Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Certification Training in Dammam

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CSM Training in Dammam offered by StarAgile is designed to offer a detailed overview of the Scrum framework. The Certified Scrum Master can handle Agile Project Management in a well-versed manner as the CSM Certification course deep dives into all scrum concepts with examples. The Scrum Master Certification course is a two-day training covering all Scrum methodologies and their implementation which widely opens the career horizon in several business models.

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Reasons to do CSM Certification Training


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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This Is One Of The Best Training I Have Attended So Far

This is one of the best training I have attended so far. I have attended Certified scrum master training.The way the trainer progressed the class is very much interesting and activity based. we don’t require any other preparation for certification if we listened the 16 hours class. I really got to experience scrum learning without any ppts or books. This is such a wonderful learning experience and since the training is purely activity based you will not forget any thing that was thought about scrum during the session . Thanks for this wonderful session and wish you take more training from StarAgile



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The Trainer Knew What Exactly Is Needed To Be Successful Scrum Master

The trainer knew what exactly is needed to be successful scrum master. He cleared all my doubts and basic questions during the session held. I am really glad to attend that session for CSM. It was really very very much needed for me.Thanks a lot


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I Have Really Enjoyed The Sessions

I have really enjoyed the sessions. It was very informative. Full of activities, breakout rooms where I get to discuss things with other participants. I like the teaching style. The trainer was patiently answering all the participants questions and was able to clear our doubts. It's totally worth of my time to attend these valuable sessions. I appreciate I get to learn it from StarAgile.



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In The Beginning I Was Little Skeptical About How The Overall Session Is Going To Be

In the beginning I was little skeptical about how the overall session is going to be. It was worth every single penny in the end. I would recommend this training for anyone who is willing to pursue as a scrum master. It was a very intense 4 day training. Lot of things were covered in this 4 day training. On a high note, go through all the materials which will be send when you sign up for the class. Overall it was a great session.



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CSM Certification and Training FAQ's

What certification will I receive after completing the CSM training in Dammam?

You will obtain a CSM certification from Scrum Alliance after successfully completing the CSM training in Dammam and clearing the test. You will also receive 2-year membership from Scrum Alliance.

Why should I register CSM training in Dammam with StarAgile?

StarAgile is one of the leading CSM training institutes in the country. We have a staunch experience in offering training programs to over 10,000+ professionals with a 100% passing track record.

Who is Certified Scrum Master?

Certified Scrum Master is basically a servant-leader for the Scrum team. A Scrum Master is responsible for supporting and promoting Scrum implementation by helping everyone understand the theory, practices, values, and rules associated with Scrum.

Why CSM training in Dammam is in high demand?

Scrum Certification in Dammam offers professional detailed knowledge of Agile development process and garner them the skills to work efficiently with a team. Along with strengthening the skills of professionals, it also helps them obtain a better pay package. Certified Scrum Masters are in high demand as they are able to understand the process better than rest of the individuals in the team.

Career benefits by doing CSM Certification in Dammam?

Scrum certification in in Dammam focuses on the prominence of ‘self-organization’ that helps professionals avail many benefits that include:- Efficient participation in team activities while ensuring a sense of ‘self-organization’ Being self-motivated in order to offer maximum productivity. Development of an organized and productive work environment that facilitate both individual and company growth. Enabling professionals to work in a streamlined and organized environment.

What skills does CSM Certification in Dammam offer?

Scrum training in in Dammam programs allow professionals to understand how to efficiently work with a team. Furthermore, it allows managers to become better coaches, enhance communication skills, and mitigate risks in order to deliver a successful project.

Who should take this CSM Training in Dammam?

Anyone can take Scrum Certification training course in in Dammam and strengthen their skills and career opportunities. Generally, CSM training is taken by project managers, coders, product owners, developers, testers, architects, program managers, delivery managers, QA lead, etc.

Who is eligible for Scrum Master Certification in Dammam?

There is no specific qualification experience required to obtain the CSM training in Dammam. Professionals simply have to attend a 2-day CSM training in in Dammam from a certified Scrum trainer and clear the online CSM exam.

