Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® Training (A-CSPO®)

Focus on maximizing business value and Product Backlog optimization with the A-CSPO® course

  • Distinguish yourself as an advanced Scrum Product Owner
  • Learn to organize and manage several business efforts from various stakeholders
  • Become recognized as a product expert who delivers valuable business results
  • 250,000 + Professionals trained
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  • 250 + Workshops every month

Increase your credibility as a Product Expert

You have shown your commitment to Agile by gaining the CSPO certification. But how will you distinguish yourself from other CSPOs? How will you ensure that your resume reflects your skillset, diligence, and commitment to continuous improvement? You can gain the Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® (A-CSPO®) credential. 

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Highlights

  • 16 Hours Live Instructor-Led Sessions

  • Earn 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs

  • Real-World Simulations, Activities

  • Six Months Post-Class Career Guidance

  • Free 2-year Scrum Alliance Membership

  • Scrum Alliance Certified Training

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Why is A-CSPO Certification widely recognized in the market?

Product management has grabbed the world by its lapels as consumer demand increases. Be it the big shots or startups, the need for a sound product manager is increasing year by year. According to a report from McKinsey “The role of the product manager is expanding due to the growing importance of data in decision making, an increased customer and design focus, and the evolution of software-development methodologies.”

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Steps to get A-CSPO® certified

Build on your foundational knowledge with enhanced implementation skills and standout in the global marketplace. Become an elite member of the Scrum Alliance globally recognized community and standout in your field. Show advanced value to your employer as a highly trained Agile professional.

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Prerequisites

Prerequisites

  • To earn an A-CSPO certification, you must have an active CSPO® certification with Scrum Alliance®.
  • At least, one-year of work experience specific to the role of Product Owner. 

Who should attend this A-CSPO course?

Certified Scrum Product Owners (CSPOs)

Product Managers

Scrum Masters

Managers

Agile Team Members

Executives

Business Analyst

Product Analyst

Product Owners

Directors

Project Managers

Strategy Analysts

Pre-Sales

CXOs

Marketing Managers

Program Managers

A-CSPO Course Schedule

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What you’ll learn in the A-CSPO Course

1

Product Owner Core Competencies

Examine the Product Owner role and how to work with stakeholders and development team.

2

Product Ownership

Learn the approaches to scale Scrum and the techniques for reducing dependencies.

3

Advanced Strategy and Purpose

Develop practical product strategies and advanced product planning and forecasting.

4

Empathizing with Customers

Learn customer research and product discovery by discovering and practicing unique techniques.

5

Product Assumption Validation

Learn how to develop, create, and test hypothesis for a target customer to deliver business value.

6

Working with the Product Backlog

Learn the advanced techniques used for differentiating outcome and output and defining a value.

Skills you will gain in this course

Analytical Skills

Critical Thinking

Technical Skills

Decision-Making

Project Management Skills

Collaboration

Product Vision

Creativity

Domain Knowledge

Leadership and Management

Product Development

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A-CSPO Curriculum

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Learning Objectives: 

Illustrate why Product Ownership is important for you and learn at least three techniques to interact with stakeholders over multiple Sprints. Learn why the Product Owner should be cautious about accumulating technical debt. Identify at least two techniques for visualizing, managing, or reducing dependencies.

Topics
  • Examining the Product Owner Role
  • Working with Stakeholders
  • Working with the Development Team
  • Product Ownership with Multiple Teams 

Learning Objectives:

Learn with a real-world example how product strategy is operationalized evolved over time in an Agile Organization. Create a product plan and practice at least one technique to visualize and communicate product strategy. 

Topics
  • Developing Practical Product Strategies
  • Advanced Product Planning and Forecasting 

Learning Objectives:

Learn the technique used to connect teams directly to customers and users and practice at least two techniques of product discovery. 

Topics
  • Customer Research
  • Product Discovery 

Learning Objectives:

Learn how to compare at least two approaches to validating assumptions and experiment with at least one approach to incorporate validating assumptions into the Scrum framework. Develop at least two hypotheses for a target customer and create a plan to test at least one hypothesis.

Topics
  • Effective Business Value Delivery
  • Sprint Review
  • Validate Assumptions
  • Target Customer Hypothesis 

Learning Objectives: 

Learn how to apply at least two techniques to organize and filter a Product Backlog to link to product goals or strategy and illustrate how the Product Owner can ensure that enough Product Backlog items are “ready” for the upcoming sprint.  

