Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® - Only 3 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your PMP course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You’ll be certified in just 3 days.
  2. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals
  3. Pass PMI-ACP first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll get award-winning training. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 64,512 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study courseware. We use labs, case studies and practice tests to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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Here's the Firebrand Training review section. Since 2001 we've trained exactly 64,512 students and asked them all to review our Accelerated Learning. Currently, 96.53% have said Firebrand exceeded their expectations:



"Very good, focused on theory and exam as well as on practice in general and all questions were answered perfectly."
Karel Gajdicka, MIS. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (14/11/2016 to 16/11/2016)

"Overall good course with a good instructor with an interesting sense of humour."
Bahtier Shahodjaev, NTT Data - QA Client. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (13/1/2016 to 15/1/2016)

"Very comprehensive agile course. Has given me lots of ideas on how to improve in our workplace."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (5/10/2015 to 7/10/2015)

"For me being away from distraction and spending focused periods of time on the subject matter, is far better than free form or self paced learning. It has proved successful for me in the past and I will be returning."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (5/10/2015 to 7/10/2015)

"Good experience overall. Dedicated instructor, providing a good level of tuition. Sufficient facilities in place to encourage efficient study. I'd be happy to recommend Firebrand & this particular course going forward!"
Waqar Ahmed, IBM. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (10/8/2015 to 12/8/2015)

"Very informative, very intense - great if you're short on time and need to get up to speed quickly."
Lauren Hill. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (10/8/2015 to 12/8/2015)

"Great experience - it makes you focus on material/knowledge that matters for your exam."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (23/5/2016 to 25/5/2016)

"I benefited from the experienced trainer, who delivered information in an easy and understandable way and gave useful examples."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (23/5/2016 to 25/5/2016)

"We had a well-experienced trainer who gave a complete insight into methodologies and practices. The organisation of the accommodation and registration was perfect. Thanks."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® (3 days) (23/5/2016 to 25/5/2016)

"Insightful and informative course that deepens and strengthens PM Knowledge."
Kalpesh Chavda, Munich Re. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (25/4/2016 to 28/4/2016)

"Course was well taught with concepts explained clearly, in a light-hearted but professional way."
Ray Horley, Seagate. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (25/4/2016 to 28/4/2016)

"Great instructor, very well organised course. The material (handouts) were good and useful. Best to prepare sufficiently beforehand, otherwise you will struggle."
Marianna Mavromati. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (8/2/2016 to 11/2/2016)

"You can always rely on Firebrand Training. All the course are always organised professionally."
Maciej Lazowski, Alfapeople C R M Ltd. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (9/11/2015 to 12/11/2015)

"A very fast paced learning experience with a knowledgeable instructor."
Jamshad Khan, Lonza. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (21/9/2015 to 24/9/2015)

"An intense yet manageable course in a great environment."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® (4 days) (21/9/2015 to 24/9/2015)

"The instructor provided a brilliant course to help me learn all I'd need for the project management professional exam. He delivered the content clearly and was very good at keeping us all involved."
James Matkins, Munich Re. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (24/8/2015 to 27/8/2015)

"Wonderful location. Hospitality was very good. Food fantastic"
Olutoyin Orefuwa, Contractor. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (24/8/2015 to 27/8/2015)

"I would like to thank the instructor for his clear & concise instruction. He managed to demystify a number of difficult areas in the syllabus for me. Great supporting course notes which made things easier too."
Steven Reid, N/A. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (24/8/2015 to 27/8/2015)

"The course helped me acquire a large volume of information in a few days. It proved to be a very efficient and effective way to prepare for the exam."
Rose Mather, Eric Wright Group. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (24/8/2015 to 27/8/2015)

"The PMP training was quite intensive but very useful and fit for purpose. The training ran from Monday to Thursday and I went back to London to sit for the PMP exam on Friday and I passed. The instructor was quite outstanding and knows the course so well for him to easily transfer knowledge. Loved the location and I'm looking forward to returning for another course. "
Ebenezer Daramola, UBS. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (13/7/2015 to 16/7/2015)

"The course was really great and I really enjoyed the course. The instructor put in lot of experience in explaining the course and after the course I feel more confident in taking the PMP exams. I will certainly recommend the course for both exams preparation and understand the PMBOK."
Andrew Arere, Rignet UK. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (15/6/2015 to 18/6/2015)

"An excellent preparation for the exam - and I feel Im a much better project manager now than I was when I arrived!"
Kieran Cooper, Message Systems EMEA Ltd. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (15/6/2015 to 18/6/2015)

"Well organised, and good accommodation. Course was informative."
Leslie King, Catalent Pharma Solution. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (11/5/2015 to 14/5/2015)

