Who is it for?

  • Business and IT professionals who are interested in agile practices.
  • Anyone requiring an understanding of agile as well as organisational leaders and managers wanting to understand the value of agile practices, or those who work in an agile environment, including software testers, developers, product owners, business analysts and scrum masters.

Entry requirements

  • There are no entry requirements for this certification. Training with a BCS accredited training provider is recommended

What will I learn?

You’ll gain a broad understanding of agile including:

  • The origins of Agile methods. 
  • Understanding and application of the core values and principles of Agile methods.
  • The difference between the defined process and the empirical processes used in Agile. 
  • The issues identified in the traditional / waterfall approach. 
  • Recognising myths that are often attributed with Agile practices. 
  • The different approaches to the empirical model for improvement and change. 
  • The business culture and the economic case required for agile.
  • Understand the implication of agile practices on individuals, teams and businesses. 
  • The way in which we engage customers into an agile project.
  • How to respond to change in an agile project. 
  • The common agile roles, techniques and practices.

The syllabus includes training objectives, details of modules and learning hours, plus a recommended reading list:

Download our latest syllabus (PDF)

This certification has been refreshed. If you're planning to start your studies from 1 July 2020, please use our latest syllabus. If you started your studies before 1 July 2020, please continue to use the old version of the syllabus.

Download the old version of the syllabus (PDF)

The exam for the old version of the syllabus will be available up until 30 November 2020 and the last date for resits is 31 December 2020.

How do I get this certification?

Training and exam (recommended)

Take this course with one of our accredited training providers.

How long will it take?

Classroom courses normally last three days.

Where can I study?

At a BCS accredited training provider near you.

How much does it cost?

Course prices vary depending on your chosen training provider and course format.

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Exam only (self study)

Ideal if you’re self-motivated and already know something about Agile.

How long will it take?

It usually takes a minimum of 18 hours to prepare for the exam.

Where do I sit my exam?

At any Pearson VUE test centre across the world.

How much does it cost?

Exam price: £174 (£145.00 + VAT)

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What format is the exam?

  • One hour ‘closed book’ with 40 multiple choice questions
  • Pass mark is 65% (26/40)

Download specimen paper (PDF)

Download answer key (PDF)

What's next?

Practitioner level certifications

This qualification is not regulated by the following United Kingdom Regulators - Ofqual, Qualifications Wales, CCEA Regulation or SQA.