This intensive and enjoyable two-day tutor-led course includes lectures, exercises and practical work with a high proportion of hands-on practical team-based activities to allow candidates to get a true feel for how Agile projects work in the real world. The exam is taken with TSG after the course, or, if delegates prefer, online at any Pearson Vue Centre, for which a voucher can be provided following completion of the training course.

The iSQI® Certified Agile Essentials training and certification program is aimed at anyone involved in an agile project and who wants to become familiar with working in an agile environment. It provides everyone involved in a project or within an organization with the same understanding of “agile”. It also allows them to use a shared set of terms and terminology. iSQI® Certified Agile Essentials provides an excellent overview of the agile approach and the basic concepts of “agile”. The success of an agile project not only depends on the skills and experience of the project team members but it also depends on the understanding and awareness about agility of all involved in the project. This includes the members of the project team and the user group, the management and the stakeholders.

After the course, successful participants will be able to:

  • value the principles behind the agile manifesto and the agile approach to software development
  • appreciate the roles within an agile team
  • understand how to contribute as a member of an agile team
  • apply a testing methodology to ensure that acceptance criteria are met
  • appreciate the importance of effective Iteration Reviews and how to contribute to continuous improvement through retrospectives

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Who is it for?

This course is aimed at professionals who are experienced or those enjoying their first experiences working together in agile Projects who wish to become familiar with working in an agile environment. This includes:

  • Project Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Software Development Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • IT Directors
  • Management Consultants

Entry Requirements There are no pre-requisites for attending this course.

Syllabus – Key points

The Certified Agile Essentials course covers the following topics:

Day 1

Training/Exercises: Agile Manifesto, Agile Principles

Training/Exercises: Release Planning, Iteration Zero

Training/Exercises: Iteration Planning, Estimation

Training/Exercises: Requirement Review, Daily Stand-up

Day 2

Training/Exercises/Practical: Team Quality, Iteration Testing, Acceptance

Training/Exercises: Iteration Review (Showcase)

Training/Exercises: Retrospectives This course is presented by highly-experienced tutors using a mix of slides and discussions interspersed with handson practical exercises.

Each candidate is provided with all slides plus a separate course manual that covers each Learning Objective in detail and practice questions to allow candidates to measure their understanding. Candidates are also prepared for the exam with sample papers.

The Exam

Delegates will be issued with a Pearson Vue exam voucher after the course and the exam can be taken at a local Pearson Vue centre. The exam consists of 40 multiple choice questions over an hour. Delegates are awarded a pass if they answer 65% of the questions correctly.(25% Extra time is available for non-native speakers or those who primary business language is not English). 

Next steps

The Certified Agile Essentials course establishes a platform from which further more specialist skills and knowledge may be acquired. Holders of a Certified Agile Essentials certificate can continue on to higher level software testing qualifications, such as:

iSQI® CMAP Mobile App Foundation

ISTQB Foundation in Software Testing (ISTQB CTFL).

Who are iSQI?

The International Software Quality Institute was established to help bring rigour and extended discipline to the field of software engineering. Founded in 1993, iSQI is a major exam provider to ISTQB, The British Computer Society, Pearson Vue and others. People taking courses