How to pass Leading SAFe 4.0 Exam ?

Leading SAFe 4.0

Recently I cleared Leading SAFe 4.0 exam with 87% score.The certified SAFe 4.0 Agilist is indeed tough exam and if you lack experience in Scrum or SAFe implementation then it becomes very hard to crack this exam. In this blog, I will provide some steps which will guide you in Leading SAFe 4.0 exam preparation.  

[ Note: if you are looking for Leading SAFe 4.0  exam questions then this is not the right place.Exam questions are confidential and SAFe is very much serious about keeping them secret to maintain quality of exam]

First thing first, Two full day training of scaled agile framework is the most important part of this certification. I would suggest that you should actively participate in the training workshop and ask as many questions you get. Write this extra information in the workbook (which will be given to you in the training)

After completing the two-day training workshop, you need to pass this exam in 30 days. Your trainer enrols you to Scaled Agile institute after enrolment you get the welcome email, your 30-days start when you receive the welcome email.

As you have 30 days in hand and you can pause and restart exam as many time you want (with-in 30 days) I would suggest spending the first week only on
1. Revision of workbook at least twice. 

2. Read all of the details on http://www.scaledagileframework.com/ click on each component of the framework which will provide you the in-dept description about it.

3.Try to understand all 4 levels of the framework i.e. 1. TEAM,2.PROGRAM,3.VALUE STREAM,4.PORTFOLIO

4. You need to identify the important events and ceremonies from each level

5. Spend some time on understanding every role on each level. Just, for example, ScrumMaster@team, RTE@program, VSE@valuestram

6.  You need to understand the important concepts like Lean-Agile mindset, House of Lean, 12 Agile principles, 9 SAFe principles, Built-in-Quality, Implementing 1-2-3

7.  Pre & Post PI planning are important event try to understand purpose and importance of these events.

8. Pl Planning is the backbone of SAFe so you must be aware of this event and every aspect of this.

9. Understand WSJF and Cost of Delay relation, Lean-Agile budgeting for the value streams. 

I will keep updating this blog upon your feedback, Please let me know if you have used any other helpful resource for the study I will surely include that also.

Read my other blog: How to pass CSM test with flying colors? [Scrum Alliance]

Comments

Hi Chitnamani, I have been using Agile in my project for past 1 year but now i am planning to take exam and get certified in SAFe 4.0. Can you please guide me through the following : 1. Format of examination 2. Prerequisites of examination 3. Fees of the examination 4. Fees for workshop 5. Online Resources 6. Any other imp info that i might be missing here.

In reply to by Saurabh

Hi Saurabh,

Please refer below:
1. The format of examination: It is MCQ and totally objective type exam, No descriptive question and answers.

2. Prerequisites of examination:

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

 3. Fees for the examination + workshop: Exam fee + Training workshop fee is approx Rs.20,000 INR

4. Online Resources: Best resource is http://www.scaledagileframework.com most of the questions are based on this website content

5. Any other imp info: If you have not done Certified Scrum Master then I would suggest going for CSM first then SAFe. Things will be easier for you. Refer my CSM blog http://www.umarani.com/how-to-pass-csm-test
6. Refer: http://www.scaledagile.com/leading-safe/

Cheers \m/

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