Implementing SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification

Lead change in a lean-agile transformation by becoming a SAFe Program Consultant

  • Successfully plan and coach SAFe transformations with SPC Certification
  • Learn to establish Lean-Agile Centers of Excellence and launch ARTs
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Lead the lean-Agile transformation. Become a skilled SAFe® Program Consultant by getting a better understanding of the Scaled Agile Framework. Learn how to lead teams through a SAFe transformation in enterprises with distributed workforces. Learn and teach to design Agile Release Trains in SAFe enterprises with the SPC certification.

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Highlights

  • 32 Hours Live Instructor-Led Online Training

  • Earn 32 PDUs and 32 SEUs

  • Free 1-Year SAFe Community Membership

  • Comprehensive Exam Support

  • Exam Fee included in Course Fee

  • Engage in the SA Community of Practice

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Prerequisites

Prerequisites for Implementing SAFe 5.1 with SPC Certification

  • All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course
  • There are a set of requirements to be met for certification please refer FAQs 

Who can attend the SPC course?

Professional Service Consultants

Internal Change Agents

Agile Working Groups

Business and Technology Executives

Managers

Directors

Portfolio Managers

Program and Project Managers

Enterprise and Solution Architects

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Rahul Gujar

Agile

Rahul is a certified AWS and DevOps professional who has 23+ years in the IT industry with strong product development expertise. He has worked as a consultant with some of the leading organizations in India, the US, and the UK specializing in software-as-a-service product development and cloud computing. His domain expertise is in Telecom, Healthcare, and Financial Services — and believes in Lean-Agile and DevOps as enablers in achieving Business Agility.

Rahul passionately believes in SAFe and has been a SAFe Change Agent over the past 6 years, helping organizations with Value Stream identifications, ART launches, and mentoring various roles towards successful adoption of SAFe. He has dedicated his expertise to training more than 2500+ professionals just in SAFe and more than 1000 professionals in Scrum, Kanban, AWS, and DevOps methods.

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Sreeram Kolisetty

Global CIO and SPCT

Sreeram Kolisetty is KnowledgeHut's Global CIO and an SPCT. With over 20 years of experience in Enterprise Agile Transformations at Fortune 500 companies like Apple, Goldman Sachs, GSK Pharma, MetLife, and IBM, Sreeram has managed portfolios worth over $50M and trained hundreds of professionals.

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Dwayne Stroman

SPCT®

Dwayne is an Enterprise Transformation Coach and SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) with more than 20 years of experience. He is ultra-passionate about helping large organizations learn how to build the right products and deliver optimal value through learning and customer validation. Dwayne has been helping several Fortune 100 companies, as well as many growing companies in finance, retail, healthcare, and logistics, realize the benefits of a Lean-Agile mindset as an SPCT.

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What you’ll learn in SAFe SPC Certification

Coaching SAFe Transformation

Learn how to coach a SAFe transformation and lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation.

Launching Agile Release Trains

Learn about the different steps involved in launching an agile release train.

Identifying Value Streams

Identify, map and manage value streams so that the right values can be prioritized.

Agile Product Strategy

Learn how to build and deliver solutions with Agile Product Delivery effectively.

Value Creation Roadmaps

Develop roadmaps for value creation and keep managing them to evolve tactfully.

Understanding Roles

Learn how to identify and understand each role within a SAFe implementation.

Skills you’ll gain in SAFe Program Consultant Certification

Agile Product Management values

Application of continuous exploration

Market segmentation

Leadership

Draft a product vision

Roadmaps to build solutions

Manage value streams

Innovate value streams

Ability to deliver value

Transform Your Workforce

Build the skills to scale Agile

We help companies navigate the complexities of business agility to deliver fast and responsively, adapt their organizational structure and culture, and innovate and disrupt markets.

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  • Agile coaching and consulting for organizational transformation 

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Implementing SAFe 5.1 Certification Curriculum

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Learning Objective:

Refresh your fundamental knowledge of SAFe practices and the components that go into a SAFe Transformation.

