Module 10 - The AgileSHIFT Exam


AgileSHIFT Online Learning

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Preparing for the exam

Course Description 

The final module provides guidance on the structure, format and scoring mechanisms of the AXELOS AgileSHIFT examination. It also contains a full mock examination that replicates the structure of the examination and a study guide containing summaries of all key learning points included in the AgileSHIFT course 


Learning Objectives 

The objectives of this course are to provide you with and understanding of: 

  • How the AXELOS AgileSHIFT examination is structured 
  • The types of questions in the examination 


It also contains a full mock examination that replicates the structure of the AgileSHIFT examination and a study guide containing summaries of all key learning points included in the AgileSHIFT course.  


Intended Audience 

The target audience for the AgileSHIFT qualification is any employee of an organization that intends to adopt AgileSHIFT. This includes people who will become champions of the new working practice and employees from any part of the business who will contribute to the incremental improvements that will make up the wider change the organization requires. 



There are no specific pre-requisites to study the AgileSHIFT course or for entry to the examination.  



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This final module is all about preparing you for the AgileSHIFT exam. It will explain how the exam works and then point you to the other resources in the module – the Course Summary and mock exam – which will help you get ready.  


The exam has 33 multiple-choice questions, each carrying one mark and the pass mark is 60% which is 20 marks. It’s invigilated and lasts for 45 minutes. The exam is ‘closed book’ which means you can’t look at any books, notes or other materials while you’re doing it.  


As I mentioned, it’s a multiple-choice exam with a single correct answer for each question. But there are different question formats: 

  • The simplest type of questions ask you which of the four answers is correct.  


Some are NOT questions.  


Missing questions ask you to select the appropriate word to complete a sentence. 


And perhaps the most difficult type have combination answers.  


The best thing to do is read the question carefully to work out exactly what it’s asking you. 


The AgileSHIFT exam is designed to test all areas of the syllabus. Here you can see how many questions are likely to be asked for each of the learning outcomes, which are broadly equal. 


Here are a few tips to help you in the exam: 


First – don’t panic. Get to the exam center in plenty of time – the last thing you need is to be stressed before you start.  


When you’re answering the questions, take a breath and: 

  • Read the question carefully – ask yourself what it’s looking for; 


Don’t rush in with your first answer, even if it seems right – look for the best answer; 


Only mark one correct answer – there’s only ever one correct answer; 


If you don’t know which answer’s right, try to work out which is the ‘least-worst’ and go with that;  


If you don’t know, guess. There’s no negative scoring so you won’t lose points for a wrong answer; and  


You’ll have plenty of time to complete the questions so find time to review your answers.  


And, of course, make sure you look at the course videos again and try the mock exam so you’re as ready as you can be. 


Before you try the mock exam, have a look at the Key Point Summary. This has all the key messages from each module and you’ll find it useful as a revision guide.  


Then, when you’re ready, have a go at the mock exam. It’s formatted just like the real one with 33 questions to be completed within 45 minutes. Try to take it a couple of times to really get yourself in the right frame of mind for the real exam.  


Good luck! 


About the Author
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Tony has over 20 years’ experience in Business Development, Business Change, Consulting, and Project/Program Management working with public, private, and third sector organizations.

He has helped organizations to design and create processes and procedures to align ways of working with corporate strategy. A highly motivated and detailed solution provider, utilizing a wide range of methods and frameworks to provide structure whilst promoting creativity and innovation.

As a confident and self-motivated professional with excellent communication skills, Tony is able to bring people together and get them working as a team quickly.

Tony is an Agile and Scrum trainer with a vast knowledge spanning IT Systems, Business Change, Program and Project Management. With excellent presentation skills and a solid background, he ensures that all clients gain maximum benefit from his training. He has successfully guided those new to the industry through their initial training, helped experienced staff as they progress in their careers, and worked at the director level advising on best use and practice, as well as tailoring courses to fulfil the exact needs of clients.