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A ScrumMaster is the lifeline of an Agile project, removing roadblocks and facilitating processes, working with the Product Owner and the team to ensure that the values and practices of Scrum are followed. The Certified ScrumMaster course helps you gain a high degree of proficiency in the processes of the Scrum Methodology. KnowledgeHut is a Global Registered Education Provider (REP) of Scrum Alliance and the training you receive from this workshop will help you deliver high performing, controlled projects with quality end results.

What you will learn:
  • Understanding of Scrum framework, including team roles, activities, and artifacts to get a project off on the right foot.
  • Understanding of how to scale Scrum from small-sized to large, multi-continent projects
  • Access to local user groups, online social networks, and additional resources that are only available to Scrum Alliance members.
  • Profile page on the Scrum Alliance website and access to a specially designed logo to highlight your credentials.
  • Practical, project-proven exercises.
You will also get:
  • 14-16 PDUs and SEUs.
  • Course Fee includes Scrum Alliance Certification Examination Fee
  • Course delivered by experienced Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs)
  • Intensive exercises to give practical knowledge of Scrum tools and techniques
  • Courseware authored by Certified Scrum Trainers
  • 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance.


Key Features

KnowledgeHut is a Global REP of Scrum Alliance
Comprehensive CSM Training and Exam Preparation
CSM Training is delivered by Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs) approved by Scrum Alliance
Course fee includes Scrum Alliance exam fee
Tips and tricks from our experienced CSTs’ years of using Scrum in a wide variety of environments
Handle real-world problems with real-world examples demonstrated in the classroom
Courseware authored by Certified Scrum Trainers

Certification

What are the eligibility criteria for the CSM course and the certification?

CSM training eligibility:

There is no set of eligibility requirements to attend this ScrumMaster certification course and it can be taken by any professional who wants to deepen their understanding of Scrum.

CSM certification eligibility:

Your successful completion of our 2-day CSM course provided by our Certified Scrum Trainer makes you eligible for Scrum Alliance’s Online ScrumMaster certification Test.


What is the process of applying for the online CSM Exam and certification?

Process to apply for the online CSM exam:

  • You will be registered by KnowledgeHut on the Scrum Alliance website on the last day of the training after the session is complete, provided you have attended both days of training for the total training hours.
  • You will then receive a Welcome Email from Scrum Alliance, with a Username and a link to register/create an account on the Scrum Alliance website.
  • Once the account is created, you can navigate to the Exam Link from their dashboard. If you are already a Scrum Alliance Member, the CSM Test will be available through a link from your dashboard.
  • You will get two attempts within 90 calendar days after receiving the Welcome Email to pass the test at no cost. After two attempts or 90 calendar days, you will be charged $25 for each additional attempt. Scrum Alliance recommends that anyone who fails three times must re-take the CSM course before attempting the exam a fourth time.

Exam Details:

  • Number of Questions- 50 MCQs
  • Pass Score- 74%
  • Mode- Online
  • Duration- 1 hour

Process to get the certification:

  • Once the test is complete, you will be asked to accept a license agreement.
  • You will then receive the official designation of Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) from Scrum Alliance, along with a two-year membership with Scrum Alliance.

  • Agile Manifesto
  • Scrum Foundations
  • Overview
  • ScrumMaster
  • Product Owner
  • The Team
  • Impact on Traditional Roles
  • Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Daily Scrum Meeting
  • Sprint Review Meeting
  • Sprint Retrospective Meeting
  • Release Planning Meeting
  • Product Backlog
  • Product Increment and the Definition of Done
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Burndown Charts
  • Working with Multiple Scrum Teams
  • Working with Distributed Scrum Teams

(Note: Scaling Scrum is a topic considered too advanced for the CSM assessment-based certification program)

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CSM Training and Certification Details

Certified Scrum Master

A Certified ScrumMaster® is a professional designated by Scrum Alliance as a Scrum practitioner who can skillfully lead project teams. A Scrum Master can be considered as a Servant Leader who removes impediments and ensures team success.

Being a Scrum Master, the primary role is to keep the team on track to deliver quality products and services as early as possible. Let’s see more roles and responsibilities of the Scrum Master:

  • Act as a facilitator and servant leader who encourages self-organization
  • Remove obstacles so that the team can focus more on work and follow practices of Scrum
  • Protect the team from internal and external distractions
  • Ensure a good relationship between the product owner and the team along with the members outside the team
  • Set up an environment where the team can perform more effectively
  • Manage the scrum process in coordination with the scrum team
  • Conduct retrospective meetings
  • Address team progress

Scrum framework emphasises on teamwork, communications, and speed to deliver complex projects. According to a study conducted by McKinsey in conjunction with the University of Oxford in 5400 IT companies, they had an overspend of 45% on the budget because of project overrun. CSM certification declares you as a Scrum expert who can avoid those shortfalls and enhance the chances of accomplishing your projects successfully within a timeline.

A Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) has been taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles that will enable him or her to act as a Scrum Master or Scrum team member. This credential is a first step on the Agile path. To become a true, practicing Scrum professional requires enough experience and continuing education.

No, there is no such online/virtual course for CSM. Because Scrum Alliance strongly believes that understanding Scrum requires a personal interaction which is not possible through the training delivered in the virtual environment.

With this 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance, you can join several local user groups, online social networks, obtain access to deep discounts on meetings, and additional member-only resources. Additionally, CSMs can use a specially designed logo to spotlight their credentials.

According to Scrum Alliance, a Certified Scrum Master course helps to increase the likelihood of a project’s overall success by applying Scrum principles and techniques. By understanding the values, practices, and applications, you can act as a ‘servant leader’ rising above and beyond an average project manager and helping your organization achieve meaningful goals.

Scrum, an Agile framework that had its origins in the programming and IT industry over 10 years back, has been picking up force in recent years. Based on the 2017-2018 State of Scrum report by Scrum Alliance, 63% of the respondents are experiencing the success of implementing the Scrum framework for delivering the projects successfully.

Certified ScrumMasters can efficiently supervise organizations that are adopting Agile methodology for the very first time. After the Scrum Master certification, an individual can opt for the positions like  Business Analyst, Lead Software, Engineer, Project Manager, Information Technology, Staff Scrum Master, Delivery Lead, Agile, Scrum Master, Technical Program Manager, Senior Project Manager, Agile Coach, QA Automation Engineer, Software Project Lead in IT or non-IT companies.

As Scrum is becoming the most popular framework in the industries, the ScrumMaster certification provides a great opportunity for individuals who are seeking to accomplish success in their career. Moreover, ScrumMaster certifications are value add-ons to your resume that can help you to get placed in leading Agile organizations.

Agile has benefitted many organisations and companies in the last 15 years. This has led to an increased demand of Scrum Masters as more companies are hiring them, thereby creating greater job opportunities.   

The latest State of Scrum report says that nearly 85% of their recent survey respondents have taken up Scrum Master certification and a whopping 63% success rate of Scrum projects proves the claim.   

Here is a list of the top companies that have hired Certified ScrumMaster professionals in Austin-

  • Amazon- a multinational technology company focusing in e-commerce, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence
  • Hays- a leading British company providing recruitment and human resources services across 33 countries globally
  • IBM- an American multinational information technology company
  • Cox Automotive Inc.- an Atlanta-based business unit of Cox Enterprises
  • Advanced Micro Devices- an American multinational semiconductor company
  • Dell- an American multinational computer technology company
  • TransUnion-  an American consumer credit reporting agency
  • Collabera- a company headquartered in Basking Ridge, New Jersey that provides professional information technology recruiting, staffing, consulting, etc.
  • Emerson- an American multinational company that manufactures products and provides engineering services for a wide range of industrial, commercial, and consumer markets

Scrum tools address the challenges faced during the project delivery and help to keep the Scrum team stay within the project deadlines. Also, Scrum tools can be relied upon to streamline and sort all the project requirements, processes, and project outputs in one place. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular Scrum tools:

  Tool Name

                                                             Features

                         Cost

Jira

The most popular and widely used cloud and subscription-based software for Agile teams.

$10/month for up to 10 users

$7/month for 11-100 users

Vivify Scrum

A well-balanced tool with an appealing UI and useful Scrum features.

Offers free version for 14-days

$8/user/month

ScrumDO

This is the tool built and priced to scale your Agile projects.

$8.99/month for up to 10 users

Manuscript

A new tool built for the real-world barriers that exist in a software development environment.

$62/month for 5 users

Axosoft

This Scrum tool offers organization and structure to many components of Scrum project management.

$25/month for 5 users

Targetprocess

This Scrum tool enables software development teams to speed up product delivery at all levels of the organization.

Offers free Team version

$20/user/month

Yodiz

It offers a greater degree of visibility into your team’s progress and increases overall efficiency.

