Scrum Master Certifications

Choose the right Scrum Master training and certification for you

The Scrum Master role has bagged the spotlight among the top 10 most promising careers of the future. Need to prove your Scrum Master skills, but not sure where to get started? We've helped over 150,000 professionals get trained in agile. In this ready reckoner of key Scrum Master certifications, we help you find the training just right for you.

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Overview

Certifications are the industry-recognized way to grow your skills and take your career to new heights. Having a Scrum Master certification shows that your Scrum Master skills are up to date, you’re willing to learn new things and are committed to professional excellence. It also helps you market yourself better and command higher salaries than your non-certified peers.

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What is Agile?

Agile is a term used to describe an iterative approach to the development of products and solutions. Centred on iterative development, Agile emphasizes incremental delivery, team collaboration, continual planning, and continual learning, instead of delivering all of it at once towards the end.

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What is Scrum?

Scrum is the most popular agile framework used to deliver working products or solutions in increments of 30 days or less called "sprints”. It is a lightweight framework that helps people, teams and organizations address complex adaptive problems and deliver the highest value.

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The Scrum Master

A scrum master is a facilitator, coach, mentor, and servant leader that guides the development team through executing Scrum correctly. The Scrum Master heads the Scrum events and removes impediments, empowering the development team to self-organize, create, innovate, and make decisions for themselves as a unit.

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Scrum Master Certification Options

There are several Scrum Master certification options available in the market today, of which the most prominent are the ones offered by Scrum Alliance®, Scrum.org™ and Scrum Inc.™ Founded by the co-creators of Scrum, these certifications are widely acclaimed and well recognized, globally. In this section, we list out the main organizations issuing Scrum Master certifications along with the certifications they issue.

1. Scrum Alliance®

Founded in 2001 by Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum, Scrum Alliance® (SA) is the largest and most established professional certification body in the Agile community. With a vision to transform the World of Work, SA inspires individuals, professionals, and organizations to create joyful, prosperous, and sustainable workplaces.

2. Scrum.org™

Scrum.org provides comprehensive training, resources, assessments, and certifications with the aim to improve Scrum knowledge, training, and implementations. Created in 2009 by Ken Schwaber, the co-creator of Scrum, Scrum.org is focused on improving professionalism in complex product delivery.

3. Project Management Institute, Inc. ®

Project Management Institute, Inc.® (PMI®) is a world leader in the advancement of the project management profession worldwide. Completing 50 years of existence in 2019, PMI has prepared more than 3 million professionals around the world for the Project Economy, the economy of the future in which work, and individuals, are organized around projects.

4. Scaled Agile Inc.®

Scaled Agile, Inc.®, founded in 2011, is the organization behind the Scaled Agile Framework®, the most popular framework for scaling Agile at the enterprise level. In its fifth iteration today, the Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe®) has been adopted by more than 20,000 enterprises over 110 countries to improve business outcomes by enabling business agility.

5. Scrum Inc.™

Founded in 1995 by Dr. Jeff Sutherland, co-creator of Scrum, Scrum.Inc™ is the global authority on the most widely used Agile Framework. With a presence across over 29 countries, Scrum.Inc provides training solutions and resources to clients ranging from Fortune 50 companies to non-profits, start-ups, and government agencies.

Accreditation bodies

  • PMI
  • Scaled Agile
  • Scrum Alliance
  • Scrum.org
  • ScrumINC

Top Scrum Master Certifications: A Comparison Matrix

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So, which Scrum Master certification should you choose? That would depend on your objective – are you looking to master the fundamentals of team-level Scrum or is your focus more on exploring the role of Scrum Master in the context of the enterprise? It would also depend on the context in which you are operating and what your organization values more.

Though there are some similarities among the various Scrum Master certifications, the focus of each of the certifications may vary. It is therefore important to identify your objective for getting a Scrum Master certification and understand the key aspects of the certification before you decide which one to start with.

Below is a quick primer to help you compare the certifications:

Certification Provider, Trainer Credentials, Training Mode Cost, Renewal, Validity Eligibility Learning Objectives, Curriculum Benefits of Certification
Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®)

Certification Provider

Scrum Alliance

www.scrumalliance.org

Instructor-Led Virtual Training by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST).

KnowledgeHut is a Registered Education Provider (REP) of Scrum Alliance.