"High quality, professional trainer provided."
Dave Williams, ASG Amaray. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® (4 days) (11/5/2015 to 14/5/2015)

"Excellent tuition and notes. Well structured facilities. Basic but functional accommodation."
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (23/2/2015 to 26/2/2015)

"The 4 day experience with Firebrand Training has been a wonderful experience. The training centre is placed at a very convenient location. The course itself was carried out very professionally and in an interactive fashion. Attended the course as strangers but left as a small family of project management aspirants and enthusiasts."
Siddharth Garg, HP. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (23/2/2015 to 26/2/2015)

"Having completed the course I now feel much better prepared to take the exam. If youre thinking of taking a course before tackling the exam, this will do the job and more."
Bryan Almond, Micron Europe Ltd. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (8/12/2014 to 11/12/2014)

"Well organised course."
Dawn Gilroy, HP. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (8/12/2014 to 11/12/2014)

"The team and the facilities at Firebrand are second to none. The methods used have ensured I am in the best position to sit the PMP exam."
David OHagan, Ciber UK. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (8/12/2014 to 11/12/2014)

"Nice environment, friendly staff, well organised training and content."
Tibor Laczo, Advent Software. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (10/11/2014 to 13/11/2014)

"Would recommend to friends and colleagues."
Carol McAlear, HP. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (10/11/2014 to 13/11/2014)

"Highly recommended!"
Paul McCluskey, HP. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (6/10/2014 to 9/10/2014)

"Wonderful instructor, great setting. Perfect to immerse yourself in learning!"
Deirdre Pepperdine, HP. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (6/10/2014 to 9/10/2014)

"Mr overall experience at Firebrand was a lot more than I expected. I came here for the PMP course very apprehensive and nervous. This was soon mitigated by the friendly welcome by the Firebrand Staff. The course itself was full on but having a fantastic instructor made this course one of the most enjoyable I have ever attended. "
Edward Wren, HP . - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (6/10/2014 to 9/10/2014)

"I would recommend FBT due to format and style of the courses which are geared up to the intensive learning required. Course are exam focused and maximise learning for the time/duration of the course. Recommended."
Jon Harbage, Ernst & Young. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (14/7/2014 to 17/7/2014)

"I would recommend Firebrand Training to others in my company"
Gordon Lettin, HP. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (14/7/2014 to 17/7/2014)

"I feel more confident that I will pass the exam after doing this course"
Emma Tull, Lonza Biologics. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (14/7/2014 to 17/7/2014)

"Good training session, well delivered and training location was lovely - nice settings"
Seeta Hans, HP. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (14/7/2014 to 17/7/2014)

"It met my objectives"
Andrew Leach, BP. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (14/7/2014 to 17/7/2014)

"Firebrand lived up to my expectation and would definitely recommend them to anyone requiring accelerated training"
Michael Babajide, BP International Limited. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (14/7/2014 to 17/7/2014)

"Excellent course that achieved the aim. I feel ready to take the exam"
Mark Donovan, HP. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (16/6/2014 to 19/6/2014)

"Extremely focused training and reinforcement of knowledge areas/process/topics likely to come in exam. Be ready for long days and evenings doing exam practice and reading into early hours. Environment and materials exceptional and you are away from work distractions and others to give 110% to pass exam at end of week"
Damian Edwards, HP. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (16/6/2014 to 19/6/2014)

"If you need to pass PMP quickly and have a busy work life making that hard, this is the way to do it."
Peter Ritchie, Dell. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (16/6/2014 to 19/6/2014)

"A very well prepared and delivered course to prepare you for sitting the PMP Exam. Would definitely recommend the Firebrand team and the immersive approach"
Anonymous - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (16/6/2014 to 19/6/2014)

"Course very intensive but (hopefully) will get me through exam."
Andy Sprogis, HP. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (16/6/2014 to 19/6/2014)

"Very good venue for training & learning. Staff are very helpful and the facilities were excellent for training."
Mark Turner, HP. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (11/11/2013 to 14/11/2013)

"Would recommend Firebrand. Got a good reputation & results"
Lucy Sackey, HP. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (11/11/2013 to 14/11/2013)

"Long days and lots of information but feels much better to be prepared for exam."
Stacey White, G3G. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (11/11/2013 to 14/11/2013)

"Friendly and helpful staff."
Dipak Kotecha, Diageop. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (17/6/2013 to 20/6/2013)

"Firebrand did an excellent job in preparing me for the PMP examination. Thank you "
David Elliott, HP. - Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® (4 days) (17/6/2013 to 20/6/2013)

Improve your knowledge of agile practices and methodologies, with PMI's globally-recognised ACP certification.

