Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM I) Training

Master real-world applications of Scrum and become an outstanding Scrum Master

Acquire a deep appreciation of the Why behind the Scrum framework and how it employs empiricism and controls risk in a constantly changing work environment. Gain mastery of Scrum and the role of the Scrum Master in this two-day Professional Scrum Master™ I certification course.

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The Professional Scrum Master™ I certification course is about mastering the Scrum framework: planning for product delivery, understanding the nuances behind working with people and teams and mastering the role of a Scrum Master as a servant leader. With training material created by Scrum co-creator Ken Schwaber, the PSM™ I course is a combination of instruction and team-based exercises and teaches what is at the heart of the Scrum and Agile movement.

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Highlights

  • 16 Hours of Live Instructor-Led Online Training

  • Earn 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs

  • Training Material from Co-creator of Scrum

  • Real-World Simulations and Activities

  • Comprehensive Exam Support

  • Exam Fee Included in Course Fee

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97 percent of organizations practice Agile development methods of which the majority (58 percent) are using the Scrum framework (14th State of Agile). Agile is the methodology of choice for companies and is increasingly popular as it helps them deliver the right product at the right time as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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KnowledgeHut has empowered over 150,000 professionals with certifications in Agile and Scrum.

Experiential Workshops

Scrum activities, team-based exercises, practical case studies: High energy workshops with hands-on learning.

Elite Panel of Scrum.org PSTs

Scrum.org certified Professional Scrum Trainers with experience across industries.

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One-to-one mentorship, real-world tips and time-tested techniques from highly qualified PSTs.

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Six months of post-training mentor guidance to overcome challenges in your Scrum career.

Steps to get the PSM™ I certification

Strengthen your knowledge and practice of Scrum processes and concepts with Scrum.org™ certifications. Validate your expertise as a Scrum professional with the PSM™ certification and take advantage of networking opportunities with the best in the industry. Not sure where to start with your PSM™ certification? Just follow these simple steps.

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Prerequisites

Prerequisites for the PSM I course

  • There is no set of eligibility requirements to attend the PSM™ certification training. 
  • Basic knowledge of Scrum in a real-world context is helpful, though not mandatory. The one-day Agile and Scrum Foundation training serves as a good primer.

Who should attend this course?

Project Managers

Scrum Masters

Scrum team members

Developers

Product Owners

Software development managers

Software Architects

Product Managers

Software Developers

Software Coders

Software Testers

Team Leads/Team Members

Students and individuals with interest in Agile and Scrum

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What you will learn in the PSM I course

1

The Scrum Framework

The principles and (empirical) process theory underpinning the Scrum framework, and the role of the Scrum Master in it.

2

The Definition of Done

Learn to assess when work is complete on the product Increment, get a shared understanding on Product Increment.

3

Running a Scrum project

Equip yourself with the tools and techniques to run a Scrum project in your organization. 

4

Working with people and teams

Understand the nuances of working with people and teams and how to bring about behavioural shifts.

5

Scrum in your organization

All you need to know about helping your organization adopt and Scrum and reap the benefits.

6

The role of the Scrum Master

Learn what the role of the Scrum Master entails and deeply understand the concept of servant-leadership.

Skills you will gain with the PSM I certification

Servant leadership

Facilitation skills

Value creation

Enabling high team performance

Leading and facilitating change

Coaching the Development Team

Coaching the Organization

Resolving impediments

Scrum implementation guidance

Enabling Product Increment

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PSM™ Course Curriculum from Scrum.org™

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Learning Objectives

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain why the artefacts, roles and events in Scrum are all important to a successful Scrum project. 
  • Discover suitable process within the Scrum framework for their organisation.

Topics

Scrum theory includes time-boxing, and specific roles, rules, and artifacts. All elements of Scrum complement each other to form a consistent whole. All work is performed in Sprints. All base rules, events, and roles are described in the Scrum Guide, the acknowledged Scrum body of knowledge. Each part of Scrum ties back to the principles and theory.

  • Scrum Events – Every event in Scrum is an inspect and adapt opportunity. How are these events important? What are the impacts of missing one of these?
  • Scrum Role – Every role in Scrum has specific accountabilities. What are their accountabilities? Why are they important? How are they different to traditional project management roles? 
  • Scrum artefacts – Every artifact in Scrum is transparent so organisation can inspect and adapt based on it. Why are these artefacts important?  
  • Sprint – The Sprint is the heartbeat of the Scrum framework. What is a Sprint? What are the criteria of a successful Sprint?  

Hands-on Exercises

  • Students will experience the Scrum framework by building a small website in multiple Sprints.
  • Students will collaborate with other students to define a process within the Scrum framework.

