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Leading SAFe®4.6 Certification Training

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While Agile methods have been found to be readily applicable to small teams, most organizations today work across collaborative teams, complex systems and geographies. In such a scenario, agile implementations often fail to have the expected impact. The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is a complete methodology for large-scale Agile project teams to carry out an Agile transformation seamlessly. Applying Lean/Agile principles and practices across all levels within an enterprise is the first step toward such a change. The SAFe® framework effortlessly synchronizes the alignment, collaboration, and delivery of multiple agile teams leading the way to enterprise success.

Our 2-day Leading SAFe® training class gives you the knowledge required to become a Certified SAFe® 4 Agilist, and to lead agile transformation within your enterprise using the Scaled Agile Framework and its underlying principles of flexibility, lean thinking and product development flow.

This course is based on version 4.6 of SAFe®.

What you will learn:

On completion of the SAFe Agilist training, you will learn to:

  • Demonstrate how Lean, Agile, and Product Development Flow form the foundation of SAFe®
  • Apply SAFe® to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise
  • Recognize and apply a Lean-Agile Mindset and principles
  • Continuously explore, integrate, deploy, and release value
  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio
  • Coordinate the development of large solutions
  • Enhance your Lean-Agile leadership skills
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise
  • Complete the course of study leading to the SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam

You will also get:

  • Instructor-Led Classroom Training (2 Days)
  • 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs
  • Courseware authored by Scaled Academy
  • 1 free attempt of the SAFe® Agilist Certification Examination as the exam fee is included in the course fee
  • One year membership with Scaled Agile
  • Free downloadable reference materials from Scaled Agile Framework

Key Features

Thorough training for SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam
2-day workshop based on version 4.6 of SAFe®
Course fee includes SAFe® 4 Agilist Examination cost
16 PDUs and 16 SEUs
Free reference materials from Scaled Agile Framework
KnowledgeHut is a silver training partner of Scaled Agile Inc (SAI)

Certification

Prerequisites:

Successful completion of this Scaled Agile Framework training course prepares you to take the SAFe® Agilist (SA) certification exam.

However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SA certification exam.

  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

SAFe® Agilist Certification:

  • After the training session, your trainer will email the candidate details to Scaled Academy (the Accrediting body).
  • Thereafter you will receive three emails directly from Scaled Academy – A Welcome Email to create your profile, A Survey Email which requests your feedback on the training (and which is mandatory), Exam Link Email, which will carry self-explanatory instructions on how to give the exam.
  • You will have a window of 30 days to take the exam.

SAFe® 4 Agilist Exam:

  • Exam name– SAFe® 4 Agilist Exam
  • Exam format– Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery– Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access– Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe® Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe® course
  • Exam duration– Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions– 45
  • Passing score– 34 out of 45 (76% passing score)
  • Language– English
  • Exam cost– First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Retake policy– Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.
  • You will receive your results for the class within 5 – 7 business days after the exam has closed.
  • Once it closes, Scaled Academy will update profiles to reflect the certifications. When this process is complete, Scaled Academy will email you official notification. You will then have access to the member area and will be able to make your profile public within the Scaled Agile Community. Until then, you have access only to your certificate.

Certification includes:

  • SAFe® 4 Agilist PDF certificate
  • SAFe® 4 Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe® Certified Professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe® journey
  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework
  • Embracing Lean and Agile Values
  • Understanding SAFe® Principles
  • Experiencing PI Planning
  • Executing and Releasing Value
  • Building an Agile Portfolio
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise
  • Building Large Solutions

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I recently attended the SA course offered by KH in Dublin. The instructor was knowledgeable and able to answer questions related to practice and experience beyond theory. I met experienced Agile professionals and we discussed practices, global industry and local scene, trends, common issues and solutions.The course extended my knowledge and helped me to successfully pass the certification exam with full 100% on my first attempt.I recommend KH as a solid provider of industry recognized courses.

Attended workshop in December 2017

Leading SAFE (SA) with one of the unique & outstanding training programs that I attended this year, Trainer Pratyoosh had a great energy & he was very passionate about this. The batch was full of knowledge & experienced members. Thanks, Knowledge hut for providing such a facility.

Attended workshop in May 2018

It was a excellent training. I have understood the concepts very nicely. The trainer was talented and had good knowledge. I have cleared the SAFe Agilist 4 certification also in August.

Attended workshop in July 2018

Knowledge transfer was great. Lots of information passed on that will help in my role. Highly recommend this class to anyone in a PM or Agile role.

Attended workshop in April 2018
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LEADING SAFe® CERTIFICATION, TRAINING, EXAM AND OTHER BASIC DETAILS

Basic:

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) is a complete methodology for large-scale Agile project teams to carry out an Agile transformation seamlessly. It provides a guide to work at the Portfolio, Large Solution, Program, and Team levels. After implementing SAFe®, businesses are yielding the benefits that include:

  • 10 – 50% happier, more motivated employees 
  • 30 – 75% faster time-to-market 
  • 20 – 50% increase in productivity 
  • 25 – 75% defect reduction

Since its inception in 2011, Scaled Agile, Inc. has come up with 5 major updates to its SAFe® framework that reflect the changing industry needs. The latest upgrade is version 4.6, which introduces the ‘Five Core Competencies’ of the Lean Enterprise. These competencies help SAFe® organizations in building a truly Lean enterprise, which is critical to achieving an advantage over your peers in an increasingly competitive age. Click here to know about Leading SAFe® 4.6 version.

