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Skillsoft's New Series Helps Professionals Achieve PMI® Agile Certification

19 September 2012

Skillsoft, an innovative pioneer in the field of learning who provides cloud-based learning solutions for its customers worldwide, announced the launch of a set of elearning tools to help professionals prepare for the PMI Agile Certification exam.

With an increasing number of organisations applying agile techniques in the management of projects, PMI, the world's leading project management member association, launched a certification named the PMI-Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP sm), which validates an individual's ability to understand agile principles and concepts.

Skillsoft designed the series, Agile Practitioner, based on the PMI Certification exam to establish a baseline of understanding regarding agile philosophy, concepts, and general practices for project managers. Agile Practitioner is offered through Skillsoft's award-winning Business Skills Information Technology libraries, and consists of 10 courses designed to teach several agile and Lean methods such as Scrum, XP, Kanban, and Agile Requirements Modelling in addition to others.
 
The series focuses on concepts related to the agile project management process, such as release planning, iteration planning, estimating, testing and delivery, working as an agile team, and effective stakeholder engagement. 

"There are an abundance of advantages connected to agile processes which include speed time to market, increase quality, lower costs while reducing overall risk in the software development process," said Skillsoft Asia Pacific's Vice President and Managing Director, Glenn Nott. 

"Agile development processes are increasingly becoming adopted by project management teams who are proactive in identifying and using tools to assist them more effectively to implement agile-based programs.
 "The Agile Practitioner series helps professionals gain the knowledge needed to lead agile initiatives and also helps prepare candidates for the PMI-ACP certification exam.

The 10 courses in the Agile Practitioner series are:

To learn more about Skillsoft's resources to support all of your PMI Certification needs please visit http://www.skillsoft.com/about/credit_programs/credential_programs/pmi.asp