PMI-ACP Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Study Guide

Start your prep for PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) certification exam with PMI-ACP course and performance-based lab. Performance-based lab simulates real-world, hardware, software and command line interface environments and can be mapped to any text-book, course or training. The course and lab provide complete coverage of all the eight project management domains, that are Adaptive Planning, Team Performance, Value-driven Delivery, Stakeholder Engagement, Agile Principles and Mindset, Problem Detection and Resolution, Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People). The course is not limited to the project management skills but it also provides an idea about cross-functional activities.

Here's what you will get

PMI ACP certification is a globally recognized credential demanded by all the industries these days. This certification exam is designed for the professionals working in the field of project management and dealing with all the aspects of project delivery with a limited constraints of project budget and other criteria. This certification exam validates your expertise in all the aspects of project management and help you become a better project manager.

Glossary of terms
Pre-assessment Questions
Full Length Tests
Post-Assessment Questions
Performance lab

Videos and How To..

uCertify course includes videos to help understand concepts. It also includes How Tos that help learners with how to accomplish certain tasks.

Video Lessons
Exam FAQs
What are the prerequisites for this exam?

PMI has the following prerequisites for ACP exam:

  • 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.
What is the exam registration fee?
  • For PMI members: USD 435
  • For non-PMI members: USD 495
Where do I take the exam? Prometric, Pearson VUE
What is the format of the exam? Multiple choice questions
How many questions are asked in the exam? The exam contains 120 questions.
What is the duration of the exam? 180 minutes
What is the passing score? Each scored question on the exam is worth one point; and your final score is calculated by totaling the points you have earned in the exam.
What is the exam's retake policy? You are granted a one-year eligibility period in to pass the examination. During the eligibility period, you may take the examination up to three times.
Where can I find more information about this exam? To know more about the PMI-ACP-2018, click here.
Which certification covers this exam?
What are the career opportunities after passing this exam?
  • Agile Trainer
  • Scrum Master
  • Agile Practitioner
  • Project Administrator
  • ACP Certified Project Manager
  • Agile Systems Development Lead

Here's what you will learn

  • It Pays to Get Certified
  • How Certification Helps Your Career
  • Steps to Getting Certified and Staying Certified
  • Before You Begin Studying for the PMI-ACP® Certification Exam
  • Why Become PMI-ACP® Certified?
  • How to Become a PMI-ACP Certified Professional
  • Who Should Read This Course?
  • What Does This Course Cover?
  • Tips for Taking the PMI-ACP Exam
  • What’s Included in the Course
  • How to Use This Course and the Interactive Online Learning Environment and Test Bank
  • PMI-ACP® Exam Objectives
  • PMI-ACP® Certification Exam Objective Map
  • History and the Agile Manifesto
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • What Is Scrum?
  • The Scrum Team
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • Scrum Events
  • The Daily Scrum
  • The Sprint Review
  • The Sprint Retrospective
  • eXtreme Programming (XP) Overview
  • Core Practices of XP
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Dynamic Systems Development Method
  • Kanban
  • What Is Lean Product/Software Development?
  • Feature-Driven Development
  • Crystal Methods
  • Adaptive Software Development (ASD)
  • Creating a Successful Mindset
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Charters and Agile Projects
  • Determining Return on Investment
  • Techniques of Pre-Project Engagement
  • The Definition of Done
  • Agile Knowledge Sharing and Communication
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Iteration Zero
  • Analyzing Based on Business Value
  • Timeboxing
  • Themes, Epics, and User Stories
  • Backlog Refinement
  • Story Mapping
  • Relative Sizing
  • Planning Poker
  • Planning Poker Best Practices
  • Initial Velocity
  • Iteration/Sprint Calculations
  • Story Point Estimates and Spikes
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Tuckman’s Ladder
  • Shu Ha Ri and Skill Mastery
  • Dreyfus Model: Five Stages of Skill Acquisition
  • Collaborative Working Environments
  • Distributed Teams
  • Osmotic Communication
  • Team and Individual Coaching
  • Velocity Tracking
  • Burn Down and Burn Up Charts
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Return on Investment and Benefit Measurement Methods
  • Earned Value Analysis
  • Key Performance Indicators
  • The Triple Constraints
  • The Gulf of Misunderstanding
  • Dot Voting, or Multi-Voting
  • MoSCoW
  • Monopoly Money
  • 100 Points
  • Kano Analysis
  • Customized Procurement
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • The Cost of Changes
  • Determining Defects
  • Risk Management
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • Tailoring
  • Tailoring and the PMBOK® Guide
  • Lead Time and Cycle Time
  • Process Improvement
  • Value Stream Mapping
  • Continuous Product Improvement
  • Summary
  • Exam Essentials
  • What Is the PMI-ACP Certification?
  • Tools and Techniques Overview
  • Task Overview
  • Tools and Techniques Overview
  • Knowledge and Skills
  • Concluding Thoughts
  • Topics covered in PMI-ACP according to the Agile Practice Guide
  • Topics covered in PMI-ACP according to the PMBOK Guide

Hands on Activities (Labs)

  • Understanding the Satir Model
  • Understanding the 12 Principles of Agile Manifesto
  • Understanding Scrum Framework
  • Analyzing Scrum Team Roles
  • Analyzing Scrum Artifact
  • Understanding the Kanban System
  • Understanding Philosophies of Agile Framework
  • Understanding Practice of Feature-Driven Development
  • Understanding the Definition of Done
  • Understanding the INVEST Acronym
  • Understanding the Types of Knowledge
  • Analyzing Interpersonal Skills
  • Analyzing Conflict Resolution Strategy
  • Analyzing Business Values
  • Understanding Priority Levels of User Stories
  • Analyzing Relative Sizing
  • Understanding the Dreyfus Model
  • Understanding Collaborative Working Environment
  • Understanding Velocity Tracking Chart
  • Understanding Earned Value Analysis
  • Understanding Agile Procurement
  • Understanding Change Control Techniques
  • Understanding Risk Management
  • Understanding Agile Framework
  • Understanding Product Improvement

Customer Testimonials

The course is well structured and organized starting from Pre Assessment to different Chapters & Lessons and their respective flashcard and Quizzes to the Labs and Practice Tests, also it covers different domains of PMI-ACP. The course is not limited to the project management skills only but it also provides an idea about cross-functional activities as well. The comprehensive cert guide is equipped with the interactive learning resources that will help you learn all the key concepts of the exam topics. The audio version which can be run on parallel with the course adds a high value to the course
When it came time to renew my certification I felt it might be salient for me to go back to the drawing board so to speak and take a refresher course. This time I choose to the ACP prep course offered by uCertify. I was very pleased with this course overall and found it to be a very good choice as a preparation to handle the actual types of question as they would appear on the exam. The course is bang on with the type of question you could expect to see on the exam, and the course itself is peppered with interactive exercises to test your comprehension of the material. Each unit in the course is followed by a unit of questions. There is a pre-test that will gauge your current level of understanding and a post test to gauge your improvement following the course. Feedback on each question is comprehensive and thorough with opportunity to understand why the correct answer is the correct answer. There are video lectures to accompany the units as well as a nicely written text to study from for each unit. There is a very valuable glossary and flashcards to improve comprehension on key agile concepts and language I would for anyone looking to actually prep for the exam I would recommend taking both courses.
Pamela Bradford
I have got a chance to review the uCertify PMI-ACP course for 15 days. The course comes with interactive learning resources and performance-based labs. The course and lab provide complete coverage of all the eight project management domains. The course is not limited to the project management skills but it also provides an idea about cross-functional activities.
Irfan dalal
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PMI-ACP Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner Exam Study Guide
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