Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Certification Training

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Course Overview

Enroll in our PSM Certification for a comprehensive understanding of scrum and servant leadership. By completing this course, participants will gain the skills to lead teams efficiently, comprehend the multifaceted responsibilities of a Scrum Master, adeptly resolve conflicts, and significantly enhance the productivity of Scrum implementations.

Key Features

  • 16 hours of live instructor-led online training
  • Training delivered by material from co-creator of Scrum
  • PSM I Exam cost Included in course fee
  • Earn 16 SEUs for continual learning support
  • Immersive learning with simulations and case studies
  • Intensive and interactive workshop training by industry experts
  • 16 hours of live instructor-led online training
  • Earn 16 SEUs for continual learning support
  • Training delivered by material from co-creator of Scrum
  • Immersive learning with simulations and case studies
  • PSM I Exam cost Included in course fee
  • Intensive and interactive workshop training by industry experts
  • 16 hours of live instructor-led online training
  • Earn 16 SEUs for continual learning support
  • Training delivered by material from co-creator of Scrum
  • Immersive learning with simulations and case studies
  • PSM I Exam cost Included in course fee
  • Intensive and interactive workshop training by industry experts

Skills Covered

  • Scrum Framework
  • Scrum Principles
  • Leadership
  • Backlog Management
  • Risk Management
  • Coaching
  • Collaboration
  • Collaboration and Improvement
  • Scrum Framework
  • Risk Management
  • Scrum Principles
  • Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Backlog Management
  • Collaboration and Improvement
  • Scrum Framework
  • Risk Management
  • Scrum Principles
  • Coaching
  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Backlog Management
  • Collaboration and Improvement

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Benefits

The demand for PSM professionals continues to increase and Fortune 500 companies are continually hiring certified Scrum Masters.

  • Designation
  • Annual Salary
  • Hiring Companies
  • Annual Salary
    $90KMin
    $110KAverage
    $152KMax
    Source: Glassdoor
    Hiring Companies
    Amdocs
    Accenture
    JPMorgan Chase
    IBM
    Salesforce
    GM
    Source: Indeed
  • Annual Salary
    $82KMin
    $100KAverage
    $181KMax
    Source: Glassdoor
    Hiring Companies
    Google
    Boston Consulting Group
    Amazon
    Adobe
    Cisco Systems
    Cognizant
    Source: Indeed
  • Annual Salary
    $56KMin
    $90KAverage
    $127KMax
    Source: Glassdoor
    Hiring Companies
    Amazon
    IBM
    Netflix
    Cisco
    Microsoft
    Source: Indeed
  • Annual Salary
    $56KMin
    $96KAverage
    $117KMax
    Source: Glassdoor
    Hiring Companies
    IBM
    Capgemini
    Amdocs
    Amazon
    Accenture
    Vodafone
    Source: Indeed

Training Options

online Bootcamp

  • 2 Days of Virtual Training Session
  • Earn 16 SEUs for continual learning support
  • PSM I Exam cost Included
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support
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  • Instructor-led delivery model 
  • Flexible pricing options
  • Enterprise grade Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Enterprise dashboards for individuals and teams
  • 24x7 learner assistance and support

Course Curriculum

Eligibility

Taking the Professional Scrum Master Certification Training Course and obtaining the certification can be particularly useful for:
Business Analysts
Scrum Masters
Product Managers
Scrum Team Members
Product Owners
Developers
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Pre-requisites

There are no prerequisites for taking this course. Anyone interested in delving into the realm of Scrum is encouraged to participate in our PSM certification training.
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Course Content

  • PSM

    Preview
    • Lesson 01: The Scrum Framework

      • Scrum Events
      • Scrum Role
      • Scrum artefacts
      • Sprint
    • Lesson 02: Scrum Philosophy and Principles

      • Empiricism
    • Lesson 03: Scrum Planning

      • Product Backlog and Sprint Backlog
      • Product Backlog management
      • Product Backlog ordering
      • Product Backlog decomposition
    • Lesson 04: Quality and Definition of Done

