SAFe® Agile Software Engineering (Scaled Agile Framework): SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineering (ASE) - Agile Center

SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineering (ASE)

SAFe® Agile Software Engineering (ASE)

SAFe® Agile Software Engineering (Scaled Agile Framework): SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer (ASE) – Agile Center

This course provides the foundational principles and practices that make up the Agile Software Engineering discipline. Attending the class prepares you to take the SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer exam and become a certified SAFe® Agile Software Engineer (ASE).

SAFe® Agile Software Engineering training course is provided under Scaled Agile, Inc. Partner Program Agreement.

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3 days (21 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.

The discipline of software engineering has evolved over the past decades with the introduction of Lean-Agile and DevOps principles and practices. New skills and approaches help organizations deliver software-centric solutions faster, more predictably, and with higher quality. During this three-day, workshop-oriented course, attendees learn the foundational principles and practices that make up the Agile Software Engineering discipline.

A Certified SAFe® Agile Software Engineer is a member of an Agile team that understands the foundational principles and practices that make up the Agile Software Engineering discipline. The Agile Software Engineer understands that the continuous flow of value delivery and building in quality are enabled by modern practices including XP technical practices, Behavioral-Driven Development (BDD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD). The Agile Software Engineer also embraces proven practices to detail, model, design, implement, verify, and validate stories in a SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline.

During this three-day course you will know the practices that build quality into code (abstraction, encapsulation, intentional programming) and designs (SOLID, Design patterns). Attendees will also understand how Software Engineering fits into the larger solution context and their role in collaborating on intentional architecture and DevOps.

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agile Software Engineer (ASE).

Benefits:

During this course you will learn how to:
  • Prepare for SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer Exam and become a certified SAFe® Agile Software Engineer (ASE)
  • Define Agile Software Engineering and the underlying values, principles, and practices
  • Apply the Test First practice to create alignment between tests and requirements
  • Utilize the test infrastructure
  • Create tests with Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)
  • Outline models for communication and representation
  • Design from context
  • Build applications with code and design quality
  • Collaborate on intentional architecture and emergent design
  • Create an Agile software engineering plan
  • Create Minimum Marketable Feature (MMF)

Price of the course includes:

  • Delivery of three-day SAFe® Agile Software Engineering training course conducted by a experienced trainer certified by Scaled Agile, Inc., provider of SAFe®
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer (ASE) certification exam (SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer 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 Agile Software Engineer certification upon passing of exam

Prerequisites:

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, meeting the following prerequisites will make the training more productive:

  • Understanding of SAFe for Teams
  • Background in engineering, development, managing development, or quality assurance

Working methods:

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

Licensing of the SAFe® training course:

SAFe® Agile Software Engineering 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:

This course targets the technical members of an Agile Team – developers and testers. Product Owners, Scrum Master, Managers, and others with a less technical background would also be very beneficial as they would gain an understanding of the development process so that team collaboration will become more effective.

Learning Goals:

To perform the role of a SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer attendees should be able to:

  • Define Agile Software Engineering and the underlying values, principles, and practices
  • Apply the Test-First principle to create alignment between tests and requirements
  • Create shared understanding with Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)
  • Communicate with Agile modeling
  • Design from context for testability
  • Build applications with code and design quality
  • Utilize the test infrastructure for automated testing
  • Collaborate on intentional architecture and emergent design
  • Apply Lean-Agile Principles to optimize the flow of value
  • Create an Agile Software Engineering plan

Topics Covered:

  1. Introduction to Agile Software Engineering
  2. Connecting Principles, and Practices to Built-In Quality
  3. Accelerating Flow
  4. Applying Intentional Architecture
  5. Thinking Test-First
  6. Discovering Story Details
  7. Creating a Shared Understanding with Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)
  8. Communicating with Models
  9. Building Systems with Code Quality
  10. Building Systems with Design Quality
  11. Implementing with Quality
  12. 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® 4 Agile Software Engineer (ASE) certificate, it is necessary to obtain a positive result on the SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer 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 Certified SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer (ASE) applies Test-First principles to create alignment between tests and requirements, communicates with Agile modeling, creates shared understanding with Behavior-Driven Development (BDD), builds applications with code and design quality, and applies Lean-Agile principles to optimize the flow of value.

Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a SAFe® Agile Software Engineer (ASE).

Exam requirements:

The first step toward becoming an Certified SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer is to attend the SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineering 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 exam:

  • Understanding of SAFe for Teams
  • Background in engineering, development, managing development, or quality assurance

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

  • Exam name: SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • 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 SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineering course
  • Exam duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2.0 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 60
  • Passing Score: 42 out of 60 (70% 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. 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 artifact from the course and can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to reference back to the content that was specifically 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 Certified SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer requires an exceptional range of skills and is a career path for many Software Engineers. Certification includes:

  • Certified SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the ASE 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

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 USD

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 20 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 the Scrum Alliance.

We Grow SAFe® Experts

Why to choose Architecture Center Ltd 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

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