SAFe ASE Certification Course

SAFe® Agile Software Engineering

SAFe® Agile Software Engineering (ASE) Certification Course

Agile Software Engineering practices for the Lean-Agile Based on version 5.0 of SAFe®

SAFe Agile Software Engineering, SAFe ASE, ASE Certification, SAFe 5, Scaled Agile WorkshopThe discipline of software engineering has evolved over the past decade with the introduction of Lean-Agile and DevOps principles and practices. New skills and approaches to software engineering 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.

Learning Goals

To perform the role of a SAFe® 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
Private Training
eventbrite-widget-modal-trigger-179278646257 Mon - Wed | Dec 20 – 22 Remote Session, TX 6

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.

  • Introduction to Agile Software Engineering
  • Connecting Principles, and Practices to Built-In Quality
  • Accelerating Flow
  • Applying Intentional Architecture
  • Thinking Test-First
  • 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

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

The class registration includes:

  • Student Workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform
  • Certification of completion
  • SAFe® Agile Software Engineering Practitioner certification upon passing of exam
  • One Certification exam attempt upon General Availability (GA) of the course (re-takes at an additional fee)

Certificates expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

  • Certified SAFe Membership ($295/year) - For members who currently hold one or more certifications, and who may benefit from a bundled pricing approach. Renews all certifications except SPC and/or SPCT, provides access to basic and some advanced content and continued access to course learnings and assets.
  • Individual SAFe Membership ($195/year) - For those who don’t seek certification but still benefit from the valuable content on the SAFe Community Platform. No certification renewals included.
  • Exam Name: SAFe® 5 Agile Software Engineering 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® for Architects 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.

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 20 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications

Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through the Scrum Alliance

Activity Number ASE Duration 2 days
PMI Certification Technical Leadership Strategic Total
PMP® 8 0 0 8
PgMP® 0 0 0 0
PMI_RMP® 0 0 0 0
PMI_SP® 0 0 0 0
PMI_ACP® 12 0 0 12
PfMP® 0 0 0 0
PMI_PBAsm 4 0 0 4

In order to provide the most experienced instructors and a superior classroom environment, we must ask you to adhere to our cancellation policy. If it is necessary to cancel or reschedule this registration, please notify us immediately. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • 15 or more days prior to class, 100% refund of tuition.
  • 8-15 days prior to class, no refund, but may reschedule another class within one year of the cancellation date.
  • 7 days or less from the course start date, neither refund of tuition nor any rescheduling allowed. No changes are allowed to make.
  • In the event any cancellation occurred due to low enrollment or unforeseen natural events, we will issue a 100% refund.
  • What tools do we utilize during the remote sessions?
    We utilize a combination of Zoom and Miro Board. 
  • Does the enrollment fee include the exam fee?
    The enrollment fee includes the first exam attempt.
  • When can I take the exam?
    You can take the exam within 30 days from the course completion date.
  • When will we restart our On-site sessions?
    Currently, because of the COVID-19 situation all our classes are held online. We will start on-site sessions on August 2nd.
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  • Do we offer a group discount?
    Yes! We offer a group discount. The Group price will appear after you attempt to enroll.
  • How can I schedule a private event?
    Yes! Please visit this link
  • Can I claim PDUs and SEUs ?
    Yes! The PDUs vary depend on the class you take. Please ask us about the PDU claim code.
  • Can I finance my ticket?
    Yes you can!  Please select PayPal when you checkout then select Paypal Credit!
  • What type of credit card do we accept?
    We accept all kinds of credit cards and you have the option to checkout via Paypal.
  • When do we close the enrollment ?
    1 hour before the starting time of the class.
  • Do I have to be in the same city to take a remote class?
    No! Anyone is welcome to enroll in our live remote training sessions.
  • Why is the timezone in CST?
    Because we are based in Dallas, Texas. Click here to convert to your local time.
  • Can I retake the class if I joined in a remote session?
    Attendees that have enrolled in our remote training sessions are welcome to retake the class on-site. However, the class will run in limited cities.
  • Where can I take the exam?
    You can take the exam online, from anywhere you have an internet access.
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