PSM I Certification

Last post 06:35 pm June 22, 2017
by Boris Kamenetckii
06:35 pm June 22, 2017



I have passed PSM I exam (97.5%), while preparing for PSPO I certification.

I would like to thank Great Scrum Professionals, whose excellent tips, articles and books allowed me 

to become Professional Scrum Master:

- Charles Bradley - for his clear and comprehensive answers here (I have read many of them and I definitely

recommend  to get acquainted with all his articles);

- Sukru Ali Saracoglu - for his recommendations on the topic How to prepare for PSPO I exam (this very recommendations

allowed me to pass PSM I exam);

- Ian Mitchell - for his deep and detailed answers to those people, who are asking for help and advice on this forum;

- Sally Elatta - for her Very interesting, absorbing Agile videos (I spent a lot of time, watching them and for me it was joy);

- Gunther Verheyen - for his wonderful book  "Scrum - A Pocket Guide (A Smart Travel Companion)

(this book contains everything, that is needed to understand Scrum framework better - many answers could be found there);

- Kenneth S. Rubin - for his amazing book "Essential Scrum" (illustrations for this book are really outstanding and

even complex topics are described in simple terms; I can add even more: I would be extremely happy to see the book

of Kenneth S. Rubin in the section Subject Areas for Scrum Master. I really like his book);

- and, of course, Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland (without them my journey in the world of Scrum would never begin).


To everyone, who wants to pass PSM I exam, I strongly recommend:

1) Read, read and read the Scrum Guide - not to remember every word, but to understand.  

2) Write down all questions you have and try to find answers (but be careful - don't use web sources

occasionally - from my own experience I know, that those can contradict the Scrum Guide (!)).

So, use only verified and recommended sources.

3) Don't forget to read the Nexus Guide. There are questions concerning Scrum at scale.

4) Use all (!) Open Assessments to check your knowledge, but don't deceive yourselves - real assessment is much more difficult.

5) If you feel you are not ready - you are not ready. If you think you have to read some (recommended) book - read it.

When you are ready for the examination, you will feel confidence.

I wish you good luck!


I'm now engineer. And, unfortunately, my organization doesn't apply Scrum.

But I dream, that one day I will wake up, go to the office and hear:

"This is our Product Owner". 


Sincerely yours,

Boris Kamenetckii