Scrum is a framework for developing and sustaining complex products. This definition consists of Scrum’s roles, events, artifacts and the rules that bind them together. Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland developed Scrum. Scrum is a process framework that has been used to manage complex product development since the early 1990s. Scrum is not a process or a technique for building products; rather, it is a framework within which you can employ various processes and techniques. Scrum makes clear the relative efficacy of your product management and development practices so that you can improve.

The Scrum framework consists of Scrum Teams and their associated roles, events, artifacts and rules. Each component within the framework serves a specific purpose and is essential to Scrum’s success and usage. The Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification validates your knowledge and experience. It gives you an advantage over traditional/waterfall professionals. Our approach to Certified Scrum Master training is bit different as it consists of engaged, activity driven  and with active participation from delegates.

This 2 days classroom workshop is delivered by Experienced Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). The cost for Certified Scrum Master training includes the Certified Scrum Master Exam fee as well. This workshop will prepare participants for mastering the most difficult role in Scrum, while providing tested and practical techniques for data-based iterative product management within Scrum through videos, activities, exercises.

Introduction to Agile Introduction to Scrum Roles & Responsibilities Scrum Ceremonies Scrum Artefacts Planning & Estimation Scrum Master Core Competencies Service to the Development Team Service to the Product Owner Service to the Organisation

By earning a Certified ScrumMaster® certification you:

Participants who complete the two-day classroom workshop will be required within 90 days of the course date, to take an online exam having 50 multiple choice questions to be completed in 60 minutes (No-pause), Passing percentage 74%. Upon successful completion of the exam, you will receive official designation as a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) by the Scrum Alliance, along with a 2 year membership of the Scrum Alliance. Each additional attempt of exam will cost participants 25$.

What % of questions from which domain in CSM (Certified ScrumMaster) exam? (From 4th Jan 2019)

  • Scrum and Agile (6%): Agile Manifesto,Agile 12 principles, Scrum and relationship of Agile and Scrum.
  • Scrum Theory (6%): Empirical Processes, 3 pillars, Why Scrum? Why Iterative? Why incremental?
  • Scrum Values (6%): What is Scrum? What are five core values of Scrum?
  • Scrum Team (20%): Why Self Organizing? Why cross-functional? Responsibilities and Characteristics of Scrum Master, Scrum Development team and scrum product owner
  • Scrum Master (22%): Services to Product Owner, Development team, Organization, Servant Leader, Coach, Mentor, Resolve impediments
  • Scrum Events (20%): Characteristics, role and purpose: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospectives?
  • Scrum Artifacts (20%): Characteristics, Purpose, Identification: Product Backlog, Sprint backlog, Product Increment, Definition of done, Understanding importance of transparency of artifacts to evaluate value and risk
  • Everyone who is interested in working with a Scrum team and wants to know about Scrum.
    CSM Training and Certification is ideal for:

    Who is a Scrum Master?

    A Scrum Master is a Servant Leader, who provides guidance to the team and product owner as well as ensures all practices are followed by team members. The Scrum master removes impediments, addresses all facets of the agile development process and also serves the Organization, product owner, team, and individuals. The Scrum master facilitates planning and helps product owners understand and adhere to scrum techniques and practices. The Scrum master provides guidance, coaching, support and facilitation and helps remove any obstacles that teams may encounter along the way. The Scrum master supports individual efforts, addresses issues that arise and removes obstacles to help individuals be focused and productive.

    Does Scrum Alliance offer an online/ virtual CSM course?

    No, Scrum Alliance believes that understanding Scrum requires a greater level of in-person face to face interactions that cannot be delivered in a virtual environment, therefore classroom presence is mandatory.

    Who all can attend the CSM training?

    Anyone who is interested to know about Scrum can attend the workshop. CSM certification is best suitable for Project Managers, Developers, Product Owners, Managers, Architects, Product Managers, Software Developers, Software Testers, Team Leads, Programmers, Executives and Business Analyst.

    How do I attain the CSM course certification?

    On completion of the 2 day CSM course, you will receive an email from Scrum Alliance with a link to create your login credentials. Then you can Sign in to gain access to the Online CSM Test. Once the test is complete, you will be asked to accept a license agreement. You will then receive the official designation of Certified Scrum Master® (CSM) from Scrum Alliance alongwith a two-year membership with Scrum Alliance.

    What are the advantages of CSM Cerification?

    By attaining a CSM Certification you:

    • Will gain an understanding of the Scrum framework, including team roles, activities and artifacts.
    • Expand your career horizon in adopting Agile and Scrum practices in various organizations.
    • Demonstrate your Scrum knowledge along with Certification.
    • Understand the concepts to practice in Organization and also learn best practices from Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs)
    The candidate will also get a 2 year membership with Scrum Alliance(The advantages of this membership can be viewed from the above questions).

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

    The membership gives you access to discounts on Scrum Alliance gatherings and additional member-only resources with Scrum Alliance. You can join local user groups, online social networks and in addition CSMs can use a specially designed logo by Scrum Alliance, to highlight their credentials.

    What is the format of the CSM Certification exam?

    The test can be taken from anywhere with the help of a computer with an internet connection. It consists of 50 multiple-choice questions to be completed in 60 minutes ( pausing the exam is not possible). There must be atleast 37 correctly answered questions to obtain the passing percentage i.e. 74%.

    After the CSM training within how many days do I need to take the exam?

    After completing your CSM workshop, you will receive an email from Scrum Alliance that includes a link to create your login credentials. After receiving your membership email, you have 90 days to take the test. You will have two attempts within 90 days .After two attempts or 90 days, you will be charged $25 for each additional attempt.

    What Skills are tested in the CSM Certification exam?

    You are required to demonstrate your understanding in Agile Manifesto, Agile Principles, the reason for using Scrum, Scrum theory, framework, Scrum roles, Scrum meetings, Scrum artifacts (& transparency) and services from Scrum Master to Product Owner, Scrum Master, Organization, Definition of done.

    What percentage of questions from which domain in the CSM exam?

  • Scrum and Agile (6%): Agile Manifesto,Agile 12 principles, Scrum and relationship of Agile and Scrum.
  • Scrum Theory (6%): Empirical Processes, 3 pillars, Why Scrum? Why Iterative? Why incremental?
  • Scrum Values (6%): What is Scrum? What are five core values of Scrum?
  • Scrum Team (20%): Why Self Organizing? Why cross-functional? Responsibilities and Characteristics of Scrum Master, Scrum Development team and scrum product owner
  • Scrum Master (22%): Services to Product Owner, Development team, Organization, Servant Leader, Coach, Mentor, Resolve impediments
  • Scrum Events (20%): Characteristics, role and purpose: Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospectives?
  • Scrum Artifacts (20%): Characteristics, Purpose, Identification: Product Backlog, Sprint backlog, Product Increment, Definition of done, Understanding importance of transparency of artifacts to evaluate value and risk
  • When and How do I renew the CSM certification?

    The CSM certification needs to be renewed after 2 years. The procedure to do the same is below:

    • Log in to your dashboard
    • Click on the "Renew Certification" option under the heading Section
    The fee is $100 and covers two years extension from the expiration date.

    If I cancel my enrollment, will I get the refund?

    Please refer the Cancellation and Refund Policy.