CSPO® Certification Benefits

All you need to know about CSPO Certification benefits and get the KnowledgeHut Advantage

The CSPO certification has many benefits and helps the Product Owner in motivating teams and helping them understand the vision of the customer to ensure project success. As a team player, the Scrum Product Owner ensures that the highest quality product is delivered to the customers. From this article, you will know the value of Certified Scrum Product Owner certification and the benefits of CSPO training to individuals and organizations. 

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Naveen Nanjundappa

Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Coach and Mentor

I work with organisation and teams who struggle to accomplish everything they want to in product and people development. The clients I work with generally understand the value of agile and are ready to learn how to build self-organizing teams and transform to effective ways of product development, but find it challenging to do it themselves, without hampering their releases.

Daniel James

Daniel James Gullo CST

CSM, CSPO & Agile

For more than 25 years, Daniel has been teaching, mentoring, coaching, and consulting for organizations of many sizes; from startups to multi-national enterprises. Daniel has led large-scale Agile adoption initiatives for organizations in Financial Services, Education, Health Care, Bio-tech, Pharma, Information Technology Consulting, Professional Associations, and Federal Government.

Daniel is well known and highly revered as 'The hardest working man in the Agile community.' He is the founder of Agile Delaware and frequent reviewer, volunteer, and speaker for the Scrum Alliance, Agile Alliance, PMI and other organizations, including delivering keynote addresses.

Daniel is the Conference Chair for the 2015 Scrum Gathering in Phoenix; he was the Conference Chair for the 2013 Scrum Gathering in Las Vegas; serves on the Trainer Acceptance Committee; is a member of the Coaching Retreat Planning Committee; host of Coaches Clinic events; facilitator of Open Space Events, including the Scrum Alliance's largest Open Space ever in Berlin; and a prolific contributor to a vast array of online forums, blogs, and other social media. Daniel is currently pursuing a PhD in Organizational Development.


Taghi Paksima CST

Enterprise Agile Coach, Certified Scrum Trainer®



Rafael Sabbagh


Rafael Sabbagh is a co-founder of K21, where I've been working with agile and digital transformations of companies ranging from startups to multinationals. I'm a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), an Accredited Kanban Trainer (AKT) and was a member of the Scrum Alliance Board of Directors from 2015 to 2017. I have a Master’s in Business and a Computer Engineering degree. I've been working with Agile and Scrum since the mid 2000’s.


Madhavi Ledalla


Madhavi Ledalla is an Agile enthusiast, and brings her real-world experience and perspectives of both traditional and agile methodologies while coaching organizations and teams during transformation engagements. She is a sought-after trainer, mentor and counselor in varied agile methods including Scrum and Kanban, and in Scaling frameworks such as SAFe and LeSS. As an acclaimed agile expert, she has led large scale agile transformations across multiple domains. She is passionate about building teams that are focused on outcome instead of output. Madhavi takes keen interest in doing customized training workshops on agile, retrospectives and innovation games. She holds a B.E. qualification from Osmania University and has worked with leading organizations as an advisor during their agile implementation.

Heitor De Sa Roriz

Heitor De Sa Roriz Filho CST


I am a globally recognized Agile Coach and Trainer based in São Paulo. With over 20 years of experience, I have worked with esteemed organizations such as Yamaha, DaimlerChrysler, and Siemens-Mobile, fostering Agile adoption and implementing Scrum practices. As a Certified Scrum Trainer at Massimus, I have trained over 5,000 professionals worldwide. Additionally, I hold an M.Sc. in Information Technology from the University of Stuttgart. Passionate about knowledge sharing, I write articles, e-books, and speak at conferences whenever possible.


