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Agile Certified Product Manager™ Self-Study

Agile Certified Product Manager Self-Study Course and Exam

$ 1,295.00

Stand out from the crowd by becoming and Agile Certified Product Manager

Benefits to Product Managers

  • Accelerate you career with a great promotion or new job in the rapidly growing Agile development market
  • Differentiate yourself by proving your domain mastery
  • Study at your own pace, and take the test at your convenience from your own computer anywhere in the world

Benefits to CEOs, Directors/VPs of Product Management

  • Increase your team’s skill set and effectiveness
  • Help your employees grow their careers
  • Increase team satisfaction
  • Deliver superior customer-focused products faster through Agile methodology

Benefits to HR Departments and Professionals

  • Provides employees with a widely respected credential
  • Students can study at any time and anywhere
  • Eliminates the cost of bringing a trainer onsite or sending attendees to training

Additional $125 AIPMM Membership required to take exam.
Optional pre-test $99 Q&A session highly recommended.

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Product Description

The Agile Certified Product Manager (ACPM) Self-Study Course contains everything you need to get up to speed quickly, get certified and become an Agile expert. This Self-Study Course contains everything you need to master the material and prepare for the industry-standard Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM) ACPM certification exam to become an Agile Certified Product Manager.

Becoming an Agile Certified Product Manager demonstrates you understand the different types of Agile development methodologies (Scrum, XP and Lean) and know how to apply them effectively. Whether you are new to Agile or have been doing it for years, the ACPM self-study course will get you to the next level.

By becoming an Agile Certified Product Manager, you will:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of theoretical and practical Agile product management concepts, principles and terminology
  • Understand the multiple types of Agile development methods, including basic and advanced concepts.

Topics

  • Why Agile is good for Product Management
  • Release planning and management
  • Product launches
  • Roadmapping
  • Documentation used in Agile
  • Organizing your Agile team for the highest degree of success
  • How to work effectively with distributed teams
  • How to organize larger projects using multiple teams and a scrum of scrums
  • Integrating Agile within a traditional product process
  • Introduction to XP and Lean

Additional information

  • It is highly recommended that along with the self-study course, you purchase a 30-minute pre-exam consultation with one of our seasoned Senior Consultants and Trainers for an additional fee of $99. This will increase your chances of a successful examination, reduce anxiety and give you the opportunity to ask questions on the material.
  • Fees may be tax-deductible—check with your tax professional. All expenses of continuing education taken to maintain and improve professional skills are tax-deductible according to U.S. Treasury Regulation 1.162-5.
  • Instant electronic download to start studying immediately
  • Narrated presentation, study guide and unlimited practice exams to review your score and see the correct answers
  • Agile Excellence for Product Managers eBook
  • Optimal Product Process eBook
  • ACPM online exam ($395 value)
  • Best practices white papers, samples and free template collection
  • Second opportunity to take the certification exam if you don’t pass the first time

What are the system requirements for the self-study courses?

The self-study courses will run on any PC or Macintosh. Unfortunately Apple does not support Flash on the iPad, so you cannot use that tablet to view the course.

How do I sign up for the exam once I have completed the course?

When you purchase a Certified Product Manager Self-Study Course and Exam, Certified Product Marketing Manager Self-Study Course and Exam or Agile Certified Product Manager Self-Study Course and Exam course from the 280 Group, we generate your application for certification and send it to AIPMM. They will send you instructions on how to set up your appointment and identity verifications via email. You may contact them directly at certification@aipmm.com if you have any questions. Be sure to reference your 280 Group order number for faster service.

Where can I take the exam?

You may take the exam wherever it is convenient for you. It is recommended to complete the exam in a quiet location where you will have good internet connectivity and not have interruptions.

How long is the exam?

Both the Certified Product Manager Exam and Certified Product Marketing Manager Exam have 120 questions. You are required to have a score of 74% or higher to receive your certification, and each take about 2 hours to complete. The Agile Certified Product Manager Exam has 60 questions and you must have a score of 85% or higher to pass and receive your certification. The Agile exam is one hour.

Are there any essay questions on the exams?

The Agile Certified Product Manager Exam has no essay questions in the exam. The Certified Product Manager Exam and Certified Product Marketing Manager Exam both have short essay questions that require a few paragraphs to answer. The exams are provided in English, and it is recommended that non-native speakers review their answers to achieve the best possible points.

Can the self-study course and exam be transferred to another person at the same company if it hasn’t been used yet?

No. The course and exam are licensed to a specific user and may not be transferred to anyone else.

Can I share the self-study course with others?

No. The course is a single user license and may not be shared with others or distributed. Doing so violates US and International copyright laws and invalidates your certification.

Can I take the exam without taking an in-person course or purchasing a Self-Study Course?

No. You must choose a training option of either taking the self-study course or one of the in-person intensive prep courses.