Topics
  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader 
  • Creating High-Performing Teams and Trains 
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning 
  • Releasing on Demand with DevOps 
  • Building a Lean Portfolio 
  • Leading the Transformation 

Learning Objective:

Learn the steps in Implementing SAFe across the organization, the steps to be followed and getting the SPC credential. 

Topics
  • Reaching the SAFe® Tipping Point 
  • Designing the Implementation 
  • Launching an ART 
  • Coaching ART Execution 
  • Extending to the Portfolio 
  • Sustaining and Improving 
  • Becoming a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC) 

More details on SAFe Agile Product Management can be found on Scaled Agile, Inc

FAQs on SAFe SPC Training

SPC Certification Course

An SPC Certification is an advanced certification in Scaled Agile. SPCs or SAFe Program Consultants are critical to successful SAFe Implementation. An SPC Certification validates the knowledge and ability of a professional to undertake a SAFe transformation.

Our SAFe Program Consultant training aims to equip you with all the skills to be an effective SAFe Program Consultant in a SAFe enterprise. In this engaging and interactive 32-hour program, you will develop many practical skills like:

  • Coaching a SAFe transformation. 
  • Launching Agile Release Trains. 
  • Identifying Value Streams. 
  • Building solutions with Agile Product Delivery. 
  • Empowering a Lean portfolio. 
  • Understand roles in a SAFe implementation.  

The SAFe Program Consultant Certification is designed to equip you with all the skills you need to enable in delivering SAFe coaching across your Enterprise. 

Successful completion of this SPC training course satisfies the requirement for the SAFe Program Consultant certification and prepares you to pass the exam the very first time.

As a SAFe Program Consultant, you will enable trainings across the organization to implement SAFe practices and ensure the practices are being continued over time. The certification will set you apart from your peers, delivering career growth benefits in a role that is high in demand.  

The Implementing SAFe Certification Cost can vary according to your location. To check what the relevant rates are in your location, please check the schedule page.

All professionals keen on bettering their understanding of a SAFe environment are welcome to attend this course. This is an advanced certification. To qualify for certification a candidate will have to meet the following requirements:

  • 5+ years of experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • 3+ years of experience in Agile
  • One or more relevant Agile certifications 

Once you have completed the SAFe Program Consultant certification, you can take on senior roles adding value across teams and at the program level, accelerating the benefits of SAFe implementation across the enterprise. 

To further enhance your SAFe skills, you can consider pursuing the following certification:  

  • SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT)  

Yes, Scaled Agile is the preferred scaling framework for organizations across industries. SPCs play a key role in successful SAFe implementation. With a SAFe SPC Certification you can prove your knowledge and ability to lead SAFe transformation across an organization.

A SAFe SPC is an advanced designation in Scaled Agile. Certified SPCs make $126.000 annually on an average. 

The SAFe Program Consultant course has been thoughtfully designed to help you prepare for the SAFe Program Consultant exam. By the end of the course, you will be well versed with all the principles and practices of a SAFe transformation. You will be able to:

  • Lead an enterprise Lean-Agile transformation
  • Implement the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) 
  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio 
  • Align the organization to a common language and way of working 
  • Perform value stream identification 
  • Launch and support Agile Release Trains and coordinate large solutions 
  • Build and execute an implementation rollout strategy 
  • Configure the Framework for a specific enterprise context 
  • Train managers and executives in Leading SAFe® 
  • Act as a SAFe® 5 Agilist (SA) certifying agent 
  • Continue your learning journey and become enabled to train other SAFe® roles in the enterprise  

The right SAFe certification for you will depend on your current role in your organization, your area of interest and your previous experience. Scaled Agile can suggest what the most appropriate SAFe certification for you is on this page.

Not at all. Professionals in IT industries or non-IT industries who want to learn how to coach people in Agile practices in a SAFe environment can take up this course. This includes: 

  • Professional Service Consultants  
  • Internal Change Agents  
  • Agile Working Groups  
  • Business and Technology Executives  
  • Managers  
  • Directors  
  • Portfolio Managers  
  • Program and Project Managers  
  • Enterprise and Solution Architects 

For SPCs to train RTEs they must meet the following guidelines prescribed by Scaled Agile Inc. 

