NICF- PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Preparatory Course

Overview

The Agile approach is gaining increasing importance in project management and globally recognised companies such as IBM, Cisco and Yahoo are actively using Agile Project Management frameworks. The collaborative, adaptive and flexible nature of Agile methodologies boosts customer satisfaction, improves customer trust and retention, and leads to repeat business. 

In this 3-day course, participants will explore and apply the Agile principles and mindset within the context of the project team and organisation. You will acquire an in-depth knowledge of Scrum, the most commonly used Agile framework and understand the basics of other major Agile frameworks such as XP, Lean and KANBAN. In addition, you will learn how to apply popular Agile techniques in iteration and release planning, progress tracking, agile modeling, and agile team management through hands-on workshops. 

All participants will be given a free copy of the second edition of the “PMI-ACP® Exam Prep” book by Mike Griffiths.

About PMI-ACP® Certification

For those who are sitting for the PMI-ACP® examination, this course will prepare you for it. For more information on the examination, click here

The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) is the latest certification offered by PMI® and is expected to be the industry standard certification for Agile in the next few years.

The PMI-ACP® certification is designed to:

  • Demonstrate to employers the practitioner’s level of professionalism in agile practices of project management
  • Increase the practitioner’s professional versatility in both project management tools and techniques

The certification carries a higher level of professional credibility as it requires a combination of agile training, experience working on agile projects and examination on agile principles, practices, tools and techniques.

PMI® forecasts an appreciable increase in the number of participants acquiring PMI-ACP® certification within the next 3 to 5 years across the globe. For more information on the ACP® certification published by PMI®, click here.

Upon successful completion of this course, you will earn 21 PDUs (Technical: 11.5, Leadership: 5.25, Strategy: 4.25). This fulfils the requirements of the 21 project management training hours (contact hours) for PMI-ACP® eligibility. The PDUs can also be used to maintain your PMP®/PgMP® credential. Note that for the purpose of PDU reporting by those with PMP®/PgMP® credentials, the PMI® REP Provider Number of ISS is “2339”.

  • NICF- PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Preparatory Course
  • NICF- PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Preparatory Course

Enquiry

Please contact Ms. Serene ANG Zi Hui at tel: 66012391 or email for more details.

Facts

Class Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

In Collaboration with...


    PMI

The PMI Registered Education Provider logo is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc. 

PMP®, PgMP® and PMI-ACP® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

This course is part of the Product & Project Management Series offered by NUS-ISS.


 

Upcoming Classes

Class 115 Nov 2017 to 17 Nov 2017 (Full Time)

Duration: 3 days

Time:
09:00am to 05:00pm

Class 224 Jan 2018 to 26 Jan 2018 (Full Time)

Duration: 3 days

Time:
09:00am to 05:00pm

Class 323 May 2018 to 25 May 2018 (Full Time)

Duration: 3 days

Time:
09:00am to 05:00pm

Class 416 Jul 2018 to 18 Jul 2018 (Full Time)

Duration: 3 days

Time:
09:00am to 05:00pm

Class 526 Sep 2018 to 28 Sep 2018 (Full Time)

Duration: 3 days

Time:
09:00am to 05:00pm

Class 607 Nov 2018 to 09 Nov 2018 (Full Time)

Duration: 3 days

Time:
09:00am to 05:00pm

Class 728 Jan 2019 to 30 Jan 2019 (Full Time)

Duration: 3 days

Time:
09:00am to 05:00pm

Course Details

  • Key Takeaways
  • Who Should Attend
  • What Will Be Covered
  • Fees & Funding
  • Exams & Certificate
  • Preparing for Your Course

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and apply the Agile principles and mindset within a project and the organisation
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of Scrum, the most commonly used Agile framework
  • Understand the basics of other major Agile frameworks such as XP, Lean and KANBAN
  • Apply popular Agile techniques in iteration and release planning, progress tracking, agile modeling, and agile team management
  • Understand project management in the Agile context
  • Be familiar with the requirements and process for the PMI-ACP® certification

The course is for:

  • Project Managers, and anyone from product developer to senior management, who are using or have already used agile practices, or whose organisation is adopting agile methods; or
  • Project Managers, and anyone who want to obtain the PMI-ACP® certification.
Pre-requisites for Certification Exam
The following table lists the pre-requisites for the PMI-ACP® certification exam:

Educational Background + General Project Experience + Agile Project experience  + Training in Agile Practices
Secondary Degree (High School Diploma, Associate's Degree or global equivalent)   2000 hours (approx. 12 months) of General Project Experience

Experience must be earned within the last 5 years
  1500 hours (approx. 8 months) of Agile Project Experience

Experience must be earned within the last 3 years

These hours are in addition to the 2000 hours required in general project experience
  21 contact hours of training in Agile Practices

This is an overview of the requirements. For more details on the eligibility requirements, please refer to the PMI-ACP® Handbook.

