SAFe® 5 Scrum Master Certification- Eligibility

Are you planning on getting SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certified? Learn about the eligibility criteria required for SSM certification.

Check if you are a suitable candidate to attend SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) training & exam. Gain the credential and become a sought-after Scrum Master!

SAFe® 5 Scrum Master Certification- Eligibility

REQUIREMENTS TO BECOME A SAFe® 5 CERTIFIED SCRUM MASTER 

Anyone can take part in the SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification course regardless of the work experience they have. The eligibility criteria for SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification is as follows: 

  • Be aware of the Agile concepts, values, and principles 
  • Have a basic knowledge of Scrum, Kanban, & eXtreme Programming (XP) 
  • Familiar with software and hardware development processes 

The SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) exam prerequisite is as follows: 

  • Attendees should have experience working in a lean-Agile environment 
  • They should have completed a training course delivered by a Scaled Agile partner, to get access to the exam and all related study materials 

You are just a few steps away from becoming SAFe® Scrum Master Certified (SSM). Here are the steps to follow:  

  • Register and attend a 2-day (14-16 hour) SSM training with a SAFe® Program Consultant (SPC). 
  • Receive the SSM exam access and sign in to take the exam. 
  • Pass the SSM exam with a passing score of 75% for SSM5 and 73% for SSM4 in 90 minutes. 
  • Congrats! You are now a SAFe® Certified Scrum Master (SSM). Enjoy your 1-year of membership with Scaled Agile, Inc. 

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Ankit

Ankit Mahajan

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Certified SAFe Program Consultant (SPC), Agile Coach, Senior Scrum Master with over 10 years of experience in IT who has played different role such as Agile Coach, Scrum Master, Project Manager, Product Owner , Senior Business Analyst and Support Lead for all kinds of software Projects (Development, Migration and Support) executed via Agile (Scrum) or SDLC (Waterfall) methodologies.

Rahul

Rahul Gujar

Agile

Rahul is an Agile Principal Coach and consultant with over 18 years of experience in the IT Industry. His core expertise is managing engineering/software development programs. Specializing in leading Enterprises Agile transformation using SAFe 4.0, Rahul trains professionals on Agile Jira and configuring tools for Scrum and scaling agile projects that use DAD, SAFe 4.0, or DSDM methodologies. He has mentored several Senior Executives, Product Managers, and Agile Teams to implement Agile and has assisted in the formation of Agile PMOs.

He is also a Lean Practitioner for software development programs and consultant cum mentor in various Agile methodologies for organizations such as Infosys and Tata Communications.

Kishore

Kishore Nakka

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Enterprise Lean/Agile & SAFe Transformation leader with 25+ years of progressive experience in IT industry leading people, process, and technology to deliver high value solutions with measurable results

-Proven track record of successful Lean/Agile, SAFe transformation of large scale, complex federal systems. Hands-on experience working with agile/SAFe coaches/consultants to tailor transformation effort for lean product/solution delivery in large, complex, and controlled Federal Govt. settings

-Mentored and Coached teams in SAFe, Lean/Agile methodologies such as Scrum, XP, and Kanban, and other technical practices such as Continuous Integration, Continuous Deployment and Release on Demand etc.
 

Pratyoosh

Pratyoosh Kumar

Agile Coach

- An IT professional with over 15 years of experience..
· Sound knowledge and practical exposure to Application Maintenance & management with ability to work in team and handle production environment, pressure and demands.
· Ability to motivate and drive team to ensure adherence to SLA.
· Ability to prioritise activities and Multi-task in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.
· Strong documentation, debugging and data analysis skills.
· Strong interpersonal communication skills.
· Exposure to Service Desk operations, Quality Process and Transition.

Subrahmaniam

Subrahmaniam S.R.V

Enterprise Agile Coach | OKR Coach | SAFe specialist

Subbu is an Agile consultant with a deep change management & transformation experience in Product houses & GICs. His holistic offering includes coaching, consulting and thought leadership in areas of OKRs, Agile, culture and organization development

Subbu had a stint for 10 years in Enterprise class software development across varied domains such as automobile, telecom, utilities, homeland security and defense. He was inducted into Agile in 2007, Subbu has been leveraging Agile and servant leadership principles extensively to drive successful product development and business adoption outcomes. His innovations in this space have been showcased in industry forums and conferences.

He heads one of the chapters of Business Agility Institute and is part of their global research team. He also has specialist experience in Scaled Agile Framework and large-scale SAFe transformations in diverse contexts.

Kumar

Kumar Manu

Trainer

Senior Business-IT Agile / PMO / Program / Portfolio / Project Manager / VP / Director with broad multi-cultural experience in Strategy and Planning, Execution, M&A, Transformation, Complex Cross-functional Project Management, Change Management, Operations, Six-Sigma, Financial Analysis, Marketing, Systems Thinking, Design Thinking, Lean, Supplier Development, and Cost Reduction. Industry background includes Consulting, Insurance, Heavy Manufacturing.
Entrepreneurial servant-leader with business acumen and passion for results. Skilled facilitator, communicator, and trusted relationships-builder for "C" level executives, external / internal / global / remote teams, and cross-functional SMEs.
• Multi-cultural experience in USA, Canada, Brazil, UK, Colombia, India, China, with McKinsey, Travelers, Caterpillar, TCS, GE and start-ups
• Set up 24x7 Global IT Shared Services operation for GE and McKinsey
• Led a procurement and supply chain cost saving initiative for Caterpillar during the 2008 financial crisis for over $15M benefit
• Led several International expansion initiatives for Travelers Insurance in Canada, Brazil, Colombia, UK, and Asia for over $1B premium benefit
• Founded, grew and successfully divested a Management Consulting Firm in India
• Founded and developed implementation channel partnership in India for an Enterprise IT software solution now owned by HP
• Experience in Agile Transformations, Post-Merger Integrations 

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