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Attended Certified Scrum Product Owner®(CSPO) Certification workshop in May 2022
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Attended Certified Scrum Product Owner®(CSPO) Certification workshop in April 2022
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Attended Certified Scrum Product Owner®(CSPO) Certification workshop in April 2022
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Certified Scrum Product Owner® - Benefits

CSPO® Certification Benefits

The advantages of CSPO® certification to the individuals and organizations are as follows: 

The organizational benefits of the Certified Scrum Product Owners (CSPO) certification are: 

  • Achieve greater success by delivering the highest possible value to the customers 
  • Work closely with the Stakeholders to understand what exactly they are looking for 
  • Create the product vision and prioritize the work items in a list to ease the product development process 
  • Streamline communication between the Stakeholders and the team members 
  • Help the team members in Scrum adoption and in developing an Agile Mindset

The benefits of the Certified Scrum Product Owner® certification to individuals are: 

  • Improve PO skills and distinguish yourself in the global marketplace 
  • Enjoy the Scrum Alliance membership benefits and get access to the community of Scrum experts 
  • Build a strong foundation of Scrum and land lucrative job roles as a Scrum Product Owner in reputed organizations 
  • CSPO certification opens the doors for advanced level Scrum certifications 

Why should you go for CSPO training?

Elevate your Agile team with Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training, acquiring essential skills for high-value releases and optimal ROI. Led by expert Scrum Alliance-Certified Trainers, dynamic courses feature immersive role-plays, simulations, and real-world case studies. Enjoy interactive sessions with CSTs and global peers, moving beyond traditional lectures for a fun learning experience.

Learn in fun, interactive sessions by CSTs experienced across industries along with peers from all over the world. Say goodbye to boring lectures and death by PowerPoint and hello to a world of fun and exciting learning.  


In today's Scrum-driven environment, the need for Certified Scrum Product Owners is surging, given that 90% of contemporary teams are embracing Scrum. Their crucial position in Agile teams assures swift ROI and maximized business value. Possessing a CSPO certification allows you to assume a pivotal role, endorsed by the Scrum Alliance.

The Scrum Product Owner Certification from the globally renowned Scrum Alliance endorses and validates your Scrum expertise while enabling you to take on the Product Owner role and responsibilities with dexterity, as you lead successful projects and ensure high-velocity releases of marketable products.

  • 16 Hours of Live Instructor-Led Training: Embark on an immersive learning journey with our 16 hours of live instructor-led training, where you'll engage in dynamic discussions, practical exercises, and expert guidance to deepen your understanding of Scrum principles and the role of a Product Owner.
  • Professional Development: By completing our course, you'll earn 16 SEUs (Scrum Education Units) and PDUs (Professional Development Units), demonstrating your dedication to ongoing learning and advancing your professional skills. These valuable credits recognize your commitment to excellence in Agile practices and bolster your credentials within the industry.
  • Real-World Simulations and Activities: Immerse yourself in the Scrum framework through real-world simulations and activities, designed to enhance your practical skills and decision-making abilities. Our hands-on approach ensures that you're well-prepared to navigate complex project scenarios with confidence.
  • Complimentary Agile & Scrum E-Learning Worth $300: Expand your knowledge base with complimentary access to our extensive library of Agile & Scrum e-learning resources, valued at $300. Delve into additional materials at your own pace, supplementing your live training experience for a comprehensive understanding of Agile practices.
  • Unlimited Scrum-Enablement Sessions: Access unlimited Scrum-Enablement sessions, where you can seek guidance, clarification, and support from our experienced instructors and peers. Whether you're facing challenges or seeking optimization strategies, our ongoing support ensures you're always equipped to excel in your role.
  • Gateway to Largest Global Scrum Community: Forge connections and insights within the global Scrum community through our exclusive gateway. Access forums, events, and networking opportunities to collaborate with fellow practitioners, share best practices, and stay updated on the latest industry trends and innovations.
  • Access 2-Year Scrum Alliance Membership: Enjoy the benefits of a 2-year Scrum Alliance membership, granting you access to a wealth of resources, including webinars, articles, and exclusive member events. Stay connected with the broader Scrum community and continue your learning journey beyond the duration of your course.
  • Comprehensive Career Support with Job Boost 360: Receive comprehensive career support with our Job Boost 360 program, designed to accelerate your professional growth and success. Gain access to job placement assistance, resume workshops, interview preparation, and personalized coaching to propel your career forward.
  • Mentorship by Agile Industry Experts: Tap into the expertise of Agile industry leaders through personalized mentorship opportunities. Receive guidance, feedback, and insights tailored to your specific career goals and challenges, empowering you to make informed decisions and achieve greater success in your Agile journey.

Don't miss out on this opportunity to accelerate your Agile journey and become a certified Scrum Product Owner. Enroll now and position yourself for success in today's dynamic Scrum-driven environment.