  • Training cost: INR 23999 in India, USD 995 in US and CAD 1195 in Canada
  • Exam fee included in training cost
  • Renewal: Certificate valid for 2 years; 20 SEUs required; renewal cost: $100
  • Training: No prerequisites. Basic knowledge of Scrum in real-world context helpful, though not mandatory.
  • Exam Prerequisities: 2-day training by authorized training provider mandatory

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to become a good facilitator and coach, and enable high team performance
  • Learn to lead change in any environment or industry and drive results by applying Scrum principles and techniques in the right way
  • Improve efficiency at your workplace and motivate others to support your Scrum efforts.

Curriculum

  • Agile and Scrum overview
  • The three roles in Scrum
  • Scrum ceremonies
  • Scrum artifacts
  • Sprint execution
  • Daily Scrum and Sprint Retrospective
  • Definition of Done and Acceptance criteria
  • Definition of ready
  • Release planning
  • Sprint burndown chart
  • Release burn-up chart
  • Product planning
  • User stories
  • Agile estimation
  • Planning poker
  • Validates your commitment to continued excellence and quality
  • Demonstrates your proficiency in Scrum
  • Helps you get noticed at interviews or for promotions
  • Command a higher salary than your non-certified peers
  • Network with industry leaders and Agile professionals
  • Qualify for the A-CSM® certification
Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM™)

Certification Provider

Scrum.org

www.scrum.org

Instructor-Led Virtual Training by a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST).

KnowledgeHut is a Scrum.org™ Professional Training Network (PTN) member.

  • Training Cost: INR 23998 in India, USD 999 in US and CAD 1099 in Canada
  • Exam fee included in training cost
  • Renewal: Certificate valid for life; no renewals required
  • Training: No prerequisites to attend the training. Basic knowledge of Scrum in real-world context helpful, though not mandatory.
  • Exam Prerequisites: 2-day training by authorized training provider optional and is highly recommended

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the empirical foundation of Scrum
  • Understand the nuances of working with people and teams and how to bring about behavioural shifts
  • Learn to become a good facilitator and coach, and enable high team performance
  • Learn to lead change in any environment or industry.

Curriculum

  • The Scrum Framework
  • Scrum Philosophy and Principles
  • Scrum Planning
  • Quality and Definition of Done
  • Cross-functional, self-organizing teams, Coaching and facilitation
  • The Scrum Master
  • Assessment and Certification
  • Shows your Scrum proficiency and dedication to continued progress in Scrum
  • Get immediately applicable, practical skills
  • Stand out among your peers with the certification
  • Get paid at a higher rate than your non-certified peers
  • Become part of a large community of Agile professionals
  • Qualify for the PSM™ II certification
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM)

Certification Provider

PMI

www.pmi.org

Instructor-Led Virtual Training by a certified and experienced Scrum Trainer.

KnowledgeHut is a Premier Authorized Training Partner of PMI®.

  • Exam fee included in training cost
  • Renewal: Certificate valid for 1 year; 7 PDUs per year; renewal cost: $50
  • Training: No prerequisites to attend the training. Basic knowledge of Scrum in real-world context helpful, though not mandatory.
  • Exam Prerequisites: 2-day training by authorized training provider mandatory

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to cultivate a Disciplined Agile mindset
  • Explore leading Agile approaches
  • Master fundamentals of Lean and Agile strategies
  • Get familiar with the Disciplined Agile toolkit
  • Evolve the best way of working for you and your team
  • Know which tool to use for complex problem-solving.

Curriculum

  • Disciplined Agile Mindset
  • Business agility
  • Core DA principles
  • DA lifecycles
  • Choosing your team's way of working (WoW)
  • Foundations of Agile
  • Organizing people into DA teams
  • DA roles and their importance for a self-organizing agile team
  • Inception, Construction, Transition and Ongoing phases
  • Eliminate Waste and Build Quality In (Lean principles)
  • Deliver Value Quickly (Lean principle)
  • Learn Pragmatically (Lean principle)
  • Elements of the process blade (onion) diagram & the principles of Lean
  • Recognizing when to be resilient
  • You will be equipped with a broad toolkit to choose from to solve complex problems in any setting
  • The certification demonstrates your dedication towards improving your Agile skills
  • Helps you stand out from the crowd, get paid higher and accelerates career growth
  • Widens career opportunities across industries
  • Qualifies you for the DASSM certification
SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM)

Certification Provider

Scaled Agile

www.scaledagile.com

Instructor-Led Virtual Training by a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC).

KnowledgeHut is a Silver Training Partner of Scaled Agile Inc.®.