Offers free version for up to 3 users

$3/user/month

Quickscrum

This Scrum tool helps your team to collaborate better, reach goals, and improve continuously.

$3/user/month

Scrumwise

It allows you to focus on your project, improve communication, enhance teamwork and gives you faster results.

$7.50/user/month

ScrumDesk

Designed for teams implementing Scrum or Kanban and supports Agile practices like root cause analysis or retrospectives.

Free for up to 4 users

$9/month for up to 5 users

ClickUp

It helps to make projects more productive with a well-designed and intuitive platform.

$5/user/month

Zoho Sprints

A tool that helps Agile teams plan and track their work.

Offered as a free tool for up to 3 users and 2 projects

$8.30/user/month for up to 10 users

 

Your next step after the CSM certification and a year of experience working as an SM on a Scrum Team is to achieve your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM℠) certification.

CSM Training In Austin

The Certified ScrumMaster® training covers all the Scrum topics essential for Scrum team members or the Scrum professionals.

There are no eligibility criteria before attending the course. But, Scrum Alliance’s course completion certificate makes you eligible for the online CSM Test.

Following are the individuals who may take this course:

  • Anyone who would like to build a career as a Scrum Master
  • Teams transitioning to Scrum
  • Managers of Scrum teams
  • Scrum team members such as product owners and developers

If you are a Scrum Master executing Scrum in your organization, then taking this course will help you to implement the Scrum framework accurately.

Our Certified Scrum Trainers® (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.
  • Skilled in product management and software development.
  • Subject experts who are active in software development and local Agile communities, along with the broader global Scrum and Agile movements.

The training imparted by our exclusive team of CSTs is on par with the standard of excellence set by the Scrum Alliance. As a result, all candidates meet with the same high-quality content irrespective of the trainer and the location. Furthermore, they help you advance in the competencies and skills which you will need to make your organization grow.

To ensure maximum learning success, our CSM training session will be held at different locations in Austin. The venue for the same will be listed on the KnowledgeHut website under the selected workshop. If not, please contact our support team.

  • Hotel Indigo Austin Downtown- University- 810 Red River St, Austin, TX 78701•(512) 481-1000.
  • The Westin Austin Downtown- 310 E 5th St, Austin, TX 78701•(512) 391-2333.

The preferences made by most of the individuals, trainers available, venue availability etc. decides the location for the training. Decide on a convenient location promptly and earn the industry-recognized credential!

The CSM exam cannot be taken without undergoing the Certified Scrum Master training as Scrum Alliance strongly believes in in-person training and practical experience. Also, CSM exam is not a substitute for formal training.

No, it is not mandatory that an attendee should be a member of the Scrum Alliance before attending a CSM course.

If you are familiar with various resources available on the Scrum Alliance website, two-days of CSM training is enough to clear the Scrum Master certification exam.

After completing the CSM course, you will receive an email from the Scrum Alliance that consists of a link to create your login credentials. After receiving your membership email, you have 90 days to take and complete the test.

Our accomplished and very qualified coaches offer an intuitive training programme with exact, clear, and updated materials to enable you to comprehend the ideas and pass your CSM test without any trouble.

Over the past decade, we have trained over 500 companies, comprising of small, medium and large-scale enterprises that increased our reach globally. We plan to keep up long-term relationships with our valuable clients by surpassing their expectations. Here are some of the top companies in Austin that got trained by KnowledgeHut:

  • Bank of America- a multinational investment bank and financial services company
  • American Express- an American multinational financial services corporation
  • Advanced Micro Devices- an American multinational semiconductor company
  • Dell- an American multinational computer technology company
  • IBM- an American multinational information technology company
  • Amazon- a multinational technology company focusing in e-commerce, cloud computing, and artificial intelligence
  • AT&T- an American multinational conglomerate holding company

 

CSM Certification Exam

CSM exam is easy to pass and it is an open-book exam. The CSM training includes various team activities that will not only help you in building your Scrum knowledge but also clearing an exam as well.

You can take the exam only after completing the course. The ScrumMaster certification exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions and 1-hour is given to complete the exam. A candidate has to score 74% in the exam to pass the Scrum Master certification exam.

The Scrum Alliance CSM certification exam fee is included in the Certified ScrumMaster training cost.

Yes. you can retake the Scrum Master certification exam within a defined period of time by Scrum Alliance for taking the free attempts. As per the Scrum Alliance, the candidates who failed thrice in the exam should retake the CSM certification course. Once you get an email from Scrum Alliance, you are allowed to take the Scrum Master exam at zero cost for the first 2 attempts within 90 days. You will be charged a minimum of $25 each from the third attempt.

