Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Job Opportunities

Your path to Better Career Opportunities After PMI-ACP

A Project Management Institute (PMI)-Agile Certified Practitioner certification has great importance in the field of project management and it can bring some positive changes to your career.

The PMI-ACP examination provides you with a competitive edge due to three main reasons:

  • Career options
  • Salary
  • Improving job understanding

Jobs that Require PMI-ACP Certification

The different PMI-ACP job opportunities and job titles are as follows:

  • PMP Scrum Master
  • Technical Business Analyst
  • Agile Trainer
  • Project Manager
  • Digital Channel Planner
  • Deputy Project Manager
  • Director – Planning and Project Management
  • Business Analyst
  • Agile Project Manager

Salary of PMI-ACP Professionals

The various PMI-ACP career opportunities translate to better salary prospects as well. Project management is a competitive field and the more skills you have under your belt, the more you can progress.

The salary of a PMI-ACP certified professional is approximately 28% higher than a non-certified professional. PMI-ACP professionals have a high value in the industry, which is the reason for the higher salary.

Salary for non-certified PMs Vs PMI-ACP Candidates

The following salary trend displays that PMI-ACP professionals earn a stable premium salary:

National Salary trend from PMP Scrum Master or PMI ACP Certified

Improving Job Understanding

Experts say that the most important benefit of this examination is that because there is more skill involved that can be applied in lesser time than previously, people who get this certification can actually end up reducing stress from their lives.

Most people who successfully complete the certification say that they now better understand what they need to do and how to execute it compared to the situation before they got certified.


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Some of the companies that have hired PMI-ACP professionals in the past are:

    • Visa
    • American Express
    • Mitchell
    • HP
    • Fusion Alliance
    • Microsoft
    • Disney Parks
    • Dell
    • United States Federal Reserve System

Here are what PMI-ACP professionals earn on an average:

Job Role Average Annual Salary
PMP Scrum Master/PMI-ACP Certified $124,000
Senior Technical Business Analyst $92,000
Agile Trainer $92,000
Agile Project Manager $102,000
    • Currently, there is a shortage of professionals who have a correct understanding of Agile and can implement the process in running projects. So, if professionals already understand Agile as developers or Project Managers, PMI-ACP is the perfect platform to showcase their skills
    • The Agile community is expanding, and the world is beginning to implement Agile methodology very fast and in a major way of executing projects in a dynamic environment.
    • PMI-ACP is one of the few certifications that crosses the boundaries of methodology and does not focus on a single method only, normally Scrum. On the other hand, Agile is an overarching framework, that is a grouping of different methods like Scrum, Lean, XP, Kanban, Chrystal Clear, and so on
    • Typically, companies have a tendency of using more than one or a combination of these methodologies and therefore, the PMI-ACP certification offers a more well-rounded coverage of these skills, tools, and knowledge areas
    • The certification required you to demonstrate real experience with Agile instead of being related to theory only. You must demonstrate an Agile experience and pass a comprehensive exam evaluated by an accredited certification institute
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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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Who should take up the PMI-ACP course?

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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