Cleared PSM I with 92.5% at first attempt (5 days of preparation)

Last post 09:00 pm April 3, 2018
by MANISH KUMAR
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12:00 am March 29, 2018

Folks,

I'm very happy to be part of the global Scrum community! The following describes my 5-day study strategy:

Day 1:
    a) Download and print the Scrum Guide
    b) Read (and truly try to understand) the Scrum Guide
    c) Watch the "Introduction to Scrum" webcast: https://www.scrum.org/resources/introduction-scrum
    d) Take the Scrum Open Assessment
    e) Make a note of your score and your shortcomings

Day 2:    
    a) Read the Scrum Guide    
    b) Read the Scrum: A Pocket Guide (A Smart Travel Companion) book: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/9087537204/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=9087537204&linkCode=as2&tag=scrumorg-20     
    c) Watch other videos at: https://www.scrum.org/resources?type=101
    d) Take the Scrum Open Assessment    
    e) Make a note of your score, your shortcomings, and try to relate Scrum with situations at your own workplace

Day 3:
    a) Read the Scrum Guide
    b) Take the Scrum Open Assessment
    c) Take the Mikhail Lapshin Assessment (Real Mode): http://mlapshin.com/index.php/scrum-quizzes/
    d) Make a note of your score, your shortcomings, and try to relate Scrum with situations at your own workplace

Day 4:
    a) Read the Scrum Guide, and specific sections of the Pocket Guide
    b) Take the Scrum Open Assessment
    c) Take the Mikhail Lapshin Assessment (Real Mode)
    d) Repeat taking both tests 2-3 times and analyze your scores, shortcomings, and try to relate Scrum with situations at your own workplace

Day 5:
    a) Take the Assessments - if you're not scoring 100% consistently you're probably not ready (odds are: you'll be getting 100%)
    b) Relate your learnings to your work environment OR imagine scenarios
    c) Read the Scrum Guide one last time

FYI - the actual PSM I Assessment is NOT difficult BUT definitely not easy (or straight forward) either like the Scrum Open Assessment and Mikail Lapshin Assessment; most of the questions will make you think and actually apply Scrum Guide concepts. I was able to easily adapt due to challenges we face in IT at my company - we're embracing Scrum bigtime now. 

Good luck!

Davender

10:23 am March 30, 2018

Hi Davender,

Congratulations!!

I am also preparing for PSM I, could you please let me know you have tried all scrum open assessment??? like "Product owner open, developer open and nexus open too???"

Please let me know as I have just tried with Scrum open and product owner open till now.

Thanks,

Monika 

08:29 pm March 30, 2018

Monika,

With regards to my recent Professional Scrum Master™ level I (PSM I) certification, I took just the Scrum open exam. The key, honestly, is to really understand the concepts and philosophy. Definitely check out webcasts and videos right here on scrum.org's resources section.

I'm now preparing for the Scaled Professional Scrum™ (SPS) certification next.

Good luck! You can do it, scrum on!

Davender

04:25 pm April 3, 2018

Grate article. would you mind sharing me the" Download and print the Scrum Guide". can you forward me link for this guide. i can't find it.

 

Thanks for your time

07:53 pm April 3, 2018

Please find below the link to download the SCRUM guide

http://www.scrumguides.org/