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Explain what is Agility and the relation to Scrum.
  • Discover where Scrum is not suitable.
  • Understand the impact of the transparency that Scrum brings and requires, and how Scrum is best used to increase an organization’s agility.
  • Explain how Scrum implements empiricism in software development. 

Topics

Scrum is founded on empirical process theory to deal with the complexity typical to software development. All principles and values of Scrum are based on the fundamental view of software development as creative and complex work.

  • How is empirical approach different to defined approach?
  • What makes Scrum different to traditional project management approach?
  • What is Agile?
  • How does Agile relate to Scrum?
  • Why should we be Agile and use Scrum? 
  • In what case is Scrum not suitable?

Hands-on Exercises

In this module students will learn:

  • Create matrix for projects that is suitable for Scrum
  • Create impact analysis for businesses using Scrum

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

  • Understand Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog
  • Learn planning tactics

Topics

Scrum Planning is different from traditional project management. Student will exercise tactics on planning in Scrum.

  • Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog - The Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog is the plan in Scrum. How is planning in Scrum different traditional project management? What is the best practice to do Lean Planning in Scrum? How to do Product Backlog Refinement?  
  • Product Backlog management - Product Backlog reflects the roadmap of the Product. How do we do Product Backlog management in Scrum?
  • Product Backlog ordering - Prioritization is one way to order Product Backlog. What are the other techniques to order the Product Backlog? 
  • Product Backlog decomposition - Product Backlog is decomposed so that it can be done in one Sprint. How do we decompose Product Backlog to ready to execute Sprint Backlog? 

Hands-on Exercises

  • How to do Planning Poker to estimate Product Backlog Items. 
  • How to decompose a Product Backlog Items into smaller Product Backlog Items. 
  • How to decompose a Product Backlog Items into Sprint Backlog. 
  • How to plan a Sprint. 
  • How to forecast a release. 
  • Techniques in managing Product Backlog.

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

  • Define what is required for high-quality software. 
  • Discover what documentation is required in Scrum.

Topics

The criteria of success in Scrum are different to traditional project management. 

This module will cover the followings: 

  • Definition of Done - Everyone in the organisation should have the same understanding about “DONE”. What is “DONE”? What is the impact of not having “DONE” software every Sprint?
  • Quality - What is required for a high-quality software? Does Scrum need documentation?

Hands-on Exercises

In this module students will learn:

  • List techniques and documentation that is required for Scrum project.

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, students will be able to: 

  • Discover what is required to generate a self-organising team. 
  • Get Scrum teams going, guide them along the way and help them continuously self-develop to become successful through better collaboration.
  • Form a Scrum team.

Topics

Scrum Teams are self-organizing and cross-functional; which is very different from traditional development groups. Scrum Teams are empowered to do the right thing.

  • Creating self-organizing teams

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Understand the people aspect of Scrum, how to work with people.
  • Discover coaching techniques that is appropriate for the team.

Topics

Scrum Masters are servant-leaders, with skills and tools to coach teams and organizations in understanding and applying Scrum. They master several techniques for coaching, conversation, and facilitation in order to help people, teams, and organizations discover what works best for them.

  • Coaching and Facilitation Techniques

Learning Objectives

After completing this module, students will be able to:

  • Identify who is the Scrum Master.  
  • Explain what makes Scrum Master different to traditional Project Manager. 
  • Discover skills and traits are required for Scrum Master to be successful in his role.

Topics 

  • This course put emphasizes on one of the roles in Scrum – the Scrum Master. Scrum Masters are servant-leaders with distinct skills.

Learning Objectives

  • On completing this module students will understand aspects of the certification.
  • The Professional Scrum Master course has two associated assessments and certification: Professional Scrum Master level I (PSM™ I) and Professional Scrum Master level II (PSM™ II).
  • All participants completing the Professional Scrum Master course receive a password to take the PSM™ I assessment and are entitled to a discount on the PSM™ II assessment.
  • These industry-recognized certifications require a minimum passing score on the associated rigorous assessment.

