Last post 03:58 pm June 18, 2015
by Felice Pescatore
6 replies
07:30 am April 24, 2015

Hi guys,
can i retry the PMS 1, with the same subscritption, if i fail it? Or i will need to repay for a new chance?

Tnk a lot,

12:40 pm April 24, 2015

Hello Felice,

Thank you for your interest in Scrum and! Each PSM I password is valid for one attempt only at the assessment. As such, we strongly recommend you prepare as much as possible beforehand.

Please see the following page for resources and study tips:

We wish you the best of luck in your continued learning of Scrum, and hope you enjoy your weekend!

01:20 pm April 24, 2015


You will need to pay again if you want to take the assessment a second time. You can take it as many times as you like, but it's another $150 each attempt.

09:34 am April 27, 2015

Hi, thank to all for responses.... but... i'm happy to announce that i passed the PSM-I assessment....


12:58 pm June 6, 2015

Congratulations Felice!

I am planning to take PSM and wanted your input before I do... I have been taking open assessment and every time I mange to get 100% however I find most of the questions repetitive. The open assessment has only 30 questions but the Psm1 will have 80 I believe...
Is open assessment prepares you enough to pass PSM1?


02:23 pm June 12, 2015


There is no shortage of threads on here about "What to do" in preparation for the PSM1. I passed the other day, by following the advice i found in the forums. I found the steps below to be the most beneficial.

My advice:
1. Know the Official Scrum Guide in and out. Study it (not just "read") it 3-5 times
2. On, take both the Scrum Open AND the Developer Open, until you consistently hit 100%
3. Download (which also contains a mock test at the end)
-- The mock test is in my opinion, more difficult than the PSM 1 was, as it gives you actual scenarios and hypothetical situations where you need to act
4. When reading/studying, ensure you fully understand the material, and research any terms/concepts that the aforementioned material does not clarify for you.
5. Actual job experience is a huge plus

The PSM1 certification test is honestly based on your thorough understanding of the material, and the concepts.
There were no tricks or curveball questions. I felt i was thoroughly prepared after doing the things i listed above, and i passed my first time.

good luck!!

03:58 pm June 18, 2015

Hi Sana,
i think that the response of Rich is very good.

My case is a little different because i worked before for many years with Scrum (and with Scaling framework), and i think this is the best way to procede: get the certification after a relative period of working with Scurm.
Sure, i used the free assessment tools, but what you need is a deep understand of Scrum, by The Guide, Books and listening speech in international conference.

best luck. Felice