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CSM® Training in Cochin

Become an exceptional Scrum Master with real-time Scrum activities and simulations

  • Global Registered Education Provider (REP) of Scrum Alliance
  • Get trained by globally renowned Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs)
  • Earn 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs in just 2 days
  • Experiential learning with Case studies, Scrum Activities, Role plays, & Simulations
  • Progressive learning and support to further your Scrum knowledge
  • Enjoy 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance

Why should you go for a CSM certification?

In the modern digital age, technology has been evolving at a pace faster than we can consume. Innovations to better workflows to deliver accurate results with short turnaround times are the new norm. Scrum is one of these innovations which industries are putting an unprecedented value on. A couple of years back, scrum practitioners were pulling salaries which were higher than their counterparts did in IT. The sector has more than caught up, with certifications available which give an enormous lift to your capabilities and value.

Scrum Alliance, a well-known name in these circles carried out a survey regarding the adoption of scrum methodologies last year which yielded quite a few interesting results. Based on this survey it was discovered that nearly 94% of the respondents leverage Scrum methodology in their everyday workflows which are a staggering number in itself. The CSM certification in Cochin provides a complete understanding of the certification and imparts effective coaching to aid them in their journey to become certified scrum masters.

The world of business is forever changing, with evolving demands from both employees and consumers. The true power of Scrum lies in its ability to empower employees to be self-sufficient in their activities and take up important responsibilities to boost client loyalty and customer satisfaction. The CSM certification cost in Cochin is designed in a way that professionals can take advantage of the course quite easily to add value to their careers and organisations.

The certification value has two main values around which it revolves:

Value to Individuals

  • Professional credibility- The Scrum Master certification in Cochin will enable you to learn the intricacies of the environment and also operate in non-IT industries.
  • Personal satisfaction- Consider yourself an expert in a niche space with skill-sets which are good enough for the next few years at least.
  • Salary- According to a PayScale report, the average salary of a certified Scrum master can be nearly $115k per year.
  • Job search- The certification awards you with a few extra notches on your lapel as your profile will stand a cut above the rest.
  • Professional growth- Being a certified scrum master means you hold knowledge which can be imparted to other sections of the organisation in its journey towards an agile work environment.

Value to Organizations

Organisations across IT and non-IT industries are now realising the value of such certification as there are multiple hats which can be donned by a certified scrum master. The addition of value is manifold:

  • Job essentials- In a world where innovations are a dime a dozen, our certification injects flexibility into an organisation and enables you to be an expert in the field.
  • Filling skills gaps- With the CSM training in Cochin you will be able to identify deficiencies in skill-sets across the organisation quite easily and make changes as and when required.
  • Peer engagement- Help your team get on the same page to ensure structured flow of work and better results for the customer.
  • Stay relevant: Scrum methodology is almost a necessity in the shifting dynamics of today’s IT industry. A Scrum Master Certification means that your practices and methods are still in tune with the expected standards.

CSM® certification- Adding value to your career

As a Certified ScrumMaster, you will be known as a part of an elite group engaged with Scrum Alliance. The members of Scrum Alliance are meant to be Scrum specialists, guiding the project teams to success. Here is why CSM® certification should be a part of your skill set:

  • Based on the recent salary survey by Ziprecruiter, the average annual salary for the Certified ScrumMaster is $116,659 a year.
  • CSM® certification enables you to work across major companies like IBM, Tata Consultancy Services, CapGemini, Honeywell, BOSCH, Accenture, Deloitte and many more in several job roles:
    • Scrum Master
    • Delivery Lead
    • Agile Scrum Master
    • Program Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Agile Coach
    • Automation Engineer
    • Project Lead

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Process to become a Certified Scrum Master

Steps to become a CSM

  • Step 1: Follow an easy and hassle-free approach to register on KnowledgeHut, a Global REP of Scrum Alliance (SA).

  • Step 2: Take the 2-day CSM course and get instructed by Certified Scrum Trainers® (CSTs).

  • Step 3: SA will send you a link to create login credentials on successful completion of course.

  • Step 4: Click on the link received from Scrum Alliance and create your own login credentials.

  • Step 5: Take the 1 hour online CSM® test which comprises of 50 MCQs by using those credentials.

  • Step 6: Score a minimum of  74% to pass the CSM® test, after completing the course.

  • Step 7: Once the test is cleared, you will be requested to accept a license agreement.

  • Step 8: After accepting it, you will receive CSM designation & a 2-year membership from SA.
  • Step 9: You have to renew the certification once every two years.