  • Training Cost: INR 52999 in India, USD 799 in US and CAD 1049 in Canada
  • Exam fee included in training cost
  • Renewal: Certificate valid for 1 year; renewal cost: $100 (can be renewed within one calendar month of expiry)
  • Training: No prerequisites to attend the training. Familiarity with Agile and awareness of Scrum, Kanban, eXtreme Programming (XP) and working knowledge of software and hardware development processes is helpful.
  • Exam Prerequisites: 2-day training by authorized training provider mandatory

Learning Objectives

  • Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterprise
  • Facilitate Scrum events.
  • Facilitate effective Iteration execution
  • Support effective Program Increment execution
  • Support relentless improvement
  • Coach Agile teams for maximum business results
  • Support DevOps implementation.

Curriculum

  • Introducing Scrum in SAFe®
  • Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master
  • Experiencing Program Increment planning
  • Facilitating Iteration execution
  • Finishing the Program Increment
  • Coaching the Agile team
  • The SSM certification helps you grow your career in SAFe® with confidence
  • Validates your committment to progress in SAFe® and Scrum
  • Demonstrates your proficiency in SAFe® at the enterprise-level
  • Helps you get paid a higher salary than non-certified peers
  • Qualifies you for the ASSM Certification
Scrum Inc. Scrum Master™ (SISM)

Certification Provider

ScrumINC

https://www.scruminc.com

Instructor-Led Virtual Training by a Scrum Inc. certified Scrum Trainer.

KnowledgeHut is an Authorized Training Partner Scrum Inc.

  • Training Cost: INR 19999 in India, USD 799 in US and CAD 1049 in Canada
  • Exam fee included in training cost
  • Renewal: Certificate valid for 2 years; renewal cost: $100 must be renewed within one calendar month of expiry)
  • Training: No prerequisites to attend the training. Basic knowledge of the Scrum Guide 2020 is recommended.
  • Exam Prerequisites: 2-day training by authorized training provider mandatory

Learning Objectives

  • Learn to lead Scrum teams in any environment or industry
  • Apply Scrum values effectively
  • Learn to deliver high quality products and services faster while ensuring teams’ happiness
  • Leverage Lean principles to identify waste in systems and processes
  • Learn all the techniques, metrics, patterns, and practices to improve teams’ engagement and performance.

Curriculum

  • Introducing Scrum in SAFe®
  • Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master
  • Experiencing Program Increment planning
  • Facilitating Iteration execution
  • Finishing the Program Increment
  • Coaching the Agile team
  • The certification helps you stand out as a leader with proven expertise
  • Increases job opportunities across industries around the globe
  • Helps you stay relevant in today’s job market
  • Increased productivity and deliverables on time
  • Enables you to rise above and beyond a traditional project manager and helps you achieve meaningful outcomes

Prerequisites – A Quick Look

Each Scrum Master certification has a specific set of eligibility criteria based on prior knowledge and experience in Scrum, and in certain instances, prior educational and professional qualifications (mostly in terms of certifications held). Some of the courses require you to attend training by an authorized training provider in order to qualify for the certification exam.

Here’s a quick compilation of FAQs related to the prerequisites for the main Scrum Master certifications:

Can anyone take the course? Can I get certified without taking the course? Can I take the certification exam directly without taking the course? Is prior knowledge of Agile, Scrum, or any other methodology necessary? Is prior work experience mandatory? What certifications are essential for eligibility?
Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) Yes No No. You must complete at least 14 hours of live training, covering all learning objectives, with a Certified Scrum Trainer. Prior knowledge of Scrum is beneficial, not mandatory. No None
Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM™) Yes No No. You must complete at least 14 hours of live training, covering all learning objectives, with a Certified Scrum Trainer. Prior knowledge of Scrum is beneficial, not mandatory. No None
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) Yes. Prior knowledge of Scrum is beneficial. No No. You must complete at least 14 hours of live training, covering all learning objectives, with a Certified Scrum Trainer. Prior knowledge of Scrum is beneficial, not mandatory. No None
SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) Yes. Prior knowledge of Scrum is beneficial. No No. You must complete at least 14 hours of live training, covering all learning objectives, with a Certified Scrum Trainer. Prior knowledge of Scrum is beneficial, not mandatory. No None
Scrum Inc. Scrum Master™ (SISM) Yes. Prior knowledge of Scrum is beneficial. No No. You must complete at least 14 hours of live training, covering all learning objectives, with a Certified Scrum Trainer. Prior knowledge of Scrum is beneficial, not mandatory. No None

Steps to get certified 

How do you apply for the certification? Do you have the option to take the exam, both physically and online? Can you download the certificate immediately or would you need to wait to receive this by email? Will you receive a physical copy? Oftentimes, it’s these types of specifics that are unclear and create stumbling blocks in your path to your Scrum Master certification. Find out the exact set of steps to get the Scrum Master certification of your choice.