Topics

  • Certification prerequisites and exam

PSM™ Training and Certification FAQs

PSM™ I Training

The PSM™ I course has been thoughtfully designed to make you an exceptional Scrum Master. You will be equipped with all the tools and techniques to:

  • Motivate and lead a team of Scrum specialists who bring the benefits of Scrum to projects.
  • Be a servant leader
  • Resolve conflicts and tackle challenges to deliver the best at the end of every Sprint.
  • Address organizational challenges in using Scrum effectively
  • Apply the overall Scrum processes, principles, and practices in an effective manner

Our PSM I training aims to equip you with all the skills to be an effective Scrum Master. You will develop practical skills in the following areas to:

  1. Be a great facilitator
  2. Be a good coach
  3. Resolve impediments
  4. Enable high team performance
  5. Lead change in any environment or industry
  6. Drive results by applying Scrum principles and techniques in the right way
  7. Achieve a higher likelihood of project success
  8. Improve efficiency at your workplace
  9. Motivate others to support your Scrum efforts
  10. Contribute meaningfully in your sprint meetings  

The PSM I certification helps you:

  • Validate your commitment to continued excellence and quality.
  • Demonstrate your proficiency in Scrum
  • Grow your career in Scrum with confidence. 
  • Get noticed at interviews or for promotions at your current job. 
  • Command higher salaries than your non-certified peers. 
  • Network with industry leaders and Agile professionals
  • Begin your agile journey to Professional Scrum Master II Certification (PSM™ II)

Not necessarily. Each course has attendees from a variety of backgrounds, including from non-software fields. The instructor will cover product development of all sorts, so many examples are software related, but no software development experience is required.

The course is for anyone interested in learning a better and faster way to create awesome products, including:

  • Business Analysts
  • Developers
  • Finance & Audit
  • HR Managers
  • IT Professionals
  • Managers
  • Product Owners
  • Project Managers
  • Project Sponsors
  • Scrum Masters
  • Team Leads
  • Testers
  • those who are interested in working with people
  • those who care about their team’s performance
  • those looking for ways to foster collaboration

There are no prerequisites to take the Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM I) training. However, basic knowledge of Scrum in a real-world context is helpful, though not mandatory. The one-day Agile and Scrum foundation training serves as a good primer.

Once you have completed the PSM™ I credential, you can further enhance your Scrum Master skills by pursuing the following credentials:

  1. Professional Scrum Master™ II (PSM II)
  2. Professional Scrum Master™ III (PSM III)
  3. Professional Scrum Product Owner™ (PSPO)

Yes, you will get free e-learning access to over 100 courses that will be available at KnowledgeHut for one year.

You can get 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs by participating in the PSM™ I training program. 

Our blog will help you learn more about how to earn a Scrum Education Unit® (SEU®) from Scrum Alliance®. Get all the information you need to take advantage of SEUs for your professional growth, namely:

  • What are SEUs and why you need them
  • How to earn SEUs
  • What types of continuing education opportunities qualify for SEUs
  • How to calculate the value of an SEU® for Scrum Alliance certifications
  • How to log SEUs for Scrum Alliance® certifications
  • How recent SEUs need to be
  • How to determine whether a previously accumulated SEU® can be used for Scrum Alliance® certifications
  • List of SEU resources put together by Scrum Alliance 
  • Where you can utilize SEUs you have accumulated

For further information about SEUs and PDUs, please reach us at support@knowledgehut.com.

PSM™ I Certification Process

The PSM™ I certification is offered by the Scrum.org, a world-renowned body dedicated to helping professionals, leaders, and organizations embrace agile by understanding its principles, processes, and values.

You cannot get PSM™ I certified without undertaking the course. Scrum.org believes that true learning requires in-person/online training and hands-on experience with PSTs or recognized trainers. The PSM I exam is not provided as a substitute for formal training.

STEP 1: Attend a face-to-face course taught by Professional Scrum Trainer  (PSTs) or receive private coaching

OR 

Attend 16 hours of live online training with your PST

STEP 2: Upon successful completion of the course, you will receive the Exam link with Assessment key from Scrum.org.

STEP 3: Click on the Scrum.org Exam link and take the 60-minute online exam consisting of 80 questions.

STEP 3: Log in with the key and take the 60-minute online exam consisting of 80 questions.

STEP 4: As soon as you complete the online exam and get a minimum score of 85%, you can download the PSM I certification if you have passed the exam.

Note: If the student takes the exam within 14 days (of receiving this email with the password), and scores less than 85%, they are entitled to the 2nd attempt at no cost.

Scrum.org will send you the key post your 16 hours of online training or in-person training.

Yes, you will receive a course completion certificate on completing the course.

You will have to attend two days or 16 hours of PSM™ training under a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST) following which you will receive a key to the PSM™ I exam. Once you pass the exam, you are declared PSM™ I certified and can instantly download your certificate.

PSM™ I Certification Exam

The PSM™ certification exam (also referred to as assessment) is an online, open-book exam. The format is:

  • 80 multiple choice questions and True/False questions
  • Duration: 1 hour
  • Pass mark: 85% 

The PSM exam is open-book exam and easy to pass. Our intensive coaching and exam preparation activities are all geared towards helping you pass the exam at the first attempt.

After you complete your 2-day PSM™ course, you will receive an email from Scrum.org. This email will contain the key you need to attempt the exam.

