5 Reasons Why You Should Get a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC)?

It’s no secret that SAFe® is the talk of the Agile town these days and there is a huge demand for SAFe® Program Consultants (SPCs) to be catalysts of SAFe® implementation.

Since its release in 2016, the number of people getting SAFe® SPC Certified has been increasing each year.

There are around 18,193 people who have received SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) credentials since certification began in 2016. These numbers represent an average of 1,295 people a month who are earning the coveted certificate needed to become an Agile coach, which reflects the growing demand for certified agile coaches as well as the increased interest in SAFe® by organizations.

Certified SAFe® Program Consultants (SPCs) are change agents who combine their technical knowledge of SAFe® with an intrinsic motivation to improve the company’s software and systems development processes.

They play a critical role in successfully implementing SAFe® in an enterprise SPCs come from numerous internal or external roles, including business and technology leaders, portfolio/program/project managers, process leads, architects, analysts, and consultants.

Why is the SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) Important?

We all know that if you want to change something big, you have to take a difficult path. But sometimes we don’t know how to go about making that change. That’s where the SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) comes in! The SPC is an expert for each stage of the SAFe® implementation process — identifying value streams, launching agile release trains, and building a Lean-Agile portfolio. They help guide the enterprise from concept development through implementation and beyond.

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1. Enhancing your skills

The SAFe® Program Consultant certification is a great way to enhance your expertise in SAFe®. It’s an ongoing process, so you’ll be able to keep learning new things and getting more experience as you go. This will help you show up in a bigger way at work, too!

2. A Good Trainer

One of the key principles of SAFe® is that implementation will be successful only if people are ready to work together. That’s why you’re in charge of creating a program consultant role and making sure everyone is on board with the new structure. As soon as you have an organization moving in the right direction, you’ll make sure to point everyone in the right direction and keep the momentum going.

3. Increases job opportunities

After becoming a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) certified one can increase your chances of getting a new job or an existing job promotion. The SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) certification is a highly sought-after certification, especially for those who work in software development.

With this certification, you can work as a consultant to help businesses and organizations implement SAFe®. You will have the ability to work with managers and executives because you know how to provide them with advice on how to make their businesses more efficient and effective.

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4. Accepted throughout the world

Companies around the world accept this certification. As a consultant, you can work with any multinational company and boost your professional reputation.

5. Resources for learning

To become an efficient SAFe® Program Consultant SPC, you should avail yourself of a variety of learning resources. In addition to the learning resources, you also get access to a variety of resources to facilitate SAFe® adoption in the enterprise. These sources will allow you to enhance your knowledge and help you in transforming the organization.

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If you are searching for the best trainers to train you for SAFe® Program Consultant SPC, then look no further than Agilemania.

Founded by passionate agile practitioners with a strong focus on customer satisfaction, Agilemania is a platform that capitalizes on the passion for agile and is driven by the expertise of the founding members.

As an Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Developer, we work with a team of professionals. Our team of coaches, consultants, and trainers specialize in enterprise agility, business agility, technical agility, and DevOps.

Each of our coaches holds certifications from globally recognized Agile certification bodies. With this achievement, our coaches drive transformation that transcends geographic boundaries and work cultures.

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How to Pass Implementing SAFe® SPC Training Exam in your First Attempt

Becoming a SPC is a dream many have but only a few can realize. Here’s a simple guide to help you pass the SPC Certification.

Before we proceed, here’s a word of advice. Go for the SPC exam only if you truly wish to become a SAFe® Program Consultant. If you aspire to become an Agile Coach and then need to lead the SAFe® implementation in your organization, becoming a SAFe® Program Consultant is the right choice.

We’ve broken down the process into 3 steps to help you with the SPC exam-

1. Gather the Study Content: The first step is to go to the Scaled Agile Community website and download the workbook from the Learn > My Learning section. Study the entire workbook. This will help you become confident.

2. Take a practice test: Once you complete the steps mentioned you will be eligible to take the practice test. It’s now time to assess your preparation. This will help you know where you stand. Take the exam and a score of 80 or 90 should be good enough. Anything below requires serious preparation. Aim to learn the concepts and not rote learning. You can go to specific topics and read in scaledagileframework.com that you think you are not good at in the practice test.

3. Learn using different methods: Reading over and over again won’t help. Instead, you can try the following methods-

  • Explain the Big Picture to someone
    If you’re able to explain the elements in the SAFe® Big Picture then you’re on the right track.
  • Work on a case study
    Apply your knowledge using a real or fictitious company. Create a hypothetical problem and apply your SAFe® knowledge to the situation. An SPC is a change agent who drives transformation by using SAFe®.
  • Critically analyze
    Analyze the case study from the SAFe® perspective. Assess the performance as you would in your job as a SPC for an organization. It would be better if you could get someone knowledgeable to review it.

Know more about SPC: Become a Skilled SAFe® SPC

Write the exam:

Writing the SPC exam can be nerve-racking but there’s always a first. Make sure you have a stable internet connection so you can finish the exam before the deadline.

Write the exam by keeping the time in mind. Review all the answers before submitting. Only change the answer if you are sure and not on an impulse.