Does StarAgile provides Scrum Master Certification dumps?

According to ScrumAlliance guidelines we shouldn’t share any dumps other than CSM workbook and pre-class reading material.

What is the certification process for CSM Training in Dammam?

The process starts with professionals enrolling in a 2-day training program. Training must be provided by certified Scrum trainers. Professionals can take the online CSM exam anytime within 3 months of the completion of CSM training in Dammam. The results are immediately displayed on the screen and, after passing, candidates can download the certificate from their Scrum Alliance profile.

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
INR 6.5 to 7.5 Lacs
INR 8.5 to 14.5 Lacs
USUSD 80 K to 105 K
USD 105 K to 120 K
Euro35K to 55K
Euro 60K to 75K

What is the exam pattern for Scrum Master Certification in Dammam?

It is an online exam that comes with 50 multiple choice questions that candidates have to complete in an hour. They are not allowed to pause the test or skip any question and revisit it later. To pass the exam professionals must get at least 37 answers correct (74%).

Till how long CSM Certification is valid?

The CSM certification is valid for 2 years. Post this, professionals have to renew their certificate by paying USD 100 to Scrum Alliance.

How long does it take to become a certified Scrum Master?

Yes, a 2-day CSM training in Dammam is enough to appear in the CSM exam. Moreover, with StarAgile, professionals obtain training from experienced and qualified trainers who can thoroughly complete the entire certification process in two days.

Payment Procedure?

Payment can be made via debit or credit card, wallet, or net banking.

Is Scrum Certification fee included in the CSM training fee?

Yes, the CSM training fee includes CSM exam as well as certification fee.

Can someone take CSM certification exam without training?

According to the mandate issued by Scrum Alliance, individuals must take 2-days CSM training in in Dammam to obtain CSM certification.

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

With the 2-year membership, you can enjoy free access to the entire community of Scrum Alliance. You can share your views, get an opinion, or even share your articles on the website.

What is next after CSM certification?

CSM certification opens many prolific career opportunities to the professionals. Individuals have the scope of becoming Scrum Master, Project Manager, Product Owner. Also, professionals can plan for advanced level certifications like A-CSM, PMI-ACP, CSPO or SAFe Agilist 4.6 training and certifications.

What is 100% Money Back Guarantee?

StarAgile is one of the leading CSM training institutes that offer students Scrum training from certified and experienced trainers. We have a 100% passing track record and offer 100% refund if you fail to clear the test. The refund is initiated within seven working days.

How should I renew my CSM Certification?

Visit the Scrum Alliance website and log in to your profile. Fill in the necessary details and accept the license agreement. Go to the certification dashboard and click on ‘Action’. There you can renew your certification by paying the fees.

How many attempts do I have to pass the CSM Certification exam?

You get two attempts in a single course period. For the third attempt, you will have to pay an additional fee of USD 25. Moreover, if you fail to pass the exam on the third attempt, you will have to take the training program again

How long does it take to receive CSM exam results?

After completing the online exam, you are shown the result on your screen immediately.

Does Scrum Alliance offer online classes for CSM certification?

Scrum Alliance does not provide online classes. They simply recommend the professionals to take a 2-days in-person training by certified Scrum trainer.

What are different levels in Scrum Certification?

There are three levels in Scrum certification:
First – CSM (Certified Scrum Master)
Second – A-CSM (Advance – Certified Scrum Master)
Third – CSP (Certified Scrum Professional)

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.

Scrum Education Unit or SEU is a continuing education credit required to get Scrum Alliance. The SEU requirements and renewal fees will go into effect on February 4th, 2019 in the following manner: -

Certification (Two-Year Term)
SEUs Required
Fee Per Term
Foundational : CSM®, CSPO®, or CSD®
Advanced: A-CSMSM or A-CSPOSM
Professional: CSP®-SM, CSP®-PO, or CSP®
PDU stands for Professional Development Unit, which is another continuing education credit that is necessary for the renewal of the Professional Management Institute(PMI) certification.

