The Agile PrepCast Elite
The Agile PrepCast Comes in Two Versions: Basic and Elite:
The Agile PrepCast was first launched in 2012 with the goal of providing high-quality but low-cost training to agile practitioners and project managers preparing for their exam. We have continuously updated it to stay in tune with the latest in available technology, the ever-increasing difficulty, as well as several updates of the PMI-ACP exam policies. We invest a lot of time and effort into helping you pass, and you can select from one of two current and updated versions:
- PrepCast Basic
- PrepCast Elite
- In addition to the training lessons, this package gives you 90-day access to The PM Exam Simulator so you can practice what you have learned.
The Agile PrepCast Elite is our most popular agile training product. And even though the Elite is recommended for most students, we start by reviewing what you get with The Agile PrepCast Basic:
What You Get - And What The Agile PrepCast Basic Will Do for You...
When you're taking the PMI-ACP exam, you'll always get a few of the same questions over and over...
... What should the agile practitioner do?
... What should the agile practitioner do first/next?
... What is the best course of action?
... What tool or technique does the agile practitioner use in this scenario?
... What agile technique is described in this situation?
... What should the agile practitioner have done differently to avoid this situation?
So how can you gain the knowledge to answer questions like these? Well, when you not only study but instead master PMI-ACP exam concepts with The Agile PrepCast you have ADVANCED your knowledge, and you automatically give yourself a significantly better chance of being certified on your first try.
And as you probably already know, the PMI-ACP exam is not an easy exam and passing it requires commitment and dedication throughout your studies.
The Agile PrepCast gives you a 'best-in-class' training, and you gain advanced-level knowledge via video-based lessons so that you can confidently answer questions similar to the ones above.
What's Inside the Latest Version of the Course?
The Agile PrepCast Elite has now helped 4,251+ project managers in 94+ countries to study and prepare for their PMI-ACP exam. And passing the exam has earned them the respect of their peers and opened doors.
We spent over a year with our ear to the ground, analyzing every comment, every feedback survey response, and every support email to uncover what PrepCast students want most from our course. We also read the complete PMI-ACP Exam Content Outline and the PMI-recommended reference books, including the new Agile Practice Guide.
Here's what we discovered, how online training has changed, and what our students expect from a solid PMI-ACP exam prep training:
The World Has Changed... And we've Adapted Everything for You!
Take a Look at What You'll Get
Immediately After Signing Up...
Module 01: Agile Introduction & OverviewTo start you out on the right path to your certification we review The Agile Manifesto, The Declaration of Interdependence and learn about one of the most important aspects of agile project management: The Agile Mindset.
Module 02: Agile Frameworks and MethodsScrum, Lean and Kanban immediately come to mind when thinking about exam-relevant agile frameworks and methods. However, we also give you an introduction to Extreme Programming, DSDM, FDD and Crystal to complete your understanding of the topic.
Module 03: Agile Communications ConceptsAgile communication differs slightly from communication on traditional projects by emphasizing simplicity, directness, and face-to-face conversations. So we look at how to communicate with Stakeholders and discuss team communication from the perspective of both colocated and distributed teams as well as agile team building.
Module 04: Agile Planning, Monitoring and Adapting ConceptsIn this module, we review the adaptive concepts by looking at how this is done on agile projects (both explicitly and implicitly) during initiation, execution, planning, and monitoring. We include a special emphasis on how to ensure that stakeholders stay involved in the project throughout its duration.
Module 05: Agile Estimation ConceptsAt the end of this module, you will have seen how most agile frameworks include some form of estimation, often in the form of the relative size of stories in terms of effort and time. The goal is to identify the highest priority stories from the product backlog and 'package' them into in a single sprint.
Module 06: Agile Analysis and Design ConceptsThe agile analysis and design portion introduces you to the agile product roadmap, user stories/backlog, story maps, progressive elaboration, wireframes, agile project chartering, personas and agile modeling. Though important this is one of our shorter modules.
Module 07: Agile Product Quality ConceptsMost agile methods start out with quality as a core tenet. This is why we discuss this topic in two broad categories: organic and overt quality concepts. You will also learn about advanced quality concepts for process improvement and product quality tools.
Module 08: Agile Soft Skills Negotiation ConceptsAny project, no matter if agile or waterfall, has competing constraints, which leads to tension. Being able to negotiate the appropriate win-win between the team and customers is at the core of this topic. We introduce you to the long list of soft-skills needed.
Module 09: Agile Value-Based Prioritization Concepts"Through this work, we have come to value"..." is a core statement from the Agile Manifesto. And in this module, we learn how to translate the agile values into a means for prioritizing the work. We review both basic and advanced concepts.
