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How to get certified / which training sites to trust?

Last post 02:23 am June 9, 2015 by Lakshmi C Telladarla
2 replies
03:25 pm June 5, 2015

Hello all,

I'm new to Scrum, I'm a project coordinator that would like to deal with more IT/software development based projects. My focus is in web development/media production and design with that being said jack of all trades master of none currently ;)

Anyways, my question is this:

I figure is the best place to start, I've seen a lot of training courses that can even certify you around Boston...who could I trust? Or can I start training on my own to take a test to get certified on this site? Apologies for my ignorance on this whole topic.

Thank you!

05:21 pm June 5, 2015


You can trust any course from a instructor. You can also try the self study route, but a course is always the best learning experience.

People are typically more likely to pass our assessments if they've been to a course, but some have succeeded with self study only as well. You can find good posts on how to study for PSM I if you search the archives of this board.

See the links to the assessments on this site for more info.

02:23 am June 9, 2015

Read the Guide thoroughly and conceptualize the ideas. You may optionally invest in training, even otherwise if you go through the recommended list of readings, good to go with certification. I have been a PO in a team that partially implemented scrum, but going forward I would make sure we follow "Scrum" and don't customize it to indulge traditional PMPs.

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