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SAFe for Architects (ARCH) 5.0

Take for Architects (ARCH) from an authorized Scaled Agile Partner with Deep Experience

Take this three-day interactive course and become a Certified SAFe® Architect. The SAFe® for Architects course prepares architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents. During this three-day course, attendees explore the roles, responsibilities, and mindset of an architect in a SAFe® ecosystem.

Grow-Lean is a Scaled Agile Partner and our trainers are approved to deliver this session.

Attendees can improve collaboration and alignment in a SAFe® Lean-Agile enterprise when they become a SAFe 5 Architect. The SAFe® for Architects course prepares System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects to engage across the organization as effective leaders and change agents who collaboratively deliver architectural solutions.

During this three-day course, attendees will explore the roles, responsibilities, and mindset of Agile Architects, and appreciate how to align architecture with business value and drive continuous flow to large systems-of-systems while supporting SAFe program execution.

This course is for senior technical contributors who need to understand the role of System, Solution, and Enterprise Architects in Lean-Agile enterprises. The course is also appropriate for individuals desiring a deeper view into how architecture enables continuous value flow and how architects engage in, and contribute to, a Lean-Agile enterprise.

Avoid a bad experience, attend a Grow-Lean for Architects (ARCH) so you...

  • Won't get canceled on at the last minute except for extreme circumstances. Beware of training companies that cancel late and hold your money.
  • Gain the skills necessary to pass the certification exam. The exam is hard, so get the right training once, and pass the exam on the first try.
  • Get trainers with experience delivering virtual events, instead of someone trying to deliver an in person class online.
  • Get a Scaled Agile Inc. approved trainer, with significant experience instead of a slide reader.
  • Get training based on the latest SAFe 5.0 Framework.
  • Apply principles derived from Lean, systems thinking, agile development, product development flow, and DevOps, in the classroom.
  • Have fun while learning.
  • Gain free access to the certification exam.

Contact Us About Training

Contact via Online Interface

If you want to contact us about a discount for a training session, please use the online interface to do so.
Find the session you want on the class list, then click "Request" (early-bird does need to be requested).
Choose the appropriate discount then click it (Note that not all discounts are available for all sessions.).
Provide the requested information then click "Submit".

After your request is submitted you will receive an automated confirmation via email (this is not a discount code). No later than 24 hours later you will receive an email with a response to your request. If you are approved you will have a click-able link that will automatically apply your discount.


Contact us Via Phone

Phone
  • Call +1.609.975.9294
  • 9:00 AM to 5:30 PM ET, weekdays
  • Use online request for discounts.
  • For other information call directly.

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Public Training Discounts

You may be able to save money if you register early, are an alumni, are attending with a group, or if you are collecting unemployment

There are number of discounts available for you. Alumni (those that have attended prior Grow - Lean training) can get the best prices. Other discounts are available for those registering early, groups (three or more registrants), hardship, etc.

You can request a discount directly from the class list.

Early-Bird
Register early to save money. The best rates applying when you register five or more weeks prior to a session.
  • Early-bird can be combined with an alumni discount, but does not combine with any other discount.
  • You do not have to request an early-bird, but, if you are alumni please request that discount (it will be combined).
  • Early-bird discounts expire, so use them while they are available.
Alumni Discount
Prior attendees of Grow-Lean Training Certified Training can get a discounted price that can be combined with the early-bird.
  • Available to prior attendees of Grow-Lean Certified Training.
  • Cannot be combined with discounts other than early-bird.
  • Can be combined with early-bird, so it benefits you to register in advance.
Group
Coming with three or more people to one session, then request a group discount.
  • Grow-Lean will evaluate the request based on the number of attendees. More attendees results in larger discounts.
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • Request and use early as based on room sizes, these discounts are not always available.
Self-Pay
Working for a company that won't pay for training, request a self-pay discount, worth up to $200 off, of regular rate.
  • Cannot be combined with other discounts.
  • For use by those that work for an employer that does not reimburse for training.
  • Early-bird rate is usually lower, so check that first.
Hardship
If you are collecting unemployment benefits, and have a state unemployment document, then request a hardship discount.
  • Not combinable with any other discount.
  • Submit a copy of state unemployment compensation document.
  • Register early as supplies are limited and discount is based off of current price which goes up.