Prerequisites

There is no set of eligibility requirements to attend this Scrum Master Certification course and it can be taken by freshers or professionals who want to:  

  • Further their career in project management. 
  • Deepen their understanding of Scrum. 

Our experienced CSTs deliver training in such a way that is suitable for both novice and experienced professionals. But, it is recommended that you have basic knowledge of using Scrum in a real-world context, in order to get the most from the training. You can do this by following the 1-day Agile and Scrum foundation training by KnowledgeHut. 

Who Usually Attend CSM Training

  • Software Engineers
  • Product Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Business Analysts
  • Development team members
  • Testers
  • Anyone who would like to build a career as a Scrum Master

What You Will Learn in this CSM Workshop

KnowledgeHut Experience

EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOPS

Learn from the real-world experience of accredited industry experts and advance your knowledge with in-class activities and simulations.

ELITE PANEL OF CSTs

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

LEARN FROM PRACTITIONERS

Learn directly from active practitioners engaged in implementing Scrum principles in real projects.

GATEWAY TO SCRUM COMMUNITIES

Get access to a wider community of active Scrum professionals and enhance your practical knowledge of Scrum.

CONTINUOUS LEARNING AND SUPPORT

Avail continuous support through monthly webinars, e-books, and conferences and keep pace with the latest industry updates.

HANDY RESOURCES

Access to latest resources like Scrum tutorial, articles, Scrum Master interview Q&A, & case studies prepared by the industry experts.

GLOBAL REP

150,000+ professionals trained across 90+ countries globally. 

100% SUCCESS GUARANTEED

Our CSM training program comes with a 100% Success Rate.

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Why Global Corporates Prefer KnowledgeHut As Their Training Partner

A provider of Enterprise Learning Solutions (ELS), KnowledgeHut creates industry-fit talents through training, coaching, and consulting by globally-acclaimed trainers. Much of KnowledgeHut’s repute in co-creating business value stems from:

  • Training delivered in 70+ countries.
  • 250+ industry-relevant courses.
  • Consulting and coaching to transform organizations.
  • Trainers with experience in Retail, E-commerce, Energy & Utilities, etc.
  • 500+ Clients
  • Amazon
  • Capgemini
  • Coca-Cola
  • Cognizant
  • HP
  • PWC
  • IBM
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CSM Course Curriculum from Scrum Alliance

Get familiar with the 12 principles and 4 values stated in the Agile Manifesto through our popular in-class activity- “Draw and demonstrate”. Herein, you will be asked to form groups and illustrate all 12 principles pictorially.


What you will learn

At the end of this activity, you will be able to-

  • Explain the 12 principles and 4 values listed in the Agile Manifesto.
  • Demonstrate the benefits of “responding to change” in Agile over “following a plan” in traditional project management.
  • Describe how the Scrum values (courage, focus, commitment, respect, openness) relate to the Scrum artifacts, events, and roles.
  • List and explain the three pillars in Scrum ― Transparency, Inspection, Adaptation.
  • Explain the differences between framework and methodology and understand why Scrum is called a framework.
  • List 5 ways to develop an Agile mindset.
  • Illustrate 2 differences between Agile and Scrum and explain why these two terms cannot be used interchangeably.

Topics covered

  • Agile Manifesto
  • 12 Principles
  • 4 values
  • Scrum Foundations (5 Scrum Values)

Learn more about the three roles in Scrum with role-based activities. Each group will play a simulation game called “candy catch” that will have three iterations. The Scrum Master and Product Owner (chosen by group members) will coordinate and help the team achieve the highest target within the shortest time.


What you will learn

At the end of this activity, you will be able to-

  • Conduct a retrospective to list 3 techniques to improve the performance and turnaround time.
  • Explain the roles and responsibilities of a Scrum Master and a Product Owner.
  • List 3 differences between a Scrum Master and a Product Owner and understand why these two roles should not overlap.
  • Discuss how a product owner acts as a bridge between the development team and the stakeholders.
  • Understand why a Scrum Master is not an active participant but a facilitator in the Scrum events and ceremonies.
  • List 3 demerits of having a development team of less than 3 members or greater than 10 members.

Topics covered

  • Scrum Master roles and challenges
  • Product Owner roles and responsibilities
  • Development team roles and responsibilities

Take part in the Scrum Paper Plane game and learn how the 5 Scrum ceremonies work. There will be 3 sprints, each lasting 15 minutes. You need to prepare the user stories that will cover the features and functionalities along with acceptance criteria.


