Leading SAFe® 4.6 (SA)

Leading SAFe® 4.6

Leading SAFe 4.6 (Scaled Agile Framework): SAFe Agilist (SA) - Architecture Center Ltd

This course will let you develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace. Attending the class prepares you to take the SAFe 4 Agile exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).

Leading SAFe® 4.6 training course is provided under Scaled Agile, Inc. Partner Program Agreement.

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2 days (14 hours)


Exam voucher incl.


Classroom


Lunch & coffee breaks


Language: English


Multiple locations

Course description

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) helps businesses address the significant challenges of developing and delivering enterprise-class software and systems in the shortest sustainable lead time. It is as an online, freely revealed knowledge base of proven success patterns for implementing Lean-Agile software and systems at enterprise scale.

SAFe synchronizes alignment, collaboration, and delivery for large numbers of Agile teams. Scalable and configurable, SAFe allows each organization to adapt it to its own business needs. It supports smaller-scale solutions employing 50–125 practitioners, as well as complex systems that require thousands of people.

A SAFe Agilist (SA) strategically guides the adoption, success, and ongoing improvement of Lean-Agile culture in an enterprise. The Agilist helps define the organizational mission and vision, and communicates strategic decisions and the need for change to all stakeholders and teams. The Agilist motivates knowledge workers by helping them develop their skills and careers in a way that enhances their capabilities and increases their engagement and commitment to the mission and vision of the enterprise.

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

Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace. They’ll also get practical advice on supporting Agile teams and programs, empowering a Lean Portfolio, building a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinating large solutions.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and achieve certification for SAFe® Agilist (SA).

Benefits:

During this course you will learn how to:
  • Prepare for SAFe 4 Agile Exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)
  • 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
  • Recognize 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 their Lean-Agile leadership skills
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in their enterprise

Price of the course includes:

  • Delivery of two-day Leading SAFe® training course conducted by a experienced trainer certified by Scaled Agile, Inc., provider of SAFe®
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam (SAFe 4 Agile Exam)
  • Fully equipped training room
  • Refreshments and working lunch during the training course
  • Attendee workbook licensed by Scaled Agile, Inc.
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, with access to members-only resources such as webinars, workbooks, guidance presentations, and advance notice of upcoming SAFe products
  • One Certification exam attempt upon General Availability of the course
  • Course certificate of completion
  • SAFe 4 Agilist certification upon passing of exam

Prerequisites:

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

Working methods:

Multimedia presentations, group exercises and discussion, practical workshops, case study and practice tests.

Licensing of the SAFe® training course:

Leading SAFe® training course offered by Architecture Center Ltd is provided under Scaled Agile, Inc. Partner Program Agreement and complies with the requirements for Scaled Agile, Inc. Courseware License Agreement.

Architecture Center Ltd is a Partner of Scaled Agile, Inc.. Agile Center is a brand of Architecture Center Ltd.

Target group:

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

Learning Goals:

To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:

  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in the enterprise
  • Recognize 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 their Lean-Agile leadership skills
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in their enterprise

Topics Covered:

  1. Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)
  2. Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  3. Understanding SAFe Principles
  4. Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning
  5. Exploring, Executing, and Releasing Value
  6. Leading the Lean-Agile Enterprise
  7. Empowering a Lean Portfolio
  8. Building Large Solutions
  9. Summary

Training materials are based on SAFe® Courseware licensed by Scaled Agile, Inc..

Training location:

This training course is offered in the following locations:

  • Amsterdam
  • Berlin
  • Brussels
  • Copenhagen
  • Delhi
  • Dubai
  • Dublin
  • Frankfurt
  • Helsinki
  • Houston
  • Istanbul
  • Johannesburg
  • London
  • Los Angeles
  • Luxembourg
  • Lyon
  • Madrid
  • Melbourne
  • Moscow
  • Mumbai
  • Munich
  • New York
  • Oslo
  • Paris
  • Prague
  • Rome
  • Singapore
  • Stockholm
  • Sydney
  • Toronto
  • Vienna
  • Warsaw
  • Washington D.C.
  • Wroclaw
  • Zurich

Available dates:

For all upcoming terms see course calendar.

Net price per person:

The training course net price per person includes the exam voucher. The applicable price is shown in the course calendar and depends on the course location.

Check the course price in the course calendar.

To obtain the SAFe® Agilist (SA) certificate, it is necessary to obtain a positive result on the SAFe 4 Agile exam.

Detailed information about the SAFe examination you can find at Scaled Agile website.

Additional information:

All prices are exclusive of VAT.
It is mandatory to purchase the training course including the certification exam.

Certification exam

A SAFe Agilist (SA) is a Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe) enterprise leadership professional who is part of a Lean-Agile transformation. Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).

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 passing the exam.

Exam prerequisite skills or knowledge:

These skills and knowledge are highly recommended to successfully pass the SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

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

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.

More detailed information about SAFe examination you can find at Scaled Agile website.

Exam Details

  • Name: SAFe 4 Agile Exam
  • Format: Multiple Choice
  • Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course
  • 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 (75% passing score)
  • Exam language – English
  • Sample Test Questions available
  • 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 USD
  • Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait

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 artifact 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, 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 testDownload 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 Agilist PDF certificate
  • A SAFe Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SP Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Agilist certification usage guide with SA certification marks
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe certified professionals
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Learn more about the benefits od SAFe community membership.

Annual Renewal:

Certificates expire one year from the date the certification is earned.
  • Renewal fee is $100

More detailed information about SAFe examination you can find at Scaled Agile website.

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.

We Grow SAFe® Experts

Why to choose Agile Center and take part in SAFe® course? Scaled Agile Framework® is the most prominent and reliable Lean-Agile scaling method in the world.

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SAFe-trained professionals in 100+countries
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We pay close attention to build positive learning environment for you


We really do care about the details. Positive and efficient learning environments are key to our attendees' success in preparation to SAFe® exam. We aim to create a comfortable conditions for learning that optimise the ability of attendees to learn:

  • Climate of safety and open authentic conversation
  • Fully equipped and air-conditioned classroom with access to day light
  • Seasoned, certified and experienced instructor team
  • Well-structured and compelling schemes that translate into high exam scores
  • Refreshments and working lunch during the training course
  • Set of training materials: accredited training course handouts, pen, binder for training materials and a paper notepad

Scaled Agile Framework and SAFe are registered trademarks of Scaled Agile, Inc.

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Agile Center provides consultancy and training services in the following areas: Lean-Agile Transformation, Agile Strategy audit & implementation and Agile Program/Portfolio management.

Agile Center is a brand of Architecture Center Ltd.