  • Have attended an RTE course and passed the RTE exam 
  • Have launched and sustained an Agile Release Train (ART) for three or more consecutive Program Increments (PIs) following the PI Implementation Toolkit guidelines
  • Have taught five or more SAFe® courses with an average student feedback score of 4.0 or higher

Once they meet the above criteria they must register for an RTE Trainer Enablement Learning Plan on the Scaled Agile Community Platform.  

Visit the Scaled Agile page for further information. 

PDUs and SEUs

You can get 32 PDUs and 32 SEUs by participating in our 32-hour training program.

PDUs are Professional Development Units issued by the Project Management Institute®. 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 project management.

PDUs are the measuring unit used to quantify your project management professional development as part of the PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. 1 PDU = 1 hour of learning/activity. 

A Scrum Education Unit® (SEU®) is a credit issued by Scrum Alliance®, validating your participation and continued proficiency in the fundamental principles of Scrum. SEUs demonstrate that you are furthering your proficiency as a Scrum practitioner. SEUs follow a 1:1 ratio, where one hour of participation or preparation towards increasing your proficiency in Scrum is equal to one SEU.  

You can earn PDUs by attending training programs offered by PMI R.E.P.s or by organizations or universities. Whenever you attend a PMI congress, webinar, conference or any other event or indulge in self-directed learning, you can earn PDUs.

You can find out more about PDUs in PMI’s FAQs.

Our blog will help you learn more about how to earn an SEU from Scrum Alliance. Get all the information you need to take advantage of SEUs for your professional growth, namely: 

  • What are SEUs and why you need them 
  • How to earn SEUs 
  • Types of continuing education opportunities that qualify for SEUs   
  • How to calculate the value of an SEU for Scrum Alliance certifications  
  • How to log SEUs for Scrum Alliance certifications  
  • How recent SEUs need to be  
  • How to determine whether a previously accumulated SEU can be used for Scrum Alliance certifications  
  • List of SEU resources put together by Scrum Alliance   
  • Where you can utilize SEUs you have accumulated   

For further information about SEUs and PDUs, please reach us at support@knowledgehut.com.  

SAFe Program Consultant Certification

Scaled Agile, Inc. is the provider of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), the most popular method for scaling agile at the enterprise level. SAFe was initially released in 2011 by Dean Leffingwell as a knowledgebase for enterprises to adopt Agile.

No, you cannot get certified without taking the course. Scaled Agile, Inc. believes in true learning which can only be gained through in-person SPC training and hands-on experience given by a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT). So, if you want to get certified as a SAFe Program Consultant, you need to attend the 32-hour SAFe Program Consultant training.

The SAFe Program Consultant certification includes the following: 

  • Certified SAFe Program Consultant Certificate (PDF format)  
  • Certified SAFe Product Consultant Digital Badge  
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform  
  • Access to SAFe events and Meetup groups   
  • Various SAFe learning resources

SAFe SPC  Certification is awarded to SAFe professionals who undertake the Implementing SAFe course and validates their knowledge by clearing the SPC Exam.

Here are the steps to get SAFe Program Consultant certification: 

  1. Get trained by an authorized training partner of Scaled Agile, Inc. Attend the 32-hour training delivered by a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) who is also an expert practitioner.
  2. On successful completion of the four-day SPC training, you will receive information on the exam along with your login credentials, directly from Scaled Agile.
  3. Log in using your credentials and take the two-hour, 60-MCQ online closed-book exam. 
  4. Clear the exam and get 45 out of 60 questions right to pass the SAFe Program Consultant exam. 
  5. On passing the exam, you become a Certified SAFe Program Consultant. You will receive your PDF Certificate and Digital Badge within 5-7 working days.  

Yes, on completing the course, you will receive a course completion certificate from KnowledgeHut.

To get certified you will have to attend 32 hours of training by a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT) followed by an exam to demonstrate your SAFe knowledge. Once you pass the exam you will be certified as a SAFe Program Consultant.

No, your certificate will not mention the mode in which you have attended the course. It will look the same as the in-person certificates.

