Leading SAFe® Training

  • Learn via: Classroom
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • We can host this training at your preferred location. Contact us!
Upcoming Training

20 October 2022

2 Days

This two-day course teaches the Lean-Agile principles and practices of the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®). You’ll learn how to execute and release value through Agile Release Trains, how to build an Agile Portfolio, and how to lead a Lean-Agile transformation at enterprise scale. You will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset and how to apply the principles and practices of SAFe to support Agile teams, programs, program portfolio management, and to coordinate large Value Streams. Attending the class prepares you to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA).

There are around 3 hours of mostly video-led learning – supported by additional reading – that will be accessed through the SAFe community platform (https://community.scaledagile.com/s/). An account will need to be set up for this, but all instructions and support will be provided. This will be sent to all learners approximately 1 week prior to the course start date.
QA’s virtual courses are delivered using the collaboration tool Miro – so all learners must ensure they have access to this prior to the course starting. An account will not be required to access, and a link will be shared by the trainer on the course starting.
All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 5.1 Agilist (SA) certification exam:
  • 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management
  • Experience in Scrum

Who will benefit?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Executives and Leaders, Managers, Directors, CIOs, and VPs
  • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, System, and Solution Architects

Target Audience

This course is designed for those that want an overview of the SAFe framework – but is steered more towards leadership looking to go through a transformation than any other roles.

Where possible, our experienced trainers will take the time to discuss how the SAFe principles and practices could be implemented in your workplace.
  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in the enterprise
  • Recognize and apply a Lean-Agile Mindset and principles
  • Continuously explore, integrate, deploy, and release value
  • Empower with a Lean Portfolio
  • Coordinate the development of large solutions
  • Enhance their Lean-Agile leadership skills
  • Support a Lean-Agile transformation in their enterprise

Topics Covered

Applying a Lean-Agile mindset with SAFe Agilist Certification | Based on version 5.1 of SAFe.

To perform the role of a Lean-Agile Leader, you should be able to:

  • Interpret the basic constructs of SAFe and the steps of the Implementation Roadmap
  • Exhibit and apply a Lean-Agile mindset
  • Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to SAFe roles and practices
  • Build high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose
  • Use transformational leadership to drive change, develop people, and encourage innovation
  • Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful program execution
  • Drive continuous value delivery through the Continuous Delivery Pipeline
  • Align strategy and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management
  • Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and Suppliers with a Solution Train

What Attendees Get

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5.1 Agilist exam (First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee - if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion)
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam.

Exam Details

  • Exam name: SAFe® 5.1 Agilist Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice
  • 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 Leading SAFe® course
  • Exam duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions: 45
  • Passing score: 34 out of 45 (76% passing score)
  • 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. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.
  • Please note that, in the event of cancellation within 1 week of the course start date, that £120 of the course fee is non-refundable as this is the cost to register each learner for the SAFe site for the exam.

SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • SAFe Agilist certificate
  • A SAFe 5 Agilist digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Agilist, which includes access to the SA Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Agilist certification usage guide with SA certification marks
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

PDU credits

  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for 16 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications.
  • Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.


Contact us for more detail about our trainings and for all other enquiries!

Upcoming Trainings

Join our public courses in our Istanbul, London and Ankara facilities. Private class trainings will be organized at the location of your preference, according to your schedule.

20 October 2022

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Istanbul, Ankara, London
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17 November 2022

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21 November 2022

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05 December 2022

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21 December 2022

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