Course description

  • What is the course all about?

    Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) is a designation offered by Scrum Alliance to practitioners who have successfully completed a CSM course and demonstrate their understanding through the CSM test. A CSM performs the following functions:
    • Aids project teams in using Scrum effectively
    • Provides expertise above that of a typical Project Manager
    • Acts as a ‘servant leader’ and helps the team work together and learn framework
    • Protects the team from internal and external distractions
    Simplilearn's CSM training program includes classroom training. It is the ideal course package for every aspiring professional who wants to make a career in Project Management.

    The CSM course is focused on providing an improved understanding of Scrum methodologies and their implementation.

  • Why is the certification most sought-after?

    The designation of Certified ScrumMaster is offered by Scrum Alliance. Scrum Alliance is a non-profit membership organization that supports the adoption and effective use of Scrum. There are over a quarter million CSM's worldwide. Below are well known facts as to why one should opt for the Certified ScrumMaster Certification:
    • CSM certification will enhance the industry credibility and recognition of management professionals and also boost their earning potential.
    • According to A CSM professional has a median salary of $112,000 a year. 
    • Certified ScrumMaster certification provides the required credential which proves that you have a full understanding of Scrum and how to apply its principles in the workplace.
    • It offers a clearly defined and well-respected credential in the Agile community and makes the Scrum Professionals sought after by employers.

  • What learning benefits do you get from Simplilearn’s training?

    At the end of Simplilearn’s training in CSM, you will be able to:
    • Discuss Scrum and Agile methodologies
    • Describe the importance of Agile
    • Explain the Scrum lifecycle
    • Understand the Scrum terminologies and their applications
    • Discuss in detail terms such as Daily Scrum, User Story, Sprint Planning and Sprint Review
    • Understand various roles involved in Scrum
    • Describe distributed Scrum and the best practices in distributed Scrum

  • What are the career benefits in store for you?

    The benefits of earning CSM certification are as follows:
    • Career opportunities of certified professionals expand as they remain relevant and marketable across various industry sectors.
    • Certified professionals demonstrate accomplishment of core Scrum knowledge to employers and peers.
    • Certification helps in learning the foundation of Scrum and scope of ScrumMaster’s role from the most experienced professionals in Scrum.
    • The certification helps the professional to engage with a community of Scrum experts.
    • As a CSM, the professional will be able to fill the roles of a ScrumMaster or a Scrum team member.
    • The CSM gains an understanding of Scrum framework.
    • Through this certification, the CSM gains access to local groups, networks, and resources available only to Scrum Alliance members.

  • Who should do this course?

    The following categories of professionals can take the ‘Certified ScrumMaster Training’ and obtain the certification:
    • Members of Scrum teams such as developers, ScrumMasters, and product owners
    • Managers of Scrum teams
    • Teams transitioning to Scrum
    • Professionals intending to pursue the Professional ScrumMaster certification

Course preview

    • SCRUM @ High Level 1:05:38
      • 1.1 SCRUM @ High Level01:01
      • 1.2 Agenda01:19
      • 1.3 Scrum History01:33
      • 1.4 What is Scrum?01:49
      • 1.5 What is Agile?01:14
      • 1.6 Why Agile?00:55
      • 1.7 Agile Methodologies03:30
      • 1.8 Scrum Life Cycle01:01
      • 1.9 Terminologies used in SCRUM00:47
      • 1.10 Sprints00:59
      • 1.11 Timebox01:28
      • 1.12 Advantages of Timebox01:00
      • 1.13 Release01:11
      • 1.14 Daily Scrum01:04
      • 1.15 Daily Scrum01:25
      • 1.16 User Story00:50
      • 1.17 Story Card Information01:53
      • 1.18 Definition of Done01:11
      • 1.19 Product Backlog01:31
      • 1.20 Sprint Backlog01:03
      • 1.21 Sprint Planning00:35
      • 1.22 Sprint Planning01:02
      • 1.23 Sprint Review01:55
      • 1.24 Sprint Retrospective07:06
      • 1.25 Making Retrospectives Effective00:53
      • 1.26 Different Roles00:44
      • 1.27 Product Owner00:47
      • 1.28 Product Owner Role00:36
      • 1.29 Product Owner Role01:24
      • 1.30 Scrum Master01:05
      • 1.31 What Does A Scrum Master Do01:21
      • 1.32 What The Scrum Master Should Not Do00:45
      • 1.33 The Team Developers01:13
      • 1.34 Building A Scrum Team02:06
      • 1.35 Building Empowered Teams01:05
      • 1.36 Role Of A Manager00:50
      • 1.37 A New Role For A Manager01:57
      • 1.38 Some Specialist Roles You May Want07:24
      • 1.39 Distributed Scrum Teams01:11
      • 1.40 Best Practices In Distributed Scrum01:57
      • 1.41 Target Audience00:36
      • 1.42 Certifications Overview01:12
      • 1.43 Scrum With Simplilearn00:40
      • 1.44 Contact Us for More Information00:30
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Exam & certification

