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PMI-ACP Agile Certified Practitioner – Certification Preparation Class

September 21, 2018 8:00 AM to September 22, 2018 5:30 PM
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Mercer Island Community Center
8236 SE 24th St.
Mercer Island, WA 98040

Continental Breakfast, Lunch and refreshments are provided.
If you have any dietary concerns please contact education@pugetsoundpmi.org

Parking: Free

PMI-ACP Exam Preparation Workshop

Description:If you’re experienced using agile approaches, have good collaboration skills, eagerly embrace complexity and thrive on rapid response times, then your talents are in demand.

The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® formally recognizes your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you shine even brighter to your employers, stakeholders and peers.

The PMI-ACP® is our fastest growing certification, and it’s no wonder. Organizations that are highly agile and responsive to market dynamics complete more of their projects successfully than their slower-moving counterparts — 75 percent versus 56 percent — as shown in our 2015 Pulse of the Profession® report.

The PMI-ACP spans many approaches to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming (XP) and test-driven development (TDD.) So it will increase your versatility, wherever your projects may take you.

For more information please visit the PMI-ACP certificate page: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/agile-acp/exam-prep

Class Structure:
This course prepares candidates for the newly updated PMI-ACP® examination through a series of fast-paced and advanced review sessions over two days.

To qualify for the required study time, students will need to complete study and quizzes on pre-reading before taking the in-person workshop. The pre-reading materials will be provided after registration and will take approximately 5 hours to complete. The goal of the pre-class study is to ensure that all students will share the same foundational understanding of Agile concepts when the class starts.
As part of each class we will discuss tips and tricks for getting through the exam.

The course includes:

  • Student Notebook of the PPT slide decks
  • 60 Days Access to a World-Class ACP Exam Simulation website
  • Numerous cheat sheets and exam preparation checklists

Prerequisites & Audience
Previous attendances of this class found the ACP it is particularly suited to project managers working in an Agile environment as well as with teams that mixed Agile and traditional project management. Project managers already PMP certified find ACP a great companion certification.

To sit the exam the following prerequisites are required:

  • 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
  • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices.

For more information on certification please visit: https://www.pmi.org/certifications/types/agile-acp

About Greg Smith – Agile Trainer/Coach
Certified Project Manager, Certified Scrum Master, Certified Scrum Product Owner, PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner™, Certified Scrum Professional, Certified Scaled Agile Framework™ Consultant

Greg Smith is an Agile coach and trainer who leads practical and successful Agile transformations for all types of organizations.

Greg has helped numerous Fortune 500 companies
and major institutions move to Agile including CDW, Microsoft, Exxon Mobil, Costco, JP Morgan Chase, StubHub, Stanford University, Autodesk, First Data Corporation, Fannie Mae, Expeditors International, Lexis Nexis, State of Washington, State of Idaho, City of New York, Halliburton, The Joint Commission, TD Ameritrade, International Money Fund, and The World Bank Group

In 2009 Greg authored Becoming Agile in an Imperfect World. This book has helped a number of companies move to a more effective development lifecycle and is often used as a guide for entire project teams.


Group Discounts:

Discounts apply for groups of 5 or more from the same company or association. For more information, contact VP Education.

Become a PMI member and receive discounted pricing on all Puget Sound PMI Chapter exam reviews, seminars and chapter events.

All PMI members receive complimentary electronic versions of PMI standards and discounts to Puget Sound PMI Chapter events.

Note: New memberships need to be completed 48 hours before advantage can be taken of member discounts and benefits.


$1,245.00 Members
$997.00 Earlybird rate before September 11

$1,445.00 Non-Members
$1,197.00 Earlybird rate before September 11