CSM Certification Training in New York, NY, United States

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

  • Get trained by a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Ally (REA)
  • 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


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® (CSM) course boosts your confidence in implementing the Scrum framework effectively in organizations.


As a Certified ScrumMaster, you will be known as being 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 $ 109,448 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
      • Learn more about scrum master salary information.

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

    • Guide team members through 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.

    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 REA 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. Also, refer to our getting started guide: How To Become A Certified Scrum Master.
    • Step 9: You have to renew the certification once every two years.

    What You Will Learn in this CSM Workshop


    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

    KnowledgeHut Experience


    Learn from real-world simulations, in-class activities and the rich experience of industry expert trainers.


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


    Get real-world tips and time-tested techniques from highly qualified mentors with extensive industry experience.


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


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


    Get access to latest resources like tutorials, articles, interview QnAs, and case studies created by experts.


    We are a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Ally (REA), having trained over 250,000 Agile professionals. 


    Crack your exam in the very first attempt with our 100% Success Rate and 100% Money-Back Guarantee!

    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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    Frequently Asked Questions on CSM® Training

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

    • Global Registered Education Provider of Scrum Alliance 
    • 250,000+ professionals trained on Agile and Scrum 
    • Renowned CSTs approved by Scrum Alliance 
    • 24/7 support 
    • Best-in-class workshop experience 
    • 100% Money-Back Guarantee 

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

    Our enthusiastic and dedicated trainers bring with them decades of experience practicing Scrum and Agile at scale in organizations across the world in a wide range of industries.

    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. They make it a point to keep themselves up to date on developments and trends in their respective fields and work hard at transferring their learnings to you 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 on our Schedules page. If it is not, then you may reach out to our Support Team on support@knowledgehut.com. 

    We provide a hard copy of the courseware for our classroom participants. 

    Our CSM training is live and is available in both Live Instructor-Led Virtual and Classroom Training formats. Please check our Schedules page for more details. 

    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. 

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

    With our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee policy, you are assured of the highest standards of quality. At KnowledgeHut, we strive to ensure that your learning experience with us is beyond reproach. However, if for any reason your expectations are not met, we will refund the course fee in accordance with our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee policy

    KnowledgeHut has trained over 250,000+ Agile professionals with a 100% success rate. Our goal is to have you succeed in your CSM exam in the very first attempt too. Until you achieve your goal, you’ll receive comprehensive exam prep support every step of the way. However, if you do not clear the CSM exam, we will refund 100% of your money as per the following: 

    1. If you attempt your CSM exam on the last day of training and do not pass it on the first or second attempt (both taken on the same day), we shall refund your course fee within 7 working days. 
    2. You must initiate a refund request by writing to us via email within 7 days of purchase. 

    CSM Training and Certification FAQs

    CSM Career Opportunities

    The CSM course in New York will endow you with collaborative and leadership abilities to work with the Scrum team and other members involved in product development. The CSM certification will equip you to: 

    • Act as a servant leader for Scrum teams creating high-end products. 
    • Become a change agent and promote a culture where teams can thrive. 
    • Resolve impediments enhance team collaborations and 
    • Participate in team activities with ease and know how to own a task. 
    • Enhanced interpersonal and communication skills. 
    • Become a facilitator by encouraging self-organization in teams 
    • Efficiently guide Scrum teams through the product development lifecycle 

    Yes! Scrum Master has become one of the hottest skills in the industry as organizations across different sectors are seeking qualified Scrum Masters who can efficiently manage and lead teams through diverse agile projects within schedule. According to LinkedIn reports, Scrum Master jobs are among the top 10 most promising careers in 2019 and the demand has continued to climb. Scrum Masters are also handsomely paid for their collaborative talents and the success they bring to an organization's goals. Certified ScrumMaster training in New York can boost your project management career.     

