Certification Industry: Agile
Certificate Name: Professional Scrum Master -I (PSM-I)
Certificate Issuing Authority: Scrum.org
Certification Price: 150 USD
The Professional Scrum Master level I (PSM I) assessment is available to anyone who wishes to validate their depth of knowledge of the Scrum Framework and its application.
Passing score: 85%
Time limit: 60 minutes
Number of Questions: 80
Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
Language: English only
Required course: None
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How to Prepare for Professional Scrum Master I Certification
Check out this informative blog to jumpstart your exam prep!
PSM I is the basis certification from scrum.org - it assesses your knowledge in terms of Scrum and the Scrum Master role. I have passed with 100%, on my first attempt, 80 questions in ~ 45 minutes (double checking each question).
The preparation journey was after work and in weekends for ~ 2 months.
I have used:
Exam Tips on PSM I Certification
??The PSM certification will help you in designing a simple framework that improves teamwork, communication, and speed across complex projects.
To pass the PSM 1, you have to get an 85% score or higher on an 80 question within time limit of 60 minutes. (You need to answer correctly at least 68 question out of 80)
Some of the question were actually based on the Real time scenarios, hence practice more mock test within the time limit of 60 minutes.
Its good to go for online preparation test as many times as you can from below websites before giving the Final Exams.
Steps to prepare for PSM-1 Exam:
Professional Scrum Master(PSM1)
I would like to share my PSM 1 certification preparation journey.
PSM1 certification is easy to crack . It has 80 question, 1 hour time duration. The questions are very subtle . So read the questions carefully before answering. Time management is the key skill . The password is only validated for 1 attempt so sit for the exams only when you are confident enough. You can buy the certification from scrum.org.
1. Go through the SCRUM guide, again and again. Each line written in this book says a lot. So try to understand the concept what it is trying to convey. Don't just memorise the concepts.
2. Once you are ready with the concepts, try few open assessments from scrum.org of PSM1. That will help you to rate your understanding of the scrum points. Try these assessments untill you start getting 100% at every attempt. Many of the questions in the exam are directly from here , so it will save you time in the exam.
3. You can go through the open forums for more understanding of the concepts.
4. Try few online scrum quizzes to boost up your confidence level for final day.
Hope this will helps all the PSM1 aspirants.
Professional Scrum Master I
Following resources are very useful in clearing the PSM1 exam :
1. Read scrum guide(scrum.org) at least 10 times. Take open assessments untill you will score 100%.
2. Refer Mikhail Lapshin blogs, go through with each comments and mock test(url : https://mlapshin.com/index.php/blog/)
3. Try volkerdon for mock tests($10) - https://www.volkerdon.com/...
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PSM-I. Passed with 97% in first try
People generally say that Scrum.org is tougher than Scrum Alliance. So, I wanted to check what the fuss is all about. I have been practicing Scrum for over 5 years now. Not that I've memorized the scrum guide but have a good handle on how to tackle the various scenarios thrown at you in the exam. If you have worked in an Agile environment, the certification should be fairly simple for you. The trainer Jeff Bubolz and his compadre Jeff (yes two Jeff's), were very engaging and fun. The training was more practical and scenario based. It was not strictly by the book and slides kind of a deal. Through the practical games and scenarios, the concepts made more sense. It is MUST to take the mock certification exam on scrum.org. The questions are modeled after those. So, take those exams till you score 100% at least twice. The exam is an hour long, but if you have worked in Scrum before, it shouldn't be too difficult for you. Make sure you read through the scrum guide at least once. You might see some questions from there. Coming back to my original point - PSM-I being tougher than CSM. I couldn't really tell the difference. But it is nice to have both CSM and PSM-I...