Please refer to the PMI-ACP® Exam only page for more information. 
  • Introduction to PMI-ACP®
  • Agile principles and mindset
  • Value-driven delivery
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Team performance
  • Adaptive planning
  • Problem detection and resolution
  • Continuous improvement
  • Mock examination

Format

Lectures, retention drills, quizzes, workshop and mock examination

Self-sponsored

International Students

S'poreans (below 40 years old)/ PRs (of any age)

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy 
(i.e. S’porean aged 40 and above)

Workfare Training Support

Full course fee

S$2700

S$2700

S$2700

S$2700

7% GST on full course fee

S$189

S$189

S$189

S$189

Less: Grant amount

-

(S$315)

(S$1050)

(S$2565)

Total nett course fee payable, including GST

S$2889

S$2574

S$1839

S$324

Company-sponsored

International Students

S'poreans (below 40 years old)/ PRs (of any age)

SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy 
(i.e. S’porean aged 40 and above)

Workfare Training Support

Enhanced Training Support for SMEs^

Full course fee

S$2700

S$2700

S$2700

S$2700

S$2700

7% GST on full course fee

S$189

S$189

S$189

S$189

S$189

Less: Grant Amount

- (S$315) (S$1050) (S$2565) (S$1050)

Total nett course fee payable, including GST

S$2889

S$2574

S$1839

S$324

S$1839

*Companies will be required to submit the training grant for ISS endorsement in the Skillsconnect system before course start date OR no later than 30 days after course start date

Application is via Skillsconnect. You may wish to refer to Skillsconnect guide 4.1 for more information.

^For more information on Enhanced Training Support for SMEs, click here.

This course is aligned to the National Infocomm Competency Framework (NICF) and accredited by SSG. Absentee payroll subsidy is available for eligible companies and companies on a short work week system will receive the absentee payroll subsidy based on their employees' current income. Please visit www.ssg.gov.sg for full details.

Certificate of Completion

The ISS Certificate of Completion will be issued to participants who have attended at least 75% of the course.

WSQ Assessment

  • Broad Schedule of Assessment: Workshops conducted throughout the course with daily quizes for assessment
  • Passing Criteria: Achieve above 50% for quizzes and achieve objective in the case of exercise/workshops
  • Assessment Method: Workshops and daily quizzes

Upon passing the assessment, Statement of Attainment (SOAs) will be issued to certify that the participant has passed the following Competency Units:

  • IT-PM-401S-1 Manage project integration
  • IT-PM-507S-1 Manage stakeholders for project success

Participants may need to attend additional coaching sessions and re-assessments if they do not pass the required competency units. ISS reserves the right not to disclose any information on the course assessment process.

Exam Overview

Please refer to the PMI-ACP® Exam Only page for more information.

NUS-ISS Course Registration Terms and Conditions

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NUS-ISS and Learner’s Commitment and Responsibilities

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WIFI Access

WIFI access will be made available. User ID and password will be provided in the participant’s kit.

Venue

Institute of Systems Science, NUS
25 Heng Mui Keng Terrace
Singapore 119615 

Click here for directions to NUS-ISS.

In the event of a change of venue, participants are advised to refer to the acceptance email sent one week prior to the commencement date.

Course Confirmation

All classes are subject to confirmation and ISS will send an acceptance email to participants one week prior to the commencement date. Confirmed registrants are to attend and complete all lectures, class exercises, workshops and assessments (where applicable). Additionally, all responses to feedbacks and surveys conducted by ISS and its partners must be submitted. All training and assessments will be delivered as described in the course webpage.

General Enquiry

Please feel free to write to isstraining@nus.edu.sg or call 6516 2093 if you have any enquiry or feedback.

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