Here are the exam details to help you prepare-

Duration120 minutes
Number of questions60
Passing score45/60 (75%)
Competency levelAdvanced; Expert, fully competent; can perform tasks with little assistance
Question formatMultiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers)
DeliveryWeb-based, closed bookno outside assistance, timed
AccessCommunity Platform upon completion of the course
Languages offeredEnglish
CostFirst attempt included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake or attempt past the 30-day window is $250
Exam Sections and PercentagesReferences
Thriving in the digital age with business agility (7%)Implementing SAFe® Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 1
Business Agility
Organize around value 
Becoming a Lean-Agile leader (15%)Implementing SAFe® Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lessons 2 and 3
SAFe® Core Values
Lean Agile Mindset 
SAFe® Lean Agile Principles
Assume variabilitypreserve options
Visualize and Limit WIP 
Cadence synchronize with crossdomain planning
Establishing team and technical agility (3%)Implementing SAFe® Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 3
Building solutions with Agile product delivery (13%)Implementing SAFe® Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 4
Customer Centricity
Design Thinking
PI Planning
SAFe® Implementation
Innovation and Planning Iteration
Exploring Lean Portfolio Management (2%)Implementing SAFe® Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 5
Leading the change (3%)Implementing SAFe® Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 6
LeanAgile Leadership 
Reaching the SAFe® tipping point (8%)Implementing SAFe® Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 8
Tipping Point 
SAFe® Program Consultant 
Designing the implementation (12%)Implementing SAFe® Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 9
Identify Value Streams and ARTs
Invitation based SAFe® Implementation
Launching the ART (10%)Implementing SAFe® Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 10
Prepare for ART Launch
SAFe® Distilled 
Coaching ART execution (13%)Implementing SAFe® Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 11
SAFe® Distilled
Extending to the portfolio (5%)Implementing SAFe® Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 12
RTE and STE
Accelerating to business agility (8%)Implementing SAFe® Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 1 and 2
Continuous Learning CultureAccelerate 

Pass the exam:

The most important thing that will help you arrive at the correct answer is the rule of elimination. Eliminate all the options that aren’t correct. This will help you decide the right answer.

Make sure you have had a good night’s sleep. Revise the night before the exam. Knowing you are well prepared helps maintain confidence. Choose a time and place where you are unlikely to be disturbed for 120 minutes.

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Learning is always fun in a group. Join our community groups Agile 30 and SAFeThursday and interact with fellow Agile and Scrum practitioners.

Agile 30 is an Agilemania community outreach program inspired by the Super 30 concept. Agile 30, a mentorship program started by Naveen Kumar Singh to mentor 30 talented and deserving candidates to pursue and excel at their aspiration to be good Agile coach, Scrum Master, Product Owner, or technical coach.

The community is 16, 000 members strong and counting.

The SAFeThursday Platform is open to everyone interested in staying up-to-date on SAFe® knowledge, principles, and practices and for sharing knowledge.

Both the communities conduct webinars and meetups which have Agile coaches and SAFe® consultants deliver talks. This will help you prepare better for your certification exams.

Experts will run through their experience and personal case studies, helping you gain actionable insights. Access to mentors means that personal and career growth is guaranteed.

Why Choose Agilemania as your training partner

Agilemania is a team of like-minded Agilists, has over the last few years grown to be synonymous with exceptional services and the most trusted vendor for Agile Consulting, Training, and Advisory services in South and South-East Asia.

Agilemania was never built to be the typical consulting or services company but as a home for highly-skilled practitioners with diverse experience and a deliberate focus on helping organizations achieve hyper-performance.

The fact that multiple Agile bodies accredit the team at Agilemania is a testament to our continuous investment of time and effort in honing their skills to connect and serve their clients in the best possible ways.

FAQs

  1. Why should I go for the Implementing SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification Training?
    Holding the Implementing SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification Training shows your proficiency in implementing lean thinking, SAFe® Framework, and Product development flow principles in a large enterprise context. SAFe® Certification also increases your chances of career enrichment and an attractive salary.
  2. How much does the Implementing SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification Training cost?
    The 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 $250.
  3. Do I need to renew my Leading SAFe® 5.1 certifications?
    Yes, This certification needs to be renewed every year.
  4. What is the process for Implementing SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification renewal?
    Implementing SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification Training is valid for one year and includes membership in the SAFe® Community Platform. After the first year, individuals may renew their certification at the process specified in the link below.
  5. What is the pattern, format, and duration of the SPC exam?
    The Implementing SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification exam is an online test comprising Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam.
  6. How to download SPC Certification after completing the examination?
    Download and print your Certification Certificate from the Manage Profile -> Professional Development -> Certifications/Programs tab (click on the paper icon to the left of the Certification Name). Please note that when printing the certificate there can be missing logos and signatures from the certificate. If you come across this issue, please make sure that “Background Colors and Images” is selected in your printing options.
  7. From which organization do I receive SPC Certification?
    Scaled Agile, Inc. is the certifying body of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).
  8. Can I cancel my enrollment? Will I get a refund?
    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, you can view our Cancellation & Refund Policy.
  9. Have more doubts that are not listed in the FAQs?
    Just write to us at connect@agilemania.com, and we will answer any queries you have.

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Businesses transform when they realize that the current ways of working can no longer address the fast-changing market dynamics and rising user expectations. Agilemania, a small group of passionate Lean-Agile-DevOps consultants and trainers, is the most trusted brand for digital transformations in South and South-East Asia.

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Become a Skilled SAFe® SPC | SAFe® Program Consultant

2011 marked a new beginning in the era of large-scale software project management. Since then, Dean Leffingwell’s brainchild, the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) has become the popular emerging agile framework for business agility according to the 15th State of Agile Survey

But what is SAFe®?

SAFe® is a knowledge base of proven, integrated principles, practices, and competencies for attaining business agility using Lean, Agile, Systems Thinking, and DevOps to manage large-scale software development. 
SAFe® endorses alignment, transparency, collaboration, and product delivery involving large-size teams. The core of SAFe® is based on four bodies of knowledge which are agile software development, lean product development, systems thinking, and DevOps. 

SAFe®’s ability to achieve business agility is possible due to its four core values that include- 

  • Alignment: Alignment helps in keeping the entire organization aligned towards a single goal. Organizations that are deviating from their original goal fare poorly against disruptive and competitive market forces. Misaligned organizations aren’t high-performing when working remotely. When departments work in silos, managing geographically dispersed teams can be even tougher.
  • Built-In Quality: Built-In Quality signifies that every product increment built must be of superior quality. Quality can’t be added later. Building quality products is a quality of Lean-Agile. 
  • Transparency: Product development is seldom a smooth process. Not being open, will lead to decision-making on assumptions as facts are not revealed. Trust precedes transparency. High-performing teams and happy organizations cease to exist without trust. 
  • Program Execution: Working product is a testimony to progress. The objective of every business should be to deliver business value to customers.