    Qualified Scrum Masters are in great demand in New York. Some Top Companies providing CSM jobs in New York as per Glassdoor are: 

    • Bank of America 
    • SetSchedule 
    • IBM 
    • AT&T 
    • UnitedHealth Group 
    • Wells Fargo 

    Being a globally recognized credential, the CSM certification will get you noticed by prospective employers not just in New York but internationally too. As organizations undertake several Agile projects, the demand for qualified Scrum Masters is on the rise. A CSM certification will open various job opportunities for you in New York and keep you a step ahead as a Scrum Master. 

    A CSM certification will demonstrate your ability to motivate and manage Scrum teams to deliver the best quality products within the given schedule. Scrum Masters are in high demand in New York. A CSM certification will prove your professionalism in staying current with today's industry trends and to continued self-improvement. 

    The average CSM salary in New York is $ 1,07,837 per year. The additional cash compensation for Scrum Masters in New York ranges from $3,200 - $26,180 with an average of $9,200 (Glassdoor). 

    Several service-based companies in New York are seeking certified Scrum Masters who can drive Agile projects efficiently. Some top service-based companies hiring CSM professionals in New York are:  

    • Bank of America 
    • SetSchedule 
    • UnitedHealth Group 
    • JPMorgan Chase & Co 
    • Morgan Stanley 
    • Capital One 

    Several product-based businesses are employing Certified Scrum Masters to improve their work environments. The following are some of the top product-based businesses in New York hiring CSM specialists:  

    • IBM 
    • Wells Fargo 
    • AT&T 
    • FactSet 
    • Amazon 
    • Bloomberg L.P. 
    • Infosys 
    • Con Edison 

    Yes, it is! Scrum has become the most popular framework adopted by organizations following the Agile methodology. A CSM certification will demonstrate to prospective employers that you are knowledgeable about Scrum practices and the Agile approach. A certified Scrum Master certification in New York will offer you an edge over the competition and boost your earning potential. 

    Scrum Master training is essential if you want to pursue a career in Agile project management or work for a company that practices Scrum principles. Certified Scrum Master training in New York will make you proficient in Scrum practices and the Agile methodology. It is also a mandatory step to apply for the CSM exam. The CSM course is beginner friendly and there are no CSM prerequisites to enroll in the CSM course. 

    Several Agile project management courses are available for aspiring professionals interested in furthering their professional development. Here is a list of some popular Agile management courses to consider: 

    • CSPO®  
    • Leading SAFe®  
    • SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM)  
    • SAFe® POPM   
    • Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM®) 
    • Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM I) 
    • Professional Scrum Master ™ II (PSM II)  
    • PMI-ACP 
    • SAFe® 5 Advanced Scrum Master 
    • SAFe® 5 DevOps Certification 
    • Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner℠ (A-CSPO℠) 

    For more information, you can view our list of best Agile courses available on our website. 

    CSM Certification and Training Details

    The CSM certification is an entry-level certification, there are no CSM certification requirements to join this course. This course is open to students and professionals, regardless of experience, who want to become Scrum Masters and advance their project management careers. 

    The process to become a Scrum Master is standard worldwide. You can follow these simple certification steps to get certified as a Scrum Master in New York: 

    • Join a Scrum Master Course in New York 
    • Get trained by Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs). 
    • Earn 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs on course completion 
    • Create your login account with Scrum Alliance  
    • Apply for the CSM exam and clear it  
    • Accept the license agreement from Scrum Alliance 
    • Receive your Scrum Master certificate from Scrum Alliance. 

    To get your CSM certification in New York, you must first enroll for the 2-day Scrum Master program coached by Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs), pass the CSM exam by scoring a minimum of 74%, and finally, accept the Scrum Alliance license agreement. You must keep in mind to renew your CSM certificate every two years to keep it active.

    Preparing for the CSM certification in New York involves clearing the CSM exam. Gaining a comprehensive understanding of the Scrum Framework, its principles and techniques is a critical step to not just clearing the CSM exam but to become a confident and successful Scrum Master at the workplace. The following are some key points to help you get prepared for the CSM certification in New York: 

    • Create an effective study plan to cover the CSM curriculum 
    • Understand the Scrum guide thoroughly and comprehend its concepts 
    • Participate in Scrum activities to gain real-world experience 
    • Practice your knowledge well with the help of simulations. 

