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Certified Scrum Master Certification is an interactive, hands-on practical oriented course designed specifically for increasing your knowledge base on Scrum. CSM Certification training is best for professionals who are eager to deep dive from introductory of Scrum towards the more focused and specific role of becoming Scrum Master. CSM Training is an instructor-led classroom training, from one of the best tutors in the industry has experienced, delivered and implemented the number of projects across the globe.

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  • 2 Days Classroom Training
  • Training by experienced Scrum Alliance Certified Instructors (CSTs)
  • 16 PDUs and SEUs
  • 2nd Day Scrum Alliance Exam & Certification
  • Practical Knowledge with Role plays, Games, Case studies & Simulations
  • Scrum Alliance exam fee included
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  • 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance
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Key Features

  • 2 Days Classroom Training
  • Training by experienced Scrum Alliance Certified Instructors (CSTs)
  • 16 PDUs and SEUs
  • 2nd Day Scrum Alliance Exam & Certification
  • Practical Knowledge with Role plays, Games, Case studies & Simulations
  • Scrum Alliance exam fee included
  • Join 20+ Scrum WhatsApp groups
  • 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance
  • 100% Money Back Guarantee

What is Scrum? What You Will Learn in Scrum Master Training?

In a nutshell, Scrum is a process that allows you to go through a complete development cycle at ease. You can work at your own pace but work towards the organisation goal. Deliver the project on-time but with job satisfaction. Yes, it is a practical way to work on software development by participating in daily stand up meeting, accepting timelines for the sprint, discussing how to improve during the sprint retrospectives and closing backlogs one by one to finally deliver the product as per the customer expectation. -> Scrum looks easy when you see other team working, but difficult when you start implementing. There are roadblocks, criticism, and much more. That’s exactly where Scrum Master training will help. This training will allow you to learn the agile practice in a practical way. You can get involved in activities and create scrum workflow on the go. Discuss a lot with all participants, make charts and estimate backlog in story points. Learn to write user stories for sample projects and also take a quiz to get deeper detail about the scrum and agile concepts.-> In simple words, you will really become a master in implementing scrum methodology in your project. This course will focus on teaching you about how to “be agile” than doing agile. We tune your mindset to start conducting scrum ceremonies, update artifacts, plan scrum and releases.
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CSM Course Advantages

Scrum Advantages for Respective Designations+

People mentioned with the following roles can attend scrum master certification course and get CSM certified. However, it is not limited to only these individual’s and any interested person working on projects can attend this training. Let us see how these people can get benefitted by learning scrum master certification course.

