PSM Certification Validity

Enjoy Lifetime PSM Certification Validity After Proving Your Mettle in PSM Assessment

Professional Scrum MasterTM (PSM) certification is awarded by Scrum.org. You can acquire the certification at three levels i.e. PSM I, PSM II, and PSM III after appearing in the online assessment exams post the payment of the requisite fees.  For enrolling in the PSM certification assessment, you need to buy the password. PSM I exam is the initial assessment stage which you can appear in if you possess the significant knowledge of Scrum. The PSM certification has lifelong validity. 

Validity Details

PSM certification has lifelong validity. Certification is awarded by Scrum.org which does not stipulate fulfilment of additional requirements in future for renewal of certification. You need not make any renewal payment too. 

Difficulty Level of PSM Certification Assessments 

Reason for ‘High’ difficulty level of PSM certification exam 
Since the PSM certification would be valid for a lifetime and periodic renewal is not needed, the difficulty level of assessments has been kept higher as compared to CSM (Certified Scrum Master) assessment by Scrum Alliance. 
Training needed to acquire valid PSM certification 
You need not take any training for PSM I assessment if you possess hands-on knowledge of Scrum implementation.
Difficulty Levels of PSM Certification Level II and III 
The level II and III exams are more difficult. You need to be thoroughly experienced in Scrum methodology and must be aware of functional intricacies to get through these exams. 
External Resources to be browsed 
You need to browse through authorized PSM books to pass the exam in the first attempt. 


Fee Payable for Securing Valid PSM Certification 

For each of the three levels of certification, you need to pay a certain fee.  

Fee payable for appearing in PSM I certification assessment
USD 150
Fee payable for appearing in PSM II certification assessment
USD 250
Fee payable for appearing in PSM III certification assessment
USD 500
Condition for retaking the PSM I certification exam
If you are not able to clear the PSM I certification exam in the 1st attempt, you can appear for the second attempt within 14 days 
Payment to be made for retaking the exam 
You need not pay any extra charges 


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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. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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KnowledgeHut Support On Your PSM Journey

Nothing, the certification is valid for an entire lifetime. 

No, you need not enrol in any course or professional training. Attendance in any institute is not mandatory for a set period of days. You need to have profound functional understanding of Scrum’s implementation for demonstrating the depth of your skills in the certification exam. 

Yes, once you have cleared a certification level, you can go for the next. You can retake the certification exam multiple times. The certificates will endorse your Scrum skills for a complete lifetime. You need not pay anything extra or fulfil any renewal requirements as the certification is valid for a lifetime. 

Why a PSM Certification is a must in the Agile world

Product development today is all about fast deliveries, quick responses, cost optimization and quality end products—parameters that Scrum promises to deliver. Scrum is hence the new age product development gospel that every competitive organization is keen to embrace. Which is why they need certified and experienced professionals who understand the framework and have the expertise to leverage it for the enterprise.

A Professional Scrum Master™ is one such individual who knows how to manage the workflow effectively, create motivated and intelligent teams, and handle complex tasks while ensuring a collaborative project environment that promotes productivity and maximizes business value. In other words a Professional Scrum Master™ is a value enabler in Scrum teams and a critical contributor who ensures project success in high-performing Scrum teams.

A PSM certification validates the holder’s knowledge of Agile and Scrum practices and makes them industry-ready. The PSM Certification is a well-recognized credential applicable across sectors and industries and highly valued in the Scrum community. A successful PSM has a holistic understanding of the Agile software development methodologies and unmatched expertise on Scrum and its applications. The globally-acclaimed PSM certification not only betters your perception of servant leadership but also helps you serve your team in an efficient manner.

Market worth of a PSM certified Professional

A PSM certification takes your career to new heights and makes you an expert in applying Scrum principles effectively in your real-time projects. The chart below is an indication of the growth and popularity of the PSM certification and career prospects.


Disclaimer: All figures and statistics in this document were updated in September 2019. Current figures may have changed.

Reap the rewards of a PSM certification at an individual and an organizational level today!

  • Prove your Scrum knowledge to your peers
  • Improve workflow and speed up turnaround time
  • Work on large and complex projects without complication
  • Implement advanced thinking for inculcating servant leadership values
  • Transform organizations with effective ideas and projects using Scrum
  • Motivate and lead a team of Scrum specialists who bring the benefits of Scrum to projects
  • Resolve conflicts and tackle challenges even in complex organizational setups
  • Ensure happy stakeholders by meeting their demands within specific time-frames

    Forbes recently compiled a list of the 25 highest-paying jobs in the US and the Scrum Master jobs ranked the highest. Clearly, professionals with the PSM certification could lift their earning potential manifold compared to their non-certified counterparts.

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    Process to become a Professional Scrum Master™

    The quickest route to earn PSM certification

    • Training from a Scrum.org endorsed training institute.

      • KnowledgeHut, a Professional Training Network member of scrum.org, provides a 16 hour workshop on PSM
      • The 14-16 hours training is delivered by PSTs
    • Get your exam access code

      On successful completion of the PSM training, you will receive a password from Scrum.org via email. This password is your access to the exam. It has no-expiration date and is valid only for one attempt.

    • Practice Free Sample test

      Start preparing with our free mock tests.

    • Attempt the online exam  

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

    • 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

    What you will learn in this PSM workshop

    Prerequisites
    • There are no prerequisites to attend the Professional Scrum Master training.
    • It is advisable to have prior knowledge on Scrum to understand the concepts easily.


    Who should attend the PSM course?

    • 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

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    Interact with instructors in real-time— listen, learn, question and apply. Our instructors are industry experts and deliver hands-on learning.

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    Learn directly from active practitioners engaged in implementing Scrum principles in real projects with scrum activities, team-based exercises & practical case studies.

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    Learn from the best in the field. Our mentors are all highly qualified and certified Professional Scrum Trainers from Scrum.org

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    Providing a wide range of resources like tutorials, articles, interview Q&A and Practice tests for all the courses.

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    • Scrum theory and principles
    • The Scrum Framework
    • The Definition of Done
    • Running a Scrum project
    • Working with people and teams
    • Scrum in your organization
    • The role of the Scrum Master

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    Journey Of a Professional Scrum Master


    PSM TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION FAQS

    Professional Scrum Master™

    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 working in the 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 a 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.

    You can enroll into the PSM classroom training with just a few simple steps:

    1. Visit the KnowledgeHut Website and search for the PSM Course
    2. Select your city/ location, where you want to take the training
    3. Click on enroll in the course page and select the batch type and click on enroll
    4. Fill in your details and a reference code, if any
    5. Complete the payment and get yourself enrolled in the course.

    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. Enroll 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 a 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 MasterTM 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.

    PDUs & 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.

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