Friday, July 23, 2021

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) – ManagementYogi’s ACP 21 Contact Hours Online and ACP Live Lessons


This is in continuation of the following posts:

These are the frequently asked questions (FAQs) on ManagementYogi’s ACP 21 Contact Hours Online and ACP Live Lessons courses. I’ve tried to address as many questions as I can. If you have any other questions, please send me an email at managementyogi@gmail.com.

Question – 1: How different ACP is compared to the PMP certification?

Answer: The Project Management Professional Certification (PMP®) is a generic certification for project management. There will be generic questions on Agile and Hybrid approaches.

The Agile Certification Practitioner (ACP®) is a specific certification for agile practitioners. It’s much more advanced compared to the PMP exam considering Agile. In fact, your learning on Agile compared to the latest PMP 2021 exam will be at least 5x more.  

If you want to learn Agile management and practices deeply, then this certification is for you. In your professional resume, it’ll be a differentiator because this certification shows deeper understanding on various Agile approaches, and practices. 

Question – 2: How different ACP is compared to the other Agile certifications?

Answer: Most of the Agile certifications are specific to an Agile framework, such as Scrum or Kanban. Taking the certification on Scrum, you will know the Scrum approach, its framework, roles, artifacts and events associated.

The ACP certification is not specific to an Agile framework, say Scrum. It covers a large gamut of Agile and Lean approaches such as Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban. It also covers the associated practices, roles, troubleshooting areas, and advanced concepts such as Planning/Innovation Games, Retrospective Games, Refinement techniques, Prioritization Techniques, among others. It also covers quite a few Scaled Agile approaches. 

Question – 3: What are the applicability and validity of these courses?

Answer: Both these courses for Agile Certified Practitioner (ACP) exam are based on Agile Practice Guide, and all PMI recommended reference books (total 11). 

ACP 21 Contact Hours Online: The price of the course is $199 USD (Rs 13,749) for 6 months access or $299 USD (Rs 20,549) for 1 year access. The duration of the course is for 6 months or 1 year from the date of purchase.

ACP Live Lessons: The price of the course is $649 USD (Rs 45,949) for 6 months accesss or $969 (Rs 67,549) for 1 year access. The duration of the course is for 6 months or 1 year from the date of purchase.

Both these courses will enable you to achieve the 21 mandatory contact hours needed for the PMI-ACP exam.

It's a reflection of my training, which has created many genuinely successful ACPs. 

Few have written their success stories: ACP Success Stories.

Question – 4: What are the durations and number of videos for these courses?

Answer: Both these courses have the necessary and needed content to prepare well for the ACP exam. 

ACP 21 Contact Hours Online: The course has a duration of 15 hours (approx.). It has 260 videos with the needed coverage.

ACP Live Lessons: The course has a duration of 30 hours (approx.). It has 480 videos with exhaustive coverage.

Question – 5: What are full money back guarantees for these courses?

Answer: Both these courses come with full money back guarantees. 

ACP 21 Contact Hours Online: This course comes with a full money back guarantee for 15 days. Entire course content with all questions will be available to you. You can evaluate the course for 15 days. If you don’t like the course, I’ll refund your full money.

To know more, you can watch this video

ACP Live Lessons: This course comes with a full money-back guarantee linked to you passing the ACP exam. You go through the course and give the exam. In case you couldn’t clear the exam, I’ll refund your full money. 

To know more, you can watch this video

To know more comparisons between these courses, please refer: 
Course Comparison: ACP 21 Contact Hours Vs. ACP Live Lessons


Question – 6: Why I should opt for these courses instead of classroom training?

Answer: Because, this training is:

  • Convenient - you can learn at your own time with your own speed. You can watch the content as many times as you want. 
  • Longer duration - 6 months of duration (not just 2 or 4-days of training)
  • Low cost - much lower than classroom training

I've seen many such cases where aspiring ACPs suffer. Any form of training you take (classroom or online or any other form) should put you on a solid track towards your ACP exam success. Very few, if at all, have a keen desire that you succeed. 

Question – 7: How will I be eligible to have 21 contact hours?

Answer: It’s straightforward. You complete the course, primarily from “Lesson - 2: Introduction” to “Lesson – 9: Continuous Improvement”. 

Next, you will be assessed with 30 questions in 45 minutes (0.75 hour) duration. It is a comprehensive evaluation. After that, you will get the “21 Contact Hour Course Completion Certificate” from Management Yogi. 

Question – 8: What is ManagementYogi’s ACP 21 Contact Hour Certificate?

Answer: ManagementYogi’s contact hour certificate acts as a proof to claim the 21 Contact Hours. These contact hours are mandatory for you to appear for the ACP examination. The certificate testifies that you have completed the 21 contact hours of learning.

Note: Both ACP 21 Contact Hours Online Course and ACP Live Lessons course offer you the 21 mandatory contact hours needed.

Question – 9: Are there any plan of action(s) on how to complete these courses?

Answer: Yes, absolutely. Both these courses come with a plan of action to complete. The plan will be shared with you when you purchase the course. Plans will be different for respective courses of ACP Live Lessons and ACP 21 Contact Hours Online. 

