PMI ACP® Certification Exam
Benefits of PMI-ACP® Certification
- Cover all fundamental aspects of Agile Principles and Methodologies and helps in professional growth by gaining knowledge of different Agile methods
- Demonstrate your skills to your employer, peers & customers that you are proficient in Agile Methodologies and use industry best practices
- Enhance your salary, job opportunities and credibility by adding new credentials in your resume
- Increase the chances of being internationally recognized with PMI certification.
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PMI-ACP® Training Options
Format Actual Exam
No. of Questions: 20
Delivery: Online, Immediate
Format Actual Exam
No. of Questions: 240
Delivery: Online, Immediate
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Self Study Training
Content: 203 pages eBook
Practice Tests: Full access
Delivery: Online, Immediate
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PMI-ACP® Exam Information
- Certification Name : Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification
- Duration of Exam : 3 hours
- Number of Questions : The exam comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions. Of the 120 questions, 20 are considered as pretest questions.
- Passing score : The passing score for all PMI exams is determined by sound psychometric analysis. PMI don’t give percentage instead there is a grade system (Proficient, Moderately Proficient and Below Proficient) only Below Proficient is fail
- Eligibility Criteria : The candidate must satisfy below
Particulars Description EducationLevel Secondary degree (high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent) General Project Experience *2,000 hours (12 months) working on project teams. This experience must have been earned in the last 5 years Agile Project Experience 1,500 hours (8 months) working on project teams using agile methodologies. This experience must have been earned in the last 3 years. These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in general project experience. Training in Agile Practices 21 contact hours. These hours must have been earned in agile practices (This course takes care of this requirement) Examination Test knowledge of Agile fundamentals and ability to apply to basic project Maintenance 30 PDUs every 3 years in Agile project management
Overview of the PMI-ACP® Certification
PMI-ACP® is a globally recognized agile certification offered by the Project Management Institute to professionals who are running projects using various agile principles, practices, tools and techniques. PMI Agile certification is in high demand because of the increased usage of Agile methodologies in corporate.
Application Submission : You have 90 days to submit the PMI-ACP® Certification application once you have started it.
Application Completeness Review : 10 days (when submitted online).
Applicant Payment Process : You cannot schedule PMI Agile Certification exam until you submit payment of the certification fees.
Audit Process: If your PMI® Agile Certification application is selected for audit then you will be given 90 days to submit your audit material with PMI®. PMI® completes audit process in 5-7 days.
Multiple Choice Examination Eligibility : You can take the exam within 1 year from the date of acceptance of the application. You can take up to a maximum of 3 attempts during this 1 year.
Certification Cycle : This begins on the day you pass your exam.
Certification Maintenance : You are required to earn and report 30 Professional Development Units (PDU) within this 3 year cycle.
Certification Renewal : You can complete this by gaining and reporting 30 PDU plus the certification renewal fee.
Certification Suspension : This occurs on the third anniversary of the day you passed the exam if you do not fulfil the CCR requirement.
Certification Expiration : Your certification expires if you do not fulfil the CCR requirement towards certification maintenance. If you wish to hold the certification again you need to reapply.
Exam Pattern and Information:
The PMI-ACP® exam is comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions. 20 of these are pretests which are placed randomly. The time allotted for this exam is 3 Hours. The split of exam across domains is as below:
|Domain||Domain Name||% on Test|
|Domain I.||Agile Principles and Mindset||16 %|
|Domain II.||Value Driven Delivery||20 %|
|Domain III.||Stakeholder Engagement||17 %|
|Domain IV.||Team Performance||16 %|
|Domain V.||Adaptive Planning||12%|
|Domain VI.||Problem Detection and Resolution||10 %|
|Domain VII.||Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)||9 %|
|Exam Administration Type||PMI® Member Status||US Dollars|
|Computer-based testing (CBT)||Member||$435|
|Computer-based testing (CBT)||Non-Member||$495|
|Paper-based testing (PBT)||Member||$385|
|Paper-based testing (PBT)||Non-Member||$445|
|Re-exam – CBT||Member||$335|
|Re-exam – CBT||Non-Member||$395|
|Re-exam – PBT||Member||$285|
|Re-exam – PBT||Non-Member||$345|
|CCR certification Renewal||Member||$60|
|CCR certification Renewal||Non-Member||$150|
How to Apply for PMI-ACP® Certification?