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.

Step 1: Get trained

Get trained through a Registered Education Provider (REP) of Scrum Alliance. Enrol for an upcoming Certified ScrumMaster® course and attend the 2-day training (of at least 14 hours).

Step 2: Take the exam

Log in to Scrum Alliance, complete your profile, answer 'yes' or 'no' to the question on Marketing Opt-in, and accept the License Agreement. Then take the one-hour online CSM test and get a minimum score of 74%.

Step 3: Become a CSM!

On passing the CSM test, download the CSM® certificate and become a leader in your Scrum team!

Step 1: Get trained

Get trained through a Professional Training Network (PTN) member of Scrum.org. Enrol for an upcoming Professional Scrum Master I course

Step 2: Take the exam

Click on the Scrum.org exam link (you will receive the link with Assessment key after the course), take the online PSM I exam and get a minimum score of 85% in the 60-min exam.

Step 3: Become a PSM!

Download the PSM™ certificate. You're now a Scrum.org certified Professional Scrum Master!

Step 1: Get trained

Get trained through an Authorized Training Partner of PMI®. Enrol for an upcoming DASM course and attend the 2-day training (of at least 14 hours).

Step 2: Take the exam

Schedule your certification exam at a Pearson VUE test center or via the online proctored testing solution, using the eligibility code you receive from PMI after completing the training. Take the closed-book multi-choice 90-min exam and get at least 70 percent (35 out of 50 questions right).

Step 3: Become a DASM!

On clearing the exam, you get designated as a Disciplined Agile Scrum Master. 

Step 1: Get trained

Get trained by an Authorized Training Partner of Scaled Agile, Inc.® (Scaled Agile). Enrol for an upcoming SSM course and attend the 2-day training (of at least 14 hours), delivered by a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC) who’s also an expert practitioner.

Step 2: Take the exam

Log in using credentials you will receive directly from Scaled Agile on completion of the two-day training, take the 90-minute, 45-MCQ online closed-book exam. Clear the exam and get 34 out of 45 questions right to pass the SAFe® 5 exam and 33 out of 45 questions right to pass the SAFe® 4 exam.

Step 3: Become an SSM!

On passing the exam, you become a Certified SAFe® 5 Scrum Master. You will receive your SAFe® 5 Scrum Master PDF Certificate and Digital Badge within 5-7 working days.

Step 1: Get trained

Get trained by an Authorized Training Provider of Scrum Inc.  Enrol for an upcoming Scrum Master by Scrum Inc. course and attend the 2-day training, delivered by an experienced expert practitioner.

Step 2: Take the exam

Log in using credentials you will receive directly from Scrum Inc. on completion of the two-day training. Take the exam and clear it.  

Step 3: Become an SISM!

On passing the exam, you can download your certificate and become a Scrum Inc. Scrum Master!

Exams for Scrum Master Certifications

Each Scrum Master certification is designed to deliver specific outcomes for you. Understand the exam pattern, the type of exam, what you will be tested on, the types of questions, the difficulty levels, and the pass percentages in the industry, for each of the Scrum Master certifications.

Certifying body Exam format, duration and passing mark Process to get exam results
Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) Scrum Alliance Exam Type: Online, Closed Book Test
Question Type: MCQs
Total Questions: 50 MCQs
Passing Score: 74%
Time Limit: 60 min
On passing the CSM test, instantly download the CSM® certificate.
Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM™) Scrum.org Exam Type: Online, Open Book Test
Question Type: MCQs
Total Questions: 85 MCQs
Passing Score: 85%
Time Limit: 60 min
On passing the PSM test, instantly download the PSM certificate.
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) PMI Exam Type: Online, Open Book Test
Question Type: MCQs
Total Questions: 50 MCQs
Passing Score: 70%
Time Limit: 90 min
On passing the DASM test, instantly download the DASM certificate.
SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) Scaled Agile Exam Type: Online, Open Book Test
Question Type: MCQs
Total Questions: 85 MCQs
Passing Score: 85%
Time Limit: 60 min
You will receive your SAFe®️ 5 Scrum Master PDF Certificate and Digital Badge within 5-7 working days
Scrum Inc. Scrum Master™ (SISM) Scrum Inc. Exam Type: Online, Open Book Test
Question Type: MCQs
Total Questions: 85 MCQs
Passing Score: 85%
Time Limit: 60 min
On passing the SISM test, instantly download the SISM certificate

