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Certified Scrum Professional-ScrumMaster (CSP-SM)


Certification Industry: Agile

Certificate Name: Certified Scrum Professional-ScrumMaster (CSP-SM)

Certificate Issuing Authority: Scrum Alliance

Certification Price: USD 1800 - USD 2000

Certificate Validity: 2 years

Certification Details:

This certification will help you learn to find practical solutions and improve your implementation of Scrum in the workplace. Aside from the pride gained and earning potential of attaining CSP level, you can also attract more recruiters and command a higher rate of pay.

Certified Scrum Professionals challenge their personnel to improve the way Scrum and Agile principles are applied. They have demonstrated experience, documented training, and proven knowledge in Scrum. This certification will employ practical exercises, real-world case study examples and discussions to provide everything that one needs to know to deliver a successful Scrum Project. Understanding Scrum is simple but implementing can get quite challenging.

Exam Details:

The ScrumAlliance.org website doesn't talk about an actual exam but does mention about completing pre and post work designed by the trainer. Below is a snapshot from the website: 

  1. Hold an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) certification with the Scrum Alliance.
  2. Attend a certified CSP-SM educational offering to gain advanced Agile facilitation and coaching skills and learn progressive techniques in service to the Product Owner and the Development Team.
  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. You will be asked to accept the CSP-SM License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.
  5. Validate at least 24 months of work experience specific to the role of Scrum Master (from within the past five years).