When Scrum was first introduced, the only available training was in the form of articles, presentations, and books. By reading these resources, many grasped the iterative nature of Scrum but missed the principles and practices that are necessary for successful implementation. In response, the Scrum Alliance, the organization that encourages and supports the widespread adoption and effective practice of Scrum, developed a certification program based on courses taught by Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs) and Registered Education Providers (REP). agile42 as a Scrum Alliance REP is happy to offer a path to full Scrum certifications.
Skills to reach the Scrum Certification Level
A Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) is someone who has been taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles that will enable them to fulfill the role of ScrumMaster® or Scrum team member. A Certified ScrumMaster® course is a first step on the path to growing more Agile. Experience and continuing education are necessary next steps to become a true, practicing Scrum professional.
Training is an important part of the certification process—all certification and candidates must complete a 2-day training course that follows Scrum Alliance content outline and course objectives. Candidates can then apply for a test that completes the CSM certification.
agile42 provides fully vetted CSM 2-day training courses in different countries and languages, and will help their students to apply for CSM certification. Read more about our CSM trainings.
A Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) is someone who has been taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) the Scrum terminology, practices, and principles that will enable him or her to fulfill the role of Scrum product owner. Candidates must complete a 2-day training course, at the moment a test is not required.
agile42 provides CSPO 2-day training courses in different countries and languages. Read more about our CSPO trainings.
This Certified Scrum Developer Training is for developers and teams interested in agile engineering practices and for everybody who wants to master the technical challenges of the Scrum framework. The training connects a hands-on experience with the Scrum philosophy.
Please read more about our CSD trainings and contact us for availability. The training is shaped out of our broad coaching practice. Our trainings are interactive and focussed on real life experiences. We can provide this, because additionally to our knowledge, we have a lot of international experience for your benefit in the daily work.
To demonstrate deep understanding and experience with Scrum, practitioners are encouraged to apply for and become Certified Scrum Professionals (CSPs).A Certified Scrum Professional has proven experience and expertise in the art of Scrum. CSP is the level of certification that all practitioners of Scrum should strive to attain. Before becoming a CSP, an applicant must be CSMs, CSPOs, or CSDs. Read more at Scrum Alliance site.
Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs) are licensed to teach those courses in which they hold a certification and for which they submitted training materials. They help others understand the principles and values that form the foundation of Scrum, finding creative ways to help organizations,and your peers adopt this Agile framework and capitalize on its benefits. In order to be permitted as a Scrum Trainer the applicant has to follow a detailed procedure.
There are a limited number of Certified Scrum Coaches (CSCs) worldwide because the expectations for a certification are very high. An applicant has to fulfill the following qualifications:
To become a CSC, you must:
- Be a current holder of an active Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) credential
- Demonstrate (through a comprehensive application) at least 1,500 hours of Scrum coaching over the past five years
- Have experience coaching Scrum across multiple teams and/or organizations
- Provide two different client references to verify your coaching experience and skills
- Demonstrate active engagement in, contribution to, and leadership in, the Scrum community over the past three years
agile42 is happy to enroll Scrum Alliance CSTs and CSCs (Martin Kearns in Australia, Bent Myllerup, Andrea Tomasini, Martin von Weissenberg and Lasse Ziegler in Europe, Dave Sharrock, Brad Swanson and Dhaval Panchal in North America, Peter Hundermark in South Africa) for consulting and teaching activities.
Further information and details are available at the Scrum Alliance website in the Frequently Asked Questions document, parts of which have been used to prepare this page.