Are you getting ready to take a ProKanban certification exam? They are challenging exams, but fear not!
In this blog post, we'll walk you through some clear and straightforward steps to help you prepare and increase your chances of passing the exam with flying colours. So, let's dive in!
Step 1: Complete the Actineo Course Reflection Form
First and foremost, if you have completed a ProKanban course with Actineo, please take a moment to complete our Course Reflection Form. Your feedback is essential for us to improve our courses and delivery.
Moreover, we need your explicit consent under current Data Protection legislation to send your name and email to prokanban.org.
Step 2: Keep an Eye on Your Inbox
Once you've given us GDPR consent, you'll receive an email from prokanban.org containing the token to attempt your certification exam. Be sure to check your spam folder in case the email ends up there.
Step 3: Review the Exam's Core Knowledge
Now it's time to brush up on your knowledge. Attending the course gave you a strong and actionable foundation to start putting the concepts into practice. Now you need to focus on preparing to pass the exam. The following materials will help solidify your understanding of the core concepts.
If you are preparing for the Professional Kanban I (PK I) exam: Go through the Kanban Guide, the Kanban Pocket Guide, and the Kanban Learning Resources on the ProKanban website.
If you are preparing for the Professional Applied Metrics (PAM) exam: Go through the Kanban Guide, the ActionableAgile Metrics for Predictability book, and the Metrics Learning Resources on the ProKanban website.
Step 4: Practice with the Professional Kanban Open Assessment
To get a feel for the exam, take the free Kanban and Metrics Open Assessments available on the ProKanban website. Practice until you consistently score 100% at least five times in a row. Some of these questions might even appear on your exam!
Step 5: Pay Attention to the Language
As a helpful tip, familiarise yourself with the language used in the assessment. Questions with words like “always”, “never”, or “must” might indicate things that the Kanban Guide does NOT support.
Step 6: Manage Your Time
Time management is crucial to ace these exams. The practice exam will help you gain speed and become more efficient.
The PK I exam consists of 80 questions to be answered in 60 minutes. The PAM exam has 45 questions to be answered in 45 minutes.
Step 7: Don't Delay Your First Attempt
If you completed an official ProKanban APK or AMP training course, then you have a great incentive to attempt the exam quickly.
If you attempt the exam two weeks after receiving the exam token email and don't pass it, then you get a second token for free to do a new attempt. People that take the exam without attending an official class do NOT get the
So, don't put off your first try.
Remember, exam tokens are valid for one year.
And there you have it! Follow these simple steps, and you'll be well-prepared to ace your ProKanban exam. Good luck, and here's to your certification success!