SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer (RTE) Certification

Coach Agile Release Trains (ARTs) and drive end-to-end value as a SAFe RTE

  • 24 Hours of Live, Instructor-Led Online Training
  • Earn 24 PDUs and 24 SEUs After Course Completion
  • Get Trained by Scaled Agile Accredited Professional SAFe® Trainers
  • Learn with Case Studies, Real-World Simulations and More
  • Learn to Facilitate PI Planning and Foster Continuous Exploration

Create Change as a Release Train Engineer (RTE)

Play a key role in leading an Agile Release Train to produce value at a large scale. Maneuver through the challenges of aligning huge development programs and get a good grasp of scaling Lean practices. Make a smooth communication process with stakeholders, reduce risks, and look for continuous improvement.

The SAFe RTE is a designation offered by Scaled Agile, Inc. to those who attend and complete a 3-day SAFe RTE Training by an SPC and showcase their understanding by clearing the SAFe RTE Certification Exam. Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®), and SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer are registered trademarks of Scaled Agile, Inc.

How to get started with SAFe RTE? 

Advance in technology and globalization have made it critical for businesses to adapt to an Agile transformation if they need to keep up.  

Over 70% of Fortune 100 companies worldwide prefer to use SAFe as their preferred method of scaling. This number is only about to rise, and now is the perfect time to acquire a SAFe Release Train Engineer Certification to accelerate your career as a SAFe RTE.  

As a SAFe RTE, you will be responsible for multiple tasks, with your unique skills such as prioritizing, managing stakeholder expectations and keeping teams aligned to value delivery. 

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Get a well-rounded immersive learning experience with guided, hands-on activities and more.     

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Enhance your skills with auto-graded assignments and assessments.   

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Acquire real -world experiences through projects and build an impressive portfolio.   

EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOPS

Agile activities, team-based exercises, and more to provide the best kind of training. 

A STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS TO ACHIEVE PROFESSIONAL SAFe RTE CERTIFICATION

A STEP-BY-STEP PROCESS TO BECOME A SAFe RTE

  • 1. Get trained   

    Get trained by a Scaled Agile authorized RTE training partner and attend the 24-hour training delivered by a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) who's also an expert practitioner.   

  • 2. Take the SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer exam    

    Upon completing the 24-hour training, you will receive information on the exam and your login credentials directly from Scaled Agile. Log in using your credentials and take the two-hour, 60-MCQ, and multi-select web-based, closed-book exam. Clear the exam and get at least 45 out of 60 questions right to pass the SAFe Release Train Engineer exam.    

  • 3. You're now a Certified SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer!

    On passing the exam, you become a Certified SAFe Release Train Engineer. You will receive your SAFe 5 Release Train Engineer PDF Certificate and Digital Badge within 5-7 working days. 

WHAT YOU WILL LEARN IN THE SAFe® 5 RELEASE TRAIN ENGINEER (RTE) CERTIFICATION TRAINING

PREREQUISITES
  • There are no prerequisites to attend the course  
  • A familiarity with Agile principles and practices is recommended  
  • A previous certification in a SAFe course will be an advantage  
  • Prior experience on a SAFe team will be an advantage 

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THIS COURSE? 

  • SPCs
  • Scrum Masters
  • Solution Train Engineers
  • Agile coaches
  • Program Managers Project Managers Product Managers Aspiring SAFe Professionals
  • Program Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Product Managers Aspiring SAFe Professionals
  • Product Managers
  • Aspiring SAFe Professionals

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SAFe 5 Release Train Engineer Curriculum

Learning Goal

  • Learn about the roles and responsibilities of the RTE in a Lean enterprise 

Learning Goal

  • Learn to apply SAFe principles to drive relentless value across product deliveries 

Learning Goal

  • Organize and manage the flow of value through Agile Release Trains 

Learning Goal

  • Facilitate PI planning readiness and pre- and post-planning events 

Learning Goal

  • Lead and execute a PI, summarize and publish PI objectives 

Learning Goal

  • Drive continual improvement through I&A workshops, assess ARTs and help them improve 

Learning Goal

  • Act as a servant leader for the ART, facilitate events and smoothen collaboration and communication 

Learning Goal

  • Continue your professional development and stay on top of SAFe global practices   

More details on SAFe Release Train Engineer can be found on Scaled Agile, Inc

FAQs

SAFe RTE Training and Certification FAQs

An RTE in SAFe Agile (Release Train Engineer) is a servant leader and mentor for the Agile Release Train (ART). RTEs are committed to facilitating the ART events and processes and guiding the teams in delivering value in success.  

The SAFe 5 Release Train Engineer course has been thoughtfully designed to help you prepare for the Certified SAFe Release Train Engineer exam.    

In this three-day, hands-on SAFe RTE course containing engaging real-world simulations and activities, you will get equipped with the skills needed to facilitate and flawlessly execute ART processes; and learn to coach leaders, Scrum Masters and teams in the Agile culture and mindset.  

By the end of the course, you will be well versed with the role and responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer and understand how to drive value across the enterprise. You’ll be able to:    

  • Apply Lean-Agile knowledge and tools to organize and release value.  
  • Lead a program and large solution execution   
  • Drive and nurture relentless improvement.   
  • Create a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach.   
  • Continue your learning journey with an action plan.   

Our Certified SAFe Release Train Engineer training aims to equip you with all the skills to be an effective SAFe Release Train Engineer in a Lean enterprise. In this engaging and interactive three-day program, you will develop the practical skills employers look for in a Release Train Engineer, namely:  

  • Leading and actioning change  
  • Facilitating ART processes   
  • Creating and driving momentum   
  • Simplifying complex scenarios  
  • Soft skills for stakeholder management  
  • Planning PI events and SAFe rituals  
  • Enabling alignment across levels   
  • Relentless improvement of ARTs  
  • Coaching leaders and stakeholders 

All professionals keen on working in a SAFe environment are welcome to attend this course. To fully benefit from the course Scaled Agile, Inc. highly recommends an understanding of Agile principles, a prior SAFe certification, and experience as a product manager, a product owner, or a business owner. 

