SAFe Agilist 5.1 (Leading SAFe, SA)

During this three-day course, attendees learn the importance of mastering Business Agility in order to thrive in the digital age and gain insights they can use to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).

The course begins by exploring the SAFe principles, derived from Lean product development, Agile development, DevOps and systems thinking. Following this, the attendees will discuss how to establish Team and Technical Agility and organise around the flow of value. The course then focuses on the importance of adopting a customer-centric mindset and applying Design Thinking as part of the Agile Product Delivery core competency, and provides an opportunity to experience a PI Planning event.

Attendees also gain insights and recommendations for building a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and instilling a DevOps culture. Finally, the attendees will gain an understanding of Lean Portfolio Management and the steps needed for implementing this function in their Enterprise.

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

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Topics Covered

  1. Thriving in the Digital Age with Business Agility

  2. Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader

  3. Establishing Team and Technical Agility

  4. Building Solutions with Agile Product Delivery

  5. Exploring Lean Portfolio Management

  6. Leading the Change

  7. Practicing SAFe

Learning Goals

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

  • Lead the transformation to Business Agility with SAFe

  • Become a Lean-Agile Leader

  • Understand customer needs with Design Thinking

  • Enable Agile Product Delivery

  • Implement Lean Portfolio Management

Who will benefit?

  • CEO, Program or Project Manager, Scrum Master, Team Lead, Release Train Engineer, Business Analyst,Agile Coach, CIO, Portfolio Manager, Consultant, Engineer, Product Manager, Product Owner, Program Manager, Change Agent, Solution or Systems Architect

 

Prerequisites skills

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® 5 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

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

  • Experience in Scrum

What Attendees Get 

  • Attendee workbook

  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Agilist exam

  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform

  • Course certificate of completion

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

Exam requirements

The first step toward becoming a Certified SAFe 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

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

  • Experience in Scrum

 

Exam details

  • Exam name – SAFe® 4 Agilist Exam – or – SAFe® 5 Agilist Exam

  • Exam format – Multiple choice

  • 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 – SA4 = 34 out of 45 (75%); SA5 = 35 out of 45 (77%)

  • 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 exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

SAFe Certification Kit

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

  • Certified SAFe® Agilist PDF certificate

  • Certified SAFe® 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

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