Does StarAgile offers CSM Training on weekends in Dammam ?

Yes, we offer CSM Training on weekends in Dammam and on special request we also conduct weekday batches.

What does registration fee include?

The registration fee covers study material, training, exam fee, certification fee and 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance.

CSM Certification & Exam FAQ's

What is the passing score for Scrum Master certification in Dammam?

Candidates must get a minimum of 37 questions correct from the 50 questions (74%).

Do You Provide Any Practice Test As Part Of the CSM Course?

The practice exams are updated regularly and feature the most recent trends and information, which will help you stay on track to take the Scrum Certification examination.

How many PDUs will I get after CSM training?

You can earn 7 PDUs a day which means you can earn up to 14 PDUs in a two-day CSM training.

How to apply for the CSM Exam?

Once you complete your CSM course, we will be helping you to apply for the CSM Exam.

How much experience do you need to be a Scrum Master?

A bachelor's degree in computer science or similar discipline is required. Scrum master experience of 1-3 years, preferably in software development using CSM, is favored.  

CSM certification cost in Dammam?

The CSM certification cost in Dammam doesn’t differ much from institute to institute. An established institution charges around INR 449-USD for a Scrum Master Certification course.

From which certification body would I receive Scrum Master certification?

You will obtain the CSM certification from Scrum Alliance.

What is the cost for CSM certification renewal?

The Cost of scrum master certification renewal is $100.

What is the process for Scrum Master Certification renewal?

For renewing Scrum Master Certification, log in to your Scrum Alliance profile. Go to ‘Settings’, then click on the ‘certification dashboard.’ Once you do that, select ‘Actions’ and click on the renewal link and pay the renewal fee of USD 100 via the payment modes offered.

Scrum Master Certification validity?

CSM certification is valid for two years from the date of completion of the exam. Post this duration, you have to request for renewal by paying USD 100 per two years

How do I download the CSM Certificate after completing the examination?

Once you pass the exam, you will receive a mail wherein you have to accept certain terms and conditions. Post that, you have to fill relevant information that has been requested and print your certificate.

Can I retake the Scrum Master Certification Exam if I fail in the first attempt?

Yes, you can take the CSM exam again if you don’t pass it on the first attempt. However, you will have to pay an additional fee of USD 25 in order to retake the CSM exam for third time.

Eligibility Criteria for CSM certification in Dammam

There are no specific eligibility criteria for CSM certification in Dammam. However, it is recommended for applicants/professionals to have a basic knowledge of the Scrum framework and methodology.

How much is the exam cost/fees for CSM certification in Dammam?

There are no separate charges for exam, CSM training in Dammam amount includes certification charges also and training fee is 449-usd per individual.

Is CSM Certification in Dammam online and open book examination?

CSM Certification in Dammam is an open book examination that has to be completed within 60 minutes.

Can I pause the CSM exam for some time and resume it later?

Yes, you can take breaks in between but your overall time allotted for the exam will be affected. You can also revisit any question and change the answer until you click the exam submit button.

What is the duration for the Scrum Master Certification exam?

You have to complete the CSM exam within 60 minutes. Additionally, you must take the exam within three months of completing the training course.

Is Scrum Master Certification online or paper-based exam?

Scrum Master Certification Bangalore is an online exam that you can attempt via a PC, laptop, smartphone, or tablet

What is the pattern for Scrum Master Certification exam questions?

CSM exam is a free online test that can be taken multiples times. The exams consist of 50 multiple choice questions that the candidates have to answer in 60 minutes. Individuals cannot pause the test and are allowed to take breaks but the test time will be reduced by the amount of the break duration.

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

What is the exam process for Scrum Master Certification in Dammam?

To obtain Scrum Master Certification in Dammam, you have to attend a two-day of CSM training course in in Dammam provided by a certified Scrum trainer. Post the training, you can take a mock test before applying for the main CSM exam.

What is the CSM training cost in Dammam?

