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Certified ScrumMaster®(CSM) Training in San Jose, CA, United States

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

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


Key Features

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

Certification

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

CSM training eligibility:

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

CSM certification eligibility:

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


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

Process to apply for the online CSM exam:

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

Exam Details:

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

Process to get the certification:

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

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

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

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CSM Training and Certification Details

Certified Scrum Master

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

When it comes to the role of Scrum Master, there exist certain roles and responsibilities that are required to be followed. Collated below are the primary roles and responsibilities that Scrum Master holds:

  • 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

The growing popularity of Scrum has created a rise in the demand for Scrum-certified professionals in the job market. Scrum is now being implemented in not only IT industries but also across other industries. Hence, the demand for CSM certification has increased worldwide.

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

No, there is no such online/virtual course for CSM. As, according to the Scrum Alliance, Scrum understanding requires intercommunication which is not possible to get in the virtual environment.

Through this membership, you can join local user groups, online social networks, get access to deep discounts on gatherings, and additional member-only resources. In addition, CSMs can make use of the specially designed logo to demonstrate 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, classified under the Agile umbrella originated in software and IT industry around 10 years back. This framework has been picking up momentum in creating innovation and facilitating collaboration among the team members.

Not only IT companies but non-IT companies also implement the Scrum framework in leading organizations. The 2019 Scrum Master trends presented by Scrum.org revealed that around 33% of software and internet-related industries implement Scrum, followed by 16% in finance and insurance, 10% in consulting and professional services, 7% in engineering and technology. Other non-IT industries following Scrum framework are Telecommunications, Transportation, Healthcare, Energy, Manufacturing, Media, Defense, Real estate.

Scrum framework is simple to learn but difficult to implement. The organizations implementing Scrum for the first time, require the presence of a skilled Scrum Master on a team. Being a Certified ScrumMaster, an individual can undertake the designations like Business Analyst, Lead Software, Engineer, Project Manager, Information Technology, Staff Scrum Master, Delivery Lead, Agile, Scrum Master, Technical Program Manager, Senior Project Manager, Agile Coach, QA Automation Engineer, Software Project Lead, etc.  

At present, businesses are looking for highly capable and more proficient Scrum professionals to run the Scrum projects smoothly with the increased success rates. Our CSM training will give you an advantage in your job search and help you get a high-paying job that will set you up to go in a new direction in your Agile journey.

Top companies that have hired CSM certified professionals in San Jose

Today, Scrum Masters are in high demand as companies have finally started embracing Agile methodology, about 15 years after it originally landed on the development market. Becoming Agile is the best of the motivation for some companies nowadays. Due to the increasing popularity of Agile, companies are hiring more Scrum Masters, offering plenty of job opportunities in the organizations.  

Based on the latest State of Scrum report by Scrum Alliance, 63% of the respondents are experiencing the success of executing Scrum framework for delivering a project successfully.

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

    • Cavium- an American fabless semiconductor company
    • Ettain Group- a Talent Solutions Company that delivers Recruitment Services and Managed Services in IT, Healthcare IT, and Digital Creative
    • Symantec- a global leader in cybersecurity, operates one of the world’s largest cyber intelligence networks allowing organizations, governments, and people to secure their most important data wherever it lives
    • Larsen & Toubro Infotech Limited- a global technology consulting and digital solutions company
    • IBM- an American multinational information technology company
  • Deloitte- a renowned public accounting firm

In Agile software development, cross-functional Scrum teams often need to work together to build quality products. Successful collaboration between Scrum teams requires the right tools. Here is a list of Scrum tools that can add value to your team’s productivity:

 

Tool Name

 

 

Features

 

 

Cost

 

Jira

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

$10/month for up to 10 users

$7/month for 11-100 users

Vivify Scrum

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

Offers free version for 14-days

$8/user/month

ScrumDO

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

$8.99/month for up to 10 users

Manuscript

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

$62/month for 5 users

Axosoft

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

$25/month for 5 users

Targetprocess

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

Offers free Team version

$20/user/month

Yodiz

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

Offers free version for up to 3 users

$3/user/month

Quickscrum

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

$3/user/month

Scrumwise

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

$7.50/user/month

ScrumDesk

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

Free for up to 4 users

$9/month for up to 5 users

ClickUp

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

$5/user/month

Zoho Sprints

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

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

$8.30/user/month for up to 10 users

 

After CSM certification and practical implementation of Scrum on a Scrum team, you can achieve your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM℠) certification.

CSM Training In San Jose

The Certified ScrumMaster® training covers a complete Scrum framework essential for the Scrum team members or Scrum professionals.