An individual wishing to be an effective Scrum professional can gain from a CSPO certification in the following ways:

  • Widen the scope of your career with the knowledge of popular Agile practices.
  • Stack the top in-demand Scrum skills and demonstrate your Scrum knowledge.
  • Actively engage with the community of Agile practitioners dedicated to continuous Scrum practice and improvement.
  • Create a better product by leading and implementing Scrum in the team.

 Scrum Alliance underlines the importance of Product Owners as follows:

  • 38% of the Product Owners act as an intermediary and are responsible for maintaining relationships with the Stakeholders.
  • 24% of the Product Owners set project business priorities and work directly with the customers.
  • 15% of the Product Owner work directly with the Scrum team.

In today's rapidly changing world, most IT, as well as non-IT industry players, are hiring professionals well-versed in Agile and Scrum frameworks and those holding certifications from global accredited organizations such as Scrum Alliance are preferred. The Certified Scrum Product Owner can benefit the organization in the following ways:

  1. Defines the product vision and directs the team members to yield high value at the end.
  2. Helps the team members in delivering a high-value product.
  3. Helps to carry out smooth communication between the Stakeholders and team members.
  4. Spreads the adoption of Scrum and helps others acquire an agile mind-set.

CSPO Training FAQs

upGrad KnowledgeHut Support on Your CSPO Journey

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

  • upGrad KnowledgeHut is a Global Registered Education Ally (REA) of Scrum Alliance 
  • We have facilitated over 450,000+ career transformations
  • Deliver training that meets the exact needs of every individual
  • Hires only CSTs approved by Scrum Alliance
  • Complimentary access to Agile and Scrum E-Learning worth US$ 300
  • We focus on your training needs so you can focus on your career and business
  • 24/7 technical support
  • Provides world-class training 
  • Embeds skills needed to land top-paying jobs

Take a quick look at the complete details of CSPO certification course before you register

CSPO CourseDetails
CSPO certification costINR 23999 in India, USD 995 in the US, CAD 1195 in Canada
Discount*Up to 20%
CSPO certification exam
No Exam
CSPO certification validity
2 Years
CSPO Renewal Fees
CSPO Salary

$ 134,366  per year

*Note: Not applicable for the Singapore region

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

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

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

We provide the hard copy of the courseware for our classroom participants.

Our CSPO training is live and is available in both Live Instructor-Led Virtual and Classroom Training formats. 

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

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

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

upGrad KnowledgeHut is a leading Registered Education Ally (REA) of Scrum Alliance offering knowledge and expertise to corporate organizations and professionals across the globe. It is the fastest growing certification training firm, with footprints in 70+ countries. We frequently conduct CSPO training in all the cities across the globe and here are a few listed for your reference:

Bangalore Hyderabad Mumbai
Delhi Kolkata Gurgaon
Noida Chennai Cochin
Pune New York Chicago
San Francisco Atlanta Washington
Houston Austin Los Angeles
Dallas Boston Seattle
San Jose Singapore Kuala Lumpur

Finance Related

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

*Note: Not Applicable for Singapore region.

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Process to Become a Certified Scrum Product Owner


  • LEARN in lively, interactive sessions by CSTs

    Identify a credible training provider that is a Registered Education Ally (REA) of Scrum Alliance and get trained by experienced CSTs in fun and engaging instructor-led sessions.
  • STUDY with a Scrum Alliance-Approved Curriculum

    Study with a curriculum crafted by professionals licensed by Scrum Alliance. Go from beginner to expert in Scrum, starting with the Scrum basics and roles and responsibilities, and go on to product vision, estimation, product backlog, prioritization, release management, and sprints.

  • PRACTICE with Case Studies, Role-Plays, and Scrum Activities

    Put the concepts learned in our experiential workshops to practice with real-life case studies and role-play exercises. Clear all your doubts with mentors in weekly Scrum enablement sessions, essential to your success in applying Scrum to your way of working.

  • GET CERTIFIED as a Scrum Alliance Certified Product Owner

    After completing the course, the Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) will update your details on the Scrum Alliance website. Scrum Alliance will then send you a welcome email, asking you to log in to your Scrum Alliance account and accept your CSPO license. Login through this link to reset your Login credentials and accept your license. Download your CSPO certificate by accepting your license. You are now a Certified Scrum Product Owner!

