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iSQI Certified Agile Essentials

This Scrum based course is appropriate for any member of a project team. With International accreditation, the Certified Agile Essentials teaches the crucial aspects of working in a Scrum Agile team.

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Learn the foundations of processes and practices for IT projects in an Agile environment

Upgrade your Agile skills to secure your position in the industry with this highly respected course and certification. This 2 day course covers the essential aspects of scrum methodology when working in an Agile team.  Providing practical examples and exercises focusing on scrum principles ensuring the key concepts are translated into your day-to-day role.

With more and more job ads requesting Agile experience and an understanding of Agile methodology and practices, earning this internationally recognised certificate from iSQI® will give you the competitive edge for jobs in the industry. The course can also be a stepping stone towards obtaining the iSQI® Certified Agile Tester qualification.

TARGET AUDIENCE: This course has no prerequisites and is able to be undertaken by anyone interested in Agile. It is designed for:

  • Developers, business analysts and testers wanting to become familiar with working in an Agile environment, utilising core principles and techniques.
  • Senior project personnel such as project managers and IT directors wanting a solid grounding in Agile methodology.
  • Agile testers seeking a stepping stone towards the iSQI® Certified Agile Tester qualification.
  • Anyone involved in software projects wanting to accredit their Agile skills for recognition among employers, clients and peers.

EXTRA COURSE INCLUSIONS: Our Pass Guarantee, Exam Revision Questions, Career Assistance Program (CAP) and other Agile goodies are just a few of the extra inclusions you receive when training with Planit – the leading provider of iSQI® Accredited Certified Agile training. View our full list of extra inclusions.

"A well run course with great practical exercises to reinforce learning outcomes. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting a foundation level course for Agile."

Trish Williams, ASB

What You’ll Learn

Learning Outcomes

  • Value the principles behind the Agile Manifesto and its approach to software development
  • A solid founding in Scrum techniques leading to improved project outcomes
  • Appreciate the roles within an Agile team for Release and Iteration planning
  • Understand how to contribute as an Agile team member to quantifiable requirements
  • Apply Whole Team quality methods to ensure that acceptance criteria are met
  • Appreciate the importance of effective Iteration Reviews and how to contribute to continuous improvement through Retrospectives

Course Content

  • Scrum Methodology and Techniques
  • Agile Manifesto and Principles
  • Agile Methods and Terms
  • Release and Iteration Planning
  • Iteration Zero
  • Estimation
  • Requirements, Reviews and Progress
  • Team Quality Activities
  • Defect Management
  • Acceptance Criteria
  • Pairing
  • Exploratory testing
  • Iteration Review(Showcase)
  • Retrospectives

Concepts and Terminology

  • Acceptance criteria
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile principles
  • Agile processes
  • Agile teams
  • Agile testing
  • Backlogs and grooming
  • Daily Stand-up
  • Estimation
  • Iteration planning
  • Iteration review
  • Iteration testing
  • Iteration zero
  • Requirements review
  • Retrospectives
  • Sprints
  • Scrum frameworks
  • Scrum team roles
  • Time boxing
  • User Stories
  • Velocity
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  Examination ($200)

The iSQI® Certified Agile Essentials examination is a 1 hour closed book, 40-question multiple choice exam. Candidates must score a minimum of 26 to obtain certification. The examination is sat separately from the course and is independently administered and assessed.


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What is included with this course?


Online Self-Study



Pass Guarantee

On the rare occasion a student doesn’t pass, they can re-attend the course for FREE within 6 months (Excludes exam re-sits).

2 Days' Training


2 days of classroom training with a certified industry professional.

Food & Beverages


Full catering is provided including morning tea, lunch afternoon tea.

Course Manual


250+ page comprehensive course manual.

Exam Revision Questions

Pass first time with our exam revision questions included with the course.

Agile Poker Cards


Get a set of Agile Planning Poker playing cards for use in your Agile team.

Agile Poster


Get a quick guide Agile Snapshot poster to reinforce your learning in the workplace.

Online Version

6 months access to the Online course. Extensions are only $150 for an additional 3 months.

Career Assistance Program (CAP)


Opt-in for our Career Assistance Program (CAP) to access resources for improving your hiring prospects and gain direct entry into Planit's hiring process.

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"A well run course with great practical exercises to reinforce learning outcomes. I would recommend this course to anyone wanting a foundation level course for Agile."

Trish Williams, ASB
Certified Agile Essentials

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  • Industry Leading Pass Rates