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CSM® Training in Pune

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?

The accelerating pace of agile workflow adoption is making organizations compete for talent. More than 94% of organizations responding to the 2014 VersionOne State of Agile Survey said they were using agile methodologies in some capacity or the other. To hire the best-fit employees who are trained to excel in agile team models, project managers are feeling the pressure to attract more creative candidates, not only based on their experience and expertise, but also on their potential.

According to the Scrum Alliance's State of Scrum Report, nearly 81% of the 4000+ respondents felt that agile certifications helped improve the scrum practice. The same went for those individuals holding its foundational Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification, which earned a place on the Global Knowledge's list of the top-paying certifications, with an average salary of $101,729.

The CSM certification in Pune provides an extended overview of agile practices and methodologies using Scrum whilst ensuring techniques are covered in adequate detail which would further help participants in becoming certified Scrum Masters. According to a report released by Scrum Alliance, the number of Certified Scrum Masters have increased to more than 200,000 in the last few years.

Scrum, if understood properly, can give an immense boost to employee morale, quality of deliverables and do away with distractions inhibiting quality and improve team workflows so as to close projects quickly and effectively.

The certification value can be further spread across two main value-adds:

Value to Individuals

  • Professional credibility- The Scrum Master training in Pune will enable you to learn concepts which will help you join an agile team seamlessly.
  • Personal satisfaction- Be content with the fact that you have skilled up in a niche area and are a subject matter expert with our highly competitive CSM certification cost in Pune.
  • Salary- Get considered for pay grades which were earlier out of your reach as Certified Scrum Masters can easily demand upwards of $100k as salary.
  • Job search- Gain an advantage in your search for a suitable job with unique skill-sets and stay a cut above the rest.
  • Professional growth- Advance your career with the Scrum Master training in Pune as it upgrades your current skillsets and learn new technologies in a holistic manner.

Value to Organizations

Industry leaders and organizations have come to realize that Certified Scrum Masters can improve the quality of work wherever there are team structures involved. The abilities of a Certified Scrum Master to an organization are manifold:

  • Job essentials- It is imperative for organizations to forecast for the future in terms of required subject matter experts and the CSM certification in Pune helps you do exactly that and upscale your organization.
  • Filling skills gaps- With the CSM training in Pune you will be able to identify methodologies which can be used to improve organizational performance and team confidence.
  • Increased engagement - The skills imparted via the Certified Scrum Master certification training in Pune will help you engage with the organisational hierarchy to drive better decisions that improve overall productivity, making you stand out as the stellar performer.
  • Continuous improvement - This course helps you imbibe the core of CSM, which is to continually and actively detect areas that require fine-tuning and come up with creative ways of resolution.

CSM® certification- Adding value to your career

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

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

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.

What You Will Learn in this CSM Workshop

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

KnowledgeHut Experience

EXPERIENTIAL WORKSHOPS

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

ELITE PANEL OF CSTs

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

LEARN FROM PRACTITIONERS

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

GATEWAY TO SCRUM COMMUNITIES

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

CONTINUOUS LEARNING AND SUPPORT

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

HANDY RESOURCES

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

GLOBAL REP

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

100% SUCCESS GUARANTEED

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

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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 are user stories
  • Structure/format
  • INVEST criteria

Topics covered

  • Definition
  • Benefits of Agile Estimation
  • Agile estimation techniques

Topics covered

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

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

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CSM Training and Certification FAQs

Certified Scrum Master

A Certified ScrumMaster® is a certification offered by Scrum Alliance. Being a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®), you can assist the Scrum team to perform at the highest level. A Scrum Master is not a project leader or a project manager but rather can be called a Servant Leader who assists the team to succeed with the Scrum framework.

We have listed below 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 is a popular framework that is used across the globe by SMEs and multinational companies like Spotify, Microsoft, Ericsson, and so on. If you are new to Scrum, a CSM certification will help you learn the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles. This will help you to effectively fulfill the role of ScrumMaster or Scrum team member.