Scrum Alliance is the accreditation body of ScrumMaster Certification course and the CSM exam fee is non-refundable.

No. There is no such sample test available on the Scrum Alliance website. But, CSM test blueprint will help you to understand the format of the Scrum Master certification exam. This blueprint outlines the percentage of questions from each domain that will be on the 50-question test. Fortunately, the training and coaching community will not need to make any changes in their materials as the new exam pattern still follows the current Learning Objectives as well as the recently published Learning Objectives.

It is highly recommended to practice Scrum Master certification exam sample questions in order to pass the final CSM certification exam in your first attempt. You can take the free Scrum Master certification sample test for practice purposes.

After completing your CSM course, you will receive an email from Scrum Alliance® that includes a link to create your login credentials. The first step will be to take the online exam. Once the exam is complete, you will be asked to accept a license agreement and set up your online profile. It could take up to two weeks after course completion to receive your welcome email.

The individuals can take the online test from any computer anywhere in the world, according to their comfort (home, work, or other location). The test will not be proctored.

No, there is no option to pause a test since you will have a duration limit of an hour (60 minutes). On the off chance, if you shut the window, you can reopen the window instantly. In case if you lose internet connection or lose access to the test for an extended period of time, you may visit support@scrumalliance.org to start a new test set up.

Scrum Alliance always strives to maintain the quality and relevance of the CSM certification by validating the best practices in the Agile industry from active practitioners in the field. The CSM curriculum incorporates the best in current knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to earn the CSM certification.  As such, the Scrum Alliance believes in involving their community to validate what is important in the role of the Scrum Master and then updates the tests to reflect these key areas.

If you choose English as your exam language, you will be able to switch to a newer version as the new test has recently got published. If you choose a different language then you may take the older version till that specific language gets published. Furthermore, according to the Scrum Alliance, the tests will be launched in other languages in the coming months, as soon as they inspect and adapt to the launch of the English version.

You will find the test blueprint at the bottom of the CSM page under ‘Resources’, on the Scrum Alliance website. This test blueprint covers the stipulated percentage of questions from each domain. The test blueprint is aligned with the latest version of 2018 LOs. Moreover, the 2018 CSM LOs matches with the November 2017 Scrum Guide. The current LOs can be found on the Scrum Alliance CSM certification webpage and also on ‘Trainer and Coach dashboards’ under “Resources”.

If you've already passed the CSM test, you will not be able to take it again to receive a better score. Your test score is only available to you. Nobody else will be able to see your score on the CSM test.

CSM Certification

CSM was the first professional certification offered by Scrum Alliance for Scrum Masters. CSM certification provides a comprehensive overview of the Scrum framework for agile project management and will prepare you to become a successful certified ScrumMaster.

CSM certification is the famous professional certification declared by Scrum Alliance for the Scrum Masters. This certification helps an individual to become a successful Scrum Master who owns the project success by guiding the team members for using the right process for delivering the project outcome in time.

Scrum has been proven to be successful in delivering projects on time and within budget, even in rapidly changing market circumstances. Due to this, leading corporates across the world have adopted this framework, catapulting the demand for qualified Scrum Masters. This has led to an exponential increase in the demand for Certified ScrumMasters.

If you are working in an organization that plans to implement Agile methodology in the near future then it is a good opportunity for you to earn a CSM certification as Scrum has become one of the most popular Agile frameworks.

You will receive the CSM certification from Scrum Alliance, the CSM accreditation body designating you as a Certified ScrumMaster®. This will help the  ScrumMasters to demonstrate their knowledge on the Scrum framework and increase your career opportunities across all industries adopting Agile and Scrum practices.

A recent Payscale salary report stated that the average pay for a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) in Austin is Rs 1,187,816 per year. An individual can enhance his/her earning potential with skills like Agile, Agile Software Development, ScrumMaster, Project Management, Scrum, Business Analysis. Also, the salary of the Certified Scrum Master depends on the varying size of the organization, number of years of experience you have as a Scrum Master, skill sets you gained, certifications you earned, and the structure of the organization.

The salaries of the Certified ScrumMaster based on the experience they have are as follows:

  • A Certified ScrumMaster with mid-career experience can expect an average annual salary of about Rs1,144,144  per year
  • The average salary of an experienced Certified ScrumMaster is Rs 1,409,381 per year

As a Certified ScrumMaster, you can play roles like Software Engineer, Product Manager, Project Manager, Team Leader, Business Analyst, Development team member, Testers etc.

