SAFe Release Train Engineer with RTE certification
Facilitate and enable end-to-end value delivery through Agile Release Trains (ARTs) - and learn how to build a high-performing ART through servant leadership and coaching - by becoming a SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer (RTE).
During this three-day course, gain an in-depth understanding of the role and responsibilities of a Release Train Engineer (RTE) in the SAFe enterprise. Through experiential learning, examine the RTE role in a Lean- Agile transformation. Learn how to facilitate ART processes and execution, coach leaders, teams, and Scrum Masters in new processes and mindsets. Explore how to prepare, plan, and execute a Program Increment (PI) planning event, the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization.
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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- RTEs and Value Stream Engineers (VSEs)
- Program and project managers
- Scrum Masters
- Leaders and managers
- Agile coaches
- SAFe Program Consultants (SPCs)
After this course, you know:
- how to lead programs and large solutions in a SAFe organization.
- how to apply Lean-Agile knowledge and tools to release value.
- how to foster relentless improvement.
- how to build a high-performing ART by becoming a servant leader and coach.
All are welcome to attend the course. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification exam:
- Have participated in at least one ART and one PI
- Hold at least one current SAFe certification
Preparation for the SAFe RTE course
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SAFe Release Train Engineer with RTE certification - Course Content
The training is based on the version 5.1 (the latest)
This three-day course prepares attendees for the SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer (RTE) Certification exam.
In the SAFe® RTE course, you’ll 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.
SAFe RTE course content
- Exploring the RTE role and responsibilities
- Applying SAFe Principles
- Organizing the ART
- Planning a Program Increment
- Executing a Program Increment
- Fostering Relentless Improvement
- Serving the ART
- Continuing Your Learning Journey
SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) certification examination
- This training prepares you for SAFe® 5 Release Train Engineer Exam
- You must attend all days of the course in order to be eligible for the exam
- You take the exam using your own computer any time within 30 days of the training, only internet access is needed.
- Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion
- Exam Format: Multiple Choice
- Exam Delivery: Web-based; closed book, no outside assistance, timed
- Exam Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 5 RTE course
- Exam Duration: Once the exam begins, you have 120 minutes to complete the exam
- Number of Questions: 60
- Passing Score: 45 out of 60 (75% passing score)
- See SAFE RTE sample questions
Attendees who pass the SAFe Release Train Engineer (RTE) exam will receive:
- Certified SAFe® Release Train Engineer PDF certificate
- Certified SAFe Release Train Engineer digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
- One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the RTE Community of Practice
- Access to Meetup groups and events that connect you with other SAFe Certified Professionals
- Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey
The training material is in English. The training is run by using official material provided by Scaled Agile, Inc.