Exam Details: RTE - Release Train Engineer

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Duration120 minutes
Number of questions60
Passing score45/60 (75%)
Competency levelAdvanced; Expert, fully competent; can perform tasks with little assistance
Question formatMultiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers)
DeliveryWeb-based, closed book, no outside assistance, timed
AccessCommunity Platform upon completion of the course
Languages offeredEnglish
CostFirst 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 $250

Exam Sections and Percentages


Exploring the RTE role and responsibilities (17%)

  • Connect the RTE Role to SAFe

  • Examine the responsibilities of the RTE role

  • Identify effective RTE behaviors

  • Outline the benefits of being an RTE

Applying SAFe Principles (7%)

  • Correlate SAFe Principles important to the RTE role

Organizing the ART (7%)

  • Identify the attributes of an effective ART

  • Examine Key ART Roles and Responsibilities

  • Identify the responsibilities of the System Team

Planning a PI (20%)

  • Identify preparation activities for the PI Planning event

  • Facilitate Day 1 activities for the PI Planning event

  • Facilitate final PI plan development and commitment

  • Explore facilitation of PI Planning across multiple locations

Executing a PI (27%)

  • Identify key team Iteration events

  • Examine the events and tools needed to manage ART flow

  • Explore metrics used to measure PI execution

  • Prepare and facilitate IP Iteration activities

  • Examine DevOps culture to achieve Release on Demand

Fostering relentless improvement (8%)

  • Explore the three components of an Inspect and Adapt Event

  • Identify self-assessment tools to evaluate the ART

  • Examine systems thinking and Value Stream mapping concepts

  • Examine the Relentless Improvement mindset

Serving the ART (10%)

  • Explore the characteristics of a servant leader

  • Identify facilitation techniques that evolve group dynamics

  • Examine coaching techniques

  • Explore group facilitation techniques

  • Identify the steps to create an ART with a One-Team Culture

Continuing your learning journey (5%)

  • Create a personal RTE action plan

  • Create an ART Improvement Roadmap

  • Commit to the plans