SAFe® 5 Scrum Master Certification- Curriculum/Syllabus

Eager to know about your learning during the SAFe® 5 Scrum Master certification workshop? Here’s an in-depth look into the SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) curriculum.

The SSM certification curriculum at KnowledgeHut is aligned with the standards of Scaled Agile Inc. and will help you crack the SSM certification exam in one shot. The SSM syllabus focusses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum and explains everything about how Scrum functions in the SAFe framework.

SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) Curriculum

Introducing Scrum in SAFe 

Get introduced to the fundamentals of Agile and Scrum. This topic will help you understand the overall Agile development and how the Scrum process is implemented in the SAFe framework. Also, you will learn how to perform a Scrum Master’s role within a SAFe enterprise as a certified SAFe® Scrum Maste

The SSM curriculum covers the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise, the responsibilities of the SAFe Scrum Master and facilitating Scrum throughout the enterprise.

The SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) curriculum covers Program Increment planning, creating and reviewing drafts of PI plans, getting those plans finalized by checking against a set of PI objectives, and successfully executing the PI Planning.

This topic in the SSM curriculum includes planning the iteration, tracking the progress of the PI, and everything about executing the PI effectively. This also includes refining the backlog, facilitating team progress and demonstrating relentless improvement towards product development.

You will be introduced to the management techniques of PI iteration and the nitty-gritty of facilitating the Inspect and Adapt event review at the end of each Program Increment (PI).

Through SSM training sessions, you will learn how to coach the teams, how to facilitate the meetings for the teams, how to be a Servant leader, how to oversee the development of agile teams to ensure effective outcomes for the organization, and how to guide teams through the implementation process in the SAFe enterprise.

The SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) curriculum will definitely help you to excel in your role as a scrum master and pass the SSM exam with flying colours.

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Kishore Nakka


Kishore is an Enterprise Lean/Agile & SAFe® Transformation leader with 25+ years of progressive experience in the IT industry — leading people, processes, and technology — to deliver high-value solutions with measurable results. He has a proven track record of successful Lean/Agile, SAFe® transformation of large-scale, complex federal systems and hands-on experience working with Agile/SAFe® coaches and consultants to tailor transformation efforts for lean product and solution delivery in large, complex, and controlled federal govt. settings.

He has 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. He has also authored books on the Agile Ecosystem, and Customer Experience (CX) Ecosystem, which are available on Amazon. 


Farrah Koudsi

SPC, Enterprise Agile Coach

Farrah is a SAFe Program Consultant and global training and organizational development leader with 20+ years of experience in learning and development, organizational and leadership training instruction, and executive coaching.


Subramanyam V


V. Subramanyam (VSM), is an Agile Transformation Leader, and a
Principal Consultant with over 35 years of experience. VSM helps
organizations to establish systems, methods and environment to
support process development and deployment to drive operational
efficiency and to realize business benefits.


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Excellent course and instructor. All of the material was presented in a coherent and engaging manner. There was a good mix of instruction and interactive elements throughout the course.

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Attended SAFe® 6.0 SSM Certification workshop in November 2019
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The instructor was very involved and willing to share his knowledge. The course was very interactive and that kept me going. It was a weekend well-spent in class.

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The workshop was a well-organized event. The trainer was an expert which made it a valuable training. 

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The workshop was very effective. I liked it. It helped me in gaining knowledge and a better understanding of SaFe from a professional standpoint.

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It was an excellent training . I was really impressed with the coordination and facilitation. I would recommend KnowledgeHut for any certification training/workshops to all aspirants out there.


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