Original blog Published on Dec 15, 2017, which has been edited based on the updated information.
We all know, SAFe courses are in high demand. But where to start, which courses to choose, how to prepare for classes, do we have any books or articles one can go through before coming to classes, how to pass exam in first attempt and with good score, where can we find good reading articles, books, video etc. these are the questions, people often ask. I have tried to answer these queries in below five sections:
1)Which SAFe courses to opt?
As on today, SAI offers 12 types of SAFe courses, which are:
Framework based (SA, SPC)
Role based (SSM, POPM, SP, RTE, SDP, ASE, SGP)
Advanced Course (SPC, RTE, SASM)
SPC, RTE, SASM, ARCH all four, comes into advanced categories.
In general for all these advanced courses, you need to plan well for your exam, and to know more, Please refer "How to prepare for your Exam" section of this article.
you can find more information about all SAFe course: http://www.scaledagileacademy.com
Please visit Temenos+Agility website to know more about our upcoming trainings: https://www.visiontemenos.com/
2)Pre-Reading for any SAFe Training
3)How to prepare for your Exam:
In general, SAFe exams are hard, and you shouldn’t take it lightly. If you pay attention to class, read course materials 2-3 times, refer big picture for more details on the topics you are not confident enough, and have Lean-Agile mind set while taking the exam (just forget what you actually do, in your real-life project for time being), you can crack it first time.
Questions and #of questions are regularly updated on website.
Anyone can download and go through these questions. It is highly recommended that you should go through all these sample tests before and after attending the classes.
In addition to course material, you also need to also go through the contents available on SAI web site. (https://www.scaledagile.com/). Each icon is clickable on Big-picture. Here you can get more details or you can deep dive in any topic of your interest.
In case you don’t pass in first attempt, DON’T start ‘retake exam’ immediately. Please make sure you prepare well at least for one week, check all the sections, you haven’t done well, only then go for retake.
For any other unforeseen problems and situations, you can reach out to SAI support, phone (303-554-4367) or mail-id (email@example.com). You can find these details on SAI website also.
4)You are SAFe certified now, what next?
All of us (including busy executives) need to be Life-long learners. In actual, our agile and SAFe journey starts now. If you have no clue, these are the books, you can start with:
Some more Authors
5)Some videos worth watching
Introduction to SAFe® 4.6: https://www.visiontemenos.com/blog/webinar-introduction-to-safe-4.6
Good Luck with your SAFe journey!