Training Comparison: Top Scrum Master Certifications

Once you’ve identified your objective for getting a Scrum Master certification, you will need to understand the key aspects of each of the certification in order to select the one best suited to your needs. In this section, we present a compilation of all the key aspects related to each of the main certifications, namely, Certified ScrumMaster®, Professional Scrum Master™, DASM, SAFe® Scrum Master and Scrum Inc. Scrum Master™. Having these details at your fingertips will aid you in making your choice of the Scrum Master certification to start with.

Instructor-Led Virtual Training by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST).

KnowledgeHut is a Registered Education Provider (REP) of Scrum Alliance.

What you get with the course:
  • 2-day Live Instructor-Led Online Training
  • 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs
  • 2-year Scrum Alliance Membership
  • Exam Prep Support
  • Exam Fee Included in Course Fee
  • Gateway to the global Scrum community
  • Six-Month Career Support Post Course
  • Continual Learning Support
Training Cost
  • INR 23999 in India
  • USD 995 in US
  • CAD 1195 in Canada
Renewal
  • Certificate valid for 2 years
  • 20 SEUs required
  • Renewal cost: $100
Exam Fee

Included in training cost

Training Eligibility

No prerequisites. Basic knowledge of Scrum in real-world context helpful, though not mandatory.

Exam Eligibility

2-day training by authorized training provider mandatory

Target Audience
  • Business Analysts
  • Developers
  • Finance & Audit
  • HR Managers
  • IT Professionals
  • Managers
  • Product Owners
  • Project Managers
  • Project Sponsors
  • Scrum Masters
  • Team Leads
  • Testers
  • anyone interested in collaboration with teams
Learning Objectives
  • Learn to become a good facilitator and coach and enable high team performance.
  • Learn to lead change in any environment or industry and drive results by applying Scrum principles and techniques in the right way.
  • Improve efficiency at your workplace and motivate others to support your Scrum efforts.
Curriculum
  • Agile and Scrum overview
  • The three roles in Scrum
  • Scrum ceremonies
  • Scrum artifacts
  • Sprint execution
  • Daily Scrum and Sprint Retrospective
  • Definition of Done and Acceptance criteria
  • Definition of ready
  • Release planning
  • Sprint burndown chart
  • Release burn-up chart
  • Product planning
  • User stories
  • Agile estimation
  • Planning poker
Benefits of Certification
  • Validates your commitment to continued excellence and quality
  • Demonstrates your proficiency in Scrum
  • Helps you get noticed at interviews or for promotions
  • Command a higher salary than your non-certified peers
  • Network with industry leaders and Agile professionals
  • Qualify for the A-CSM® certification
Certification Process

Attend the 2-day CSM course from a Scrum Alliance REP, get trained by a CST, pass the exam and get become a CSM.

Exam details

Exam Type: Online, Closed book test Question Type: MCQs Total Questions: 50 MCQs Passing Score: 74% Time Limit: 60 min

What’s next?

Develop your Scrum career further by taking the following certifications:

  • A-CSM
  • CSPO®
  • ICP-ATF (Agile Team Facilitator)
  • ICP-ACC (Agile coaching)
  • PMP® certification
  • PMI-ACP® Certification
  • SAFe® Agilist
  • SAFe®- SASM
How to get started?

Check out the upcoming the schedules here

Instructor-Led Virtual Training by a Professional Scrum Trainer (PST).

KnowledgeHut is a Scrum.org Professional Training Network (PTN) member.

What you get with the course:
  • 2-day Live Instructor-Led Online Training
  • 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs
  • Personalized guidance and one-on-one support by expert trainers
  • Coaching from Scrum.org approved Professional Scrum Trainers
  • Real-world Experiential Workshops
  • Gateway to Scrum Communities
  • Continual Learning Support
  • Six-month post course career support
Training Cost
  • INR 23998 in India
  • USD 999 in US
  • CAD 1099 in Canada
Renewal
  • Certificate valid for life
  • No renewals required
Exam Fee

Included in training cost

Training Eligibility

No prerequisites. Basic knowledge of Scrum in real-world context helpful, though not mandatory.

