A Certified SAFe® Agile Software Engineer is a member of an Agile team that understands the foundational principles and practices that make up the Agile Software Engineering discipline. The Agile Software Engineer understands that the continuous flow of value delivery and building in quality are enabled by modern practices including XP technical practices, Behavioral-Driven Development (BDD) and Test-Driven Development (TDD). The Agile Software Engineer also embraces proven practices to detail, model, design, implement, verify, and validate stories in a SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline.
The discipline of software engineering has evolved over the past decades with the introduction of Lean-Agile and DevOps principles and practices. New skills and approaches help organizations deliver software-centric solutions faster, more predictably, and with higher quality. During this three-day, workshop-oriented course, attendees learn the foundational principles and practices that make up the Agile Software Engineering discipline.
Attendees will learn how continuous flow of value delivery and building quality in are enabled by modern practices including XP technical practices, Behavioral-Driven Development (BDD), and Test-Driven Development (TDD). Attendees will learn proven practices to detail, model, design, implement, verify, and validate stories in a SAFe Continuous Delivery Pipeline. They will know the practices that build quality into code (abstraction, encapsulation, intentional programming) and designs (SOLID, Design patterns). Attendees will also understand how Software Engineering fits into the larger solution context and their role in collaborating on intentional architecture and DevOps.
Introduction to Agile Software Engineering
Connecting Principles, and Practices to Built-In Quality
Applying Intentional Architecture
Discovering Story Details
Creating a Shared Understanding with Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)
Communicating with Models
Building Systems with Code Quality
Building Systems with Design Quality
Implementing with Quality
To perform the role of a SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer attendees should be able to:
Define Agile Software Engineering and the underlying values, principles, and practices
Apply the Test-First principle to create alignment between tests and requirements
Create shared understanding with Behavior-Driven Development (BDD)
Communicate with Agile modeling
Design from context for testability
Build applications with code and design quality
Utilize the test infrastructure for automated testing
Collaborate on intentional architecture and emergent design
Apply Lean-Agile Principles to optimize the flow of value
Create an Agile Software Engineering plan
All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, meeting the following prerequisites will make the training more productive.
Understanding of SAFe for Teams
Background in engineering, development, managing development, or quality assurance
Who will benefit?
This course targets the technical members of an Agile Team – developers and testers. Product Owners, Scrum Master, Managers, and others with a less technical background would also be very beneficial as they would gain an understanding of the development process so that team collaboration will become more effective.
SAFe Certification Kit
Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:
SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer certificate
A SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
A one-year certified membership as a SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer, which includes access to the ASE Community of Practice
Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey
Certifications expire one year from the date the certification is earned.
Renewal fee is $100
Exam name: SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineer Exam
Exam format: Multiple choice; Multiple select
Exam delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
Exam access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe® 4 Agile Software Engineering course
Exam duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2.0 hours) to complete the exam
Number of questions – 60
Passing score – 42 out of 60 (70%)
Language – English
Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.