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Overview of CSPO Exam

by StarAgile

March 13, 2020
Category Product Owner


Scrum is a widely used framework by top software developers due to the convenience it offers in making products. The CSPO certification is suitable for individuals who are more inclined towards pursuing the business side of software building. It is essential to know the entire process and how it is useful to get certified as a product owner. Along with this, it is helpful to learn what this certification involves since Scrum is considered to be a better alternative to Waterfall methodology, that is comparatively outdated. It is highly convenient for the user, and this has resulted in an increased demand for CSPO Certification holders. 

Overview of CSPO Certification

Considering the growing need for software developers and product owners to upgrade their skill set, StarAgile has crafted an easy to grasp and flexible course for candidates to receive their CSPO certification.

CSPO Exam Fees

Candidates need to attend a two-day training program. During this training, they are familiarized with the Scrum framework through interactive classroom sessions, one-on-one communication methods, educational games and role-play sessions. They are instructed by Certified Scrum Trainers or CSTs that are among some of the best and most experienced in their field. Candidates receive their certification soon after the completion of their training.

The course cost includes a two-year membership of Star Alliance and the candidates also receive 16 PDU and 16 SEU credits. The course is offered in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Delhi, Trivandrum and Dubai.

The following table gives a brief overview of the cost of CSPO certification in different countries across the world :

Country
Currency
Training Cost
India
INR
20000-30000
USA
USD
1000-2000 
Australia
AUD
1000-1200
UK
GBP
800-1000
Canada
CAD
1000-1500

Renewal cost

For most cases, the certification renewal cost is $100 every two years along with 20 SEUs. There is no exam re-take cost as there is no CSPO exam.

Product Owner Certification

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

1) What does my job entail after receiving a CSPO certification?

Being a product owner will help you be a part of the entire process from scratch. A significant portion of your work will include envisioning the product, prioritizing tasks, being a mediator between the customers and the shareholders and working on customer feedback. You have to make sure that your product is financially viable and can succeed economically. To do this, you will be defining the product road map, updating it and thus scheduling timely product releases. It helps if you have an inclination towards management and business handling along with a knack for risk management. 

2) What are the types of companies I get to work with as a Certified Scrum Product Owner?

Your primary clientele includes companies like IBM, Microsoft, Standard Chartered Bank, Viacom, Tata Power, Honeywell, L&T Infotech, KPMG and WeWork.

3) Do I have to appear for a CSPO exam to receive my certification?

As far as the CSPO certification is concerned, no exam is to be given. Going through the two day training process alone will earn you 16 PDUs and 16 SEU credits. Soon after the completion of your training, you will receive your certificate. 

4) What will be my average salary after being a product owner?

The average salary for a product owner is around 2m INR per year. Investment in this course is extremely beneficial since the cost can be recovered within no time. The salary also depends on the work experience and the company.

5) What are some other courses I can pursue to enhance my knowledge of Scrum?

Some other courses offered by StarAgile include Certified Scrum Master (CSM) and Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) that will make you an asset for your client. Individually, all these courses will add to your knowledge and polish your skills in terms of the Scrum framework.

6) How much effort does it take to get the CSPO Certification?

Since there is no CSPO exam, the most importance should be given to the 2-day training that is available. If one puts proper efforts during the training it is easier to get the certification. 

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