Ultimate DAVSC Study Plan 2023

DAVSC Study Plan

DAVSC Journey

Step 1 & Step 2:


Find a PMI DAVSC Instructor/ Training provider who is cost effective, authentic and provide post training support (Learning Portal, Study roadmap, exam simulator, study group, supplementary notes) until you get your DAVSC.

Complete DAVSC training that runs for 22 – 24 hours. Get a PMI Free account if you don’t have

Step 3:

Submit your DAVSC eligibility application (Ask Instructor for advice)

Ask Instructor to submit DAVSC training completion roster to PMI. You will have one year to schedule your exam after roaster submission


Step 4 & Step 5:

Ask instructor to help you to join DAVSC Community of Practice.
Prepare for DAC exam using suggested resources, see below.

PM Training School’s learning portal for DAVSC practice exams can offer several benefits to PMP aspirants, including:

Here are some benefits of joining PM Training School’s Learning portal:

Realistic Exam Experience

The learning portal provides PMP practice exams that are designed to simulate the actual PMP certification exam.


The learning portal allows learners to access PMP practice exams at their own convenience. Learners can choose the time and place.

Practice and Feedback

The learning portal allows learners to take multiple PMP practice exams and receive instant feedback on their performance.

Step 6 & Step 7:

Schedule your exam. you will have 24 hours to complete after scheduling. Exam is of 40 questions and you need to complete in 90 Minutes. Once passed your are DAVSC Certified!!!

Step 8 & Step 9: 

Maintain your DAVSC by earning 07 PDUs each year.

Stay up-to-date

DAC Certification Journey
DAC Certification Journey

Request Information 

Request for a Certification Course

Choose reputable providers:

Look for PMI-approved training providers or providers with a good reputation in the industry.

DAVSC Learning Resources

dac phase one training

(R1): Participants Guide

dac resources class notes

(R2): PMTS (Supplementary Notes)

DAC Activity Book

(R3): Choose Your Wow

PMI DA Website DAC Resource

(R4): PMI DA website

DA Browser

(R5): DA Browser

PM Training School Logo

(R6): DAVSC Practice
Exam Simulator

DAVSC Certification Training – Workshop Plan



R1: Participants Guide

Total Duration: 22- 24 hours

Brain Busters: Put Your Knowledge to the Test with Our Challenging Certification Practice Exams !

DAVSC Certification – Before Exam Preparation

Complete following activities before starting your DAVSC Prep after the workshop

Step 1: 

Submit your DAVSC Application. Ask your instructor to guide you on how to write an effective exam eligibility application that should be accepted on the first attempt. 

Step 2: 


Reach out to PM Training School support (support@pmtrainingschool.com) for guidance.

Ask for advice at PM Training School Free WhatsApp-based Study Groups

Step 3: 

Ask your trainer to submit the training completion roster.

Step 4: 

  • Ask your trainer to submit your Name to PMI to join PMI’s DAVSC Community of Practice.
  • Download ‘Big Bank’ case study from PMI-DAVSC- CoP. This case study is different and longer than DA Value stream consultant Certification’s ‘Big Bank’ case study.
  • Participate COP meetings and participate in the discussions.

Next Steps:

  • Start your DAVSC Preparation using the below Plan.

Request Information

Request for a Certification Course

Prepare the DAVSC Exam  (14 Days)

Main Resources:

R2: PMTS Supplementary Notes

Resources Reference:

 R3: Choose you Wow Book

 R4: PMI DA Website

 R5: DA Browser

Prepare for DAVSC Exam (Continue)

Next Steps

Resources (R1- R6)

Step 1: Schedule your DAVSC Exam

Schedule your exam at www.pmi.org. Once scheduled, you will have to appear for exam in 24 hours

Step 2: Prepare for exam

  • DAVSC is an open book, non proctored exam. You can use s many resources as you want (Suggested resources R1- R6)
  • Use Two Screens, if possible. You can use one screen for exam and other screen to consult with resources.
  • Try to appear for exam, right after scheduling.

