Certification Industry: Agile
Certificate Name: PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)
Certificate Issuing Authority: Project Management Institute (PMI)
Certification Price: US $435 - US $495
Certificate Validity: 3 years
PMI offers PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) certification to practitioners working on agile projects. Agile basically refers to the delivery of the software in a cumulative way i.e. in smaller sprints rather than delivering the entire module at the end, in order to facilitate timely checks. PMI-ACP certifies that the practitioner is highly skilled in managing complex projects with agile approaches. Agile methodologies demand a dynamic outlook with the capability to undertake a real-time job. Accordingly, PMI-ACP is suitable for all the candidates working in a company that is steadily progressing towards agile practices. Since this credential is curated by agilists for future agilists, it is a perfect fit for the corresponding job profile.
Average Salary Range:
USA : $62,000 - $162,000 (Source)
India : 4,43,000 - 20,00,000/- INR (Source)
The credential can be renewed by accruing 30 Professional Development Units (PDU) in Agile Concepts.
Total Questions: 120 multiple-choice questions out of which 20 are pretest(unscored) questions.
Exam Format: There are two methods of conducting the test. It can either be a center-based test/ online-proctored test or a paper-based test.
Exam Time: 3 hours with no scheduled breaks.
Time Taken To Prepare For The Exam: Typically, it would take about 120 hours to prepare for the PMI-ACP examination. However, this is flexible as the preparation time is also dependent on the previous agile experience.
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