SAFe® promotes working systems and meaningful business outcomes made possible by Agile Release Trains (ARTs)

It’s been a decade since the inception of SAFe® and it has become the most preferred framework to build enterprise-level products.

Confused about SAFe®? Read the Benefits of SAFe®

What is SPC and how can you become one?

SPC or SAFe® Program Consultants are change agents who merge their technical expertise in SAFe® with an innate motivation to enhance the organization’s software and systems development processes. 

They are instrumental in successfully implementing SAFe®

A critical role such as SPC includes the following responsibilities- 

  • Arriving at the tipping point 
  • Impart training to executives, managers, and leaders 
  • Developing a Lean-Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) 
  • Identifying Value Streams and Agile Release Trains (ARTs)  
  • Formulating the implementation plan 
  • Gearing up for the ART launch 
  • Training teams and kickoff the ART 
  • Coaching ART execution 
  • Initiating more ARTs and value stream 
  • Extending to the portfolio 
  • Accelerating 

If reading the above lines has got you excited, you must be wondering how can one become a SAFe® Program Consultant?

The “Implementing SAFe®” course is the path. 

This course offers you an in-depth view of each intricate layer of SAFe® implementation. The certification training will help you train and lead the Lean-Agile transformation. 

Leading geographically distributed teams in remote work environments can be tough. This course will help you with the right tools and guidance in handling it effectively. 

This SAFe® course offers an understanding of the anatomy of each person’s role, making it easy to plan and lead a SAFe® transformation. 

Identifying value streams, launching agile release trains, building a Lean-Agile Portfolio are the key skills that are a part of the curriculum. You will be taking steps to become a practitioner of Agile Product Management and product delivery principles. 

This course is for you if understanding and practically implementing business agility is your goal. 

Why Should I Consider Becoming an SPC?

Becoming an SPC place you in the big league as it enables you to- 

  • Teach SAFe® certification training classes after being certified 
  • Learn, and network with other SPCs in a dedicated community based on practice 
  • Participate in monthly webinars to sharpen your SAFe® knowledge and earn PDUs or Professional Development Units 
  • Get special access to training toolkits and resources that are necessary to become a result-oriented agile coach and SAFe® transformation leader 

Who should take this course?

All stakeholders in a Lean-Agile transformation are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 5 Program Consultant certification exam and practice as a SAFe® 5 Program Consultant (SPC).

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

Benefits of becoming an SPC

“The SPC certification and training looks overwhelming but is it worth it?” 

This question might pop up in your mind and put you at a crossroads of whether to pursue or not pursue. 

Here’re 5 benefits of pursuing the SPC certification training that’ll put your doubts to rest- 

  • Transformation Coach: SAFe® is the leading framework for business agility. Achieving it can be challenging, a SPC can help make things easier. A consultant can spearhead great transformation in a variety of industries. If you choose your job wisely, then you can hone your skills as a transformational leader. 
  • An abundance of job opportunities: There’s a rising demand for Agile coaches and trainers among the Global 2000 organizations. You can get lucrative opportunities and annual pay hikes. You can work as an independent consultant and drive great agile transformations. 
  • Honing your expertise: As a certified SAFe® Program Consultant, you will be part of an elite global community. It will help in networking and interaction with fellow SPCs. 
  • Global Recognition: The SAFe® Program Consultant is a prestigious certification offered by Scaled Agile, a global certifying body, and provider of SAFe®
  • Special access to learning resources: The SPC has access to a global SAFe® community of 10,00,000 individuals in 20,000 organizations. Additionally, the SPCs have access to SAFe® agile certifications, agile coaching, and performance toolkit resources to drive SAFe® transformations. 

You could be interested in reading: How do you implement SAFe® agile in your organization?

What will you learn during this class?

Here are the learning objectives of the SPC certification training-

  • Design a SAFe® implementation
  •  Develop an enterprise transformation plan
  •  Launch and facilitate an Agile Release Train (ART)
  •  Extend the Lean-Agile portfolio by launching additional ARTs
  •  Assist an organization with change management practices
  •  Train and coach an enterprise through a SAFe® transformation

Steps to get the SPC Certification

Steps to get the SPC Certification

Getting the SPC certification is now easier than ever. You need to follow the following steps- 

  • Enroll in SPC certification training: Enroll in the SPC certification training by Agilemania. The course is taught by experienced SAFe® Program Consultant Trainers (SPCTs). 
  • Attempt the exam: The certification examination fee for the first attempt is included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake or attempt past the 30-day window is $250. 
  • Become a Certified SPC: Score 75% (45/60) and get your SPC certification from Scaled Agile. 

How easy is it to pass the Exam (Complete Exam Details)?

Log in to the SAFe® community platform to take the exam. Once the exam begins, the timer starts ticking and the exam ends when the timer stops. The number of questions answered before the timer stops will be considered for evaluation. 

Questions Un attempted will be marked wrong. Click the ‘Submit’ button if you finish answering all the questions before time. 

You’ll need to review and accept the Candidate Agreement before taking the exam. Exams are timed, with a visible clock that will be running throughout the entire test. 

The exam will have two or three multiple response questions. You need to mark all the correct responses as no partial credit will be awarded. 

Here’s a simple guide to help you pass the SPC exam.

Duration120 minutes
Number of questions60
Passing score45/60 (75%)
Competency levelAdvanced; Expert, fully competent; can perform tasks with little assistance
Question formatMultiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers)
DeliveryWeb-based, closed bookno outside assistance, timed
AccessCommunity Platform upon completion of the course
Languages offeredEnglish
CostThe first attempt included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake or attempt past the 30-day window is $250

I’m a SAFe® Program Consultant! Now what?