  • Managers: – Manager a person who must get work done from people. This being an expectation from a Manager he/she must be CSM certified. They can understand the entire process to motivate the team to work towards a goal. They will also know how to implement effective scrum meetings and thus can drive the entire team to deliver results making the best use of every individual’s talent.
  • Project Managers: – The difference between the manager and the project manager is a manager attains the level with experience and is a permanent role. On the other hand, a project manager may be selected to manage a particular project. He might pay a different role in other projects as either a scrum master or architect etc. Therefore once he/she attends the CSM training, then they will be able to efficiently to handle the project from requirement gathering till delivery. It is possible to implement all the scrum best practices with the knowledge gained from the training program.
  • Scrum Masters: – He/She is considered to play a key role in scrum projects. Once they get certified they will be able to better act as a coach and not a boss to get work done by the team. They can manage the process and the team’s health in an efficient manner. They can also provide time boxing to limit risk, releasable results and validated learning to the entire team. Scrum certified master can engage with people and lead them to execute the organisation’s vision and purpose.
  • Product Managers: – The product manager (PM) holds the responsibility of talking for the customer. They are responsible to devise a strategy, define features of the product, and create a roadmap for the entire development phase. Holding such responsibilities demand them to obtain CSM certification. With the training program, the product managers can help the team to decide on proper timelines to deliver projects. The product is released and brought to market with the help of the PM. With certification, they can efficiently collaborate the team with the process and bridges all the gaps.
  • Software Developers: – You may wonder why a developer needs to take up the certification program. It is because the CSM certification course will educate developers in detail about the scrum process. It covers with examples about sprint meetings, retrospectives, product backlog etc. The lessons will include all the terminology used in a scrum project. One can get not only familiar with the terms but also will know how to gel as a team for successful delivery. The first thing about a scrum project is, it is an iterative method and it allows everyone to speak their mind. That being the case a scrum certification program will empower each individual to take part in the project to deliver the right product on time.
  • Product Owners: – Product owner is the owner of the product who will know the specification of the product. Also, they will be the decision maker to decide on the deadline, product backlog, user story allocation etc. Without saying it is understood that the CSM certification will add of lot value for a product owner in the scrum project. They will understand that they need not push the team but set possible deadlines and deliverables to let the team complete work without backlogs. Also, the end goal can be achieved without much confusion by implementing the scrum methodology.
  • Software Development Managers: – The main responsibility of the development manager is to deliver a quality product. They are present from the beginning of code architecture until the delivery. The project initiation, plan, design, monitor, control and bring the project to closure. When this person attends CSM training and gets the certification, then the entire project implementation takes a new dimension. They can guide the team to success and make the customer happy
  • Software Architects:- The architects play an extended role in agile projects. They not only understand the requirement, identify the stakeholder, and formulate design but also communicate the architecture to the team and support the developers to understand the structure. Which means architect needs to interact with people unlike in a traditional method they are not people managers. This vast difference in agile methodology demands software architects to go through CSM certification program. They can learn the ways to manage people, make them understand and accept the architecture. If this is done clearly, then there is very less chance for project failure. They can take part in scrum meetings to help team choose and use the best tool to complete work on time.
  • Software Testers:- Usually in a traditional method of software development, the role of a testing team is separate to that of a development team. Also, these testers do not have any say about the process. But, in the agile methodology, both teams work concurrently and also the testing team can suggest during a daily stand up and sprint meetings. When you can complete the Scrum certification course, then you can add value to your project. You will know the process in detail and can tell the team upfront about what is possible and what is not. This will save a lot of time as well as eliminating bugs in the initial stage is possible.
  • Team Leads:- As a team leader you might fight between your team and the management. Yes, the team may not agree to do certain things and the PM will not be ready to hear from you. This is the right time for you to get CSM certified. This will let you understand that there is no boss in the agile projects. Every person is empowered to share their views. You can thus motivate your team to work towards results and allows them to write their concerns and ideas in post-it to discuss during sprint and retrospective meetings.
  • QA Managers:- Unlike testers who only take part in the testing phase, the QA manager must be actively involved in test plan preparation. Scrum method allows changes to be made in the test plan at any phase of the project. Therefore attend CSM training to know how better you can contribute to making a test plan that will help the entire team. You can directly talk to the product owner to explain your concern and make changes in plan across the table. This will let you handle your team effectively and save time as well.


Scrum Advantages+

Scrum methodology offers several benefits including time-saving, cost-effective, team motivation, customer satisfaction etc. Find below the top 6 advantages of using scrum in your projects.

  1. ROI – Every Sprint will have a product release that is incremental when compared to the previous one. Therefore the return on investment happens during every stage and there is no need to wait until the end release as it happens in the waterfall method.
  2. Eminence – As testing happens concurrently with development fixing bugs become easy and the quality of the product is checked iteratively.
  3. Simple Process – Scrum process is simple to understand and follow. The product owner prioritizes the product backlog during every sprint. Each team member accepts the task after understanding the importance. They can share their views in sprint retrospective to take corrective actions. Therefore all are empowered to speak their mind and hence following the process is simple.
  4. Minimal Risk – Everything happens in stages and hence risk losing focus is minimized. This will lead to the development of the right product as described by the customer.
  5. Cost-Effective – Real cost is measured at every stage and allocating budget becomes easy. Also, the cost can be effectively managed as the client will get to see the product at every sprint and once they feel satisfied further processes can be terminated.
  6. Customer Satisfaction – Needless to say, this as the client will take part in each meeting to know the development of the product and can suggest necessary changes. This will make them feel glad.

Who Can Attend CSM Training?

  • Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Manager
  • Software Developers
  • Product Owners
  • Software Development Managers
  • Software Architects
  • Software Testers
  • Team Leads
  • QA Managers

CSM Certification & Exam FAQ's

1. What is Scrum Master Certification training cost ?+

In India, most of the training companies offer a package of minimum 24999 + taxes to provide training including the exam fees. Know more about Scrum Master Certification Cost.

2. From which certification body I would receive Scrum Master Certification?+

You will receive CSM certification from Scrum Alliance.

3. What is the cost for Scrum Master Certification renewal?+

Effective Feb 2019, Scrum Master certification renewal cost is $100 and the certification is further validation for 2 years.

4. What is the process for Scrum Master Certification renewal?+

Login to the certification account with your login credentials and reach the dashboard. Then click on the Action window to renew the CSM certification. You will be prompted to make payment for renewal. Know more about CSM Certification Renewal.

5. Scrum Master Certification validity?+

CSM certification is valid for 2 years from the date of completing and clearing the test.

6. How to download CSM Certification after completing the examination?+

You can view the score immediately after the examination. When you know you cleared, then you can open your profile setting to acknowledge the Licence agreement. Now, your certificate will be ready for printing soon after the contact details field is updated. Access profile from the public link or your private link present in the dashboard on the top right corner.

7. Can I retake the Scrum Master Certification Exam If I fail in the first attempt?+

Upon failing in the first attempt you can appear for the next attempt without paying any extra fees. But, if you miss this attempt also, then you need to pay $25 to take up the third or more attempts.

8. What is the passing score for Scrum Master Certification?+

74% is the minimum score to pass the exam. Which means you need to answer at least 37 questions correctly from the 50 questions.

9. How much is the exam cost/fees for Scrum Master Certification?+

Exam fee is included in training cost. However, the 2-day training is mandate in order to qualify for CSM examination

10. Is CSM Certification online and open book examination?+

CSM certification online and open book examination with 50 questions to be answered in 60 minutes.

11. Can I pause the Certified Scrum Master exam for some time and resume it later?+

Taking a break, pausing, or restarting the test is not allowed for any number of times. Skipping questions for answering later and bookmarking is also possible. You can reach out to any question until you click the submit button to complete the test. Even if you click submit button in haste, still it will show you a warning message and a chance to resume back to test.

12. What is the duration for the Scrum Master certification exam?+

The duration of the exam is for one hour. Within 3 months of completing the training, one must complete the online examination. In case the test window is closed by mistake it can be reopened. But when an internet connection is lost, then reach out to scrum alliance support team to request new test set up.

13. Is Scrum Master certification online or paper based exam?+

It is an online examination to be taken for one hour using a PC, Laptop, Tab and Mobile.

14. What is the pattern for Scrum Master Certification exam questions?+

Multiple choice online examination with 50 questions to be completed in 60 minutes. There are four versions with the same difficulty level questions. Not all will have to take the same questions.

15. What is the weightage for Scrum Master Certification questions from each domain?+

The CSM exam will contain 50 questions with the percentage coverage on each domain as given below.

CSM Domain
Topics Covered
% of Questions in the test
 Scrum and Agile

Manifesto values and Principles.

Scrum definition and connection with agile

6%
 Scrum Theory
The empirical process, 3 Pillars, Details about iterative and incremental characteristics
6%
 Scrum Values
Five scrum values – How and Why
6%
 Scrum Team
Importance, role, characteristics of the scrum team
20%
 Scrum Master
Scrum master role, service to the organization and the product owner
 22%
 Scrum Events
Purpose of the sprint, sprint planning, daily scrum, sprint review, and sprint retrospective.
20%
 Scrum Artifacts
Purpose of scrum artifacts, Product backlog, Sprint backlog, Definition of Done
20%

16. What is the exam process for Scrum Master Certification?+

Once you decide to get CSM certification, then you need to attend a 2-day training program provided by a certified scrum trainer. Then a sample quiz must be taken to understand the level of training obtained. Then one must do some self-study before giving the actual Scrum Master (CSM) certification online exam. Upon completing the one-hour examination the results can be seen immediately.

17. What is the Scrum Master Certification cost?+

There is no separate charges for certification. Training fee includes CSM certification cost too.

18. Can someone take Scrum Master Certification without training+

No. 2-day 16 hour training program is mandatory to take the test. The training must be provided by a Certified Scrum Trainer from ScrumAlliance. 