Click a tab below to find out more about discounts

There are number of discounts set aside for each session for Grow-Lean Training alumni, those registering early, groups of three or more, for the unemployed, and in a limited number of cases, for those paying on their own.

Act now as there are specific number of discounted seats per each session.

We will respond to your request in 24 hours.

  1. For early-bird click "Register" for other discounts, click "Request".
    • Find your session of interest on the class list.
    • If you want to register at the regular or early-bird rate, click the "REGISTER" button for the class you are interested in and then on the next page click "CLICK TO REGISTER NOW".
    • If you want a discount, other than early-bird, click the "REQUEST" button for the class you are interested in.
  2. Choose the appropriate discount.
    • Review the discounts for the session.
    • Click the link for the appropriate discount (or find another class).
  3. Provide the data required for the request then click the "Submit" button.

Please use the online interface for requesting a discount as described in the "Request a Discount" tab prior to contacting us so we have your required information.

After entering your request you may email us at Training@Grow-Lean.Com or call us +1.609.975.9294 so that we can assist you with your request.

Key Competencies

What you will learn

  • Architect using SAFe principles
  • Align architecture with business value
  • Develop and communicate architecture vision and intent
  • Plan architectural runway to enable delivery success
  • Architect for continuous delivery and Release on Demand
  • Lead and coach architects and team members during Program Increment (PI) Planning and execution
  • Provide leadership during a Lean-Agile transformation

Topics

SAFe Concepts so You Can Lead a Scaled Initiative

  • Exemplify Lean-Agile architecture
  • Create architectures that support DevOps and Release on Demand
  • Align architecture with business value
  • Develop Solution Vision, Solution Intent, and Roadmaps
  • Prepare architecture for Program Increment (PI) Planning
  • Coordinate architecture throughout PI Planning
  • Support Continuous Delivery during PI execution
  • Support new Strategic Themes and Value Streams
  • Lead as an architect during a Lean-Agile transformation

What You Get

From workbooks to a great training experience

  • Attendee workbooks
  • Certified SAFe® Architect PDF certificate of completion
  • Eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Architect (ARCH) exam

Who Should Attend

This course is designed for those who engage across the organization to deliver architectural solutions.

  • Scrum Master or Agile Coach
  • Agile Trainer
  • Enterprise Architects
  • System Architects
  • Solution Architect
  • Consultants

SAFe 5.0 Certification Kit

What you will receive when you pass the certification exam

  • SAFe® Architect certificate
  • Certified SAFe® Architect digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the Architect Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections to other certified SAFe professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Exam Information

The basics you need to know about the exam

  • No additional charge to take the exam.
  • Must attend the course prior to taking the exam.
  • Exam is taken off site, from any Internet connected location, but is closed book.
  • You will likely require additional study to prior to taking exam.
  • Exam name: SAFe® Architect Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice
  • 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 course
  • Exam duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 120 minutes (2 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions: 60
  • Passing score: 45 out of 60 (75%)
  • Language: English
  • Exam cost: Your first attempt is available at no cost if taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Retake policy: Second attempt on exam can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

The exam is designed to measure knowledge and skill related to the job role. We highly recommend you use a variety of resources to prepare. The material will be available after the class, and includes:

  • Course Materials: The course materials can be downloaded from the SAFe Community Platform. These materials can be used to reference back to the content that was specifically presented during the class.
  • Study Guide: This comprehensive guide details the job role and all resources related to the exam, including a detailed reading list. Access is available through the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform upon course completion.
  • Practice Test: The practice test is designed to be predictive of success on the certification exam*, and it has the same number of questions, level of difficulty, and time duration. It is part of the Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform and can be taken an unlimited number of times at no cost. *This is not the actual exam and passing it does not guarantee success on the certification exam.
  • Practice Flash Cards: A web-enabled, flashcard style version of the sample questions can be found online and in the study guide.

Contact Us

Reach out to us, we are responsive and will respond to requests in a business day

  • Contact us via phone at +1.609.975.9294 between 9:00 AM ET to 5:30 PM ET US.
  • For discount requests on public sessions, please use the "REQUEST" button on the class list, and enter appropriate information, before contacting us, so we have your information.
  • For questions about coaching, consulting or private training, you can contact us via phone at +1.609.975.9294 or via email (links below).
  • For support, contact us at +1.609.975.9294 or via email (links below).


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