No, you will have a time limit of 60 minutes and will not be able to pause the test. If you accidentally close the window, then you’ll be able to reopen it immediately. In case your exam page freezes, you can refresh the web browser and you will be able to continue the exam from where you left it. Similarly, if your web browser has a problem, you can go to the start link available in your email and you should be taken back to the last question you were on.  

If you lose the internet connection or lose access to the test for an extended time, then you may reach out to support@scrum.org to have a new test set up.

There is no re-evaluation for the PSM I exam. However, if you fail you can re-attempt the exam at no cost within 14 days of receiving the key.

Yes. The Scrum.org allows you to retake the Professional Scrum Master™ exam if you fail. Two attempts are permitted within 14 days after you receive your key, at no additional cost.

Yes. The Scrum.org allows you to retake the Professional Scrum Master™ exam as many times as you’d like. However, there is a cost associated for each attempt beyond the first two attempts within 14 days.

You will get your results immediately after you attempt the exam.

There are no limits to the number of times you can attempt the exam, as long as you pay for it. The Scrum.org allows you to take the PSM™ I exam at no cost for the first 2 attempts within 14 days after you receive your key. Every attempt after that is charged.

PSM Workshop Experience

The PSM™ I workshop at KnowledgeHut is delivered through PRISM, our immersive learning experience platform, via live and interactive instructor-led training sessions.

Listen, learn, ask questions, and get all your doubts clarified from your instructor, who is an experienced practitioner.

The conventional in-person PSM™ I training from Scrum.org was earlier delivered as a 16-hour, 2-day training course. The online PSM™ I training being offered for a limited time is now about 14 hours.

The online course is divided into several classes of shorter hours, unlike the in-person class that has 2 sessions, each 7 to 8 hours long. The PST uses tools like a webcam for interacting with the participants and participants will also be able to virtually collaborate with one another.

All of KnowledgeHut’s PSM™ I certification training is delivered by Professional Scrum Trainers (PSTs). The PSTs are:  

  • Professionals licensed by Scrum.org to teach the official Scrum.org curriculum 
  • Masters in Scrum who have immense experience in leading, applying, coaching, and teaching it 
  • Expert practitioners of Scrum across a wide range of industries

Our dedicated team of PSTs deliver high quality training at par with the standards of excellence set out by Scrum.org®. Every candidate receives the same standard of training and content, irrespective of the trainer and the location.

Our PSM™ I course focuses on engaging interaction. Most class time is dedicated to fun exercises, lively discussions and team collaboration, all facilitated by an instructor who is a Professional Scrum Trainer and an experienced Scrum practitioner. The focus is on practical solutions to real-world, Scrum Master challenges drawn from decades of experience as product managers, Agile coaches and Product Owners in Agile environments.

Software Requirements

  • Internet browser  
  • MS Word or Notepad  

System Requirements

  • Windows or equivalent environment with Internet browser and high-speed Internet connectivity

Yes, your PSM™ course material will be provided in advance. You will receive an email with a link to set your password a few days in advance of the scheduled course. Once you log in to PRISM, you will have access to the study plan and all the course material.

The PSM™ course material comprises of the course schedule or study plan, workbooks and all relevant assignments, assessments, or case studies.

The PSM™ sessions would be auto recorded on PRISM, subject to permission by Scrum.org® and the PST. Based on the permissions, you would have lifetime access to the video recordings of the sessions as well.

No, you will not yet be able to join the training through phone or tab. Please be prepared to join the training on your laptop or desktop.

If you get disconnected during the training, you will have the option to re-join within about half an hour subject to accreditation body guidelines and the instructor’s preference.

Our workshops are currently held online and anyone with a stable internet from anywhere across the world can benefit from this to get PSM™ I certified.  You can check out the schedules here.

You will receive a registration link for the PSM™ I workshop via PRISM, our learning experience platform, to your e-mail id. You can set your password, log in to PRISM and start your immersive learning journey.

If you miss a PSM™ I class, you may access recordings of the sessions from PRISM, provided Scrum.org and the PST have permitted recordings. At the beginning of every session, there will also be a 10-12-minute recapitulation of the previous class.  

This is a live instructor-led training where you will be coached by Professional Scrum Trainers, authorized by Scrum.org.

We currently use the Zoom platform for video conferencing on PRISM and will soon be adding more integrations with Webex and Microsoft Teams. However, all the sessions and the recordings will be available right from within our learning platform, subject to permission from Scrum.org® and the PST.

Yes, there will be other participants who will actively participate in the class remotely.  They can attend online training from office, home, or any other suitable place. 

In case of any queries, our support team is available to you 24/7 via the Help and Support section on PRISM. You can also reach out to your workshop manager on your workshop group messenger.

