September 28 & 29, 2020 | Virtual
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One is a certification and the other is a toolkit so this is an "apples to oranges" comparison. If you are referring to DA certifications such as the CDA, CDAP, DALSM or CDAC, then PMI has indicated: CDA, ACP, CDAP, DALSM, CDAC would be the progression.
Either or neither will help you in your career - if you are trying to get past an automated filtering system for resumes, then CSM will likely be the most in demand even though it is a low quality certification.
I agree with Kiron. PSM is a good option as well for a starter.
I have seen a few listings mention PMI-ACP or SAFe. I’ve yet to encounter a DA certification preferred anywhere yet.
I do believe there’s something to be said for ticking the box to get through the computer screenings, the question is after that you need to stand out and how you choose to do that can take many forms
A quick follow-up - a lot depends on the company you target. If you were applying to a company which has adopted SAFe, then that certification will be valued. So it comes down to your career approach - will you be targeting specific companies or not...
Also, in that vein it's important to go for any industry type certifications as well and sometimes before the higher level PM stuff depending on what you're targeting.
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