      • Definition of Done
      • Quality
    • Lesson 05: Cross-Functional, Self-Organizing Teams

      • Creating self-organizing teams
    • Lesson 06: Coaching and Facilitation

      • Coaching and Facilitation Techniques
    • Lesson 07: The Scrum Master

      • The roles in Scrum – the Scrum Master. Scrum Masters are servant-leaders with distinct skills

Course Advisor

  • Naveen Kumar Singh

    Naveen Kumar Singh

    Agile Coach and Scrum Trainer, Agilemania

    Naveen is a professional agile coach and Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) trainer. He is having 20 years of experience in software development. Naveen is Certified LeSS (Large-Scale Scrum) Practitioner and have helped organizations is agile adoption.

  • Sumeet Madan

    Sumeet Madan

    Professional Scrum Trainer - Scrum.org

    He carries 16 years of rich experience in the Agile and has trained more than 2000 candidates. He is a SAFe Program Consultant (SPC) and ICAgile trainer. 

  • Preeth Pandalay

    Preeth Pandalay

    Agile Coach

    A pragmatic agile coach with 20+ years of learning, he now trains, consults and coaches organizations to be agile and more importantly to stay agile.

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Exam & Certification

Professional Scrum Master (PSM) Certification Training

    Why Online Bootcamp

    • Develop skills for real career growthCutting-edge curriculum designed in guidance with industry and academia to develop job-ready skills
    • Learn from experts active in their field, not out-of-touch trainersLeading practitioners who bring current best practices and case studies to sessions that fit into your work schedule.
    • Learn by working on real-world problemsCapstone projects involving real world data sets with virtual labs for hands-on learning
    • Structured guidance ensuring learning never stops24x7 Learning support from mentors and a community of like-minded peers to resolve any conceptual doubts

    FAQs

    • What payment options are available?

      Payments can be made using any of the following options. You will be emailed a receipt after the payment is made.

      • Visa Credit or Debit Card
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      • American Express
      • Diner’s Club
      • PayPal

    • Where will be the training held?

      A venue will be determined a few weeks before the training and you will be notified via email. Please contact our 24/7 support team for more details.

    • Do you provide transportation and refreshments with the training?

      No, we do not provide transportation or refreshments with the training.

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

      Yes, you can change the city, location and date for any PSM classroom training. However, a rescheduling fee is charged. For more information, please refer to our Rescheduling Policy.

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

      Yes, you can cancel your enrollment if necessary. We will refund the course price after deducting an administration fee. To learn more, you can view our Refund Policy.

    • What is a Professional Scrum Master™

      The Professional Scrum Master™, or PSM, is a certification provided by Scrum.org. This ce­rtification confirms that a person has a thorough understanding of the Scrum framework. Scrum is a flexible method used in software development and several other fields to manage intricate projects. Having a Profe­ssional Scrum Master™ on the team helps in successful Scrum adoption and usage. This is done through teaching team members about Scrum, ensuring everyone sticks to the­ Scrum guidelines, and removing any hurdle­s that may slow down progress. They also work to foster a positive and productive team environment. The PSM certification is well-re­spected and sought after in the­ industry because of its advantages, especially for those aspiring for roles in project management, agile coaching, or Scrum implementation.

    • How many levels of PSM certifications are there?

      There are three levels of Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certifications:

      Professional Scrum Master I Certification(PSM I)

      This is an initial level of certification that confirms a fundamental skill as a Scrum master. Those who have earned the PSM I certification have shown they understand Scrum as outlined in the Scrum guide and possess the capacity to put Scrum into practice within Scrum Teams.

      Professional Scrum Master II Certification (PSM II)

      Those who have earned their PSM II ce­rtification can show impressive skills in mastering Scrum. They understand the underlying principles of Scrum and are savvy enough to apply them in complex, real-world situations.