Should you have any more questions, please email us on support@knowledgehut.com and we will be happy to get back to you.

Additional FAQs on the PSM™ Certification

PSM Training

PSM is the abbreviation for Professional Scrum Master™ and it entitles the job role of a facilitator for an agile development team. The Scrum Methodology revolves around the core principles that allow a team to self organize itself and manage tasks and situations quickly. The role of a PSM (Professional Scrum Master™) is to effectively act as servant leader and facilitator to a Scrum team, implementing Scrum best practices, Scrum tools and skillsets to create success.  

A Professional Scrum Master™ is one who is responsible for managing the processes by understanding the Scrum values and principles. The job role of a PSM involves:

  • Helping his or her team reach consensus at the end of the daily scrum
  • Helping the team to understand what can be achieved in a specific time period
  • The responsibility to remove obstacles that are hindering his or her team’s progress
  • Scrum Master ensures the team doesn’t overcommit while ensuring that the team reached its highest potential.

In order to be recognised as a Professional Scrum Master™, you have to undertake the Professional Scrum Master™ course, after which you have to attend and successfully pass the Professional Scrum Master™ Certification examination.

Depending on which gateway you choose to acquire knowledge from the Professional Scrum Master™ course, the entirety of the course can range from 2 days to a week. Also, one needs to have patience in order to choose the correct platform, learn the materials and courseware that are provided, undertake the course and finally attend and successfully pass the Professional Scrum Master™ certification examination.    

All the institutions that are offering Professional Scrum Master™ certification are doing so at highly competitive rates and with that being said, it can be clearly understood that with patience and a thorough thought process one can complete the Professional Scrum Master™ course and become a certified Professional Scrum Master™ without having to worry about budget and affordability.

Once a candidate has undertaken the Professional Scrum Master™ course and earned their certification, their career will take a turn for the better.

Apart from being a mentor to other teams and companies, mentioned below are some of the other career options open to a certified Professional Scrum Master™.

  • Certified Scrummaster® (CSM®)
  • Information Technology (IT) Consultant
  • Senior Software Engineer
  • Senior Business Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Project Manager, Information Technology (IT)

The salary of a certified Professional Scrum Master™ depends on a lot of factors, ranging from how many years they have been in the profession to their other certifications and credentials. With that being said, the global median salary for a certified Professional Scrum Master™ is  $75,500 per annum, according to ZipRecruiter.

Listed below are the different job profiles with the average salary for a Professional Scrum Master™.

Based on Job Role/ Designation:

Job Profile/Designation

Average Salary

Software Engineer

$70,398

Software Developer

$59,701

Mechanical Engineer

$60,001

Electrical Engineer

$62,209

Financial Analyst

$50,950

Operation Manager

$75,310

Office Manager

$49,941

Executive Assistant

$58,975

Director of Operations

$106,933

General/ Operation Manager

$75,639

Administrative Assistant

$42,095

Chief Financial Officer

$146,171


Based on
City:

City

Salary/Annum

Bangalore, Karnataka

Rs 908,457 - Rs 2,213,786

Pune, Maharashtra

Rs 597,016 - Rs 1,882,785

Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh

Rs 391,486 - Rs 1,768,743

Chennai, Tamil Nadu

Rs 466,332 - Rs 1,350,000

Mumbai, Maharashtra

Rs 610,419 - Rs 1,572,216


Based on
Educational Qualifications:

Educational Qualification

Salary/Annum

Bachelor of Engineering (BEng / BE)

Rs 469,792 - Rs 2,163,496

Bachelor of Technology (BT / BTech)

Rs 579,310 - Rs 1,448,276

Master of Computer Applications (MCA)

Rs 641,660 - Rs 1,493,770

Bachelor of Science (BS / BSc)

Rs 599,407 - Rs 1,220,838

Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Rs 1,185,000

PSM or Professional Scrum Master™ certification is for candidates who want to validate their knowledge of Scrum. The certification is available in three levels: I, II and III.

Before you start preparing for PSM™ certification, you should know that you are not required to take a course. All you need is the knowledge of the framework and concepts of Scrum. You can either take references from the internet or join a training institute. Here are some more tips that will help you prepare for the PSM certification exam:

  • Start with the Scrum Guide
  • Familiarize yourself with the subject areas
  • Take free practice tests at Scrum Open
  • Practice with exam simulators
  • Check out forum discussions and online articles

Both, the CSM® and PSM™ certifications, are focused on the software development process. There is no better certification in this space. Your preference will depend on your expectations from the certification and your personal goals. Here are some differences that will help you make the decision:

  • For the CSM certification, you will need to attend the 2-day training. You need to enrol yourself in an institute and submit assignments. You will have two attempts for passing the exam. For the PSM certification, you must purchase the password from Scrum.org. However, training is not mandatory for PSM certification.
  • You need to have a score of at least 69% to get the CSM certification. For PSM, the minimum passing percentage is 85%.
  • The CSM certification exam has only multiple-choice questions. PSM, on the other hand, has multiple choice, multiple answer, and true/false type questions.
  • The cost of CSM certification can be between $400 to $2500 depending on the training provider. PSM certification costs depend on their levels with I, II and III available at $150, $250, and $500 respectively.
  • CSM certification has 2-year validity. After 2 years, you will be required to pay $100 for renewing the certification. For PSM, there is no need for renewal.
  • CSM is basic level certification, while PSM I has intermediate level of difficulty.

PSM™ certification is a little difficult and needs some bit of preparation. The passing score is 85% which is extremely high especially with a time limit of 60 minutes for 80 questions. That is why it is important to get training from an accredited training provider.

Like every other job, if you want to become a Scrum Master, you need to take specialization. When you have a PSM certification, it will demonstrate your ability and your knowledge of Scrum and how to apply it in real-world situations.

As soon as your online assessment is complete, the results will be available online and you will be able to download the PSM™ certification.

Here is how you can find the best PSM™ certification provider:

  • Established reputation in the industry
    KnowledgeHut has trained over 250k+ professionals from 3000+ organizations globally in different domains and fields.
  • Scrum.org curriculum
    KnowledgeHut’s curriculum is updated with the latest Scrum advancements. We thus empower you with the latest tools and techniques from PSTs to stay globally relevant.
  • Experiential workshops
    At KnowledgeHut, you will interact with instructors in real-time. So, you will be listening, learning, questioning, and applying. All the instructors are industry-experts who deliver hands-on training to the participants.
  • Learn from practitioners
    Through KnowledgeHut, you will get an opportunity to learn from active practitioners who are implementing the principles of Scrum in real projects through scrum activities, practical case studies, and team-based exercises.
  • Mentored by industry leaders
    KnowledgeHut gives you the opportunity to learn from the best in the field. All our mentors are certified professional trainers from Scrum-org.
  • Solid Resource Support
    We also provide a wide range of resources including tutorials, practice tests, articles, and interview Q&A.

At present, PSM™ I certifications are for life; they do not expire.

With suitable certification, anyone can pass the PSM™ I certification.

The PSM™ I is an online exam that has 80 questions which must be done in 60 minutes. You need to get at least 68 correct answers for passing the exam. Since there is limited time, you need to get familiarized with these concepts as much as possible. Here are some tips for clearing the PSM I certification exam:

  • Stable internet connection
    The exam is taken online. So make sure that you have a stable internet connection. You should take the exam during the most stable internet connection hour.
  • Select a peaceful time slot
    For getting better exam scores, you need to select a time slot during which you are most peaceful.
  • Carefully read the questions
    Many times, multiple choice questions might seem similar.
  • Beware of word tricks
    There are some common tricks used in the examination. So, you should learn how to differentiate between could vs should, participate vs attend.
  • Use a timer while doing the practice exams
    This will ensure that you have the required speed for completing all the exams within the given timeframe. 
  • Keep moving ahead
    In case you are stuck on a question, skip it. Mark the question and come back to it later.

Once you have successfully passed the PSM I certification, you can start looking at advanced-level PSM Certifications - level II and III. These certifications will teach you how to handle complex situations that may arise in Scrum Management. PSM II focuses on real-world complicated problems while the PSM III certification helps experienced Scrum masters in handling complex organizations and teams effectively.

To study for the PSM™ certification, here are some tips that you can follow: 

  • Read the Scrum guide. Whenever you have a tricky question, you can refer to it. It is 16 pages long and can help clear up the Scrum concepts.
  • Take the Open Assessments provided from the Scrum.org until you are able to get 100% in all the tests. You can also take the Product Owner open assessment that will prepare you to solve complex questions that might be asked during the exam.
  • Search for a professional Scrum community and join it. You will be able to find explanations for any questions that you might have. Check out the discussions on Scrum.org.
  • Take a paid Scrum Master training from KnowledgeHut. They will help you with any confusing or difficult questions that you might have.

PSM™ Certification Training

The benefits of undertaking a Professional Scrum Master™ course and earning a certification opens up several new doors and opportunities for a professional.

Some of the most significant ones are as mentioned below:

  • Earn the status of an industry-recognised Professional Scrum Master™
  • Get recognition throughout the industry
  • Gain the ability to take on projects which require knowledge of SCRUM management.
  • The ability to market their skills and thus negotiate better benefits at the current workplace or new ones

There are no skills required to attend the PSM™ Training. However, it is always a good option to go through the Scrum Guide before the training.  