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, Scrum Alliance mandates that the CSM course can be delivered in a face-to-face classroom environment only.

With this 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance, you can create your identity in various local user groups and online social networks. You can also get discounts on meetings and additional member-only resources. Additionally, Certified Scrum Masters can use a specially designed logo to highlight 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, a type of Agile framework that originated in the software and IT industry more than a decade ago, has been gaining momentum in creating innovation and facilitating disruptions. According to State of Scrum latest survey, Agile and Scrum practitioners have started experiencing the following benefits after implementing Scrum in their organizations:

  • 85% Scrum continues to improve the quality of work life
  • 71% Delivering value to the customer is the outcome most valued by executives
  • 81% Certification improves practice
  • 97% will continue to use Scrum in the future

For organizations facing challenges in implementing the Scrum framework for the first time, a Certified ScrumMaster can act as a guiding force in making a smooth Agile transition. After the Scrum Master certification, an individual can opt for the positions like  Business Analyst, Lead Software, Engineer, Project Manager, Information Technology, Staff Scrum Master, Delivery Lead, Agile, Scrum Master, Technical Program Manager, Senior Project Manager, Agile Coach, QA Automation Engineer, Software Project Lead in IT or non-IT companies.

As the job opportunities are continuously increasing, it is generating ample opportunities for Certified Scrum professionals. Our CSM training will provide you with several opportunities to take your professional career in the right direction. Also, this training helps you get a high-paying job in Agile organizations.

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

Based on the 2017-2018 State of Scrum report by Scrum Alliance, 63% of the respondents are experiencing the success of executing Scrum framework for delivering projects successfully.   

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

  • Capgemini- a multinational professional services and business consulting corporation offering management consulting and professional services.
  • Amdocs- a multinational corporation which specializes in software and services for communications, media and financial services providers and digital enterprises.
  • Hitachi Vantara- a multinational company that is an analytics, industrial expertise, technology and outcomes rolled into one great solution provider.
  • UBS- a multinational diversified financial services company which is involved in all financial activities, including retail and commercial banking.
  • Vodafone- a British multinational telecommunications conglomerate who owns and operates networks in 25 countries, and has partner networks in 47 further countries.

As the Scrum framework is used beyond the IT sectors, organizations require generic Scrum tools that can be relied upon to deliver the project within time. Given below are the Scrum tools that will ease your Scrum project tasks:

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

 

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM℠) certification is the next step after earning your CSM certification and a year of experience working as a CSM.

CSM Training In Pune

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

Interested candidates can take up this course. A degree of course completion certificate from our Certified Scrum Trainer makes you eligible for 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 a Scrum implementor, then achieving this certification course will be a valuable add-on to your resume.

Our Certified Scrum Trainers® (CSTs) are:

  • Professionals licensed by Scrum Alliance to teach the official Scrum Alliance curriculum.
  • Masters in Scrum who have immense experience in leading, applying, coaching, and teaching it.
  • Skilled in product management and software development.
  • Subject experts who are active in software development and local Agile communities, along with the broader global Scrum and Agile movements.

The training conducted by our expert team of CSTs is at par with the standard of excellence as set by the Scrum Alliance, resulting in every candidate receiving the same high-quality content without any consideration of the trainer and the location. Additionally, they help you develop the skills and knowledge required to make your organization achieve business success.  

The final venue will be listed on the website of KnowledgeHut in the selected workshop. Feel free to reach out to the customer support team if dealt with any issues. All training sessions of CSM are held with industry-recognized learning paths at numerous locations in Pune:

  • Radisson-Kharadi Nagar Bypass Road, Pandhari Nagar, Kharadi, Pune, Maharashtra 411014.
  • Park Ornate Park Ornate, Nagar Rd, Mahindra Society, Shastri Nagar Junction, Pune, Maharashtra 411001.
  • Crowne Plaza CTS No. 37 & 37, 1, Bund Garden Rd, Next to Jehangir Hospital, Pune, Maharashtra 411001.