    KnowledgeHut offers extensive CSM training in New York geared to help you to ace the CSM exam and develop expert Scrum Master abilities for the workplace. 

    To get your CSM certification in New York, you must first enroll for the 2-day Scrum Master program coached by Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs), pass the CSM exam by scoring a minimum of 74%, and finally, accept the Scrum Alliance license agreement. You must keep in mind to renew your CSM certificate every two years to keep it active.

    The CSM syllabus is not that extensive but fairly simple and fun to grasp. How much time you take to study for the CSM Certification would depend on your current knowledge of Scrum practices and the time you can dedicate to study. CSM training in New York will prepare you adequately well for the CSM exam and equip you to confidently implement Scrum practices in your organization. 

    It can be difficult to choose the best CSM training provider due to the sheer number of them. However, if you want to get the most out of your training experience, look for these features in your training provider. 

    • A global Scrum Alliance Registered Education Ally (REA) like KnowledgeHut 
    • Hands-on practical learning through role plays, case studies, and Scrum activities 
    • Extensive exam preparation using simulations 
    • Post-career coaching to assist you in overcoming challenges in your newly obtained role. 

    The cost of CSM certification includes both, the CSM exam fees and the CSM training course fees. To view details of our CSM certification cost in New York, please visit our schedule page. The CSM exam costs are included in our training charges. 

    KnowledgeHut offers an experiential learning environment to all candidates interested in becoming Scrum Masters. We offer both live-instructor-led online training classes as well as in-person classes delivered by Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs). 

    The cost of a CSM course would vary depending on the region and training provider. As a global Registered Education Ally (REA) of Scrum Alliance, we offer all applicants an experiential learning Scrum experience coached by Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs). Please visit our schedule page to view details of the CSM Certification cost in New York. We include the CSM exam fees in our CSM training costs.  

    It certainly is! Certified Scrum Master is an internationally recognized credential offered by Scrum Alliance to candidates interested in becoming qualified Scrum Masters and prove their knowledge by passing the CSM exam.  

    You will receive the Certified Scrum Master Certification from the Scrum Alliance, a globally respected credential, after graduating from the CSM course in New York and clearing the CSM exam. 

    After attending the CSM certification training and gaining a year of real-world Scrum experience, you could consider going after the Advanced Certified Scrum Master Certification (A-CSM) offered by Scrum Alliance to enhance your Scrum Master skills. 

    At KnowledgeHut, our panel of Trainers includes Certified Scrum Trainers® (CSTs), authorized by Scrum Alliance to teach the official Scrum Alliance curriculum. As expert Scrum Masters, product managers, and software developers, with years of experience, they are extremely qualified in leading, applying, and coaching Scrum Practices. 

    Hear From Our Scrum Trainees

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    The course was good. Overall, it was a beneficial learning experience. Thanks, KH!

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    Kim Brainard was a very professional and excellent SCRUM Trainer and the CSM course was a very exciting experience. I can't be more satisfied and strongly recommend this course and trainer. I had a great experience at KnowledgeHut's CSM course.


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    It was a great training session. The instructor was engaging and taught using great examples and exercises. The exercises really made the concepts click.

    Charlene Payne

    Sr. Agile Analyst
    Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in November 2019
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    The 2-day training was the best I had ever attended. The coach was simply awesome. Eric was very helpful and supportive.

    Arun Kumar Pandey

    Scrum Master
    Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in October 2019
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    Eric was instrumental in running the CSM session. The concepts were made very easy with the help of real-life examples and practical exercises. He never let the class become dull. My objective of learning about Scrum and getting certified was successful as Eric played the role of a guide in the best way possible. I would recommend Eric and this training from KnowledgeHut wholeheartedly. Cheers!!


    Business Analyst
    Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in October 2019
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     An excellent training under a great trainer!

    David Maher

    Sr. Scrum Master
    Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in October 2019
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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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    I took the course alongwith a couple of my friends. The course content and exercises were really good.