  • What are the prerequisites for the certification?

    There are no eligibility criteria set for the ScrumMaster certification. Any professional looking to further his career in management can attend the course and attempt the test.

  • How do I get certified as a Certified ScrumMaster Professional?

    There are no eligibility criteria set for the ScrumMaster certification. Any professional looking to further his career in management can attend the course and attempt the test. Following are the steps involved in the certification process:
    • The first step towards CSM is to understand Scrum.
    • The second step is to attend a two-day CSM course conducted by a certified trainer.
    • Next, candidates need to pass the CSM online test conducted by Scrum Alliance.
    • To pass the test, a candidate needs to correctly answer at least 24 out of the 35 questions.
    • Once a candidate passes the exam, a license agreement needs to be accepted and the Scrum Alliance membership profile needs to be completed.

  • What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    • Complete 85% of the course.
    • You need to attend one complete batch.
    • Complete 1 simulation test with a minimum score of 60%.


Good and informative training on CSM. The trainer helped throughout the session.

This was terrific course with tons of training aids, games, slides, videos etc. The trainer was very much in tune with the participants and was very adaptive and agile with his approach to the class.

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Great information and great structure. Pace of second day was much more aggressive but first day was critical to people, without as much agile experience. Incredibly an effective training by a down to earth instructor.

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Simplilearn provided me with one of the best trainers of CSM, he explained the concepts in a fun way which was very easy to understand and because of his guidance, I was able to clear the CSM certification with 94.3%.

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Loved it ! Trainer was enthusiastic and engaging as an instructor. He shared real world experiences and went beyond the course material. The style and the manner in which he presented really helped us to make scrum methodologies understandable and captured the true essence of it.

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The training was absolutely great. I have been doing scrum for more than 3 years, but got lot of areas clarified. I learned many things that I would like to try with my team. I would highly recommend this course to everyone who is part of an agile team.

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The core concepts gave me the ability to see how I could incorporate scrum into our leach culture. The integration of technology has always been a challenge. However, now I could see the capabilities of integration with owners and our development team with scrum.

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Training was good; instructor was very knowledgeable and kept the topics understandable.

This course has been very hands-on besides being very knowledgeable. I would like to use my new skills in the work domain. Hubert is an excellent teacher and his real word experience was an invaluable asset to the course.

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Great presentation. Its very reassuring to have an instructor who has been through it all and has ready answers for every question and issues. Interesting stories, relevant examples and overall a very enriching experience !

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I found the course to be very engaging. Trainer's knowledge and enthusiasm for the subject was good which was translated into a great discussion. I will take away a great deal of knowledge that I hope to apply in my career.

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The course was well planned and it provided great opportunity for interactions and practical suggestions for improving your Scrum implementation.

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It was a very useful class where Hubert helped us analyze our own situations while integrating these examples in to the course material. I read a lot about scrum practices before taking this course but I learned new things from examples and exercises discussed in the class. Also, it was refreshing to interact with other people from the same boat.

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High quality beginners course, with very good insight on scrum values and best practices to build team ownership and early learning of deviations on business initial expectations to inform decision making.

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I really enjoyed this interactive & eye opening experience working on Scrum. I am excited to return back to work & implement these Strategies.

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  • Who will be the trainer for the classroom training?

