Exam Study Guide: ARCH (6.0) – SAFe® for Architects

Exam Study Guide: ARCH (6.0) – SAFe® for Architects


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Exam Format

  • Questions are structured in a multiple choice, single select format
  • Exams are timed and the timer is displayed once questions are presented
  • Exams will be submitted when the timer ends, regardless of the number of questions answered
  • Scores are calculated by the number of correctly answered questions
  • Unanswered questions will be marked as incorrect
  • “Submit” button ends the exam and a score will be calculated

Practice Test Format

  • Format reflects the same number of questions, level of difficulty, timebox, and domain areas as the exam
  • Unlimited attempts
  • Passing the practice test does not guarantee passing the exam and is provided as a preparation resource

Details are subject to change at any time

Duration90 minutes
Number of Questions45
Passing Score71%
DeliveryWeb-based, closed book, no outside assistance
AccessLearning Plan (after course completion)
CostFirst attempt included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion
Retake Fee$50; $250 for SPC
Retake PolicyFirst retake – May be taken immediately after the first failed attempt. Second retake – May be taken 10 days after the first retake.Third retake – May be taken 30 days after the second retake. All subsequent retakes require a 30-day wait.
Agile Architecture and SAFe (5-7%)Identify attributes of Agile ArchitectureExplain the SAFe Architect role and associated responsibilitiesDemonstrate collaboration with other Enterprise rolesArchitect using SAFe PrinciplesLesson 1
DevOps and Release on Demand (9-13%)Promote a DevOps cultureDemonstrate flow of value through the CDPArchitect for continuous explorationArchitect for continuous integrationArchitect for continuous deploymentRelease on DemandLesson 2
Architecture with Business Value (31-35%)Demonstrate how Strategic Themes, Portfolio Canvas, and Portfolio Vision influence architectureUse Value Streams to support the businessDemonstrate how ARTs and Solution Trains deliver valueAlign architecture to Enterprise strategyEvolve the Solution PortfolioContribute Enabler Epics to the Portfolio KanbanCoordinate across Value StreamsAlign Solution Vision with Strategic Themes and Solution ContextContribute to Solution IntentManage quality with NFRs and the Lean QMSContribute to roadmapsLessons 3,4 and 8
PI Execution (34-38%)Prepare for PI PlanningContribute to PI PlanningContribute to Management Review and Problem-SolvingContribute to Solution post-PI planningGuide architecture and continuous deliveryPrepare for Iteration Reviews and System and Solution DemosImprove through I&ALessons 5, 6, and 7
Leading during a Lean-Agile Transformation (11-15%)Demonstrate attributes of a Lean-Agile leaderDemonstrate how to lead the transition to Agile architecture during a transformationDevelop an action plan to support the organization’s transformationLesson 9