How do I take the exam?

You either sign up for the one day intensive prep course and exam in-person or you purchase the self-study course and take the exam online. Contact certification@aipmm.com two weeks before your desired exam date.

Do I have to be an AIPMM member to take the exam?

Yes. You must be a current AIPMM member ($125 annual fee) in order to take the test. For your convenience, the membership is populated automatically in your cart when you purchase a certification prep-course, and is also available on AIPMM’s website.

What is the recommended course of study for the Certified Product Manager (CPM) exam?

Less than three years of Product Management experience:

and one of the following options:

More than three years of Product Management experience. One of the following:

Note: you may wish to take the Optimal Product Management and Product Marketing Training Course in order to brush up on your knowledge and/or recent developments and best practices.

What is the recommended course of study for the Agile Certified Product Manager (ACPM) exam?

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How far in advance should I schedule my exam?

At least two weeks prior to your preferred exam date.

How do I schedule the online exam?

Email certification@aipmm.com at least two weeks prior to your preferred date.

How well recognized is the certification?

The AIPMM certifications are very well recognized and highly regarded around the world. They are the only vendor and methodology neutral certifications available and thus show that you truly understand the discipline of product management and not just one company’s particular methodology.

How does the AIPMM certification compare with others out there?

The AIPMM certification is much more rigorous than the other certifications, and is not tied to any one vendor’s methodology or way of doing things. As such it is a more valuable credential. The AIPMM test is not easy—it is designed to show that you have truly mastered the concepts of Product Management. In contrast, other certifications tend to be short and easy (multiple choice and true/false only) exams that are taken right after attending the classes. The exams are designed to show that you know how that particular company views how to perform the profession of product management.

How many people have earned the certifications?

Several thousand people worldwide have earned this prestigious credential. AIPMM was formed in 1998, and every day somewhere in the world, at least two product managers earn their AIPMM certification.

How long does the self-study course take to go through?

The Agile Certified Product Manager Self-Study Course and Exam has ten modules organized into four one day sessions. Most students take two to three hours to complete and review the modules for each day. The Agile Certified Product Manager Self-Study Course and Exam has nine modules, and can be completed by doing three modules at a time over the course of three days. Most students will take two to three hours per day to complete and review the modules.

What is the difference between the self-study and in-person courses?

Both courses thoroughly prepare you for the exam and cover the same material. The in-person course gives you the ability to ask questions directly to the instructor, and also includes information on strategies when answering the exam questions. The self-study materials can be reviewed as many times as you like, include practice exams, give you as much time as you want to study (up to one year) and can include an optional Q&A session (for $99) with one of the 280 Group trainers.

What is the difference between the different certifications that the 280 Group offers?

The Certified Product Manager® (CPM) credential from the Association of International Product Marketing and Management (AIPMM) is a worldwide standard. Earning it shows that you understand both the basic and the high-level strategic functions of Product Management. The Agile Certified Product Manager® (ACPM) credential from AIPMM shows that you understand the different types of Agile development methodologies and have a good grasp of how to apply them effectively at both a strategic and tactical level.

What are the benefits of certification Product Managers?

  • Advance your Product Management career
  • Get a great new job or promotion
  • Open up new opportunities in growing market
  • Increase your salary dramatically over your entire career
  • Differentiate yourself from others
  • Prove your domain mastery
  • Study at your own pace (CPM Self-Study Course)
  • Take the test at your convenience from your own computer anywhere in the world

What are the benefits of certification for directors/VPs/executives?

  • Increase team skill sets and effectiveness
  • Help your employees grow their careers
  • Increase team satisfaction
  • Ensure planning efforts are geared towards profitability and the voice of the customer

What are the benefits of certification for Human Resources departments & professionals?

  • Provides employees with widely-respected credentials
  • Students can study anywhere and at any time
  • Eliminate the need to develop your own in-house training program
  • Eliminate the cost of bringing a trainer onsite or sending attendees to training (Self-Study Course)

Refunds

We provide screen shots and other information so that you know what to expect when you purchase our products. Please make sure that you thoroughly review these before deciding to make a purchase. If you have made a purchase in error or are not satisfied, we offer a 10-day money back guarantee on our toolkits, PM Office and Self-Study courses.

Note for certification self-study courses only: No refunds will be issued after the exam has been scheduled through AIPMM regardless of the amount of time that has transpired. Additionally, if we provide you with a refund you will not be eligible to take any AIPMM or 280 Group certifications at any time in the future as we have no way of verifying whether you have studied the materials for which you received a refund.

30 Minute Consultation

The 30 minute consultation is limited to 30 minutes per customer, regardless of how many toolkits are purchased.

Single User License

All products are governed by a single user license and may only be used by one person. If others wish to use it, they will need to purchase their own copies. Multiple user and site licenses are available—please contact us for details.