Topics
  • Differentiating Outcome and Output
  • Defining Value
  • Ordering Items
  • Advanced Product Backlog Refinement  

Frequently Asked Questions about A-CSPO

A-CSPO Training

On completion of the A-CSPO course you can expect to improve or develop your: 

  • Analytical Skills 
  • Critical Thinking 
  • Technical Skills 
  • Decision-Making 
  • Project Management Skills 
  • Collaboration Skills 
  • Product Vision 
  • Creativity 
  • Domain Knowledge 
  • Leadership and Management 
  • Product Development 

This course is best suited for:  

  • Certified Scrum Product Owners (CSPOs) 
  • Product Managers 
  • Scrum Masters 
  • Managers 
  • Agile Team Members 
  • Executives 
  • Business Analyst 
  • Product Analyst 
  • Product Owners 
  • Directors 
  • Project Managers 
  • Strategy Analysts 
  • Pre-Sales 
  • CXOs 
  • Marketing Managers 
  • Program Managers 

To earn an Advanced CSPO, you must have an active CSPO® certification with Scrum Alliance®, in addition to demonstrating at least one-year work experience specific to the role of Product Owner.

Once you have achieved the A-CSPO certification, you can further enhance your Agile leadership skills by pursuing the following credentials:

  • Certified Scrum Professional®-Product Owner(CSP-PO) Training 

Yes, you will get free e-learning access to 100 courses for one year.

SEUs and PDUs

You earn 16 SEUs and 16 PDUs by participating in KnowledgeHut’s A-CSPO training program.  

You will need 30 SEUs to maintain you’re A-CSPO certification. You can calculate the required SEUs with the SEU calculator.

Our blog will help you learn more about how to earn a Scrum Education Unit® (SEU®) from Scrum Alliance®. Get all the information you need to take advantage of SEUs for your professional growth, namely:

  • What are SEUs and why you need them  
  • How to earn SEUs  
  • What types of continuing education opportunities qualify for SEUs  
  • How to calculate the value of an SEU for Scrum Alliance certifications  
  • How to log SEUs for Scrum Alliance certifications  
  • How recent SEUs need to be  
  • How to determine whether a previously accumulated SEU can be used for Scrum Alliance certifications  
  • List of SEU resources put together by Scrum Alliance  
  • Where you can utilize SEUs you have accumulated

For further information about SEUs and PDUs, please reach us at support@knowledgehut.com.  


 

PDUs are Professional Development Units issued by the Project Management Institute®. They can be earned by completing educational training or learning opportunities, which serve to validate your participation and continued proficiency in the principles and practices of project management. 


PDUs are the measuring unit used to quantify your project management professional development as part of the PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements (CCR) program. 1 PDU = 1 hour of learning/activity.  


You can earn PDUs by attending training programs offered by PMI R.E.P.s or by organizations or universities. Whenever you attend a PMI congress, webinar, conference or any other event or indulge in self-directed learning, you can earn PDUs.  

A-CSPO Certification

The A-CSPO certification is offered by Scrum Alliance, a world-renowned body dedicated to helping professionals, leaders and organizations embrace agile by understanding its principles, processes, and values.

You cannot get A-CSPO certified without undertaking the course as per Scrum Alliance requirements.

Step 1: Get trained through KnowledgeHut, a Global Registered Education Ally (REA) of Scrum Alliance. Enrol for an upcoming A-CSPO course and attend the 16-Hours training.

Step 2: Complete the course and demonstrate your understanding of the learning objectives to the trainer and on successful completion of the course accept a license agreement from Scum Alliance.

Step 3: On accepting the license agreement, you can download the A-CSPO certificate. You're now a certified A-CSPO!

Yes, you will receive a course completion certificate on successfully completing the course.

To obtain the A-CSPO certification, you would need to attend 16-Hours of training under a Certified Scrum Alliance Trainer (CST®) and complete all educator-designed components of the approved educational offering. This may include pre- and/or post-course work to complete the learning objectives.

After satisfactorily completing the course, you would be able to download your A-CSPO certification as soon as you accept the License Agreement with Scrum Alliance.  

No, your certificate will not mention the course was held online. It will look the same as the in-person certificates.

As a result of the engagement and contributions of those who share their ideas and practical experiences in the workplace, the Scrum framework continues to evolve. Scrum Alliance places an emphasis on the learning journey and requires you to take measures to keep yourself abreast of the latest best practices, tools and techniques in Scrum.

