Best route to complete certification
Good afternoon everyone.
I have recently been made redundant (as a head of a charity college), and I am retraining in IT currently, with a focus on AWS.
A good friend recommended accessing Scrum, due to previous leadership experience and how that could translate to an IT based environment.
I can see that there is quite a few wonderful resources available via the site, but I also see classes based in the UK. In terms of completing the exam, is there a preference in terms of self-study or accessing the learning available?
Thanks in advance
Focus mostly on site resources. It only takes a little searching to find a ton of free knowledge that is essentially the same as what pricey courses offer.
Concentrate on ALL open assessments.
Daily Scrum guide reading
As Nicholas mentions, Scrum.org provides a lot of great resources that you can access for free. I have mostly leveraged self-study for my own learning journey.
It is worth noting that while you can use self-study, classes do provide a much richer learning experience where you will dive deeper into topics, discuss real life application and examples and where you can pick up a few teaching/facilitation techniques from awesome Professional Scrum Trainers.
Some links to Scrum.org learning paths...
Beyond this, find ways to put theory into practice as you learn. The learning and certifications are like a beginners permit when you first learn to drive. It helps with the basic knowledge, but nothing replaces experience. If you initially can't find work that provides this experience, you can try applying it in your personal life or perhaps volunteer experiences.
All the best with your journey. Don't hesitate to leverage this forum as you go.