I'm very much interested in pursuing certification as a scrum developer. However, I'm a .NET developer and I've noticed there are no .NET courses scheduled in the United States for the foreseeable future. Why is that? How can I get the certification without having the course? Thanks.
You can get the certification by studying the scrum guide (the free download from scrum.org) and then doing the PSM-I exam online.
I have only done PSM-I and PSD-I but for these two the scrum guide and the open assesments are enough, in fact the scrum course (no idea if it was scrum aliance or scrum.org or some independant, I dont remember) I did just added confusion by talking about extending scrum with sprint 0 and so on which was unhelpful.
Thank you for your question. Taking the PSD course is not required to achieve PSD certification. The Professional Scrum Developer I (PSD I) assessment is available to anyone who feels they possess the knowledge of a Professional Scrum Developer.