What you will learn

At the end of this activity, you will be able to-

  • Explain the “why” and “how” of sprint planning, daily scrum, sprint review, and retrospective.
  • Understand why the scope and duration of a sprint are fixed.
  • List 3 ways to avoid sprint backlog spillover.
  • Define sprint goals and discuss 5 benefits of having a sprint goal.
  • Understand how the Scrum Master and the Product Owner should coordinate with the team and list 5 points to improve such communications.
  • Discuss 3 damaging impacts of sprint cancellation and how to avoid it.
  • List 10 sprint anti-patterns (E.g. sprint cancellation, variable sprint length) and understand how these impact the delivery and turnaround time.

Topics covered

  • Sprint planning
  • Daily Scrum
  • Sprint Review
  • Sprint Retrospective

Experience how scrum works in real projects with our simulation game “Crime Teller”. The activity will be divided into 3 sprints, wherein the participants will actively employ Product backlog refinement among other scrum artifacts to solve a given “crime” story.


What you will learn

At the end of this activity, you will be able to-

  • List and demonstrate 5 salient features of a well-formed product backlog (E.g. estimated, prioritized).
  • Discuss 2 responsibilities of the Product Owner, Scrum Master, and the Development team in creating and maintaining a product backlog.
  • The objective of having a product backlog and best approaches to product backlog refinement.
  • Analyze and discuss the ideal time and capacity to be dedicated to product backlog refinement.
  • Demonstrate 3 activities (E.g. budget and timeline, release schedule) that take place during a sprint review.
  • List 5 sprint review anti-patterns (E.g. delayed   acceptance) and their negative impacts

Topics covered

  • Product Backlog
  • Sprint Backlog
  • Product Increment

Learn about Scrum life cycle by taking part in the “coin game”. The participants will be linking ceremonies to create effective sprint goals. This module will focus on the common challenges in sprint execution and enable team members to improvise.


What you will learn

At the end of this activity, you will be able to-

  • Explain the difference between resolution meetings and daily standups.
  • Explain the benefits of collaborations with product owners.
  • List 3 demerits of over collaboration of the product owners.
  • Demonstrate 3 ways to break the barriers and collaborate
  • Demonstrate creation of sprint burndown chart
  • Explain 3 approaches to increase efficiency in the team

Topics covered

  • Sprint Execution Planning
  • Flow management
  • Resolution meetings
  • Communication (Taskboard, Sprint burndown chart using story points, hours effort)

Play the “Marshmellow Tower” game and learn more about daily scrum and sprint retrospective in real scrum projects. The tallest tower built with the minimum raw materials and in the shortest time frame will win. Acceptance criteria will be defined by the instructor.


What you will learn

At the end of this activity, you will be able to-

  • Explain the importance of 15-minute timebox for daily scrum meetings.
  • List 3 differences between traditional meetings and daily stand-ups.
  • Describe 2 roles played by the Scrum Master, Product Owner, and the Development team in daily scrum.
  • List the 3 critical questions pertaining to the daily scrum agenda.
  • List 2 responsibilities of the Scrum Master, Product Owner, and the Development team during the sprint retrospective.

Topics covered

  • Activities in daily scrum
  • Activities in sprint retrospective

Familiarise yourself with Definition of Done (DoD) and Acceptance Criteria with the “Crazy Juggler” game wherein you need to pass a fixed number of balls to non-adjacent team members within a certain time frame and collect them in a paper bag once marked as “done”.


What you will learn

At the end of this activity, you will be able to-

  • Explain Definition of Done at three levels ― user story (e.g. writing code), sprint, and release (e.g. preparing release notes).
  • List 3 benefits of Definition of Done and explain why it can evolve over a certain period of time.
  • Prepare a checklist (with a minimum of 7 entries) of an ideal DoD.
  • Mention 3 risks associated with an ill-formed DoD.
  • List 5 characteristics of good acceptance criteria.
  • Understand who all should be involved in drafting the acceptance criteria.
  • List 3 negative impacts of not following the acceptance criteria.

Topics covered

  • Definition of Done for a feature (user story or product backlog item)
  • Definition of Done for a sprint
  • Definition of Done for a release
  • Definition of Done vs. Acceptance criteria
  • Done vs. Done-Done.

Acquaint yourself with the Definition of Ready with our Lego blocks game wherein the attendees will be asked to build a city out of Lego building blocks. The “definition of ready” checklist for the final deliverable will be determined by the instructor.