Renewal of your certification validates your Scrum proficiency and demonstrates your interest in the growth and evolution of Scrum.  

The A-CSPO® credential is good for two years. The process for renewal of the credential is still being determined by Scrum Alliance.

A-CSPO Workshop Experience

The A-CSPO workshop at KnowledgeHut is delivered through an immersive learning experience platform, via live and interactive instructor-led training sessions.

Listen, learn, ask questions, and get all your doubts clarified from your instructor, who is an experienced practitioner.  

All of KnowledgeHut’s A-CSPO certification training is delivered by Certified Scrum Alliance Trainers (CSTs). The CSTs are:  

  • Professionals licensed by Scrum Alliance to teach the official Scrum Alliance curriculum  
  • Masters in Scrum who have immense experience in leading, applying, coaching, and teaching it  
  • Expert practitioners of Scrum across a wide range of industries  

Our dedicated team of CSTs deliver high quality training at par with the standards of excellence set out by Scrum Alliance. Every candidate receives the same standard of training and content, irrespective of the trainer and the location.  

Our A-CSPO course focuses on engaging interaction — we only use lectures to cover the basic terms and concepts. Most class time is dedicated to fun exercises, lively discussions, and team collaboration. We focus on practical solutions to the real-world, product challenges drawn from decades of experience in Agile environments.

Yes, your course material will be provided in advance. You will receive an email with a link to set your password a few days in advance of the scheduled course. You will have access to the study plan and all the course material.

The course material comprises of the course schedule or study plan, workbooks and all relevant assignments, assessments, or case studies.

The sessions would be auto recorded, subject to permission by Scrum Alliance® and the CST. Based on the permissions, you would have lifetime access to the video recordings of the sessions as well.

No, you will not yet be able to join the training through phone or tab. Please be prepared to join the training on your laptop or desktop.

If you get disconnected during the training, you will have the option to re-join within about half an hour subject to accreditation body guidelines and the instructor’s preference.

Our workshops are currently held online and anyone with a stable internet from anywhere across the world can benefit from this to get A-CSPO certified. You can check out the schedules here.

You will receive a registration link from us to your e-mail id. You can set your password, log in and start your immersive learning journey.

If you miss a class, you may access recordings of the sessions, provided Scrum Alliance and the CST have permitted recordings. At the beginning of every session, there will also be a 10-12-minute recapitulation of the previous class.

This is a live instructor-led training, where you will be coached by Certified Scrum Trainers.

We currently use the Zoom platform for video conferencing and will soon be adding more integrations with Webex and Microsoft Teams. However, all the sessions and the recordings will be available right from within our learning platform, subject to permission from Scrum Alliance and the CST.

Yes, there will be other participants who will actively participate in the class remotely. They can attend online training from office, home, or any other suitable place.

In case of any queries, our support team is available to you 24/7 via the Help and Support section. You can also reach out to your workshop manager on your workshop group messenger.

Should you have any more questions, please email us on support@knowledgehut.com and we will be happy to get back to you.

What learners are saying

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Ferdinand Michalik ACSPO
5
First of all I would like to highlight very easy way of booking and paying for the training through Knowledgehut. Training itself has been led by Suzi Sochova. I liked the content was delivered and the overall workshop experience. Highly recommend!

Attended Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner℠ (A-CSPO℠) workshop in November 2020

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Ankush Gorade Product Owner
5
I liked the training. It was good with a lot of activities and tasks to get us work-ready. Overall, a great experience and learning. Thank you for awsome arrangments team KnowledgeHut.

Attended Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner℠ (A-CSPO℠) workshop in August 2020

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Victorine Poncelet Eurofins Employee
5
The trainer was friendly, sincerely listened to our questions and cleared them. 

Attended Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner℠ (A-CSPO℠) workshop in June 2019

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Vikram Abrol Principal consultant
5
KnowledgeHut had tied up with the trainers and had provided excellent support in getting me enrolled in SPC ( Scaled Program Consultant ). SPC training was conducted in Bangalore from 31 Jan to Feb 4, 2019. I can vouch that they are professional and reliable training partners.

Attended Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner℠ (A-CSPO℠) workshop in January 2019

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Thomas Wills Mr
5
The instructor was highly knowledgeable and able to provide real-world use cases of Python so that we could use it in professional scenarios effortlessly.

Attended Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner℠ (A-CSPO℠) workshop in March 2018

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