Step 3: Sit for your exam and Become a DAVSC

  • Exam is 90 minutes long and include 40 questions. Once completed and passed you will have the most authentic credential in Value Stream Management (PMI- DAVSC).
  • The exam will have 30 scenario based and 10 Case Study Based questions (Big Bank Case study)

Pro Tips To Prepare for DAVSC Exam


Attend the DAVSC workshop attentively with no compromise on any topic.


Understand the Sequence of the Workshop Lessons.


Always understand and read the content. wearing the hat of an Value Stream Consultant


Know the topics, definitions and terms in each lesson very well.

(1). Key terms: Delays, MBI, MVP, reducing dependencies and value creation structures, Value flow planning, pre-planning, etc.

(2). What are visual controls, Improvement backlog, etc?

(3). Why, when, and Where is improvement backlog used?

(4). Sequence of activities in prep planning and use of Pre Planning 

(5). Who is involved in decision-making?



Make your own precise notes-using R1- R6 (5-6 pages).Refer to the notes often to allow the content summary to sit in mind (This shall help to revise the content at the end)


A deep Study of the Big Bank Case Study.( Stress on each concept)


Make your own notes on the BigBank case study


( e.g. about Big Bank, mergers, Benefits of Merger , Impact on
Mergers , Leadership changes – Two Agile Adaptations ; What
happened in each of the Adaptations ? Why both failed ? Where were these two adaptations targeted ? Why DAVSCi s needed ?
what are the expectations ? What will you do as a DAVSC — Think about different scenarios)

Pro Tips To Prepare for DAC Exam  (Part-2)


Read the DAVSC Study roadmap in detail.


Attend all coaching sessions arranged by your instructor after


    Familiarize yourself with the workshop activities (R1 and Miro Board Links).


      Prepare your customized self-study plan. Validate and peruse.


        Try the 1st Practice exam confident with the content and notes.

        • Find Gaps and Rework the weakness. Fine-tune your notes.
        • Revise only those questions which were not answered correctly.
        • After some time, again attempt Practice Exam 1 and should get a high score(Score > 90 %).

        Try Practice exam 2, and follow above steps


        Try Practice exam 3, and follow above steps


        Now you are ready for DAVSC exam


        Best Practice 1: Completed each practice test in 90 minutes, without any breaks.


        Best Practice 2: Once the Practice Exam score is consistent , schedule the exam. Don’t allow much gap between the study and exam

        Tips & Tricks To Pass
        DAC Exam In First Attempt


        Plan for the DAVSC Exam over the weekend in case your weekdays are busy


        Ensure undivided attention (absolute silence, avoiding phone calls, and distractions from elsewhere)


        Total Questions = 40 and duration: 90 mins (2:15 mins per question)


        Distribution of questions (Scenario Based: 30 Qs, Case study:10 Qs)


        Non-proctored exam — Can use resources (R1- R6).


        Patterns of Question:

        Majority of questions are scenario based.

        Multiple choice answers are also present

        Case Study-based Qs — All situational and lengthy.


        Prepare to face the question with an open Mind from DAVSC perspective. The expectation is to test your coaching skills. e.g. As a DAVSC what will you do? Option 1 or 2? . Both might be correct in some situation but what is applicable in the current situation.


        Don’t spend time on the relatively easier questions, Save time here.


        Avoid navigating back and forth to save time.

        Tips & Tricks To Pass
        DAC Exam In First Attempt (Part – 2)


        Mark no more than 5-6 questions for later review during the exam (Choose the answers even if you have marked them for later review).


        Try to complete the first 30 questions a little faster (60 mins) to save more time for Case study-based questions (30 mins). Don’t panic in case you miss the suggested time box


        Case Study Questions tips and tricks

        Screen splits into two halves during CS-based questions.

        Scenario-based and more lengthy in nature.

        Pattern: What happened? Why did transformation fail? What will you do as DAVSC

        Avoid reading the Case Study during the exam. Be well prepared before the exam.

        CAUTION :

        Never underestimate the question complexity . Majority shall not be straightforward to answer
        Remain focused and confident to reply.

        best of luck

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