The designations a certified Scrum Master can hold in an organization are: Business Analyst, Lead Software, Engineer, Project Manager, Information Technology, Staff Scrum Master, Delivery Lead, Agile, Scrum Master, Technical Program Manager, Senior Project Manager, Agile Coach, QA Automation Engineer, Software Project Lead, etc.

Here are some of the unique benefits of ScrumMaster certification:

  • Master the foundational concepts of Scrum and understand the scope of the Scrum Master role
  • Gain access to resources, networks, and local groups available to only Scrum Alliance members
  • Get ahead in your Agile career
  • Prove your core Scrum knowledge to your peers.
  • Fulfill the role of a Scrum Master
  • Engage with a community of Scrum experts

CSM certification renewal needs to be done every 2 years. You need to pay $100 to extend the credential for a further period of 2 years from the date of your current expiration. In order to renew your ScrumMaster certification, log in to https://www.scrumalliance.org/login, go to your dashboard and choose the ‘Renew Certification’ option available under the heading ‘Actions’.

Remember that starting from February 4, 2019, you will be required to earn 20 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) within the two year period, in addition to the $100 renewal fee that has to be paid. This has been mandated to validate your participation and continued proficiency in the fundamental principles and practices of Scrum. More SEU’s can be earned by completing an educational training or a learning opportunity.

You have worked really hard to acquire the certification. Don’t let it decline! Renew now and hold your certification for 2 years.

There are a number of ways in which SEUs can be earned. You can read here about how to earn your SEUs.

PDUs and SEUs

PDUs and SEUs are Professional Development Units and Scrum Educational Units, issued by the Project Management Institute and Scrum Alliance, respectively. Both units are used to identify your dedication to the Agile methodology by rewarding credits for educational efforts you make throughout your Agile career. You can maintain your Scrum Alliance certification by earning a certain number of SEUs every 2-years.

PDUs and SEUs are the credits awarded by the Project Management Institute and the Scrum Alliance respectively. Scrum Alliance members can earn SEUs from Scrum Alliance to get certified again after every two years. On the other side, PDUs are offered by the PMI®, and every PMI® certification, except the CAPM®, requires to earn a specific number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.

Frequently Asked Questions

Here is why you should choose KnowledgeHut to help you get CSM certified:

  • Global Registered Education Provider of Scrum Alliance
  • Provided over 1,20,000+ professionals with unique learning opportunities
  • Delivers training that meets the exact needs of every individual
  • Hires only CSTs approved by Scrum Alliance
  • We focus on your training needs so you can focus on your career and business
  • 24/7 support
  • Provides world-class training
  • Embeds skills needed to land top-paying jobs
  • 100% satisfaction guarantee.

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Our energetic and dedicated trainers are your best choice. As highly skilled professionals with vast experience in delivering courses, our instructors invest their time in understanding the various challenges involved in enterprises and know what is required to succeed in the fast-paced and dynamic world.

Our instructors keep themselves up to date on developments and trends in their respective fields. With years of industry experience, they aim at delivering the training in a way that helps you build expertise in your field and get ahead in your career.

The venue will be listed on the KnowledgeHut website under the selected workshop. If it is not, then you can please contact our supporting team.

Yes, we provide the downloadable copy of the course content to the registered candidates.

KnowledgeHut’s CSM training program is a live classroom training. This training is ideal for every aspiring individual who wants to build a career in project management.

Yes, but this needs to be done at least 10 days prior to the training start date.

Note: In some instances, it also depends on the location, trainer, discounts/offers availed.

We do not provide transportation. Yes, refreshments and lunch will be provided by KnowledgeHut.

We offer a variety of discounts with the dates and time that fits your requirements. The larger the group, the larger the overall discount. Our discounts vary depending on various factors such as size of the group, training location, etc.

The process of enrolling for CSM classroom training is simple. The payment can be made through different options by using a debit/credit card which includes MasterCard, Visa Card, American Express or through PayPal. Acknowledgment will be issued automatically via email to the candidates once payment is done.

Any registration cancelled within 48 hours of the initial registration will be refunded in FULL (please note that all cancellations will incur a 5% deduction in the refunded amount due to transactional costs applicable while refunding). Refunds will be processed within 30 days of receipt of written request for refund. Kindly go through our Refund Policy for more details: https://www.knowledgehut.com/refund-policy

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