iSQI® Certified Agile Essentials (CAE) Training Course

Excellent Overview Of The Agile Approach And The Basic Concepts Of Agile


Our 2-day iSQI® Certified Agile Essentials training course is aimed at anyone involved in an Agile Project and who wants to become familiar with working in an Agile environment. It provides everyone involved in a project or within an organisation with the same understanding of “Agile”. It also allows them to use a shared set of terms and terminology.

iSQI® Certified Agile Essentials provides an excellent overview of the Agile approach and the basic concepts of “Agile”. The success of an Agile Project not only depends on the skills and experience of the Project Team Members but it also depends on the understanding and awareness about agility of all involved in the project. This includes the members of the project team and the user group, the management and the stakeholders.

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Exam Included
2 Days
£750Excl. VAT

Course Outline

The main areas covered in our iSQI® Certified Agile Essentials training course are:

  • Agile Manifesto and Agile Principles
  • Release Planning, Iteration Zero
  • Iteration Planning, Estimation
  • Requirement Review, Daily Stand-Up
  • Team Quality, Iteration Testing, Acceptance
  • Iteration Review (Showcase)
  • Retrospectives

It is presented by highly-experienced tutors using a mix of slides and discussions interspersed with hands-on practical exercises.


At the end of our iSQI® Certified Agile Essentials training session, you will be able to:

  • Value the principles behind the Agile Manifesto and the Agile approach to Software Development
  • Appreciate the roles within an Agile team
  • Understand how to contribute as a member of an Agile team
  • Apply a testing methodology to ensure that acceptance criteria are met
  • Appreciate the importance of effective Iteration Reviews and how to contribute to continuous improvement through retrospectives

About the Course

Our iSQI® Certified Agile Essentials training session is run at a number of locations publicly and the latest schedule can be seen in the event schedule table. We can also run this as a private, in-house course anywhere in the world.

You will be provided with all of the slides plus a separate course manual that covers each learning objective in detail and practice questions that will allow you to measure your understanding. You are also prepared for the exam with sample papers.

Who Should Attend

Our instructor-led iSQI® Certified Agile Essentials training course is aimed at professionals who are experienced or those enjoying their first experiences working together in Agile Projects who wish to become familiar with working in an Agile environment. This includes:

  • Project Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Software Development Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Developers Testers
  • IT Directors
  • Management Consultants

Materials Provided

  • Full Comprehensive Course Materials
  • Highly Skilled and Knowledgeable Tutors
  • iSQI® Certified Agile Essentials Examination
  • Refreshments

Organisational Benefits

Better Product Quality: Agile methods have excellent safeguards to make sure that quality is as high as possible by:

  • Taking a proactive approach to quality to prevent product problems
  • Embracing technological excellence, good design, and sustainable development
  • Defining and elaborating on requirements just in time so that knowledge of product features is as relevant as possible
  • Taking advantage of automated testing tools in order to develop during the day, test overnight, and fix bugs in the morning
  • Conducting sprint retrospectives, allowing the scrum team to continuously improve processes and work
  • Completing work using the definition of done: developed, tested, integrated, and documented

Higher Customer Satisfaction: Agile project teams satisfy customers by:

  • Keeping customers involved and engaged throughout projects.
  • Having a product owner who is an expert on product requirements and customer needs.
  • Keeping the product backlog updated and prioritized in order to respond quickly to change.
  • Demonstrating working functionality to customers in every sprint review.
  • Delivering products to market quicker and more often with every release.
  • Possessing the potential for self-funding projects.

Higher Team Morale: Being part of a self-managing team allows people to be creative, innovative, and acknowledged for their expertise. Having a scrum master removes impediments and shields the development team from external interference. Working cross-functionally allows development team members to learn new skills and to grow by teaching others.

Individual Benefits

  • Have a deeper understanding on where you fit in an Agile environment, it will give you a strong foundation on various aspects of Agile and how it translates into actual practice.
  • Build confidence in your Agile skills and demonstrate Best Practice Agile methods that can be introduced across a project or organisation
  • Provides knowledge on various roles and responsibilities within an Agile Team and Agile fundamentals


There are no prerequisites for this course.


There is no prereading associated with this course.

Exam Overview

iSQI® Certified Agile Essentials Examination:

You will be issued with a Pearson Vue examination voucher after the course and the examination can be taken at a local Pearson Vue centre. The examination consists of 40 multiple choice questions over an hour. You will be awarded a pass if you answer 65% of the questions correctly. (25% extra time is available for non-native speakers or those who primary business language is not English).

Exam Type

Classroom Exam

Professional Development Units - PDUs

There are no Professional Qualification Credits associated with this course.


iSQI Certified Agile Essentials certificate

Next Steps

Our iSQI® Certified Agile Essentials training course can act as a stepping stone toward the more advanced iSQI® CAT Certified Agile Tester.


If you are successfully pass the examination, you will be awarded the iSQI® Certified Agile Essentials Certificate and iSQI® Certified Agile Essentials and continue to build your Agile skills further.

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