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Course Description

The Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course introduces the concepts of agile project leadership and how to apply Scrum practices in software development teams, using the Scrum framework. Successful participants will become Certified ScrumMasters (R), a first step in the journey toward skilled leadership of projects, using Scrum.

The course format is hands-on exercises and discussions with some lecture to define terms and concepts. Ample time is given to share the instructor's real-world experiences on a wide range of projects. This course explains the Scrum basics such as managing the product backlog, planning the sprint, tracking and reporting progress through the use of burndown charts, and reviewing the sprint. Following the successful completion of the course, each participant will be eligible to sit for a test administered by the Scrum Alliance. You must pass the test to become designated as a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). The class includes a one-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where exclusive ScrumMaster-only materials and information are available.

This course is taught by a PMP certified instructor, and PMPs may file for up to 14 PDUS under Continuing Certification Requirements

Topics Covered

In the CSM course, you will learn:

  • Scrum basics and core values
  • How the Scrum framework compares to other methods, such as waterfall
  • How to identify when to use Scrum
  • A Scrum team

Audience and Certification Details

This course is intended for team members and managers involved in projects who may assume the ScrumMaster role. Typically, the ScrumMaster is a project manager, team lead, or development manager, but may also be a business analyst or any member of a Scrum team. In large organizations, it is recommended that Directors who oversee project teams or functional areas also participate.


A basic knowledge of Scrum is assumed. Experience on a Scrum project is desirable.


2 days


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