Certified Scrum Master (CSM) Certification
Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) is a designation offered by Scrum Alliance to practitioners who have successfully completed a CSM® course and demonstrated their understanding through the CSM® test. A CSM® performs the following functions:
- Aids project teams in using Scrum effectively
- Provides expertise above that of a typical Project Manager
- Acts as a ‘servant leader’ and helps the team work together and learn framework
- Protects the team from internal and external distractions
- Highly experienced & Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Limited batch size – assured focus and quality.
The CSM® training is now available in the Live Virtual Mode. The platform for delivering the training will be Zoom, and you will receive a soft copy of the course material, scrum guide & more.
There are no eligibility criteria set for the ScrumMaster certification. Any professional looking to further his career in management can attend the course and attempt the test.
1)What Does It Mean To Have A Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) Designation?
A Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) is an individual who has been taught, by a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®), the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles that will enable them to fulfill the role of ScrumMaster or Scrum team member. A Certified ScrumMaster course is a first step on the path to becoming more Agile. Experience and continuing education are necessary next steps to becoming a true, practicing Scrum professional. To demonstrate deep understanding and experience with Scrum, CSMs are encouraged to apply for and become Certified Scrum Professionals (CSPs).
2)What Is The Certification Fee?
Our Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs) pay the initial certification fee for each student who successfully completes a Certified Scrum Master® course.
The course fees include:
- The first two years of certification.
- Two attempts to take the CSM® exam*
- Scrum Alliance approved course materials, provided by each instructor in class
- Two days of in-person training
- The opportunity to claim a free two-year membership to the new Scrum Alliance® community
*Two free attempts must be taken within the first 90 calendar days of attending the course. Subsequent attempts or tests taken after 90 calendar days will result in the charging of test fees.
3)How Do I Renew My CSM® Certification?
Maintaining your certification secures the investment you have already made and demonstrates your commitment to retaining competency and broadening your skills in the practice of Scrum. The Scrum framework is evolving and growing as a result of the engagement and contributions of those who share their ideas and practical experiences in the workplace. Renewal validates your participation in this evolution and your continued proficiency in the fundamental principles and practices of Scrum.
Please visit this page for detailed instructions regarding how to renew your certification(s).
4)What Can I Expect From The CSM® Exam?
Upon completing the two-day (16 hour) CSM course, your instructor will create an account for you on our website where you will be able to take the CSM test. Students are able to take the test online from any computer in the world from the comfort of their home, work, or other location. The test will not be proctored.
The CSM exam consists of a combination of multiple-choice and true/false questions. It will take approximately 60 minutes to complete it. You will be required to demonstrate your understanding of key Scrum elements, including:
- General Scrum knowledge
- Scrum roles
- Scrum meetings
- Scrum artifacts
5)Can I Retake The CSM® Exam If I Score Poorly?
The CSM test contains 50 multiple-choice questions based on the CSM Learning Objectives, and candidates will have one hour to complete it. The passing score is 74%. You will not be able to pause the test, but questions can be bookmarked to answer later during the 60 minute time limit.
Students are also given two free attempts to pass the CSM test. If you fail the test twice or complete it after 90 days, you will be prompted to pay a $25 USD test attempt fee.
6)How to Maintain the CSM Certification?
The following SEU requirements went into effect on February 4, 2019 (renewal fees did not change):
|Certification Two-Year Term)||SEUs Required||Fee Per Term|
|Foundational : CSM®, CSPO®, or CSD®||20 (NEW!)||$100|
|Advanced: Advanced: A-CSMSM or A-CSPOSM||30 (NEW!)||$175|
7)What platform will be used for the Virtual Training?
The trainer will utilise features such as Break Out Rooms, Whatsapp groups &Googledrive to facilitate activities & exercises.
8)Does the virtual mode have any impact on the quality of the training?
While the exact experience cannot be replicated, we have taken measures to ensure that the difference between virtual & classroom training is minimal. The feedback from the past remote classes has been immensely positive & we have received no complaints till now. ScrumAlliance has also set certain guidelines and limitations that each CST must follow, to ensure that the delivery & experience of the training is up to the mark.
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The assessment will allow you to gauge your current level of understanding of Agile software development and give you an idea of topics covered in Certified Scrum Master & Mastering Agile Scrum.
Number of questions:- 50
Pass percentage:- 74%
*Questions in Scrum Quiz are designed for Mastering Agile Scrum course by QAI.
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