The SAFe® community awaits you. Join the SAFe® community and experience the privileges of being an Agile coach and SAFe® Program Consultant. Here are the following benefits of joining the SAFe® community- 

  • Performance toolkits for effective SAFe® transformations and implementation 
  • Tutorial videos on how to use performance toolkit and teach SAFe® certification courses 
  • Professional development videos to improve your skills as an Agile Coach and trainer 
  • Peer to peer knowledge sharing with fellow SPCs and community members

Why Choose Agilemania as your training partner

Agilemania is a team of like-minded Agilists, has over the last few years grown to be synonymous with exceptional services and the most trusted vendor for Agile Consulting, Training, and Advisory services in South and South-East Asia.

Agilemania was never built to be the typical consulting or services company but as a home for highly-skilled practitioners with diverse experience and a deliberate focus on helping organizations achieve hyper-performance.

The fact that multiple Agile bodies accredit the team at Agilemania is a testament to their continuous investment of time and effort in honing their skills to connect and serve their clients in the best possible ways.

Conclusion

The SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) certification is will help develop the following skills- 

  • Leaders who can define vision, guide, and remove the hurdles 
  • Practitioners, managers, and change agents who can bring about particular process changes 
  • Optimum organizational authority and credibility to become a leader
  • The expertise required to make quick and smart decisions 

FAQ

  1. Why should I go for the Implementing SAFe® with SPC Certification Training? 
    Holding the Implementing SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification Training shows your proficiency in implementing lean thinking, SAFe® Framework, and Product development flow principles in an organizational context. SAFe® Certification also increases your chances of career enrichment and an attractive salary.
  2. How much does the Implementing SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification Training cost? 
    The 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 $250.
  3. Do I need to renew my Leading SAFe® 5.1 certifications? 
    Yes, This certification needs to be renewed every year.
  4. What is the process for Implementing SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification renewal? 
    Implementing SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification Training is valid for one year and includes membership in the SAFe® Community Platform. After the first year, individuals may renew their certification at the process specified in the link below.
  5. What is the pattern, format, and duration of the SAFe® Agilist exam?
    The Implementing SAFe® 5.1 with SPC Certification exam is an online test comprising Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam.
  6. How to download SPC Certification after completing the examination? 
    Download and print your Certification Certificate from the Manage Profile -> Professional Development -> Certifications/Programs tab (click on the paper icon to the left of the Certification Name). Please note that when printing the certificate there can be missing logos and signatures from the certificate. If you come across this issue, please make sure that “Background Colors and Images” is selected in your printing options.
  7. From which organization do I receive SPC Certification?
    Scaled Agile, Inc. is the certifying body of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®).
  8. Can I cancel my enrollment? Will I get a refund?
    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, you can view our Cancellation & Refund Policy.
  9. Have more doubts that are not listed in the FAQs?
    Just write to us at connect@agilemania.com, and we will answer any queries you have.

Check Our Upcoming Training

We will help you become SAFe®-qualified, enhancing your ability to develop and deliver high-quality products and apply SAFe® concepts on the job.

NameTrainerSchedule
Leading SAFe® 5.1 Training
with SAFe® Agilist
Preeth Pandalay &
Satyajit Ganatayat
View Schedule
SAFe® Scrum Master
(SSM) Training
Satyajit Ganatayat &
Atulya Krishna
View Schedule
SAFe® Product Owner / Product Manager TrainingHari Vepakomma &
Satyajit Ganatayat
View Schedule
Implementing SAFe® 5.1 Training
with SPC Certification
Ashwinee KalkuraView Schedule
SAFe® Lean Portfolio
Management Training
Ashwinee KalkuraView Schedule

Author’s Bio

Businesses transform when they realize that the current ways of working can no longer address the fast-changing market dynamics and rising user expectations. Agilemania, a small group of passionate Lean-Agile-DevOps consultants and trainers, is the most trusted brand for digital transformations in South and South-East Asia.

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How Much Does the SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) Course Cost?

This is the first question that comes into the mind of the person who is likely to pursue SPC certification is

“What will be the cost of SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) certification?”

The reason people ask for SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) Course Cost is because they want to know how much the course costs and they want to know if they can afford it. And needless to say, it is one of the most popular certificates in the IT industry.

A SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) instructs leaders, change agents, consultants, and project teams on implementing Lean-Agile transformations. In addition to designing and implementing SAFe projects, this professional facilitates Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and expands the Lean-Agile portfolio.

This course can help you get a high-profile job in the IT industry. But it’s not easy to do your job without knowing how to implement SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC).

SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) Course Cost

If you take your first exam within 30 days of course completion, the cost of the exam will be USD2995 included in your course registration fee.

In order to retake the exam, you will have to pay $250.

Benefits of SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) certification

The SPC certification is the highest level of certification in the SAFe® program. It is earned by an individual who has demonstrated mastery of the entire software development lifecycle. These individuals have a deep knowledge of how to implement and manage a software development project within the context of their organization.

Benifits of SPC

The benefits of earning SPC certification are many:

  1. Develop an organizational strategy for software engineering that supports your organization’s long-term goals and objectives.
  2. Building a team of developers and project managers who can deliver high-quality results within budget limits.
  3. Providing knowledge transfer to other members of your organization and/or your clients’ teams.
  4. With SPC certification, it is possible to become a consultant (as the term implies), who can assist others in implementing Lean/Agile principles and support and train them on the Scaled Agile Framework.
  5. The SPC certification also serves as a great stepping stone on your journey toward becoming an agile coach or trainer.

Why SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) Certification?

There are various reasons to become SAFe® Program Consultants (SPC).  The SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) certification is a perfect fit for those who have experience with agile process management and want to leverage their knowledge and expertise in a new way.