SAFe® consists of different roles at 4 levels of the organization. The responsibilities of the Scaled Agile (SAFe®) roles are as follows.

Team Level:
The roles at this level synchronize and coordinate with the team level events. This helps Agile teams develop and deliver a value in the context of the Agile Release Train (ART). The team level roles include-

  • Agile Team- A cross-functional team which includes Product Owner, Scrum Master, and Dev Team.
  • Development Team- A cross-functional team which includes testers, developers, and other specialists, delivers a vertical slice of functionality.
  • Product Owner- Responsible for prioritizing the blog and defining user stories.
  • Scrum Master- An Agile Team coach and servant leader who helps the team to facilitate team events, removes impediments and fosters an environment for high-performing teams.

Program Level:
The roles at the Program level keep the team aligned to a project goal and support the ARTs with the necessary governance. The roles include-

  • System Engineer- An individual that applies system thinking in the project
  • Product Management- They are responsible for the program backlog and work with the customers and product owners to understand the requirements. 
  • Release Train Engineer- A chief Scrum Master and a servant leader who facilitates optimizing the flow of value using different mechanisms.
  • Business Owner- A small group of the stakeholders who have the technical responsibility for ROI.

Large Solution Level:
The roles at the Large solution level coordinate multiple supplier and ARTs and provide the required governance. The roles include- 

  • Customer- The buyer of every solution.
  • Solution Architect/Engineering- A small team or an individual that defines a common architectural and technical vision for the solution under development.
  • Solution Management- Work with customers in order to understand their needs.
  • Solution Train Engineer- A coach and servant leader who guides and facilitates the suppliers and ARTs.
  • Supplier- An internal or external organization that builds and deliver the components, services, or subsystems.

Portfolio Level:
The roles at the Portfolio level coordinate at the multiple stream level and provide the highest level of governance and accountability.

  • Lean-Portfolio Management- Represents the individuals with the highest level of decision making and financial accountability.
  • Epic Owners- Coordinate portfolio epics via the portfolio Kanban systems
  • Enterprise Architect- Optimizes portfolio outcomes by providing the strategic technical direction.

Other supporting Roles:

  • System team- Helps in creating and using the Agile development environment.
  • Lean User Experience (Lean UX)- A process, culture, and mindset that embraces Lean-Agile methods. 
  • Lean-Agile Leaders- Responsible for the successful adoption of SAFe®.

Leading SAFe® Training:

The following individuals will benefit from SAFe® Agilist course:

  • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management personnel
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Managers
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

While there is no eligibility criterion for attending the workshop, participants who wish to take the SAFe® Agilist exam must have at least:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

Our SAFe® instructors have the practical understanding of how the framework is implemented within complex organizations as they have hands-on experience working in enterprises that are actively implementing Scaled Agile Framework in their pursuit of business agility. They provide you an exceptional training experience by combining leading-edge industry expertise with proven educational training methods. You will hugely benefit from their professional expertise and industrial experience.
 

No, there is no such Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) online training provided. The SAFe® 4 Agilist Certification requires in-depth knowledge of the SAFe® framework which you get from our certified experts who lead the workshop.
 

SAFe® Agilist Exam:

The Scaled Agile Framework certification exam is an online test comprising of 45 multiple choice questions. Candidates will have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam and must score a minimum of 34 questions right to pass the Leading SAFe® 4 exam and obtain your SAFe® Agilist certification.

The Leading SAFe® 4 exam is really tough and if you lack experience in SAFe® implementation or Scrum then it becomes very difficult to crack the exam. It is highly recommended to practice SAFe® Agilist certification exam sample questions to pass the exam on your first attempt. You can take mock tests for practice purposes that have the same level of difficulty.

Follow the steps below to access your course exam:

  • You are required to attend a Leading SAFe® 4.6 course after which you will receive an e-mail containing your login credentials to the SAFe® Community Platform
  • Log-in to your Community profile
  • Click the Learning tab in the top navigation menu
  • Go to the In Progress section
  • Select the Learning Plan tile for your course
  • Complete the feedback survey
  • Scroll to the bottom of the plan to locate the exam, then click the blue Launch button

Candidates who have achieved 76% passing score (34/45) in the certification exam will receive the SAFe® Agilist Certification from Scaled Agile.

Scaled Agile allows you to take the test at no cost for the first attempt within 30 days of course completion. You will be charged a minimum of $50 for each retake or after completing your 30 days. The second attempt can be done immediately after the first attempt. The third attempt requires a 10-day wait. The fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

Follow the steps below to obtain your certificate on successful completion of your exam:

  • Login and click on My Profile on the upper-right bar
  • In the box at right headed My Profile, go to Manage Profile
  • Scroll down to Content & Features and choose Professional Development
  • Choose and click on the Certifications/Programs tab
  • Click on the certificate icon to the left of "Certification Name"
  • Once you have accessed your certificate, you can download and print it.

