Course Description

The ScrumMaster Certification is a 2-day course introducing the concepts of agile project leadership using the Scrum methodology. Successful participants will become Certified ScrumMasters, a first step in the journey towards this more adaptive form of project leadership.

Taking a CSM course and the corresponding evaluation designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.

Course Outline

  • Why Scrum?
  • Values and Principles
  • Overview of Scrum
  • The Sprint
  • Product Backlog
  • Roles
  • Scrum Simulation
  • User Stories
  • Estimating
  • Tracking and Forecasting
  • ScrumMaster Role
  • Organizational Transition
  • Scaling Scrum / Agile
  • Discipline and Adaptation
  • Misc Topics (Compliance, PMOs, Tool,. etc.)

Learner Outcomes

At the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Be able to list the five values of Scrum and the eight essential Scrum principles.
  • Understand Scrum’s relationship to the Agile Manifesto.
  • Identify each piece of the Scrum framework, its purpose, and its interaction with the other pieces of the framework.
  • Illustrate the three roles and their responsibilities in a Scrum Team, and how they interact with each other to deliver the product increment within a sprint.
  • Be able to effectively facilitate Scrum meetings such as daily scrum (stand-up), sprint planning, reviews, and retrospectives.
  • Complete the accompanying test to achieve Certified ScrumMaster designation. 



After successfully completing the course, you will need to take the 50 question CSM test and answer 37 out of the 50 questions correctly within the 60 minute time limit.

After you pass the CSM test, you will be asked to accept the CSM License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile.

Accrediting Associations

  • ScrumAlliance 16.0 SEU
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