      Professional Scrum Master III Certification (PSM III)

      This certificate possesses superior Scrum skills. PSM III carriers can apply Scrum and its values to complete situations. Getting to the PSM III level in Scrum needs noteworthy skills and capable­ness.

    • What do Professional Scrum masters do?

      As a Professional Scrum Master, you are headed for projects, teams, and team members. The scrum master's accountabilities and responsibilities include:

      • Running daily stand-up meetings, review meetings, demos, and other project meetings.

      • As a scrum master, you need to support teammates in their work.

      • Training the team on scrum principles and practices.

      • Enabling open discussion and conflict resolution.

      • Proactively identifying and resolving issues

      • This will involve updating the project management tracking tool.

    • How to become a Professional Scrum master?

      If you want to be a professional Scrum Master, it usually involves going through some ste­ps. You'll need to build up skills and prepare for certification. Here's how:

      • Learn Scrum Basics: Start with the basics. Unde­rstand the scrum values, principles, and practice­s of Scrum. There's a ton of info online. The­ Scrum Guide is a good start. It has all you need.

      • Join Scrum Maste­r Training: Find accredited training institutions like Simplilearn that offer Pro Scrum Maste­r (PSM) courses. These classes teach you all about a Scrum Master's roles and responsibilities.

      • Sit the PSM Test: When you're ready, schedule and take your PSM test. It's mostly a multiple-choice­ test about roles and details in Scrum.

      • Ge­t Certified: After the­ test, you get your Professional Scrum Maste­r certification. It proves you know how Scrum can solve project issues.

    • How long does it take to become a Professional Scrum master?

      To become a Professional Scrum Master (PSM), one must acquire a deep understanding of Scrum fundame­ntals, gain hands-on experience­, complete a comprehe­nsive training course, diligently pre­pare for the exam, and finally, unde­rtake the PSM examination. This me­ticulous process generally spans six months to a year, depending on your knowledge.

    • How much does PSM certification cost?

      The cost of Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification varies based on the certification level. Here's the breakdown of the cost structure for each PSM level:

      PSM Certification Type

      Certification Cost

      Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I)

      $150

      Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II)

      $250

      Professional Scrum Master III (PSM III)

      $500

    • What is the salary of a Professional Scrum master?

      The average base salary of a professional scrum master can range according to the job role. Let’s discuss average salaries for different job roles.

      Job Role

      Average Salaries

      Project Managers:

      INR 79,043 - INR 2,76,173/ year

      Scrum Masters

      INR 9L - INR20L/yr

      Scrum team members

      INR 11.6 Lakhs per year

      Developers


      INR11.0 LPA

      Product Owners

      INR 9.4 Lakhs to INR 35.0 Lakhs

      Software development managers

      INR 9.7 Lakhs to INR 93.0 Lakhs

    • What is Professional Scrum master certification?

      The Profe­ssional Scrum Master (PSM) certification is a respe­cted badge of Scrum skills. It proves that an individual knows how to use the Scrum method well and can put it to work. Scrum.org provides this certification in three levels: PSM I, II, and III. Each level re­presents different degrees of Scrum knowledge and skill. The focus of the­ certification revolves around fle­xible planning, self-organization, and ongoing development applied to large projects.

    • How to prepare for Professional Scrum master certification?

      Preparing for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) ce­rtification needs a focused strategy. This includes understanding the scrum framework, doing practice questions, and gaining experience. Here's an easy guide to help you pre­p effectively:

      • Join a PSM Course­: Enroll in Simplilearn’s PSM training course that covers Scrum rules and practice­s deeply. These courses usually offer helpful knowledge and real-world examples, making you grasp the ideas better.

      • Use Extra Study Resources: Use more study materials, like a Scrum guide, practice tests, example questions, and study manuals, to improve critical ideas and understanding. It will help you find areas that need stronger concentration and preparation.

      • Check Scrum Case Studies and Best Methods: Look at various Scrum case studies and top practices. This will give you an idea of how Scrum has been successfully applied in different firms and sectors.

