Leading SAFe 4.5 Certification

23-24 April 2018

Course Level: Foundation

Course Type: Instructor Lead classroom training

Location: Manila, Philippines

Venue: F1 Hotels and Resorts


Attendees can develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe® Agilist (SA). During this two-day course, they’ll learn the principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale.

Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace. They’ll also get practical advice on supporting Agile teams and programs, empowering a Lean Portfolio, building a continuous delivery pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinating large solutions.

Key Takeaway

  • Understand their own org set up through multiple exercises and games
  • Simulate PI Planning to understand bringing multiple scrum teams together
  • Understand leading teams and releases with efficient SAFe practices
  • Understand DevOps culture and CICD pipeline for faster releases
  • Using Lean in scrum and Kanban teams

Who should attend

  • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

Course Outline

  • Recognize the problem to be solved
  • Know the basic constructs of Scaled Agile Framework
  • Apply the implementation Roadmap
  • Embracing a Lean-Agile Mindset
  • Understanding and embracing Lean mindset
  • Supporting Agile Manifesto and applying in Scaled Agile world
  • Understanding and applying 9 SAFe principles
  • Exercises and games to understand the principles
  • Preparing to experience PI Planning
  • Create and review draft plans
  • Finalizing plans and Business Value
  • Committing to PI Objectives
  • Continuous value delivery through Agile Release Trains
  • Continuously exploring customer needs
  • Continuous Integration and deploy with DevOps
  • Release on demand
  • Relentless Improvement
  • Lead the Change
  • Emphasize life-long learning
  • Unlock intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers
  • Creating and funding value streams
  • Empower local decision making for speed and agility
  • Manage portfolio level initiatives
  • Forecast predictability
  • Coordinate and integrate multiple Agile Release Trains
  • Define and deliver large solutions

Trainer Profile

Padma is an enthusiastic IT professional with 24 years of experience in total and over 15+ years in IT with expertise in driving strategic initiatives, Coaching & Consulting, Product Development Mentoring, & Training and Solution Design. This experience is coupled with strong leadership, communication, analytical, problem solving, and customer service skills. She has strategized large agile transformation journeys for Target Technology, Philips Healthcare, Honeywell Technologies, Syniverse Technology Solutions and currently designing and driving the transformation journey for Lowes. In this role, Padma is involved in re-designing the organization structure to enable transformation success, developing roadmap both on practices and on tools for transformation and setting up the team to implement and execute the transformation journey.

Padma has rich hands-on experience in implementing agile software development methodologies such as Scrum, Kanban, Lean, SAFe, FDD, TDD among other methods across different domains and business establishments. She also brings in expertise in Lean Startup and Design Thinking which she uses effectively with agile flavors to help organizations in achieving their goals of faster to market with high quality.

Training Hours

Standard Course Hours: 9:00 am – 4:30 pm

Examination and Certification

Successful completion of this Scaled Agile Framework training course prepares you to take the SAFe® Agilist (SA) certification exam. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SA certification exam.

  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

After the training session, your trainer will email the candidate details to Scaled Academy (the Accrediting body).

Thereafter you will receive three emails directly from Scaled Academy – A Welcome Email to create your profile, A Survey Email which requests your feedback on the training (and which is mandatory), Exam Link Email, which will carry self-explanatory instructions on how to give the exam.

You will have a window of 30 days to take the exam.

Scaled Agile Academy encourages taking the exam in one sitting, but you may take it over the course of several days. i.e. You could exit the exam at any point and come back to it later or even the next day. When you log back in, you will be taken to the beginning. You will need to click through till you reach your first unanswered question.

The exam has to be completed in its entirety by midnight of the last day.

If you are completing the exam in one sitting, it could take up to 3 hours. So if you are starting the exam on the last day, time it accordingly (start around 8 pm or so) so you could complete it before 12 am.

  • Exam Name: SAFe® 4 Agilist
  • Exam Format: Multiple choice
  • Exam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed bound
  • Exam Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe® Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe® course
  • Exam Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Passing Score: 34 out of 45 (75% passing score)
  • Language: English

Exam Cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.

Retake Policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions

You will receive your results for the class within 5 – 7 business days after the exam has closed. Once it closes, Scaled Academy will update profiles to reflect the certifications. When this process is complete, Scaled Academy will email you official notification. You will then have access to the member area and will be able to make your profile public within the Scaled Agile Community. Until then, you have access only to your certificate.

  • SAFe® 4 Agilist PDF certificate
  • SAFe® 4 Agilist digital badgeto promote your accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe® Certified Professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support you during your SAFe® journey


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  • Courseware + Lunch + Refreshments

Training Only

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  • Registration for Leading SAFe SA Training and Certification
  • Courseware + Lunch + Refreshments
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