    Highly qualified and certified instructors with 20+ years of experience deliver the classroom training.

  • How do I enroll for the classroom training?

    You can enroll for this classroom training online. Payments can be made using any of the following options and a receipt of the same will be issued to the candidate automatically via email.
    1. Visa Debit/Credit Card
    2. American Express and Diners Club Card
    3. Master Card, Or
    4. PayPal

  • Where will the training be held?

    The venue is finalized few weeks prior to the training and you will be informed of the same via email. You can get in touch with our 24/7 Support Team for more details. Write us at Help & Support. If you are looking for an instant support, you can chat with us too.

  • Do you provide transportation and refreshments along with the training?

    We do not provide transportation or refreshments along with the training.

  • Can I change the city, place, and date after enrolling for any classroom training?

    Yes, you can change the city, place, and date for any classroom training. However, a rescheduling fee is charged. For more information, please go through our Rescheduling Policy.

  • Can I cancel my enrollment? Do I get a refund?

    Yes, you can cancel your enrollment. We provide a complete refund after deducting the administration fee. To know more please go through our Refund Policy.

  • Do you provide a Money Back Guarantee for the training programs?

    Yes. We do offer a money-back guarantee for many of our training programs. You can refer to the Refund Policy and raise refund requests via our Help and Support portal.

  • Who provides the certification?

    We provide training for CSM certification training towards attaining CSM certification from the reputed Scrum Alliance.

  • Do you provide any course completion certificate?

    Yes, we offer a course completion certificate after you successfully complete the training program.

  • Do you provide any group discounts for classroom training programs?

    Yes, we offer group discounts for our online training programs. Get in touch with us over the Drop us a Query/Request a Callback/Live Chat channels to find out more about our group discount packages.

  • Who is a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)?

    • As defined by the Scrum Alliance, a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) is someone who has been taught (by a Certified Scrum Trainer) the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles that will enable them to fulfill the role of ScrumMaster or Scrum team member.
    • A Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course is the first step on the path to growing more Agile. Experience and continuing education are necessary for someone to truly master Scrum. To demonstrate deep understanding and experience with Scrum, CSM's are also encouraged to partake in Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training.

  • What qualification does a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) hold?

    1. A Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) is a senior individual within the Scrum community who has attained Certified Scrum Trainer status through the ScrumAlliance. Stringent certification requirements are imposed on those earning their CST’s; all must be active contributors in the Scrum community, typically co-train with multiple other CST’s for knowledge transfer, and demonstrate a keen understanding of Scrum through multiple years of successful application in professional environments.
    2. Simplilearn trainers go one step further; all of our CST’s have both technical and business backgrounds, and derive successful training expertise from hundreds of client-site coaching engagements.

  • When do I get my login information?

    Course Instructors will upload student information into the Scrum Alliance. Within 5 business days of the course, students will receive an email with Scrum Alliance login information, and a separate email from the Simplilearn Training team outlining the steps to follow.

  • How do I complete the ScrumMaster (CSM) evaluation and receive my certificate?

    Students will receive an email from the Scrum Alliance within 5 business days of the course. Once you log in to the Scrum Alliance website:
    1. ScrumMaster students will need to complete a free, non-graded, online evaluation. Once this has been submitted and the Terms & Conditions have been agreed to, students may download and print their certification directly from the Scrum Alliance website.
    2. Product Owner students will need to accept the Terms & Conditions. Once agreed to, students may download and print their certification directly from the Scrum Alliance website.

  • When is the exam conducted?

    The exam can be taken online after you receive your Scrum Alliance login information. Students generally receive this login information within 5 business days of the course.

  • Is the certification fee included in my course fee?

    Yes. The certification and evaluation fees are included in the cost of the course, along with the costs of course materials and learning aids.

  • Are new job placements / opportunities available to me after Scrum training?

    Yes. There are many opportunities and job roles that require Scrum and Agile training. Most of the major job boards have listings for Scrum Masters or Project Managers with Agile/Scrum experience.

  • I want to know more about the training program. Whom do I contact?

    Please join our Live Chat for instant support, call us, or Request a Call Back to have your query resolved.

  • Disclaimer
  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.