There are no fixed set of people to be eligible for Professional Scrum Master™ certification. PSM™ course is suitable for anyone who wants to enhance or deepen their knowledge of the Scrum framework and its applications.

It is particularly beneficial for those people who are work in industries such as Information Technology, Banking & Financial Services, Manufacturing, Healthcare, Retail Distribution, & Education using the Scrum framework or within an organization accountable for getting the most out of Scrum including Scrum Masters, Scrum Team members such as product owners and developers, Managers of scrum team, teams transitioning to Scrum and Professionals who want to build a career as a Scrum Master.

There are no prerequisites for attending the PSM™ Training.

The 2-day Professional Scrum Master™ course will cover all the Scrum.org rated curriculum and gives you hands-on knowledge and improve your skills at managing your team better.

Attending the PSM™ course is the most efficient pathway to becoming a certified Professional Scrum Master™.

The benefits include:

  • Gain a solid understanding of Scrum knowledge
  • Interactive session with the best trainers
  • Get recognition throughout the industry and become an industry-recognised Professional Scrum Master™
  • After getting the certification, get better job opportunities at the current workplace and new ones as well 

Effective Scrum Masters must have a deep understanding of best practices, terminology and values of Scrum. The three PSM certifications demonstrate that those who have achieved these levels are able to respond competently to challenging situations in the real-world context. The value of each certification is linked to the competency required to achieve it, and PSM holders are much in demand in the corporate world.

The main topics that are covered in the PSM™ training are as follows:

  • Basics of Scrum Methodology: Get a clear understanding of Scrum theory and principles
  • Definition of Done: Learn what is the Definition of Done in Scrum
  • Scrum in organizations: Learn how to start using Scrum effectively in an organisation
  • The role of Scrum Masters: Gain insight into servant-leadership to understand the role of a Scrum Master for Scrum Teams and other stakeholders.

Yes, you will get access to training material for the PSM™ Course, which will be delivered to you in electronic format via emails.

The instructors of the PSM™ Course by KnowledgeHut are industry experts and professionals scrum trainers who themselves have Scrum Certification and are a part of Scrum.org.

PSM™ Certification Exam

There are two ways for accessing the PSM™ examination. They are as follows:

With training:

  1. Enrol for the course.
  2. Pay the training fee, which is inclusive of the exam fee  
  3. After successful completion of the course, participants will receive a password to attend the PSM I assessment.
  4. If the student takes the assessment within 14 days (of receiving this email with the password), and scores less than 85%, they are entitled to the 2nd attempt at no cost.

Without  training:

  1. Visit Scrum.org website.
  2. Fill in your details.
  3. Make an upfront payment of  $150
  4. Refer to the Scrum Guide
  5. Opt for the Open assessment

The Professional Scrum Master™ course from Scrum.org contains 80 questions which includes Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False. All the questions are set in English and one need to score 85% in order to successfully pass the exam. The exam is taken online with only 60 minutes to attempt all 80 questions. You are expected to answer at least 68 questions correctly in order to pass the exam. The PSM exam does not require a proctor attending the exam.

Focus Areas of PSM Assessment:

  • Inclusive of topics from several Focus Areas defined by the Professional Scrum Competencies
  • Questions on your interpretation of the Scrum Guide and the application of Scrum values and Framework within Scrum Team.
  • Many additional resources are available in the Scrum Master Learning Path to make you better prepared for the assessment.

The passing score for the PSM Exam is 85% and the total duration of the examination is 60 minutes.

After attending the course, if you attempt the PSM™ exam within 14 days and do not score at least 85%, you will be given a 2nd attempt at no cost.  You can take as many attempts as you require, but for each new attempt you will have to pay the requisite fee.

If you have taken a course from an authorised body, the exam fee will not be separately charged since the training fee is inclusive of the exam fee. If you choose not to take the course and want to take the exam directly, then a fee of 150$ is charged for the first attempt. Post that, for each retake, a fee of 150$ is charged, irrespective of the fact that you've taken the training or not.

Upon the completion of the PSM™ Course, you will receive a personal password from Scrum.org. This password has no expiration date and links to the specific page where you can take the exam and is valid for one attempt only .

Before applying for the actual certification and appearing for the real-time exam, you can take practice tests to assess your knowledge and cover your weak points in the curriculum. What's more, these free tests can be taken as many times as you want. You can attempt the practice tests here.

While it is not mandatory for a candidate to attend the training before taking the PSM™ Certification Exam, one can certainly benefit from it, because of the sheer amount of knowledge the industry leaders and trainers share in this course.