What you will learn

At the end of this activity, you will be able to-

  • Create an ultimate checklist of Definition of Done.
  • List 3 negative impacts of an ill-formed Definition of Done.
  • Identify at least 3 benefits of a shared Definition of Done for multiple teams working on the same product backlog.
  • List 2 ways to improve Definition of Done.
  • Clearly understand the differences between “done” and “done done”.

Topics covered

  • Definition of Ready for user story
  • Definition of Ready for sprint

Play the self-organization game “Human Knots” by forming teams of 5-6. Groups where team members can untie themselves first win. The time frame for this activity will be decided by your instructor. Each team will have a Scrum Master and Product Owner chosen by group members.


What you will learn

At the end of this activity, you will be able to-

  • Define and understand the steps involved in release planning.
  • List 3 benefits of a well-organized release planning.
  • List 3 outputs of release planning.

Topics covered

  • Definition of release planning
  • Who takes part in release planning
  • Steps in Release planning
  • Output of Release Planning

Acquaint yourself with the Sprint Burndown Chart concepts by taking part in the ball point game. There will be 5 iterations and the number of points being expected at the end of the release will be communicated to the team.


What you will learn

At the end of this activity, you will be able to-

  • Define and understand sprint burndown chart.
  • List 3 primary reasons to use a burndown chart.
  • Learn how to create and calculate a burndown chart.
  • Explain how to adjust upcoming sprints based on the burndown.
  • List 3 critical information obtained from a burndown chart.
  • List 5 merits and 2 demerits of using a burndown chart.
  • Understand 5 common errors that lead to misleading information in burndown charts.

Topics covered

  • Definition
  • Why and when to use a sprint burndown chart
  • Information obtained from sprint burndown chart

Take part in the ball point game and understand the in-depth concepts of release burn-up charts and why Scrum teams use them. There will be 5 iterations and once the sprint is completed, the team will put a mark on the release burn-up as to how many points are completed.


What you will learn

At the end of this activity, you will be able to-

  • Understand the importance of having a release goal (based on historical data and agreement).
  • Demonstrate the importance of release burn-up in understanding the current status.
  • List 2 differences between burndown and burn-up charts.
  • Explain how to adjust release planning (if needed) based on the burn down.
  • Tell one primary advantage of a burnup chart over a burndown chart.  

Topics covered

  • Definition
  • Features
  • How to create a release burn-up chart (steps)

Topics covered

  • What is product planning
  • What is product vision
  • How to create a product backlog
  • Product Roadmap 
  • Minimum Releasable features (or) Minimum Marketable Features 
  • Minimum Viable Products

Be a part of the Lego Building Blocks game wherein participants will be asked to write user stories for every activity involved. The game will entail 3 iterations and attendees will prepare user stories that will cover the features and functionalities along with acceptance criteria. 


What you will learn 

At the end of this activity, you will be able to-

  • Define and explain user stories and understand the importance of user stories in real-time projects.
  • Explain the 3 Cs in user stories.
  • Discuss the importance of acceptance criteria and list 3 scenarios that might arise when the acceptance criteria are not met.

Topics covered

  • What are user stories?
  • Structure/format of user stories
  • INVEST criteria

Learn more about the “what” and “how” of Agile estimation with our in-class Agile board game “Scrumble”. In an interactive setting, this game will let you analyze the common challenges faced by Scrum team members during implementing different estimation techniques in Agile.


What you will learn 

At the end of this activity, you will be able to-

  • List and demonstrate 5 benefits of Agile estimation.
  • Understand the 7 popular Agile estimation techniques and decide which one is the best for your project.
  • Discuss 3 benefits of Relative Estimation and Planning Poker.
  • List and explain 3 common mistakes made while using Relative Estimation and their negative impacts.
  • Discuss in detail the 5 critical steps in Planning Poker. 

Topics covered

  • Definition
  • Benefits of Agile Estimation
  • Agile estimation techniques

Know everything about planning poker from our popular poker card estimation game. Team members/estimators have to privately select one card and the value on each card would represent the story point. Once all cards are revealed, the values need to be discussed.


What you will learn 

At the end of this activity, you will be able to-

  • List 5 benefits of planning poker estimation technique.
  • Decide the best sequence for the values (story points) on cards for your real-time projects.
  • Discuss in detail the 5 critical steps in Planning Poker. 
  • List 3 points to heed for employing planning poker for distributed teams.

Topics covered

  • Definition
  • Benefits
  • Participants
  • How to play planning poker
  • Planning Poker rules

JOURNEY OF A CERTIFIED SCRUMMASTER® PROFESSIONAL


CSM Training and Certification FAQs

Certified Scrum Master

Certified ScrumMaster® is a designation given to a Scrum professional by the Scrum Alliance to lead and deliver projects on time. A Scrum Master ensures that the team is implementing the Scrum practices in an accurate manner. Also, the Scrum Master is a servant leader encouraging the team to succeed with the Scrum framework.

