Leading SAFe® with SA Certification

Frequently Asked Questions
[fa icon="plus-square"] What will you learn?
To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, you should be able to:
  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in your enterprise
  • Recognise and apply a Lean-Agile Mindset and principles
  • Continuously explore, integrate, deploy, and release value
  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio
  • Coordinate the development of large solutions
  • Enhance your Lean-Agile leadership skills
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in your enterprise
[fa icon="plus-square"] What topics are covered?
  • Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding SAFe Principles
  • Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value
  • Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise
  • Empowering a Lean Portfolio
  • Building Large Solutions
[fa icon="plus-square"] What will you receive?
The class registration includes:
  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
[fa icon="plus-square"] Who is this course suitable for?
The following individuals will benefit from this course:
  • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects
[fa icon="plus-square"] Are there any prerequisites for this course?
All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:
  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • Experience in Scrum
[fa icon="plus-square"] What about certification?

About the SAFe 4 Agilist Certification

Certification Level: Core

Required Course: Leading SAFe

Job Role Description/Target Audience: A SAFe 4 Agilist (SA) is a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise leadership professional who is part of a Lean-Agile transformation.

Key Areas of Competency

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in the enterprise
  • Apply Lean-Agile Mindset and principles
  • Plan and successfully execute Program Increments
  • Execute and release value through Agile Release Trains
  • Build an Agile portfolio with Lean-Agile budgeting
Annual Renewal
  • Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned

Renewal fee: $100

Certification Level: Core

Required Course: Leading SAFe

Job Role Description/Target Audience: A SAFe 4 Agilist (SA) is a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise leadership professional who is part of a Lean-Agile transformation.

Key Areas of Competency

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in the enterprise
  • Apply Lean-Agile Mindset and principles
  • Plan and successfully execute Program Increments
  • Execute and release value through Agile Release Trains
  • Build an Agile portfolio with Lean-Agile budgeting

Exam Prerequisite Skills or Knowledge

These skills and knowledge are highly recommended to successfully pass the exam:

  • 5+ years experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

Exam Requirements

The first step toward becoming a SAFe certified professional is to attend the Leading SAFe course. This is a requirement because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee to pass the exam.

Exam Details

Click here to access exam information for Leading SAFe 4.0

  • Exam name – SAFe 4 Agilist Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice questions
  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions – 45
  • Passing score – 34 out of 45 (76% passing score)
  • Language – English
  • Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Retake policy – Second attempt on the exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt. The third attempt requires a 10-day wait. The fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.

Exam Study Materials

The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend candidates use a variety of resources to prepare for this exam including:

  • Course materials – The course materials are an essential artefact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to refer back to the content that was presented during the class.
  • Study guide – This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.
  • Practice test – The practice test is designed to be predictive of success on the certification exam,* and it has the same number of questions, a level of difficulty, and time duration. It is part of the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform and can be taken an unlimited number of times at no cost. *This is not the actual exam, and passing it does not guarantee success on the certification exam.
  • Sample test – Download questions

What You Get

Becoming a SAFe 4 Agilist requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many servant leaders. Certification includes:

  • SAFe 4 Agilist PDF certificate
  • SAFe 4 Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe Certified Professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe journey

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

Leading SAFe with SA Certification

Learn the SAFe framwork for leaders

What is this course?

Applying a Lean-Agile mindset with SAFe

With SAFe 4 Agilist Certification Based on version 4.5 of SAFe

Develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower your enterprise to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when you become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).

During this two-day course, you’ll learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale.

You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace.

You’ll also get practical advice on supporting Agile teams and programs, empowering a Lean Portfolio.

 

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Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).

About the instructor

LK.jpg Lokesh Kataria

Lokesh specialises in large-scale agile adoptions and practice-based organisational change since 2009.  As an experienced agile coach, he has worked with many projects in various organisations to introduce iterative and agile practices. Lokesh also provides training on Portfolio/Product Strategy, Value Stream/Program Planning, Scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile (SAFe), Quality Assurance and DevOps.

 

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