Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) is the most widely recognised Agile-related accreditation in the world. Certification body Scrum Alliance was founded in 2001 and is a not-for-profit association. With over 1 million practitioners having been accredited with Scrum Alliance, it is the largest Agile-specific professional membership organisation globally.
There are three steps to earning a Certified ScrumMaster accreditation:
For further information on the certification process, see the Certified ScrumMaster page on the Scrum Alliance website.
This course qualifies Project Management Professionals (PMPs) for 14 PDUs as approved by the Project Management Institute (PMI).
You can be very confident of not just passing but excelling at the CSM test after preparing with Scrum WithStyle.
We have crafted multiple practice CSM tests that you take at the end of sessions during the course. Each question follows the 4 option multiple choice format of the certification test with coverage of all CSM test topic areas. Substantial answer explanations are provided immediately upon responding to each question. The most difficult questions are discussed at the start of the final session.
Our practice tests are more difficult than the official Scrum Alliance certification test. As such, if you do well at the practice tests, you can expect to do even better at the certification test.
Our virtual training continues to be called "amazing", "insightful", “fun and informative" by participants (see testimonials below).
There's no need to worry about missing out compared with in-person training. This course is not a series of pre-recorded videos that you passively watch. This CSM is a live interactive virtual experience with the trainer coming to you live from Sydney, Australia. It covers all the same learning objectives as the in-person CSMs - just using a different interaction medium. As a bonus, you will come away with a lot of practical techniques for remote working!
You can expect a highly interactive virtual learning experience with continuous live video amongst all participants. The course is designed to exploit the potential of state-of-the-art online collaboration tools as well as leveraging research-based adult eLearning approaches to maximise learner interaction and retention.
Instead of sitting and staring at a screen for long 8-hour days, this course is scheduled in 4-hour sessions across 4 consecutive business days.
Reviewing the learning objectives for the course is an excellent and in-depth way to find out what participants will be learning during the course. Scrum Alliance define the learning objectives that learners are to work to in all Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) offerings. For CSM, this includes both of the following sets of learning objectives.
Scrum WithStyle's CSM is up-to-date with the latest learning objectives that were published in early 2020.
The following Backlog provides an initial course agenda. Just like any good Agile initiative, the backlog that we choose to pull in can change as we inspect feedback from stakeholders and make adaptations to the backlog during the course within the constraints of the Scrum Foundations and CSM learning objectives.
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All of these reviews are of our virtual online CSM experience.
"Amazing course. It has got so many things to learn from which can be useful for future growth. Must recommend."
- Kavita Sippy, ScrumMaster Certified Scrum Master, Team Lead - Desktop Support and Service Delivery at iiNet
"A really great insight and hands on training into Scrum, what it means and how it applies in the workplace."
- Mark Goss, ScrumMaster
"Learned many new things in this course and would definitely recommend to others who would want to pursue their career as a Scrum Master."
- Hari Kotha, Intermediate Test Analyst at Kiwiplan
"I want to thank Rowan Bunning CST from Scrum WithStyle and the team at Equinox IT for the Certified ScrumMaster course. As I have never been in an online classroom environment, I was a little sceptical approaching the course but Rowan Bunning CST made it effortless for us. Really excited to complete the certification and looking forward to using the knowledge as I head into my new role. Great stuff guys!!!"
- Pramod Raveendran, Information Technology Service Delivery Manager at OSS Group Ltd
"Rowan Bunning is an excellent and experienced trainer, with years of real life experience in the development and Scrum processes. This was very apparent in the level of training that our CSM course group received at Scrum WithStyle.
Learning within different non work groups was a real eye opener as it gave me an insight into how other companies develop and work within the Scrum Agile framework. It was very different to how the company I work for has implemented the Agile framework.
Rowan was an expert at getting everyone in our training course engaged and collaborating in the learning process. It was a real facilitation success, and I could see everyone gained a better understanding of the course material."
- Paul Clarke, Senior Software Developer, Indue
This Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) course is the world's most popular foundational course in Scrum and is useful for anyone in any role working in a Scrum-based or Scrum-like Agile environment. This course also provides techniques targeted at Agile capability leaders playing roles such as:
This workshop is also relevant to team members who wish to understand the Scrum-based organisational system that they are working in. Such roles vary depending on the domain (business process change, marketing, support etc,). In a software development domain such roles include:
Whilst there are no formal training pre-requisites for this CSM course, it is expected that participants have an appreciation of the challenges involved in product development or project work from first-hand experience.
A little well targeted preparation enables participants to accelerate their learning. See Virtual CSM Preparation page for details on what it expected prior to course commencement.
Completing the CSM is yourfirst step towards achieving Advanced Certified ScrumMasterTM (A-CSMTM) and then Certified Scrum Professional® – ScrumMaster (CSP®-SM).
After beginning his Agile journey with eXtreme Programming in 2001, Rowan Bunning began practising as a Scrum Master in 2003 and was the first in Australia to become a Certified ScrumMaster at the beginning of 2005. He was subsequently mentored by the first Scrum Trainer in Europe.
In his first few years as a Scrum Master Rowan coached a high performing team with an executive as Product Owner, led an organisation-wide Agile adoption and was instrumental in recovering a multi-million pound project in Europe. Such experiences are only the start of the many illuminating stories that Rowan embeds into his CSM training.
Rowan is the first and only educator in Australasia approved to teach all courses through to Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) for Scrum Masters. This includes Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) and Certified Scrum Professional-ScrumMaster (CSP-SM). Starting your journey as a Scrum Master with Rowan means that you have the option to receive a smooth and coherent learning experience all the way through to the highest level offered for Scrum Masters.
This and all other Scrum WithStyle course are available as highly interactive virtual experiences leveraging the best online learning tools to an extreme.
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