19. Eligibility criteria for CSM certification+

There is no specific education or experience required to get CSM certification. However, one must have basic knowledge about the scrum process. Also, they need to have the thirst to learn and implement a new process in software development. One should possess basic knowledge about a scrum team. These can be obtained by reading StarAgile pre-class reading material.

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CSM Certification and Training FAQ's

1. Why should I register with StarAgile?+

Do you want to get trained in CSM from the best training academy? Don’t look any further as StarAgile has experience in offering training to more than 10,000+ professionals. Trainers have more than 18 years experience in teaching agile principles. Interactive training sessions with role play and case studies are provided. Cost effective training and 100% conversion rates. Also, 100% money back guarantee is assured.

2. What is Certified Scrum Master?+

Scrum master plays the role of a facilitator in the agile projects. Anyone can play this role during development but need to obtain the certification. This certification will enable you to understand the agile development process and how to connect the product owner and the team.

3. Why Scrum Master certification high in demand?+

Scrum alliance offers scrum master certification and it is a not for profit membership organisation. The training program exhaustively teaches all details about the agile development process and makes the learner highly proficient. Apart from providing mastery in the skill it also offers more pay package. Certified scrum masters are in demand because they understand the process better than others. Experience blend with certification will earn more respect and one can choose the job they want to.

4. Career benefits by doing CSM Certification?+

Scrum Master Certification benefits:

Adapting agile way of working first requires an agile mindset. This is the first lesson in the certification course. Moving forward you can understand the agile principles, concepts with practical examples. You become through with the learning and take the exam which is objective yet scenario based questions are asked. This will let you think and answer. Once you get the certification you can be sure of becoming a real master in having complete knowledge about the scrum methodology.

These learning when implemented on the job you will be able to better work with the team, deliver quality output and meet deadlines. Your career aspiration gets fulfilled as you will find high paying jobs. Also, you will be honoured and fetches your recognition.

5. What is the average Salary for Scrum Masters?+

Per the latest survey conducted by different portals including Payscale, Glassdoor, Naukri etc the average pay of Scrum Masters across different places are given below.

Annual Salary
2 - 4 Years
5 – 8 Yrs
India
INR 6.5 to 7.5 Lacs
INR 8.5 to 14.5 Lacs
US
USD 80 K to 105 K
USD 105 K to 120 K
Dubai
AED 25K
AED 40K
Sweden
Euro 35K to 55K
Euro 60K to 75K

6. What skills you will learn after CSM Certification?+

You will know the right way to deal with the team. Coaching skill will improve letting you develop the team. Enhanced communication skill which will let you work with both the product owner and the team. Will be able to better explain the team about the process and lead to successful project delivery.

7. Who should take this Certification?+

Project managers, coders, product owners, testers, developers, architects, consultants, program manager, delivery manager, QA lead, business analysts and design members can take this certification. Anyone who wants to understand scrum methodology in the right context can take this certification. All those who want to get quick recognition and move up the career ladder must consider this certification. Both position and money growth can happen in parallel by obtaining this certification.

8. Prerequisites for Scrum Master Certification?+

There is no qualification or specific experience required for taking scrum master certification, However, a 2-day training program from a certified scrum master along with some self-study is required to appear of the certification online examination.

9. Does StarAgile provides Scrum Master (CSM) certification course dumps?+

No, according to the ScrumAlliance guidelines professionals should go through the materials provided by Certified Scrum Trainer from Scrumalliance and we recommend not read any other materials.

10 . Certification Process for CSM Training?+

Identify the right training institute which charges a nominal course fee but provides a high standard of training. Look for the professionals who will train you to get the certification. Check their website and connect with them for know their course fee and all other details including the materials they provide. Register with them and attend training. They will guide to take the test and will help you get the certification.

After 2 day training anytime before 3 months, you can appear for the test. Get results immediately after the test and download the certificate.

ReachUs and we will walk you through the process.

11. Exam Pattern for Scrum Master Certification?+

Exam duration is one hour and there will be 50 questions. You can’t pause the test and resume later. Also, you can skip some questions to visit them back again. You need to give at least 37 correct answers to pass the test and get certified.

