Agile has become the most important methodology for companies searching for an incremental way to deal with project management and software development. And, this has enhanced the demand for IT professionals who have a sound knowledge of the methodology and its implementation. There are different certifications available to test the knowledge and competency of the IT professionals on Agile frameworks. Here, KnowledgeHut provides you the ‘Agile and Management certification roadmap’ that will help take your career to the next level.
Be familiar with all the Agile and Project Management certifications offered by different accreditation bodies that are categorized based on the courses offered and make a wise career move.
KnowledgeHut is a Global Registered Education Provider (REP) of Scrum Alliance which offers certifications in Scrum, a leading Agile framework.
This CSM course provides effective knowledge on Scrum basics and its implementation in the real world.
Agile professionals who are close to the business end of projects will benefit from this CSPO course.
Developers and programmers who have work experience in an Agile environment will benefit from this CSD course. Training is provided through two different paths such as for:
Once you obtained the initial certification for your chosen track, you can start with the Advanced level certification which is the next stage of the pathway to CSP.
The A-CSM course targets individuals who already have experience with Scrum and the ScrumMaster role and existing CSMs.
This A-CSPO course targets individuals who already have experience with Scrum and the Product Owner role and existing CSPOs.
After successful completion of Advanced level learning, candidates will be eligible to take the CSP certification of their chosen pathway. On successful completion of your chosen path to CSP, you can continue with the certifications such as CST (Certified Scrum Trainer), CTC (Certified Team Coach), CEC (Certified Enterprise Coaches℠), along with Certified Agile Leadership.
KnowledgeHut is a Professional Training Network member of Scrum.org which offers certifications in Scrum, a leading Agile framework. It is recommended for every individual to pass the specific introductory course first, before going to the next level
The PSD certification is available for everyone who wants to prove their knowledge in building the complex software products with the help of Scrum.
This PSF course targets freshers and individuals who want to revise Scrum basics.
This course is aimed at Scrum Masters, Managers, and Scrum Team members who are responsible for getting the most out of Scrum. Three levels of certifications are available in PSM training:
PSM I certification holders will have a strong knowledge of the fundamental aspects, roles, and attributes of Scrum.
PSM II certification holders understand the principles and processes of the Scrum framework and can effectively implement it in the enterprise context.
PSM III certification holders demonstrate a distinguished level of mastery over Scrum.
This course is aimed at experienced Product Owners and Product Managers who want to improve their business success with Agile practices. Two levels of certifications are available in PSM training:
PSPO I reflects an intermediate understanding of Scrum
PSPO II reflects an advanced learning of Scrum
After successful completion of Advanced level learning of your chosen path, you can continue with the professional certifications such as PST (Professional Scrum Trainer™), PSPO Certified Trainer and the independent certifications such as Professional Agile Leadership™ (PAL), and SPS (Scaled Professional Scrum™) can be taken without any other Scrum.org credential as a prerequisite.
Earning PMI® certifications will help you gain visibility within your organization and may expand your earning potential, enhance your job stability, and provide a competitive stand in the job market. KnowledgeHut is a Global REP for Project Management Institute, Inc. Here, we shall look at different PMI certifications available.
This PMP course covers overall Project Management concepts and is the most important industry-recognized certification for project managers.
The PMI-ACP® certification is designed for those willing to implement Agile practices in their projects.
This PgMP® course is designed for those who handle complex and multiple related projects to achieve strategic and organizational results.
This PfMP course is designed for experienced project and program managers who want to enhance their ability to support and manage their enterprise project portfolio.
Individuals can opt for Certified Associate Project Management (CAPM)® and PMI Professional in Business Analysis (PMI-PBA)® certification courses without any other PMI credential as a prerequisite.
KnowledgeHut offers different SAFe certifications from Scaled Agile Academy that are designed to help larger organizations struggling with Agile implementation for larger development efforts. Here we categorized the Scaled Agile Framework certifications based on different roles that can help you choose your career path.
SPC certification demonstrates your ability to deploy SAFe framework in the context of an enterprise-wide Agile transformation.
The Leading SAFe® SA certification training will train the attendees on the skills required to lead an enterprise Agile transformation by leveraging the SAFe®, and its underlying principles derived from Agile development, Lean, systems thinking, product development flow, and DevOps.
From this course, individuals will explore the skills required to drive end-to-end delivery of value through ARTs (Agile Release Trains) and also learn to build a high-performing ART through coaching and servant leadership by becoming a SAFe® RTE.
Attendees will gain the skills required to guide the delivery of value in a Lean enterprise and learn about the tools, mechanics, and activities used to manage programs and backlogs.
Attendees (Scrum Masters) will gain an understanding of the Scrum Master role as a part of the entire organization.
Current Scrum Masters will gain the skills needed to implement Scaled Agile Framework and lead high-performing Agile teams.
Individuals will gain an in-depth understanding of the Agile Release Train, how it delivers value, and what they can do to perform their role effectively using Scrum, XP, and Kanban.
ICAgile-accredited courses help organizations and professionals in developing an Agile mindset and enabling sustainable organizational agility. Here we shall look at the learning roadmap of different ICAgile courses.
This certification aims at Agile testers or aspiring Agile testers who wish to learn and practice Agile testing techniques. Even Test Managers, Testers, Developers, and Analysts with a passion for testing will benefit from this course.
This certification aims at Test engineers, Agile testers, or aspiring Agile testers with a desire to learn and practice Agile test automation. Test Managers and developers with a passion for learning automation skills will also benefit from this course.
To acquire the ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Testing (ICE-AT), an applicant must show competency in the discipline of test automation and Agile testing to a review committee of three industry-recognized experts. The applicant will be assessed through an interactive virtual session with the review committee.
This certification is designed for Agile team leaders or aspiring team leaders who are passionate about servant leadership and have a desire to learn and practice the art of facilitation as part of coaching and team facilitation.
This certification is designed for Agile coaches or aspiring coaches who are passionate about servant leadership and have a desire to learn and practice coaching, teaching, facilitation and mentoring in service of Agile teams.
To acquire the ICAgile Certified Expert in Agile Coaching (ICE-AC), an applicant must show competency in the discipline of Agile coaching to a review committee of three industry-recognized experts. The applicant will be assessed through an interactive virtual session with the review committee.
Developers, Operations leads and team members, Agile Coaches, Managers, or anyone with a passion for DevOps will benefit from this certification.
Developers, Operations leads/team members, testers, security leads/team members, technical coaches, and technical leads, or anyone interested in the hands-on implementation of DevOps will benefit from this certification.
The ICE-DO certification is still in development. So, it is recommended to obtain the above two certifications first before preparing for this certification.
Deciding to start a career in an Agile environment in the IT industry is an exceptionally good choice. Getting an Agile certification can help you get started and get ahead in your career. Remember, certifications show your ability to your managers, co-workers and future employers. Getting certified is a great way to differentiate yourself from your peers.
Choose wisely! And all the best on your certification learning path!!
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