The Scaled Agile framework is not a static framework, it incorporates the contributions of professionals who share their ideas and practical experiences. This keeps the framework developing over the years. Renewal of your certification becomes essential to ensure that you are keeping up with the latest best practices in SAFe and your commitment to professional excellence.  

The SAFe Program Consultant certification needs to be renewed every year. The cost of renewal is set at $895 per year. This includes membership of the SAFe Community Platform.

Here are the steps to renew your certification:  

  • Log in to the SAFe Community platform using your credentials.  
  • Click on the "Renew" button next to your certification (located at the top of the homepage)  
  • You will then be presented with the payment Screen (Shopping Cart), allowing you to complete the SPC Certification process. 

SAFe Program Consultant Digital Badge

A digital badge is an online image of your SAFe Certification that enables you to verify, share, post, and manage your SAFe expertise real-time, via any platform. The Digital Badge is issued by Acclaim, the exclusive certifying entity for Scaled Agile, Inc. The digital badge is proof of your certification that you can share with others and display on your profile.  

To receive the Digital Badge, go to the Privacy Preference Settings within the SAFe Community Platform and opt for it. Availing a Digital Badge is completely your decision; it is not mandatory.

You will receive an e-mail from no-reply@youracclaim.com with the instructions to claim your badge. The mail will also have information on setting-up your account for certification management and sharing. To know more, please visit here.

A Digital Badge comes with the following benefits: 

  • You can share your expertise in a simple, secure, and easily verifiable format.  
  • Employers have a better insight about your experience-level and capabilities.  
  • You can search as well as apply for job opportunities via the Acclaim platform.  

You can share your Digital Badge directly from the Acclaim Platform: 

  • To social media platforms – Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn  
  • Over email  
  • Website embedded  
  • In email signature  

No. Digital Badge is included as part of your SAFe Community subscription benefits. The Badge will remain valid as long as you are a member of SAFe Community Platform. In case your membership expires, or you do not renew it, the badge page will display the message “Expired”.

Though badges are simply digital image files, they are linked to unique verified data, making them more secure and reliable than any other form of certificate. Therefore, it eliminates the possibility of anyone copying your certification as well as your associated identity.

Visit this page for issues related to:   

  • Acclaim platform/account   
  • Badge sharing/display  

Write to support@scaledagile.com if you have not received any badge notifications even after earning a SPC certification or if you want to retrieve a badge that you rejected or deleted in Acclaim.

SAFe Program Consultant Exam

  • The SAFe Program Consultant exam is a closed-book test taken online.
  • The test comes with 60 multiple-choice questions which you are required to answer within 120 minutes.
  • You need to get 45 out of 60 questions right to pass the SAFe Program Consultant exam.  

The SAFe Product Consultant exam is an advanced level exam that requires you to have a firm hold on all the concepts and tools used in SAFe. Our intensive coaching and exam preparation activities are all geared towards helping you pass the exam on the first attempt.

Once you complete your 32-hour course, you will receive a welcome email from Scaled Agile, Inc. This email will contain the link that will redirect you to the exam page.

No, you will have a time limit of 120 minutes and will not be able to pause the test. In case you accidentally close the window, you will be able to reopen it immediately. If you lose the internet connection or access to the test for an extended period, you will have to reach out to support@scaledagile.com.   

There is no re-evaluation for the exam. However, if you fail you can retake the exam.

Yes, the first exam attempt is included as a part of the course registration fee if, the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion.   

  • Each subsequent retake attempt costs $250.   
  • The second exam attempt (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt.   
  • The third attempt requires a 10-day waiting period and the fourth attempt requires a 30-day waiting period.  

No, you are not allowed to retake the SPC certification exam if you have already passed the test and scored poorly. Your test score is only available to you. Nobody else will be able to see your score of the test.  

You will get your results immediately after you attempt the SPC certification exam and click on the submit button.    

There are no limits to the number of times you can attempt the exam, if you pay for it. Scaled Agile, Inc. allows you to take the first attempt at no cost, within 30 days of the course completion. Thereafter, each retake attempt costs $50.