Exam Eligibility

2-day training by authorized training provider optional and is highly recommended

Target Audience
  • Software Engineers
  • Scrum Team Members
  • Product Managers
  • Developers and Testers
  • Project Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Teams transitioning to Scrum
  • Candidates building a career as a Scrum Master
  • Candidates wishing to deepen their knowledge on Scrum
Learning Objectives
  • Understand the empirical foundation of Scrum.
  • Understand the nuances of working with people and teams and how to bring about behavioural shifts.
  • Learn to become a good facilitator and coach, and enable high team performance.
  • Learn to lead change in any environment or industry.
Curriculum
  • The Scrum Framework
  • Scrum Philosophy and Principles
  • Scrum Planning
  • Quality and Definition of Done
  • Cross-functional, self-organizing teams, Coaching and facilitation
  • The Scrum Master
  • Assessment and Certification
Benefits of Certification
  • Shows your Scrum proficiency and dedication to continued progress in Scrum
  • Get immediately applicable, practical skills
  • Stand out among your peers with the certification
  • Get paid at a higher rate than your non-certified peers
  • Become part of a large community of Agile professionals
  • Qualify for the PSM™ II certification
Certification Process

Clear the PSM exam (you stand better chances of clearing the exam once you attend the PSM course and get trained by a PST) and become a PSM.

Exam details

Exam Type: Online, Open book test Question Type: MCQs Total Questions: 85 MCQs Passing Score: 85% Time Limit: 60 min

What’s next?

Enhance your Scrum career after the PSM I certification with the following certifications:

  • PSM II
  • PSM III
How to get started?

Check out the upcoming the schedules here .

Instructor-Led Virtual Training by a certified and experienced Scrum Trainer.

KnowledgeHut is a Premier Authorized Training Partner of PMI®."

What you get with the course:
  • 2-day Live Instructor-Led Online Training
  • Real-world Experiential Workshops
  • Six Months Post-Class Career Guidance
  • Gateway to Disciplined Agile Consortiu
  • Comprehensive Exam Support
  • Exam Fee Included in Course Fee
  • Personalized guidance and one-on-one support by expert trainers
  • Continual Learning Support
  • Six-month post course career support
Renewal
  • Certificate valid for 1 year
  • 7 PDUs per year
  • Renewal cost: $50
Exam Fee

Included in training cost

Training Eligibility

No prerequisites. Basic knowledge of Scrum in real-world context helpful, though not mandatory.

Exam Eligibility

2-day training by authorized training provider mandatory

Target Audience
  • Anyone familiar with the basics of Agile and Lean
  • Anyone interested in learning Agile methodology
  • Those experienced with Agile and wish to accelerate their career
  • Anyone who wishes to build a career in Agile
  • Any stakeholder who interacts with Agile projects in their business environment
Learning Objectives
  • Learn to cultivate a Disciplined Agile mindset.
  • Explore leading Agile approaches.
  • Master fundamentals of Lean and Agile strategies.
  • Get familiar with the Disciplined Agile toolkit.
  • Evolve the best way of working for you and your team.
  • Know which tool to use for complex problem-solving.
Curriculum
  • Disciplined Agile Mindset
  • Business agility
  • Core DA principles
  • DA lifecycles
  • Choosing your team's way of working (WoW)
  • Foundations of Agile
  • Organizing people into DA teams
  • DA roles and their importance for a self-organizing agile team
  • Inception, Construction, Transition and Ongoing phases
  • Eliminate Waste and Build Quality In (Lean principles)
  • Deliver Value Quickly (Lean principle)
  • Learn Pragmatically (Lean principle)
  • Elements of the process blade (onion) diagram & the principles of Lean
  • Recognizing when to be resilient
Benefits of Certification
  • You will be equipped with a broad toolkit to choose from to solve complex problems in any setting
  • The certification demonstrates your dedication towards improving your Agile skills
  • Helps you stand out from the crowd, get paid higher and accelerates career growth
  • Widens career opportunities across industries
  • Qualifies you for the DASSM certification
Certification Process

Attend the 2-day DASM course from a PMI ATP, pass the exam and become a DASM.

Exam details

Exam Type: Closed book, online Question Type: Multiple-choice questions Total Questions: 50 Passing Score: 70% Time Limit: 90 minutes

What’s next?

Establish yourself as an experienced Scrum Master by taking the Disciplined Agile Senior Scrum Master (DASSM) certification

How to get started?

Check out the upcoming the schedules here.

