Andy Crowe, CEO and Founder of Velociteach, is one of, if not the first, authors of an upcoming PMI-ACP exam prep book to become PMI-ACP Certified. The book, The PMI-ACP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try, is due out in February 2012.
Andy Crowe, CEO and Founder of Velociteach, is one of, if not the first, authors of an upcoming PMI-ACP exam prep book to become PMI-ACP Certified. The book, , is due out in February 2012. An advanced copy of the PMI- ACP book helped the Director of Training and an instructional designer at Velociteach successfully pass the PMI-ACP exam and gain their certification as well. Crowe is also author of the best-selling PMP exam book on the market today, The PMP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try.
As a leader in the project management industry, Andy has a background in IBM’s Rational Unified Process, the founding framework for agile, gives him a unique grasp of the methodology. He looks to be one of, if not the only PMI-ACP exam prep author who has actually passed the exam and gained certification.
“I am really excited to be able to share the years of research and agile experience that have gone into creating this outstanding preparation book. I’ve taken the PMI-ACP exam, and the information and strategy presented in this guide will give project managers everything they will need to pass it and more,” Andy says.
Velociteach Director of Training, Bill Yates, and Instructional Designer, Louis Alderman, used an advance copy of Crowe’s book to pass the exam and become some of the very first PMI-Agile Certified Practitioners.
“The PMI-ACP exam is intimidating for many reasons…the certification test is new; there is no single body of knowledge (like an Agile equivalent of the PMBOK Guide); and the range of potential Agile topics and methodologies can be intimidating,” said Yates. “A project manager may have lots of experience with Agile teams but not know what to expect on the exam. Andy’s book cuts through the clutter and presents the key information. The book is laser-focused and is written in a way that you and I can understand. It worked for me… I studied the book, passed the exam, and earned the PMI-ACP certification.”
You can also read Yates’ blog about his experience taking the exam and can pre-order The PMI-ACP Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try here.
First live PMI-ACP certification classes
Due to popular demand, two-day live classes, which were originally slated for March, have been advanced to an earlier date. The first class will now be held February 23-24, 2012, in Washington, DC. The cost for this comprehensive class is $1,597. Participants can register now and see other class locations at velociteach.com.
Why Become PMI-ACP Certified Aimed towards project managers but open to anyone using agile practices, this certification demonstrates an
acknowledged high level of agile professionalism in the PM industry. PMI-ACPs will hold a certification that is more credible than many other exam-only or training offerings in the industry. This certification gives project managers the opportunity to demonstrate top-notch agile practice skills with a well-known credible certification, opening doors of opportunity in their career and the PM industry at large.
About the PMI-ACP Exam
To become PMI-ACP certified, applicants must have 2,000 hours working on project teams within the last 5 years or have a PMP certification, as well as 1,500 hours working on agile project teams within the last two years. You must also have 21 contact hours in agile project management training. Once these requirements have been met, applicants complete and submit the application form to PMI. If approved, they then must take and pass the PMI-ACP exam.
Velociteach is the premier project management education company in the world, with a reputation for being #1 in quality and value and a program known for creating leaders. Founder/author Andy Crowe has written the preeminent PMP exam prep book in the industry and is the field’s most sought-after expert.
Current Velociteach clients include Home Depot, Chick-Fil-A, DIRECTV, US Army Corp of Engineers, Citrix, SiriusXM, Cox Communications, PayPal and over half of the Fortune 500 companies.
PMI, PMI-ACP(sm) IS A SERVICE MARK OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, INC. PMP®, CAPM® AND PMBOK® ARE ALL REGISTERED MARKS OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT INSTITUTE, INC. (PMI).