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Agile Development Specialist Certification Program with Externship

Program includes National Certification & an Externship Opportunity

The Agile Development Specialist

Agile Professional course provides a comprehensive study of materials that will help learners to fully understand the concepts of Agile and Scrum. Through screencasts and live training,the content explores the fundamentals of Agile techniques, how Scrum leverages Agile principles to improve project performance, the specifics of the Scrum framework, how to experience amazing benefits with Scrum today, and real-world situations, like transitioning and common pitfalls. Even though the concept of Scrum itself is easy to explain, the application is often difficult. Real-world success stories across various industries demonstrate how scrum fits each unique situation.

The Agile Development Specialist Program

Ideally suited for those involved with a development project, this course will help learners to improve that project & performance through earlier visibility. Secondarily, this content is best suited to those looking to improve their project management expertise through scrum master certification. While the most popular market is the in-software industry, there are other industries that benefit greatly from this methodology: manufacturing, research and development, service industries like healthcare and education, and even promoting. Scrum is a horizontal framework;all departments and levels can benefit from it and all will need training on these ideas in order to successfully transition a company.With examples from Fortune 1000 companies and other common practice tips, the course will apply to those in the IT business, manufacturing, construction, healthcare, education, and even to stay-at-home moms. Introduced recommendations, metrics, and resources will prove useful information to continue your journey in implementing Agile techniques, with an emphasis on the Scrum framework.

Program Objectives

At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Understand and employ the basics of Scrum
  • Understand the Agile Manifesto and Principles
  • Employ Strategic Direction with vision statements and product roadmaps
  • Identify and assign scrum Roles, artifacts, and events
  • Estimate and Set Appropriate Expectations
  • Participate and learn from scrum in Action
  • Inspect and Adapt
  • Identify the similarities and differences among Agile methodologies
  • Describe the stages of the Agile development cycle and identify the factors that promote project success
  • Understand how to apply specific tools and techniques to successfully complete Agile projects
  • Understand the interrelationships of tasks, activities, and practices in Agile projects
  • Understand the specific roles and responsibilities of team members and enhance interaction on Agile teams
  • Successfully complete the PMI-ACP®certification exam
  • Effectively lead and work with Agile teams


  • Differentiate between defined and empirical
  • Gain as implified understanding of scrum
  • Understand scrum teams
  • Understand scrum governance
  • Understand scrum framework
  • Understand scrum values


  • Develop a full understanding of the Agile Manifesto and Principles
  • Discover and understand Principles 1-3
  • Discover and understand Principles 4-6
  • Discover and understand Principles 7-9
  • Discover and understand Principles 10-12


  • Understand product discovery
  • Develop a vision statement
  • Develop and follow a product roadmap


  • Identify the product owner
  • Understand the development team
  • Identify the scrum master


  • Define done
  • Refine the product backlog
  • Understand user stories
  • Understand estimation
  • Understand velocity extrapolation


  • Understand release planning
  • Understand sprint planning
  • Execute sprints


  • Understand sprint review
  • Undergo sprint retrospective
  • Understand distributed teams
  • Incorporate transition


  • Define Agile development
  • Explain the principles of the Agile Manifesto and the Declaration of Interdependence
  • Distinguish between Waterfall and Agile project philosophies
  • Identify and describe the key Agile methods including Extreme Programming (XP),Scrum,Dynamic Systems Development Method (DSDM),Feature-Driven Development (FDD),Agile Unified Process (AUP), andLean Software Development
  • Describe how Agile can be integrated into project management
  • Explain the role of Agile in product development
  • Describe the Agile cycle
  • Explain how Agile tools and techniques are applied
  • Understand the key criticisms of Agile
  • Explain how Agile best practices can be applied throughout a project


  • Successfully initiate and launch an Agile project
  • Adapt daily stand-ups to be more effective
  • Minimize scope creep in Agile projects
  • Better lead projects and project teams
  • Mitigate conflict among team members
  • Understand how to structure and prioritize the product backlog
  • Answer the typical questions senior management may pose
  • Efficiently review and close an Agile project


  • Explain the communication tools Agilists use in verbal and written communication
  • Identify the tools and techniques that guide planning, monitoring, and adapting activities
  • Recognize the common estimation techniques Agilists use to forecast project costs and schedules
  • Satisfy analysis and design needs by progressively elaborating plans as needed
  • Ensure product quality through the use of development, integration, and validation/verification mechanisms
  • Apply interpersonal skills to empower team members and understand team dynamics
  • Prioritize project requirements to address the most-pressing product needs
  • Track and prepare for risk in Agile projects
  • Understand how specific, easy-to-understand metrics can be used to improve team and project efficiency
  • Assess project processes and apply continuous improvement concepts to enhance team speed and capability


  • Recognize the activities and tasks that Agile practitioners perform as a regular part of project work
  • Identify how Agile practices and processes interact and interconnect
  • Identify real-world applications of Agile practices
  • Enhance your understanding of common Agile tasks and practices


  • Understand the structure and requirements of the PMI-ACP®Exam
  • Explain and apply the key concepts found in the Project Management Institute's Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Understand ways to improve your performance on the PMI-ACP®Exam
  • Begin your preparation for the PMI-ACP®Exam with confidence


Education and National Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • Students who complete this course and meet Project Management Institute (PMI) eligibility requirements would be prepared to sit for the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP®) Exam

National Certification

Upon successful completion of this program, students would be eligible to sit for the CompTIA Linux+ (LX0-103 and LX0-104) exam or the Linux Professional Institute Certification (LPIC) Level 1 Certification Exam (Exams 101 and 102)exam. Students who complete this program are encouraged to complete the externship option with their program. Students who complete this program can and do sit for the national certification exam and are qualified, eligible and prepared to do so. works with each student to complete the exam application and register the student to take their national certification exam.

Externship / Hands on Training / Practicum

Although not a requirement, once students complete the program, they have the ability to participate in an externship and/or hands on practicum so as to practice the skills necessary to perform the job requirements of a professional in this field. Students will be assisted with completing a resume and/or other requirements necessary to work in this field. All students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an externship and will be placed with a participating organization near their location. works with national organizations and has the ability to place students in externship opportunities nationwide

Note: No refunds can be issued after the start date published in your Financial Award document.