PMI®-ACP Certification Preparation

Agile is quickly becoming the go-to method of project management for a wide range of industries and some companies expect an Agile certification from their Project Managers. The certification gives more credibility and recognizes knowledge of agile principles and practices across agile methodologies (including Scrum, Lean, Kanban, etc.), not simply limiting a practitioner to one agile approach.

It's more than just a course.

This is a learning journey.



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Learning Journeys

For our learning journeys we use our proven excite, engage, embed method to ensure the learning experience is engaging and the learning is sustained. The full details of the programme are shown below.

Course Code: STS-ACP

  • The course has a duration of 36 hours and you’ll be able to claim following PDUs: • Technical: 10.50 • Leadership: 8.75 • Strategic: 1.75

  • This is available for individuals, groups and teams

The journey is currently divided into 9 sessions of 4 hours, including a 3 hour exam can be taken in a test center or online

On the first day of training you will get access to the X-AM tool which is accessible during 12 months, as well as the digital copy of the PMI-ACP® Exam Prep book.
After the course you’ll get a certificate from STS which you can use when you register for the Exam.

Following the training and prior to the exam date, the trainer is available to support you individually, via an online communication tool or by email, to clarify any open points for the exam preparation.


This course is targeted to:
• Agile coaches and Scrum Masters
• Product owners, responsible to deliver value and represent stakeholders
• Everybody with a genuine interest in doing Agile correctly
• Team members who are involved in an Agile environment

To be eligible for the PMI®-ACP exam you need to fulfil following criteria:
• Secondary degree
• 21 contact hours of training in agile practices (covered with this course)
• 12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP.
• 8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years

While strictly covering the ECO (exam content outline), our experienced, certified instructor facilitate class discussions, activities and use case studies to bring the material to life in real project environments. The training is intended to be as interactive as possible and give the possibility to exchange, discuss examples. Our live training courses are supplemented with an exam simulation tool – X-AM (PMI-ACP®) which includes approximately 700 test questions. In parallel, as well as after the workshops, the participants are requested to intensively work on the PMI® specific contents with the help of the training material, and the exam simulator X-AM. It is strongly recommended to take the exam latest 4-6 weeks after the last course day. The training is held in English; the course material is available in English as well. Our instructor will be available to accompany and coach you until you receive your PMI-ACP® certification.

  • Access to the online tool “X-AM Simulator ACP” to practice test question
  • Preparation book for self-study “PMI-ACP Exam Prep” by Mike Griffith
  • Course slides in electronic format

The content of the course is roughly split as follows:

  • Performance-Based Activities: The students will perform hands-on activities based on assigned case studies
  • Sample Questions: The students will work on the sample questions. The structure of the questions is similar to the real PMI-ACP® exam questions
  • Case Studies: Real-life case studies will be covered during the course
  • Supplementary Information: Examples and other supplementary information will be presented to the students
  • Agile Principles and Mindset
  • Value-Driven Delivery
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Team Performance
  • Adaptive Planning
  • Problem Detection and Resolution
  • Continuous Improvement (Product, Process, People)

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Use our building blocks approach to create a customized program to suit your specific needs and context, at the pace you need. 
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Step 1

Choose the core blocks you want (from our content library)


Step 2

Consider what blocks you want to customize (to make it your own)


Step 3

Review any additional technology and support services we can help you with (to bring the truly bring the learning experience to life)


Step 4

We’ll create the optimum journey for your learners

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The building blocks menu of options

To help achieve the pace and agility you need, we encourage you to make use of what we already have (our core library) and make it your own. There’s no need to ‘recreate the wheel’ - build from what we have ‘ready to go’ and then customize what you need to.

Choose from across our range of 100+ core topic areas.

Online self-study:
  • Fluidbooks
  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Applying what you have learned - action learning prompts/exercises
  • All assets under a topic/collection
Live expert-led:
  • Pre-built team experience (learning journey)
  • Live workshops - virtual or in-person training (1 x half-day live session in a day; 2 x half-day live session in a day)
  • Bitesize (1 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 2 x 90-min bite-size session in a day; 3 x 90-min bite-size session in a day)
  • Run-it-yourself
  • Coaching – per hour (Follow-up; Learning programme; Transitioning together; Team effectiveness; Career coaching; Leadership & executive; Skills performance coaching)
  • Group facilitation sessions (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day
  • Leadership lab session (1 x 3hr in a day; 2 x 3hr in a day)
  • Virtual delivery platform licence
Personalisation for live events:
  • Add your logo
  • Tailored
  • Branded
  • Fully customized
Bespoke content creation:
  • Fluidbooks
  • Infographics (standard and HTML)
  • Thrive in Five
  • Videos/animations
  • Quizzes & assessments
  • Podcasts with bespoke or your content
  • Digital flip cards
  • HTML microsites
  • Digital adventures
  • Digital badges/certificates
  • Live expert-led bite-size or workshop session
Bespoke printed communication/learning assets:
  • Handouts
  • Z-cards
  • Zappar AR for Z-card
  • Action learning prompts/exercises
  • Bespoke Hub annual subscription fee (per user)
  • Hub implementation
  • Subscription (open) hub
  • Booker portal
  • Delivery – Virtual or in-person facilitator; virtual producer
  • Faculty management
  • Delegate management
  • Instructional design
  • Specialist instructional design
  • Learning journey curation
  • Logistics support
  • Project management
  • Customer success management
  • Branding & creative communication
  • Graphic design
  • Translations services
  • Proofing/QA
  • Data insights & engagement
  • Consultancy
  • Supplier management
  • Managed Learning Services
The building blocks menu of options

Our approach

Successful learning programs don’t just happen by accident: Our 4E learning journey model ensures maximum transformational power (and it’s informed by decades of adult learning best practices and proven real-life hybrid learning effectiveness).

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