What You Will Learn in the CSPO Certification Course

Prerequisites for CSPO Certification Training

There are no prerequisites to take the Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO®) training. However, having a good command over the Scrum basics will prove effective in understanding the Product Owner’s role at an enterprise level. If you are a Scrum Master, taking up the CSPO training should be your next career move. 

Who Should Attend the CSPO Course

  • Project Managers
  • Software Developers
  • Product Owners
  • Software Development Managers
  • Software Development Architects
  • Product Managers
  • Software Testers
  • Team Leads/Team Members interested in learning Scrum

upGrad KnowledgeHut Experience


Learn in an engaging and interactive session with real-world simulations, in-class activities, and industry case studies.


Get trained by Scrum Alliance-accredited CSTs with more than a decade’s experience as Scrum practitioners.


Get all your doubts about the exam or how to implement Scrum effectively in continual weekly Ask-Me-Anything sessions with expert CSTs.


We are a Scrum Alliance Registered Education Ally (REA), having trained over 250,000 Agile professionals.


Get mentored by Scrum Alliance-accredited professionals and get real-world tips and industry-proven techniques.


Join a Global Network of Agile and Scrum Practitioners certified through upGrad KnowledgeHut across the world.


Earn 20 SEUs upon completion of our complimentary Agile and Scrum course worth $300 for seamless certification renewal.


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Access our diverse hiring partners, providing a vast array of career advancement and placement opportunities.


Benefit from comprehensive job support, including LinkedIn assistance, resume refinement and mentorship.

CSPO Certification Course Curriculum

Learning Objectives:
Learn the fundamentals of Scrum including the core components, vocabulary, and principles that drive the Scrum work culture. Articulate the significance of Scrum artifacts, roles, and events, and identify and apply appropriate Scrum processes within their organization's framework for the success of a Scrum project.
Topics Covered:
  • Understand the Scrum Flow, the core components of the Scrum framework, and the Scrum vocabulary
  • Understand the principles/legs of empirical process control
  • Understand the work culture Scrum creates
Learning Objectives: Learn about the different Scrum roles and the reasoning on which they are based. Gain a deep understanding of the various Scrum roles and the underlying rationale that informs their design and purpose within the Scrum framework.
Topics Covered:
  • Understand the scope of the Product Owner, ScrumMaster and the team role in detail
  • Understand why there is no project manager and no agile product manager
Learning Objectives:
Get an insight into product vision and its ideal qualities, the prep work required, and how it relates to the product roadmap. Learn to unify teams with a clear product vision, understand its key qualities, minimize preparatory efforts, and appreciate its role in shaping a cohesive product roadmap.
Topics Covered:
  • Understand the importance of having the product vision as an overarching goal galvanizing the entire Scrum team
  • Understand the desirable qualities of the vision and how it can be shaped
  • Understand the importance of carrying out just enough prep work
  • Understand the relationship between vision and product roadmap
Learning Objectives:
Learn about project estimations, the required accuracy, size, duration, and impact of estimates. Master Scrum estimation principles, emphasizing accuracy, independence in sizing and duration estimates, and understanding the impact of pressure on team estimates.
Topics Covered:
  • Understand the different estimation levels in Scrum
  • Understand that the accuracy of an estimate is more important than the precision of the estimate
  • Understand that estimates of size and duration can be done separately
  • Understand the impact of pressuring team members to provide low estimates
  • Understand the difference between estimating and committing
Learning Objectives: Get an insight into the concept of product backlog and its grooming. Understand the nature and purpose of the product backlog, differentiating its content, and appreciate the significance of product backlog grooming for effective agile development.
Topics Covered:
  • Understand what the product backlog is, and what it is not
  • Understand product backlog grooming
Learning Objectives: Learn how to prioritize the product backlog, different approaches to handle it, and the factors involved in prioritization. Master strategic product backlog prioritization, considering various factors and formal approaches, while understanding the implications of saying everything is mandatory, to enhance agile development decision-making.
Topics Covered:
  • Understand the importance and benefits of prioritizing the product backlog
  • Understand the implications of saying everything is mandatory
  • Understand who should have input into prioritization decisions
  • Understand that proper prioritization of a product backlog is based on multiple factors
  • Understand and know how to apply formal approaches to prioritizing (i.e. beyond just ‘gut feel’ or intuition)
  • Understand how much latitude to give a team in adjusting the sequence of work
Learning Objectives: Get an insight into release planning, managing the quality and frequency of releases, and predicting the future as per the release plan. Enhance strategic release planning skills, emphasizing adaptability, collaboration, and quality, while understanding key metrics for agile project management and predictive insights.
Topics Covered:
  • Understand the goals and how-to's of release planning
  • Understand that planning is adaptive, iterative and collaborative
  • Understand why quality is frozen and the concept of technical debt
  • Understand why software should be released early and frequently
  • Understand and measure velocity
  • Understand release burndown charts
  • Understand how a release plan can help predict the future
Learning Objectives: Learn about the role of product owner with the team, and the commitment required to work at a sustainable pace. Attain proficiency in orchestrating effective Scrum meetings, optimizing sprint timeboxing decisions, cultivating sustainable team pace, and fostering strong commitment for successful Scrum implementation.
Topics Covered:
  • Understand the product owner’s role in Scrum meetings, and how the Product Owner and Team collaborate
  • Understand why sprints are timeboxed and protected
  • Understand the concept of sustainable pace
  • Understand team commitment


