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The Agile Foundation Certification

 

What is the Agile Consortium?

The Agile way is the way to be successful in an increasingly complex world. That is the vision of the Agile Consortium. Including its predecessor the Agile Consortium is active since the mid-90s, having created a steady basis in Belgium and The Netherlands.

The Agile Consortium wants to offer a knowledge platform on which organizations and professionals within those organizations can share knowledge in the field of agile. A platform to share, learn and innovate knowledge. The purpose of this platform is for organizations to be able to reap the benefits of agile work faster.

Why the Agile Foundation Certification?

The Agile Foundation Certificate awarded by the Agile Consortium, is meant for people who are new to agile and curious about what the agile principles and practices are all about. The certificate is also for professionals who work with Agile that want to validate their knowledge and understanding in Agile.

The idea behind the Agile Foundation Exam, which precedes the granting of an Agile Foundation Certificate, is that people submerge themselves into Agile by reading books and articles, being trained, visit agile events and observe agile behaviour in their organizations.

The Agile Foundation Exam

By taking the Agile Foundation Exam you can measure if you know agile and if you are ready to initiate agile. By being Agile Certified, you show your network that you are in possession of the skills to initiate agile principles and practices within organizations.

The Agile Foundation exam is for anyone who works with agile in every kind of way. Think about IT development, IT operations, Business Development, Business Operations, HR, Marketing, Control, Purchase, Sales and etc. The are no admission requirements.

To successfully receive the Agile Foundation Certificate you have to pass the multiple-choice exam that will test your agile know-how. As a candidate you will get access to the online exam where you will have 60 minutes to answer the 60 multiple choice questions. To pass a 70% (42 correct questions) score is needed. Every question has 4 possible answers, you have to choose the best answer. The other answers are not necessarily wrong.

After you finished the exam you will receive the result directly. If you passed the exam, you will gain access to the certificate.

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About the Certification

Who is the Foundation level for?

The Agile Foundation certificate is intended for people and professionals who are relatively new to the concept of “agile” or are working in an Agile environment and like to confirm they understand how to correctly work in an Agile evirorment.

What are the key things you will learn?

You will learn to be ‘Agile’ in the sense that you can cope with this ever adaptive environment that we are leaving in nowadays. Being able to cope and respond accordingly with fast-evolving digital technologies, disruptive businesses, and start-ups. To be able to adapt in this ever-changing world you are required to be highly efficient and respond quickly to new developments and requirements. Agility is a core-competence and competitive advantage you will benefit from when you master this certification.

Subject include; 

    • Agile Manifesto
    • Agile Culture and Leadership
    • Scrum
    • Methods and framework: Kanban
    • Methods and framework: Lean Startup
    • Methods and framework: other
    • Agile Methods: XP (Extreme Programming)
    • Agile Methods: other Value and regular delivery
    • Empiricism and improvement

What are the exam requirements?

Aantal vragen:

60

Tijd (minuten) voor het examen:

60 min.

% minimaal goed om te slagen

70%

Open/gesloten boek:

Gesloten

Taal:

Nederlands en Engels. Kijk op www.vhls.global voor overige beschikbare talen

Examen vorm:

Online. Op verzoek worden ook schriftelijke examens afgenomen.

Type vragen:

Het examen bestaat uitsluitend uit multiple choice vragen, met 4 antwoord-mogelijkheden en 1 goed antwoord (namelijk het beste antwoord).

How to prepare for the exam?

The idea behind the Agile Foundation exam is that you seriously delve into the theory of agile. You yourself may decide how to do that. You can read literature, articles, blogs. You can watch videos, listen to podcasts, visit events and conventions or observe people who are working with agile in practice. Following a training course is one of the possibilities.

You can find more details on the exam requirements in the syllabus. 

Subject involved and tested in this exam are: 

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Culture and Leadership
  • Scrum
  • Methods and framework: Kanban
  • Methods and framework: Lean Startup
  • Methods and framework: other
  • Agile Methods: XP (Extreme Programming)
  • Agile Methods: other Value and regular delivery
  • Empiricism and improvement

When do I receive my Certificate and Social Badge?

After passing the exam with over 70%,  your certificate will be provides shortly after via email.

Find more infor on how to get your Social Badge here

Find more infor on how to get your Certificate here

About the Exam

How do I take the exam?

It’s an online exam, done in certN platform.

After ordering the exam voucher via the webshop you will receive a download link and voucher code in your conformation email.
By following this download link and voucher code you will gain access to the exam on the certN platform.

Here you will register yourself first and follow the procedures, the exam will NOT start directly.

You can on the certN Platform first do the practice exam to prepaire yourself for the actual before doing exam.

What are the system requirements for the exam?

Reliable internet connection is the main requirement.
You can take the exam on a computer or a mobile device, but we don’t recommend using mobile devices.

How can I contact you for support?

  • For support related to your training, voucher, etc.: Sales@vanharen.net
  • For technical support in using the exam platform: support@certn.global
  • For reporting issues or asking questions related to the content: contact the examiner using the “coaching” feature available on the platform (explained in the guide below)

What if my internet is disconnected in the middle of the exam?

You can go back to the platform and continue where you left off, using the same or a different device. Time will be running while you’re disconnected.

When do I get my results?

Immediately after finishing the exam.

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The Agile way is the way to be successful in an increasingly complex world. That is the vision of Agile Consortium. Including its predecessor the Agile Consortium is active since the mid-90s.

The Agile Consortium wants to offer a knowledge platform on which organizations and professionals can share knowledge in the field of agile. A platform to share, learn and innovate. To be able to reap the benefits of agile work faster.