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The PMI-ACP® certification is growing in popularity. It is the fastest growing PMI certification, reflecting the importance of applying agile practices on projects. Agile approaches and principles bring benefit to projects across industries and organizations. Many companies are looking for professionals with agile experience. The PMI-ACP® credential increases your versatility, showing you have skills and a wide range of commonly used agile approaches.
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About the PMI-ACP® Exam & Certification
Agile methodology is a general approach to project management and product development, which has mainly been utilized in software development. However, project managers, business analysts, and team members everywhere are finding they can apply agile principles and practices to virtually any knowledge worker project in a variety of industries and organizations.
Before you can take the certification exam, it is helpful to have an overview of the process.
The first step is to check you meet the exam education and experience criteria. To qualify for the PMI-ACP® credential, you need to meet four educational and professional experience components. You must have secondary degree (high school diploma, associate degree, or global equivalent).
Your work experience must include 12 months of general project experience in the last 5 years. A current PMP® or PgMP® credential will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP exam. You must also have 8 months working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies in the last 3 years. This requirement is in addition to the 12 months of general project experience. Finally, you must complete 21 contact hours of training in agile practices.
Once you meet the eligibility criteria, the next step is to sign up online. The process is straightforward. You to save your work and come back to the application if you need more time. You can also check your eligibility status and download forms and reports.
Once your online application has been completed and processed, PMI will send you an electronic notification requesting payment. You must agree to the code of ethics and the certification renewal process up front. The fee is $435 for PMI members and $495 for non-members.
The exam takes about 3 hours to complete and is comprised of 120 multiple choice questions. You can take your exam at a testing facility or proctored online.
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What is the PMI-ACP® Exam?
The exam is comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions, with 20 of those questions considered “pretest questions.” Pretest questions will not affect the score and are used in exams as an effective and legitimate way to test the validity of future exam questions. The allotted time to complete the PMI-ACP® exam is three (3) hours.
The exam is offered globally at PMI-approved computer testing centers and online. To find a testing center in your area please visit the PMI website. To learn more about requirements to take the test online proctored, visit the PearsonVue website.
What does the PMI-ACP® Exam Cost?
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How Do I Apply for the PMI-ACP® Exam?
More information regarding applying for the exam online is available on the PMI website. Practitioners interested in this certification are strongly encouraged to review the PMI-ACP® Handbook in detail. The PMI-ACP® Handbook is available in PDF format on the PMI-ACP® website. PMI also has an online application for this certification.
Is the PMI-ACP® Certification Worth It?
In response to the growing relevance of agile methodology for all project managers, the Project Management Institute (PMI®) offers the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® certification exam. This certification may be right for you if:
- You already use agile practices in your projects.
- Your organization is planning to adopt an agile approach.
- You wish to become a more versatile project manager or agile team member.
- You need to adapt more quickly to basic business needs.
- You would like to take a more value- and people-driven approach to projects.
- You want to advance your career.
- To obtain PMI-ACP® certification, an individual must satisfy educational and experiential requirements, agree to and adhere to a Code of Professional Conduct, and pass the PMI-ACP® certification exam.
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