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During this two-day course, attendees will gain the knowledge necessary to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise by leveraging the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), and its underlying principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, Agile development, product development flow, and DevOps. They will discuss the five competencies needed to become a Lean Enterprise. They will also learn and practice the skills for supporting and executing PI Planning events, and coordinating multiple Agile Release Trains (ARTs).
Attendees will gain an understanding of the Lean-Agile mindset, why it’s so effective in today’s adapt-or-die marketplace, and what it means to lead a Lean-Agile transformation. They’ll also learn how to build and support Agile teams and programs, empower a Lean Portfolio, build a Continuous Delivery Pipeline and DevOps culture, and coordinate large solutions. They will develop a skillset that’s in demand worldwide—and empower their enterprises to succeed in a disruptive marketplace—when they become a SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).

Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Agilist (SA)

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® Agilist, attendees should be able to:

– Understand the Five Core Competencies of the Lean Enterprise

– Become a Lean-thinking manager-teacher

– Apply the values and principles of a Lean-Agile Mindset

– Apply SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles to the roles and practices of SAFe

– Create high-performing teams by establishing mission and purpose

– Lead the transformation with the SAFe Implementation Roadmap

– Support PI Planning and the events associated with successful Program execution

– Drive Release on Demand with the Continuous Delivery Pipeline

– Establish alignment and execution with Strategic Themes and Lean Portfolio Management

– Coordinate multiple Agile Release Trains and suppliers with a Solution Train

Topics Covered

– Introducing the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe)

– Becoming a Lean-Agile Leader

– Establishing Team and Technical Agility

– Experiencing Program Increment (PI) Planning

– Releasing on Demand with DevOps

– Building Business Solutions and Lean Systems

– Implementing Lean Portfolio Management

– Leading the transformation

What Attendees Get

– Attendee workbook

– Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Agilist exam

– 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.

Who will benefit?

– 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


Accelerate your career with SAFe® certification classes

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:


  • SAFe Agilist certificate
  • A SAFe 4 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
Annual Renewal


Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

  • Renewal fee is $100

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® 4 Agilist (SA) certification exam:

– 5+ years’ experience in software development, testing, business analysis, product, or project management

– Experience in Scrum

Day 1

What is SAFe®?
• The framework’s origins and underlying principles
• Strategies for introducing SAFe into an organization

Lean-Agile Leader
• Lean Mindset
• SAFe Principles

SAFe® at team level

• Working methods that allow scaling to programs and portfolio levels
Program level with agile release trains
• Agila release trains, identifying, planning and implementing a release
• Working methods and roles

PI Planning
• Draft PI Plans
• Final PI Plans

Day 2

Agile Portfolio Management
• SAFe Portfolio
• Strategy & Vision
• Value Streams
• Release on Demand
• Continuous Exploration

SAFe Agilist
• Transformation & Path

Exam Details


Name: SAFe® 4 Agilist (SA).
Exam format: Multiple choice.
Exam Delivery: Proctored, Web-based (single-browser).
Exam access: The exam link will be sent via email within 24 hours after class concludes. You can book your own exam slot according to your convenience.
Exam duration: 1.5 hours (90 minutes) once the exam begins.
Number of questions: 45 questions.
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 (within 30 days of course completion). Each retake attempt costs $50.
Retake policy: Second attempt on the exam (first retake) can be done immediately after the first attempt. The third attempt requires a 10-day wait. The fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

Contact: [email protected] for any retake questions.