Professional Scrum Master I
Prove Your Knowledge of Scrum
The Professional Scrum Master level I (PSM I) assessment is available to anyone who wishes to validate his or her depth of knowledge of the Scrum framework and its application. Those who pass the assessment will receive the industry recognized PSM I Certification to demonstrate their mastery of the content.
Taking a course is not required and if you feel that you already possess a high level of Scrum knowledge and understanding of the Scrum Guide, you have the option to take the PSM I assessment directly. However, there are courses available to help you prepare for the assessment and gain a stronger understanding of Scrum. Depending on your role, either the 2-day Professional Scrum Foundations or Professional Scrum Master course is highly recommended.
Prepare for the Assessment
The assessment is exhaustive and rigorous; preparation will be required to achieve a passing score. The assessment covers topics spanning 16 Focus Areas defined in the Professional Scrum Competencies. Many questions ask you to think about or interpret the meaning from the Scrum Guide. The PSM I Suggested Reading page and Scrum Master Learning Path contain many additional resources to help you prepare to take the PSM I Assessment.
The cost of PSM I is $150 USD. See below for more details.
Professional Scrum Master I Details
- Fee: $150 USD per attempt
- Passing score: 85%
- Time limit: 60 minutes
- Number of Questions: 80
- Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer and True/False
- Difficulty: Intermediate
- Language: English only
- Scrum Resources
- Required course: None
- Recommended courses: Professional Scrum Foundations or Professional Scrum Master
- PSM Subject Areas
- Practice Assessment: Scrum Open
- Ways to Learn More to help you prepare
- Passwords have no expiration date, but are valid for one attempt only
When you purchase a password, it is set up in our system and emailed to you within one business day. All Students in a PSM or PSF course are emailed a password upon completion of the course (typically within 3-5 business days).**
If you pass the PSM I assessment you will receive the industry-recognized "PSM I" certification, along with a PSM I logo that you can use to identify your achievement. In addition, your name will be posted publicly for colleagues, managers, and potential employers to see.
Unlike other Scrum certifications that require only class attendance, Scrum.org certification requires a minimum score on an online assessment. Attending a course is neither required nor sufficient for certification. This gives Scrum.org certification teeth and ensures that it has true value in the marketplace.
Microsoft® uses the PSM I assessment to validate knowledge as part of its Silver and Gold Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) competencies.