How to prepare for PMI-ACP® Certification?

PMI-ACP® certification is well known agile certification. Among the many other certifications available currently in the market, PMI-ACP® has its edge due to wider coverage of content and PMI assurance. As most of the organizations are moving towards agility, gaining an agile certification is more or less must these days.

Dynamics of market are changing at such a fast pace that adaptability to new ways of work is must. In this blog we shall be covering the things needed for PMI-ACP® certification and a way to prepare for it.

How to prepare for PMI-ACP certification exam?

It’s a stepwise approach to prepare for PMI-ACP® and for that matter few things are common for any PMI certification. One should be aware of basics about exam and then start preparing

Knowing qualification for the exam

PMI-ACP® has below requirements for appearing and maintenance of the certification :


Before starting the preparations, Go through the handbook of the PMI-ACP® thoroughly and make yourself aware about the details –

No single book for PMI-ACP®

This certification is not having one single guide as PMBOK®. PMI has given a list of references for PMI-ACP®. Agile has wide coverage and PMI-ACP® covers many flavours of it due to which the coverage of all the flavours are required. From different sources and PMI-ACP® certified people, it’s not necessary to go through all the reference books thoroughly. One shouldn’t over burden by all the books for this certification. Exam preparation courses are designed to cover the same to the extent required. However its worth to have a look at the references shared by PMI for PMI-ACP® certification.
Link for the same is –

PMI-ACP Online Course

Exam Prep guide

It’s recommended to refer one preparation guide. There are many available in market these days. Mike Griffin and Andy Crowe prep books are famous. Many training providers give the reference material from them which can also be considered as prep guide.

Steps for preparation

There can be multiple ways and steps for preparations. Below is one view point arrived after looking at multiple lessons learnt from different successfully certified people.


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About Sparsh Goyal

A passionate IT professional, Sparsh Goyal boasts of 4.3+ years of experience. He has worked for various projects under AWS, Google Cloud Platform, Spring Boot, Python, Microservices, RESTful, RESTFUL APIs/SOAP, Scripting, Shell and JAVA. He is also working towards gaining proficiency in Oracle Cloud PaaS, DevOps, SaaS and Docker/Kubernetes. His primary and secondary skills validate his relentless pursuits of expanding his horizon and developing more as an IT person. He boasts of the following certifications: *Google Professional Cloud Security Engineer. *AWS Cloud Solutions Architect Associate. *Oracle certified JAVA programmer.

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