The Agile Certified Practitioner certification proves that you have professional knowledge of agile principles, methodologies and tools. Technology and trends are changing daily - which means we all need to become agile. The need for agile professionals is constantly increasing, so now's the time to prove your agility.

With our official PMI-ACP® certification, you'll be able to:

  • Demonstrate to employers your level of professionalism in Agile practices of project management
  • Increase your skills and understanding in project management tools and techniques
  • Show that you can lead basic Agile project teams
  • Provide a framework for Agile training and professional development initiatives

PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Agile Tools and Techniques

Communications

  • Information radiator
  • Team space
  • Agile tooling
  • Osmotic communications for colocated and/or distributed teams
  • Daily stand-ups

Planning, monitoring and adapting

  • Retrospectives
  • Task/Kanban boards
  • Timeboxing
  • Iteration and release planning
  • WIP limits
  • Burn down/up charts
  • Cummulative flow diagrams
  • Process tail

Agile estimation

  • Relative sizing/story points
  • Wide band Delphi/planning poker
  • Affinity estimating
  • Ideal time

Agile analysis and design

  • Product roadmap
  • User stories/backlog
  • Story maps
  • Progressive elaboration
  • Wireframes
  • Chartering
  • Personas
  • Agile modeling

Product quality

  • Frequent verification and validation
  • Test-driven development/test first development
  • Acceptance test-driven development
  • definition of done
  • continuous integration

Soft skills negotiation

  • Emotional intelligence
  • Collaboration
  • Adaptive leadership
  • Negotiation
  • Conflict resolution
  • Servant leadership

Value-based prioritization

  • Return on investment (ROI)/net present value (NPV)/internal rate of return (IRR)
  • Compliance
  • Customer-valued prioritization
  • Minimally marketable feature (MMF)
  • Relative prioritization/ranking

Risk management

  • Risk-adjusted backlog
  • Risk burn down graphs
  • Risk-based spike

Metrics

  • Velocity
  • Cycle time
  • Earned value management (EVM) for Agile projects
  • Escaped defects

Value stream analysis

  • Value stream mapping

Agile Knowledge and Skills

Level 1

  • Active listening
  • Agile Manifesto values and principles
  • Assessing and incorporating community and stakeholder values
  • Brainstorming techniques
  • Building empowered teams
  • Coaching and mentoring within teams
  • Communications management
  • Feedback techniques for product
  • Incremental delivery
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Leadership tools and techniques
  • Prioritization
  • Problem-solving strategies, tools and techniques
  • Project and quality standards for Agile projects
  • Stakeholder management
  • Team motivation
  • Time, budget and cost estimation
  • Value-based decomposition and prioritization

Level 2

  • Agile frameworks and terminology
  • Building high-performance teams
  • Business case development
  • Colocation/distributed teams
  • Elements of a project charter for an Agile project
  • Facilitation methods
  • Participatory decision models
  • PMI’s Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct
  • Process analysis techniques
  • Self-assessment
  • Value-based analysis

Level 3

  • Agile contracting methods
  • Agile project accounting principles
  • Applying new Agile practices
  • Compliance
  • Control limits for Agile projects
  • Failure modes and alternatives
  • Globalization, culture and team diversity
  • Innovation games
  • Principles of systems thinking
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Variance and trend analysis
  • Variations in Agile methods and approaches
  • Vendor management

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This accelerated course will prepare you to sit your PMI-ACP® exam; the exam is not included. To sit your PMI-ACP exam you will need to contact PMI or your local Prometric Testing Centre.

The PMI-ACP exam consists of 100 questions. 50% will be based on the Agile tools and techniques module and 50% on the Agile knowledge and skills module which is covered in our curriculum.

As part of PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program, Once you gain your PMI-ACP certification, you'll need to earn 30 PDUs in agile project management every three-years. To learn more about the program, PDUs, how to earn and claim them, as well as step-by-step instructions on how to renew your certification, just give us a call.

PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Accelerated Learning Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, GIAC, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included for our PMI, GIAC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certification Courses.
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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Before taking this course, you must have the following experience:

General project experience

  • 2,000 hours working on project teams
  • These hours must be earned within the last 5 years
  • Active PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement

Agile Project Experience

  • 1,500 hours working on agile project teams or with agile methodologies
  • These hours are in addition to the 2,000 hours required in “general project experience”
  • These hours must be earned within the last three years

This Firebrand PMI-ACP® course will fully meet the required 21 hours of training in agile practices (we actually deliver 25 hours) for you to qualify to take the PMI-ACP exam.

PMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
PgMP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.
PMI-ACP is a registered mark of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

Interested? See prices or call 080 80 800 888