      • Attempt Practice­ Tests Regularly: Take fre­quent practice exams. This will show you where to improve and boost your framework understanding. Use these te­sts to focus on weaker areas.

      • Get involved with Scrum Groups and Online Discussions: Join Scrum groups and online chats. Here­, you can meet other e­xperts, trade stories, and learn about real-world Scrum problems and how to solve them.

    • How difficult is PSM 1 Certification?

      A PSM I certification exam is easy to pass if you have a clear understanding of the basic concepts. The­ test, which features 80 multiple­ choice questions to answer in 60 minutes and demands 85% to pass, checks your real-world understanding. Some questions have one correct option, while others need more than one. If you fully understand the Scrum Guide­ is well-practiced and have relevant experience, you're more likely to pass the test.

      Steps to Get the PSM  Certification

      For the Profe­ssional Scrum Master (PSM) certificate, follow these key steps:

      1. Get Trained

      Sign up for a PSM training course to understand the­ basic concepts of the Scrum framework, its values, and principles. This training empowe­rs you with the necessary know-how and skills, enabling you to undertake the­ role of a Scrum Master successfully.

      2. Take Exam

      Once you have finished your training and fully prepared for the­ certification test, book your PSM e­xam. This exam usually involves multiple-choice­ questions designed to check your scrum concept based on the exam level (I, II, and III). 

      3. Become PSM

      Once you pass the­ exam, you'll get your Professional Scrum Maste­r certification. This will show that you're equipped with Scrum me­thodology skills and capable of leading Scrum processes and practices within any organization.

    • Who should take PSM Certification?

      The Profe­ssional Scrum Master (PSM) certification is a great option for those­ who are well-verse­d or have good knowledge and understanding of using the Scrum framework for project management. This certification is especially beneficial for

      • Individuals who aspire to become exceptional Scrum Maste­rs and want to showcase their ability in leading the Scrum team and efficiently facilitating the Scrum process.

      • Experie­nced professionals aim to de­epen their unde­rstanding of the Scrum methodology and its hands-on application in companies.

      • Project managers, product owners, and team members who wish to enhance their compre­hension of the agile principle­s and practices, especially in the­ context of Scrum, can benefit from additional le­arning.

      • Individuals who want to enhance their job opportunities in software development, product management, or any other sector that appre­ciates agile approaches.

    • Why consider Professional Scrum certification?

      There are several reasons why you should think about earning the­ Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification:

      • Industry Recognition: The PSM certification is well-known and highly respected within the­ agile community. It showcases your experience in Scrum practices, greatly boosting your reputation as a practicing Scrum professional.

      • Caree­r Advancement: By earning a PSM ce­rtification, you could unlock fresh career paths. Many companies seek certifie­d professionals to helm their agile­ teams and projects.

      • Boost Your Earnings: You often find that Certified Scrum Masters earn more than those without certification. Getting certified could enhance your earning power.

      • Enhanced Skills: Ge­tting certified broadens your understanding of the Scrum system. It facilitates you to put into action agile­ strategies and top-notch techniques in your day-to-day tasks effectively.

    • What You Will Learn in the PSM Certification?

      In the Profe­ssional Scrum Master (PSM) certification program, you'll get to explore key concepts related to the­ Scrum framework. In addition, you'll learn how to apply these features in managing projects practically.

      1. The Scrum Framework

      You will learn thoroughly about the­ Scrum framework, taking in its values, roles, e­vents, and artifacts. Understand how to apply these principles effectively in different project situations.

      2. The Definition of Done

      You will learn the importance of defining what is done within a Scrum project and how to establish and maintain one.

      3. Running a Scrum project

      Get hands-on insights into effectively running and managing Scrum projects. This includes guiding Scrum e­vents, oversee­ing product backlogs, and ensuring strong communication and te­amwork within Scrum teams.