With this certification, you can help your organization achieve its goals by learning how to bring together the right people with the right skills and make them responsible for getting things done. Whether you’re looking to join a team as an SPC, or just want to gain some experience and grow your skills, this certification is designed specifically for you.

What participants says about us

The SAFe® framework is a proven approach to helping organizations accelerate innovation, create new products quickly, and improve customer satisfaction. The process of helping others learn how to use the framework will help you understand how things work within the framework itself. This knowledge can be applied in virtually any industry or environment—and it’s more valuable than ever because of all the changes we’ve seen over the last decade.

Are you ready to get certified as a  SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC)

In case you are in search of the best trainers for SAFe® Program Consultant SPC? Then look no further than Agilemania.

Agilemania is a platform that capitalizes on the passion for agile and is driven by the expertise of its founding members; it was founded by passionate agile practitioners who are focused on customer satisfaction.

As an Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Product Owner, or Developer, we work with a team of professionals. Our team of coaches, and consultants, In addition to enterprise agility, business agility, technical agility, and DevOps, we have trainers who specialize in these areas.

Each of our coaches holds certifications from globally recognized Agile certification bodies. With this achievement, our coaches drive transformation that transcends geographic boundaries and work cultures.

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SAFe® Release Train Engineer (RTE) Certification Cost?

If you have decided to get certified as a SAFe® release train engineer(RTE), then you must say you have chosen a great path for your career. A release train engineer certification is a great way to help your organization with the transformation. It can also be a great stepping stone for those who want to change careers in the software world, as you may have a lot of experience with a variety of different aspects of testing.

There are various responsibilities of a release train engineer (RTE). A release train engineer is efficient, has leadership quality, and has an ability to do teamwork. Moreover, he ensures that all teams are perfectly aligned, removes any impediments, and increases the efficiency and smoothness of the ART. Make it easier for your organization to handle any hurdle and embrace change.

This 3-day SAFe® 5.1 Release Train Engineer course is taught by SAFe® Program Consultant Trainers (SPCTs). 

It costs you around $2695, and here you will be able to learn the concept of SAFe® Agile Methodology.

The pattern of SAFe® Release Train Engineer(RTE) Examination

The first and most important step is to get SAFe® release train engineer (RTE) training before giving this exam, but also from a very well-known SAFe® coach, as this training is of 3 days, one will learn how to play a critical role in leading Agile Release Trains (ARTs) to deliver value. This means that the RTE’s must create the right environment, have the right conversations, facilitate the right meetings, and gather the right people to make decisions based on the right data.

Number Of Questions60
Duration120
Format Of QuestionsMultiple Choice Questions(MCQs)
Passing Score75%
Level Of DifficultyThe level of difficulty is advanced; you are an expert, completely competent; can perform tasks with little assistance
DeliveryClosed book, time-bound, web-based
Language Of ExamEnglish
AccessAfter completing the course, students will have access to the Community Platform
Cost Of Examination$2695.
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What Are the Benefits of a SAFe® RTE (Release Train Engineer) Certification

The benefits of a SAFe® RTE Certification are many. For one thing, the certification is a clear signal that your company is at the forefront of business agility and delivery practices at scale

  • The certification can help you to build your skills in coordinating multiple teams, which is a very important factor in Enterprise Transformation.
  • The certification helps you to gain knowledge about the application of Lean thinking in software development.
  • It also gives you a chance to become part of a community where you can share your experiences and learn from others.
  • Flexibility – You can choose to work on one project at a time and be able to move from one project to another without having to spend extra time on a transition.
  • Teamwork – The team leader must be able to set clear expectations for the team, which helps them work better together as a whole. It also helps them get along better with each other when working together in groups or projects.
  • Communication – The team leader needs to be able to communicate effectively with their employees so they know what they need before they ask for it, which helps them be more efficient in their workday.

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How To Pass SAFe® Release Train (RTE) Exam?

According to glassdoor, The national average salary for a Release Train Engineer is ₹24,00,000 in India. Without release train engineers (RTEs), SAFe® would be missing key components. But why are they so significant? The solution to that may be found in the sentences that follow because an RTE’s functions and responsibilities are what this blog is most notable for.

But before getting to that part, let’s do some catching up on SAFe® RTE and what it is about its architecture that requires an RTE.

What is an Agile Release Train (ART)?

An agile release train (ART) is a set of independent agile teams that collaborate to provide the finished product. Five to fifteen agile teams generally make up the ART, which translates to a total of 30 to 150 individuals working on various components of the same product.

But if the RTE is the topic of the discussion, why are we talking about ART?

It’s because an RTE enters the scene whenever an ART occurs. The RTE is a servant leader who works to provide the resources the ART requires to complete the task. Let’s get on to the subject at hand now.

What Does It Take To Become A Certified SAFe® Release Train Engineer?

You must attend a 3-day course to become a Certified SAFe® Release Train Engineer, where you will learn how to plan and execute PIs.

After Completing the course, you are asked to sign up for the SAFe® Community Platform, where you will have access to study resources for the SAFe® RTE exam and a mock test.

The Community Platform also gives you access to online SAFe® evaluations to track your portfolios’ progress towards business agility, training videos, a forum, and other helpful resources. These tools and templates will assist you in managing SAFe® events.

Ways You Can Pass SAFe® Release Train Examination?

If you’re looking to pass the SAFe® (RTE) Release Train Exam, there are a few things you need to know.

1. No Prerequisites:

Although there are no requirements to take the course, it is typically advised that you have:

  • Launched or participated in at least one ART and one PI
  • Hold at least one current SAFe® certification.

As a result, you will be able to engage more actively in the tasks and group discussions that ask you to consider your own SAFe® and RTE experiences.

The Leading SAFe® course is recommended for those new to SAFe®. People in leadership or management roles are technically suited for this foundational course. Additionally, it provides a good introduction to SAFe® ‘s competencies, principles, and PI Planning simulation, making it the best introduction to SAFe®.

