Agile Consortium Certification,
Realizing Continuous Growth
Who is the Agile Foundation level for?
The Agile Foundation Certificate is meant for people who are new to Agile and curious about what the Agile principles and practices are all about. Before taking the Agile Foundation Exam you submerge into Agile by reading books and articles, visiting events, observing Agile behavior at your own company or at other places or by participating in training courses. Taking the exam a great way to test your knowledge and understanding of Agile.
What are the key things people learn?
Taking the exam will further familiarize people with the concepts of Agile. Preparing for the exam requires a deep-dive into the topic, which in itself will help people learn a lot. The exam criteria will help people to find the right breadth and depth of their learning. These criteria include Agile leadership and culture, Agile Frameworks and methods, Agile principles and practices, and Agile concepts concerning value creation, risk, customer, done work, and so on.
People will benefit from familiarizing themselves with Agile as it is used in many organizations. The official Agile certification is acknowledged and backed by the Agile community via the Agile Consortium.
How to prepare for the exam
The Agile Foundation exam requires people to seriously delve into the theory of agile. The exam has an extended syllabus that they can leverage. Nevertheless, there is not ONE single source people have to memorize. The Agile Consortium describes many sources that can be leveraged,. It is even possible to study for the exam using free online material.
Why opt for the Agile Foundation Certification
People will learn to be ‘Agile’ in the sense that they understand the challenges to our ever adaptive environment and are able to plot Agile concepts.
The Certify to Inspire label of the Agile Certification is focused on enhancing continuous learning by its exam candidates. This certification is a valuable snapshot of people’s current knowledge, preceded by attentive learning.
An overview of all benefits:
- Lifelong valid Agile Certificate Involvement in the Agile Consortium Community
- Being certified for on any profession in an Agile environment
- Attempting the certification exam is a sure way of consolidating the participants’ Agile knowledge and to make sure the learning gaps are effectively addressed.
- Certification is an indication that the participants attained proficiency in Agile and acknowledged by an independent international body and the Certify to Inspire label.
- From an educational point of view, it is a big morale booster and motivates participants to engage confidently in real-life implementation and collaborative in the project environment.
How is this exam different from other Agile exams?
The biggest difference between the Agile Consortium Certification and that of other certifications is that this certification aims to educate and certify you as a Agile Professional, and not as a Scrum role or side skill to a project manager. Being Agile Consortium Certified makes you an Agile Professional who can thoroughly work to become increasingly agile.
A foremost value of the Agile Certification compared to that of the others is the community. Some certifications have none at all. The band and the community determine the value of a certification. With the Agile Consortium this stands for a vast international network of professionals experts and participants from the first (agile) hour. Realizing monthly events and continuous contribution!
In a way all Agile certifications are valuable since they may lead to better and more meaningful adoption of Agile.
The are many different Agile or Agile minded exams such as Scrum exams.
Al these exams and certifications have different organizations or communities that back the certification.
The Agile Consortium has been promoting Agile since 1995. They are a non-for-profit organization facilitating the Agile community’s needs and desires. This makes the Agile Foundation certification the only independent Agile certification who’s true intent is to give back and provide to the Agile community.
Some more general information:
Agile Foundation Exam
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