CSM (Certified ScrumMaster®) Training and Certification Course

In this highly interactive CSM certification course, you will acquire the skills and behaviors necessary to become a successful Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM). This training introduces you to how the fundamentals of Agile applied to Scrum, so you can help your team to work together efficiently, and increase customer satisfaction with the continuous delivery of high-value software.

About Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM)

Every agile development team needs a Scrum Master in order to be successful. As a CSM, you will be properly prepared to facilitate your team and increase the chances of your team’s success. A Scrum Master is not a project manager or a project leader but rather a “servant leader” who has dedicated to helping the team succeed within the Scrum framework.

A CSM has many responsibilities including helping the team to work together and protecting the team from distractions that can derail your productivity. There are also many benefits to being a CSM such as expanding your career opportunities and engaging with other Scrum experts.

CSM Training and Certification Course: Activity Based CSM Certification program by Strategism. Learn from industry experts and become a Scrum Certified Professional.

COURSE CURRICULUM

General Knowledge

Agile Manifesto

Scrum Foundations

Sprint

Scrum compared to Waterfall

Significance of “Done”

Scrum compared to Waterfall

Scrum Values

Applicability of Scrum

Scrum Roles

Overview of Scrum Roles

Scrum Master

Product Owner

Impact on Traditional Roles

Scrum Meetings

Sprint Planning Meeting

Daily Scrum Meeting

Sprint Review Meeting

Sprint Retrospective Meeting

Release Planning Meeting

Scrum Artifacts

Product Backlog

Product Increment and the Definition of Done

Sprint Backlog

Burn down Charts

"Management is, above all, a practice where art, science, and craft meet." ~ Henry Mintzberg

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who can attend the CSM training?

Anyone can attend the training with the basic knowledge of agile methodologies.

The class is ideal for students that want to expand their knowledge of the Agile and Scrum methodologies and add a Scrum Certification to their resume. The Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) training is best for a student that is looking for an introductory course to the Scrum framework and would like a deeper dive into the specific Scrum Master role.

What is CSM training about?

CSM is about mastering in Scrum Principles and practices that are necessary for successful implementation.

What are the course objectoives?

This course will train you to be a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM), a designation offered by Scrum Alliance to practitioners who have successfully completed a CSM course and demonstrate their understanding through the CSM test.

What are the requirements to become a CSM?

There are three steps you must complete to become a Certified Scrum Master:

  1. Familiarize yourself with Scrum and complete the pre-requisites for attending a CSM course.
  2. Attend the training of CSM taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST).
  3. Pass the CSM online exam by correctly answering at least 37 of the 50 multiple choice questions in one (1) hour.

Should attendee have prior knowledge of agile methodology before attending the training?

Yes, attendee should have some prior knowledge of agile but it is not compulsory.

Can I be certified without taking this training?

No, Scrum Alliance mandates one to go through with 2-full day training and then take the exam that certifies them.

What is the CSM Exam?

The CSM exam is an online test consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions, time-boxed to 60 minutes. You must get at least 37 questions correct in order to pass and earn your certification. You have 90 days to take the test, after you get an email from Scrum Alliance on Day 2 of the course.

How long is the Scrum Master certification valid for?

Certification: Your certifications (i.e. CSM®, CSPO®, CSD®, CSP-SM®, CSP-PO®, etc.) are accessible through “My Dashboard” in the upper right hand area of our website. Certifications are renewed on a two-year basis in which you will need to submit a certain amount of SEUs® and payment depending on which certifications you’ve earned in order to keep them active.

What is the cost of the CSM training?

Call us on 1-877-648-0004 for a special and the cheapest price in the market.

How many chances are there to take CSM?

The CSM test has 50 multiple-choice questions with a passing score of 74%. You will have two (2) attempts within 90 calendar days after you receive your initial welcome email to pass the test at no cost. After two attempts and/or 90 calendar days, you will be prompted to pay $25 for each additional attempt.

Does my market value increases after attending this training?

Yes, in current business Scrum is now indispensable component for projects involving agile methodology.

All applicants of training are selected or is it first come first serve basis?

Yes, all the participants are selected.

Is there any specific qualification required to attend this training?

No specific qualification is required to attend this training.

The training you provide is subjective or more like practical work?

It is a 2-day training process in which theoretical and practical work is done, on the second day you give an exam and are certified.

Is there any discount policy if group of people apply?

Call us on 1-877-648-0004 for a special and the cheapest price in the market.

How am I supposed to submit fee?

