Advanced Certified ScrumMaster℠ (A-CSM℠) Training in Los Angeles, CA, United States

Distinguish yourself as an experienced Scrum Master with real-world simulations

Enhance your Scrum implementation skills to facilitate better dialogue between stakeholders and encourage greater accountability and buy-in. Develop the expertise to scale Scrum and Agile and hone your coaching abilities in this two-day Scrum Alliance® Advanced Certified ScrumMaster℠ training.

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Advance your skills as a Scrum Master

Master the skills to facilitate better dialogues between Product Owner, development team, customers, stakeholders, and executives and respond confidently when encountering resistance to change and lack of engagement. The Advanced Certified ScrumMaster℠ certification, a designation offered by Scrum Alliance® to practitioners who complete the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster training and have at least a year’s experience as a Scrum Master, validates your prowess as a certified Scrum expert.

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Highlights

  • 2 Days Live Instructor-Led Online Training

  • 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs

  • Real-World Simulations and Activities

  • Six Months Post-Class Career Guidance

  • Free 2-year Scrum Alliance Membership

  • Gateway to Global Scrum community

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Why Advanced Certified Scrum Master℠ (A-CSM℠)?

Since its advent, Scrum has gained recognition as a framework that can address complex problems while delivering innovative products and services on time and within budget. It is no wonder that major global tech giants including Google, Walt Disney, LinkedIn, Roche, BBC, GE, Adobe, Microsoft, Spotify, eBay, Twitter, IBM, Capgemini, Accenture, Deloitte, Hewlett Packard, BAE Systems, Lockheed Martin, ExxonMobil, Verizon, Walmart, Dow Jones and Tesla have adopted this powerful framework.

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The KnowledgeHut Edge

Experiential Workshops

High energy workshops based on adult learning theory and brain science. Fun and engaging real-world simulations and activities.

Elite panel of Scrum Alliance CSTs

Interact with accredited Scrum Alliance CSTs who also have years of experience as active Scrum and Agile practitioners.

Expert Practitioners

Get real-world tips and time-tested techniques for your Agile toolbox from leading expert practitioners.

The Largest Agile Network

With a 2-year Scrum Alliance membership, this course is your gateway to the largest Scrum and Agile communities.

Continual Learning Support

Monthly webinars, the latest e-books, tutorials, interview questions and more. We're right beside you throughout your learning.

Post-Class Career Guidance

Career guidance to help you overcome challenges and advance your performance as a Scrum Master for six months post-training.

Steps to get A-CSM℠ certified

Strengthen your knowledge and practice of the processes and concepts with Scrum Alliance® certifications. Validate your expertise as a Scrum professional with the A-CSM® certification and take advantage of networking opportunities with the best in the industry. Not sure where to start with your A-CSM® certification? Just follow these simple steps.



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Prerequisites

Prerequisites for the A-CSM training program

  • An active Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) certification
  • 12 months of Scrum Master work experience in the past five years

This course is for:

Scrum Masters

Team Leads

Development Managers

Delivery Managers

Project Managers

Agile Coaches

Anyone who would like to build a career as a Scrum Master 

A-CSM® Certification Course Schedules

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What you will learn in the A-CSM course

1

Coaching

Key coaching skills and their application at personal and Scrum team level

2

Agile Facilitation

Divergent and convergent thinking, facilitation techniques and decision-making

3

Services to Development Team

Self-organization, team dynamics and Agile engineering practices

4

Services to Product Owner

Product vision and strategy, product backlog refinement tactics

5

Services to Organization

Impediment removal, tactics and strategies and Agile scaling approaches

6

Personal Development

Coaching practices for personal and the significance of being a Servant Leader

Skill you will gain with the A-CSM certification course

Servant leadership

Facilitation skills

Coaching

Resolving impediments

Enabling high team performance

Leading and facilitating change

Lean and Kanban

Scaling and Descaling

Visual Management

Team Dynamics

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A-CSM® Course Curriculum from Scrum Alliance®

