Take a PMI-ACP Exam Prep Class
Classes that offer extensive and comprehensive coverage of the material required for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Exam should be an integral part of your study plan. The primary benefit of these sessions is that you can interact with the instructor and other project managers and agile practitioners in the classroom studying alongside you. This interaction ensures you get firsthand experience on how to approach situations, and the underlying principles that govern them. You will need to ensure that the instructor is PMI-ACP certified and that the material is based on the latest version of both the PMI-ACP Examination Content Outline, as well as the latest version of the PMI-ACP Exam Reference List.
Tag Team Your Studies with Other PMI-ACP Aspirants
Preparing to sit for a difficult exam like the PMI-ACP requires a great deal of individual planning, discipline and commitment. You are your most important resource in your journey to becoming PMI-ACP certified. But regardless of how difficult the journey is you do not have to go it alone. There is nothing wrong with (and actually recommended) that you engage and collaborate with other PMI-ACP aspirants as part of your study plan. And based on recommendations from previous OSP International students, the benefits of doing this are plentiful. Following are some tips on how you can team up with others to help all of you achieve PMI-ACP Exam success through collaborative ‘tag team’ study efforts.
PMI-ACP Examination Content Outline Quick Facts
Here are some quick facts about the PMI-ACP Examination Content Outline that will help you make the most of this important resource as you prepare to sit for the PMI-ACP Exam. We highly recommend that you read the entire Content Outline and use it as a guide to understand the different areas of content included on the exam. This is because the Content Outline describes the knowledge, tasks, and skills required to effectively perform in the role of Agile Practitioner on your Agile Projects, as well as what you will be tested on when you sit for the exam. It is also important to note that PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s) such as OSP International use the Content Outline as the basic foundation for all or most of their PMI-ACP Exam training materials in order to target those areas of knowledge necessary to successfully pass the PMI-ACP Exam.
Is Obtaining the PMI-ACP Certification a Good Career Decision?
You may be wondering if obtaining the PMI-ACP certification is a good decision for your personal career path. Although the reality is that only you can make that decision this article contains important information to help you make it. But before we get ahead of ourselves, do you know what PMI-ACP stands for? It stands for Project Management Institute Agile Certified Practitioner and is the PMI certification that “recognizes an individual’s expertise in using Agile practices in their projects, while demonstrating their increased professional versatility through Agile tools and techniques”. In other words, once you pass the PMI-ACP Exam, you are then considered a PMI Agile Certified Practitioner.
Manage Your Time Efficiently When Taking The PMI-ACP Exam
One important recommendation I have for those taking the PMI-ACP Exam is to manage the time allotted to answer each question on the exam. Call it budgeting, call it time management, call it whatever you want; but do it! You need to walk into the examination room with a clear plan on how many questions you will answer per hour, when you plan on taking a break, and what you will do if time seems to be running out. This time management should begin with the full 120 question practice exams you take before the actual exam.
The Agile Manifesto Values and Principles - Mandatory Study Material for PMI-ACP Success
The PMI-ACP Exam will test your knowledge of many Agile concepts that cover a wide array of principles, tools, techniques and methods. So how do you know which of these concepts to concentrate on to create the most effective study plan? Well, a good start is to know and fully understand the Values and Principles of the Agile Manifesto. This is because it forms the basis for the majority of Agile concepts and constitutes the absolute minimum amount of knowledge required to correctly answer many questions on the PMI-ACP Exam.
A fun and effective way of memorizing the underlying concepts behind the 12 Agile Manifesto Principle concepts is to describe each of these principles in two words or less, such as the example below.
Am I Eligible to Sit for the PMI-ACP Exam?
Regardless of whether you are new to project management or have been practicing it for years you have probably heard the term ‘Agile’ and are somewhat familiar with the PMI-ACP certification offered by the Project Management Institute and the benefits of obtaining it for your projects and career. Many people and companies alike see holding the PMI-ACP certification as a demonstration of professionalism in one or more Agile methods. However, you may not be familiar with the eligibility requirements to sit for the exam and if you personally meet these requirements. Let’s review the basics so that you can determine for yourself if sitting for the PMI-ACP Exam is the right choice for you.