You can enroll for this course on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options:

  • Visa Credit or Debit Card
  • MasterCard
  • American Express
  • Diner’s Club

Once payment is received, you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

Do you provide any notes or book for assistance?

One can download the Scrum guide: https://www.scrumguides.org/docs/scrumguide/v2017/2017-Scrum-Guide-US.pdf

Other links to go through is sent with the welcome email before the class.

Do you have any website to which I can refer, for content, when training is finished?

strategisminc.com

Is the exam online or paper based?

Yes, the test is computer based.

What is the eligibility criteria to pass CSM exam?

Test passing score is 74%.

Is CSM certificate applicable worldwide?

Yes, the certificate is applicable worldwide.

If I cannot attend the Training, after depositing the fee, do I get a refund?

No, we cannot process the refunds for CSM Trainings but you can always reschedule your classes though.

Whom can I contact for more information?

You can visit our website www.agilestrategicsolutions.com or search for Strategism on Scrum Alliance or you can call us on 1-877-648-0004

Is CSM certification or membership valid for life?

Certification: Your certifications (i.e. CSM®, CSPO®, CSD®, CSP-SM®, CSP-PO®, etc.) are accessible through “My Dashboard” in the upper righthand area of our website. Certifications are renewed on a two-year basis in which you will need to submit a certain amount of SEUs® and payment depending on which certifications you’ve earned in order to keep them active.

Membership: Your membership is an optional service that gives you access to exclusive member-only benefits, such as access to our directory of local user groups, deep discounts off Global and Regional Scrum Gatherings, our AgileCareers job board, and more. Membership is renewed on a one-year basis for $50.00 USD.

Please note that renewing your certification(s) does not renew your membership. Moreover, renewing your membership will not renew your certification(s) and is not required to keep them active.

Trainers or Instructors

All our Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) classes are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers (CST). To name a few CSTs, with whom we have been working for a long time are as follows: Giora Morein, Tamara Runyon, Steve Spearman, Brad Swanson, John Miller, Sergey Dmitriev, Timothy Korson, etc.

Exam and certification

After attending the training participants will be familiarized with Scrum and have completed the pre-requisites for attending a CSM course.

CSM test has 50 questions, all multiple choice questions and participant should answer 37 questions correctly in 60 minutes.

CSM credential is valid for two years only. You have to renew this certification every two years by paying $100 every two years. In addition, you need to earn 20 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) to renew your CSM certification

Training Format

This will be a 2-day boot camp training.

The Learning Objectives for this offering are based on:
● Scrum Guide, scrumguides.org
● Agile Manifesto, four values and 12 principles, agilemanifesto.org
● Scrum values, scrumalliance.org/why-scrum/core-scrum-values-roles
● Scrum Alliance Scrum Foundations Learning Objectives

Incorporating Scrum principles and practices takes diligence, patience, and a commitment to continuous improvement. Scrum is a framework, not a prescriptive methodology.

Students attending a CSM offering should expect that each Learning Objective identified in this document will be covered.

Students should also expect that the Scrum Foundations Learning Objectives are covered either before or during the offering.

Take your career next level with the CSM certification course

CSM Testimonials

Strategism organized the training very well. The trainer was very knowledgeable. She had a lot of real-life experiences to share. The environment of trust and collaboration was created within the classroom. There was an effort made to get everyone involved together. Training material and the props were excellent. The pace was well maintained. Didn’t feel…

I recently completed the Certified Scrum Master Workshop given by Steve Spearman. It provided me a thorough and easily understandable learning experience in preparing for the Certified Scrum Master test. I found the exercises, group interaction, videos and lectures to be exactly what I was looking for. Immediately after completing the class, I took and…

I just finished the CSM class and it was great. As a professional who has worked with Scrum for 6 years, it was very beneficial for me to work with and understand new students and practitioners of Scrum. This is great info to help supplement my experience in helping teams adopt Scrum. Great class, great…

I took Scrum Master Certification two-day class over the weekend with Strategism Technology Inc, of Fremont. I had a very positive experience. They were professional from start to finish. The instructor was very knowledgeable about the subject matter. The class was full of energy and interactive!

I attended Certified Scrum master training and the trainer was really knowledgeable and give an overview of Scrum methodology and practices. I have been following scrum for the past 8 years but this class helped me to better understand and handle complex projects which I face in day to day life. I definitely recommend Strategism…

Strategism delivers once again! Decided to take CSM from Strategism after hearing amazing reviews about them. Turns out everything online about their amazing classes is true! I would recommend Strategism Inc. to all interested in getting career enhancement certifications.