Detailed Review Of Preparation
I did a lot of research
while preparing for PSM-II but to my disappointment there wasn’t much guidance
available on how to prepare apart from the reading suggestions mentioned in
Scrum.org which directs you towards Scrum guide and Nexus guide. So, I decided
to pen down my journey for PSM-II preparation.
and foremost, have a read at Overview of PSM-II provided
by Scrum.org. It will provide you an insight on what to expect from the
is most important to get your basics right, so I would highly suggest starting
with Scrum Guide and the Nexus Guide thoroughly. Don’t just know the
concepts but try to understand them.
step would be to validate your understanding of these guides by going through
Scrum and Nexus Open Assessments.
Make sure you practice them until you get 100% in back to back exams a couple
the importance of Scrum Values is a key. There’s value in the Scrum
Values is a great article that explains the scrum values in a
way that makes them relatable.
get a deep dive into role of a Scrum Master and the myths corresponding it, I
would highly recommend having a go at The 8 Stances of a Scrum Master and Scrum Master anti-patterns.
related to Coaching & Facilitation form a big part of the assessment and
therefore, I would recommend having a read at Scrum Master: The Master of the
Art of Facilitation, The Scrum Master as a
Facilitator , The Scrum Master as a coach and Scrum Master is the
Master of Coaching
had to google a lot to find some practice test and here is my list of limited
free test repository
a. Mikhail Lapshin offers
80 questions that would help you with your PMS-I concepts. Remember, you cannot
pass PSM-II without having a strong Scrum foundation
b. Certbus offers 6 free PSM-II tests that are on
similar lines with actual test
c. Dumpsout also lets you download a demo test that
would give you a taster of what to expect in the main exam
d. Udemy ‘s PSM-II
exam similar costs only £30 but gives you a feel of what real exam would look
like. I would highly recommend doing it as this will help you identify your
areas of improvement
I would suggest taking this exam only if you have hands-on experience of Scrum
Master role as no amount of reading can make-up for the working experience. If
you still don’t feel ready enough to take the test attend one of the PMS-II
training classes. I am afraid that I cannot recommend any as I did not attend
Hope these recommendations
provides you with enough clarity to prepare for the exam.
I wish you good luck for your
All the best!