Product owner basics

In Agile terms, a Product is something that you build as per your client’s requirements to achieve a certain goal.

The Product Owner is an individual on the Scrum team, who represents the user community or business, and is responsible for working with the user group to find the features that will be included in the product release. They are the leaders, managing the team and guiding the product’s progress toward success. The role of the Product Owner is critical to all types of product development, specifically in the Agile methodology.

The Scrum Product Owner responsibilities list includes the following:

  • Defining the product features
  • Prioritizing the product features
  • Adjusting the features and priority after each sprint as required
  • Rejecting or accepting work results
  • Keeping customers updated about status and getting their feedback

As a Certified Product Owner, you will be given the responsibility of heading an Agile project, liaising with the Scrum Master to achieve objectives and ensuring satisfied customers. The CSPO course will enable you to improve the effectiveness of Scrum artifacts and give you the knowledge necessary to increase the business agility in your organization.

The Product Owner and the Scrum Master are two different roles in the Scrum (Agile) development model. However, both have the same objective of adding value to project management. While the Scrum Master focuses completely on the team and its operations, the Product Owner studies the project from a customer’s perspective. The Product Owners are responsible for managing the product backlog and securing its visibility all the time. On the other hand, the Scrum Master is responsible to motivate the team and help remove any impediments in order to facilitate the timely completion of the project.

  • Business Analyst
  • Project Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Gain a detailed overview of the CSPO career path.

Your next step in your Agile journey after earning your foundational CSPO certification and a year of experience working as a CSPO on a Scrum Team is to achieve your Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner™ (A-CSPO™) certification.

Through this membership, you can join local user groups, online social networks, gain access to deep discounts on gatherings, and additional member-only resources. In addition, CSPOs get to use a specially designed logo to highlight their credentials.

Here are some of the top industries and companies that hire Product Owners:

Information Technology:

  • Dell
  • Oracle
  • Infosys
  • Siemens
  • Honeywell
  • Accenture
  • Cisco Systems
  • Tata Consultancy Services Ltd
  • Hewlett Packard Enterprise
  • J.P. Morgan Chase & Co


  • Nokia Siemens Networks Ltd
  • Transaction Network Services


  • GE Healthcare
  • Siemens Healthineers
  • MediQuire
  • Evolent Health 


  • Societe Generale Global Solution Centre
  • Fidelity Investments
  • PayPal
  • Mastercard
  • Axis Bank 


  • ASSA ABLOY Group


  • Blackboard Inc.

CSPO or Certified Scrum Product Owner is a certification offered for the Product Owner by the Scrum Alliance. PSPO or Professional Scrum Product Owner is another certification offered for the Product Owner role by Scrum.org. Both certifications are equivalent in terms of high standards of quality. The difference lies in the way of obtaining and maintaining the certifications.

