Scrum Master certification

scrum master certification
scrum master certification

the During the lockdown, many of you wonder if it’s not time to pass a scrum master certification! This article will try to guide you.

Scrum master certification does not give the job

I prefer to warn you in advance, if you try a radical professional retraining, the certification will not give you a scrum master job.

Numerous newspapers and word of mouth bring a lot of people to want to become scrum master.

I was a hairdresser and I will pass my scrum master certification. Will I be able to find a job easily?

The answer is clearly NO! Recruiters will not only stop at your certification; they’ll also look at your experience in the IT world (or very close trades).

I was a developer for 3 years in an agile team. I love agility and I’m going to pass my scrum master certification. Can I find a job?

The answer is YES! Motivation, experience and speech during the interview will help you get this type of job. And in this context, a certification is an advantage when you have no experience in scrum.

Which scrum master certification?

Let’s see the certifications that exist on the market.

PSM 1 certification

PSM 1 certification is the most popular. it’s not necessary to do any training to register for certification.

Agile PSM 1 certification

However, it is imperative to be well trained to pass your PSM1 certification.

For this, you can opt for training carried out by a training organization at a price of around € 1,400.

However, the agile PSM 1 certification costs $ 150 and can be purchased directly from scrum.org. If you do a training, some companies purpose this certification in their price.

The certification is presented as a quiz with 80 questions in 60 minutes. you must have the result of 85% of correct answers. The exam is in English.

 

Scrum master CMS certification

CSM certification is less popular in French-speaking countries. Unlike the PSM1, it will be mandatory to undergo a training with a trainer approved by the scrum alliance (author of the certification).

CSM agile certification – CSPO agile certification

However, it has no more impact than previous certifications … The price varies depending on the training organization but the cost is around € 1,400.

The certification is a quiz of 50 questions in 60 minutes. You will need 74% correct answers. The exam is in English.

 

Scrum master icSM certification

IsSM certification is also less popular in French-speaking countries. As with the PSM1, it is not necessary to undergo training to attempt certification.

Unlike the two previous certifications, this one is in French! The french-speaking recruiters recognize this certification.

However, it is imperative to be well trained to pass your scrum master icSM certification.

For this, you can opt for training carried out by a training organization at a price of around € 1,400.

However, icSM certification costs 100 € and can be purchased directly on the scrum-league.org website.

The certification is in the form of a quiz with 50 questions in 50 minutes.You will need 85% correct answers. The exam is in French.

 

Other certifications?

SAFe purpose a Scrum Master certification, but it is very complicated to find a training organization that do it.

 

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About Judicaël Paquet 182 Articles
Judicaël Paquet (agile coach and senior devops) My activities in France and Switzerland: - agile transformation architect - customized agile training - sensitization and manager coaching - agile maturity audits and situations - agile coaching (teams, orga, product owner, scrum master, agile coach) Specialties: scrum, kanban, management 3.0, scalability, lean startup, agile method.

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