Become a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

A couple of months ago I passed the ScrumMaster Certification exam. The certification has been added to my Scrum Alliance profile, which officially makes me a Certified ScrumMaster.

I’ve been working with Scrum teams for over 4 years. In my current workplace we started using scrum about two years ago. Some things worked well, others didn’t. All the questions we had led us to Become a Certified ScrumMaster.

Is it worth it?

I would definitely recommend taking the course and getting certified if you are involved with Scrum or any other development process. The course it’s not only about Scrum, the trainer also shares valuables experiences, tricks, statistics and best methods on software development.

Preparation / Resources

In order to take the certification exam, you need to take the ScrumMaster course from Scrum Alliance. The course is two days long and you must assist both days to be able to take the exam.

Scrum Alliance, and Scrum Inc have recently announced the release of, becoming the official guide to study Scrum.

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The exam

The test comprises 35 multiple-choice question. You must obtain at least 24 correct answers to pass and fulfill the ScrumMaster certification requirements.

You can take the exam just after the two days course, but you have 90 days to take it.

If you don’t pass the exam, the system will show the question you missed, but it not tell the right answer. You can take the exam for a second time at not cost within 90 days of your CSM class.

Where to go next?

The ScrumMaster Certification expires in two years, but its renewed every time you get certified in any other course such as CSPO, CSD.

You also get 14 PDUs for Project Management Professional Certification (PMPC) from PMI. You can also become a Certified Scrum Professional which is the highest certification level.