2. Enroll for RTE training

It takes three days to complete the RTE course and it was online training. The instructor uses a digital workbook, Mural, Zoom, and Mentimeter to facilitate online activities and breakout sessions.

In this training, you will learn-

  1. How to lead programs and large solutions in a SAFe® organization.
  2. How to apply Lean-Agile knowledge and tools to release value.
  3. How to foster relentless improvement.
  4. How to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach.

3. Take the Exam-

You have 30 days from the end of the training course to take the test. With the help of Scaled Agile’s Community Platform, you may take the test online from any web browser. The current RTE5 test has 60 multiple-choice questions, a 2-hour time limit, and a 75% passing mark. You can retake the test for $50 if you don’t pass on the first time.

4. Study Exam Guide-

The Exam Study Guide gives a rough percentage split of the subjects that will be covered on the exam (for example, SAFe® Principles will make up 7% of the exam).

The Reading and Reference List parts of the Exam Study Guide contain a checklist of the articles on the SAFe® website that you must study in addition to attending the course, thus it is crucial to pay special attention to them. You should read these articles, especially if you are new to SAFe® because certain exam content is not covered in the course.

5. Get Certified-

In addition to a digital certificate, you will also receive an email that will allow you to activate and claim your digital badge, which can be used by your professional network to verify your achievement.

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A few of the key benefits of attending RTE training and becoming a Certified SAFe® Release Train Engineer are:

  • No matter your experience level, it’s a great learning opportunity. The RTE role and its responsibilities will be explained well to attendees new to SAFe®. In addition to learning new things, experienced RTEs will get a chance to reflect on their own work and hear new perspectives.
  • With this certification, your employment opportunities can be enhanced.
  • Besides meeting new people, you can expand your network and engage with the SAFe® community.

By the end of the training, you will be a better RTE and will be able to serve and coach your ART more effectively.

But it’s important to remember that attending the course is just one step in a continual learning journey. The RTE is a relatively new role and is evolving along with the Scaled Agile Framework and you need to keep learning and adding to your skills and knowledge.

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What is the role of the RTE release train engineer?

Release Train Engineer (RTE) is a coach and servant leader for the Agile Release Train (ART). Agile Release Train (ART) is a self-organising team of Agile teams. It is a virtual organisation that commits, plans and executes together. Agile Release Train is the primary value delivery construct in Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

Some of the major responsibilities of RTE include facilitating the ART processes and events, assisting the teams in delivering value, etc. Also, they communicate with the stakeholders, help in managing risks, drive persistent improvement and escalate impediments. Explore below a list of other significant responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer.

  1. Managing and optimising flow of value through the Agile Release Train using tools such as information radiators, and Program and Solution Kanbans. 
  2. Communicate and establish the annual calendars for Program Increments (PI)s and iterations.
  3. Facilitate the PI planning event.
  4. Summarise Team PIs into Program PI Objectives. And, publish them for transparency and visibility.
  5. Assistance in tracking the capabilities and execution of features. 
  6. Guidance to the economical decision making.
  7. Coach leaders, scrum masters and teams in Lean-Agile mindsets and practices.
  8. Help in managing dependencies and risks.
  9. Escalating and tracking impediments.
  10. Offering inputs on resourcing to address crucial bottlenecks.
  11. Always encourage collaboration between teams.
  12. Work with Product Owners, Product & Solution Management, and stakeholders for ensuring strategy and execution alignments.
  13. Improving the flow of value through value streams by assessing and improving the practices related to DevOps.
  14. Assistance in driving the Lean User Experience (UX) innovation cycle.
  15. Work with the Agile Program Management Office (APMO) on operational excellence and program execution.
  16. Ensuring adherence to Guardrails. And, understanding & operating within lean budgets. 

Release Train Engineers (RTE)s can also be described as Super Scrum Masters or Chief Scrum Masters. While the scrum master is a coach for the product owner and development team, RTE is a coach for the entire ART, Product Management/Chief Product Owner and its direct environment. 

Meantime, let us take a look at some of the traits of being a Great Release Train Engineer (RTE).

12 traits of RTE Release Train Engineer
  1. Agile Mindset- Being a great RTE is not only understanding the foundations of SAFe and Agile, but also about embracing an Agile mindset. He/she should be guided, and value-focused by the Lean-Agile principles.
  2. Courageous- An RTE should be courageous to say what is needed tactfully and respectfully. Besides, an RTE must be okay to say ‘no’ whenever necessary.
  3. Servant Leadership- One of the basic traits of an RTE is being a servant leader. They have to lead the team by example, by actions and as well as their words.
  4. Integrity- RTEs should be fair to everyone. Furthermore, should be a person of integrity.
  5. Facilitator- An RTE should be comfortable presenting in front of the management and the entire team.
  6. Negotiator- A great RTE should possess excellent negotiation skills.
  7. Communicator- He/she should be capable of delivering any message being sensitive and tactful.
  8. Teacher- An RTE should nurture the team’s understanding of Agile practices and principles.
  9. Mentor- A great RTE guides individuals to have a better understanding of approaches and processes implemented by ART.
  10. Transparent & Honest- An RTE must understand the importance of being honest and transparent.
  11. Lifelong Learner- A great RTE should always be open to continuous learning.
  12. Critical Thinking- An RTE should be capable of thinking on their feet. They should try to quickly analyse a situation and organise the team around the solution.
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Though currently there are no accreditation bodies that offer exclusive RTE certification, there are several other certifications that could be held by an RTE.

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Top 5 Benefits of SAFe® Scrum Master Certification

According to a recent study, the percentage of people who are getting SAFe® scrum master certified is on the rise. It is shown that the number of people who are certified has increased by 41% since the beginning of the year. The study also found that the number of companies that have implemented SAFe® scrum master practices has also increased by 73 %. The study was conducted in North America, Europe, and Asia.