Module 10: Agile Risk Management ConceptsJust like quality, risk is a core tenet of agile methods. It permeates throughout many of our lessons but warrants to be called out in its own module. It includes the risk-adjusted backlog, risk burn-down charts and risk-based spikes. We devote a full lesson just to the latter.
Module 11: Agile Metrics ConceptsWe divided metrics into three lessons: general metrics, variance & trend analysis as well as advanced concepts. You will learn about velocity, cycle time, earned value management (EVM) for agile projects and escaped defects.
Module 12: Agile Value Stream Analysis ConceptsA value stream is a series of steps that agile projects employ to build solutions that provide a continuous flow of value to a customer. We learn to eliminate work that provides no value, observe the flow of materials and info, be as objective as possible and make any mandatory “non-value added” processes more efficient.
Module 13: Code of Ethics and Professional ConductThe Project Management Institute has defined a Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct that all PMI-certified project managers are expected to adhere to when working on and managing projects. The Code addresses moral, ethical and cultural competencies. It is required knowledge for every PMI exam.
Module 14: Exam Content OutlineThe PMI-ACP Exam is a meticulously developed exam, and this module introduces you to its Exam Content Outline which represents the "blueprint" for the exam. Every skill, concept or knowledge you need for the exam is described in this outline and reviewed in these lessons.
Module 15: Interviews with Successful Exam TakersThis module includes three audio-only interviews with project managers who have successfully passed their PMI-ACP exam. Learn from their experience and adopt their best practices for yourself. In one of these interviews, you'll even learn what it feels like to have your application audited by PMI.
Module 16: Applied ConceptsIf you ever wondered how the agile concepts you studied are applied in real life then this module is for you. You'll learn about agile and portfolio management, how agile scales to the enterprise, how it can be used in consumer goods development, and get introduced to a process that helps you select if agile or waterfall is better for your next project.
WE BASED EVERYTHING IN THE AGILE PREPCAST ON WHAT EXAM TAKERS ACTUALLY NEED:
The modules of The Agile PrepCast are modeled in a logical way to ensure that all agile principles, methods, and approaches are covered in your training lessons.
The lessons of The Agile PrepCast have been verified to contain all knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques that are mentioned in the PMI-ACP Examination Content Outline. And because it's in the exam outline it means that you will very likely see questions about it on your actual exam.
... and we also included additional training material that you will need. This complements the training material, which is explicitly mentioned in the PMI-recommended reference books. But we know from experience, student feedback, and lessons learned analysis that additional concepts are often needed for the exam but not specifically called out anywhere. But The Agile PrepCast has them for you!
BY WATCHING THE AGILE PREPCAST LESSONS YOU WILL:
Increase your chance of passing the PMI-ACP Exam with real-world examples to help you truly understand the PMI-ACP exam concepts. You will know what to expect on the exam. Plus, our course makes you a better project manager, too.
Review the material from the reference books in an approachable, engaging and sometimes even entertaining fashion.
Get into The Agile Mindset allowing you to be able to answer agile questions more easily and confidently.
Maximize your day by studying anywhere your phone or tablet goes. For instance on your drive to work, when you are outside riding your bike, or watch a lesson over lunch, as you are sitting on the bus or when you are waiting in line at the post office.
Gain Official Recognition of Your Training with The Agile PrepCast Certificate for 21 Contact Hours
Two weeks after your purchase you'll be eligible to take The Agile PrepCast Final Exam. Once you answer at least 17 of 25 exam-style questions correctly you'll receive a personalized certificate for 21 contact hours with your name and the date you passed:
With this certificate, issued by a PMI Registered Education Provider, you are now able to submit your PMI-ACP application, take the exam and put those six coveted letters "PMI-ACP" behind your name.
$229 for PrepCast Basic. Upgrade to PrepCast Elite for only $50 more.
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The entire Agile PrepCast course is delivered online - no deliveries to wait on and worry about, and you get instant access when you sign up. You also get FREE updates as they're released.
Hear What Our Students Have to Say About Their Results with The Agile PrepCast
At last count, over 4,331+ project managers from around the world and from every conceivable industry have used The Agile PrepCast to master the knowledge and concepts needed to successfully prepare for their PMI-ACP exam.
Take a look at what some of them have to say (these are actual unedited student reviews and testimonials):
Our Customized Learning Management System (LMS) Is Your Roadmap To Fast Understanding
Here's a sample video from The Agile PrepCast Elite (Module 1 The Declaration of Interdependence), so you can see for yourself exactly what you get:
The first minute of this free lesson is a quick "preamble" that features the podcast functionality. Feel free to fast forward over that.
Here's a sample video from The Agile PrepCast Elite (Module 2 Scrum & Agile Defined Part 1), so you can see for yourself exactly what you get:
The first minute of this free lesson is a quick "preamble" that talks about how you will master the concepts by using The Agile PrepCast. Feel free to fast forward over that.
