Forums

By posting on our forums you are agreeing to our Terms of Use.

Please note that the first and last name from your Scrum.org member profile will be displayed next to any topic or comment you post on the forums. If you have left the first and last name fields blank on your member profile, your email address will be displayed instead.

All user-submitted content on our Forums may be subject to deletion if it is found to be in violation of our Terms of Use. Scrum.org does not endorse user-submitted content or the content of links to any third-party websites.

Scrum master certification without attending class room training.
Last Post 14 Jun 2016 05:30 AM by Mohammad Aamir Siddiqui. 35 Replies.
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
  •  
Sort:
PrevPrev NextNext
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Page 1 of 212 > >>
Author Messages
ragh kuchi
New Member
New Member
Posts:2
ragh kuchi

--
03 May 2013 06:24 AM
    Hi guys,

    I am trying to find out is there anyway, can we get Scrum master certification without attending class room training i.e through self-study or by attending video training for example CBT nugget provides online video training.

    Please advice.

    Many thanks.
    Chee-Hong Hsia
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:71
    Chee-Hong Hsia

    --
    04 May 2013 02:00 AM
    Hi Raghu,

    Go to the following link and select "Get Password".
    https://www.scrum.org/Assessments/Professional-Scrum-Master-Assessments/PSM-I-Assessment

    Goodluck, Chee-Hong
    ragh kuchi
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:2
    ragh kuchi

    --
    04 May 2013 02:50 AM
    Thank you Chee-Hong.
    Chee-Hong Hsia
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:71
    Chee-Hong Hsia

    --
    05 May 2013 02:03 AM
    No problem, let me know how you did :-)
    Alice Menezes
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:39
    Alice Menezes

    --
    07 May 2013 03:42 AM
    There are good online scrum training series that will provide with certification etc

    http://www.agiledistributed.com/
    Motilal Daravatu
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:1
    Motilal Daravatu

    --
    20 May 2014 03:30 AM
    is there any training material provided for free? like pdf/ppt
    Joe Pelosi
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:15
    Joe Pelosi

    --
    20 May 2014 03:53 AM
    Hello Motilal,

    Thank you for your interest in Scrum and Scrum.org! While Scrum.org does not provide online training courses, we do have many online resources freely available to help you learn more about Scrum and to help prepare for succeeding at our Professional-level assessments for certification.

    The Scrum Guide is freely available for download in many different languages. You are also welcome to print the .PDF file(s) at any time for your own use. The Scrum Guide can be found here on our site at: http://www.scrum.org/Scrum-Guides The Scrum Guide is the first place to start to learn about Scrum, and an important resource for studying for the various assessments that are available for purchase on Scrum.org. You may also take the Scrum Open and Developer Open at Scrum.org. These are free assessments that will test your knowledge of Scrum, and help to prepare you for our Professional-level assessments.

    We highly recommend following as many of the steps as you can on https://www.scrum.org/Assessments/Ways-to-learn-about-Scrum to improve your Scrum knowledge and understanding.

    You can also find additional Scrum resources here: http://www.scrum.org/Resources.

    Scrum.org courses are also being held frequently around the world. If you wish to view the courses being held in your area, you may visit: http://www.scrum.org/Courses

    Thank you and enjoy your day!

    ---Joe (Scrum.org)
    Rouzbeh Kotobzadeh
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:7
    Rouzbeh Kotobzadeh

    --
    24 Mar 2015 08:14 AM
    Hi Ragh
    Passing PSM is not easy. But there are some options to get certified without attending in classroom courses.
    There is one PSM I Self Study course which I think is one of the best. I could pass my exam with guide of this course. It includes everything you need.
    Their Agile/Scrum trainers also will be available to answer your technical questions while you’re studying.
    http://mplaza.pm/product/psm-exam-p...elf-study/
    Also you can find some free Material related to PSM.
    If you need more help send me an email.
    Charles Bradley
    Basic Member
    Basic Member
    Posts:409
    Charles Bradley

    --
    25 Mar 2015 09:45 AM
    > I recommend...1)Take a PSM self study course. http://mplaza....psm-exam-p...elf-study/

    Said by the guy who works at MgmtPlaza. Sir, your deception is unprofessional and disgraceful. I'm ashamed for you.
    tim muttitt
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:75
    tim muttitt

    --
    26 Mar 2015 07:55 AM
    Hi Charles,

    I'm a little confused as to what Rouzbeh's deception is?

