Certified Scrum Professional-ScrumMaster(CSP-SM)

Enhance Scrum practices in the organization with the CSP®-SM certification

  • Scale Scrum and Agile across the organizational with your Scrum expertise 
  • Immersive, customizable course, made by leaders in business agility 
  • Implement Scrum practices that help the team, product owner and other stakeholders 
  • 400,000 + Professionals trained
  • 250 + Workshops every month
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Become a Certified Scrum Professional ScrumMaster

Elevate your Scrum expertise with the Certified Scrum Professional® ScrumMaster (CSP®-SM) training. Rigorously drive agility by facilitating successful Scrum implementations and coaching Scrum teams. Differentiate yourself with power skills, help developers and product owners, and get ahead in your career by earning the coveted CSP credential.

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Highlights

  • 16 Hours Live Instructor-Led Sessions

  • Earn 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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81% of organizations implementing Agile practices use Scrum or a Scrum derivative. Scrum Masters drive Scrum adoption across their team and are responsible for increasing the agility of their organizations. Since it is not an easy role, an advanced certification will help a Scrum Master in driving agility and implementing Scrum practices using advanced techniques for the benefit of the agile enterprise.

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Experiential Workshops

Scrum activities, team-based exercises, and case studies: workshops with hands-on learning.

Elite Panel of Agilists

Learn from the best Scrum Alliance-certified Agilists with experience across industries.

Expert Practitioners

Get actionable tips and techniques for your Agile toolbox from our expert practitioners.

The Largest Agile Network

2-year free Scrum Alliance membership - enter the largest Scrum and Agile communities.

Continual Learning Support

Webinars, e-books, tutorials, articles, and more - we're with you in your learning journey!

Post-Training Sessions

Utilize our six months of mentor guidance to overcome challenges in your Scrum career.

Steps to get CSP-SM certified

Strengthen your knowledge and skills as a ScrumMaster in an Agile organization. Validate your ability as an expert Scrum Master with the CSP-SM certification and explore networking opportunities with the best in the industry. Not sure where to start with your CSP-SM certification? Just follow these simple steps.

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Prerequisites

Prerequisites for CSP-SM Certification

  • CSP-SM is an advanced course meant for professionals holding an A-CSM® certification
  • To be eligible for the CSP-SM credential, you should also have at least 24 months of Scrum Master experience within the last five years, logged in to your Scrum Alliance profile.
  • Attending a certified CSP-SM training is mandatory to get certified 

Who should attend this course?

Scrum Masters

Team Leads

Development Managers

Delivery Managers

Project Managers

Agile Coaches

Leadership Team Members

CSP-SM Course Schedule

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What you’ll learn

Lean Thinking

Origin of lean thinking, applying lean thinking to Scrum and Agile practices

Core Competencies

Scrum Master competencies, facilitation, coaching, training, mentoring

Services to Development Team

Self-organization, team dynamics, developing and launching new Scrum teams

Services to Product Owner

Product vision to Product Backlog, creating a multi team Product Backlog

Services to Organization

Organizational development, tactics and strategies, Agile scaling approaches

Scrum Mastery

Coaching practices for personal development and the significance of being a mentor.

Skills you’ll gain

Lean thinking

Facilitation skills

Coaching skills

Team dynamics

Software craftsmanship

Leading and facilitating change

Scaling Scrum

Personal development strategy

Mentoring

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Build Agile teams that excel

We help companies navigate the complexities of business agility to deliver fast and responsively, adapt their organizational structure and culture, and innovate and disrupt markets.

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  • 150,000+ professionals skilled in Agile
  • Customized training solutions for business-critical skill development
  • Agile coaching and consulting for organizational transformation 

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CSP-SM Curriculum

Learning Objectives:

Refresh your understanding of Lean thinking and how it applies to Agile and Scrum concepts

Topics
  • Lean thinking origin
  • Core concepts of lean thinking
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Agile practices 

Learning Objectives:

Identify the core competencies of a Scrum Master, how they are different and learn how to develop them.

Topics
  • Facilitation
  • Coaching
  • Training 

Learning Objectives:

Learn how the Scrum Master serves the developers in their team at different stages.    

Topics
  • Team dynamics
  • New Scrum teams
  • Software craftsmanship 

Learning Objectives:

Find out in what way a Scrum Master helps the Product Owner through coaching. 

Topics
  • Product vision to Product Backlog
  • Structuring a multi-team Product Backlog 

Learning Objectives:

Understand the different ways in which a Scrum Master serves the organization. 

Topics
  • Organizational development 
  • Scaling Scrum 

Learning Objectives: Learn how to teach Scrum principles and practices to others.

Topics
  • Personal development strategy
  • Mentoring 

Frequently Asked Questions about CSP-SM

CSP-SM Training

You will learn the tools and techniques to advance your Scrum Master skills and be able to:

  • Apply Lean thinking to Scrum and Agile practices
  • Develop abilities of facilitation, coaching, and training 
  • Launch, coach, and develop Scrum teams 
  • Assist the Product Owner with developing a Product Backlog 
  • Increase efficiency of Scrum adoption across the organization 
  • Bring a positive cultural change to the organization 
  • Improve collaboration across different teams

The CSP-SM certification helps you:

  • Showcase your advanced Scrum Master competence 
  • Develop core competencies as a Scrum Master 
  • Validate your commitment to continued excellence and Agile  
  • Demonstrate your ability to cope with a volatile and complex business world  
  • Display leadership abilities in times of change  
  • Be among the highest earning C-suite professionals in the industry  
  • Network with other industry leaders and Agile professionals  
  • Advance your agile leadership learning towards the Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) Certification.

This course is best suited for:  

  • Scrum Masters 
  • Project Managers 
  • Product Managers 
  • Software Development Managers 
  • Team Leads 
  • Leadership Team Members  

CSP-SM is an advanced course. It is meant for professionals who hold an A-CSM® certification.

To be eligible for the CSP-SM certification, you will need at least 24 months of experience as a Scrum Master within the last five years, logged in to your Scrum Alliance profile. You should have attended a certified CSP-SM educational offering to gain advanced Agile coaching skills, and learn techniques and best practices to serve Product Owners and Developers.

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

  • CST® (Certified Scrum Trainer)
  • CEC℠ (Certified Enterprise Coach℠)
  • CTC℠(Certified Team Coach℠)  

SEUs and PDUs

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

You will need 40 SEUs to maintain your CSP-SM certification. You can calculate the required SEUs with the SEU calculator.

You will earn 16 PDUs by completing our 2-day training program for CSP-SM 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

CSP-SM Certification

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

Step 1: Take the 2-day CSP-SM course from a Global Registered Education Ally 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. 

Step 4: On accepting the license agreement, you will be able to instantly download your CSP-SM certification! 

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

To obtain the CSP-SM 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, you would be able to download your CSP-SM 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 CSP-SM certification every 2 years. The cost for renewal is $250, 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’.  

You are also required to earn 40 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) within the past two years, in addition to the $250 renewal fee. You can earn the required SEUs by completing an educational training or a learning opportunity. Visit here.

CSP-SM Workshop Experience

The CSP-SM 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 CSP-SM 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 CSP-SM 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. 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.

Our workshops are currently held online and anyone with a stable internet from anywhere across the world can benefit from this to get CSP-SM 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.

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Akshay patole User
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This 2-day training session helped me widen my knowledge of Scrum methodologies and Agile principles. Everything was well-organized, though it was an online session. My trainer explained the concepts with real-life examples and ensured every participant was on the same page. I highly recommend this course to everyone who wants to become a Certified Scrum Master. Kudos to the team efforts behind this!

Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in August 2022

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