Find Answers To Your Exam-Related Questions In The Forum
Here’s The Full Run-Down of Everything You Get In The Agile PrepCast Basic
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Here’s What Will Happen Within Minutes Of You Signing Up
Once you sign up, you’ll immediately have access to the 100+ instructional video lessons, 50 sample questions, and bonus items. You'll have the option of either accessing the lessons online or use a free podcast app to download them to your phone.
This is a comprehensive and proven approach to passing the PMI-ACP exam, at the best price, and with the best guarantee. This is as risk-free as an offer can come.
In fact, the ONLY risk is that you might try and take the PMI-ACP exam without having taken this course - and the candidate next to you has.
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Our students have told us time and again that studying for the PMI-ACP exam means that you must understand agile fundamentals, as well as "get into" the agile mindset. It also means eight to twelve weeks of hard studies. And in order to reach the finish line you need two things:
- You have to start your studies pointing in the right direction -- otherwise, you will miss the finish line
- You need clarity and guidance on agile essentials -- otherwise, you will never reach the finish line
So pictures this...
At the start of your journey toward the PMI-ACP exam, we will point you in the right direction. We have prepared a series of 10 articles on agile cornerstones in which we go over the basics so you're starting off with the correct understanding.
And once you have started your journey - your marathon - we will stick by your side. Not only by providing the actual training lessons, but also by answering your questions in the forum and through Live Feedback.
And that's how you will succeed.
Here are the five bonus items that ALL students receive:
Bonus Item: 10 Cornerstones of Agile - Email CourseIn this 10-part email course, we take you step-by-step through the 10 most important cornerstones of Agile Project Management on your road to becoming certified. With each daily email, you get an in-depth discussion of an important aspect of Agile. This email course is very valuable for you as a PMI-ACP Aspirant.
Bonus Item: Access to our Exam Discussion ForumsWe've mentioned this before but it's worth mentioning again, because wouldn't it be great if you had a question about the exam that you could go and ask a trusted source? That is what our exam forums are for. Ask a question and your fellow students or an expert will help you.
Bonus Item: Advanced PMI® Exam Strategies - Email CourseIn this 5-part email course, we introduce you in detail to the all-important multiple choice test taking strategies for PMI® Exams. We review the types of questions that you must expect and be ready to answer on the real exam, tell you how to develop your own strategy for approaching this multi-hour long exam, and give you the steps necessary as you are getting ready to leave home to take the exam on exam day.
Bonus Item: Sample Exam Score WorksheetThe Exam Score Worksheet allows you to keep track of how many questions you answer correctly in your practice exams. Just record all your first attempts at taking a practice exam in here to see how you are doing. It's a great way of monitoring your progress as you are taking one sample exam after the other and seeing how you improve over time.
Bonus Item: Contact Hours WorksheetIt is a PMI® requirement that you receive training in agile practices before you can apply for your exam. PMI® calls these training hours "Contact Hours" and you need 21 of them. Do you have enough? This worksheet not only helps you tally the hours and ensure that you meet the requirements, it also includes a substantial FAQ section that explains everything you need to know about Contact Hours in easy to understand language.
Here Is A Summary Of The Two Versions
Here is an executive summary of the two PrepCast Versions.
The Agile PrepCast Elite includes everything from The Agile PrepCast Basic, PLUS The PMI-ACP Exam Simulator. It is recommended for most students.
All products are updated to the latest PMI-ACP Exam specifications. All products include free email courses and online forum access. We are a PMI Registered Education Provider (PMI R.E.P.) and our products are developed by a team of certified project managers.
So... Are You Ready to Take That Next Step to Becoming PMI-ACP Certified?
You can start reading the 12 PMI-recommended reference books and hope they are sufficient exam prep... good luck to you there...
Or you can confidently use The Agile PrepCast Elite to help you understand and put into context all the concepts you really need in order to pass, including a first-rate online simulator.
I know you'll make the right choice.
To YOUR success,
Cornelius Fichtner, PMP, CSM
The Agile PrepCast Creator,
President, OSP International LLC
P.S. If you are seeking to gain an edge in your studies preparing for the PMI-ACP Exam, this course will give you that edge.
It will give you the lessons you need to master the knowledge, skills, tools and techniques you must know for your PMI-ACP exam. You may still wat to read the Agile Practice Guide from PMI, but this course not only helps you understand what you read but also gives you everything not covered in the guide. Enroll now and you'll have access to everything in just a few short minutes.
P.P.S. We've also made available THREE sample training videos from the hundreds of lessons in the full course below. Click any of the images to view the corresponding lesson:
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