Course description

  • What are the course objectives?

    This course will train you to be a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM), 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 the Scrum framework
    • Protects the team from internal and external distractions
    Simplilearn's CSM training program is a live classroom training. It is the ideal course package for every aspiring professional who wants to make a career in project management.
    The CSM certification training course is focused on providing an improved understanding of Scrum methodologies and their implementation.

  • Why is this certification so highly sought-after?

    The designation of Certified ScrumMaster is a prized certification offered by Scrum Alliance, a non-profit membership organization that supports the adoption and effective use of Scrum. There are over a quarter million CSM's worldwide. Benefits of the CSM certification include:
    • Certified ScrumMaster certification enhances your industry credibility and earning potential.
    • According to, a CSM professional has a median salary of $112,000 per year.
    • CSM certification 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, making it highly sought-after by employers.

  • What skills will you learn?

    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 are rapidly growing as they remain relevant and marketable across various industry sectors.
    • Certified professionals demonstrate accomplishment of core Scrum knowledge to employers and peers.
    • Certification verifies your knowledge of Scrum framework and scope of the ScrumMaster’s role in the process.
    • As a CSM, you will be able to fill the roles of a Scrum Master or a Scrum team member.
    • The certification helps the professional engage with a community of Scrum experts.
    • Through this certification, the CSM gains access to local groups, networks, and resources available only to Scrum Alliance members.

  • Who should take this course?

    The following categories of professionals should take the CSM training course and obtain certification:
    • Members of Scrum teams such as developers, Scrum Masters, and product owners
    • Managers of Scrum teams
    • Teams transitioning to Scrum
    • Professionals who would like to pursue a career as a professional Scrum Master

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 Certified ScrumMaster certification?

    There are no eligibility criteria set for the ScrumMaster certification. Any professional looking to further his or her career in management can take this course.

  • How do I get certified as a Certified ScrumMaster?

    Following are the steps involved in the certification process:
    • Step one: understand the Scrum framework and lifecycle.
    • Step two: attend the two-day CSM training course conducted by a certified trainer.
    • Step three: pass the CSM online test conducted by Scrum Alliance.
    • To pass the test, a candidate must correctly answer at least 24 out of the 35 questions.
    • Once you pass the exam, you will need to submit a license agreement to the Scrum Alliance for acceptance, and a membership profile must be completed.

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

    • Complete 85% of the course.
    • Attend one complete batch.
    • Complete one simulation test with a minimum score of 60%.


Rajesh Mahajan

The information is very well categorized and is not overloaded with unnecessary information. The online course ware had all necessary topics covered very well.

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Benjamin Schachter

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

Jeanette Sanders

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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Dorothy Narkinsky

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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Kushal Jirafe

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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Lishan Mou

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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Anand Gurumurthi

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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Amanda ST. Laurent

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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David Klen

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

Tanushree Mukherjee

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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Shara Miller

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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Ashley Kasten

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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Sandeep Baweja

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

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Jiyeon Hwang

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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Olga Keeley

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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  • Who is the instructor for the classroom training?

    This course is conducted by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with 20+ years of experience delivering classroom training.

  • How do I enroll for the classroom training?

    You can enroll for this course on our website and make an online payment using any of the following options: 
    • Visa Credit or Debit Card
    • MasterCard
    • American Express
    • Diner’s Club
    • PayPal 
    Once payment is received you will automatically receive a payment receipt and access information via email.

  • Where will the training be held?

    The venue is finalized a few weeks prior to the training and you will be informed via email. If you have any questions, contact us 24/7 using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, select the Live Chat link or contact Help & Support.

  • Do you provide transportation and refreshments with the training?

    No transportation and refreshments are not included.

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

    Yes, you can change the city, place, and date for the classroom training, but a rescheduling fee is charged. For more information, please review 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 an administration fee. To learn more please review 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. Refer to our Refund Policy and submit refund requests via our Help and Support portal.

  • Who provides the certification?

    CSM certification is provided by the reputed Scrum Alliance.

  • Do you provide a course completion certificate?

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

  • Do you provide a group discount for classroom training programs?

    Yes, we offer group discounts for our training programs. To learn more about our discount packages, contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, select the Live Chat link or contact Help & Support.

  • What is a Certified ScrumMaster?

    • As defined by the Scrum Alliance, a Certified ScrumMaster 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.
    • Completing a Certified ScrumMaster course is the first step to becoming more familiar with Scrum and Agile frameworks. Experience and continuing education are necessary for someone to truly master Scrum. To demonstrate deep understanding and experience with Scrum, CSMs are also encouraged to participate in Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) training.

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

    • A Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) is a senior individual within the Scrum community who has attained Certified Scrum Trainer status through the Scrum Alliance. Stringent certification requirements are imposed on those earning their CSTs; 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.
    • Simplilearn trainers go one step further; all of our CSTs 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?

    Within five 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 evaluation and receive my certificate?

    Students will receive an email from the Scrum Alliance within five business days of the course. Once you log in to the Scrum Alliance website:
    • Scrum Master 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.
    • Product owner students will need to accept the terms & conditions. Students may then 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 five 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 this course, along with the costs of course materials and learning aids.

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

    Yes. There are many opportunities available that require Scrum and Agile training. Most major job sites have multiple listings for Scrum Masters or Project Managers with Agile/Scrum experience.

  • I’d like to learn more about this training program. Whom should I contact?

    Contact us using the form on the right of any page on the Simplilearn website, or select the Live Chat link. Our customer service representatives can provide you with more details.

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