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SAFe® Release Train Engineer

Facilitating Lean-Agile Program Execution

Unique to SAFe®, the Release Train Engineer (RTE) is part of the trio of leaders that includes product managers and system architects. This plays a critical role in leading Agile Release Trains (ARTs) to deliver value. This means that the RTE must create the right environment, have the right conversations, facilitate the right meetings, and gather the right people to make decisions based on the right data.

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Course overview

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In this three-day (four-day when remote) you will learn to execute SAFe and continuously improve PI Planning and other key SAFe events. You’ll discover how to coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in new processes and mindsets. And you’ll get the guidance and tools you need to work effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.

Learning Goals

After this course, you will understand how to:

  • Lead programs and large solutions in a SAFe organization.
  • Apply Lean-Agile knowledge and tools to release value.
  • Foster relentless improvement.
  • Build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach.
Other course info
Audience: 

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • Release Train Engineers (RTEs) and Solution Train Engineers (STEs)
  • Program and project managers
  • Product Managers and Owners
  • Scrum Masters
  • Leaders and managers
  • Agile coaches
  • SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs)
What you receive: 

The class registration includes:

  • Attendee workbook (physical version only for classroom based training). For remote training, this is provided electronically only.
  • Access to the SAFe® Release Train Engineer Exam – requires course attendance
  • One-year membership to Scaled Agile, with access to members-only resources such as webinars, videos, workbooks, guidance presentations, and advance notice of upcoming SAFe products
  • RTE attendance certificate upon request
Pre-requisites: 

The following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification exam:

  • Hold at least one current SAFe certification
  • Have launched or participated in at least one ART and one PI
Exam details: 

The first step toward becoming a SAFe® Certified Release Train Engineer (RTE) is to attend the Release Train Engineer course. This is a requirement, because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Please note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

Exam name - SAFe® Release Train Engineer Exam

Duration - 120 Minutes to complete once the exam has started

Number of questions - 60

Passing Score - 45/60 (75%)

Question format - Multiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers)

Cost - First attempt included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake or attempt past the 30-day window is $50, payable directly to Scaled Agile.

Retake Policy - Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. please contact [email protected] for any retake questions.

Membership details: 

Attendees who pass the exam will receive:

  • A SAFe® Release Train Engineer certificate
  • One-year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform, with access to members-only resources such as webinars, workbooks, guidance presentations, and advance notice of upcoming SAFe products
Renewal details: 

Scaled Agile have updated their certification renewal and membership model. 

With this transition, you will now be able to renew your membership at one of three tiers, two of which will include a bundle renewal of all your SAFe certifications. If you don’t need or want to include the renewal of your certifications, you have the option to simply renew your membership to continue access to all the assets, tools, and resources to help you grow as a SAFe professional. 

The first year of your certification and membership is included within the cost of this course – therefore, the following renewal fees will only apply when renewing your membership:

Certified SAFe Membership ($295/year) – For members who currently hold one or more certifications, and who may benefit from a bundled pricing approach. Renews all certifications except SPC and/or SPCT, provides access to basic and some advanced content, as well as continued access to course learnings and assets.

Individual SAFe Membership ($195/year) – For those who don’t seek certification but would still like to benefit from the valuable content on the SAFe Community Platform. No certification renewals included.

Cancellation details: 

When IJI Cancels or Reschedules a Class. IJI reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a class if necessary, with up to 14 days’ notice prior to the first day of instruction (“Cancellation Period”). Should IJI cancel or reschedule a class after the Cancellation Period (i.e. by providing the student with 13 days or less notice prior to the first day of
instruction):

(i) IJI will assist in covering the student’s already incurred and non-reimbursable travel expenses (and travel cancellation fees); and

(ii) the student may choose to either apply the paid tuition to a future IJI class or have IJI refund the tuition in full.

Your IJI Account Manager is fully prepared to discuss the circumstances and limitations should this occur. Should IJI cancel or reschedule a class within the Cancellation Period, IJI will not reimburse any travel expenses and cancellation fees.

When a student cancels a class:

Refund Policy

All cancellations and transfers for open courses must be requested in writing to [email protected] A student can apply the paid tuition to one future class which is scheduled within 6 months of the originally booked class. You may substitute a delegate with another at no charge but please contact us in advance of your course if you wish to do this. If you are unable to attend and unable to substitute a delegate, we will make every effort to move you to a later course where available (a 5% fee shall apply to any rescheduled course to cover admin costs).

The table below gives details of our refund policy should cancellation be the only option.

More than 30 Days before the course start date - 90% (10% retained to cover admin costs)
29-14 days before the course start date  - 50%
Less than 14 days before the course start date - 0%

Subject to the above cancellation terms, if a student cancels a class or if a student requests a refund of all or part of the tuition fee paid, IJI will process the refund within thirty (30) days. If the fee is paid by credit card, refunds will be credited to that credit card.

Customer reviews: 

Plenty of real world examples from corporations across different domains.

Ian allows enough depth in conversations, without loosing the audience. Uses time-boxing and the parking-lot effectively to guide the audience through the material.

Excellent. As the course progressed we were able to concentrate more on the theory - and how it should be used in practice, which was really beneficial.

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