    Jasper Alblas
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:27
    Jasper Alblas

    --
    26 Mar 2015 10:58 PM
    Hey Tim, I think Charles is referring to the sales talk by mr. Kotobzadeh :) Scrum.org is .org for a reason right? This community is to help people on their journey in Scrum. So if I were Ragh I'd go with Joe :)
    Aayush Bhattarai
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:1
    Aayush Bhattarai

    --
    07 Sep 2015 06:39 PM
    [url=" http://www.testtakeronline.com/catalog/scrum-org/free-scrum-master-cert-practice-questions.htm"] certification scrum master [/url] this must be what you are searching for the scrum test.
    Ryan Key
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:13
    Ryan Key

    --
    15 Sep 2015 10:34 AM
    Here's what I did:

    1: Read the Scrum Guides daily (15-30 Minutes)
    2: Ask questions in the Scrum.org forum
    3. Ask questions to SM's who have passed the test
    4: Take the open Assessment's and score 100% consistently
    5: Attend a conference and gain practical knowledge.
    6: Join a local Scrum Meetup Group
    7: Get a Mentor

    If your looking for an easy way to get a certification, you may need to rethink the reason behind why you want it in the first place.
    majid iqbal
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:1
    majid iqbal

    --
    07 Oct 2015 05:23 AM
    Hi Chee-hong, I am going to take the test very soon and wanted to discuss some topics with you if that would be ok? If you have some time could you message me on majid.ind77@gmail.com

    Kind Regards,
    J M Olsen
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:1
    J M Olsen

    --
    10 Oct 2015 07:10 PM
    I have just passed the PSM1. I don’t code, have never developed software or been part of a Scrum team. I did it all by self study and took no courses. So yes, it is possible.

    I LEARNED the Scrum Guide and LEARNED how it should be applied. I had no preconceived ideas about Scrum or software development so perhaps it was easier for me to do this.

    Best wishes





    Kamal Nayan
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:20
    Kamal Nayan

    --
    22 Oct 2015 07:29 AM
    Hi,
    Yesterday I cleared PSM1, got 97.5%.

    When I started preparing for the exam and read posts on this forum, I got the impression that exam will be tough especially with 85% pass threshold. However I would say that exam was not tough. I may have got an easy set of questions though. :)

    There were no long questions/options with wordy details to make one lost in interpretation. Most of the questions were straightforward which required clear understanding of scrum framework. There were no direct questions on Nexus although there were a couple on scenarios of multiple scrum teams working on a project

    I completed the exam in 45 minutes, started spending remainder of time in reviewing the answers but mistakenly clicked on Submit button and so finished the exam in about 50 min. Got 2 questions wrong and now wondering which ones I could not answer correctly.

    I have extensive background in software development but agree with JM Olsen that one does not necessarily needs that background to clear the exam. All what is needed is to understand and remember the contents of the scrum guide properly (I read it about 4-5 times) and then do well in open assessments (especially Scrum Open and Product Owner ones, Nexus is good, one may not worry too much with heavy technology related question on Developer Open ones for PSM1 certification I think) offered by scrum.org.

    Besides these open assessments, I did take sample tests on

    http://mplaza.pm/
    http://www.agileprojectmanagementtr...resources/
    http://www.europeanscrum.org/scrum-and-scrummaster-exam-simulator.html
    http://mlapshin.com/index.php/psm-quiz/learning-mode/

    I did not find useful sample tests on http://www.testtakeronline.com/catalog/scrum-org/scrum-master-certification-product.htm.

    Although there are quite a few posts about clearing the PSM1 exam but I hope that my post helps as well. If someone has any question/comment, feel free to write.




    Ravi Pawar
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:1
    Ravi Pawar

    --
    24 Oct 2015 07:51 AM
    Hi Kamal,
    Congrats for passing your exam with good percentage.
    I am a S/W professional and want to appear for PSM. Could you please tell me how to prepare for this exam and the useful resources.

    Thanks in advance.

    Ravi
    Kamal Nayan
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:20
    Kamal Nayan

    --
    26 Oct 2015 05:14 PM
    Ravi,
    I think that I provided all the input.
    Let me know what is missing so that I could include it.
    Annie Sharma
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:1
    Annie Sharma

    --
    02 Nov 2015 03:53 PM
    Hi,

    I just got my PSM 1 certification yesterday. Cleared with 97.5%. This is what I have to add:

    Read the scrum guide inside out. Its your bible.
    For practice questions take the free assessment on scrum.org till u score 100 %
    I also bought the practice module sold by management plaza, I highly recommend that, it has 3 sample assessments, 80 questions each. These will give you enough practice and exposure for the real exam. I did one week of self study, I am completely new to IT/SOFTWARE development but was able to get through.

    Hope this helps!

