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Leading SAFe - SA Certification

Leading SAFe - SA Certification– Get Certified!



Class is:  FRIDAY October 4  & SATURDAY October 5, 2019

                  9:00AM - 5:00PM


Executives, managers, and leaders of an organization are responsible for the adoption, success, and ongoing improvement of Lean-Agile development. They ensure that business operations improve continuously by creating an environment that encourages high-performing Agile teams to flourish and produce value.

This two-day course is exclusively designed for executives, leaders, managers, and architects required to lead a Lean-Agile enterprise using the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). The objective of this training is to help you become a lean-thinking manager/teacher so that you create high performing teams. To do this, we teach you the five core competencies of Lean Enterprise, the application of SAFe’s Lean and Agile principles, and the skills to support and execute PI Planning events.

Target Audience

  • Executives, and leaders
  • Product/Project Managers, Program Managers
  • Development, QA, and Infrastructure Management
  • Product and Product Line Management
  • Portfolio Managers, PMO, and Process Leads
  • Enterprise, system & solution architecture

Exam Details

Name: SAFe 4 Agilist (SA)

Exam format: Multiple choice

Exam access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the Leading SAFe course

Exam duration: 1.5 hours (90 minutes)

Number of questions: 45 questions

Passing score: 34 out of 45 (75% passing score)

Exam cost: The first attempt is included as part of the course registration fee (You are required to take up the exam within 30 days of course completion). Each retake costs $ 50

Retake policy: First retake (second attempt) can be taken immediately; the second retake requires a 10-day wait and the third retake requires a 30-day wait

Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for any retake questions

Annual Renewal: The certificate is valid for only one year from the day certification is earned. To renew the certification a fee of $ 100 is applicable

Professional Development Units (PDUs) 

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

Instructor's Bio

Kishore Nakka, SAFe-SPC4, PMI-ACP, SAFe-RTE, PMP

-Enterprise Lean/Agile & SAFe Transformation leader with 25+ years of progressive experience in IT industry leading people, process, and technology to deliver high value solutions with measurable results

-Proven track record of successful Lean/Agile, SAFe transformation of large scale, complex federal systems. Hands-on experience working with agile/SAFe coaches/consultants to tailor transformation effort for lean product/solution delivery in large, complex, and controlled Federal Govt. settings

-Mentored and Coached teams in SAFe, Lean/Agile methodologies such as Scrum, XP, and Kanban, and other technical practices such as Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Release on Demand etc. 

-Developed “Agile 5 Ecosystem”, a unique value-driven lean/agile maturity model build from ground up, depicting an ecosystem model, based on the industry best, proven principles of lean, agile, SAFe, and DecSecOps

-Created a 5-level Lean/Agile/SAFe Maturity Model; to help teams mature through those levels by constantly mentoring and conducting periodic team health/agility assessments and creating team improvement backlog items

-Served as a panel member on several committees, town hall gatherings on various advanced concepts on Agile & SAFe and implementation, challenges, success stories. Delivered customized lectures/trainings at customer/client locations on Lean, Agile, Scrum, SAFe principles and practices

-As SAFe Program Consultant SPC4, trained several teams conducting workshops and SAFe certification classes to many students, more than 1300 students got certified

- Worked with senior leadership including branch, division, office chiefs and directors to drive enterprise wide transformation

-Exceptional technical knowledge and leadership skills. Worked as hands-on developer in various technologies for many years, utilized my core technical skills & learned management skills to bridge the gap between technology, management, business teams and other stakeholders

- Masters in Computer Science (CS) from Lamar University, Texas; MBA in Business


A light continental breakfast is included.  Students are on their own for lunch.

Registration closes xxxxxxxxxxx. Full refunds made if cancellation is made within 36 hours of the start of class.  No exceptions. Members are expected to pay for all reservations made but not canceled.

There is a cancellation fee of $100.00 if not cancelled three days prior to the class start date.

Payment is due at time of registration.  Please use the link in your email confirmation to cancel or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Refunds are processed within 3 weeks of cancellation notification. 

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Event Date: 10-04-2019 and 10-05-2019 


Event Properties

Event Date 10-04-2019 8:00 am
Event End Date 10-05-2019 5:00 pm
Registration Start Date 07-17-2019
Cut off date 09-25-2019 5:00 pm
Individual Price $998.00