SAFe certification – Which one to choose

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If you discover SAFe and you want to have a certification, is not easy to choose the good one. This article want to help you to choose the certification that is recommended for you.

SAFe certification

SAFe purpose 13 certifications; So it’s not really easy to choose the good one. Let’s see  the certifications purposed by SAFe to know which one  will be better for you.

SAFe Program Consultant (SPC)

This certification is the more popular; Indeed, this SPC certification will give you all the keys to become a real consultant. Some people (depending of the countries) will say with this certification: I’m agile coach in SAFe. This certification is considered like an advanced level.

Why I will choose this SAFe certification?

  • I want to work in the organization transformation
  • The recruiters really like this SPC certification
  • I will understand the framework in whole

This certification is not easy to have. The exam is really  hard and the training can’t give you all the needed informations; You will have to work to improve your knowledges between the training and the exam.

SAFe Agilist (SA)

This certification is very popular; Indeed, this SA certification will give you all the keys to have the needed knowledges to work in a SAFe environment. If you want to join an SAFe organization and you never heard what is SAFe (even agile), this agile awareness can help you.

Why I will choose this SAFe certification?

  • I want to understand what is SAFe
  • The certification can favor you during a recruitment
  • You will have an awareness around agile and lean

This certification is easy to have. If you’re serious during the training, the exam will be easy for you.

SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE)

This certification is also popular; Indeed, this certification give you all the keys to become a good RTE. This role is really important in the SAFe environment. Some scrum master without this certification but with a lot of experience can pretend to have this position; But the certification is better to reinforce the CV.

Why I will choose this SAFe certification?

  • I want to understand what is SAFe and RTE role
  • The certification can favor you during a recruitment
  • Understand the real differences between Scrum Master and Product Owner

This certification is easier to have if you compare with the SPC certification; but you will have to work to improve your knowledges between the training and the exam.

SAFe Practitioner (SP)

This certification is the last one very popular; Indeed, this SP certification will give you all the keys to have the needed knowledges to become a future SAFe practitioner. If you want to join an SAFe organization and you want the minimum skill, this agile awareness can help you.

Why I will choose this SAFe certification?

  • I want to understand what will be my role in a SAFe environment
  • The certification can favor you during a recruitment
  • You will have an awareness around agile and lean

This certification is easy to have. If you’re serious during the training, the exam will be easy for you.

Others SAFe certifications

As I said at the beginning of this article, SAFe purpose 13 kind of certifications. The others are less popular for some possible reasons :

  • Scrum Master, Scrum Master Advanced, Product Owner : scrum.org and scrumalliance purpose similar certifications; These certifications are more popular and it’s not necessary to redo a certification with the SAFe. The recruiters will not really be influenced by one SAFe certification for these roles.
  • Others : these certification are not popular. They are very specifics and just some people could be interesting to do them. If you want to know more about these certifications, you can check the website of the SAFe author.

Useful link : the agile framing certification

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About Judicaël Paquet 190 Articles
Judicaël Paquet (agile coach and senior devops) My activities in France and Switzerland: - agile transformation architect - customized agile training - sensitization and manager coaching - agile maturity audits and situations - agile coaching (teams, orga, product owner, scrum master, agile coach) Specialties: scrum, kanban, management 3.0, scalability, lean startup, agile method.

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