Studying for the PMI-ACP® Exam? Review the PMI-ACP® Handbook.
The PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Handbook is a document created by Project Management Institute (PMI)® that outlines the history of the PMI-ACP® Certification and the policies and procedures necessary for you to apply for and sit for the PMI-ACP® Exam. This document should be the first document you read when studying for the PMI-ACP® Exam because it provides the foundational information necessary to maximize your PMI-ACP® Exam success. I recommend that you read at least the first 22 pages, so that you better understand what’s ahead of you. Here is what you will find:
The first portion of the Handbook describes how the use of Agile best practices is a topic of growing importance in project management, as reflected by the increase in the demand for skilled Agile practitioners to successfully manage today’s increasingly complex projects. The PMI-ACP® certification was created to exhibit a practitioner’s expertise in understanding and implementing Agile practices and demonstrate their increased contribution to the success of their project teams and organizations.
The Handbook then outlines the specific minimum eligibility requirements that you must meet to apply for the PMI-ACP® certification. These minimum requirements include formal educational background, general project experience hours, Agile project experience hours and Agile practice training hours. You are then provided an exam blueprint that includes an overview of the topic area focus and question allocation for the PMI-ACP® Exam, followed by more specific information covering the application process and how to schedule a date to sit for the exam.
Lastly, the Handbook provides you with information on how to maintain your PMI-ACP® certification after you have passed the exam through the use of Continuing Certification Requirements (CCRs). The PMI-ACP® Handbook is available for free online at: www.agileprepcast.com/handbook