Not at all. Professionals in IT industries or non-IT industries who want to work in a SAFe environment can take up this course. This includes:   

  • SPCs  
  • Scrum Masters  
  • Solution Train Engineers  
  • Agile coaches  
  • Program Managers  
  • Project Managers  
  • Product Managers  
  • Aspiring SAFe Professionals 

SAFe RTE Certification Process

The SAFe RTE certification enables you with an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer in a SAFe enterprise. You will learn how to smoothen the way and deliver value through ARTs and value streams.   

Scaled Agile, Inc. is the provider of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe), the most popular method for scaling agile at the enterprise level. SAFe was initially released in 2011 by Dean Leffingwell as a knowledgebase for enterprises to adopt Agile. The SAFe 5 RTE certification is given to those who have successfully undertaken the SAFe Release Train Engineer Exam.   

No, you cannot get certified without taking the course. Scaled Agile, Inc. believes in authentic learning which can only be gained through in-person training and hands-on experience given by a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC). So, to get certified as a SAFe Release Train Engineer, you need to attend the 24-hour SAFe 5 Release Train Engineer training.  

The SAFe Release Train Engineer certification includes the following:    

  • Certified SAFe Release Train Engineer Certificate (PDF format)   
  • Certified SAFe Release Train Engineer Digital Badge   
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform   
  • Access to SAFe events and Meetup groups     
  • Various SAFe learning resources    

Here are the steps to get SAFe Release Train Engineer certification:   

  • Get trained by an authorized training partner of Scaled Agile, Inc. Attend the three-day training delivered by a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) who’s also an expert practitioner.     
  • Upon successfully completing the two-day training, you will receive information on the exam along with your log-in credentials directly from Scaled Agile.   
  • Log in using your credentials and take the two-hour, 60-MCQ online closed-book exam.   
  • Clear the exam and get 45 out of 60 questions right to pass the SAFe 5 Release Train Engineer exam.  
  • You become a Certified SAFe 5 Release Train Engineer after passing the exam. You will receive your SAFe 5 Release Train Engineer PDF Certificate and Digital Badge within 5-7 working days. 

SAFe 5 Release Train Engineer Exam

The SAFe Release Train Engineer certification exam is a closed-book test taken online.     

The test comes with 60 multiple-choice questions, which you must answer within 120 minutes.  

You must get 45 out of 60 questions right to pass the SAFe 5 Release Train Engineer exam.     

Once you complete your three-day course, you will receive a welcome email from Scaled Agile, Inc. This email will contain the link redirecting you to the exam page.  

No, you will have a time limit of 120 minutes and will not be able to pause the test. In case you accidentally close the window, you will be able to reopen it immediately. If you lose the internet connection or access to the test for an extended period, you will have to reach out to support@scaledagile.com.   

There is no re-evaluation for the exam. However, if you fail, you can retake the exam.    

Yes, the first exam attempt is included as a part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of SAFe RTE class completion.   

  • Each subsequent retake attempt costs $50.  
  • The second exam attempt (first retake) can be made immediately after the first attempt.   
  • The third attempt requires a 10-day waiting period, and the fourth attempt requires a 30-day waiting period.   

 For more details, read Exam Retake Policy

SAFe® 5 RTE Workshop Experience

The SAFe Release Train Engineer workshop is delivered through our immersive learning experience platform via live and interactive instructor-led training sessions. Get all your doubts cleared from the SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), an experienced practitioner.  

The conventional in-person SAFe 5 Release Train Engineer training from Scaled Agile, Inc. (SAI) is typically delivered over three days. The online course is divided into several classes of shorter hours, unlike the in-person class, which consists of 3 courses with 7 to 8 hours-long sessions. The class size is capped at 30 so that students gain a better learning experience. The participants and our trainers can virtually collaborate with the help of a webcam tool.  

Our SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs) are:     

  • Professionals licensed by Scaled Agile, Inc. to teach the official curriculum     
  • Masters in SAFe who have immense experience in leading, applying, coaching, and implementing the SAFe    
  • Skilled in SAFe framework and Agile software development     
  • Subject matter experts and experienced practitioners who are active in software development and local Agile communities, along with the broader global SAFe and Agile movements.   

Our SAFe Release Train Engineer course focuses on engaging interactions. Most of the class time is dedicated to fun exercises, lively discussions, and team collaboration, all facilitated by the SAFe trainer, an experienced Scrum practitioner. The workshop focuses on practical solutions to real-world challenges from decades of experience as SAFe Release Train Engineer, Agile coaches, and Product Owners in Agile environments.  

Yes, your course material will be provided in advance. You will receive an email with a link to set your password a few days before the scheduled course. Once you log in, you will access the study plan and all the course material. 

Finance-related Queries

The certification fee for the SAFe Release Train Engineer certification exam is not charged separately. Once you enroll for the SAFe certification training, the exam fee is included in the course fee.

 Yes, the exam fee is included in the course fee.  

Yes, with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee policy, you are assured of the highest quality standards. At ZeoLearn, we strive to ensure that your learning experience with us is devoid of reproach. However, if your expectations are not met for any reason, we will refund the course fee per our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee policy.  

Yes, you can switch your start date with prior notice of at least 24 hours, subject to availability in the desired batch.  

Yes, you could pay the course fee in 2 to 3 installments. For more information, you can reach out to support@zeolearn.com

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