SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) Certification Training Course

The two-day training for SAFe Scrum Master certification (SSM Certification) in India imparts an in-depth knowledge of scrum methodologies and their practices in the business world. This course covers the roles and responsibilities of a scrum master, program increment (PI) planning, leading agile teams, and lean portfolio management. The SSM certification offers 16 PDUs and SEUs with a one-year membership to the SAFe community platform. As a SAFe Scrum Master, you can use the techniques to achieve the objectives of projects and add value to your organization.

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  • 2 Days Online / Classroom Training
  • Training by experienced SAFe Practice Consultant
  • SAFe Scrum Master exam fee included
  • One year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Practical Knowledge with Role plays, Games, Case studies & Simulations
  • 16 PDUs and SEUs on course completion
  • Detailed courseware approved by Scaled Agile Inc.
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What You Will Learn in SAFe Scrum Master Certification Training?

Candidates of the SAFe Scrum Master certification (SSM Certification) learn by becoming the scrum servant leaders by accomplishing to build the high-performance agile teams and learn to coach those teams on delivering maximum business significance at scale. SAFe scrum master certified professionals develop the skills for the SAFe implementation by increasing the value to the organization and teams, in turn, understanding and implementing the roles of the scrum master.  

  • Usage of a scrum in the SAFe team and organization
  • Simplify Scrum events
  • Enable real program Iteration execution
  • Actual Program Increment execution Sustenance
  • Provision insistent improvement
  • Coach for maximum business output from Agile teams
  • Provision DevOps application in the teams
  • Presenting Scrum in SAFe
  • Understand and execute the role of the scrum master
  • Plan and Deploy the program increments
  • Making  the program iteration execution
  • Finalizing the Program Increment
  • Mentoring and Training the Agile team
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SAFe Scrum Master Certification Training FAQ's

Career benefits by doing SSM certification?

The career benefits of the SAFe scrum master or the SSM certification are as follows:

  • You can understand and execute the role played by the Scrum Master
  • You can perform program increments and program iterations for your teams and enterprises
  • You have high growth and always in demand in the teams, enterprises, and industry
  • You can learn and contribute to the SAFe community of practice
  • You do the agile scaling and contribute to the scrum development in your teams and enterprises.

What skills you will learn after becoming certified SAFe scrum master?

  • Play the role of the scrum master in SAFe enterprises
  • Understand and execute scrum events
  • Make actual program iteration execution
  • Facilitate continuous improvement
  • Do real program increments execution
  • Do DevOps implementation
  • Derive value from agile teams for maximum business output
  • Coach teams in agile, scale and scrum

For more details: SAFe Scrum Master Skills

What certification will I receive after completing the SAFe Scrum Master training?

First upon completion of the SSM certification training, you will get a SAFe scrum master course completion certificate from StarAgile. Then you must appear for the exam in 30 days to receive SSM certification. 

Why should I register with StarAgile?

StarAgile has a decade long experience in training professionals and has trained more than 10,000+ candidates in various SAFe courses. StarAgile is a training partner for Scaled Agile Inc in providing the SAFe Scrum Master training. The training is given by experienced and certified consultants in SAFe areas. 

Certification Process for SAFe Scrum Master?

One needs to complete the 2 days of SAFe Scrum Master training with Scaled Agile Inc. partners such as StarAgile then attend and pass the examination within 1 month of course completion to become a Certified SAFe Scrum Master.
Also read: SSM Certification Process

What is the payment Procedure for StarAgile SAFe Scrum Master training?

The cost of SAFe Agilist Certification in StarAgile is INR 50k, including GST at 18% and corporate discounts of up to 10%. 

What are the Industries implementing SAFe?

The Scaled Agile Framework for Organizations (SAFe) is now in its sixth version and implemented by over 20,000 businesses worldwide.

Who should take this SAFe scrum master training?

Anyone who wishes can take the SAFe scrum master training (SSM Certification training), however, those who want to implement and scale agile and play the role of scrum master in their team and enterprises are recommended to take this training.

What are the Benefits of Becoming the SAFe Scrum Master?

The Certified SAFe Scrum Master certification demonstrates that you have the knowledge and expertise necessary to lead an Agile team. It will make you a strong competitor.

What is the certification success rate from StarAgile?

StarAgile is an instructor-led classroom with a 100% success record. 

Which is Better CSM or SAFe Scrum Master?

Both CSM Certification and SAFe Certification are career-oriented training programs. SAFe Scrum Master training is at the company level, whereas CSM training is at the team level.

How many SEUs and PDUs will you get from SAFe scrum master training?

You will receive 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs from the StarAgile training program. This session will teach you hands-on agile practice. 

What is SAFe® SSM?

SAFe SSM is a certification training that encompasses the roles of the scrum master at enterprise and team levels. It provides knowledge on the agile program increments, and execution of program iteration, and derives business value from the SAFe teams by implementing agile and scrum techniques to the team and enterprises. By SAFe Scrum Master certification, the candidates become the scrum master and will be able to coach the team on the planning and execution of program increments.  

Why SAFe Scrum Master Certification high in demand?