Training location will be decided after the preferences are made by the individual, trainers available, venue available, etc. Be quick to decide on your choice of location and gain an industry-recognized credential!

CSM online test cannot be taken without undergoing the Certified Scrum Master training as Scrum Alliance strongly believes in face-to-face learning gaining practical knowledge on Scrum. Also, you should know that the CSM exam is not a substitute for formal training.

No. It is not a mandatory rule that a candidate should be a member of the Scrum Alliance before attending a CSM course.

It is advisable to go through the basics of Scrum. You can increase your knowledge with the information available on the Scrum Alliance website. This will help you in preparing for the Scrum Master Certification exam.

After completing your CSM course, Scrum Alliance will send an email containing a link to create your login credentials. After receiving this email, you have 90 days to take and finish the exam.

Our CSM training and the updated course materials created by our highly experienced trainers will help you to understand the whole Scrum framework that will lead your way to pass the exam with good numbers.

Over the previous 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 Pune that have received customised training from KnowledgeHut:

  • American Express- an American multinational financial services corporation
  • DBDI-  a German multinational investment bank and financial services company
  • HSBC-  a British multinational banking and financial services holding company
  • Capgemini- a French multinational professional services and business consulting corporation
  • L&T Infotech- a global IT solutions & services company
  • NVIDIA- an American technology company
  • Citibank- the consumer division of financial services multinational Citigroup
  • Exela Technologies- a global business process automation ("BPA") company
  • Bajaj Finserv- a part of Bajaj Holdings & Investments Limited
  • Yash Technologies- a leading Information Technology Company for Corporate or Business IT Solutions
  • ACI Payments- a payment systems company

Why corporates choose KnowledgeHut as their CSM training provider:

  • 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 created 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 is an open-book exam and is easy to pass. Instead of just passing the Scrum Master certification exam, the activity sessions in the training help in acquiring the knowledge on Scrum which is the most important factor to understand the Scrum framework.

The ScrumMaster certification exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions and 1-hour (60 minutes) duration. A candidate has to score 74% in the exam to pass the Scrum Master certification exam. Also, you can take the exam only after completing the course.

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

Yes, you can retake the CSM exam. As per the guidelines by Scrum Alliance, you can take the 2 attempts of the exam within 90 days at zero cost. After that, you will be charged a minimum of $25 for each attempt. Also, it is recommended to retake the course if you failed the exam for the third time.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CSM Certification

CSM was the first professional certification for the Scrum Masters awarded by Scrum Alliance, the renowned body for Scrum certifications. This certification helps to understand Scrum concepts ranging from the basics to the advanced topics. Also, holding CSM certification helps you to guide the team to align with the Scrum principles.

CSM is known as the first professional certification for Scrum Masters by Scrum Alliance. This course will help you gain a strong understanding of the Scrum Framework, Scrum activities associated with the team members activities, and related roles. By getting this certification, you will be guiding the team to work together and perform at their highest level.

Scrum is the widely used framework as it allows the team members to deliver the output in chunks which saves time and money. Leading organizations have embraced the Scrum framework, creating a lot of career opportunities for Scrum Masters. Hence, the demand for Certified ScrumMasters has increased during the past decade.

During the past decade, the demand for Certified Scrum Master has increased substantially. So earning a Scrum Master certification is a good career move, if you are working in a company where Agile is being implemented extensively.

Once you are done with the CSM certification course and pass the certifying exam, you will receive the certification from Scrum Alliance, the CSM accreditation body designating you as a Certified ScrumMaster®.

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

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

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

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

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

Collated below are the benefits of the ScrumMaster certification:

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

CSM certification needs to be renewed after every 2-years. The renewal process includes the payment of $100 from the date of your current expiration to maintain the certification. In order to renew your CSM certification, log in to https://www.scrumalliance.org/login, go to your dashboard and choose the ‘Renew Certification’ option under the heading ‘Actions’.