You will receive a plan of action which illustrates the course structure, hours per individual lessons, number of videos, and number of questions – both lesson end practice questions and full-length questions. Based on it, you have to follow a simple plan on completing this course and take your ACP exam.  

Question – 10: How can you provide the 21 Contact Hours when not an ATP or REP?

Answer: This is one of the biggest misconceptions that only Authorized Training Partners (ATPs) or Registered Education Providers (REPs) can give ACP training. It is just not true. For PMI-ACP, there are many providers who can provide the 21 mandatory contact hours. 

They are:

  • PMI Registered Education Providers (R.E.P.s)
  • PMI Authorized Training Partners (ATPs)
  • PMI chapters
  • Employer/company-sponsored programs
  • Training companies or consultants (e.g., training schools)
  • Distance-learning companies, including an end-of-course assessment
  • University/college academic and continuing education programs

Hence, it is not needed to be A.T.P or R.E.P to provide the ACP 21 contact hours training and the certificate. With Management Yogi’s ACP courses, you are 100% eligible to get the 21 contact hours. 

Important Notes: Always focus on what you learn and how best you can learn. 

This is 100% dependent on:

  • The content of learning, and 
  • How well the content is explained to you. 
    (Not a machine reading the content or a person just going through slide by slide. You get absolutely no value out of it, especially in exams like ACP.)

Question – 11: Why should I go with Management Yogi, compared to others?

Answer: Indeed, there are many providers who provide ACP training. Possibly, hundreds of them! And they sell their courses at throwaway prices. 

However, usually they do not have any real-world Agile management or even project management experiences. They work on an aggregator model and have no real contribution of their own with respect to the Agile management domain. They are primarily focused on high profit. They sell at throwaway prices so that they will get more subscribers and make more money. You don’t get anything of real value.

I’m engaged in Agile management, continuously writing on it, contribute towards it. The courses are continuously upgraded based on the feedback from successful ACPs. There have been many ACP success stories. I’m primarily focused on your success. With these courses, you have a fair chance of success in clearing the ACP exam.

So, you decide – whom to choose:  Aggregator model with no real Agile management passion or from someone who is continuously engaged in Agile domain, practices and have created many successful ACPs? 

Simply speaking, decide whom would you choose – their high profit (and many times useless training) or your probable success? 

You can also compare this course with courses provided by any other provider on these aspects:

  • Price
  • Quality
  • Content
  • Coverage

Question – 12: What happens when my application is selected for audit? What will be needed?

Answer: Many candidates take online courses to fulfill 21 contact hours requirements. As per Project Management Institute (PMI®), in the event of an audit, the candidate would need to supply proof of the education in the form of a transcript, and/ or a certificate of completion.

Question – 13: Will you help if my application is selected for audit with respect to 21 contact hours?

Answer: Yes, absolutely. After all, these courses enable you to get the needed contact hours.  You will get full help in case proof is needed for your 30 contact hours. I’ll provide all details needed by Project Management Institute (PMI).

Question – 14: Will there be any support if any questions arise during the learning of 21 contact hours? 

Answer: Yes, definitely. Please send an email to managementyogi@gmail.com and your questions will be answered within 3 working days or 72 hours. 

This, in fact, is one of the biggest advantages you will have compared to other providers. As they are just course aggregators, they don’t have the domain knowledge, neither have the desire, ability or passion with respect to Agile topics. I’ll be involved with you throughout your ACP journey.

Question – 15: What is your success rate for the ACP exam, who have taken the courses or classes?

Answer: I’ve taken numerous classroom and virtual sessions on ACP exam preparation, worldwide.  The success rate of people who have sincerely prepared with the plan of action I've shared, is high. 

The Online Courses have been launched for the first time. These are reflections of my classroom trainings. It has also much more details, e.g., 

  • 100s of videos and exercises (one of its kind) 
  • A number of full-length practice question sets, including full-length Q&A set on Agile Approaches, Techniques, Models and Scaled approaches
  • A number of lesson-end practice questions 
  • 30 questions for end course assessment 

These are not possible with a classroom course. 

I believe these courses will give you better learning, practice for your exam and prepare you well for the ACP exam. I also believe if you sincerely do this course, your chance of success in the exam is high. 

Notes: 

  • You can evaluate 25 to 30 videos before paying any money. (applicable for both ACP Live Lessons and ACP 21 Contact Hours Online)
  • Both the course come with full money back guarantee. For the ACP 21 Contact Hours course, you can evaluate the complete course content for 15 days, after you have purchased. 

Question – 16: How many full-length practice tests do these the courses have?

Answer: The number of questions for both the ACP courses are noted below.

ACP 21 Contact Hours Online: You will get three (3) full-length questions with detailed answers. In total, you have over 400 practice questions, including lesson-end questions.

ACP Live Lessons: You will get six (6) full-length questions with detailed answers. In total, you have over 1,250 practice questions, including lesson-end questions.

For more details, please refer:
Course Comparison: ACP 21 Contact Hours Vs. ACP Live Lessons

If you have any other questions or clarifications, please send a mail to managementyogi@gmail.com. If this course has those features, I’ll inform with all the details. If it does not, then also, you will be clearly informed. There won’t be any round-about answers.

 

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