Professionals interested in this course can attend. A course completion certificate from Scrum Alliance by our Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) ensures your eligibility for the online CSM test.

Following individuals can be a part of this course:

  • Anyone who would like to build a career as a Scrum Master
  • Teams transitioning to Scrum
  • Managers of Scrum teams
  • Scrum team members such as product owners and developers
  • In case you are implementing the Scrum practices as a Scrum Master, then this course will help you to implement Scrum accurately.

Our Certified Scrum Trainers® (CSTs) are:

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

Our dedicated team of CSTs delivers training at par with the standard of excellence as set out by Scrum Alliance. Hence, every candidate receives the same high-quality content regardless of the trainer and the location. Further, they help you develop the competencies and the skills you need to make a difference in your organization.

The destination will be listed under the selected workshop on the KnowledgeHut website. Please contact our support team if you face any troubles. To establish maximum success at learning, each of our CSM training session is held at various locations in San Jose such as:

  • Four Points by Sheraton San Jose Downtown- 211 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113•(408) 282-8800
  • Larkspur Landing Campbell- 550 W Hamilton Ave, Campbell, CA 95008•(408) 364-1514

The location of the training depends on the preferences made by most of the trainers available, individuals, etc. Find yourself a convenient location quickly and earn the industry-recognized credential!

No, CSM exam cannot be taken without undergoing the CSM training by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). CSM exam is not a substitute for formal training.

No, membership of Scrum Alliance® is not mandatory to attend the training. Once you have finished CSM training, you can join the Scrum Alliance.

In case you are familiar with the Scrum basics available on the Scrum Alliance website, then two-days of CSM training is sufficient to clear the Scrum Master certification exam.

Once you complete your CSM course, Scrum Alliance will send you an email containing a link to create your login credentials. After receiving your membership email, you have 90 days to take and complete the test.

Our training on CSM and the industry standard course materials created by our highly experienced trainers will help you grasp scrum skills and lead your way to pass the CSM exam.

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

  • Bank of America- a multinational investment bank and financial services company
  • American Express- an American multinational financial services corporation
  • Adobe Inc- an American multinational computer software company
  • CISCO- an American multinational technology
  • Cavium- an American fabless semiconductor company

CSM Certification Exam

CSM is an open-book exam and is easy to pass. While passing the Scrum Master certification exam, the activity-based sessions included in the training help you in gaining the knowledge of the Scrum concepts and its practical execution.

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

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

Yes. Scrum Alliance permits you to take the Scrum Master exam at no cost for the first 2 attempts within 90 days after you receive your welcome email from them. You will be charged a minimum of $25 from the third attempt or after finishing your 90 days. Scrum Alliance suggests retaking the CSM course if you have failed thrice in the exam.

The accreditation body of Certified ScrumMaster course is Scrum Alliance and according to it, CSM exam fee is non-refundable.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

CSM Certification

CSM is the most popular professional certification for Scrum Masters awarded by Scrum Alliance. This certification will help you in understanding the Scrum framework and the roles and activities associated with it.

As a Certified ScrumMaster, you will be able to fill the role of ScrumMaster or Scrum team member. Through the certification process, you will gain an understanding of the whole Scrum framework, including team roles, activities and artifacts and other Scrum associated terminologies.  

As Scrum is being used worldwide, the demand for Certified Scrum Professionals has increased rapidly. So, it is worth attaining the Scrum Master Certification.

Once you attend the two-day (16 hours) CSM course taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) and pass the certifying exam, you will earn the CSM certification from Scrum Alliance, renowned CSM accreditation body.

CSM is the most popular certification for Scrum Masters.  This certification provides a base knowledge of the Scrum process and important aspects of the whole Scrum framework. Due to the rising popularity of Scrum, the Certified Scrum Master certification has become the most sought-after credential in the agile space today.

The average Scrum Master salary as stated on salary.com in San Jose, CA is $108,833, and the salary range typically falls between $94,414 and $127,325. The range of the Scrum Masters’ salaries widely varies depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, and the number of years you have spent as a Scrum Master. The average Scrum Master, Sr. salary in San Jose, CA is $138,656, and the range usually falls between $115,233 and $154,955.

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

Being a Certified ScrumMaster, you can undertake roles such as that of a Software Engineer, Product Manager, Project Manager, Team Leader, Business Analyst, Development team member, Testers and so on. The corresponding designations 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’.

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

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

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 provide a way of continuing education in order to achieve or maintain certifications from these organizations. You can earn a specific number of SEUs every 2-years to maintain your certification from Scrum Alliance.

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

You will receive 14-16 PDUs and SEUs by joining our 2-day training program.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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