Keep a note that starting from February 4, 2019, you will be required to have earned 20 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) within the past two years, in addition to the $100 renewal fee that has to be paid. 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 are used to identify your dedication to the Agile methodology by rewarding credits for educational efforts you make throughout your Agile career. You can maintain your Scrum Alliance certification by earning a certain number of SEUs every 2-years.

PDUs and SEUs are the credits awarded by the Project Management Institute and the Scrum Alliance respectively. These units indicate your commitment to the Agile world by rewarding credits for every educational effort you make throughout your career. Scrum Alliance members can earn SEUs to get recertified after every two years. PDUs are offered by the PMI®, and every PMI® certification, except the CAPM®, requires to earn a certain number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.

You can get 14-16 PDUs and SEUs by attending our 2-day training program.

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 (http://www.inpa.br) 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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Sergey

Sergey Dmitriev

CSM, CSPO and Agile

Sergey Dmitriev is a scrum evangelist focused on improvement of business processes, management and strategy consulting. Sergey’s expertise lies in helping organizations transform to agile or to improve their existing agile practices. He facilitates team coaching, training, mentoring and also meeting and workshop facilitation.

His qualifications include a Scrum Master, Scrum Product Owner, Scrum Practitioner and (PMP PMI) Project Manager Certifications.

His hobby is diving and he is passionate about deep and wreck diving or a combination of both.

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kiran

kiran Thakkar

CSM, CSPO and Agile

Kiran Thakkar, an IT professional with 25 years of experience in global application development and leadership, is a Project Management Professional (certified by the PMI) and a Certified Scrum Trainer (certified by the Scrum Alliance).

Kiran’s other qualifications include an MBA and an MS in Computer Science. Kiran worked at Siemens Medical Solutions and played an instrumental role in one of the largest agile/scrum implementation in the world. Kiran was an overall program release manager at Siemens for a very large-scale, globally distributed, and FDA compliant agile initiative (40+ teams, over 500 members, part of overall 120+ teams).

Kiran laid the groundwork for agile practices still in use and highly effective in Siemens today. Kiran brings real life scrum implementation experience to his class. He also pioneered implementation of the agile practices and mentored scrum masters globally.

He was one of the early adopter of enterprise level large-scale agile/scrum. He is also an adjunct faculty at Penn State Great Valley, DeVry/Keller University, and University of Phoenix teaching in online and traditional 'on-ground' environment. His training sessions are practical, hands on and real world, helping aspirants gain the ground level expertise and specialization.

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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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Ram

Ram Srinivasan

CST, CSM & CSPO

Ram has the unique distinction of being a Certified Scrum Trainer, an Innovation Games® Qualified Instructor and a Professional Coach who specializes in mentoring teams and organizations. He started as a developer and later moved to hold various roles including software architect, Project Manager, and Program Manager. Ram brings his in-depth experience in product development, technical craftsmanship, project management, coaching, facilitation, and conflict-management to help participants understand how to apply Scrum.

In the recent past, he has been focusing on helping teams and organizations adopt Lean-Agile practices. Ram also holds multiple Agile/Project Management related certifications (PMP, PMI-ACP, SAFe Program Consultant, PSM, PSPO, IC Agile Professional). As an expert in Agile, Ram regularly speaks at local meet-ups, user groups and conferences.

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Suresh

Suresh Konduru

Director, Global Agile Practice Lead

Title: Suresh Konduru, Enterprise Agile Coach & Trainer (Independent) 
 
Suresh Konduru has more than 20 years of experience in Agile transformation, coaching, training & new age leadership nurturing. He has worked in Distributed Agile and Scaling environment for large customers especially for Banking & Financial Services Fortune 500 customers. He has also trained more than 100 batches on Scrum across global locations viz. USA, India, Netherlands, France, Belgium, China and Sweden for several roles in IT and business organizations.
 