The CSPO certification exam is taken online after completing a mandatory 2-day training given by a Certified Scrum Trainer. For the PSPO certification, training is not a prerequisite to taking the online exam. Here are a few more differences between the two certifications that you should know:

Accreditation Body
Scrum Alliance
Valid for 2 year, after which a renewal fee of $100 would apply along with a requirement for 20 Scrum Educational Units to maintain the certificate.
The certificate does not expire.
$500 (cost can vary depending on your location)
$200 (attending the workshop can cost more)
Need for training
A 2-day CSPO classroom training from a Certified Scrum Trainer is mandatory.
Training is not a prerequisite.
Passing Score
You must complete activities for achieving the credentials at the trainer’s discretion.
Time Limit exam
60 Minutes
Number of Questions exam
Format exam 
Multiple Choice, Multiple Answers and True/False
Language exam 
Difficulty level
Intermediate (the next level after CSPO is A-CSPO)
Intermediate (After PSPO, there are subsequent complex levels as PSPO II and III)
After Exam Certification
Industry-recognized CSPO certification issued by Scrum Alliance, along with a CSPO logo.
Industry-recognized PSPO-I certification issued by Scrum Alliance, along with a PSPO-I logo.
2-Year membership with Scrum Alliance
Scrum.org membership that does not expire

To assess the value of certification, you need to consider the following:

  • Prior knowledge or competence
  • Difficulty of the assessment process
  • Validity of the certification
  • Cost involved

A Product Owner is a person who determines what a Scrum team delivers to stakeholders. Product Owners are a liaison between the development team and stakeholders such as end-users, marketing, sales, customer support, higher management, etc. They carry the vision and manage the user feedback. All Scrum Team needs a Product Owner, as without them, the team will not deliver what is most valuable to stakeholders. As a Product Owner, you must have the following skills:

  • Communication skills - A Product Owner works with many stakeholders to understand their vision and helps the development team to bring it to reality. Without good communication skills there will be less alignment amongst stakeholders and less fruitful interactions between stakeholders and the team.
  • Commitment - As a Product Owner, you should be committed to the vision, business goals and the team.
  • Power of No - A Product Owner is responsible for managing the requests and feedback from stakeholders. Many times, they have to say ‘No’. Developers cannot develop every idea or feedback the stakeholders have, because there are always limits on time and budget. That is why it is important to say ‘No’ in a manner that does not upset or discourage the business.
  • Vision - Product Owners are responsible for seeing and communicating the product’s full vision and steering the ship forward. They also align the vision of the product with the vision and needs of the company. Furthermore, a Product Owner needs to communicate the relation between the business goals and the backlog items.
  • Curiosity - As a Product Owner, you must be curious to ask ‘Why’ from business and ‘how’ from the development team. And bring stakeholders together with the development team to stimulate unexpected solutions to occur.

All the above-mentioned skills are linked together with communication. A Product Owner must be a master communicator and ensure that stakeholders and Scrum Team are aligned together for making the vision come true.

Here are some of the best Product Owner Certification for a business analyst:

  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) - This certification will help you expand the horizons of your career. You will be able to demonstrate your Scrum knowledge, engage with agile practitioners, and understand all the Scrum methodologies.
  • SAFe Product Owner/Product Manager (SAFe POPM) - As a Scaled Agile Product Owner, you are responsible for the Lean-Agile team. If your organization has adopted scaled agile methodologies, then you should go for this certification. It will help you develop skills to lead any agile team towards growth. You will learn about the value and quality control of the product. The certification facilitates the gamut of information on release training, planning, and execution of Agile projects in a Lean-Agile environment.
  • Professional Scrum Product Owner l, II, III (PSPO I, II, III) - This certification can be considered as a self-paced learning method that provides all the information on how to manage a project effectively. It is best suited for Agile and Scrum enterprise. Its focus is on how to maximize the product’s value. Completing the three levels of qualification will make you an expert in product ownership.

Certified Scrum Product Owner or CSPO is a Scrum certification offered by the Scrum Alliance. Anyone who wants to be a Product Owner in a Scrum team should go for this certification. It is a globally recognized certification that you can use in different industries like information technology, infrastructure, automobile, etc. The CSPO course will cover the following:

  • Fundamentals of Scrum and Agile
  • Product Discovery
  • Product Roadmap
  • Product Vision
  • Estimation
  • Use stories
  • Burn up and burn down charts
  • Release planning, etc.