The overall cost for CSM certification training in Dammam would be approximately USD-449  (including the exam fee as well). However, reach StarAgile team to avail discounts.

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Can someone take CSM exam without attending CSM training?

Professionals are required to take an in-person two-day CSM training in in Dammam with a certified scrum trainer from Scrum Alliance in order to be eligible for the CSM exam.

Additional FAQ's

What are the 5 Scrum Values?

The 5 Scrum Values are




4.Respect and


What Are The Major Difference Between CSM Certification and PSM Certification?

Scrum Alliance offers Certified Scrum Master (CSM) on one level, and Scrum.org offers Professional Scrum Master (PSM) on two levels. While CSM is a servant leader, PSM is a deeper understanding of Scrum principles. Also, PSM certification has lifetime validity, but is more difficult as the passing mark is 85%. While the CSM certification is easier to pass with a 74% score but needs renewal every two years.

What Is The Relation Between Scrum And Agile?

Agile and scrum are related but not the same; Scrum is a specific Agile methodology used to facilitate a project. Agile is a project management philosophy that employs a core set of values.

Which Certification Is Best for Agile?

StarAgile's CSM Certification is the best as it helps an individual achieve full competency in Scrum methodology with live Projects, Role Plays, Simulations & Games.

How Do I Become Scrum Master Certified?

Collect information about Scrum and prepare yourself to enroll for the StarAgile's CSM Training Course. Then you will have to pass the exam to become a Certified Scrum Master.

How Do I Become a Scrum Master With No Experience?

Inexperienced Scrum Masters can start by applying scrum principles to personal situations, like planning an event or re-decorate your home. Join a local agile group or attend agile seminars to widen your network. Get yourself the necessary skill set by joining certification courses.

Are Scrum Masters in Demand?

There is a demand for Scrum Masters throughout the world because companies across industries are gearing up their software development process to adapt to agile principles. 

How hard is CSM certification?

CSM certification is not much difficult to pass. The CSM exam is administered by Scrum Alliance, which consists of multiple-choice questions. You need to correctly answer at least 74 percent of the questions within 1 hour to pass the test.

Is Scrum Master a good career path?

Yes, Scrum Master is a good career path. If you are already a project manager or an agile coach, becoming a Scrum Master is a logical next step. However, if you are new to agile, first become familiar with the basics of agile before pursuing a career as a Scrum Master.

Can I be a Scrum Master without a degree?

It depends on the specific organization and its requirements. Some organizations may require a degree for the Scrum Master role, while others may not. If you want to be considered for a Scrum Master position without a degree, you must highlight your skills and qualities.

Can I learn Scrum without agile?

Yes, you can learn Scrum without agile. However, it is important to understand that Scrum is based on the agile methodology, so if you want to use Scrum in your project management process, it is recommended that you also learn agile.

How do you become Scrum certified?

Becoming a Certified Scrum Master is not difficult, but it does require training and effort. Follow these three steps, and you can become a Scrum Certified Master:

  • Understand the Scrum Framework.
  • Attend a Scrum Master Training Class or Workshop.
  • Pass the Scrum Master Certification Exam.

Is this a live CSM training or will I watch pre-recorded videos?

StarAgile provides 2 days of online live CSM training in which you can meet the trainer online and discuss. However, you will get access to view the pre-recorded videos as well, post the training and you can use this to prepare for the exam.

Do You Provide Any Course Material for CSM Certification?

Yes, Pre-class reading materials and workbooks are provided by the StarAgile institute for CSM Certification. Assignments are provided after each module.

Is Scrum Master a management position?

Yes, the scrum master is a management position but not in a traditional way. What scrum master does is manage the scrum process. Scrum Master role includes being accountable for how different stakeholders in the organization utilize scrum. He is responsible for how the scrum is performed and understood. If you want to understand roles and responsibilities of a scrum master attent Scrum Master Certification in Dammam.

What are the Scrum Tools?

The scrum tools are the software applications that are used by the project managers to manage the scrum projects. There are various Scrum Tools like Jira available in the market, you can choose the one that suits your projects and has a lot of advantages. Attend a training to know the best tool and right way to use it in your projects. 