The career benefits of the SAFe Scrum Master or the SSM certification are as follows
  • You can understand and execute the role played by the Scrum Master
  • You can perform program increments and program iterations for your teams and enterprises
  • You have high growth and always in demand in the teams, enterprises, and industry
  • You can learn and contribute to the SAFe community of practice
  • You do the agile scaling and contribute to the scrum development in your teams and enterprises.

What does the SAFe 6.0 Scrum Master registration fee include?

  • A PDF document certification of Certified SAFe Scrum Master after passing the exam
  • A digital badge to promote your SSM certification online after passing the exam
  • 1-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SAFe Scrum Master Community of Practice
  • You can connect with other Certified SAFe professionals during Meetup groups and events
  • It also includes learning resources to support you during your SAFe membership and journey

Prerequisites for certified SAFe scrum master?

Anyone who wants to be a certified SAFe scrum master (SSM) can take this course and exam. However, the recommended prerequisites are as follows,
  • Those who have basic knowledge of agile principles and concepts
  • Experience in software and hardware development systems
  • Basic knowledge of Kanban, eXtreme Programming (XP) and scrum

How many years SAFe Scrum Master Certification is valid?

SAFe Scrum Master Certification or the SSM Certification is valid for 1 year from the date of passing the exam. You can always renew it earning 10 SEU each year.

Is the SSM Certification fee included in the SAFe Scrum Master course fee?

Yes, the SAFe Scrum MasterCcertification fee or the SSM exam fee is included along with the SAFe Scrum Master course training fee. The other benefits are,
  • 1-year membership with the SAFe community
  • 16 PDU’s and SEU’s
  • Digital badge after passing the exam
  • Certificate of course completion
  • Certificate in PDF format after passing the exam

Can someone take SSM certification without training?

No, attending the SAFe scrum master training course is mandatory for the SSM certification. This is mandated by the certifying body to provide the same level of knowledge to all participants. This will enable the SAFe scrum master certified professionals to add value to the organization they work and to themselves. 

What are the benefits of the 1-year membership with Scaled Agile?

a)SPC Webinars from Scaled Agile Inc
b)SAFe community access such as Community of Practice – Role-Based
c)Professional Development Content
d)Monthly Class Blast from Scaled Agile Inc.
e)Insider Monthly newsletter from Scaled Agile 
f)Course slides in the downloadable PDF in black and white
g)Access to SAFe Updates, SAFe Community Webinars, SAFe Community Profile, SAFe Community Platform, and SAFe Community Events
h)Access to Performance Tools
i)Access to Performance Tool Enablement
j)A digital Badge from the scaled agile inc
k)16 PDU's and SEU's

How should I renew my SAFe Scrum Master certification?

To keep the SSM certification in good standing you need to acquire 10 Professional Development Units (PDU) and renew the SAFe Scrum Master Certification with a $100 fee. 
  • Login to the Scaled Agile page which you had created at the time of the examination 
  • Update your education units 
  • Submit proof and once that is accepted you are eligible to make payment
  • Pay USD 100 and renew your SSM certification 

Does Scaled agile offer online classes for SSM Certification?

Yes, Scaled Agile Inc. offers online classes or virtual classes and also classroom classes for SAFe Scrum Master certification.

What are SEUs and PDUs?

SEU stands for the Scrum Education Unit and PDU stands for Professional Development Unit. These are called educational and professional units respectively as they are part of continuing education to keep the certification active based on the mandate given by Scaled Agile Inc. 

They are SEU’s and PDUs are required for renewing the certifications. The numbers depend on the type of courses and the exam taken. For SAFe Scrum Master certification, one needs to have 10 SEU to renew the SSM certification for one year. 

SAFe Scrum Master Certification Exam FAQ's

How many attempts are allowed for SAFe Scrum Master Exam

If you're willing to pay, there are no restrictions on how many times you can take the exam. The StarAgile students have thoroughly coached for the exams; they do not require multiple attempts to clear the exam.

Can I pause the SSM Certification Exam and resume it afterward?

No, you cannot pause the SAFe Scrum Master certification exam in the middle. The exam is highly proctored, you are not allowed to switch between tabs or windows.

Is the SAFe Scrum Master certification exam an open-book or closed-book exam?

SSM certification exam is a closed book exam and is invigilated properly. Candidates are strictly prohibited from using any resources for reference.

Does Scaled Agile appoint any proctor or invigilator during the SAFe SSM exam?

Yes, the SAFe Scrum Master exam is highly proctored and candidates must strictly follow the guidelines. The Scaled Agile community is very particular about its standards and quality. Any malpractices or use of any unfair means can result in a permanent ban on the candidate.

How long does it take to receive SAFe scrum master exam results?

The SSM Certification exam results are declared immediately on the computer screen after the exam is completed

Exam Pattern for SAFe 6.0 Scrum Master Certification?

  • Exam name - SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Exam – or – SAFe® 5 Scrum Master Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice and multiple select.
  • Exam duration is 90 minutes
  • Number of questions to attend 45
  • To pass the SAFe 4 Scrum Master exam you need to answer correctly a minimum of 33 questions out of 45 questions, that is equal to 73%, to pass the SAFe 5 Scrum Master exam you need to answer correctly a minimum of 34 questions out of 45 questions, that is equal to 75%
  • It is an online examination and a closed book. You cannot move out of the test window until you complete it. 