- You can apply immediately after earning 21 contact hours (hours must have been earned in egile methodologies, principles and practices) from any R.E.P of PMI®
- Download the application form from the website of PMI®
- The application submitted online is processed in 5 business days
- You can schedule the exam at any Prometric centre immediately after receiving the PMI® eligibility id
Top reasons to register for PMI-ACP® Certification?
- PMI® certifications are not based on one specific methodology hence they are flexible andadaptable.
- Easily utilize the knowledge between various industries, market segments and geographic locations.
In case any of the above reasons resonate with your thought process, we recommend that you start with taking free sample questions.
How to Prepare for Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification
- (Must do) Read PMI-ACP® Book by Whizlabs. – PMI® does not have a handbook like PMBOK for ACP® exam. It refers 11 different books for this certification’s preparation. Instead of purchasing these different books you can consider downloadable eBook prepared by Whizlabs as the important topics from all the other books are covered in this book.
- (Optional) Other than a book, you would also need to appear in reasonable number of practice tests. That will help you to assess you topic-wise preparation level and concrete your preparation on weak areas. It will also expose you to a variety of exam questions and set the right expectations. In case you want to take a look at some of the sample questions you can try PMI-ACP® Sample Practice Questions of Whizlabs
- (Optional) In case you need specialized training for key topics of PMI-ACP® you can check out PMI-ACP® Training/ Webinars sessions available with Whizlabs.
- (Optional)Register in a good discussion forum to discuss preparation related queries. This will be very helpful for your study.
- (Optional) In case you are a self-learner kind of person but need a formal training you can check Online Self Study training material of Whizlabs.
- (Optional) In case you are looking for a comprehensive instructor-led training program, we do offer live online training for PMI-ACP® certification that will help you to learn and build your concept of project management.
“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.”
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PMI-ACP® Certification FAQs
- Is there any prerequisite for this Certification? There is no pre requisite for the PMI-ACP® Exam. You can directly appear for this certification exam. Anyone who uses agile principles, practices, tools and techniques in their projects can apply for this exam.
- How can I apply for the PMI-ACP® Certification? PMI has both online and mail mediums for applications. PMI encourages the exam taker to apply online although you can download a printable application from the website and mail it to PMI.
- Which are the recommended books for PMI-ACP®? You can check these books for reference –
• PMI-ACP Exam by Mike Griffiths
• The PMI-ACP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, Iteration 2 by Andy Crowe
- If I already have a certification/credential from PMI, can I still pursue the PMI-ACP®? Yes. You need to meet the eligibility requirements for the PMI-ACP®. You can also apply the professional development units (PDUs) you earn for the PMI-ACP® to maintain the PMP and PgMP credentials.
- How to fill the application for PMI-ACP®?
- Online – You can start filling your application online and save it where you stop (in partial manner). You will have 90 days to complete the application from the day you start. Application has parts about your personal details, you agile experience and 21 contact hours of Agile education.
- Offline – You can download the form from PMI website and fill it and sent to postal address mentioned in handbook.
- Can I purchase exam voucher from Whizlabs? No, we do not provide the exam voucher. You have to directly purchase the same from Oracle.
- Do you offer Money Back Guarantee for your PMI-ACP® Exam Simulator? Yes, we offer 100% Unconditional money back guarantee. If you do not clear the exam for any reason, please note that we refund the cost of product which you purchased from Whizlabs but not the Oracle Certification Exam cost.
- Apart from mock exams & questions, is there any further assistance I can get from Whizlabs? Yes, we provide you full support for any query related to the certification when you are preparing through our mock exams. Your query will be handled by certified PMI-ACP® SME (Subject Matter Expert) & response will be provided in due course.
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Srikanth V. (Director of Web Operations and Planning at CareTech Solutions)
I studied for nearly 3 weeks, I took the Whizlabs PMI-ACP Selft Study program. It help me a lot!!
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