Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI ACP)


PMI ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) Key Benefits:

  • Pre-study plan by Experts
  • In Person Classroom Training by Experts
  • Printed Training Manual and PDF Soft Copy
  • Approved Courseware
  • Online Pre-recorded Videos
  • Agile Knowledge Proficient Certificate with 21 Contact Hours/PDU’s
  • PMI® Exam Application Form Assistance
  • End-to-end support via phone, email and chat


PMI ACP is one of the premium certifications looked upon by hiring managers for Agile & Scrum Implementation. The reason of why is evident pretty much. Let us learn why?

With the growing Industry needs, we have started to notice a paradigm shift in the Project Management space off late. Especially with the continuously changing requirements of almost every Project, Agile & Scrum concepts started to evolve.

PMI has been considered as Industry de-facto standard and word for Project Management. With its market dominance on Project Management, the PMI-ACP Certification is recognized towards People who function in Agile implementation and practice on daily basis.

PMI ACP Training and Certification is one of the promising program for upcoming and working Agile & Scrum professionals, leaders. GlobalSkillup is a true Agile & Scrum leader with real-time examples based trainings oriented towards PMI ACP Certification Exam offered by PMI (Project Management Institute).

Who Should Attend

  • Software Development Engineers
  • Software Quality Team
  • Documentation Engineers
  • Content Development Team
  • Release & Change Professionals


Benefits to You

• Build strong knowledge and understanding of Agile & Scrum concepts
• Aids to transition from novice to practitioner of Agile practices
• Learn day to day use Agile terms and terminologies
• Understand and visualize the templates and working Agile model

Learning Outcomes

• Demonstrate Agile in Implementation real time and Practice it with ease
• Extensive understanding on the Agile knowledge for better productivity

Job Mapping

• Graduates with the Training participation can start Job search with confidence to earn starting salary of Rs.12 Lakhs
• Professionals with upto 3+ years of experience in software/IT can transition into Senior roles immediatley
• Senior professionals with PMI-ACP certification can promote to Lead & Management positions

Eligibility for PMI-ACP Certification Exam

  • Diploma/Graduation or above
  • Project Management Experience 2000 Hours earned in last 5 Years
  • Agile Work Experience 1500 Hours earned in last 3 Years
  • 21 Contact Hours earned with participation in the Agile Training

Unique selling proposition

GlobalSkillup with its niche SME expertise on Project Management and quality gives the participants the right edge and name to establish their deep dive understanding on the Agile practice and market themselves extensively. The course curriculum and the certificate issued are in line with the Global standards and provide a unique opportunity for participants to take superior value advantage.


PMI-ACP Certification Exam Breakdown

Exam DomainsTopic AreasQuestions Percent
D1: Agile Framework16%
D2: Customer Value Driven Delivery20%
Define Positive Value
Avoid Potential Downsides
Incremental Development
D3: Effective Stakeholder Engagement17%
Understand Stakeholder Needs
Ensure Stakeholder Involvement
Manage Stakeholder Expectations
D4: Boosting Team Performance Practices16%
Team Formation
Team Empowerment
Team Collaboration and Commitment
D5: Adaptive Planning for Realtime12%
Levels of Planning
Agile Sizing and Estimation
Velocity/Throughput/Cycle Time
D6: Problem Detection and Resolution10%
D7: Continous Improvement Betterment9%


Exam Format

Total of 120 multiple choice Questions to be answered in 3 hours’ time. 20 Questions are pre-test, which are non-scoring questions. 100 Questions are scoring questions based on which the evaluation for PMI-ACP credential will be considered pass.


PMI ACP Sample Exam Questions

Question 1: Retrospectives must be performed during:
Answer Options:
A. Product backlog planning
B. Iteration planning
C. Release planning
D. Sprint Completion

Correct Answer: Sprint Completion

Question 2: Personas define the behavior of the
Answer Options:
A. Stakeholders & customers
B. Work to be done by the team
C. Built product based on the user roles
D. Sprint team

Correct Answer: Built product based on the user roles


PMI ACP Training Agenda Outline

Day 1Day 2
Learn about PMI, PMI-ACP CertificationAgile Knowledge & Skills Immersion – Level 2 (12 Knowledge/Skills)
PMI-ACP Exam insights & preparation of mindset for examAgile Knowledge & Skills Immersion – Level 3 (13 Knowledge/Skills)
Understand Agile & MarketplaceAgile Practitioners 6 Domains of Tasks
Agile Manifesto & 12 Principles behind ManifestoYour role in Professional & Social Responsibility
Agile – Tools & Techniques (10 Categories)PMI-ACP Exam Preparation
Agile Knowledge & Skills Immersion – Level 1 (18 Knowledge/Skills)Final Wrap Up


PMI-ACP Study Books and References

Agile Retrospectives: Making Good Teams Great
ISBN #0977616649 by Esther Derby, Diana Larsen, Ken Schwaber
Agile Software Development: The Cooperative Game – 2nd Edition
ISBN #0321482751 by Alistair Cockburn
The Software Project Manager’s Bridge to Agility
ISBN #0321502752 by Michele Sliger, Stacia Broderick
Coaching Agile Teams
ISBN #0321637704 by Lyssa Adkins
Agile Project Management: Creating Innovative Products – 2nd Edition
ISBN #0321658396 by Jim Highsmith
Becoming Agile: …in an imperfect world
ISBN #1933988258 by Greg Smith, Ahmed Sidky
Agile Estimating and Planning
ISBN #0131479415 by Mike Cohn
The Art of Agile Development
ISBN #0596527675 by James Shore
User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development
ISBN #0321205685 by Mike Cohn
Agile Project Management with Scrum
ISBN #073561993 by Ken Schwaber
Lean-Agile Software Development: Achieving Enterprise Agility
ISBN #0321532899 by Alan Shalloway, Guy Beaver, James R. Trott

Total Cost of PMI ACP Certification

Training Cost by GlobalSkillup12990INR
ACP Certification Exam Cost for Non-Members495USD
ACP Certification Exam Cost for PMI Members435USD

PMI ACP and CSM Comparision

PMI ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) is offered by PMI(Project Management Institute) which is very popular across the world for Project Management. Certification offered by PMI is worthy investment from Job market and Recruiter’s point of view. This certification is the new offering while CSM is being there in the market for a while. Even then, PMI ACP is still considered a better one in comparision since this certification emphasizes more on the overall iterative methodologies including SCRUM, Lean, Kanban and so on. Exam is based on 120 Objective type Questions conducted at Prometric Independent Test Center. Pass percentage is not defined by PMI. It is “believed” to be close to 75%. This certification needs a periodic renewal usually every 3 years. PMI ACP Training is a 2 days duration program. All PMI certifications, including PMI ACP can be taught by any Training provider and also PMI REP’s(Registered Education Providers).

CSM (Certified Scrum Master) is offered by the ScrumAlliance which was the only provider once upon a time to venture out to provide SCRUM related certifications. Offlate, there are atleast a couple of bodies which focus and provide similar to certifications like CSM. CSM primarily emphasizes on the SCRUM methodology only. Exam is based on the 35 Objective type Questions conducted by Training providers after the Training Completion in Supervision of Invigilator at Training Center. Achievement of 24 or above correct answers for 35 questions is considered as Pass. This certification needs a periodic renewal usually 2 years onwards. Certified Scrum Master Training is a 2 days duration program. CSM Training is provided by either CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) or ScrumAlliance REP’s(Registered Education Providers) only.



Participants will get the 21 Contact Hours of Agile Knowledge Proficient Certificate from GlobalSkillup after completing this course. This certificate is also mandatory to participate in the PMI-ACP examination.

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