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SAFe Agile Product and Solution Management (APSM)

An Agile Product and Solution ManagerSAFe 5 APSM Badge combines Design Thinking with Lean-Agile values and principles to create products and solutions that are desirable, viable, feasible, and sustainable. They understand how Continuous Exploration fuels innovation and helps to define a vision, strategy, and roadmap to tap into new markets and accelerate the product lifecycle to get fast feedback to deliver exception products and solutions.

Key Areas of Competency

  • Use Design Thinking to achieve desirable, feasible, and sustainable outcomes
  • Explore Innovation in the Value Stream
  • Execute and deliver value using SAFe
  • Develop and evolve roadmaps
  • Apply product strategy and vision
  • Use empathy to drive design
  • Manage value stream economics, including pricing and licensing
  • Explore market needs, segmentation, sizing, and competitive landscape
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Exam Details

The first step toward becoming an Certified SAFe® 4 Agile Product and Solution Manager is to attend the Agile Product and Solution Management course. This is a requirement, because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

  • Exam Name: SAFe® 5 Agile Product and Solution Manager Exam
  • Exam Format: Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • Exam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam Access:  Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe® 5 Agile Product and Solution Management course
  • Exam Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2.0 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions – 60
  • Passing score – 45 out of 60 (75%)
  • Language – English
  • Exam Cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Retake Policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.
Required Education

Attendees of the certification course should be familiar with Agile principles and practices and have attended at least one SAFe course prior to attending. A background in product or solution management is highly recommended.

Required Experience

These skills and knowledge are highly recommended to successfully pass the exam:

  • Familiarity with Agile principles and practices
  • Attended at least one SAFe course
  • Background in Product or Solution Management
  • Experience being a Product Manager, Product Marketer, Product Owner, Business Owner, or bringing products to market
Recertification
  • Membership renewals are one year from the date certification is earned
  • Renewal Fee: $295