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How to take Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) course online

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How to take Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) course online

A Product Owner is one of the three main roles defined in Scrum.The Product Owner is responsible for maximizing the value of the product resulting from the work performed by the Development Team

However, how the Product Owner accomplishes this can vary widely depending on many factors, including the team, the business stakeholders, and the development processes of the organization. 

The job description of a product owner is to act on behalf of the customer, prioritize the backlog, answer, or get answers to the team’s queries and accept/reject the work that the team generates. To fulfill these responsibilities, the product owner needs skills such as facilitation, conflict management, creative thinking, and the ability to influence the team and other stakeholders.  

From a business point of view, the role of the Product Owner is a very important and challenging role.To adequately take on the role of a Product Owner, one would need to become a Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®).

The first step towards getting a CSPO certification is to start with the Certified Scrum Product Owner® course with a certified coach or trainer.  

The CSPO course can now be taken online!  

The CSPO course was earlier offered by Scrum Alliance only as an in-person classroom training. The premise was that for better learning, students need to interact with each other and the trainer through the in-person classes.  

However, considering the COVID-19 pandemic, Scrum Alliance now offers live online training in addition to the traditional in-person classroom training. Currently, all the courses are temporarily available in an online format including the Certified Product Owner class.  

A KnowledgeHut live online CSPO training program in May 2020
A KnowledgeHut live online CSPO training program in May 2020With this development, students can participate in the course from the safety and comfort of their homes. Along with the convenience and comfort, live online training also reduces the expenses, time, and travel involved for students and trainers. Most importantly, online CSPO training can be utilized in taking up advanced certifications and generate more time for self-learning. 

KnowledgeHut's live online CSPO training programs are fun and vibrant, while maintaining the same rigor and diligence as the in-person classroom training programs.
KnowledgeHut's live online CSPO training programs are fun and vibrant, while maintaining the same rigor and diligence as the in-person classroom training programs.

Another advantage offered by online training is that students can revisit the lectures as many times as they can. It helps students to pay full attention to the CST® and they do not need to feel pressured to take notes during class. For whatever reason, if a class is missed, students can always peruse the lecture later. 

Online training also allows the CST to get creative in different ways to impart the learning. The use of tools, graphics and videos make for rich learning content to help you understand the concepts better.  

How different is the CSPO online training from the conventional in-person training?  

As opposed to the traditional 16-hour long in-person course, the online course is just 14 hours long. Scrum Alliance has also capped the online course size to 30 so that students have maximum engagement and learning experience. Unlike the in-person course that had 7-8 hours long classes for two consecutive days, online classes will be held with shorter hours for multiple consecutive days

For the online course, the CST will teach the candidates in real-time using a webcam and other tools that allow them to interact with the students. The classes are interactive so that students can collaborate with one another virtually. 

How to take the CSPO course online  

Here are the steps to take the CSPO course online

  • Download the virtual meeting tool specified by your Registered Education Provider (REP). 
  • If you have a registered Email ID with the Scrum Alliance, use the same one to register for this program. 
  • Ensure that your camera and mic are activated. Also, you must have a good internet connection. 
  • Your trainer might use some tools for making the training engaging. You might also be asked to download them or sign up before the session starts. 
  • You will have to log in at least 15 minutes before the training begins. 
  • As the training starts, you will be connected to the audio through your computer’s speakers and microphone. 
  • All the participants must keep their microphone on mute during the session. In case of any query or question, you can ask it in the chat window. 
  • Always keep a pen and paper by your side. 
  • At the beginning and end of the session, your attendance will be recorded. If your attendance is not recorded both times, you will be marked as absent and you will not receive your Certification link. 
  • The trainer will share the soft copy of the courseware with you. 
  • At the end of the training, you will have to fill out a Survey that is mandatory for receiving your certification. 

How can I become a Certified Scrum Product Owner® via the online training program? 

Here are the steps for you to become a Certified Scrum Product Owner: 

  • Enroll yourself with a Registered Education Provider or REP of Scrum Alliance like KnowledgeHut.  
  • Study the Agile Manifesto and Scrum guide thoroughly. 
  • Attend the mandatory 2-day training for Certified Scrum Product Owner certification. The objective of the course is to help you qualify for the certificate by teaching your Scrum’s concepts. 
  • After you have completed the course, your CST will update your details to the website of Scrum Alliance. 
  • Once this is done, Scrum Alliance will send you a welcome email asking to log into your account and accept your license. 
  • Log in with the link provided in the email and reset your password. You will get your license after this. 
  • After this, you will receive your CSPO certification along with a 2-year membership with Scrum Alliance. (Currently, you are not required to give a test for the certification.) 

Getting started with the CSPO course 

A Product Owner is an integral part of Agile projects and can go a long way in accelerating the velocity of the project and achieving the goals well within the deadlines.

With the popularity of Agile and Scrum growingthe demand for product owners is certain to growUpskill yourself as a Certified Scrum Product Owner and capitalize on the career growth opportunity.  


Want to get certified? Check out our latest CSPO® training programs and develop the skills to easily clear the exam!

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