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Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM)


Certification Industry: Agile

Certificate Name: Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM)

Certificate Issuing Authority: Scrum Alliance

Certification Price: $1000 - $1400 USD

Certificate Validity: 2 Years

Certification Details:

Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) is to gain techniques and skills that go beyond the basics and mechanics by entering & expanding into interaction, facilitation, coaching, and team dynamics. This certification makes participants more competent using hands-on exercises and dynamic interactions, this course introduces and reinforces important concepts to help address the real-world problems that Scrum Masters face daily.

The A-CSM is an advanced course on the path to certification as a Certified Scrum Professional. This program is the next step towards achieving the Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) certification, recognizing your professional experience and deep education in agile methods.

You may take the A-CSM course at any time after completing your CSM certification, and one must have at least 12 months of Scrum Master experience logged into their Scrum Alliance profile before one is eligible to receive A-CSM certification.

Exam Details:

While the scrumalliance.org website doesn't suggest any exam, below are the details the website has in order to be A-CSM:

  1. Hold a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification with the Scrum Alliance.
  2. Attend a certified A-CSM educational offering to gain techniques and skills that go beyond the basics and mechanics of Scrum, expanding into interaction, facilitation, coaching, and team dynamics. 
  3. Successfully complete all educator-designed components of an approved educational offering. This may include pre- or post-course work as deemed necessary by your approved educator to complete the learning objectives.
  4. Accept the A-CSM License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.
  5.  Validate at least 12 months of work experience specific to the role of Scrum Master (within the past five years).