    Thanks,
    Annie
    JOHN DOHERTY
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:3
    JOHN DOHERTY

    --
    06 Nov 2015 01:31 AM
    Hi,
    As evidenced here, you can self study and get your PSM1. I passed mine last month with 93% through self study and I'm still feeling good about it. So good in fact that I've written a post detailing my experience at www.psm1-selfstudyguide.blogspot.com (no plugging, no advertising... just how I did it). It's basically a list of fellow PSM1 self studiers who inspired me. And some of them have been mentionned above. Hopefully you will find some good information for you there.
    Satish Mitti
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:1
    Satish Mitti

    --
    08 Nov 2015 09:34 PM
    Hi , Where do i take PSM 1 Exam. Is it Online and How much it costs

    Thanks
    Satish Mitti
    XAVIER MIRO BRUIX
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:1
    XAVIER MIRO BRUIX

    --
    08 Jan 2016 09:26 AM
    Today I took the PSM I exam online and I scored 76 out of 80, 95% of the points. Since the passing mark is at 85%, I passed the exam!!!!

    Here is what I did,

    1. Read the The Scrum Guide once (http://www.scrumguides.org/docs/scr...de-US.pdf)
    2. Read the MPlaza The Scrum Master Training Manual v1.3 (http://mplaza.pm/product/scrum-mast...g-manual/)
    3. Read 3 more times The Scrum Guide
    4. Practice with online test. Here is my sequence of tests and results
    4.1 Scrum open first attempt (https://www.scrum.org/Assessments/Open-Assessments) 93.3%
    4.2 Scrum open second attempt (https://www.scrum.org/Assessments/Open-Assessments) 96.7%
    4.3 Mplaza first assessment from The Scrum Master Training Manual v1.2 (http://mplaza.pm/downloads/Scrum%20...anual.pdf)" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://mplaza.pm/downloads/Scrum%20...anual.pdf) 93.3%
    4.4 Mplaza second assessment from The Scrum Master Training Manual v1.2 (http://mplaza.pm/downloads/Scrum%20...anual.pdf)" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://mplaza.pm/downloads/Scrum%20...anual.pdf) 95%
    4.5 Mplaza third assessment from The Scrum Master Training Manual v1.2 (http://mplaza.pm/downloads/Scrum%20...anual.pdf)" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">http://mplaza.pm/downloads/Scrum%20...anual.pdf) 100%
    4.6 Free 10 questions at TestTaker (https://testtakeronline.com/user/viewtestoptions.htm?id=1) 70%
    4.7 Agile PM (http://www.agileprojectmanagementtraining.com/agile-exam-resources/) 100%
    4.8 Mikhail Lapshin, REALLY GOOD TEST!!! (http://mlapshin.com/index.php/psm-quiz/learning-mode/) 87.5%
    4.9 Scrum open forth attempt (https://www.scrum.org/Assessments/Open-Assessments) 100%
    4.10 Scrum open fifth attempt (https://www.scrum.org/Assessments/Open-Assessments) 100%
    4.11 Scrum open sixth attempt (https://www.scrum.org/Assessments/Open-Assessments) 100%
    5. Review failed questions from practice
    6. Read The Scrum Guide
    7. Read The Scrum Guide
    8. Review failed questions from practice
    9. Take the real exam

    The reading of the documents (points 1 to 3) I did them during day 1 and 2. Then all the practice tests and additional reading (points 4 to 6) I did them in day 3. And points 7, 8 and 9 I did them in day 4.

    The exam had a lot of question you find in the Scrum open tests, so do them until you have seen all the question. As a general thing for any exam I create a file with failed questions from practice to review them. The exam is easy and almost all the content is in The Scrum Guide. There were a couple of questions in the exam about burndown charts, so I would take a look at them.

    The interface of the exam is the question, several answers (if more than 1 answer is correct, the question will tell you how many to select. For example "Select 3 answers"), a button to bookmark the question, a button to move to the next question, a button to move to the previous question, a button to see all the bookmarked question and a timer.

    As for the time, I went through the 80 questions and I still had 27 minutes left. By the time I reviewed the 12 bookmarked questions I had 9 minutes left. Then my browser FROZE!!! As recommended before starting the test, I refreshed my browser (F5) and I was back in the exam. Then I clicked finish and I got my grades!

    I hope this helps you. I will start looking at PSM II
    Fahed Shreim
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:1
    Fahed Shreim

    --
    01 Mar 2016 06:32 AM
    Hey Jana, Could you share what resources or documents/ websites you used to self study? How long did you study for before you took the test and passed? Did you pass on your first attempt?

    Thanks
    tee pee
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:1
    tee pee

    --
    08 Apr 2016 12:11 PM
    Where can I find the scrum guide that is referred to many times in this forum
    Jemer Garibay
    New Member
    New Member
    Posts:23
    Jemer Garibay

    --
    11 Apr 2016 05:30 AM

    Posted By tee pee on 08 Apr 2016 05:11 PM
    Where can I find the scrum guide that is referred to many times in this forum


    http://www.scrumguides.org/
    You are not authorized to post a reply.
    Page 1 of 212 > >>


    Feedback