12. How many years CSM certification is valid?+

The CSM score is valid for 2 years and after that, you need not take any test but pay USD 100 to Scrum Alliance and renew your certificate for another 2 years. Remember your login credentials which you used for writing the test and that will be valid for renewal as well.

13. Is 2 days training is enough to take up CSM certification?+

Yes, StarAgile has experience and qualified trainers, we will make sure that you can complete the entire certification process in two days. At StarAgile we enroll, train, and get you ready for giving the test on the second day to obtain the certification.

14. What certification will I receive after completing the CSM training?+

You will receive CSM certification from Scrum Alliance after completing the training and clearing the test. You will also get 2 years membership for free from Scrum Alliance.

15. Is Scrum Master Certification fee included in the course fee?+

Yes, the course fee is all inclusive exam fee and certificate fee.

16. Can someone take CSM certification without training?+

No, per the mandate issued by Scrum Alliance two days training program is a must. Certified Scrum Trainer must provide this training that is the only prerequisite for attending the CSM test.

17. What are the benefits of the 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance?+

You get access to reach the entire community when you become a member of the Scrum Alliance. You can share your views, get an opinion, and even contribute articles in the website. In summary, it is an opportunity to learn and share knowledge.

18. What next after CSM certification?+

There are two answers to it one is progression in career another one is what certification next, Let us share our view in both the angles. You have a scope to become a scrum master project manager or product owner with the CSM certification provided you have the experience. You can have a swift growth path as certification has more recognition.

You are now eligible to get SAFe Agilist Certification from Scaled Agile or PMI-ACP certification.

19. What is 100% Money Back Guarantee?+

The confidence that StarAgile has built in the years as a training institute promises the students to get certified after completing the training with StarAgile. With 100% passing track record StarAgile promises 100% refund if you fail to clear the test. You can get the fund refunded within seven working days

20. How should I renew my CSM Certification?+

Click on the link here and login. Complete your profile with contact details and accept the licence agreement. Click on the certification dashboard and from the Actions link you can click to renew the certification. Pay the fees and complete the action.

21. How many attempts do I have to pass the CSM Certification?+

After training you can take the test once and if you don’t clear, then try the second time. This time if you fail, then you must pay USD 25 for the third attempt. If you fail this time then you need to start with the training program again.

22. How long does it take to receive CSM exam results?+

Upon completing the 50 questions in 60 minutes you click submit. You can get the results immediately. If you have cleared the test, then you can complete your profile and get certified at once.

23. Does Scrum Alliance offer online classes for CSM certification?+

No, Scrum Alliance neither offers online classes nor suggests any online classes. They strongly recommend a 2 day in person training provided by the certified scrum trainer.

24. Scrum Master (CSM) Certification levels?+

There are three levels in Scrum Master certification:

First – CSM (Certified Scrum Master)
Second – A-CSM (Advance – Certified Scrum Master)
Third – CSP (Certified Scrum Professional)

Want to know more about Scrum Master Certification Levels.

25. Does StarAgile offers Scrum Master (CSM) certification weekend courses?+

Yes, we offer Scrum Master Certification weekend courses and on special request we also conducts weekday batches.

26. What is SEUs and PDUs?+

SEU stands for Scrum Education Units which is a continued education credits required to obtain certification from Scrum Alliance as given below.

The following SEU requirements and renewal fees will go into effect on February 4, 2019:

Certification (Two-Year Term)
SEUs Required
Fee Per Term
Foundational : CSM®, CSPO®, or CSD®
20
$100
Advanced: A-CSMSM or A-CSPOSM
30
$175
Professional: CSP®-SM, CSP®-PO, or CSP®
40
$250
SEU credit can be obtained by attending the training. Check this link to know how.

PDU is an abbreviation for Professional Development Units which is another continued education credit required for renewal of the PMI (Professional Management Institute) certification. Know more about how to earn PDUs.

27. What does registration fee include?+

CSM registration fee covers study material, training, exam fee, 2 days lunch, Coffee / Tea, certification fee and 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance.

28. Payment Procedure?+

Payment can be made using Credit or Debit card. Wallets or Net banking.