Given below are the roles and responsibilities of the Scrum Master that they need to perform to deliver the Scrum projects in time:

  • 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

Today, companies across various industries prefer to work with IT companies that use agile methodology. Scrum provides a framework to facilitate enterprises to manage and implement Scrum methodology effectively. A CSM certification from any Global REP (Registered Education Provider) helps increase your identity in the industry.

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 online/virtual training for CSM. Scrum Alliance believes that it takes a lot of personal interaction for understanding the Scrum framework, and this cannot be delivered in a virtual environment.

With this 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance, you can spread your identity to the local user groups, online social networks, gain access to deep discounts on meetings, and additional member-only resources. Additionally, CSMs can use a specially designed logo to showcase 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.

Companies and organisations have started embracing and benefitting after adopting the Agile methodology. This has led to an increase in demand for Scrum Masters with plenty of new job opportunities.

Nowadays, Scrum has become the topmost choice of the organizations to deliver more value to the customer. In State of Scrum 2018 survey, 85 percent of the respondents say Scrum continues to improve the quality of work life.  

Here is a list of the top companies that have hired Certified ScrumMaster professionals in Cochin:

  • EQS Web Technologies Private Limited- a provider of software and services for digital investor relations, corporate communications, and compliance in various countries.
  • IBS- a leading global provider of new-generation IT solutions to the Travel, Transportation & Logistics (TTL) industry
  • Focaloid Technologies Private Limited- a digital solutions company that focuses on developing reliable, innovative, and economical technology solutions.
  • UST Global- an American multinational provider of Digital, IT services and solutions.
  • Ernst & Young- a multinational professional services firm.

If your team is looking for Scrum tools that can help to increase their productivity, read on for a list of great tools designed for Agile teams and Project Management:

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

Once you are a Scrum expert after earning your CSM certification and work experience as a Scrum Master on a Scrum Team, your next step is to achieve your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM℠) certification.

CSM Training In Cochin

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

Interested professionals can attend the CSM certification course. A course completion degree by our Certified Scrum Trainer will make you eligible for the online CSM test.

The following individuals can undertake 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 using Scrum as a Scrum Master in your organization, then taking this course will help you to guide team members on strictly adhering to the Scrum principles.

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.

Our exclusive team of CSTs imparts training in a manner which meet the standards set out by the Scrum Alliance. With that being the case, each and every candidate receives the same high-quality content regardless of the trainer or the location. Further, they aid you to develop the knowledge and efficiency that you will need to make a difference in your organization.

The destination address will be made available on the KnowledgeHut website under the desired workshop. Contact the support team if you face any trouble. Each CSM training session is held with industry-recognized learning path at multiple locations in Cochin:

  • Banquet Hall at Travancore Court- Warriam Road, Near Lotus Club, Ernakulam South, Ernakulam, Kerala 682016.
  • Inner Circle at Hotel Abad Plaza- Moulana Azad Rd, Panayappilly, Chullickal, Fort Kochi, Kochi, Kerala 682005.
  • Small Conference Hall at Mermaid Hotel- Mermaid Complex, Kaniyampuzha Road, Near Vyttila Mobility Hub, Vyttila, Kochi, Kerala 682019.

Decide on your preferred location quickly as the decision depends on the preference made by you. Be quick to find a convenient location!

An individual cannot attend the exam without taking the course. Scrum Alliance believes in in-person training by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST).

No. Individuals who have attended a CSM training can join Scrum Alliance. It is free for two years from the time it is earned.

It is recommended that before attending the Certified Scrum Master course, you should know the basics of Scrum. You can brush up your knowledge with the information available on the Scrum Alliance website. This makes you easier to clear the Scrum Master Certification exam.

Once you are done with the CSM course, you will get an email from Scrum Alliance that includes a link to create your login credentials. After this email, you have 90 days to complete the test.

Our highly experienced trainers offer the practical and interactive training session giving accurate, clear, and updated materials to help you understand the concepts clearly and pass your CSM exam without much difficulty.

