This is a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Master course, on successful completion of the 2-day course you are eligible for the Scrum Alliance’s Online CSM assessment (Online, 50 multiple choice questions, pass mark 37 out of 50, 60 minute time limit). Once the test has been successfully completed, you will then become a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM), and have a two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance.
The course uses real examples to discuss the options, approaches and implications for a ScrumMaster when dealing with stakeholders, Product Owners or development team members who are not following Scrum.
Please note that this is a certified course which requires 6 hours training time per day. This means a 9:00am start and a 5pm finish each day, with 1.5 hours for breaks. Delegates must attend for this time to be eligible for certification. The trainer reserves the right to not register delegates for the Scrum Alliance if they do not attend the training for the full 12 hours.
Post attendance the trainer will register the delegates for the exam (registration fees are included in course price). Delegates will then receive an email from the Scrum Alliance with a link to the CSM online exam
Attendees on the course will receive:
Scrum Alliance 2 year membership for all attendees
An electronic copy of the references and links sent during the course
A set of planning poker cards
Delegates should be familiar with the content and rationale for the rules of Scrum in the Scrum Guide.
Process control models
Incremental and Iterative product development
Shifting the focus on product management
Overview of the Scrum process
Dedicated cross functional teams
Conditions for Self-Organization
Product backlog characteristics
Getting your first backlog
Why comparative estimation works
Getting backlog items Ready
Slicing User stories
Facilitating the sprint planning meeting
The Sprint backlog
Sprint Burndown chart
Definition of Done
How the team should work in a sprint
Tools for the ScrumMaster
The Team and building effective teams
Product Owner Responsibilities
The Scrum Project Community
What happens to traditional roles in Scrum?
Tracking release progress
Scrum of Scrums
Scaling the product backlog
Scaling across a program and business areas
The Certified Scrum Master Evaluation
The online CSM Evaluation is taken after completing your CSM course. You’ll receive an email from the Scrum Alliance that includes a link to the Scrum Alliance website and instructions for creating your profile.
Create your online profile and click the Self-Evaluation link under the “Pending Exams” section of your profile dashboard. Then click OK to begin (you should view the tutorial before starting the exam; it will show you how to use the online test application).
The test consists of a combination of multiple-choice and true/false questions. It will take approximately 60 minutes to complete it. You’ll be required to demonstrate your understanding of key Scrum elements, including:
• General Scrum knowledge
• Scrum roles
• Scrum meetings
• Scrum artifacts
The CSM test has a passing score of 24 out of 35 questions. You will have two attempts within 90 days after you receive your welcome email to pass the test at no cost. After two attempts or 90 days, you will be charged $25 for each additional attempt
After receiving your membership email, you have 90 days to take and complete the evaluation.
This was the case until September 2012. Now there is a passing score of 24 out of 35 questions. You are allowed one free re-sit if you fail.
After successfully completing the evaluation, your Scrum Alliance membership becomes active for 2 years from the date of your CSM course.