PMI-ACP® Exam Preparation


Aligned to the Project Management Institute (PMI)® outline for the PMI-ACP® Certification Exam.ApnaCourse.com is a product of Fynamics Training Solutions Private Limited., a Global Registered Education Provider of PMI (R.E.P. ID: 4460)
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Agile is a topic of rapidly growing importance in project management. The PMI-ACP®, the fastest growing PMI certification, identifies an individuals proficiency in using agile practices in their projects, while validating the improved professional adaptability through agile tools and techniques.
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Aligned to the Project Management Institute (PMI)® outline for the PMI-ACP® Certification Exam.

ApnaCourse.com is a product of Fynamics Training Solutions Private Limited., a Global Registered Education Provider of PMI (R.E.P. ID: 4460)
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This Online Training Course on PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® Certification is based on the latest syllabus and is delivered by a renowned Agile expert and trainer with 15+ years of experience in Portfolio, Program and Project Management.

Agile is a topic of rapidly growing importance in project management. The PMI-ACP®, the fastest growing PMI certification, identifies an individuals proficiency in using agile practices in their projects, while validating the improved professional adaptability through agile tools and techniques.

PMI-ACP and the PMI Registered Education Provider logo are the registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

PMI-ACP® Exam Prep course by ApnaCourse.com provides complete coverage of the PMI-ACP® exam objectives.

The PMI-ACP training will empower you to become an accomplished agile professional with knowledge of a broad range of agile methodologies, including Scrum, Kanban, Lean, extreme programming and test-driven development. ACP is PMI’s fastest-growing certification and is a recognized way for a project manager to validate experience and professional adaptability. Today’s employers care about the PMI credential, making it a great choice for career progress.

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) lawfully identifies your knowledge of agile principles and your skill with agile techniques. It will make you stand apart in your organization. Organizations that are highly alert and receptive to market subtleties complete more projects successfully by employing certified PMI-ACPs.

Our PMI® Agile Certified Professional training program is aligned to the 2015 PMI® strategies and is planned to help you pass your PMI-ACP® exam in the first attempt. The course covers agile methodologies, tools and techniques extensively and provides real-life scenarios plugged in throughout the course.

The course covers the seven domains in the same categorization as detailed in PMI’s exam content outline, which includes:
  • Agile principles and mindset
  • Value driven delivery
  • Stakeholder engagement
  • Team performance
  • Adaptive planning
  • Problem detection and resolution
  • Continuous improvement
PMI-ACP certification is the most pursued in the agile world. It helps you accomplish a fit-gap analysis and use practices from different agile procedures for corrective action, where required. The training offered by ApnaCourse includes the content which is aligned with PMI. In addition, we complete the training by explaining about the potentials of using various Agile tools while applying Agile methodology. Various case studies and exercises are implemented to enable members to learn about the different procedures, approaches, Agile testing practices etc.

Numerous research bodies such as Gartner, Forrester, Kennedy etc., predict that Agile methodology will be the next interruption. It is factual that we progressively associate the word, Agile, to IT industry because of the latest tendencies in technological development like social media, Cloud, Analytics, Mobility and many more. However, it is not applicable to any industry which grows at a snail stride. Agile has its origin deep in industries such as construction, product development, electrical, etc.

This PMI ACP training course will enable you to:
  • Comprehend the history of agile, including creation, progress, essential notions and philosophies
  • Develop a working knowledge of the Agile principles of Scrum, Kanban, XP and TDD
  • Develop the expertise of executing multi-iterative development models for any scale of projects
  • Develop the skill to deliver high velocity stories and epics
  • Develop the knowledge and skills required to clear the PMI-ACP certification exam along with the requisite 21 PDUs
The course also introduces the application process for the certification exam including tips, tools, strategies and tricks.