The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is a set of organizational and workflow patterns for implementing agile practices at an enterprise scale. It provides structured guidance on roles and responsibilities, how to plan and manage the work, and values to uphold.

SAFe® Scrum Master certification will help you expand your skills and experience and enable you to drive business transformation. SAFe® Scrum Master certification is becoming increasingly popular among Agile practitioners and the reasons behind its popularity are their benefits.

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So, without any further delay let’s start discussing the benefits of SAFe® Scrum master certifications.

1. Increase in Productivity – SAFe® enables high performance teams and teams of teams to eliminate unnecessary work, identify and eliminate delays, continuously improve, and ensure the right things are built.

2. A Higher Salary – SAFe® Scrum Masters are in high demand and command a premium salary.  According to salary statistics, the average salary for a certified scrum master is $10,000 higher than that of an non certified scrum master. With the SAFe® Scrum Master Certification, you can show employers that you have the skills and knowledge to be an effective Scrum Master. The certification is also recognition by your peers that you are a SAFe® Scrum Master.

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3. An increase in job opportunities – There are various reasons to become a  SAFe® SCRUM Master  as this certification will give you an edge over others when competing for jobs or interviewing for new positions within your company or elsewhere. With this certification, you will be able to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in using the SAFe® Scrum framework. You will also be able to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of your team’s Scrum process.

4. Creating higher levels of employee engagement – One of the advantages of SAFe®  scrum master certification is helping skilled workers to achieve autonomy, mastery and purpose, that gives motivation among the employees, companies which are practicing SAFe® have many tools to burn out the stress of employees and increase employee satisfaction and this generates more employee engagement.

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5. Taking on Challenges – SAFe ® scrum master has huge roles and responsibility . SAFe® scrum masters are those who take on the challenges of scrum and help their teams to be successful. They understand the principles of scrum and know how to apply them to real-world situations. They are also able to adapt to the ever-changing landscape of scrum and find new ways to help their teams be successful.

What Is The Process To Get SAFe® Scrum Master Certification?

Getting certified as a SAFe® scrum master is an important step in becoming a successful scrum master. Certification shows that you have the knowledge and understanding of the SAFe® scrum master framework. It also shows that you can lead a team to success using SAFe® scrum master practices.

To get certified, you must pass SAFe®  scrum master examination. The certification process is designed to ensure that you have the knowledge and skills needed to be a successful scrum master.

  1. A Study Plan Should Be Created
  2. Give practice assessments
  3. Analyze the practice assessments
  4. Watching YouTube videos
  5. Reading the study material that you gave got from training for SAFe® scrum master

Are You Ready For The SAFe® Scrum Master Certification?

So, after reading these benefits, and the process to get SAFe® scrum master certification, you must be thinking about getting this certification.  Before giving an exam, get prepared with a professional trainer for SAFe® Scrum master to learn the right mindset, skills, and tools to create a successful product from inception to retirement using Agile techniques.

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Cost Of SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) Course

A SAFe® Scrum Master is responsible for ensuring that the SAFe® framework is understood & followed and that the team is able to work together effectively in a complex environment. A SAFe® Scrum Master certification demonstrates that you have the knowledge and skills necessary to perform this role.

Do you know how much the demand has increased for SAFe® Scrum master certification from past years?

In the past three years, the demand for SAFe® Scrum certifications has increased by approximately 20%.

Moreover, the number of organizations using SAFe® Scrum Master has increased from 50 in 2015 to 500 in 2022.

SAFe® Scrum Master certification is also proof that you are committed to continuous improvement and that you are willing to invest in your own professional development. This can be highly valued by employers and can help you to stand out from other candidates.

Why SAFe® Scrum Master

There are various reasons why you should get SAFe® scrum master(SSM) certified from increment in salary to strong foundation in agile methodology. The SAFe® scrum Master certification is a great way to learn how to help the agile team in becoming self-managed.

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The Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) is a set of organizational and workflow patterns for implementing agile practices at an enterprise scale. It provides structured guidance on roles and responsibilities, how to plan and manage the work, and values to uphold.

SAFe® scrum master has a huge role and responsibility. A SAFe® scrum master (SSM) is someone who has experience in leading teams to manage tasks efficiently. A SAFe® scrum master knows the importance of having a well-defined, agile process and can help his team members achieve their goals.

Cost Of SAFe® Scrum Master Certification

The cost of SAFe® scrum master certification is USD295.

Retake policy – It is possible to take the exam a second time immediately after attempting the first time (first retake). After the third attempt, there will be a wait of 10 days; the fourth attempt will require a wait of 30 days. Every reattempt will cost $50.

Benefits of SAFe® Scrum Master Certification

Benifits of SSM

The SAFe® SCRUM Master certification is a great way to help you get started in the world of agile development. As an SCRUM master, you’ll be able to:

The benefits of SAFe® Certified Scrum Master include:

1. Increased Salary- While there are many different opinions on the subject, the answer is clear: yes, scrum master certification does indeed increase salary. In fact, the average salary for a certified scrum master is $10,000 higher than the average salary for a non-certified scrum master.

2. Strong Foundation In Agile Methodology- you will have a strong foundation in agile methodology, including how to create and maintain an effective product backlog, how to organize work into sprints, how to measure progress toward objectives, and how to manage people effectively.

3. Experience in leading team- you will gain experience with leading a team through the iterative processes of agile development—including planning, estimating, prototyping, testing, and delivering working software—and you will learn what works best when managing multiple projects simultaneously.

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4. Job opportunity- Your SAFe® SCRUM Master certification will give you an edge over others when applying for jobs or interviewing for new positions within your company or elsewhere.

5. Managing tasks efficiently- You will learn how to complete your daily tasks in a more efficient manner. You will also be able to plan ahead for future tasks and break down larger projects into smaller ones so that they are easier to manage and understand.