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 Cochin that got trained by KnowledgeHut:

  • Ingnitho Technologies- a Digital Technology Solutions company
  • EXL- a leading operations management and analytics company
  • TOONZ- an Indian animation company
  • IBS- a leading global provider of new-generation IT solutions to the Travel, Transportation & Logistics (TTL) industry
  • Ernst & Young- a multinational professional services firm
  • Monsanto- an American agrochemical and agricultural biotechnology corporation
  • QBURST- a full-service software provider enabling enterprises to apply digital technology in their business context through data-driven solutions for developing customized web and mobile applications
  • UST Global- an American multinational provider of Digital, IT services and solutions
  • Corporate Pricing- We offer group discounts that suit your budget and your organizational needs
  • Customised Courses- Our courses can be tailored as per the specific learning needs of the employees
  • Expert instructors and accredited courses- You can experience the best learning practices with our accredited curriculum and training conducted by the industry experts
  • Training with current relevance- Our comprehensive curriculum is developed by the experts based on the latest industry needs
  • Meet and exceed industry standards- Our training will aid your employees to meet industry benchmarks and even set new standards
  • Innovative learning methodology- Our learning solutions are hands-on and experiential, to fully engage learners and enhance knowledge retention

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 clearing an exam as well.

You can take the CSM exam once you are done with the CSM training. The exam comprises of 50 MCQs and 60 minutes time limit to complete the exam. The passing score of CSM test is 74%. An individual can take the exam only after taking a CSM course.

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

Yes. you can retake the Scrum Master certification exam within a defined period of time by Scrum Alliance for 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 no cost for the first 2 attempts within 90 days. You will be charged a minimum of $25 each from the third attempt or after finishing your 90 days.

The CSM accreditation body is the Scrum Alliance and its 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 is the most popular professional certification for Scrum Masters by Scrum Alliance. This CSM certification will help you to implement Scrum in your organization. Being a Scrum Master, you will be able to solve the project-related queries of the team members.

CSM certification is on the top list of professional certifications by Scrum Alliance for 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.

CSM is one of the most popular and globally recognized certifications provided by the reputed accreditation body of Scrum Alliance. Recently, the demand for Certified Scrum Master certifications has increased rapidly. The reason behind this is Scrum is now being implemented in industries other than IT and therefore the demand for Certified Scrum professionals has increased.

Scrum is very popular due to its iterative and incremental Agile software development methodology that has been proven to create success. Hence, the demand of certified Scrum Masters is rising substantially regardless of the business type.

Scrum Alliance, the CSM accreditation body, will designate you as a Certified ScrumMaster.

According to Payscale salary report, the average pay of a Certified ScrumMaster in Cochin is Rs. 367,347. Experience strongly influences the salary of the Certified ScrumMaster in organizations. Also, in-depth knowledge of Agile, Agile Software Development, ScrumMaster, Project Management, Scrum, Business Analysis is associated with the high-pay of this job.

Typically, Certified ScrumMasters get paid based on the experience level and the skill sets they have. If you work as a Scrum Master in Cochin, your salary will vary based on the experience as shown below-

  • On an average, an entry-level Certified ScrumMaster can expect an average annual salary of about Rs 269,881 per year
  • A Certified ScrumMaster with mid-career experience can expect an average annual salary of about Rs 780,788 per year
  • The average salary of an experienced Certified ScrumMaster is Rs  929,032 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 an individual can take on in the organizations 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.

Given below is the list of the 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 is renewed after 2-years and the renewal process requires making a payment of $100 from the certificate current expiration date. In order to renew your CSM certification, log in to https://www.scrumalliance.org/login, go to your dashboard and choose the ‘Renew Certification’ option under the heading ‘Actions’.

Remember that starting from February 4, 2019, you will be required to have earned 20 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) within the past two years, 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 indicate your dedication to the Agile professional by awarding credits for educational efforts you make throughout your Agile career.  To maintain your certification from Scrum Alliance, you are required to earn a certain number of SEUs every two 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.

You can obtain 14-16 PDUs and SEUs by attending our two-days training program.

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Suresh Kumar Konduru

Certified Scrum Trainer | Enterprise Agile Coach | Speaker | Volunteer | TBR | DevOps| CSPO

Suresh Konduru has more than 21 years of experience in IT industry extensively in Agile Transformation, Agile Consulting, Agile Coaching & Scrum Training, Delivery Management, Program Management, Project Management, for Global Fortune 500 customers.

Certified in CST, CSP, CSM, CSPO, PMI-ACP. Certified in 'Sharon Bowman's 'Training from the Back of the Room (TBR)' - how to make trainings more effective and sticky to the learners.

Specialised in "Training Scrum from the Back of the Room" based on Brain Science learning. Training workshops delivered at global locations including USA, India, Sweden, China, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain, France.

Coaching at all levels (team, enterprise and leadership). Partnering with world-wide customers for enterprise transformation, coaching and new age leadership nurturing.

Delivered large and critical programs for multiple business domains. Specialised in Banking & Financial Services in sub-domains such as Wholesale/Corporate Banking, Escrow Systems, Trade Finance, Capital Markets, P&C Insurance, Insurance Tracking and Credit Ratings.

Established and managed large programs to drive Delivery Excellence, Financials, Innovation, Metrics, Customer satisfaction, Management Reporting etc. Managed large turn-key transition programs while taking over from long standing partners seamlessly. Established and run multi-year and multi-million AMS engagements that includes SLA compliance, Due-diligence, Pre-Sales etc. Established and worked in distributed and scaled Agile environment with large teams at multiple locations.

Being an Agile enthusiast, founded the ISEC (India Scrum Enthusiasts Community) Mumbai Chapter. An active volunteer and regular speaker in Agile-Scrum conferences and meet-ups in India as well as globally.

Innovated 'Exepedia - a leadership coaching model' and 'Training Scrum from the Back of the Room'.

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Iain

Iain Mckenna

CSM, CSPO & Agile

Iain McKenna is an experienced trainer, coach and practitioner who has successfully used Scrum together with other agile and lean frameworks over a number of years both in project recovery and greenfield projects.

Iain has also been extremely successful in helping many organisations adopt or improve their use of Scrum through training, coaching and mentoring, including United Health, BBC, Cisco and BSkyB. Having worked with IT for over 30 years, Iain has a wealth of experience ranging from operations, analysis, testing, software engineering, project and programme management through to IT Leadership.

Iain has also been a customer and user of many software products over the years. This breadth of experience helps Iain to work with teams to build high quality products that meet the needs of all stakeholders, often exceeding expectations through innovation and focus on value and eliminating waste. - See more at: https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/imckenna#sthash.N0XFpvpm.dpuf

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Ethan

Ethan Huang

CSM, CSPO & CSD

Ethan has led the Agile transformation in large fortune 500 global enterprises like State Street, Electronic Arts, Cisco Systems, State Street etc, with a focus on coaching the software engineering team in adopting Agile/Scrum methods and changing the way they think and work.

He has over 16 years of working experience in IT project management, solid project management background in different industries like consulting, outsourcing, telecommunication, gaming, finance, healthcare, banking etc. He is focused on organizational transition from traditional waterfall to Agile/Scrum, re-align IT Project Portfolio Management under the Agile/Scrum context, developing organisational technical Center of Expertise in Continuous Delivery; and forming Agile/Scrum teams.

Ethan is knowledgeable in both traditional project management methodology (PMBOK) and Agile (Scrum); His qualifications include CST, CSP, CSD, CSM, CSPO and PMP credentials. He has rich experience in adopting various software process management technologies, e.g., Scrum, RUP, and MSF, including 8+ years hands-on experience in managing IT project full lifecycle from pre-sales/product visioning to project closure.

He is an Agile and Scrum enthusiast.

Specializations: Certified ScrumMaster training, Certified Scrum Product Owner training

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Jens Ostergaard

Scrum

Jens Ostergaard is a founder of House of Scrum. He consults and helps organizations understand the fundamentals of Scrum, and mentors them on why they should keep Scrum as pure as possible, until they fully understand the mechanisms that drive product development forward.
Being the first Certified Scrum Practioner (CSP) and one of the first Certified Scrum Trainers (2004), worldwide, Jens has successfully trained thousands and thousands of professionals all over the world. (see previous classes on website).
Having more than 25 years of experience as developer, dba, team manager, project manager and ScrumMaster, primarily in financial organizations, he has worked with all aspects of software development. Jens has managed several Scrum projects, and became a fully qualified CSM Trainer, in Copenhagen, 2004. Apart from consulting, training and mentoring, Jens gives popular presentations about Scrum, at conferences and for organizations.
Jens base is in Europe, where he is self-employed. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Systems Analysis at Linköping University, Sweden, and one year at graduate school, business department, in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Alexandre Magno CST

CSM, CSPO & CSD

Alexandre helps creative workers, teams and organisations to learn better by facilitating unique learning and training experiences on agile, self-organising teams and learning 3.0. He really believes that emergent learning and learning facilitation are the keys to creative workers' success and expertise in this complex and fast-paced new world of work. 
Alexandre is the author of 'How Creative Workers Learn', the first book in the Learning 3.0 series, and founder of the Learning 3.0 brand at Happy Melly. Throughout his career, he has moved from programming computers to software development; then moving back into to database development; product, project and team leadership; agile coaching...and finally: business management. In all those fields Alexandre was in someway involved with learning initiatives and mentoring, realising that was where he is able to make a huge social impact, and so identifying this as his calling in life.

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Aakash Srinivasan

Scrum

Aakash Srinivasan is an Agile trainer, coach, TBR-certified trainer and speaker who travels to consult Fortune 100 companies on business efficiency, process improvements, organizational change and large-scale Agile transformations.
He holds several qualifications including Agile Certified Practitioner, Certified Scrum Developer, Certified Scrum Trainer and other certifications.
He is a mentor and trainer par excellence and his training workshops are very popular.

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Nimish Shikerkar

Director
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Great Instructor with an excellent delivery mode! The trainer had a very good command on the subject and was great at ensuring that the training was completed before the allotted time.

Manish Nair

Manager
Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in November 2019
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The session was very interactive and informative, The trainer was highly qualified in scrum and could explain the concepts very well. 2 days of classroom training was enough to attend the exam even though it was open book test. Kudos to KnowledgeHut and Suresh Kunduru for this great session.

Anisha Antony

Lead Engineer
Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in July 2019
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It was an excellent session conducted by Suresh Konduru. He was an interactive and lively trainer who possessed sound knowledge about the subject.

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Senior QA Analyst
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Happy to be a part of Knowledgehut's CSM training. The support team gave proper advise, guidance & communication on time.

Deepak R

PM
Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in February 2019
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KnowledgeHut did their job in a very good manner. Keep up the momentum always. I am planning to do more certifications with the help of KnowledgeHut.

Deepak R

Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in February 2019
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The session of Suresh Konduru was really helpful

Alphonsa Joseph

Associate Project Manager
Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in February 2019
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The training was really helpful for us to get certified. It was more of an interactive session. Thanks to Suresh Konduru, who helped us learn the principles of agile and how to practice them!

Divya Suseelan

Associate Project Manager
Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in February 2019

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  • Delivers training that meets the exact needs of every individual
  • Hires only CSTs approved by Scrum Alliance
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  • Embeds skills needed to land top-paying jobs
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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.

KnowledgeHut is a leading registered education provider (REP) of Scrum Alliance offering good knowledge to corporate organizations and professionals across the globe. It is the fastest growing CSM® certification training firm, with footprints in 70+ countries. We frequently conduct CSM training in all the other cities as well across the globe and here are a few listed for your reference:

Bangalore Hyderabad Mumbai
Delhi Kolkata Gurgaon
Noida Chennai Pune
New York Chicago San Francisco
Atlanta Washington Houston
Austin Los Angeles Dallas
Boston Seattle San Jose
Singapore Kuala Lumpur Your Location

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.

To ask further questions, please send in an email to support@knowledgehut.com, and we will answer any queries you may have!

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Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® Course in Cochin

 

Certified ScrumMaster training in Cochin

Certified ScrumMaster training in Cochin provided by KnowledgeHut is the most trustworthy and genuine teaching class with 100% success rate for students. You can fix your own schedule for the CSM training in Cochin by sparing only 2 days from your busy life and be a master of scrum. We provide highly qualified trainers at your service who will cover your knowledge gaps and fill you with scrum knowledge and confidence to aim for and pass the exam for the CSM certification in Cochin. Don’t lose this opportunity and register with us immediately and get your license to practice scrum.

Why pursue a CSM certification training in Cochin

Scrum focuses on united group efforts and daily communication to gain more outcomes. If you compete to win projects then a team of scrum experts in your organization would be an added advantage and reflect your company’s commitment to ongoing excellence. Each and every firm is looking for a scrum expert, which means they are looking for you. All you need to do is go through the available Certified ScrumMaster courses in Cochin and pass that paper with good marks. The CSM course in Cochin will not only help you get the official designation of Certified ScrumMaster&reg  (CSM) from Scrum Alliance but also get you added advantages such as a two-year membership with Scrum Alliance.

 

Scrum ensures that you deliver a quality product in scheduled time and issues are identified in advance which helps in early risk mitigation. Once you become the master you can lead your team and teach them the art of scrum and bring more success to your organization. Remember that we are a global registered education partner of Scrum Alliance and your CSM certification cost in Cochin is covered in your workshop fee only for the first two attempts. If you have to give the exam a third time you have to pay an additional Certified Scrum Master certification cost in Cochin. Join KnowledgeHut’s workshop centre today and get the benefits of a program that has empowered numerous professionals.