How many attempts do I have to pass the SSM Exam?

The first retake for SSM certification exam can be done immediately after the results of the first attempt are declared as failed. For the second retake, there is a waiting period of 10 days. The subsequent retakes there is a waiting period of 1 month. 

SSM Certification Advanced FAQs

What is the ideal learning path after completing the SAFe Scrum Master Certification?

You will be prepared to take on the SAFe Scrum Master role in leading organizations. You can also improve your SAFe skills by pursuing the following certifications:  Advanced Scrum Master SAFe or SAFe Product Owner/Program Manager.

Can we say that only IT Professionals are eligible for the SSM course?

Definitely not, professionals from non-IT backgrounds can also enroll for the SAFe Scrum Master certification course.

Is it mandatory to renew the SSM certification?

Yes, you must renew your SAFe Scrum Master Certification once every 12 months from the date of certification. If you fail to do so, your SSM certification will no longer be valid.

What if I do not want to renew the SSM Certification, but continue to be a member of the SAFe Community?

You can do so, you just need to pay a membership fee of $295 once a year. Paying for the membership will automatically renew your SSM certification too.

What are the resources required to attend the SSM training?

  • You don’t require much to attend the SSM certification training, all you need is:

    A Laptop/pc with an Internet browser
    Decent Internet connection (minimum 512 kbps recommended)
    A headset with a working microphone, for interaction during the lectures

Will I get any study material along with the SSM training?

Yes, we do provide the complete study material necessary for clearing the SSM Certification. You receive an email after you enroll for the SSM Certification training and our trainers also share ppts, pdfs, and other related materials at the time of lectures.

How is SAFe Scrum Master different from SAFe Agilist?

The most evident difference comes from their names, Agile is a methodology and Scrum is a framework. A SAFe Scrum Master is responsible for implementing Scrum principles in the workplace whereas a SAFe Agilist is responsible for developing the agile mindset and agile practices to improve efficiency and meet deadlines.

Do you provide any corporate training discounts or group discounts for the SSM training?

Yes, we do provide discounts for the SAFe Scrum Master certification in certain cases, but the discount rates may vary from time to time and also on locations.

What is the process for claiming PDUs for the SSM certification?

You will be awarded PDUs after you complete the SSM course and we also provide a PDU certificate for the authentication.

Name some top Companies that hire Certified SAFe Scrum Masters?

Companies like Microsoft, Meta, Netflix, Infosys, EPAM Systems Pvt Ltd, Capgemini, Accenture, Bosch, Sears, L&T, Flipkart, Cred, and many other enterprises like these hire SAFe Scrum Masters.

Roles and responsibilities of SAFe Scrum Master?

The primary responsibility is to assist the team in achieving its goals before the deadline. They accomplish this through teaching and coaching SAFe Scrum and SAFe, implementing and supporting SAFe principles and practices, and finding and removing bottlenecks to maintain the flow.

How much does a SAFe Scrum Master make on average?

The pay scale of the SAFe Scrum Master holders is highly variable, depending on the years of experience, quality of work, geographical location, and the enterprise they are working for. We have mentioned below the salary range of SSM Certification holders in various countries by referring to resources, surveys, and research across the web.

RegionCurrencySalary (per year)
IndiaINR24,50,000
USAUSD138,102
CanadaCAD114,429
UKGBP85,607
AustraliaCAD90,230
UAEAED88,890

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About SAFe Scrum Master Certification

The SAFe 6.0 Scrum Master certification is a comprehensive course that teaches participants the core competencies of scrum-agile methodologies. The curriculum covers planning, executing, and monitoring projects by using different tools and technologies. 

Why is the SAFe Scrum Master Certification important?

The two-day training will provide in-depth knowledge of scrum principles and its core values. SSM Certification will help individuals lead and direct agile teams, program increment (PI) planning, program iteration execution, and achieve the company's objectives smoothly. 

Features of SSM Certification in India

Participants will gain practical knowledge via role-plays, games, case studies, and simulations from experienced SAFe Practice consultants. The SAFe Scrum certification course offers 16 PDUs and SEUs with a one-year membership to the SAFe community platform. The curriculum focuses on the scrum-agile framework, which will enhance the skills of the participants. After completing the certification, you will also get detailed courseware on all the topics. 

Why is the SSM Certification necessary for your career growth?

You can become a scrum master who will have unique solutions, problem-solving skills, and new tools to ensure project success. TheSAFe Scrum Master Certificationteaches you how to coach agile teams by using their full potential. You can secure positions in top companies with lucrative packages.

What criteria should one follow to become a SAFe Certified Scrum Master

There are no primary requirements to become a SAFe Certified Scrum Master, but the candidates should know the scrum framework and agile principles at an enterprise level.

Conclusion

Enroll yourself in one of the most sought-after courses available in the market by building a professional portfolio and honing your skills as a scrum master with the SAFe Scrum Master certification in India.

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