Though I was initially skeptical of the new PMI-ACP (Agile Certified Practitioner) certification, after doing some research on it, I found that it is a pretty comprehensive exam that covers a broad range of Agile practices and methods such as Scrum, XP, Lean, Kanban, etc. Some preliminary metrics seem to indicate that it is becoming the most widely adopted PMI certification outside the PMP and is gaining a clear lead over the others, e.g., PgMP, CAPM, PMI-RMP, PMI-SP.
I have decided to take the exam and obtain the PMI-ACP certification and will post detailed results of that on this site, much like I did for the PMP certification. ETA for completion is January 2013.
I’m currently reading Mike Griffiths’ study guide “PMI-ACP Exam Prep, Premier Edition: A Course in a Book for Passing the PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP) Exam” which you can purchase on Amazon:
This is one of the best prep guides out there and I will write a detailed review when I’m complete with the exam. Please re-visit this site or consider joining my mailing list to get updated when the information is made available.