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  • Coaching Stances
  • Key coaching skills and their application at personal and Scrum Team level
  • Agile coaching 
  • Divergent and Convergent Thinking
  • Facilitation techniques to navigate through Groan Zone and Divergent and Convergent phases
  • Decision making
  • Get an in-depth understanding of the value, principles and practices of Lean, Agile and Scrum.
  • Self-Organization and team Dynamics
  • Key attributes of effective teams
  • Coaching for high performing teams
  • DoD
  • Agile engineering practices 
  • Self-Organization and team Dynamics
  • Key attributes of effective teams
  • Coaching for high performing teams
  • DoD
  • Agile engineering practices
  • Impediment Removal and its tactics & strategies
  • Agile scaling approaches and principles
  • Introducing new ideas
  • Tactics and tools for organization change
  • Coaching practices for personal growth actions
  • Pivotal conversation
  • Scrum Master as Servant Leader

A-CSM® Training and Certification FAQs

A-CSM® Training

You will have the tools and techniques to expand and scale Scrum and be equipped with skills to:
  1. Get proficient with advanced tools and techniques of Scrum and Agile
  2. Facilitate, coach and drive best results from your Scrum team in any environment or industry.
  3. Stand out as a Scrum expert and improve efficiency at your workplace
  4. Motivate others, increase collaboration and navigate challenging situations at work.
  5. Be a good servant leader and resolve impediments
  6. Manage team dynamics and become adept at visual management
  7. Be able to scale and descale and enable high team performance
  8. Lead change in any environment or industry
  9. Implement Lean and Kanban

The A-CSM℠ certification helps you:

  • Validate further commitment to continued excellence and quality in Agile and Scrum 
  • Demonstrates greater proficiency in Scrum 
  • Advance your career in Scrum with confidence.  
  • Stand out at interviews and leverage on career growth opportunities.  
  • Earn higher than experienced non-certified peers.  
  • Network with industry leaders and Agile professionals 
  • Advance your agile journey towards the Certified Scrum Professional® ScrumMaster (CSPSM®) Certification.

This course is best suited for:

  • Scrum Masters  
  • Team Leads  
  • Development Managers  
  • Delivery Managers  
  • Project Managers  
  • Agile Coaches 
  • Anyone who would like to build a career as a Scrum Master   

To be eligible for the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster℠ credential, you should have: 

  1. An active Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) certification 
  2. 12 months of Scrum Master® work experience in the past five years 

You would need to have attended a certified A-CSM educational offering, and successfully completed all educator-designed components of the training including pre-and post-course work. 

Once you have achieved the A-CSM℠ certification, you can further enhance your Scrum master skills by pursuing the following credentials

  1. Certified Scrum Professional®-ScrumMaster (CSP-SM)  
  2. Certified Team Coach℠ (CTC℠)  
  3. Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®)  
  4. Certified Enterprise Coach℠ (CEC℠)  
  5. Certified Scrum Product Owner®(CSPO®)  
  6. Certified Scrum Developer®(CSD®)  
  7. ICP-ACC Certification from ICAgile  

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-CSM℠ training program.  

You will need 30 SEUs to maintain your A-CSM certification. You can calculate the required SEUs with the SEU calculator.

You will earn 16 PDUs by completing our 2-day training program for A-CSM℠ certification.

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.

A-CSM℠ Certification

The A-CSM℠ 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-CSM℠ certified without undertaking the course as per Scrum Alliance requirements.

Step 1: Take the 2-day A-CSM℠  course from a Global Registered Education Provider of Scrum Alliance. After you successfully complete the course, you will receive a welcome email from Scrum Alliance. 

Step 2: Click on the link you received from Scrum Alliance and activate your Scrum Alliance certification account. 

Step 3: You will then be requested to accept a license agreement. Validate at least 12 months of Scrum Master experience (within the past five years).

Step 4: On validating your Scrum Master experience, you will be able to instantly download your A-CSM℠ certification instantly! 

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

To obtain the A-CSM℠ certification, you would need to attend two days of training under a Certified Scrum 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 and provided you have validated 12 months of Scrum Master work experience within the past five years, you would be able to download your A-CSM℠ 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. 

You would need to renew your A-CSM℠ certification every 2 years. The cost for renewal is $175, which extends the credential for a further period of 2 years from the date of your current expiration. 

In order to renew your ScrumMaster certification, you would need to:

  • Login to Scrum Alliance website  
  • Go to your dashboard  
  • Choose the ‘Renew Certification’ option available under ‘Actions’.   

A-CSMs are also required to earn 30 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) within the past two years, in addition to the $175 renewal fee. You can earn the required SEUs by completing an educational training or a learning opportunity.  

Visit this link  for more details on the renewal process.

