How Do I Prepare for a Scrum.org Assessment?

The requirement for gaining certification is passing one of our online Professional-level Assessments with a score of 85% or higher. Taking a Scrum.org class is a great way to prepare you for success when taking our professional assessments, but it is not a requirement. Please click here to see a list of upcoming public courses, where you can filter by course type and location.

All attendees of Scrum.org courses will receive a free password to attempt the assessment, along with the opportunity to qualify for a free retake. 

However, if you feel you already have a strong grasp of the Scrum Framework, you may wish to attempt the assessment independently of the course. Below are a few resources which will help you prepare.

The Scrum Guide, authored by Scrum co-creators Ken Schwaber and Jeff Sutherland, is the first place to start to learn about Scrum, and has been agreed upon as the definitive source of Scrum. It is available for free here.

All Scrum.org assessments use the most recent version of the English Scrum Guide as the source for questions regarding the rules, artifacts, events, and roles of Scrum. However, reading the Scrum Guide alone is not enough for someone to pass a Professional Scrum Assessment. Questions often ask test-takers to interpret information and apply it to challenging situations, so knowledge gained from personal experience and other sources is typically needed.

You may also take the Open Assessments at Scrum.org. These are free practice assessments that will test your knowledge of Scrum and help to prepare you for our professional-level assessments. Please be aware, however, that the Open Assessments are study tools, and will not have the same level of difficulty as the professional-level assessments. 

For more in-depth ​study to improve your Scrum knowledge and increase your chances of passing the assessments, ​ we would recommend that you follow as many steps as possible on our Ways to Learn About Scrum page

When you feel you are ready to attempt a professional-level assessment, you may read more information and purchase a password here.

Each password can be used for one attempt only at the corresponding assessment.  When we get the order for your assessment attempt, we will process your password and send it to you within one business day. 

If you pass​,​ you​r name​ will be added to our ​public ​list of certified professionals, and a certificate and badge will be added to your member profile. 

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