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Inquiry about Certification Agile Path.
Do I need to pass DASM before I can try the PMI ACP certification?

Also regarding the requirements I have a question:

*12 months of general project experience within the last 5 years. A current PMP® or PgMP® will satisfy this requirement but is not required to apply for the PMI-ACP. ( I guess this one can be skipped)

*8 months of agile project experience within the last 3 years

I guess this one cannot be skipped but is 8 months as in "hours" or just 8 months in anything regarding agile PM projects?

I am pushing for my certifications, but have this inquiry.

Thank you for your time.
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David -

1. No - you can get either the DASM or ACP or both and neither is a prerequisite for the other. However, if you have sufficient agile experience to get the ACP, you should look at DASSM, not DASM.

2. The application form requires you to enter the time you spent on a given project in months of effort. So if you were working 50% of the time in one month, you'd claim just 1/2 month for that.

Thank you for the explanation. I understand it better now.
I totally agree with Kiron's feedback but be cautious to properly illustrate what you did when you were using an Agile approach.
Don't forget you also need 21 contact hours of training in agile practices.

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