PSM I Assessment Preparation

Last post 10:43 am November 14, 2013
by Nitin Khanna
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10:05 am November 13, 2013

Hi all,

I'm relatively new to the forum and Scrum as whole so hi everyone!

I've just recently started getting into Scrum and have received my password for the exam today so am getting a little nervous as to whether I'm fully prepared or not. I've done an e-Learning ScrumMaster course, have read up on the Scrum.org Scrum Guide and am passing the Open Assessment with 95+%. I've also done some independent studying on Burndown Charts and Scrum of Scrums.

Is there anything else that I'd need to cover? Any help that you guys can give me would be greatly appreciated!

10:09 am November 13, 2013

I would suggest you to train the Open Assessment until you can do ti 100% with the closed eyes.
Also would recommend read Scrum Guide many many times until you could remember the certain phrases. Try to picky - believe me, EVERY single word in Scrum Guide has deep meaning. That could save you additional points on the exam.

10:14 am November 13, 2013

I second both of Ilya's comments. You should know the Scrum Guide inside out, and be aware that it has deep meaning. In other words you should know not only *what* it says, but also *why* it says it.

Also, you should consistently be able to nail the Open Assessment with 100%. For each question, you should not only be able to determine *which* answer is the best, but also *why* the others are either wrong or not as good.

04:00 am November 14, 2013

We also have a main thread on this subject here:
https://www.scrum.org/Forums/aft/264

Ian, I like your comment about understanding the answers -- it would be cool if you could post it on the above thread.

Thanks for all of your contributions to the board -- I've been watching them and it is clear you are a very careful and thoughtful Scrum practitioner.

07:02 am November 14, 2013

Took the test today and passed with 89%!

Thanks all for your help, it's much appreciated. Virtual beers on me! :)

10:43 am November 14, 2013

Agree with the comments above.

One additional thing -- I would extend the advice to the PSD Open Assessment as well. Also, if there are incorrect answers that are related to a concept, be familiar with that as well.