Certified ScrumMaster® Certification Training

Level: Foundation
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In this highly interactive CSM certification course, you will acquire the skills and behaviors necessary to become a successful Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM). This training introduces you to how the fundamentals of Agile are applied to Scrum, so you can help your team work together efficiently, and increase customer satisfaction with the continuous delivery of high-value software.


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Certified ScrumMaster® Certification Training

Key Features of this ScrumMaster (CSM) Training:

You Will Learn How To:

  • Become a Certified ScrumMaster and servant-leader to your development team, Product Owner, and organization
  • Apply effective facilitation for Scrum meetings
  • Review effective change agent techniques to foster organization buy-in to Scrum
  • Identify opportunities to remove impediments for team members


Scrum Alliance REP Certified ScrumMaster CPE 14 Credits PMI 14 PDU

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  • 2-day instructor-led training course
  • Earn 14 PMI PDUs
  • Earn Scrum Alliance SEUs
  • One-on-one after course instructor coaching
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Note: This course runs for 2 Days

  • Jun 7 - 8 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
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  • Jun 14 - 15 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
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  • Jun 28 - 29 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT
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  • Jul 26 - 27 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM CDT
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Certified ScrumMaster Course Information

  • CSM Certification Course Description

    Learning Tree's Certified Scrum Master Certification training course includes 13 hours of instructor-led training (ILT) presented by a CST. During the course, you acquire the specific skills, behaviors and the mindset necessary to become a successful Certified ScrumMaster and servant-leader. Through training, practice sessions and role-playing activities, you learn Scrum to create customer satisfaction with the continuous delivery of high-value software.

  • Who Should Attend this CSM Training Course

    This course has the highest value for practicing ScrumMasters, but can also be useful to Product Owners, members of Scrum Development teams, managers, Human Resource (HR) specialists and anyone else who needs to appreciate the role and competencies required of a ScrumMaster.

  • Course Preparation

    • The Scrum Guide will be emailed to students for pre-course reading.
    • A Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) leads this course. In-person, on-time attendance, and full participation is expected. While emergencies are understandable, being fully present for the full two days is a requirement for the CST to recommend you to the Scrum Alliance for certification.
  • Information for European Citizens

    In line with GDPR legislation we are informing you that your Personal Data, specifically name and contact information, will be shared with Scrum Alliance who have a legitimate business interest in processing your Personal Data to award any earned certifications and to monitor class attendance. Scrum Alliance are based in the United States and your name and address will be transferred to and processed in the United States. Scrum Alliance’s processing of your personal data is covered by their Privacy Policy which can be viewed here. Please review and return the Scrum Alliance GDPR Form to Customer_Services@LearningTree.co.uk.

  • Industry Credits & Certification

    In addition to CSM, this course can help you earn the following industry credits and certifications:

    The Certified Scrum Master Certification is valid for 2 years. Beginning Feb 2019, renewal requirements include obtaining 20 Scrum Education Units and a $100 renewal fee. More information about how to earn SEUs requirements can be found here.

  • Agile Learning Path

    This course is part of Learning Tree’s Agile Learning Path. Chart your course to success today! View Learning Tree’s Agile Learning Path ›

  • Your Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs)

    • Vivek Angiras
    • Samir Chhibber
    • Jesse Fewell
    • Aaron Kopel
    • Timothy Korson
    • Bernie Maloney
    • Giora Morein
    • Carlton Nettleton
    • Bob Payne
    • Doug Shimp
    • Aakash Srinivasan
    • Jason Tanner

Certified ScrumMaster Course Outline

  • Introducing Agile Principles

    • Defining Agile values and principles
    • Contrasting Waterfall and Agile product-development philosophies
    • Confronting the challenges of adopting Agile
    • Creating a cross-functional team
  • Defining the Scrum Framework

    Adopting Scrum

    • Defining the core Scrum Framework
    • Core Scrum team, artifacts and ceremonies
    • Adapting traditional business process to Scrum
    • Applying core Scrum Values
  • Scrum Roles, Ceremonies and Artifacts

    Introducing the Core Scrum Roles

    • Outlining the three roles: ScrumMaster, Product Owner and Development team
    • ScrumMaster: performing as a servant leader to the team
    • Product Owner: developing the product vision and backlog
    • Development team: delivering the product increment

    Defining the Core Scrum Ceremonies

    • Refining the Product Backlog
    • Holding the Sprint Planning meeting
    • Hosting the Daily Scrum
    • Leading Sprint Reviews
    • Facilitating successful Sprint Retrospectives

    Detailing the Core Scrum Artifacts

    • Creating the Product Backlog
    • Implementing the Sprint Backlog
    • Defining the Definition of Done
    • Developing potentially shippable product increment
  • Refining the Product Backlog

    Iterating the Product Backlog

    • Developing the Product Vision
    • Building the Product Backlog
    • Continuously refining the Product Backlog

    Refining Product Delivery

    • Comparing iterative and incremental delivery
    • Decomposing Epics into features and stories
    • Releasing products with Minimal Marketable Features
  • Estimating and Prioritizing Product Backlog Items

    Creating user stories

    • Writing user stories with the Connextra format
    • Evolving product requirements
    • Applying frameworks to focus user stories
    • Developing products with progressive elaboration
    • Defining appropriate acceptance criteria
    • Removing user stories when appropriate

    User story estimating

    • Sizing user stories
    • Estimating effort and business value level through relative measurement
    • Comparing and contrasting affinity and planning poker estimation techniques
    • Breaking user stories into tasks

    Prioritizing the Product Backlog

    • Ranking product backlog item priority at the release, product and project level
    • Utilizing prioritization techniques and frameworks
    • Identifying high-priority items for sprint planning
  • ScrumMaster Responsibilities to the Team

    Growing the Scrum team

    • Enforcing the Scrum process
    • Establishing team working agreements
    • Removing Impediments
    • Becoming an Agile coach for your team

    Ensuring long-term success

    • Continuously improving the team
    • Reporting appropriate metrics
    • Managing and reducing external dependencies
    • Adopting best practices for software engineering
    • Acting as an Agile champion in your organization

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ScrumMaster Training FAQs

  • How do I receive my PMI PDU credits?

    Follow the directions on our PMI PDU page ›

  • When will I take the exam?

    The exam is taken on your own after successful completion of the Certified ScrumMaster course. Your Certified Scrum Trainer will register your attendance on the course with The Scrum Alliance and you will receive an email with your Scrum Alliance membership details and an invitation to take the online exam.

  • What is the exam format?

    The exam is taken online, within 90 days of the end of the course. It is not proctored and you must answer 37 out of 50 questions correctly within the 60 minute time limit. If you do not pass the exam, you can re-take the exam one-time at no charge. After successfully completing the exam you can print your Certified ScrumMaster certificate.

ScrumMaster Training Reviews

Patrick S. - Application Developer, Biotelemetry Research

“It was a good course which featured a good mix of theory and practicality.”

Linda W. - Sr. Business Analyst, CareFirst BCBS/FEPOC

“The instructor was very knowledgeable and provided real life examples of using SCRUM and how to address workplace issues. Some of the students asked him concerning what approach could be used to address them.”

Ashish K. - Solutions Developer, American Society of Civil Engi

“The course is good.”

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