“Congratulations, you have obtained PMI-ACP” – that was the Subject Line of the email I received from PMI. Andy, Louis, and I participated in the pilot program for the exam. And, Monday, we received the much-anticipated notification that we had indeed passed the exam and been awarded the PMI-ACP certification. Cheers!
We’ll explore this Agile exam further in future posts…today I want to share a word of encouragement. 1 book made the difference.
In the next month, Andy Crowe will release his book The PMI-ACP℠ Exam: How to Pass on Your First Try. That’s the book that worked for me. Andy is my boss and his office is 10 steps from mine, so I was able to procure a draft copy of the book to use as my primary resource of exam prep. My testimonial: I passed! Best of all, I didn’t just scrape by… My exam score report reads “Proficient” in the 2 domains, indicating that my results were above average.
If you are pursuing the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner certification, you’ll find a list of 11 references on PMI’s site. In the past, I read a couple of those by Schwaber and Sliger because I am a nerd, this stuff interests me, I worked in the software industry for 16 years…and I am a nerd. 😉 Sorry…the preferred phrase is that I am a “lifelong learner”. Anyway, if you want to pass this PMI-ACP exam, get Andy’s book. It is laser-focused and written in a language that you and I understand.