6. The SAFe® SCRUM Master certification is a great way to get exposed to emerging technologies that are changing how organizations operate today, like DevOps and Agile.

7. Build your credibility as an agile coach.

If you have been working on projects without any training whatsoever then this could be a problem for you because things may not come out as planned which could lead to delays.

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By becoming a servant leader and coach, attendees learn how to build high performing Agile teams and coach them to create business value at scale. By achieving SAFe® 5.1 Scrum Master (SSM) certification, individuals show their readiness to play the role of Scrum Master in SAFe® environments, enhancing their value to teams and organizations.

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How To Pass SSM (SAFe® Scrum Master) Examination?

Even in 2022, SAFe® is the most popular framework for scaling agile. There is no doubt that SAFe® will continue to dominate the market despite debates regarding its effectiveness and user satisfaction. 

So, if you are someone who wants to get SSM certified then these following tips will help you to clear SAFe® Scrum Master examination. 

The SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) examination is a challenging test that is designed to assess your knowledge of the SAFe framework and the responsibilities of a scrum master within the SAFe® framework. 

The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) is a set of organizational and workflow patterns for implementing agile practices at an enterprise scale. The framework is a body of knowledge that includes structured guidance on roles and responsibilities, how to plan and manage the work, and values to uphold.

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For clearing the SSM – SAFe® Scrum Master exam one has to undergo the training of SAFe® Scrum Master Course and this is one of the mandatory tasks if one wants to gain SAFe scrum master certifications . There are many reasons why you might want to take a course or get trained to clear the SSM (SAFe® Scrum Master) Examination.

  • The most important reason is that it will give you the knowledge and skills you need to be a successful Scrum Master within the SAFe® framework.
  • Scrum Masters are responsible for managing and leading Scrum teams. 
  • They need to have a deep understanding of the Scrum framework and how to apply it effectively. 
  • They also need to be able to effectively manage team dynamics and conflict. 

Without proper training, it can be very difficult to successfully lead a Scrum team.

Roles & Responsibilities of a SSM

In addition to giving you the skills you need to be a successful Scrum Master, taking a course or getting training can also help you prepare for the SAFe® SSM Exam. The examination is designed to test your knowledge of the Scrum and SAFe® framework and your ability to apply it in a real-world setting. If you don’t have a thorough understanding of the material, you will likely struggle on the exam. Even if you have a good understanding of the material, taking a course or getting training can help refresh your memory and give you extra practice applying the concepts.

In this blog you will get the entire details on how to pass the SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) Exam.

Know Your Exam

The first and foremost thing before preparing for an exam is to know your exam, you must know the rules and pattern of the examination, how many questions the examination consists of, how many times will the examination take, and passing score.

Do you want to excel your Exam preparation of SAFe Scrum Master?

You first must know what it is that you must conquer. You need to know the style of the exam, the number of questions, how much time you have to complete the whole exam, the average time per question, the passing score, and the rules of the exam.

Understanding The Pattern Of SAFe® Scrum Master SSM Exam

The SAFe® Scrum Master exam is a test that assesses the knowledge and skills of a candidate for the role of a Scrum Master within the SAFe® framework. The test is conducted by Scaled Agile Inc.  and is available in English language. The pattern of the SAFe® scrum master exam is relatively simple, and it consist of :-

Duration90 minutes
Number of Question45
Pattern of ExaminationMultiple Choice Questions (MCQs)
Difficulty Level Intermediate to Difficult
LanguageEnglish
CostINR45000 to INR 65000
Passing Score73%
Certification Validity1 Year
Reattempt Yes, but when a person got fail and the fee for retaking the exam is $50. No, retake of exam when a person got low marks in examination

Top 5 Ways To Prepare For SAFe® Scrum Master Examination

5 ways to prepare for SSM

There are a few things you can do to prepare for the Scrum examination and ensure that you have a safe and successful experience. 

1. Create A Study Plan – A study plan is a blueprint for your exam preparation. Before preparing for the exam one must Identify objectives and key concepts, after the completion of class review notes that were being taught, download the guide that is provided. After that Choose topics you’re not familiar with.

Familiar topics are easy to learn and you might waste your time by reading those topics again, instead go for the topics which you are not familiar with. One must have a deadline for each and every topic, do not take a single topic for a long time. Last but not the least Implement the action plan and monitor progress. You must track your performance after every action plan.

2. Watch Our SAFe Videos To Understand The Concepts – In studies, short video clips were found to improve memory recall and processing efficiency. A wide audience can benefit from videos because of their visual and auditory qualities and because each person processes information in their own natural manner. In a nutshell, videos are good teachers.

3. Give Mock Tests –  It will provide you with the tools you need to develop the right test-taking strategy by analyzing your performance appropriately. To achieve better results, keep practicing until you score 95% or more on the Mock Test.

4. Mock Analysis – mock analysis is something which must be done after every mock test, with the help of analysis one must be able to know where he got wrong, what types of questions can be asked and do not forget to visit those questions which were correct as you must know the strategy behind it. 

5. Study the workbook you receive from your training of the SAFe® SSM – The workbook for the SAFe Scrum Master exam is a great way to prepare for the exam and learn more about the role. The workbook covers all the topics that will be covered on the exam, and provides practice questions and answer explanations.

At The End

There are lots of benefits of SAFe® certification. Once you have cleared the examination, there are a lot of opportunities knocking at your door. 

So, before giving an exam hire a professional trainer for SAFe® Scrum master to learn the right mindset, skills, and tools to create a successful product from inception to retirement using Agile techniques.

Hope these handful tips for clearing SAFe® Scrum Master exam will be helpful for you. By some way if you are not able to clear the exam don’t get worried, get better training of

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Businesses transform when they realize that the current ways of working can no longer address the fast-changing market dynamics and rising user expectations. Agilemania, a small group of passionate Lean-Agile-DevOps consultants and trainers, is the most trusted brand for digital transformations in South and South-East Asia.

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