SAFe® Agilist Certification:

A Certified SAFe® Agilist (SA) is a professional who has completed the Leading SAFe® certification and been successful in the Scaled Agile Framework certification test. By acquiring the SAFe® Agilist certification provided by Scaled Agile, you will be able to address the critical challenges of creating and delivering enterprise-level software and systems in the shortest time. It gives guidance for all levels of organizations that are actively involved in solution development: Portfolio, Program, Team, and Large Solutions.

Holding the SAFe® Agilist certification shows your proficiency in implementing lean thinking,  SAFe® Framework, and Product development flow principles in an organizational context. Our two-day Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) training course gives you practical experience of applying Scaled Agile Framework in large enterprises which is delivered by a SAFe® Program Consultant, authorized by Scaled Agile Academy.

While it is easy to apply Lean/Agile principles at the team or department level, replicating these benefits at the enterprise level is often challenging due to the scale of the change. Organizations, therefore, rely on the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) that helps seamlessly carry out large-scale, multi-team transformations. SAFe® 4 Agilists are in much demand for their expertise in leading this change through carefully thought of program releases and identifying roles and structures required to scale Agile to the program level.

Scaled Agile, Inc, is the provider of SAFe® which is one of the best-known frameworks for enterprise agility. SAFe® was initially released in 2011 by Dean Leffingwell as a knowledge base for enterprises to adopt Agile. It is the leading provider of SAFe® courses for implementing Agile practices at enterprise level. The SAFe® Agilist (SA) Certification is given to those who have undertaken the SAFe® 4 Agilist Certification Exam and received the passing score.

The average salary of Scaled Agile Certified SAFe® Agilist (SA) certified professional is $100k per year.

The Scaled Agile Framework certification cost is included in the SAFe® Agilist course fee.

SAFe® Agilist certification renewal needs to be done every 1 year. You need to pay $100 to extend the credential for a further 1 year from the date of your current expiration.

PDUs & SEUs

SEUs are Scrum Educational Units, issued by the Scrum Alliance. They can be earned by completing educational training or learning opportunities, which serve to validate your participation and continued proficiency in the principles and practices of Scrum. To maintain your certification from Scrum Alliance, you are required to earn a certain number of SEUs every two years.

PDUs and SEUs are credits awarded by the Project Management Institute and Scrum Alliance respectively. They recognize your dedication to the Project Management and the Agile world through the award of credits for every educational effort you make throughout your career. Scrum Alliance members who hold a credential from Scrum Alliance need to earn SEUs to get recertified every two years. Every PMI® certification, except the CAPM®, requires you to earn a specific number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.

Yes, you will get 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs toward your continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® for PMP® and PMI-ACP® certifications.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some reasons to choose KnowledgeHut as your preferred SAFe® training provider:

  • Provided over 1,20,000+ professionals with unique learning opportunities
  • Delivers training that meets the exact needs of every individual
  • We hire only SAFe® Program Consultant Trainers (SPCTs)
  • We focus on your training needs so you can focus on your career and business
  • 24/7 technical support
  • Provides world-class training 
  • Embeds skills needed to land top-paying jobs
  • 100% satisfaction guaranteed 
  • Operating/delivering training in 100+ countries
  • Tied up with 20+ global accreditation bodies

Our energetic and dedicated trainers are your best choice. As highly skilled professionals with vast experience in delivering courses, our instructors invest their time in understanding the various challenges involved in enterprises and know what is required to succeed in the fast-paced and dynamic world.
 
Our instructors keep themselves up to date on developments and trends in their respective fields. With years of industry experience, they aim at delivering the training in a way that helps you build expertise in your field and get ahead in your career.
 

The venue will be listed on the KnowledgeHut website under the selected workshop. If it is not, then you can please contact our supporting team.

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.
 

Yes, we provide the downloadable copy of the SAFe® course content to the registered candidates.

We do not provide transportation. Yes, refreshments and lunch will be provided by KnowledgeHut.

Yes, but this needs to be done at least 10 days prior to the training start date.

We offer a variety of discounts with the dates and time that fits your requirements. The larger the group, the larger the overall discount. Our discounts vary depending on various factors such as size of the group, training location, etc.

It is simple to enroll for Leading SAFe® 4.6 classroom training. The payment can be made through different options by using a debit/credit card which includes MasterCard, Visa Card, American Express or through PayPal. Acknowledgment will be issued automatically via e-mail to the candidates once payment is done.

Any registration canceled within 48 hours of the initial registration will be refunded in FULL (please note that all cancellations will incur a 5% deduction in the refunded amount due to transactional costs applicable while refunding). Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of written request for a refund. Kindly go through our Refund Policy for more details: https://www.knowledgehut.com/refund-policy

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