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Certified ScrumMaster®

Scrum is a specific set of practices and roles that teams use for getting work done, Scrum works by breaking large projects into smaller pieces (sprints) that can be completed by a team in short timeframes, and includes dynamic lists of the most valuable things that must be achieved, frequent planned and purposeful team check-ins, and designated team roles with high accountability, trust and transparency.

The end goal of Scrum is to help teams work together to exceed the expectations of customers. Teams of all kinds from all industries use Scrum, including human resources, marketing, design, software development and engineering, to name just a few.

What is a Scrum Master?

Scrum Masters are the Scrum experts within their team. They coach other team members and the business as a whole on the Scrum process, and continually look for ways to fine-tune their practice. The Scrum Master helps the team perform at its highest level, and protects the team from both internal and external distractions. Scrum Masters play a vital role in holding team members accountable to their working agreements, to Scrum values and to the Scrum framework itself. In Scrum-speak, Scrum Masters are sometimes referred to as "servant leaders" - those who lead without direct authority and put the team first. 

Become a Certified ScrumMaster®

After successfully completing our 16-hour (two-day) course, you will be fully prepared to take the online Certified ScrumMaster® exam through the Scrum Alliance. Established in 2001, Scrum Alliance is one of the largest and most recognized Scrum certification organizations in the world. The cost of the exam is included in the tuition for the course. Prerequisites: Students are expected to read and be familiar with the Scrum Guide prior to the course.  

By earning a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) certification you:

  • Expand your career opportunities by staying relevant and marketable across all industry sectors adopting Agile practices.
  • Demonstrate to employers and peers your attainment of core Scrum knowledge.
  • Learn the foundation of Scrum and the scope of the Scrum Master's role.
  • Engage with a community of recognized Scrum experts who are committed to continuous improvement.
  • Automatically receive a two-year membership with Scrum Alliance.

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Careers

According to Indeed.com, Scrum Master certifications, especially the gold standard Certified ScrumMaster®, were the 9th most-requested certification in 2020. In a recent Indeed.com survey, 95% of CSMs say they'd recommend the certification to a friend. 71% say they took the course to help their career progression. As a job for the future, Certified ScrumMaster is the certification to earn if you want to help coach teams to be more adept at responding to change and adapting to complex and shifting needs.

 

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