What do Scrum Masters do all day??

The Certified Scrum Master plays varied roles such as a Scrum Master, as puppet master, as a team member, as a clerk, as a coach, as an expert, as an organizer, and as an advisor. The responsibilities of the Scrum Master are supporting the development team to develop the best software, help the project owner with his responsibilities to do the budgeting, resource management, and project backlog activities, and to the organization to adopt the Scrum responsibilities throughout the organization. 

How is Scrum Alliance different from other certifying bodies?

The Scrum Alliance was founded by Schwaber and Sutherland after they declared their Agile Manifesto. Scrum Alliance has become one of the best accreditation bodies for Scrum Master Certification or CSM. It ensures that the candidates take at least 16 hours of training before they take the CSM exam. They have both in-person and online modes of the exam as well. The cost is between USD 800 to USD 1300 per person. The exams are structured and follow the syllabus prescribed by the Scrum Alliance. The certification is valid for 2 years and can be renewed with USD 100 and 20 Scrum Education Units (SEU). Scrum Alliance has approximately 56,000 registered members globally.

What are the different Scrum master certifications available?

The various scrum master certifications available are 

  • Professional Scrum Master (PSM) from Scrum.Org
  • Certified Scrum Master (CSM) from Scrum Alliance
  • Licensed Scrum Master (LSM) from Scrum Inc
  • Agile Scrum Master (ASM) from EXIN
  • SAFe Scrum Master Certification from Scaled Agile Inc

How Scrum Master helps the team?

Scrum master is the coach in every team and he helps them organize the work. Further guides those to work cross-functionally. Also, provides support to the team in building fine product by doing away with all differences between them and in the process.

Can Scrum Master be part of the Development Team?

Developers play a critical role in building the product. The scrum master must take a team along and protect them. Both are time-consuming and prominent responsibilities. It is good to have them individually. However, a developer can wear the scrum master hat if he thinks he can manage and also contribute a little less on the development side when other developers can cover for the rest. To know more about scrum master roles and responsibilities attend CSM training in Dammam.

Can Scrum Master and Product Owner be the same person?

A product owner should focus on the product itself. A scrum master should have an overall view of the team. Therefore, it is not always good to let the same person play both the roles as both holds individually huge responsibility.

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Why Scrum Master is important ?

Scrum Master leads the team in Scrum by helping all team members understand the working of it. They guide all members and allow them to enhance their technical skills in any way they feel comfortable with. The Scrum Master plays the role of an arbiter during every conflict that occurs both externally and internally to protect the team and the project delivery.

Who can be a Scrum Master?

Any individual with people management skills and one who can manage the process is the best fit for becoming a scrum master. If one can attend training and get CSM certification they will well qualify to become a scrum master. This means that any of the individuals listed below can become a scrum master. 

• Project Managers 

• Product Managers 

• Software Developers

• Software Testers

• Business Intelligence Engineers

• Program Managers

Who is a Scrum Master in agile?

The person who leads the scrum team by owning the responsibility to champion the project is the scrum master. Scrum Master leads the entire team including the product owner and provides them with all the required directions to complete the project. They make sure that the team abides by the agile best practices.

Which Scrum Master Certification is best?

Certified Scrum Master (CSM) is the initial certification when you want to play the role of the scrum master. Certified Scrum Master is the best certification offered by StarAgile and is interactive, hands-on, online training offered to provide knowledge about the scrum process and to become a scrum master. Attend Certified Scrum Master Training in Dammam organized by StarAgile and become Certified Scrum Master.

Can a Scrum Master become a Project Manager?

Some of the project manager's roles are taken by different roles when the project is shifted from waterfall to agile methodology. Scrum master roles are different and extensive than the role of the project manager. The scrum master cannot be a project manager and a project manager cannot be a scrum master their roles are completely different. Here the project manager may handle more projects at a time and the scrum master usually handles only one project.

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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. 

Agile and Scrum 

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.


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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