Instructor-Led Virtual Training by a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC).

KnowledgeHut is a Silver Training Partner of Scaled Agile Inc.®

What you get with the course:
  • 2-day Live Instructor-Led Online Training
  • Exam Prep for SSM exam
  • 16 PDUs & 16 SEUs
  • 1-Year Membership to SAFe® Community
  • Real-world Experiential Workshops
  • Exam Fee Included in Course Fee
  • Personalized guidance and one-on-one support by expert trainers
  • Continual Learning Support
  • Six-month post course career support
Training Cost
  • INR 52999 in India
  • USD 799 in US
  • CAD 1049 in Canada
Renewal
  • Certificate valid for 1 year
  • Renewal cost: $100 (must be renewed within one calendar month of expiry)
Exam Fee

Included in training cost

Training Eligibility

No prerequisites. Familiarity with Agile and awareness of Scrum, Kanban, extreme Programming (XP) and working knowledge of software and hardware development processes is helpful

Exam Eligibility

2-day training by authorized training provider mandatory

Target Audience
  • Program or Project Manager
  • ScErum Master
  • Team Lead
  • Release Train Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Consultant
  • Architect
  • Engineer
  • Developer
  • Director
  • Quality Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Product Owner
  • Delivery Manager
  • Program Manager
Learning Objectives
  • Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterprise.
  • Facilitate Scrum events.
  • Facilitate effective Iteration execution.
  • Support effective Program Increment execution.
  • Support relentless improvement.
  • Coach Agile teams for maximum business results
  • Support DevOps implementation.
Curriculum
  • Introducing Scrum in SAFe®
  • Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master
  • Experiencing Program Increment planning
  • Facilitating Iteration execution
  • Finishing the Program Increment
  • Coaching the Agile team
Benefits of Certification
  • The SSM certification helps you grow your career in SAFe® with confidence
  • Validates your commitment to progress in SAFe® and Scrum
  • Demonstrates your proficiency in SAFe® at the enterprise-level
  • Helps you get paid a higher salary than non-certified peers
  • Qualifies you for the ASSM Certification
Certification Process

Attend the 2-day SSM course from Scaled Agile and pass the exam and get become a DASM.

Exam details

Exam Type: Online, Closed book test Question Type: MCQs Total Questions: 45 MCQs Passing Score: 73% Time Limit: 90 min

What’s next?

Grow your expertise in SAFe® and accelerate your career growth with these certifications after SSM:

  • SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master
  • SAFe® Product Owner
  • SAFe® Product Manager
  • Release Train Engineer
  • SAFe® Program Consultant
How to get started?

Check out the upcoming schedules here .

Instructor-Led Virtual Training by a Scrum Inc. certified Scrum Trainer.

KnowledgeHut is an Authorized Training Partner Scrum Inc.

What you get with the course:
  • 2-day Live Instructor-Led Online Training
  • 16 PDUs & 16 SEUs
  • Exam Fee Included in Course Fee
  • Personalized guidance and 1:1 support by expert trainers
  • Gateway to global Scrum community
  • Continual Learning Support
  • Learning material related to any new Learning Objectives every year
  • Six-month post course career support
Training Cost
  • INR 19999 in India
  • USD 799 in US
  • CAD 1049 in Canada
Renewal
  • Certificate valid for 2 years
  • Renewal cost: $100 (must be renewed within one calendar month of expiry)
Exam Fee

Included in training cost

Training Eligibility

No prerequisites. Basic knowledge of the Scrum Guide 2020 is recommended.

Exam Eligibility

2-day training by authorized training provider mandatory

Target Audience
  • Project Managers
  • Professionals interested in being Agile
  • Traditional Project Managers looking to transform their careers
  • SAFe® Practitioners wanting to learn Scrum and explore Scrum@Scale
  • Product Managers, PMPs, PMI-ACP Team Leaders or professionals
  • Managers and leaders who wish to leverage Scrum for superior results at reduced costs.
Learning Objectives
  • Learn to lead Scrum teams in any environment or industry.
  • Apply Scrum values effectively.
  • Learn to deliver high quality products and services faster while ensuring teams’ happiness.
  • Leverage Lean principles to identify waste in systems and processes.
  • Learn all the techniques, metrics, patterns, and practices to improve teams’ engagement and performance.
Curriculum
  • Core Scrum
  • Lean Principles
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Patterns of High Performing Teams
  • Scrum@Scale
  • Scrum Inc. Scrum Master™ Credential
Benefits of Certification
  • The certification helps you stand out as a leader with proven expertise
  • Increases job opportunities across industries around the globe
  • Helps you stay relevant in today’s job market
  • Increased productivity and deliverables on time
  • Enables you to rise above and beyond a traditional project manager and helps you achieve meaningful outcomes
Certification Process

Attend the 2-day of Scrum Inc. SM course, clear the exam and become a SISM.