A-CSM℠ Workshop Experience

The A-CSM℠ workshop at KnowledgeHut is delivered through PRISM, our 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-CSM℠ certification training is delivered by Certified Scrum 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-CSM℠ 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 real-world, Scrum Master challenges drawn from decades of experience as product managers, Agile coaches and Product Owners 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. Once you log in to PRISM, 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 on PRISM, 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-CSM℠ certified.  You can check out the schedules here.

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

If you miss a class, you may access recordings of the sessions from PRISM, 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 on PRISM 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 on PRISM. 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

Mike Ewers

Mike Ewers

Scrum Master

5/5

The class was a real reminder of why we love what we do and gave new inspiring ways to share that passion with our team mates.

Attended Advanced Certified ScrumMaster℠ (A-CSM℠) workshop in December 2019

Salim Sopariwalla

Salim Sopariwalla

RTE

5/5

Excellent and knowledgeable trainer, well organized and a great training. Great timing. Very well facilitated. Highly recommended. Lots to learn. Thank you, KnowledgeHut!

Attended Advanced Certified ScrumMaster℠ (A-CSM℠) workshop in August 2020

Chethan Narasimhaiah

Chethan Narasimhaiah

Product Manager

5/5

The event was an eye-opener! Nanda, the trainer, actually gave a big reality check for me and I was able to identify where my Scrum understanding was incorrect and, more importantly, the problem areas in the wa View More

Attended Advanced Certified ScrumMaster℠ (A-CSM℠) workshop in January 2020

ROHIT RAY

ROHIT RAY

Senior Associate

4/5

The training provided by the instructor was very helpful and met all my requirements perfectly. The certification was received within a day.

Attended Advanced Certified ScrumMaster℠ (A-CSM℠) workshop in November 2019

Mahendra Liya

Mahendra Liya

Technical Lead

5/5

The instructor was highly skilled in his expertise and that made the session very beneficial. Thank you, KnowledgeHut for your efforts!

Attended Advanced Certified ScrumMaster℠ (A-CSM℠) workshop in November 2019

Shravoni Das

Shravoni Das

Senior Software Engineer

5/5

It was an awesome session. The case studies and other examples made it easy to absorb the concepts during the session.

Attended Advanced Certified ScrumMaster℠ (A-CSM℠) workshop in November 2019

Prasad Joshi

Prasad Joshi

NA

5/5

I had attended a couple of trainings through KnowledgeHut in the past. Their arrangements were good and the trainer was the one of the best in the country.

Attended Advanced Certified ScrumMaster℠ (A-CSM℠) workshop in November 2019

Nikhil Limaye

Nikhil Limaye

Project Manager

5/5

Nanda was just fantastic. I got to learn a lot of new things. The entire idea about running a project has changed in my mind. CSM was like a base line. A-CSM seemed like a Post Graduation. It gave a completely View More

Attended Advanced Certified ScrumMaster℠ (A-CSM℠) workshop in September 2019

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About the A-CSM certification in Los Angeles

This coaching is available in classroom or online/virtual classes format making it convenient for working professionals. While the CSM certificate is more reliant on personal development, A-CSM is suited for those who want to climb up the ladder by honing their communication skills further the Agile way. The A-CSM course in Los Angeles helps you in inculcating Agile values in conjugation with all levels of organisational hierarchy. Sign up to find out more about the cost, schedule and availability of our A-CSM certification in Los Angeles.


Why should you go for the A-CSM training in Los Angeles?

. A-CSM course in Los Angeles consists of 2 days of live online lectures and coaching and validates your experitise on Scrum. This is the natural next step for CSMs who are looking to build a considerable repute in their work environment. In order to take up this course, an active CSM certification from Scrum Alliance is mandatory. You must also have one-year experience as a ScrumMaster. Advance in the job front requires additional value addition in your resume and this course is all about leveraging that power. Get yourself certified as an Agile expert with A-CSM program in Los Angeles by Knowledge Hut.

Advantage of A-CSM training by Knowledgehut

Our tutors are from renowned institutions and are Certified Scrum Trainers. They are seasoned professionals who rely on anecdotal evidence to handle the practical learning methodology that is required for this intensive course . You can also take advantage of the downloadable course materials provided by KnoweledgeHut, that go hand-in-hand with the course structure. The A-CSM online certification program in Los Angelesprovides you with world-class training and industry-standard practices, in the comfort of your own home. Upon completion of the two-program, you will receive you?re A-CSM certificate from Scrum Alliance.

So why wait? Register for the A-CSM online training course in Los Angeles now!

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