The new ACP certification will help us all by setting a standard for excellence in agile project management.
San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) October 30, 2012
cPrime announces the release of their Online PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Exam prep course on the October 30th 2012. cPrime developed this course to be modeled after their standard instructor led PMI-ACP Boot Camp courses which they have been offering since March 2012. Professionals from across the globe can prepare for the PMI’s ACP Exam by enrolling in cPrime’s self-paced on-demand course. The Project Management Institute (PMI) developed this certification for practitioners who are using Agile methods in their projects. With the PMI-ACP certification, practitioners can demonstrate to their employers their expertise of Agile tools, techniques and skills, along with showing their capacity to lead agile project teams.
cPrime’s Online PMI-ACP Exam Prep course is a self-paced course divided into 11 modules focusing on the areas of the PMI-ACP Examination Content Outline. Each module contains a downloadable workbook, self-paced lecture videos complete with slides, exercises, face-to-face time with the instructor, quizzes and mock exams constructed from the questions of the PMI-ACP exam. The workbook provided in from the course is to help guide student’s learning of the material and acts as a study guide for students after the course. The course also gives students tips for taking the live computer-based PMI-ACP examination.
The individual modules of the Online PMI-ACP course can be purchased separately for professionals who want to solely focus on a particular topic of the examination content or only need a number of Agile training contact hours to sit for the exam. Otherwise, students can purchase the entire course and receive the required 21 contact hours. The online course has a class room feel with lecture and exercises from the instructor, Dr. Kevin Thompson, who is an expert in Agile tools, techniques and methods.
Dr. Thompson was one of the first to receive the PMI-ACP credentials by participating in the PMI’s beta program for the ACP exam in February 2012. He also holds the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Scrum Master (CSM), and Scrum Practitioner (CSP) certifications. Dr. Thompson has been training and coaching organizations and teams for over 5 years in Agile methods.
Students who have participated in cPrime’s Beta Online PMI-ACP exam prep course said they appreciated the real-world experience and examples that Dr. Thompson provided. The majority of the ACP examination is based on a professional’s experience of using Agile methods. Dr. Thompson shares his practical experience and knowledge from working with 100’s of organizations and teams adopting Scrum and Agile.
cPrime is a globally recognized PMI Registered Education Provider (R.E.P.) that is approved to provide training in project management and issue PDUs in project management and Agile development. The on-demand course gives students the required 21 Agile training contact hours. Students who already have their PMP earn 21 PDU’s which can be applied to their 3-year PDU maintenance requirement.
The PMI-ACP Exam is a computer-based test comprised of 120 multiple-choice questions and students are allotted 3 hours of examination time. 50% of the questions are based on Agile tools and techniques and the other 50% focus on Agile knowledge and skills. Dr. Kevin Thompson lectures and provides real world examples on topics including, daily interaction concepts, Agile planning and estimation, Agile inception, road mapping, release, iteration and termination concepts.
cPrime is excited to add this Online class to their curriculum of Agile training courses which include the Certified ScrumMaster Course, the Certified Scrum Product Owner Course and their array of Private Agile Team Training Workshops.
To learn more about the course please visit cPrime’s Online PMI-ACP Prep Course.