The primary aim of this certification is to help the candidates understand what the role of a Product Owner is. A good way to do this would be understand the responsibilities, characteristics, and common anti-patterns of a Product Owner.

CSPO® Training

It is the Product owner’s responsibility to ensure that an Agile project goes as planned, customer requirements are met and the end product is delivered on time, within budget and is of the highest quality. While practical learning of these skills is essential, a CSPO certificate will ensure your commitment to the profession and teach you the tools and techniques needed to ensure project success. A CSPO certification paves the way for better and bigger opportunities in the field of Agile. Our CSPO course will teach you how to gain the all-important practical skills required by a Product Owner, making you successful in your projects.

Yes, of course. The CSPO  training is right for you if you fall under any of the following categories:

  • If you want to learn how to prioritize and interface with Agile teams
  • If you want to maximize the benefits of Agile projects
  • If you are a Product Owner or Product Manager and are looking to advance your skills while addressing real-world issues that you have encountered

Yes, there is an online/virtual course for CSPO. 

Our Certified Scrum Trainers® (CSTs) are:

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

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

CSPO® Certification

The Certified Scrum Product Owner® (CSPO) designation is provided by Scrum Alliance. The Scrum Alliance Product Owner certification enhances your industry credibility and recognition. It also amplifies your earning potential as it validates your commitment to your Agile journey, making you eligible to take on the responsibilities of an Agile Product Owner and lead projects successfully. 

Certified Scrum Product Owner® is a much sought-after credential in the Agile space, and the value of the CSPO certification has gained momentum since the last few years. In today’s constantly changing industry environment, businesses have realized the value of adopting an Agile methodology to achieve higher profitability with better utilization of resources. By recruiting experts who are proficient in agile methods, they can ensure that teams are better tuned-in to the Agile mindset, thus ensuring project success. CSPO certified professionals have the knowledge and skills to enable them to make the right decisions as an effective customer to the Scrum team, motivating their team members to perform better and maximizing ROI which is the need of the hour. 

  • Gain an exemplary foundation of Scrum
  • Enhance the level of Scrum functionalities
  • Provide leadership to Agile teams
  • Improve professional skills, as an efficient Product Owner
  • Integrate the newly acquired skills to improve employment prospects 
  • Stay updated by gaining an updated understanding of different Agile practices
  • Expand your career opportunities across all industries adopting Agile practices
  • Gain access to a number of local groups of Scrum users and social networks.

CSPO is a participation-based certificate. On successful completion of an in-person, two day (16 hours) CSPO course taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer® (such as this course), you will receive a Certificate from Scrum Alliance designating you as Certified Scrum Product Owner®. The certification includes a two-year membership in Scrum Alliance.

The course fee paid includes the first 2 years of Certified Scrum Product Owner® certification cost.

CSPO certification renewal needs to be done every 2 years. You need to pay $100 to extend the credential for a further 2 years from the date of your current expiration. In order to renew your Scrum Product Owner certification, log in to https://www.scrumalliance.org/login, go to your dashboard and choose the ‘Renew Certification’ option available under the heading ‘Actions’.

Starting from February 4, 2019, candidates are now required to earn 20 Scrum Educational Units (SEUs) within the past two years, in addition to the $100 renewal fee that has to be paid.This new requirement has been mandated to validate your participation and continued proficiency in the fundamental principles and practices of Scrum. You can earn the required SEUs by completing an educational training or a learning opportunity.

CSPO® Certification Exam

There is no Scrum Alliance Product Owner certification exam to earn a CSPO credential.


PDUs are Professional Development Units issued by the Project Management Institute, and SEUs are Scrum Educational Units issued by the Scrum Alliance. They can be earned by completing educational training or learning opportunities, which serve to validate your participation and continued proficiency in the principles and practices of project Management and Scrum, respectively.

PDUs and SEUs are credits awarded by the Project Management Institute and the Scrum Alliance respectively. They recognize your dedication to the Agile world through the award of credits for every educational effort you make throughout your career. Scrum Alliance members who hold a credential from Scrum Alliance need to earn SEUs to get recertified every two years. PDUs are offered by the PMI®, and every PMI® certification, except the CAPM®, requires you to earn a specific number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.

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

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