PMI-ACP® Exam Preparation Class

December 08, 2017 8:00 AM to December 10, 2017 5:00 PM
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Courtyard Oakland Downtown
988 Broadway
Oakland, CA 94607
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Event Title:

PMI-ACP® Exam Preparation Class

Event Date:         

Dec 8 - 10 2017

Event Time(s):

08:00AM – 05:00PM

Event Address:

Courtyard Oakland Downtown

988 Broadway, Oakland, CA  94607

Event Prerequisites:

Must meet qualifications to apply for the PMI-ACP® exam

Event Structure:  

 8:00-12:00 course

12:00-1:00 lunch

1:00-5:00 course

5:00 adjourn

Who Should Attend:

Individuals who are preparing to sit for PMI’s PMI-ACP® exam or PMPs who need PDUs toward their PMP Continuing Certification Requirements.

PDUs for Event:





Pass the PMI-ACP® this year, before the exam changes, with a 3-Day Boot Camp at a value price.  Get a professional quality class at a PMI-SFBAC chapter price. This is the best deal in town!  Sign up while we still have spaces available!!!

This 21-contact hour course is designed to prepare candidates to sit for, and pass, the PMI-ACP® certification exam.  Or, if you are already a PMP or PgMP® and need 21 PDUs toward your Continuing Certification Requirements, this is the class for you.  This is NOT an introduction to Agile. 

What is the PMI-ACP® Certification?

If you have used agile practices in your projects, or your organization is adopting an agile approach to project management and delivery, the PMI-ACP® certification may be right for you. 

The PMI-ACP® recognizes knowledge of agile principles, practices, and tools, to support the development of applications, has been increasing dramatically over the last several years. Research also demonstrates the value that agile methods can have in increasing delivery of business value and agility, improving team productivity and decreasing product defects. The PMI-ACP® is positioned to recognize and validate knowledge of this important adaptive approach.

If you have worked in an organization using agile practices to deliver project results, the PMI-ACP® can provide an opportunity to demonstrate your knowledge of various agile practices. The PMI-ACP® is not limited to project managers or Project Management Professional (PMP)® credential holders. All individuals with experience working on agile project teams can apply. The class satisfies the 21 contact hours required by PMI® and addresses the additional tasks, knowledge, and skills specified in the PMI-ACP® identified in the Exam Content Outline.

Course Purpose:

The purpose of this course is to prepare participants with a minimum 1,500 hours of agile experience to pass the PMI-ACP® certification exam.   This course will present the principles, practices, terminology, tools and techniques, and knowledge and skills associated with major agile methodologies that are covered on the PMI-ACP®exam.

This course also includes practice questions similar to those included on the exam.

Learning Objectives:

  •        Learn how to pass the PMI-ACP® exam the first time
  •        Understand the agile mindset and principles
  •        Understand the major agile methods covered on the PMI-ACP® exam
  •        Understand team roles and responsibilities associated with agile methods
  •        Understand the various tools and techniques associated with agile methods
  •        Understand the various knowledge and skills that support an adaptive approach to achieve successful results


Course Topics:

  •        Agile Mindset and Principles
  •        Adaptive Planning
  •        Value-Driven Delivery
  •        Stakeholder Engagement
  •        Team Performance
  •        Problem Detection and Resolution
  •        Continuous Improvement
  •        PMI Code of Ethics



  •        21 contact hours of training in agile practices. This course fulfills this prerequisite.
  •        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 any of the agile methodologies. This requirement is in addition to the 2,000 hours of general project experience.


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FOOD SERVICE:  Food will not be provided during this class.  There will be a 1-hour break provided for lunch each day.

DRESS CODE: In order to facilitate student comfort during these hardworking training sessions, the dress code is comfortable, so jeans are acceptable. The classroom may be cold, so please ensure that you bring a sweatshirt or similar, just in case.

COURSE CREDIT: Students who satisfy course completion requirements receive a "Certificate of Completion," attesting to the fact that they have completed 21 hours of project management training. This satisfies the PMI training requirement of 21 hours needed to sit for the PMI-ACP®.  To obtain a certificate of completion for this course, students must attend all 3 days of training and participate in class activities.

DISCLAIMER: You are not required to take this Exam Prep Course before the exam. The course prepares individuals to take the PMI-ACP® exam, but neither PMI® nor the PMI® San Francisco Bay Area Chapter guarantee or imply that completion of the course will ensure that a participant will pass the PMI-ACP® examination. 

Please direct all inquiries to PMI-ACP® Prep Course Director at

How does this event benefit PMI members?

At the conclusion of this class, students will have familiarity with all the information required to successfully study for and pass the PMI-ACP® Exam.  The price point is very competitive compared to what is offered commercially, which makes it a great value for members who have to pay out of pocket.



Withdrawal by Dec 7 (5:00 PM, Pacific) and receive a full refund, less a $75 processing fee. No refund will be issued for withdrawal after this date. However, you may assign your seat to another student who chooses to attend a future class. All refunds will be issued after two credit card-billing cycles.


Speaker Details


Name of Speaker(s):

Greta Blash and Steve Blash (Facilitated Methods)

Bio of Speaker(s):


Greta and Steve have over twenty years of training and consulting experience in the areas of project management, facilitating business requirements and agile software development. They hold PMP®, PMI-ACP®, and PMI-PBA® certifications and have held several PMI® chapter board and PMI Region 7 positions. They also have taught the entire PMI® GAC approved Masters of Project Management (MPM) at Devry/Keller University.

Facilitated Methods is dedicated to assisting you in passing the Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP)®.  Their teaching methods will expedite your learning experience to pass the certification exam the first time.

Facilitated Methods is a division of Blash Enterprises, Inc.

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