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About Certified Scrum Master Certification


Why Scrum Master Certification high in demand?

Scrum Master Certification will give you the competitive edge in rapidly changing business need. Scrum training or Scrum master certification will turn out to be self-motivated and enable you to accept complex and big responsibilities. The industry is adapting Agile rapidly and Certified Scrum Master are in demand. You can take advantage of this competitive environment by certification and demonstrating your skills as a Scrum Master. By certification, you can prove that you have an agile mindset and core knowledge on agile methodology. Being a Certified Scrum Master enables you to convey yourself in an attractive way to the prospective employer. You can join expert Scrum Community and do networking with Agile coaches and experts and take their advantage to learn and grow your knowledge of best industry practices which indirectly help in applying at your organization and earn you recognition.

Why Scrum Master Certification high in demand?

The popularity of the Scrum Framework has raised demand for Certified Scrum Masters. Scrum Framework is popular for organizations willing to adopt an agile methodology. A survey says that 58-75% of teams following pure Scrum or hybrid Scrum with other agile approaches like XP or Kanban. Scrum framework is popular due to its simplicity. Though its simple, for new teams it is not still easy to adapt. Skilled Scrum Master plays an important role in team success by ensuring that the team is accepting and following the Scrum framework rules and adapting best industry practices and deliver the product in the best effective manner. A Certified ScrumMaster is earning a salary between Rs. 5,00,000 to Rs. 20,00,000 per annum i.e. an average salary of Rs. 11,54,487 per annum. Individual’s knowledge and experience affect pay scale of Scrum Master job with skills Agile software development, Agile Project Management, Scrum and other Agile framework and methodologies.

Who can do this course and how it will advantage them?

Professionals who wish to become a professional Scrum Master, Member of Scrum team and teams who wish to adopt Scrum can take the Certified Scrum Master course. CSM Training and certification can be done by Project Managers and Product Managers

Certified ScrumMaster training will help Project Managers to understand Scrum Master role and responsibilities to Stakeholder, Product Owners, and Scrum Team as Scrum Practice requires strong coloration, work accountability among Scrum team.

Journey to scrum master certification 

An agile framework is gaining immense popularity given its advantages for businesses. To show that one has the capability and understanding to apply and use this framework in practice, one needs to have proper credentials, i.e. a valid certification as a professional.

One such highly coveted certification is that of a Scrum Master. Scrum masters are professionals in huge demand by companies and even specific teams within a company. Firstly, each agile team essentially requires a scrum expert to handle each agile project. Hence, the introduction of any new project in the agile framework requires a scrum master as a human resource. Secondly, the number of such agile projects is increasing at a fast pace, given the proven advantages of agile. Even whole organizations are transforming into the agile framework.

What is CSM scrum

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) is a certification program, offered by an authorized organization. Anyone possessing a certificate of CSM in their name may thus be recognized as professionally qualified scrum masters. This is a useful recognition as the CSM certified professional may even act as a scrum team leader, may later progress to be a scrum trainer, or offer professional consultancy in this field.

This CSM certification course is just the step to become a scrum master. To actually remain to be a scrum master and effectively perform the roles, is a different ball game altogether. This is because the role of a scrum master is complex and multi-dimensional. Of the multiple dimensions, the main role or the crux of all the required tasks is that of explaining the principles and strategies of the scrum to the rest of the team members working on an agile project. In this regard, the scrum master is a trainer of the scrum for the entire scrum team, orienting them towards all basics of scrum, including its principles, norms and regulations, advantages, implementing strategies, etc. Further, the scrum master also has the important role of briefly orienting the rest of the employees too regarding scrum. This brief overview for all is essential so that all understand how the scrum team functions.

The basic requirement to be eligible to carry out these roles is to have the professional certification showing that one is a valid Certified Scrum Master.

What is scrum certification

Scrum Alliance is the authorized body offering one of the best scrum master certifications for a scrum master. This body offers other best scrum certifications too and has a recognized reputation in the business world for the quality and authenticity of its courses. The Scrum Master Certification training is carried out by Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) only. This ensures the quality of the training program, maintaining the brand image of the Scrum Alliance. The Scrum certification in turn is also a detailed process with quality control mechanisms and evaluation processes in-built in the program.

