The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI ACP)® certification validates candidates’ skills in agile principles and agile techniques. This certification increases their professional value among employers, stakeholders, and peers. PMI ACP certification holders are confident as their certification is designed according to the best practices of test development and it is based on the feedback from the practitioners who establish those standards.
The PMI-ACP® is the rapidly growing certification of PMI and companies that are agile and responsive to the changes in the market, complete more projects successfully than their counterparts. The PMI ACP covers other approaches to agile that include Kanban, Scrum, Lean, extreme programming (XP), and test-driven development (TDD). This way, it also increases the candidates’ versatility on the basis of projects assigned to them.
The prerequisites to apply for the ACP certification are:
- 2,000 hours of general project experience while working on teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® certification will fulfill this requirement but it is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
- 1,500 hours of work experience on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is to be fulfilled along with the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
- Training in agile practices for 21 contact hours.
If you are working on agile teams or if your company is adopting agile practices, then earning a PMI-ACP certification is a good choice for you. As compared with other agile certifications that are based solely on training and exams, the PMI-ACP is the proof of your real-world, hands-on agile experience.
Here we have listed the domains of PMI-ACP certification and their percentage:
- Agile Principles and Mindset: 16%
- Value-driven Delivery: 20%
- Stakeholder Engagement: 17%
- Team Performance: 16%
- Adaptive Planning: 12%
- Problem Detection and Resolution: 10%
- Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People): 9%
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