Certified Scrum Master Training (CSM)

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Course Dates:
Delivery: Instructor Led/Group Live
Price:  $1,195 for individuals, $995 for three or more from the same organization
PDU’s: 16
Instructor: Jim Schiel, CSM, CSPO, CEST, CST

All CSM courses are taught by Trainers approved by the Scrum Alliance. Taking a CSM course, passing the CSM test, and accepting the license agreement designates you as a Certified ScrumMaster, which indicates that you have been introduced to and understand the basic concepts you need to perform as a ScrumMaster or team member on a Scrum team. This course also satisfies two elements of the CSD track: Scrum Introduction and Elective.

Who Should Attend:

If you are or will be on a Scrum team, if you are managing Scrum team, if you’re working with Scrum teams, if you just want to make a change in your career and want to head down the road of team leadership and helping organizations get things done in a way that SIMPLY MAKES SENSE — this is the class for you!! There are no prerequisite courses for this class. You won’t even need your laptop!

What Is Included

  • 2 Day CSM In-person course that includes hands-on exercises and a Scrum simulation using Legos (R)!
  • Includes a light breakfast, lunch and afternoon snack provided on both days of training
  • Includes Exam Fee for CSM Certification (2 attempts towards the CSM exam)
  • 2 Year Membership to Scrum Alliance
  • Online access to class materials even when they’re updated … forever!


There is no required prior certificate, educational background, or work experience needed to participate in the CSM course, complete the exam, and receive certification.The Certified Scrum Master course is designed to introduce you to the basics of Scrum, and as such all backgrounds are welcome to join and achieve Scrum Master Certification.

Exam Details

The CSM exam is administered online and sent via email after attendance is recorded and reported by your Scrum Alliance Instructor. The link is sent 24-48 hours after class concludes. You have 90 day access to take the exam and 2 attempts towards passing. The exam is in multiple choice format.

Course Outline

  • Agile Development – why and how Agile Development was created, plus the fundamental values behind Agile.
  • Scrum – History and Values – what caused Scrum to be created and what are the values behind Scrum.
  • Empiricism and Scrum – empirical workflows and how Scrum uses inspect-and-adapt feedback loops
  • The Scrum Team – what makes a Scrum team and how a Scrum team works
  • People and Roles – the roles in Scrum, what they’re responsible for, how they work together
  • Sprints – the purpose and mechanics of a Sprint
  • Product Quality – how to improve product quality during the Sprint
  • Scrum Simulation – taking everything we’ve learned and putting it to use for real
  • Reporting – how Scrum reports progress in a Sprint and during product development