Traditional plan-driven methodologies used in software development assumed that the business requirements seldom change over the duration of the project and laid greater emphasis on large planning and designing efforts at the beginning of the project. Agile methodologies emerged in the 1990s as more and more projects with dynamically changing business requirements failed and all the up-front planning and designing efforts were wasted. There are multiple approaches to agile followed by separate communities and leaders like Extreme Programming (XP), Scrum, Lean software development etc. Each agile approach has its own tools and techniques but follow the same broad principles.
The AACPS Agile Practices Expert certification is based on the AACPS Body of Knowledge (BOK) for agile practices which combines the concepts, principles, tools, techniques and practices from the different agile approaches. This Expert certification tests your advanced knowledge of agile practices and ensures that you can be a valuable member of teams that implement agile practices in an organization.
Examination The Agile Practices Expert Certification Exam is based on the AACPS Body of Knowledge for Agile Practices. The certification has two components - Theory based exam which contains multiple-choice questions from each major section of the AACPS Body of Knowledge for Agile Practices and a presentation based on a case study. Exam is been closely monitored and proctored by the Accredited Examination Partners in more than 6000+ Accredited Training and Examination Partners located within 92 countries throughout the world.
Theory Based Exam Duration : 3 hours
Total Questions : 100
Passing Score : 55 Questions (55%) Case Study and Presentation
The candidate will have to answer questions based on the case study and defend his decisions/interpretations before and AACPS representative panel of 2 members. The case study will be sent to the candidate 2 days in advance
Duration for Case study : 1 hour
Total Weightage : 150 marks
Passing Score: 90 marks (60%)
Pre-Requisite In order to achieve the professional certification of AACPS Agile Practices Expert Certification from the Association for Certification and Professional Studies candidate must mandatorily attend the Training conducted by AACPS Accredited Training Partner for the AACPS Agile Practices Expert Certification Exam and achieve a passing score that is calculated based on points earned in the exam. There is no pre-requisite in terms of professional experience working in an agile Team in order to appear for the AACPS Agile Practices Expert Certification Exam. The candidate mandatorily needs to AACPS Lean Management Foundation Certification or Lean Management Foundation Certification from an International Qualifying body.
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Preparation The candidates who wish to appear for the exam are strongly recommended and required to obtain Agile Practices training through an AACPS Accredited Training Partner and AACPS Accredited Trainer prior to appearing for the AACPS Agile Practices Foundation Certification Exam. The candidate mandatorily needs to be AACPS Agile Practices Expert certified or Agile Practices Expert Certified from an International Qualifying body. Review the AACPS Body of Knowledge and reference materials provided by AACPS Accredited Training Partner. Take advantage of the Accredited Courseware and sample exam provided by Accredited Training Partner. Certification
The result of the AACPS Agile Practices Expert Certification Exam will be declared within 30 working days from the exam date. Upon successfully clearing the examination through AACPS Accredited Examination Centre successful candidates will receive a Soft copy Certificate within 15 working days and Hard copy of the certificate within 90 working days from the date of the declaration of Exam result. Successful Candidate name will be updated in Successful Candidate List within 90 days from the date of the declaration of Exam result. Professionals will also receive the AACPS Agile Practices Expert Certification Marks and AACPS Code of Conduct which should be followed while using the information on public profiles such as LinkedIn. Professionals may use the designation AACPS Agile Practices Expert Certification or AACPS APE Certified or AACPS APE or any approved variation of the designation in accordance with the AACPS Code of Conduct.