Availability of PSD I assessment without course

Last post 07:47 pm November 29, 2019
by Alfredo Alcantara
15 replies
06:34 am September 16, 2012


On the following page on Scrum.org:

It states:
"At present, Professional Scrum Developer I assessment and certification is open only to those who have taken a Professional Scrum Developer course. Assessment is currently based on the body of knowledge contained in the courseware. Once the body of knowledge has been formalized as a Scrum Developer Guide, the assessment will be open to the public and anyone – including those who have not taken a Professional Scrum Developer course – will be able to assess themselves. "

Can anyone tell me how long it's likely to be before the public can take the assessment without requiring attendance at a course?

Thanks in advance.

06:36 am September 16, 2012

That subject line should of course read, "Availability of assessment WITHOUT course". Sorry!

11:40 am September 17, 2012

Hi Craig,

Thanks for your question. As soon as this is done there will be an announcement.


12:11 pm September 17, 2012

Thanks for your reply, Daniel.

Do you have any ideas of vague time scales for this?

I appreciate you probably cannot give an accurate date, however I'd be good to know if this is something that is likely to be weeks, months or years away.

Thanks again.

04:22 am September 19, 2012

Having taken the course, it still would be handy to have a PSD 1 practice assessment.

05:10 pm September 19, 2012

Very likely not weeks, or years. ;-)


05:14 pm September 19, 2012

Hi Flavia,

This is on our backlog.


06:35 pm May 20, 2013

Most likely over halv a year now :-)
Would also be interested.

03:39 am June 5, 2013

Hi Daniel,

It's been around 8 months now since your last post indicating that the assessments would be available without requiring course attendance and that this was "on your backlog".

Can you possibly provide an update as to where this is at and when it may be available?


09:46 am June 25, 2013

Hi Craig,

Thanks for your question. Separating the PSD I assessment from the PSD course is on the backlog. We’ve been focused on other initiatives, however, we expect it to be released sometime near the end of this year.


11:05 am June 25, 2013

Posted By Daniel Racowsky on 19 Sep 2012 05:10 PM
Very likely not weeks, or years. ;-)


Any update?

11:48 pm December 31, 2014

Now as I can see it's open and not required any course. Let's try to get PSD now ;)

06:42 pm November 25, 2019

Hi. Could any of you please share your experience of taking PSD 1 exam and the resources you used to gain knowledge and pass the exam. I am Full stack Developer/Business Analyst and have several years of experience working in Scrum team. I also recently passed PSM 1 and PSPO 1 certifications in first attempts. I am planning to take PSD 1 exam soon. Thanks you in advance.

02:31 pm November 27, 2019

Ashwin, as with all of the certifications offered by Scrum.org; there is a corresponding list of study and reading materials to help you learn and pass. Look at the Prepare for the Assessment section on this page and you'll have all the info you need. 


05:38 am November 29, 2019

Hi, Ashwin 

Can you please tell me why do you need to pass this certification? I am not against it :) I am just asking

07:47 pm November 29, 2019

Just one comment, because I do want to offend you at anybody else, but really I can't understand what exactly gives this certification. So, waiting for your reply