Other experiences include those in the areas of Account Delivery, Program Management and Project Management. Established, managed and monitored large programs to drive Delivery Excellence, Financials, Innovation, Metrics, Customer satisfaction, Reporting etc. Besides these, he loves to conduct experiments to leverage Scrum outside IT such as education, Arts, Marketing etc. He is the Founder of Mumbai Agile Chapter – a platform enabling Agile enthusiasts to share and discuss Agile experiences since 2015. He is also an active volunteer in other city chapters such as Hyderabad, Chennai and Bangalore. Other achievements include: Volunteer at Global Scrum Gathering Minneapolis 2018, Global Scrum Gathering Singapore 2017. Invited Panelist at Global Agile Conference 2017. Speaker, Reviewer, Volunteer at BEACON-2017 and Global Scrum Gathering India 2016. Speaker at Agile Alliance 2018, Global Scrum Gathering Minneapolis 2018, Regional Scrum Gathering India 2017, Global Scrum Gathering India 2016, Agile Tour Bangkok 2016, Regional Scrum Gathering South Asia 2015, Agile Tour Chennai 2015. He has also innovated Exepedia - a Leadership Coaching Model and Training 'Scrum' from the Back of the Room to make trainings sticky and more effective.

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Hear From Our Scrum Trainees

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The event was really good and interactive and I liked the mode of teaching. 

Mahendra Shinde

Sr. Software Engineer
Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in July 2019
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Excellent training! The trainer was fantastic. It was a practical and very interactive session. The trainer resolved all queries without any hesitation.

Mahesh Oswal

Senior Project Manager
Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in May 2019
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The sessions were very interactive and unique in delivery. Amit was a very good orator and a subject expert.

Ritesh Jain

Senior Consultant
Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in May 2019
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Amit sir's teaching was awesome. He had a great command on the subject. He kept us engaged and taught the Scrum concepts in a very simple manner through examples.

Manish Manish

SSE
Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in May 2019
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Best course material delivered by a great trainer helped me finally complete the certification.

Gurudas Gavali

Product Specialists
Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in April 2019
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It was an interactive session where all topics added great value. Good study material was also provided which I enjoyed learning. Overall, a great experience!

Santvana Singh

Qa consultant
Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in April 2019
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A very interactive and informative session. The trainer took care of both our basic and out of the box questions very well.

Neha Sharma

Test Lead
Attended Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) workshop in April 2019
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Good work by KnowledgeHut in helping new candidates feel comfortable at the workshop. The facilities provided were also really good.

Vikrant Shirsath

Team lead
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
New York Chicago San Francisco
Atlanta Washington Houston
Austin Los Angeles Dallas
Boston Seattle San Jose
Singapore Kuala Lumpur Your Location

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) Course in Pune

Pune is the hub of IT in Maharashtra and houses a number of off shore IT development centres where professionally qualified candidates can do very well. We understand this and hence bring you a CSM training in Pune that will help you prepare for the certification and also give you the practical training needed to succeed at the workplace. Our Certified Scrum Master Pune training will give you the best in terms of practical and theoretical knowledge from Scrum approved courseware to plenty of hands on exercises that will expose you to everyday Scrum challenges and how to overcome them. The CSM certification in Pune is among the most popular since the benefits of Agile have now been widely appreciated by organizations who are seeking to hire professionals who understand their roles and responsibilities and can suitably implement Scrum to ensure Agile benefits. The Certified Scrum Master certification Pune edition has been conducted by Scrum approved trainers who bring in their knowledge and expertise to guide you for the exam and professional success. Also note that the CSM certification cost in Pune is among the most competitive and gives you loads of takeaways along with approved and crisp courseware, tips and tricks for clearing the exam, experiential learning, professional development units and a 2-year membership with Scrum among others. So, what are you waiting for? Enrol now and get set for a sparkling career.