The accreditation procedure incorporates two sections, to be specific; they are the preparation and then assessment. At the point, after completing the preparation you gain certainty as you have aced Scrum system, working technique, and all ideas related to it. With this certainty, you show up for the test to show success and get certified. 

The scrum certification training centers on characterizing the observational procedure and a nitty-gritty prologue to a nimble approach. The philosophy clarification begins with its history, framework, principles, and manifesto. At that point, it includes a complete framework that gives insights about sprint, backlog, standup meetings, products, retrospective, burndown chart, and refinement. It explains about all scrum way of SDLC and portrays appropriated scrum's accepted procedures.

Reasons to get scrum master certificate

Each group needs a pioneer; in any case, there's no association or responsibility. Scrum groups are no special case to the standard. Scrum Masters serve the team, PO, and all the stakeholders. 

Here's a rundown of jobs and capacities that a Certified Scrum Master satisfies: 

  • Can understand how to plan for the product development in an experimental situation 
  • Coaches and leads the entire team and stakeholders to accept Scrum 
  • Ensures that everybody in the group has a strong comprehension of the objectives, extension, and product scope.
  • Facilitates Scrum occasions 
  • Finds strategies to oversee the backlog management 
  • Helps explore the Scrum group through conditions where Scrum is neither completely actualized nor comprehended 
  • Helps the group convey the high-esteem project 
  • Introduces changes that improve group profitability 
  • Provides an idea to the team for handling the work and themselves to work towards delivery 
  • Removes obstacles to the group's advancement 
  • Understands and practices the skills acquired 
  • Works with other SMs in the association to improve generally Scrum adequacy 

As should be obvious by that rundown (and it's not finished!), any able Certified Scrum Master has a difficult, but not impossible task ahead. That is the reason a certificate is such a basic component for any Certified Scrum Master. Just a CSM who has been prepared and affirmed by a licensed organization can effectively deal with the entirety of the requests put on them.

Steps involved in scrum master certification course

There may be several portals offering this certification, but it is essential to choose only an authentic institution so that the final certificate received is valid and accepted by companies. Hence, the first step is to select a service provider. Next, the mandatory two-day training has to be attended and all its requirements, including readings and assignments, need to be satisfactorily carried out. Based, on this training, the participant then has to clear a qualifying examination to become a certified scrum master. This is an online test for which one has to register on the portal of Scrum Alliance. The registration process is simple enough, requiring a few details and setting of own login details. The test performance is considered successful of one score at least 74% in it. On achievement of this score or above, one is awarded the certificate.

Prerequisites for CSM exam

There is no particular qualification or experience required to get certified. Be that as it may, it is essential to have information about the scrum procedure. Likewise, a strong urge for learning and implementing is mandatory. One ought to have essential information about how the scrum team works. These can be acquired by perusing through the web or going to a preparation program with recognized organizations.

CSM course

The scrum training must be given by a CST - Certified Scrum Trainer. The preparation is finished with an example of an online assessment. 

Scrum Alliance CSM certificate is given to make you an SM and confirm that you are a pro in that. The goal of the preparation is to walk each participant through the system of Scrum. It covers all topics in basic agile methodology and Scrum framework making the participant execute scrum. One can comprehend the scrum life cycle and thus can compose a powerful scrum group. Start to finish subtleties is shrouded in the 2-day preparation.

Certified scrum master training online curriculum

The goal of the CSM® course is to show you the basics of Scrum procedures and give you the scholarly instruments expected to execute Scrum. The CSM course educational plan is intended for both growing and experienced undertaking supervisors. The Certified ScrumMaster Syllabus covers the nuts and bolts and paves the way to cutting edge Scrum ideas. 

1. Scrum Basics 

The Certified Scrum Master training acquaints you with the fundamental ideas of Agile and Scrum. It covers the four qualities and twelve standards contained in the Agile Manifesto, and the 5 scrum values. Then it walks you through the 7 agile and scrum objectives as mentioned below 

  1. Introduction to Lean
  2. Facilitation
  3. Coaching
  4. Development Team and how to serve them 
  5. How to serve the PO
  6. How to fulfill company goal 
  7. Scrum Mastery. 

