While most recognized Agile certification programs (such as the PMI-ACP) do come at a cost, there are currently two free Agile certification options.
Scrum Fundamentals Certified by Scrum study: This course is for anyone who wants to learn more about the basics of Scrum. It also awards you a free Scrum certification once you have completed the 40-question, multiple-choice exam.
Agile Scrum Training by Master of Project Academy: This is a free online course that provides a brief overview of Agile and Scrum. At the end of the 30-minute course, you will receive a digital course completion certificate.
edX offers several free Agile courses, such as Agile Leadership Principles. However, while the course is free, if you want to obtain an instructor-signed certificate with the institution’s logo to verify completion, it will cost you.
Like edX, Udemy also offers many free Agile courses, such as Basics of Scrum, Agile, and Project Delivery. However, you will not receive a certificate at the end of the course.
The Scrum Training Institute gives away a free Scrum certification to one lucky person every quarter. While this is perhaps one of the best Scrum certifications available, it typically carries a cost of over $1,000.
If you are looking for Agile certification for beginners, International Scrum Assembly offers free online training. While its free courses can help you prepare for several different Scrum or Agile certificates, the actual certificates require you to pay a fee.
Leading companies that use Agile methodology
Agile is used by a growing number of companies across all industries. While technology is still the most common industry for Agile, finance, professional services, insurance, government, and many other sectors are also embracing it.
Some of the most well-known companies that use Agile methodology are: