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Implementing SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification Training
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Implementing SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification Training

Implementing a Lean-Agile SAFe® transformation in the enterprise

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Description

During this four-day course, candidates would learn how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation by leveraging practices and principles of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). Once they certify as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC), candidates could become leading agents for change and enable their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace.

This training will teach how to effectively coach programs, launch Agile Release Trains, build a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and empower a Lean Portfolio. The first two days of the course, comprising the Leading SAFe® curriculum, will provide them with the basis to teach SAFe® to others, while the final two days are focussed exclusively on what it takes to successfully implement SAFe® in the enterprise.

This program will not be delivered by Knowledgehut but by a Gold Partner of Scaled Agile - Gladwell Academy or CyberBahn Federal Solutions.

Please Note: Since this program will be delivered by a Gold Partner of Scaled Agile, the refund policy applicable would also be that of the Gold Partner providing the training.


What you will learn

After this course, you should 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

You will also get:
The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC) exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Note that attendees must attend all four days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 30 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI)® for their certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

Key Features

4 days (32 hours) intense workshop for the SAFe® Program Consultant Certification
Get coached by SAFe® Program Consultant Trainer (SPCT)
30 PDUs and 30 SEUs
Workshop fee includes exam fee
Comprehensive courseware based on version 5 version of SAFe®
SPC Branding Kit and Scaled Agile Academy LinkedIn community membership on certification
This program will be delivered by a Gold Partner of Scaled Agile and not Knowledgehut.

Certification

Prerequisites:

All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 5 Program Consultant certification exam and practice as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC):

  • 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

Certification:
The SPC certification is achieved after attending the 4-day SPC Certification Class and passing the SPC exam.

The Exam

Exam name – SAFe® 5 Program Consultant 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 Implementing SAFe® course.

Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam.

Number of questions – 60.

Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75% pass rate).

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 $250.

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.

Annual Renewal

Certificates expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

Renewal fee: $895

Renewal fee for the Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification is included in SPC renewal (if your SPC certification is up-to-date)


Curriculum

Leading SAFe® Days 1 and 2

  • 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
  • About the Exam

Implementing SAFe® Days 3 and 4

  • 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)


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Frequently Asked Questions

The Scaled Agile framework is evolving, all thanks to the engagements and contributions of those who share their ideas as well as practical experiences in the workplace. Renewal of your certification validates your interest in keeping up with the latest best practices in SAFe® and your commitment to professional excellence.

Your certification needs to be renewed every year. The following must be fulfilled each year, prior to renewal:

  • PDUs: A minimum of 10 continuing education/outreach hours (PDUs) need to be added each year.
  • Certification Renewal Cost: You will need to purchase the bundled product which includes Membership and Certification and comes at a price of $295 ($100 for renewal and $195 for membership). If you possess more than one certification from Scaled Agile, you can renew all of them together at this cost. For example, if you have a Leading SAFe certification expiring on 6 April 2021 and an SASM certification expiring on 10 October 2021, when you pay $295, both certifications will get renewed and will have the same expiry of 10 October 2021 or whichever is the later date.

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 renewal process.

In that case, you will only need to pay $195 and continue to benefit from all the valuable content and interactions at the SAFe Community Platform.

The latest release of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) is version 5, update 5.1. KnowledgeHut's Leading SAFe 5 Certification course is aligned with the latest version of SAFe.

No. The version of SAFe remains SAFe 5. The change from SAFe 5 to 5.1 is simply a set of updates to SAFe 5. One of these updates includes a new SAFe 5.1 Big Picture, but this and the other updates, are all in support of SAFe 5 for Lean Enterprises.

An upgrade is when a significantly changed version of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is released; this is recognized typically by an increase in the major version number (e.g. 4 to 5).

Updates are when incremental changes are made to the existing version of the Framework and no upgrade is required.  Updates do not require a retest if you already have the most up-to-date certification available, and no upgrade is required.

The change from SAFe 5 to 5.1 is an update, not an upgrade. 

With a commitment to supporting and evolving SAFe practices, Scaled Agile is on a mission to meet the ever-changing needs of SAFe Enterprises and Partner communities. Towards this end, Scaled Agile will continually update their existing articles and keep adding new ones to reflect the updated understanding from the SAFe community and practitioners on best practices in Lean Agile at scale.

The latest update 5.1 was rolled out to the latest version, SAFe 5 on February 10, 2021. The key updates are as follows: 

  • An updated Big Picture (now at version 5.1) 
  • New guidance for operational and development value streams to support organizing around value, the #1 request from our customers 
  • ART and Team Topologies, patterns for organizing teams and ARTs to improve flow. 
  • New guidance around DevSecOps technical skills and tools that power the Continuous Delivery Pipeline. 
  • Integrated Participatory Budgeting, a dynamic and collaborative process of allocating funding to value streams. 
  • Specific guidance for applying Lean-Agile practices to business and technology domains, including a new SAFe for Hardware article. 

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