The SPC exam lasts for 120 minutes

No, the SPC exam is a closed book exam, you will not be allowed to refer any materials during the exam.

There are 60 multiple choice questions on the SPC exam.

To Pass the SPC exam you will need to answer at least 45 of the 60 questions correcltly.

SPC Workshop Experience

The Implementing SAFe workshop at KnowledgeHut is delivered through our experiential learning platform, via live and interactive instructor-led training sessions.

Get your all doubts cleared from the SAFe Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT), who is an experienced practitioner.  

The conventional in-person Implementing SAFe training from Scaled Agile, Inc. (SAI) is typically delivered over four days. The online course is divided into several classes of shorter hours, unlike the in-person class. The size of the class is capped at 30 so that students gain a better learning experience. The participants and our trainers will be able to virtually collaborate with one another with the help of webcam tool.

Our SAFe Program Consultant Trainers (SPCTs) are:  

  • Professionals licensed by Scaled Agile, Inc. to teach the official curriculum  
  • Masters in SAFe who have immense experience in leading, applying, coaching, and implementing the SAFe 
  • Skilled in SAFe framework and Agile software development  
  • Subject-matter experts and experienced practitioners who are active in software development and local Agile communities, along with the broader global SAFe and Agile movements.  

Our Implementing SAFe course focuses on engaging interactions. Most of the class time is dedicated to fun exercises, lively discussions, and team collaboration, all facilitated by the SAFe Program Consultant Trainer who is an experienced Scrum practitioner. The workshop focuses on practical solutions to real-world challenges drawn from decades of experience as SAFe Practitioners in Agile environments.

Software Requirements  

  • Internet browser   
  • MS Word or Notepad   

System Requirements   

  • Windows or equivalent environment with Internet browser and high-speed Internet connectivity   

Yes, your course material will be provided in advance. You will receive an email with a link to set your password a few days in advance of the scheduled course. Once you log in, you will have access to the study plan and all the course material.

The course material consists of the course schedule or study plan, workbooks, relevant assignments, assessments, and case studies. 

No, live sessions must not be recorded as there are strict guidelines from Scaled Agile, Inc. Neither trainers nor students are permitted to record the live sessions.

No, you will not yet be able to join the training through phone or tab. Please be prepared to join the training on your laptop or desktop.

If you get disconnected during the training, you will have the option re-joining within half-an-hour, subject to accreditation body guidelines and the instructor’s preference.

Our workshops are currently held online. Anyone with a stable internet, from anywhere across the world, can access the SAFe workshop and benefit from it.  

You can check out upcoming schedules here

KnowledgeHut will send a registration link to you via e-mail. You will have to set your password, log in to our platform, and start your learning journey.

If you miss a class, you can access the class recordings at any time. At the beginning of every session, there will also be a 10-12-minute recapitulation of the previous class.

When you’re thinking of SPC courses online, the most you get is pre-recorded videos. However, as a premiere SPC course provider, we help you get coached by top instructors with the help of live instructor-led training where you will be coached by a SAFe Program Consultant Trainer.

We currently use the Zoom platform for video conferencing and will soon be adding more integrations soon.

Yes, there will be other participants in the class. You can remotely attend the classes from any place that has a steady internet connection.   

In case of any queries, our support team is available to you 24/7 via the Help and Support section. You can also reach out to your workshop manager via the workshop group messenger.

If you have any more questions, please email us at support@knowledgehut.com, and we will be happy to get back to you.

GLADWELL CANCELLATION POLICY

If the training or course is cancelled by Gladwell Academy, the participant shall be notified by email or telephone. This will take place at least 7 days before the starting date of the training. In such an event, Gladwell Academy will offer participants an alternative date and / or location. If the participants agree on the alternative, Gladwell Academy will register the new date / dates. The participant of Gladwell Academy will then receive a new confirmation containing the alternative date. If the participant does not accept the alternative offered, the training will be canceled free of charge and will be refunded within two weeks.

Here is how it Works:

Changes or cancellation by the participant is free of charge up to 14 days after the registration. After this period it is not possible to change or cancel registration free of charge and participant will be charged the following costs: