CSM® Training in New York, NY

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
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Why should you go for a CSM certification?

Scrum, an Agile framework has been picking up momentum in creating innovation and improving productivity across organizations. A high-performing Scrum team always contributes to the success of an Agile project and the Scrum Master is the main person responsible for steering the project in the right direction. The Certified ScrumMaster course boosts your confidence in implementing the Scrum framework effectively in organizations.

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, such as:
    • Scrum Master
    • Delivery Lead
    • Agile Scrum Master
    • Program Manager
    • Project Manager
    • Agile Coach
    • Automation Engineer
    • Project Lead

Today, most of the IT as well as non-IT industry majors are hiring candidates who are familiar with the Scrum framework. The Certified ScrumMaster® can upscale an organization in the following ways:  

  • Guide the team members throughout the product development
  • Help the team deliver quality products
  • Participate in the team activities with ease and also learn how to own a task
  • Resolve the impediments and enhance the team’s collaboration
  • Act as a change agent and enable a culture in which teams can flourish
  • Become a servant leader for Scrum teams that are involved in developing high-end products

Scrum framework believes in ‘self-organization’. Making a career in Scrum as a Scrum Master will help an individual to-

  • Gain a high degree of proficiency in executing Scrum
  • Contribute in creating a healthy work environment
  • Earn the skills that make an individual immune to internal and external distractions
  • Become self-motivated to escalate the performance of the team
  • Get more job opportunities in IT as well as non-IT organizations with a good pay

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Process to become a Certified Scrum Master

Steps to become a CSM

  • Step 1: It takes only 2 min 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 1hr 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 ScrumMaster Certification course and it can be taken by any professional who wants to deepen their understanding of Scrum.

Who Usually Attend CSM Training

  • Software Engineers
  • Product Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Business Analysts
  • Development team members
  • Testers
  • New/Existing Scrum Masters
  • Planning for Scrum Master career

What You Will Learn in this CSM Workshop

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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. 

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

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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

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Meet your instructors

Heitor De Sa Roriz

Heitor De Sa Roriz Filho

CSM, CSPO & CSPO

HeitorRorizFilho is an 'agilero'. He currently works as an Agile Coach and Trainer worldwide, based in Sao Paulo. He is a writer, speaker and trainer in the area of Technology Management. He has been dealing with Agile since 2004 and in addition to speaking for Agile/Scrum, Six Sigma and PMI conferences, he is the founder activist of the ScrumAmazonia user group.

He is also the co-founder and Agile Coach of Massimus (http://www.massimus.com) a company focused on APM (Agile Project Management) training and coaching. He holds a M.Sc. in Information Technology from the University of Stuttgart, Germany. Has worked and gathered experience in companies like Itautec-Philco SA, DaimlerChrysler AG, FraunhoferInstitut, FPF (Fundação Paulo Feitoza), among others. He worked for 3 years as a ScrumMaster and Product Owner for FPF and Siemens-Mobile where he also coached, trained and mentored teams to implement and improve Scrum in projects.

For more than 2 years he worked as an Information Manager for the local government at Municipal Institute of Urban Planning where he applied Scrum outside of software, in architectural and building projects. He participated as a research assistant in projects belonging to LBA (Large-scale Biosphere-atmosphere Experiment in Amazonia) at INPA in cooperation with JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) and NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Agency).

Heitor is passionate for Agile and Scrum. He truly believes Agile can change the way we work achieving excellent levels of precision and performance. He is very interested in Agile Leadership and Agile Project Management as levers of improving our ways of work.

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Bill

Bill Li

CSM, CSPO & Agile

Bill Li, is a CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) by qualification and a prolific consultant, mentor and coach active in China and Asia, Managing Principal of UPerform Consulting Group. With over 20 years of cross-functional experiences in IT sector, Bill is among the pioneers who promoted Scrum and Agile since 2007, and is an active contributor and speaker at agile community, including major Scrum and Agile conferences - See more at: https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/gli3.

Bill enjoys developing people and organizations through high quality Scrum and Agile training and consulting services. His passion lies in helping clients’ product development organizations and teams to become more effective, having less waste and fewer impediments in their processes, less pressure, more expertise, higher enjoyment, and producing better product and services, in an open, transparent, creative, and self-organized environment.

Bill translated Agile Project Management with Scrum by Ken Schwaber into simplified Chinese and published it in 2007. He also co-translated Ken's next book on Scrum & Enterprise and Mike Cohn’s User Stories Applied, together with other 2 titles in Project Management area. Bill is MBA from Schulich School of Business, York University, and Bachelor of Engineering from South China University of Technology. He lives in Shanghai, China and Vancouver, BC, Canada. - See more at: https://www.scrumalliance.org/community/profile/gli3.

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Daniel James

Daniel James Gullo

CSM, CSPO & Agile

For more than 25 years, Daniel has been teaching, mentoring, coaching, and consulting for organizations of many sizes; from startups to multi-national enterprises. Daniel has led large-scale Agile adoption initiatives for organizations in Financial Services, Education, Health Care, Bio-tech, Pharma, Information Technology Consulting, Professional Associations, and Federal Government.

Daniel is well known and highly revered as 'The hardest working man in the Agile community.' He is the founder of Agile Delaware and frequent reviewer, volunteer, and speaker for the Scrum Alliance, Agile Alliance, PMI and other organizations, including delivering keynote addresses.

Daniel is the Conference Chair for the 2015 Scrum Gathering in Phoenix; he was the Conference Chair for the 2013 Scrum Gathering in Las Vegas; serves on the Trainer Acceptance Committee; is a member of the Coaching Retreat Planning Committee; host of Coaches Clinic events; facilitator of Open Space Events, including the Scrum Alliance's largest Open Space ever in Berlin; and a prolific contributor to a vast array of online forums, blogs, and other social media. Daniel is currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Development.

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Peter

Peter Saddington

CSM, CSPO, CSD

Peter Saddington is an Organizational Consultant and Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) who has been in software development for 15+ years. His qualifications include 3 Masters degrees (Counseling, Education, Theology & Religion) and he is publishing his second book in late 2012 (Wiley) on Agile and Human Performance. He is the co-founder of a research and analytics company, Action & Influence, which measures human dynamics within the enterprise cultures. He brings his expertise and passion for teaching, mentoring and counselling to the KnowledgeHut team

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Peter Borsella

CSM CSPO CSD

Peter Borsella is the founder of Winnow Management Corporation, based in Pompano Beach, Florida. Peter is an IT professional with over 25 years of experience in application development and IT leadership. He also holds qualifications as a Project Management Professional (certified by the PMI) and a Certified ScrumMaster Trainer (certified by the Scrum Alliance). His ability to contribute across a wide range of environments has taken him to organizations such as First Data Corporation and eFunds Corporation and outside the United States to Taiwan, Israel, and Hungary.

Peter is an expert in administering all aspects of project management, as well as providing authentic leadership to create effective teams. An active and contributing member to both the PMI and the Scrum Alliance, Peter’s speaking engagements focus on bridging the gap between traditional Project Management and Agile Project Management. As a trainer, counsellor and mentor, his goal is to help others understand how to get the best return from any project by achieving higher levels of software quality, increased customer satisfaction, and cohesive teams that enjoy increased productivity.

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Steve

Steve Spearman

CSM. CSPO

Steve Spearman is a member of Agile for All, a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) and an Agile coach working at the enterprise and team levels.  Steve has over 30 years of experience in corporate software development as a software developer, architect, project manager, scrum master and in multiple management positions. For the last 10 years, Steve has been providing Agile-focused training and coaching to companies ranging from late-stage startups to large corporations.   

Steve has a BA in Psychology and a Masters in Computer Science.   His other certifications include: Certified LeSS Practitioner (CLP), PMI-ACP, PMP, Certified Scrum Product Owner, Certified ScrumMaster, Advanced CSPO, Advanced CSM and (former) SAFe SPC.  Steve lives in the Denver, Colorado area with his wife Donna. He’s an avid traveler and Scuba diver.

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CSM Training and Certification FAQs

Certified Scrum Master

A Certified ScrumMaster® is a professional who is certified to lead the project teams effectively. The Scrum Master is considered to be a team facilitator rather than a project manager, as he/she facilitates the daily tasks for the team members.

The primary role of the Scrum Master includes a set of roles and responsibilities that need to be performed to finish the project in time. Here are the 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 allows teams to strategize and execute business decisions in line with Agile principles. This functionality has increased the popularity of the Scrum framework worldwide. A CSM certification is an indication of your capacity to complete Scrum projects in time.

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. According to the Scrum Alliance, it requires a greater level of personal interaction that can be delivered in a virtual domain/environment.

With the 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance, the Certified Scrum Masters can join the local user groups, social networks, acquire access to deep discounts on meetings, and additional member-only resources. Moreover, 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 is one of the most popular Agile frameworks with 56% of the users using Scrum, as surveyed by VersionOne’s State of Agile report. LinkedIn also included Scrum Master in the Most Promising jobs list of 2019 and Agile and Scrum are the most in-demand skills required to get a job in your dream company.

After the CSM certification, an individual can get rewarding job opportunities as 63% of the respondents are experiencing the success of implementing Scrum framework to deliver high quality products. A certified individual can efficiently take on designations 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 today’s technology age, job opportunities are continuously increasing in number which in turn rising the demand for professionals and skilled Scrum Masters. Certification is the best way to convince the employers that they are offering the role to the right candidate. Our CSM training will increase your visibility to potential employers.

Companies have started embracing Agile methodology, 15 years after its initial release. Due to this, Scrum Masters are in high demand. Companies are benefiting a lot after becoming Agile. With the increase in demand, companies are hiring more Scrum Masters, offering plenty of job opportunities in organizations.  

Based on the research conducted with 601 developers and IT professionals by HP Enterprise- “two-thirds (66%) of the participants depicted their organizations as either Pure Agile or Leaning

towards Agile. On the other side, only 9% of the organizations described themselves as pure Waterfall or Leaning toward the traditional (Waterfall) approach.”  

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

  • Integral Ad Science- an American private technology company that analyses the value of digital advertising placements.
  • American Express- an American multinational financial services corporation focusing on businesses like charge card, credit card, and traveler’s cheque businesses.
  • Vimeo- an ad-free open video platform that provides creators with tools and technology to host, distribute, and monetize videos.
  • Insider Inc.- an American online media company that publishes the financial news website, Business Insider and other news and media websites.
  • J.P. Morgan- an American multinational investment bank and financial services company offering a plethora of banking and trading services to its clients.

Scrum tools ease the process of managing the Scrum projects even if teams are working remotely.  These tools help the teams to work in collaboration, facilitating and streamlining work tasks. Here are the Scrum tools that can be used to increase the team’s productivity:

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

The next step after earning your CSM certification and working as a Scrum implementor is to achieve your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM℠) certification.

CSM Training In New York

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

Interested candidates can undertake the CSM course. A degree of course completion certificate from our Certified Scrum Trainer makes you eligible for the CSM test by Scrum Alliance.

The right audience to take this course is:

  • 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 already a Scrum Master in your organization, then the CSM certification course will improve your skills to guide the Scrum teams.

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 dedicated team of CSTs delivers training on par with the standard of excellence as set out by Scrum Alliance. So, every candidate receives the same high-quality content irrespective of the trainer and the location. They help you further develop the competencies and skills you need to make a difference in your organization.

The location has been listed on the KnowledgeHut website under the respective workshops. If you do not find the listing, feel free to contact our support team. Each of the CSM training session is held with industry recognized learning paths at different locations in New york such as:

  • The Chatwal, a Luxury Collection Hotel, New York City- 130 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036•(212) 764-6200
  • Four Seasons Hotel New York Downtown- 27 Barclay St, New York, NY 10007•(646) 880-1999

The training venue depends on the preference that most of the individuals, trainers available, etc. make. Find yourself a suitable location and earn the industry-recognized-credential.

A candidate is not eligible to take an exam without undergoing the CSM course. Scrum Alliance strongly believes in true learning and hands-on experience.

No. Individuals who have attended a CSM training can join Scrum Alliance. Certified membership is free for the first two years.

It is preferable that before attending the Certified Scrum Master training, you should know the fundamentals of Scrum. You can expand your skills with the information available on the Scrum Alliance website. This will help you in clearing the Scrum Master Certification exam with a good score.

As soon as you finish the CSM course, you will get one link e-mail from Scrum Alliance to create your login credentials. After this membership email, you have 90 days to finish the test.

Our highly qualified coaches deliver interactive training programme with clear, exact, and revised coursewares to make you understand the concepts clearly and clear 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 New York that got trained by KnowledgeHut:

  • Bank of America- a multinational investment bank and financial services company
  • American Express- an American multinational financial services corporation
  • Bank of Newyork- an American worldwide banking and financial services holding company
  • Caterpillar- an American Fortune 100 corporation
  • IBM- an American multinational information technology company
  • Cognizant- Cognizant Technology Solutions (CTS)- an American multinational corporation that provides IT services
  • HSBC- a British multinational banking and financial services holding company
  • L&T Infotech- a global IT solutions & services company
  • 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 an open-book exam. The interactive training sessions held during the course will help you to understand the basic to the advanced concepts of Scrum. With this training, it is very easy to understand  Scrum concepts.

You can take the CSM exam once you are done with the CSM training. The exam comprises of 50 MCQs and 1-hour 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 Certified ScrumMaster training cost.

Yes, you are allowed to take the Scrum Master certification test again if you failed the exam. Scrum Alliance permits you to do this free of cost if you take the test within 90 days for 2 attempts. It will charge a minimum of $25 once 90 days are over from the time you receive a welcome email. It is advisable that if you failed the exam thrice, you should take this course again.

Scrum Alliance is the accreditation body of Certified ScrumMaster course. 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 is marked as a sought-after professional certification for the Scrum Masters by Scrum Alliance. By obtaining this certification, you will learn the Scrum fundamentals and the Scrum lifecycle, how to organize a Scrum team, how to implement a Scrum, and several Scrum related topics.

The Scrum certification concentrates on the importance of ‘self-organized teams’. This training will help you create a work environment which is useful for a company’s growth. From this course, you will learn the fundamentals of Scrum and the Scrum lifecycle, how to manage a Scrum team and how to finish the project on time.

CSM is the most acknowledged Scrum certification in the world, and is conferred by Scrum Alliance which is the global accreditation body that oversees this certification. This certification is very popular as it demonstrates that you have a strong foundation in Scrum principles and processes, and comprehensive knowledge of the Scrum framework. Hence, the demand for certified Scrum Professionals has increased over the past years.

CSM certification is conferred by the Scrum Alliance, the largest and most established accreditation body known worldwide. If your organization is planning to implement Agile methodology then it is worth earning this certification as it will give you a career boost.

You will receive the certification from Scrum Alliance, the CSM accreditation body designating you as a Certified ScrumMaster®.

According to salary.com report, the average Scrum Master salary in New York, NY is $107,941 per year but the range typically lies between $93,640 and $126,281. The salary range can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years of experience you have in this job. The average Senior Scrum Master salary in New York, NY is $137,520, but the range typically falls between $114,289 and $153,685.

Also, the skills like Agile methodology, Agile Software Development, ScrumMaster, Project Management, Scrum, Business Analysis impacts the salary for this job. Moreover, you need managerial skills, leadership skills, and interpersonal skills to succeed as a successful Scrum Master. According to Glassdoor, Certified ScrumMaster salary is one of the 25 highest paying jobs in America. This shows that the job prospects for skillful Scrum Masters are excellent and there are many opportunities to grab. You should be an effective communicator with strong business understanding, and possess strong technical skills to be successful.

Being a Certified ScrumMaster, you can play roles like Software Engineer, Product Manager, Project Manager, Team Leader, Business Analyst, Development team member, Testers etc. and the designations an individual can play 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.

Following 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

You need to pay $100 to renew CSM certification. The process needs to be done every 2 years from the current expiration date. In order to renew your ScrumMaster certification, log in to https://www.scrumalliance.org/login, go to the Dashboard, choose the ‘Renew Certification’ option available under the heading ‘Actions’.

Keep a note 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. To validate your participation and continued proficiency in the fundamental principles and practices of Scrum, this update has made necessary. You can earn remaining SEUs by completing an educational training or 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. Both units are the way of tracking continuing education in order to achieve or maintain certifications from these organizations. Scrum Alliance members need to earn SEUs to get recertified after every two years. PDUs are offered by the PMI®, and every PMI® certification, except the CAPM®, needs a specific number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.

You will obtain 14-16 PDUs and SEUs by participating in our 2-day training program.  

Hear From Our Scrum Trainees

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I enjoyed the course very much! It was very well-organized. The food was awesome too. Thanks, KH!

Shikha Agrawal

Product manager
Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in August 2019
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The instructor was passionate and extremely knowledgeable. She was able to inspire the class to participate through practical class exercises. She was very good and I would certainly take another class with her. 

sergio alonso

consultant
Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in May 2019
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A very informative class. The workload was delivered at a great pace. Kim was a fabulous instructor and kept me engaged throughout the session.

kimberly burke

Scrum Master
Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in April 2019
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The instructor was awesome, knowledgeable and made sure that everyone understood the material clearly.

AMBREEN ABID

Operations Manager
Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in April 2019
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Amazing class! Many thanks for the course material presentation which allowed for ample class participation and interaction. This training helped me pass with 90% score!

Hugo Diaz

Mr
Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in April 2019
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The class was very interactive and hands-on in nature. Despite being a 2-day class, it was an eye-opening experience!

Siewyee Lai

QA Analysts / Project Management
Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in April 2019
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Awesome and well-maintained class. I loved the trainer and the overall experience. I will surely come back again for other certifications.

Sabrina ZAMAN

Sr. Project Manager
Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in April 2019
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I recently attended a 2-day weekend CSM certification course. It was a well-organized course with an incredible tutor. The course was delivered with real-life examples and creative workshops.

Ekrem Erol

IT Project Manager
Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in April 2019

FAQs

KnowledgeHut Support On Your CSM Journey

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.

Looking to know everything about CSM certification training with KnowledgeHut? Check out this blog!

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 Cochin
Pune 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 New York, NY

TOP THINGS TO CHECK WITH AN INSTITUTE BEFORE HIRING THEM FOR IN-HOUSE CERTIFIED SCRUMMASTER? TRAINING IN NEW YORK An organization arranging in-house training by taking up the ScrumMaster? certification cost in New York is not something new. Make sure you choose reputed institutes like KnowledgeHut for the training process. This article will talk in detail about the top things that you need to check with an institute before hiring them for in-house training. Trainers The trainers who would deliver the Certified ScrumMaster? training in New York in your campus should be experienced in industry standards and also should have experience in training students at various career levels. The trainers should be able to provide both theoretical and practical training with high quality. Such trainers are available with institutes that are reputed and accredited with Scrum Alliance? like KnowledgeHut. Scrum Alliance? provides certification to trainers and only institutes with certified trainers would be approved for accreditation. Learning materials Apart from training, the learning materials are also an important factor. The learning materials provided by the training center can be either e-learning material or online study guides and need not be highly priced and voluminous study books. The course material should be useful for the certification exam and also for learning beyond the class. It should also help the candidates train themselves after taking up the classroom course for practical training. Every institute would provide some kind of study material but, you should choose an institute for CSM? course in New York that would provide high quality study materials which are approved by Scrum Alliance? like KnowledgeHut. Course support The institute you choose should not increase the length of the course just for the sake of increasing the CSM? certification cost in New York. The course length, agenda and other elements of the course should be provided before registration. Only reputed institutes in New York like KnowledgeHut have pre-course and post-course support where you can get in touch with the representatives to learn more about the course before, after and during the course. Accreditation from Scrum Alliance? An institute cannot become accredited with Scrum Alliance? without any benchmarks. The organization would audit the quality of the trainers, training process, exam support, mock papers, agenda, practical training and various other factors of the training institute from time to time. Thus, the quality of training from an institute that is accredited with Scrum Alliance? like KnowledgeHut can be trusted to be high throughout the course. This is the main reason as to why people prefer institutes with accreditation with Scrum Alliance?.