PMI-ACP® Certification Value

Understanding If Getting the PMI-ACP® Certification Is Worth Its Value

If you are planning to go for a PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner, commonly known as PMI-ACP® certification, you need to know about the certification that is worth your time and money. Let’s look at the value of the certification, and its benefits to find out if the PMI-ACP® certification is worth it.

Benefits of Getting the PMI-ACP® Certification

Now that we have an idea of how much the PMI-ACP® certification costs, let’s see the benefits of getting this certification. Here are some top benefits of the PMI® Agile Certified Practitioner certification.

  • Agile is a growing trend in project management, and a PMI-ACP® certification will help you stay a step ahead of the competition since companies prefer a certified Agile professional over a non-certified project manager.
  • The certification helps you understand the best practices associated with Agile tools and methodologies.
  • Since Agile is becoming popular, with a PMI-ACP® certificate, you can work in various roles, like Scrum Master, Agile Trainer, Agile Project Manager, and more.
  • The Agile Certified Practitioner certification allows a professional to broaden their all-around knowledge of Agile project management, thus enabling successful delivery of projects.
  • The PMI-ACP® certification is designed as per the needs of the industry, thus giving the Agile Certified Practitioner a chance to enhance their project management abilities.

Is the PMI-ACP® Certification Worth it?

The average salary of a PMI-ACP® certified professional is $62,000 - $162,000, according to Payscale. A certified PMI-ACP® also has the option to work in various Agile roles, like Agile Coach or Agile Mentor. After getting the PMI-ACP® certification, you also have the option to further your knowledge by getting a CSM or CSPO certification.

Salary for non-certified PMs Vs PMI-ACP Candidates

The salary of a certified PMI-ACP is about 28% higher than that a non-certified professional. PMI-ACPs are highly valued in the industry, which is why they receive such a higher pay. There is no doubt that becoming certified as a PMI-ACP certainly pays off.

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The Pulse of the Profession report by the Project Management Institute showed that the PMI-ACP® is the fastest-growing certification today, with over 75% of organizations adopting the practice.

survey by the Project Management Institute shows that certified PMI-ACPs® earn 23% higher salary than a non-certified project manager.

The PMI-ACP® certification gives an individual, extensive understanding of Agile practices, which helps them get a job in top organizations where Agile practices are used.

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PMI-Agile®Certification Syllabus

  • Agile principles and practices
  • Creating high-performance teams who deliver results on a consistent basis
  • Techniques used for actively managing project scope and ensuring delivery of the best products possible
  • Implementing multi iterative development models for projects
  • Delivering high Velocity Stories and Epics
  • New ways of managing project scope, schedule, budget and quality that are easily improved through effective Agile controls
  • Applying powerful metrics across projects to ensure continuous improvement
  • Common pitfalls while adopting Agile practices
  • Agile principles of Scrum, Kanban, XP, and TDD
  • Knowledge and skills required to clear PMI-ACP certification exam

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Why take up ITIL 4 Foundation Course?

Participants attending this ITIL 4 Foundation training will gain knowledge of ITIL 4 concepts and terminology, develop IT practices using ITIL guidelines, recognizing the importance of IT and business integration, and exploring the service value chain within the organization.

After completing your ITIL 4 Foundation training, you will gain fundamental understanding of:

  • Key concepts and guiding principles of the ITIL 4 framework
  • Service Value System and the four dimensions of Service Management
  • Knowledge of the link between ITIL 4 and other practices such as Agile, DevOps, and Lean
  • ITIL management practices, and more

Job roles that can benefit from ITIL 4 Foundation training include, but are not limited to:

  • IT Professionals
  • ITSM Managers
  • Individuals working in the areas of IT (Digital, Product, Development)
  • Service Managers
  • Database Administrators
  • Software Professionals
  • Service Process Owners
  • Individuals starting their journey in Service Management
  • Existing ITIL qualification holders

There are no pre-requisites to take up the ITIL 4 Foundation Exam, although having basic knowledge of Service Management concepts will be helpful.

  • Type: Multiple Choice Questions - 40 questions
  • Duration: 60 Minutes (1 hour)
  • Result: 26 out of 40 (65% pass mark)
  • Open book: No
  • Language: English

Job roles that can benefit from PMI-ACP training include, but are not limited to:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Planners
  • Consultants
  • Quality Assurance Staff
  • Developers / Programmers
  • Designers
  • Testers
  • Project Controllers
  • Product Owners
  • Scrum Masters
  • Scrum Team Members
  • Anyone looking to gain knowledge of managing agile projects and understand how Agile is applied and practiced in a project environment

To be eligible for the PMI-ACP certification, you must meet certain educational and professional requirements:

  • Educational Background: Secondary Degree (high school diploma, associate's degree or global equivalent).
  • General Project Experience: 2,000 hours (12 months) in project teams, which must have been acquired in the last five years.
  • Agile Project Experience: A minimum of 1,500 hours (8 months) in project teams or teams that employed agile methodologies. This experience should have been earned in the last three years and these hours should be in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
  • Training in Agile Practices: 21 contact hours in Agile practices.

PMI-ACP Exam Format:

  • Type: Multiple choice questions
  • No Of Questions: 120
  • Result: The passing score is determined by psychometric analysis

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