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Finally Cleared PSM I

Last post 03:14 pm September 18, 2015 by Prem Krishna Natarajan
5 replies
01:18 pm September 15, 2015

Thanks to ALL,

Cleared PSM I assesment yesterday night with 90% marks. Indeed it was challanging exams and by extensive preparation made it. I would like to take this opportunity to thank all who had posted valuable suggestion on the steps for clearing the exams.

For the benefit of others who are going to take the exams, the following was my approach.

1. Read Scrum Guide 10 time plus ( marked important points )
2. Practiced PSM 1 assessment atleast 20 times. ( last 10 attempts got 100%)
3. Practiced Scrum Open Practisoner assessment atleast 15 times. This is where the real challenge was . In the initial 7 attempts, was securing 50%. then practiced rigorously and made 98% in the last 5 attempts.
4. Referred al the older posts regarding the Open Practitioner Test and researched answers for tough questions.
5. Practiced mplaza question bank. Was indeed useful.
6. Reg books, Read Essential Scrum by Kenneth Rubin and Scrum by Jeff Sutherland.
7. Read online articles on Scrum, PO, SM, Dev Team

Reg my exam experience , its was a very challenging one. I would not say EASY. Nearly 50 to 60% of questions was very new ands never came across in my preparation or in open assessment or in mock exams. Had use my conceptual understanding to crack. Remaining was based on question which was similar to the available to the resources we have.

To conclude, preparation is very vital ( 85% is the pass mark) and if you are strong in concepts you can clear. Once you clear, you get that satisfaction. I personally got immense satisfaction on clearing this excellent exam.

Now, I am planning to take up my PSPO in next 10 days.


Prem Krishna N

01:27 pm September 15, 2015

A small clarification , in the above "Practiced PSM I assessment " I was referring to the Scrum Open assessment " tests available in this website.

03:12 pm September 15, 2015


I did something similar and also attended a professional conference to ask questions and learn from the more experienced Scrum Masters.

11:30 pm September 15, 2015

Thanks Ryan for your wishes and the note on your preparation.


Prem Krishna N

10:43 am September 18, 2015

Congrats Prem.

03:14 pm September 18, 2015

Thanks Kapil for your wishes.

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