Many people believe agile methods and certifications are like oil and water. One is a context-sensitive, adaptive framework; the other is a prescriptive, rigor-based measurement model. Certifying agile methods is like trying to bar-code clouds–a misapplication of quantification in a domain that resists it. Yet if the research organizations are to be believed, there are a large group of people doing it. Here’s the lowdown on what you should know.