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How do I become Certified Scrum Master


Certified Scrum Master

In Jan 2018, I have passed this exam with 100% of score. Impressive! isn’t it? Not a big deal, you too can be certified scrum master easily, below is what and how you need to achieve this goal.

First of all, You need to register for the training of 2 days to be come certified scrum master, you can go to scrumalliance website and find training near you (weekend training may be?) there are multiple institutes registered to scrumalliance who provide this training, you can choose any that you like from there and register for the same online by paying fees approx Rs. 24k to 29k (US $377 to $455). This was the cost when this blog was written in Jan 2018.

After the registration you will get an email for pre-training preparation. Don’t worry, if you don’t receive any email, you will find all that you need in this blog below to prepare before the training and to become certified scrum master.

If you go through those 2 PDFs links I am sharing below and all the videos from the links at least twice, you are good to attend the training and there are chances that you will become certified scrum master and pass with the score of 100%. By the way exam is open book, so its very difficult to fail the exam.

Exam has 35 questions and you need to answer at least 24 correct to pass the exam. Please note there is no negative marking, so feel free to attend all the questions.

Icing on the cake is, you can pause the exam in between and continue next day if you want and finish the exam within 90 days. As this is open book exam you can discuss scenarios with your colleagues or read on internet, but questions are not very obvious to get online answers as most of them are scenario based or having different words used, so it really requires you to understand concepts to get to the right answer.

Below are the things that you need to understand well before the exam.

  1. Artifacts of the Scrum
  2. Roles in the Scrum
  3. Events in the Scrum
  4. Principles of Agile manifestoĀ
  5. Empirical Process

Study material

Below is enough material to become certified scrum master

20 pages Scrum guide below


20 pages Scrum primer below

Wait, and videos on all link below. All the videos will take 40-45 minutes in total. Not much. right?

Mock Exam

When you are done with all the study you can take mock exams and see how are you doing. Please don’t directly attend these mock exams if you are not prepared. You will find it difficult. Below are the sites where you can find exams to become certified scrum master

Kindly comment if you have any queries.

All the best. šŸ™‚



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