Melvyn Bulkes

Leading SAFe®

2 Days Instructor-led Online Class

Language Available: English, Spanish
Trainer Trainee Ratio: 1:25 (MAX.)

Thriving in the Digital Age with Business Agility.

New to the Scaled Agile Framework®? Leading SAFe® offers an introduction to the foundations of SAFe and provides the principles and practices to confidently drive your Lean-Agile transformation. The course and resulting certification equip you with the guidance and tools to build a culture of resiliency and a shared language that engages employees and focuses on customers so that organizations can work with agility at scale.

Take a Leading SAFe course to discover how companies can build business agility, and how to make SAFe work inside your organization. You’ll come away with an understanding of how to align your entire organization around the same clear objectives, and how to improve the flow of value and work from strategy to delivery. You’ll learn what makes companies more customer-centric and how to run key SAFe alignment and planning events, like PI planning.


How to realize the benefits of SAFe, including:

  • How to establish Team and Technical Agility and organize around the flow of value
  • How to align massive organizations around clear, common objectives
  • How to participate successfully in critical SAFe events, such as PI Planning
  • How to adopt a customer-centric mindset


  • What is SAFe?
  • What is business agility and how does SAFe support it?
  • How does an organization get started with the Scaled Agile Framework®?


  • Course workbook and SAFe Studio access to help you prepare to take the certification exam, claim your digital badge, and tools to get started in your SAFe role
  • Remote learning via SAFe® Virtual Classrooms
  • One-year membership to SAFe® Studio with your first class attendance
    • Platform access to e-learning modules and curated members-only content to support your SAFe transformation
    • Member discussion forms to engage in ongoing conversations on the SAFe framework or how to better perform as part of an Agile Team
    • Curated content-playlists based on your interests and roles, including templated resources and facilitation guides to get you started
  • SAFe Agilist certification exam
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Certification Details

We are accredited to Scaled Agile (SAFe®), one of the global accreditation body for Scaled Agile Certifications.

SA (6.0) - SAFe® Agilist



  • Review and acceptance of the Candidate Agreement are required to start the exam
  • Exam functionality instructions are provided following the Candidate Agreement

Exam Format

  • Questions are structured in a multiple-choice, single-select format
  • Exams are timed, and the timer is displayed once questions are presented
  • Exams will be submitted when the timer ends, regardless of the number of questions answered
  • Scores are calculated by the number of correctly answered questions
  • Unanswered questions will be marked as incorrect
  • The “Submit” button ends the exam, and a score will be calculated

Practice Test Format

  • The format reflects the same number of questions, level of difficulty, time box, and domain areas as the exam
  • Unlimited attempts
  • Passing the practice test does not guarantee to pass the exam and is provided as a preparation resource
Interpreting the Feedback
  • DO NOT close the feedback window until you have reviewed your question-level feedback
  • The option marked is what you selected in the assessment
  • The bar below each question shows the points earned out of the total points possible
  • It will say "Question not answered" if you did not provide a response for the question during the assessment
  • Below each question answered incorrectly is reference information for additional guidance

Details are subject to change at any time


90 minutes

Number of Questions


Passing Score



Web-based, closed book, no outside assistance


Learning Plan (after course completion)


First attempt is included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion

Retake Fee

$50; $250 for SPC

Retake Policy

First retake - May be taken immediately after the first failed attempt. 

Second retake - May be taken 10 days after the first retake.

Third retake - May be taken 30 days after the second retake. 

All subsequent retakes require a 30-day wait.

Digital Age and Business Agility (12-14%)

  • Thriving in the digital age
  • SAFe© as an Operating System for Business Agility
  • Core competencies of Business Agility

Lean-Agile Leaders (29-33%)

  • Lean-Agile Mindset
  • SAFe Core Values
  • SAFe Lean-Agile Principles

Team and Technical Agility (6-8%)

  • Cross-functional Agile Teams
  • Built-in Quality
  • Organizing around value with ARTs

Agile Product Delivery (29-33%)

  • Customer-centric culture
  • Design Thinking
  • ART Backlog and WSJF
  • PI Planning
  • Develop on Cadence; Release on Demand
  • Continuous Delivery Pipelines with DevOps

Lean Portfolio Management (12-14%)

  • SAFe Portfolio
  • Strategic Themes
  • Portfolio canvas
  • Epic hypothesis statements
  • Traditional and Lean budgeting approaches
  • Portfolio Kanban

Leading the Change (6-8%)

  • Lead by example
  • Lead the change
  • SAFe Implementation Roadmap
How Can I Report my PDU’s on the PMI website?

You can report and claim your PDUs on the PMI website directly by following the workflow below:

  • Log into your PMI account
  • Follow this link to the ‘Report PDUs’ page:
  • NOTE: In order to claim PDUs you must have a certification with PMI.
  • Under ‘PDU Claim Code’ click “I have a claim code”
  • Type in the relevant claim code from the below table.


Course TakenCertification Awarded
Implementing SAFeSAFe Practice Consultant (SPC)
Leading SAFeSAFe Agilist (SA)
SAFe for TeamsSAFe Practitioner (SP)
SAFe Product Owner / Product ManagerSAFe Product Owner / Product Manager (POPM)
SAFe Release Train EngineerRelease Train Engineer (RTE)
Agile Product ManagementSAFe Agile Product Manager (APM)
SAFe Scrum MasterSAFe Scrum Master (SSM)
SAFe Advanced Scrum MasterSAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)
Lean Portfolio ManagementSAFe Lean Portfolio Manager (LPM)
SAFe DevOpsSAFe DevOps Practitioner (SDP)
SAFe for ArchitectsSAFe Architect (ARCH)
Agile Software EngineeringSAFe Agile Software Engineer (ASE)
SAFe for GovernmentSAFe Government Practitioner (SGP)

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