Project Management Institute Certifications

Below are the certifications offered by PMI institute. We will talk about PMI-ACP here.

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.

Average Annual Salary Range For PMI-ACP

USA : $78,881 Per Year (Source)

India: 4,43,000 - 20,00,000/- INR Per Year (Source)

Who Should Apply For PMI-ACP?

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 certain is curated by agalists for future alagists, it is a perfect fit for the corresponding job profile.

Benefits of Doing PMI-ACP

  1. In-Depth Knowledge
    This certification helps in developing a thorough knowledge, not just about the terminologies associated with agile projects but also various methodologies, techniques, and tools. It focuses on many approaches related to agile such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean and Test Driven Development (TDD).

  2. Wider Scope
    This certification is universally recognized and helps in building great career opportunities for the professional in the upcoming field of agile project management. The enhancement of skills brings in not just recognition but also a higher pay as compared to other project managers.

Training/Preparation Cost of PMI-ACP

The overall cost for the certification depends upon the PMI membership status of the candidate. Moreover, it is also dependent upon whether it is a center-based test/ online-proctored test or a paper-based test.

Examination Fee

Center-Based Testing (CBT)/ Online-Proctored Testing (OPT)/ Paper-Based Testing (OPT)

US$435.0 (Member) | US$495.0 (Non-member)

Training Cost (21 Hours)

Classroom Training | Online Training

US$1500.0 | US$200.0

Validity of PMI-ACP

Similar to other PMI certifications, PMI-ACP certification is also valid for exactly three years from the date of the certification. For instance, Paul got his certification on 10 July 2018, then it will be valid until 10 July 2021. However, the credential can be renewed by accruing 30 Professional Development Units (PDU) in Agile Concepts.

How To Take The PMI-ACP Exam

Eligibility Criteria
  1. In case of a Bachelor’s Year Degree
    12 months of general project experience (within the last 5 years)
    8 months of agile project experience (within the last 3 years)
  2. In the case of a High School Diploma/ an Associate’s Degree
    16 months of general project experience (within the last 5 years)
    12 months of agile project experience (within the last 3 years)

Examination Details

  1. It comprises 120 multiple-choice questions out of which 20 are pretest(unscored) questions.
  2. There are two methods of conducting the test. It can either be a center-based test/ online-proctored test or a paper-based test.
  3. The allotted examination time is three 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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