
    • 1 year to take the exam after your application is approved.
    • The PMI-ACP Exam has a total 120 questions (with 100 scored and 20 unscored questions).
    • 3 hour time limit.
    • The questions are broken down into 7 domains: Agile Principles and Mindset (16%), Value-driven Delivery (20%), Stakeholder Engagement (17%), Team Performance (16%), Adaptive Planning (12%), Problem Detection and Resolution (10%), and Continuous Improvement (9%).

3. What is PMI - ACP Exam format

The PMI-ACP® Exam consists of 120 questions which can be categorized into seven domain (20 random questions (called as pre-test) from the 120 questions are not to be counted towards the final score)

All questions are multiple-choice questions with 1 correct answer from 4 choices

The PMI-ACP® Exam lasts for 3 hours

4. What is PMI - ACP Exam Fee

PMI -ACP Certification Price - Member: US$435.00 ,Non-member: US$495.00

5. What is PMI - ACP certification renewal Process

Moment you pass you are certified for a 3 year cycle, need 30 PDUs to renew after 3 years.

Benefits of PMI-ACP course

he PMI-ACP (Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner) certification offers several benefits to professionals involved in agile project management. Here are some key advantages of obtaining the PMI-ACP certification:

  1. Enhanced Agile Knowledge and Skills: The certification validates your knowledge and understanding of agile principles, practices, tools, and techniques. It equips you with a comprehensive understanding of various agile methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, XP, and more. This knowledge allows you to effectively apply agile practices in real-world project environments.

  2. Professional Credibility and Recognition: PMI-ACP is a globally recognized certification that demonstrates your commitment and expertise in agile project management. It enhances your professional credibility, validates your skills, and distinguishes you from your peers. Employers and clients often prioritize certified professionals, giving you a competitive advantage in the job market.

  3. Career Advancement Opportunities: PMI-ACP certification opens up new career opportunities in the agile project management domain. It can qualify you for roles such as Agile Project Manager, Scrum Master, Agile Coach, Agile Consultant, or Agile Team Member. These roles are in high demand as organizations increasingly adopt agile methodologies.

  4. Expanded Marketability: With the PMI-ACP certification, you have a broader range of industries and organizations to work in. Agile practices are not limited to software development; they are increasingly being adopted in various sectors such as finance, healthcare, marketing, manufacturing, and more. The certification enhances your marketability and allows you to pursue diverse career paths.

  5. Networking and Professional Development: Becoming a PMI-ACP certified professional provides access to a vast network of project management practitioners and experts. You can connect with like-minded professionals, participate in industry events, join professional groups, and engage in knowledge-sharing activities. This networking opportunity allows you to learn from others, exchange best practices, and stay updated with the latest trends in agile project management.

  6. Continuous Learning and Growth: Maintaining the PMI-ACP certification requires earning professional development units (PDUs) through ongoing learning and development activities. This ensures that you stay up-to-date with evolving agile practices, emerging methodologies, and industry advancements. The certification encourages continuous learning and promotes your professional growth.

  7. Project Success and Customer Satisfaction: Agile methodologies focus on delivering customer value and adaptability to changing requirements. By obtaining the PMI-ACP certification, you gain the necessary skills and knowledge to effectively lead agile projects, facilitate collaboration, manage stakeholders, and deliver successful outcomes. This contributes to improved project success rates and higher customer satisfaction.

It's important to note that the benefits of PMI-ACP certification can vary depending on individual career goals, experience, and the specific needs of organizations. However, overall, the certification provides a valuable credential for agile professionals and offers numerous advantages in the dynamic field of project management.

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