Best Mock Test For PSM-1

Last post 10:34 pm September 10, 2019
by Ben Brumm
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10:04 pm September 3, 2019

Where can I find the best mock test for psm-1 besides the open assessment?

11:26 pm September 3, 2019

I didn't use any other mock tests besides the Open Assessment.

From what I gather from other forum posts, using tests other than those on Scrum.org can run the risk of having poorly-worded questions and incorrect answers. The Scrum.org tests are quite good and I didn't need any others when I got my PSM-I.

Why are you looking for other tests? If you're able to pass the Open Assessment tests several times at 100% (or close to), you should be ready for the PSM-I.

04:49 am September 4, 2019

PSM-1 is pretty straight forward. If you some experience with scrum, gone through scrum guide and completed open assesment then you are good to go. 

If you google PSM 1 mock you will get couple of results. In my experience they do not represent best of scrum knowledge and full of incorrect information.

04:16 pm September 4, 2019

I agree    The more I do mock tests the more I get confused.   Lots of those mock tests don't have the right answers I find.

04:27 pm September 4, 2019

I found the resources on Scrum.org to be the best in terms of content. It's typically reflects the spirit of what you might see on the exam - so the open assessment and blog resources. 

I purchased 'Scrum Narrative and PSM Exam Guide' by Soukath Ali and Mohammed Musthafa from Amazon and that was a very good practice for the PSM 1. It's written specifically for PSM1 prep and keeps to very similar values to what Scrum.org offers. 

Otherwise I'd agree with Martin, random mock tests typically won't capture the spirit behind Scrum and may cause more harm than good when it comes to a practical exam. 

 

05:00 pm September 4, 2019

https://mlapshin.com/index.php/scrum-quizzes/

Mikhail Lapshin

This and Volkerdon (paid $15/mo). 

Good luck!

08:22 pm September 4, 2019

I did Lapshin.   Didn't score very high!!   

03:36 pm September 5, 2019

I only used the scrum.org open assessment and all of the free recommended reading.  I read, not skimmed, the entire Scrum Guide every other day for 2 weeks before I took the exam.  I took the open assessment until I felt confident enough that I knew the material.  I avoided any of the other free assessments. I learned from studying for non Scrum related things that the best source is the one for which you are attempting to satisfy.  After passing the exam, I took some of the other free assessments and was actually astounded at what some of them claimed to be correct answers. 

If you feel like you need some more knowledge before taking the PSM I after using all of the information provided/suggested by scrum.org, I suggest you take some of the other open assessments found here.  Take the PSPO I or PSD I open assessments. They are covering the same basic material but from different perspectives.  Take the PSM II open assessment. If you can get a good or passing score on that then you are ready to take the PSM I.

04:37 pm September 5, 2019
01:56 am September 9, 2019

@Daniel Wilhite there is a PSM II Open assessment? Where can I find that? thanks!

06:32 am September 10, 2019

I would go with using the scrum.org open assessment.  You tend to find that the third party open assessments don’t quite structure the questions correctly and what you know to be the right answer, under this structure is wrong.

The PSM1 resources are great, keep going with the open assessment read the scrum guide over and over and also read Scrum A Pocket Guide by Gunther Verheyen as I found this invaluable, and still do.

Good Luck

04:13 pm September 10, 2019

I agree!   I'm done with 3rd party mock test.   Way too confusing.    Only problem is the open assessment only has 30 questions and I've done them a few times now and I just know the answer from seeing the first 3 words of the question.      Need more material for open assessment. 

10:34 pm September 10, 2019

Martin - if you're comfortable with the Open Assessments, why not just take the exam?