2. Terms used 

The Certified ScrumMaster course educational program will at that point spread the essential ideas and normally utilized wordings. Scrum terms like Burndown, Backlog, Velocity, Poker Planning, Kanban, and daily stand up which are used across the globe is introduced and explained in detail. 

3. Roles and Ceremonies 

You will be acquainted with the ceremonies and 3 key roles of the Scrum framework. The 3 key roles are 

  • PO
  • SM
  • Team 

The artifacts include backlog (product and sprint) and increment.  At last, it likewise comprises of four significant exercises: the everyday standup meeting, sprint retrospective meeting, planning meeting, and review meeting. You will be taken through all other Scrum concepts.

4. Scrum Core Competencies 

The Certified Scrum Master training program will include the subtleties and abilities expected to oversee and inspire a group as the Scrum Master. Further, insights about Agile Practices, rules enforcing, distractions removal, forecasting methods will be taught. 

5. SM Responsibilities 

A Scrum Master can embrace numerous jobs inside an association namely 

  • Team manager 
  • Servant-Leader
  • Motivator
  • Mentor
  • Facilitator
  • Coach
  • Advisor

The strategies for overseeing the work and people could change dependent on duty, and you will be instructed on how to encourage every obligation inside the association. 

The application process to get a scrum certificate

Access to the test is available only after completing the training. Once that is done, one has to register on the portal and create own profile and login details.

Scrum master certification cost

For Indians, the CSM certification cost, on average, is about 25,000 INR. This may vary slightly from institute to institute. This certified scrum master training cost is inclusive of the two-day training, the first attempt of the test as well as the virtual certificate.

Scrum master certification exam

Online test with 50 MCQs to be finished in an hour. 

The scrum master certification online will contain 50 MCQs distributed in the following topics. 

Topic
Questions
Agile and Scrum 
3
Theory
3
Values 
3
Team
10
SM
11
Events
10
Artifacts
10


You need to complete the test in 60 minutes. Post the training you have time for 90 days to prepare. On the off chance that the test window is shut unintentionally, it very well may be revived. If connectivity is lost, then you now need to contact the admin of scrum alliance inc. 

It is possible to take breaks, attend to unforeseen delays, etc. as these get registered on the portal and are not included in the test duration. Skip questions and attend later. You can move back and forth between questions. Regardless of whether you press the submit button by mistake, still it will show you an alert message and provide an opportunity to continue back to the test.

Score 

At least 74% marks are required to successfully clear the test. Since the test has 50 questions of equal marks and weightage, a minimum of 37 of these need to be answered correctly.

Fortunately, it is possible to make a second or even third attempt, if one is unable to successfully pass the exam in one go. These additional attempts are made possible at an additional cost of $25 each, payable on the portal within one’s login page.

Scrum certification online

Being an online and objective test, the scores are available right after the exam for the examinee to see. Hence, one knows the outcome right there. Having cleared the test, one can receive the virtual certificate on the portal itself. For this, one has to login and access their profile, then acknowledge the acceptance of the license agreement. Once this is done, the certificate will be available to the professional.

CSM certificate renewal 

Until 2 years the certificate validity holds good. 

  • Enter in your login using the user name, password that you created in the beginning and arrive at the dashboard. Then reach the action window to restore the confirmation. Check for the payment prompt. 
  • SEU earned must be entered and it should be done after you get the certificate for the first time. Every point you earn will be accumulated within those 2 years. 
  • You can renew even before 180 days before your certificate expiry. 
  • However, you have 3 months given from the date when your certificate expires.

From Feb 2019 onwards, $100 fee charged for renewal and extension of validity. 

CSM certification online training 

In a nutshell, the Certified Scrum Master certification from Scrum Alliance is a professionally advantageous deal, especially due to the following reasons – 

  • Continuous updating of knowledge and skills is a virtue for employees or business professionals, and this is a very relevant and contemporary course.
  • Scrum Alliance promises the highest quality and reliability and chance for interaction with certified Scrum trainers.

You choose us 

We would like to reiterate that at Staragile we can provide you with all guidance and walk you through the CSM certification process. Make a career in agile today by choosing us to train you. 


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