Exam details

Exam Type: Online, Open book test Question Type: MCQs Total Questions: 75 MCQs Passing Score: 75% Time Limit: No time limits

What’s next?

Accelerate your Scrum career with these certifications after the SISM certification:

  • Scrum Product Owners by Scrum Inc.™
  • Certified Scrum@Scale Practitioners by Scrum Inc.™
  • A-CSM®
  • CSP-SM
  • CTC
  • CST®
  • CEC
  • CSPO®
  • CSD®
  • ICP-ACC
  • PSM™
  • PSPO™
  • Advanced Professional Scrum Developer™
  • Professional Scrum Foundations™
  • Professional Scrum™ with Kanban
How to get started?

Check out the upcoming schedules here .

Scrum Master Certifications Cost Comparison

While selecting the Scrum Master certification that’s right for you, the cost of certification also becomes a key factor. The cost varies from one accreditation body to another and in most cases, the certifications would need to be renewed once every year or two. Let’s take a closer look at the cost of certifications:

Scrum Master Certifications Cost of Training Cost of Certification Renewal Fee
Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) INR 23999 in India
USD 995 in US
CAD 1195 in Canada
Included in Course Fee Certificate valid for 2 years
Renewal cost: $100  
Professional Scrum Master™ (PSM™) INR 23998 in India
USD 999 in US
CAD 1099 in Canada   
Included in Course Fee Certificate valid for life No renewals required  
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) (to be updated shortly) Included in Course Fee Certificate valid for 1 year Renewal cost: $50
SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) INR 52999 in India 
USD 849 in US 
CAD 999 in Canada
Included in Course Fee Certificate valid for 1 year Renewal cost: $50  
Scrum Inc. Scrum Master™ (SISM) INR 19999 in India  USD 799 in US  CAD 1049 in Canada  Included in Course Fee Certificate valid for 1 year Renewal cost: $100  

Salary Comparison

Scrum certification sets even the young professional apart. As per Scrum Alliance, even those with a few years of experience or just one certification earn between $60,000 and $65,000 more on average than the typical entry-level applicant in the United States.

Note, however, that theoretical knowledge is not enough. If you are yet to gain real experience, you would find it difficult to find an entry-level Scrum Master position, regardless of the number of certifications you may hold.

Scrum Master Certifications India Unites States Canada Australia Middle-East Europe United Kingdom
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) ₹1,450,000 $97319  CA$85,000   A$111,000  AED 239,098 € 62,357 £ 51,500
Professional Scrum Master (PSM) ₹1,384,018  $92,304  $90,000   A$124,000 / yr  AED 239,098 € 62,357 £43,638 
Disciplined Agile Scrum Master (DASM) ₹1,382,686 $109,417 C$86,299 AU$114,024 AED 200,000 €68,339 £44,513
SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) ₹1,815,921 $104,593  C$95,107  AU$117,422  AED 244,168 €64,057  £52,801
Scrum Inc. ™ Scrum Master ₹1450,000  $97319  CA$85,000  A$111,000 AED 239,098  € 62,357 £ 51,500

Note: Salary figures stated above are averages and estimates. Sources: Glassdoor.com, Payscale.com and ScrumAlliance.org

Time to get started!

While we believe all of our Scrum Master training courses will help you get better at being a Scrum Master, we understand that your objective in selecting the appropriate course and, perhaps more importantly, the time you can commit to training, are limited. With that in mind, we equipped you with this ready reckoner to select the Scrum Master certification that’s right for you.

You’ve been introduced to the top Scrum Master certifications and are now familiar with all the specific aspects you need to know about each of them. You’ve grasped the focus of each certification, the key concepts you can expect to learn, and most importantly, the specific skillsets that you’ll gain along with the outcomes you can accomplish by gaining them.

In summary, you have at your fingertips all the information you need to select the right Scrum Master certification to become the sought-after Scrum Master you were meant to be. As the most widely adopted Agile methodology, the popularity of Scrum is set to soar and with this, the demand for Scrum Masters. It is indeed a great time for Scrum Masters to be in the market.