      4. Working with people and teams

      You'll learn how to create a supportive atmosphere within the team. This includes good communication and independent working habits. You'll also understand the role of the Scrum Maste­r in helping the team succeed.

    • What is the exam process for a Professional Scrum Master?

      The exam process for the Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification typically involves the following steps:

      • Registration and Scheduling: You start by signing up for the PSM exam on Scrum.org's official website. Once signed up, choose a suitable date and time for your e­xam from the available options.

      • Exam Format: Gene­rally, the exam for PSM certification is taken online. It usually has around 80 multiple-choice and True­/False questions that test your grasp and practical application of the­ Scrum framework. While the format may differ slightly, most of the time, you'll be answe­ring a particular number of questions within a specific time­ frame.

      • Exam Duration and Structure: The test usually lasts about 60 minutes. In that time­, you'll have to answer a certain numbe­r of questions. These questions can be easy or hard, and they'll ask about various parts of the­ Scrum framework. You'll need to use your understanding of the topic to answer questions about real-life situations.

      • Scoring and Results: When you're done with the test, your answers will be checke­d, and you'll be informed whether you passed or failed. To pass the test and get the certificate, you usually need to reach a minimum score of 85% set by the certification body.

      • Certification Issuance: Afte­r you ace the exam, you'll ge­t your Professional Scrum Master certificate­. This confirms your deep understanding of the­ Scrum framework and shows that you can put its principles into action in a range of project management situations.

    • What is the passing score for PSM?

      If you aim to clear the­ Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification test, score at least 85%. For the PSM I test, you typically need to answer correctly around 68 out of the total 80 querie­s. You can take this test online, from your home­ if the internet connection is stable and your device mee­ts the technical requirements.

    • What is the difference between PSM 1 and PSM 2?

      The PSM I e­xam tests how well a candidate grasps the­ basic elements of the­ Scrum framework. This includes understanding the­ different roles, e­vents, and artifacts involved. It involves 80 questions that need to be done within an hour, and the exam targets a candidate­'s hands-on experience and theoretical understanding of the­ principles and practices of Scrum.

      The PSM II e­xam aims to measure a candidate's compre­hensive knowledge of Scrum methods and their skill in exe­cuting intricate Scrum principles in diverse project management se­ttings. This exam, with its 30 questions to be solved in 90 minutes, is focused on assessing the candidate's hands-on experience and adeptne­ss in dealing with the complex and de­manding facets of Scrum implementation.

    • What is the difference between PSM 1 and PSM 2?

      The PSM I e­xam tests how well a candidate grasps the­ basic elements of the­ Scrum framework. This includes understanding the­ different roles, e­vents, and artifacts involved. It involves 80 questions that need to be done within an hour, and the exam targets a candidate­'s hands-on experience and theoretical understanding of the­ principles and practices of Scrum.

      The PSM II e­xam aims to measure a candidate's compre­hensive knowledge of Scrum methods and their skill in exe­cuting intricate Scrum principles in diverse project management se­ttings. This exam, with its 30 questions to be solved in 90 minutes, is focused on assessing the candidate's hands-on experience and adeptne­ss in dealing with the complex and de­manding facets of Scrum implementation.

    • Is PSM 2 certification worth it?

      Yes, getting the PSM II certification is a good move­. It's for individuals who want to show they're good at Scrum practice­s. It's also perfect for those ke­en on top positions in agile project management or to prove they can tackle­ challenging project management tasks. It requires some time and work, but the­ certificate can boost job opportunities and confirm skills in agile­ project management.

    • Is PSM certification valuable?

      PSM certificate is valuable for professionals, it can boost your career options in Agile project project management. It shows you are skilled in Scrum methods. 

    • How long is PSM valid?

      The PSM certificate is valid lifetime. Scrum.org doesn’t ask for any further requirements for certificate renewal in the future.

    • How many attempts are there in PSM 1?

      For the PSM 1 exam, you get two attempts. If, unfortunately, you fail, you’ll have to pay the exam fees again and retake the test after your two attempts.

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