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Gain Career Edge by Investing in Top 5 Agile Certifications

The agile transformation has changed the face of IT project management and has opened a new avenue of opportunities for agile certified employees.

In this article at CIO, Chris Smith explains how leading agile certifications can give a career boost to those who have been struggling in the industry for long.

Worth of Agile certification

Agile certification is proof for many employers that the applicant has acquired enough knowledge and skills to transform the conventional mindset. Here are the top five agile certifications to benchmark your next or existing job:

  1. Certified ScrumMaster (CSM): It is one of the highly recognized certifications by the Scrum Alliance that has worldwide recognition. The CSM certification is the license to prove your efficiency and understanding of Scrum methodology and its application at work.
  2. PMI Agile Certified Professional (PMI-ACP): Even if you have a PMP credential, the PMI-ACP training can give you a broader insight of agile techniques like KANBAN, Scrum and Lean. The certification can help you bag a really good hike.
  3. JIRA: It is one of the most renowned tools to handle the needs of an agile project. A recognized JIRA certification can help you understand the user interface,  create projects, backlogs, epics, and even user stories while building practical reports like burndown charts.
  4. Certified SAFe Agilist: The Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Agilist Certification is the perfect move for those who have already gained 5 years of experience in project management. The certified person can help in running multiple development projects internally or for the clients. The organizations struggling with agile scaling will happily hire you and make you the ‘go to’ person for agile transformation.
  5. Team KANBAN Practitioner: Being a well-recognized agile methodology, the Team Kanban Practitioner which is accredited by the Lean Kanban University, is the apt way to start. The certification covers the basics to set up and run Kanban boards with a team.

Click on the following link to gain in-depth knowledge about each certification mentioned above:

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