    Karishma Shah

    Software Test Engineer
    Attended Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® workshop in July 2019

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    Raj Kasturi CST


    Raj Kasturi is an IT Professional with 30 years of experience in global application development and leadership. Raj started his career as a developer and wore several hats as an architect, DBA, App Dev Manager, Project Manager, Scrum Master, Scrum Trainer, Enterprise Agile Coach and Agile Team Coach to name a few.

    Raj has helped various organizations transition from waterfall to agile. Raj is an adjunct faculty at Penn State University and has taught several technology, Project Management, Agile and Scrum courses for the past 21 years. Raj is a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST® ) from Scrum Alliance and has co-trained and coached with some of the industry’s leading thought leaders. Raj has been a speaker at international conferences, author and also a facilitator for User Groups. Raj has traveled throughout the US, Europe and India to deliver agile classes and to speak at conferences.

    Raj has helped various organizations transition from waterfall to agile. Raj is an adjunct faculty at Penn State University and has taught several technology, Project Management, Agile and Scrum courses for the past 21 years. Raj is a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST® ) from Scrum Alliance and has co-trained and coached with some of the industry’s leading thought leaders. Raj has been a speaker at international conferences, author and also a facilitator for User Groups. Raj has traveled throughout the US, Europe and India to deliver agile classes and to speak at conferences.

    Raj lives in Pennsylvania with his wife and three teenage kids. He uses Scrum at home and always works from an ordered product backlog that his wife is constantly refining.



    Fred Mastropasqua


    Fred Mastropasqua, a Scrum Alliance, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) based out of Tampa, Florida. As well as a Certified Scrum@Scale Trainer (CS@ST), ScrumMaster (CSM), Developer (CSD) Product Owner (CSPO), an Agile Practitioner with the PMI group (PMI-ACP), and a Microsoft System Engineer (MSCE) with over 25 years of experience with Windows Networking and Software Development. 

    Daniel James

    Daniel James Gullo CST

    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.


    Madhavi Ledalla


    Madhavi Ledalla is an Agile enthusiast, and brings her real-world experience and perspectives of both traditional and agile methodologies while coaching organizations and teams during transformation engagements. She is a sought-after trainer, mentor and counselor in varied agile methods including Scrum and Kanban, and in Scaling frameworks such as SAFe and LeSS. As an acclaimed agile expert, she has led large scale agile transformations across multiple domains. She is passionate about building teams that are focused on outcome instead of output. Madhavi takes keen interest in doing customized training workshops on agile, retrospectives and innovation games. She holds a B.E. qualification from Osmania University and has worked with leading organizations as an advisor during their agile implementation.


    Fadi Stephan


    Fadi Stephan is a technology consultant, Certified Scrum Trainer (CST®), and Agile coach with more than twenty years of experience at startups, government agencies, non-profits, and Fortune500 companies across various sectors including financial, hospitality, and homeland. Fadi's focus is on transforming and building high performing innovative organizations and teams that deliver impactful products early and maximize ROI. Fadi trains and coaches clients on agility, leadership, product management, user-centered design, Agile engineering and DevOps.

    Fadi is a technology executive that led Excella Consulting’s software development practice growing the team of UX designers, software developers and DevOps engineers from 35 to 120 in 3 years. He also led Excella’s digital service delivery solutions growing it to more than 30 million dollars per year. At client engagements, Fadi led digital transformation efforts by combining lean discovery, with Agile Delivery and a DevOps mindset to deliver impactful digital experiences.

    Prior to joining Excella, Fadi was director of Product Development at Databasics leading the development of SAAS enterprise ERP applications.

    Fadi is a recognized Agile thought leader frequently presenting at conferences worldwide. Fadi is also the founder and organizer of DC’s largest Scrum User Group.


    Jem Jelly CST


    Since 2005 I have served well over 150+ teams using Scrum & Agile. I pride myself on being a hands on practitioner enjoying both coaching teams & teaching students. I specialise in Scrum Master training, my scenario & metaphor based approach  in the classroom helps learners truly absorb the essence of Agile.


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    Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® Course in New York, NY

    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. 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, learning materials are also an important factor. The learning materials provided by the training center can be either e-learning materials 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.

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