Benefits of PMI ACP:
  • Globally recognized Agile certification from Project Management Institute (PMI)
  • Develops contender’s skills relating to agile methodologies and principles
  • Showcases one’s agile knowledge and experience to potential employers
  • Helps in building an excellent career road map in Agile Project Management methodology
Who should take this course?
It is a professional requirement across the IT and tech industry for all project management roles around the globe. This PMI Agile Certified Professional training certification is best suited for:
  • Project managers
  • Agile team members
  • Associate/asst. manager - projects
  • Team leads/managers
  • Project executives/engineers
  • Software developers
  • Any professional aspiring to be a project manager
Any professional wants to obtain knowledge on agile methodologies, agile principles and agile tools and techniques should pursue PMI-ACP® certification. PMI-ACP certification establishes individual’s proficiency in various Agile methodologies. Project Managers, aspiring Project managers, Project team members who want to move from traditional project management to Agile project environment should get an PMI-ACP

Exam Pattern
The certification exam has 120 multiple-choice questions and you have three hours to complete it.
To maintain your PMI-ACP, you must earn 30 professional development units (PDUs) in agile topics every three years.

Course Curriculum
1 About the Certification Preview 06:28
2 Reference to other modules 01:20
3 Summary 01:16
4 Tools and Techniques Part 1 14:39
5 Tools and Techniques Part 2 09:10
6 Tools and Techniques Part 3 10:18
7 Summary 00:49
8 Knowledge and Skills Part 1 23:54
9 Knowledge and Skills Part 2 10:55
10 Summary 00:51
11 Agile Principles and Mindet & Value-driven Delivery 16:57
12 Stakeholder Engagement 04:25
13 Team Performance 05:16
14 Adaptive Planning 04:48
15 Problem Detection and Resolution 02:57
16 Continuous Improvement-Product, People and Process 03:41
17 Summary 01:19
18 PMBOK Vs Agile Part 1 05:26
19 PMBOK Vs Agile Part 2 17:31
20 PMBOK Vs Agile Part 3 24:43
21 Summary 01:18
22 Who should apply 01:46
23 Eligibility Requirements 04:38
24 Source of Information 04:47
25 Summary 01:27
26 Books to refer for PMI - ACP 11:13
27 Summary 00:52
28 Why Agile 16:30
29 Agile Manifesto 13:32
30 Agile Principles 20:21
31 Summary 01:37
32 Agile is not just Scrum 13:10
33 Scrum in Detail 18:55
34 eXtreme Programming (XP) 11:55
35 FDD – Feature Driven Development 02:39
36 Crystal 04:25
37 DSDM 02:25
38 Agile and Lean Alignment 13:05
39 Summary 01:59
40 Where to get Started 12:04
41 Financial Prioritization 07:12
42 Value Driven Prioritization 17:56
43 Breaking it down further 07:21
44 Summary 01:42
45 User Stories - Elaborated 15:22
46 Agile Estimating and Planning 12:39
47 Agile Risk Management 13:38
48 Release Planning 04:35
49 Planning Agile Sprints / Iterations 07:57
50 Leveraging XP 10:34
51 Summary 02:53
52 Agile Monitoring and Control 07:35
53 Information Radiators 18:23
54 Agile EVM 08:21
55 Agile Retrospectives 08:03
56 Backlog Grooming 02:25
57 Summary 01:24
58 Why do we need to engage Stakeholders 06:13
59 Pre-engagement Agile Contracting Methods 19:02
60 Aligning Stakeholders Understanding 06:51
61 Stakeholder Communication 06:46
62 Summary 01:52
63 eXtreme Programming 12:45
64 XP Roles 12:08
65 XP Practices 18:00
66 Summary 01:14
67 The Exam Pattern 03:46
68 What to Prepare for 13:26
69 Attempting the Questions 19:45
70 Review of books recommended for PMI-ACP 18:06
71 Tips and Tricks 04:21
72 Summary 01:43
73 Origin of Lean 12:19
74 What is Lean Software Development 01:13
75 What are the various principles Part 1 13:11
76 What are the various principles Part 2 23:21
77 What are the various principles Part 3 22:42
78 Summary 01:42
79 7 Principles of Lean 07:35
80 Software Development Flow 00:56
81 Multi-Level Lean Application 03:48
82 Concept to Cash – Lean and Agile Scrum 03:12
83 Summary 00:52
84 Lean Portfolio Management 09:12
85 MMF – Minimally Marketable Feature 05:13
86 Lean Portfolio – How To 04:18
87 Tracking Progress 01:19
88 Summary 02:15
89 Planning and Executing Releases 03:25
90 Lean Kanban 08:53
91 Monitoring Visual Controls for Lean Agile 10:25
92 Sustaining the Lean Enterprise 08:04
93 Summary 01:30
94 Retrospective Overview 14:24
95 Activities – Set the Stage 02:51
96 Activities – Gather Data 02:49
97 Activities – Generate Insights 02:04
98 Activities – Decide what to do 02:40
99 Activities – Close the Retro 01:35
100 Summary 01:11
101 Why Contracts 06:12
102 Types of Contracts 04:43
103 DSDM Contract 00:50
104 Money for Nothing and Change for Free 03:36
105 Multi-stage contracts 03:01
106 Risk-sharing contracts 01:33
107 Some variants of Agile Contracts 04:06
108 Summary 01:44
109 Agile 03:29
110 Why Plan 04:40
111 Adaptive Planning 02:01
112 Sizing in Agile 04:11
113 Planning Levels 22:51
114 Planning a release 06:15
115 Re-estimating 03:06
116 Tracking and Reporting 03:54
117 Summary 01:22
118 What is EVM and Why 08:16
119 Understanding EVM in a traditional world 16:27
120 Moving on to Agile 03:32
121 Agile Practices of Estimations 06:31
122 Agile EVM 03:48
123 Summary 03:32
124 Q & A - part 1 07:13
125 Q & A - part 2 05:31
126 Q & A - part 3 03:23
ACP Test 1  
ACP Test 2  
ACP Test 3  
ACP Test 4  
127 Why Agile 13:49
128 Agile Manifesto 02:47
129 Agile Principles 20:45
130 Scrum in Detail 15:38
131 Financial Prioritization 03:18
132 Value Driven Prioritization 08:34
133 Estimating and Planning 08:14
134 Release Planning 06:02
135 Agile Sprints or Iterations Sprint in Short Cycles 05:20
136 Agile Monitoring and Control 05:15
137 Agile EVM 03:32
138 Agile Retrospectives 06:54
139 Summary 01:57
ACP Mock Exam 1  
ACP Mock Exam 2  
ACP Mock Exam 3  
ACP Final Exam  

Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility criteria for PMI-ACP®



To apply for the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification PMI, you should have:

Education Qualification Agile Project Experience General Project Management Experience Training on Agile
Secondary degree or high school diploma, 1,500 hours (8 months) experience in Agile Practices in the last 3 years

(In addition to the 2,000 hours required in general project experience.
2,000 hours (12 months)

working on project in the last 5 years
21 contact hours


  • 2,000 hours of general project experience working on teams. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.
  • 21 contact hours of training in agile practices

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Course Expert
Mr. Venkatraman L
Venkat has 18+ years of experience in Portfolio, Program & Project management across Online & Mobile Advertising, Product Development, Product Engineering, Ad Networks, Platforms and IT Services. As a Coach and practitioner over 10+ years in Agile, Venkat has led process formulation and adoption across large enterprises. He is proficient in Agile methodologies such as Scrum, Lean Kanban and XP. Venkat is currently with Cognizant Abu Dhabi, working for a premier airline in their digital and agile transformation. His prior roles were at Sidra Qatar, InMobi @ Bangalore managing a large portfolio of 100+ releases (of varying duration) across 15+ teams using Agile Scrum & Kanban through a framework (similar to SAFe) that has been time tested. Venkat has worked with AOL (India) and MindTree Ltd., delivering products and services using Agile methodologies (Scrum & XP). Venkat holds many certifications such as SAFe Agilist, Managing Benefits (MB), MoP (Management of Portfolios), PMI-RMP, PMP, PMI-ACP (Agile), CSM and CSP (Scrum certified professional) and a strong believer in continuing education. He also has certifications in IT Governance (CGEIT and COBIT5) & is an ITIL V3 Foundation certified professional. Venkat has been a volunteer faculty at PMI Bangalore Chapter for over 2+ years. He has been part of the team which created the content and delivered multiple programs on Agile (PMI-ACP) through the chapter. He has also worked with a training institute in delivering PMI-ACP content using online videos as a medium of delivery. A continuous learner and conference enthusiast, he also presented a paper on Portfolio Management through Agile at the PMI National Conference in Chennai in 2012. He was also the panelist at Sasken Project Management Day speaking on Agile and a power panel speaker at PMI Chennai Tamilnadu Conference 2013 about Agile PM delivering true value. He has also presented at the CII in August 2013 on Project Governance
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