In order to clear the PSM™ assessment in one attempt you need to thoroughly understand the concepts that are being taught, interact with other resources, practice as much as possible and constantly revise whatever you have learnt so far.

No membership is required to pass the PSM™ 1 exam.

PSM™ Certification

Yes, there is a certification for the Professional Scrum Master™ course. This certification allows you to be recognised as a Professional Scrum Master™ and hone your skills in Scrum theory, methodology, and practices.

The certification that you earn after successfully passing the Professional Scrum Master™ exam is provided by Scrum.org.

The process to earn the certification is to undertake the PSM Certification course and successfully pass the Professional Scrum Master™ certification examination. Following are the steps to get PSM certification easily:

Step1 : 16 hrs of high-quality training by KnowledgeHut

Attend 14-16hrs of intensive training delivered by PSTs

Step2: Get your exam access code

On successful completion of the PSM training, scrum.org will email you the password for exam access.

Step3: Practice Free Sample tests

Start preparing with our free mock tests

Step4: Attempt the online exam  

Attempt the 1-hour online open-book exam consisting of 80 questions that include MCQs,MAQs, True/False questions

Step5: Get the PSM certification from Scrum.org

Scrum.org provides the PSM certification with lifetime validity once you pass the PSM assessment with a minimum score of 85%

Embark on your journey as a certified Professional Scrum Master

As soon as you complete the online assessment, your results are available online and you can download the PSM certification if you have passed the exam.

The Professional Scrum Master™ certification course has three levels of examination PSM I, PSM II and PSM III.

Most organisations require PSM I Level to represent yourself as a Scrum Master. Completing the PSM I Level, prepares you better to take up PSM II Certification since PSM II is more about real-time applications. Completion of PSM II, makes you better prepared for PSM III, after which you can become a certified trainer. While completing each of these levels is not mandatory, they do serve the purpose of enhancing your skills and making you better as a Scrum Master.

No, the Professional Scrum Master™ Certification is valid for a lifelong time period and thus does not require you to renew the same.

More on PDUs and SEUs

PDUs are defined as Professional Development Units which are issued by the Project Management Institute. A candidate is given access to the PDUs, when they complete the Scrum Master course. One PDU is awarded for one hour of training.

Every candidate is eligible for 14 PDUs and 14 SEUs on completing 14 hours of PSM™ training.

SEUs are Scrum Educational Units, issued by the Scrum Alliance. SEUs are the mark of educational experience needed to earn the CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) certification.

What learners are saying

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Sabrina Haimerl

Germany

4

In general, the training was very valuable. A large part of the sessions were interactive with activities and exercises which I really liked. There was good emphasis on the theory as well. Look forward to implementing the learnings at work!

Attended Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM I) Training workshop in November 2020

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Joshua Alfred

Systems Engineer

4

I really enjoyed the course given by Russell Miller. The course was very thorough. I really liked all the course knowledge activities. I feel like I was really prepared to take the PSM 1 Assessment. Taking the course via Zoom was great experience as well. Online learning is here to stay. 

Attended Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM I) Training workshop in June 2020

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Pankaj Ambardekar

Sr. Project Manager

5

Punit Doshi is excellent trainer & I was not confident to have remote training, I postponed it from March to June, hoping by that Class room training will start. Finally sacrificed to have online training. The way it was conducted, never felt that it was online & the experience was also like a seamless virtual class room. Thanks to all tools & the way trainer trained. Am strongly recommending knowledgehut to my colleagues in IBM as well as outside IBM.

Attended Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM I) Training workshop in June 2020

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Shafali Rajput

Consultant

4

It was a good experience. I cleared my exam of PSM1 and am looking forward for more certifications from Knowledgehut in future!

Attended Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM I) Training workshop in March 2020

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Ravindra Subbaraju

Consultant

4

I had never been a part of Scrum projects before but after attending the PSM I training, I got some insights about Scrum and even got certified. Thank you, KH!

Attended Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM I) Training workshop in January 2020

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Amey Dhakne

Associate Manager

4

The trainer had great knowledge about the topic and explained everything in detail. It was a good learning experience!

Attended Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM I) Training workshop in January 2020

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Saiyam Jain

HR consultant

5

Sanjay was an amazing trainer who provided lots of real-world examples during the training. He helped us understand Scrum in-depth by going beyond the PSM exam.

Attended Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM I) Training workshop in December 2019

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Ashwani Gupta

Deputy Manager - Operations

5

The training workshop was quite informative. The location was good. Sanjay, the trainer was quite knowledgeable about the subject. The best part was the real-life experiences shared by all the participants in their respective organizations during the discussions.

Attended Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM I) Training workshop in December 2019

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