Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) Training
You're a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®) who's been introduced to the Scrum Values, practices, and applications. The next step in your Agile journey is to achieve your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) certification.
A-CSM certification course key features include:
- Instructor-led by a Certified Scrum Trainer®
- Hands-on experience with examples and case studies
- Use of real-world examples from attendees
We will have a course that fits your schedule and is GUARANTEED TO RUN - no last minute cancellations! Unsure which date or location works best for you? Buy a voucher now and decide later, or request a quote for public, private, or group A-CSM certification training courses.
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Training Course Overview
Through the A-CSM course, you'll learn how to:
- Facilitate better dialogue between the Product Owner, Scrum Team members, customers, stakeholders, and executives
- Respond confidently when encountering resistance to change, lack of engagement, low motivation, and unavailability of key people
- Increase engagement to encourage greater accountability, commitment, and buy-in
- Scale Scrum and Agile beyond a single team
Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Certification Training Course Benefits
This A-CSM training course provides the essential foundation for obtaining your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Certification.
Enhance your skills
Build on your foundational CSM knowledge with enhanced implementation skills.
Distinguish your expertise
Distinguish yourself in the global marketplace with a internationally recognized certification from Scrum Alliance and provide increased value to your organization as a highly trained Agile professional. This course is designed and taught by Certified Scrum Trainer partners with extensive knowledge of the principles and values of Scrum.
Each student will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with prework exercises.
You'll Also Earn
Scrum Education Units
Professional Development Units
Continuing Development Units
Who Should Attend an A-CSM Course
Active Certified ScrumMasters with at least 1 year of experience. You may still attend class with less than 1 year of experience, but you are unable to receive your A-CSM until you have a full year of CSM experience.
In order to receive the A-CSM certification, you must:
- Have an active CSM certification with the Scrum Alliance
- Complete the course pre-work - a Scrum Master Self-Assessment and self-conducted research on Agile Scaling Techniques (Large Scale Scrum, Scrum at Scale or Nexus)
- Successfully complete an A-CSM course via a Scrum Alliance-approved trainer (i.e. this course)
- Validate at least 12 months of experience as a Scrum Master within the past five years on your Scrum Alliance Profile. If you do not have the 12 months of experience, but want to learn and apply these concepts, you can take the class and document the experience as you get it (you will not have the A-CSM until you have all the experience documented)
- Accept the A-CSM License Agreement and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile
Note: There is no exam for the A-CSM certification. Eligibility is based on the successful completion of all educator-designed components in the course and having 12 months of experience. You may take the A-CSM course at any time after completing your CSM certification, and must have at least 12 months of ScrumMaster experience logged into your Scrum Alliance profile before you are eligible to receive your A-CSM certification.
A-CSM Course Format
During this interactive two-day course, participants will have the opportunity to enhance their Scrum Master skills through exercises, discussions, role plays and case-studies. Expanded topics cover facilitation, coaching, servant leadership, CSM as service to developers, product owners, and the organization, personal development and team dynamics. You will receive a comprehensive student guide, CSM self-assessment, and a list of coaching scenarios to use in the coaching role-plays.
Upon completion of the course and having fulfilled a year of CSM experience, you will be eligible for the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) certification from the Scrum Alliance.
All Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs) who go through a multi-year, rigorous vetting process to demonstrate their practical experience with Scrum and their ability to be effective instructors, so you can be sure that you are learning from the best!
A-CSM Recertification Requirements
To maintain your A-CSM certification, 30 Scrum Education Credits (SEUs) need to be earned every two years in addition to paying a renewal fee.
In-Person or Online A-CSM Certification Courses
We offer Advanced Scrum Master Certification courses in multiple formats to meet your needs.
In-person Instructor-led A-CSM training at Watermark’s local facility in Minneapolis, MN. More locations coming soon!
Southtown Office Park
8120 Penn Avenue South, STE 470
Bloomington, Minnesota 55431
Web-based learning with a live instructor. Live, instructor-led virtual training leverages collaboration software platforms (e.g. Zoom) to ensure interaction and engagement of all course participants.
Provides maximum flexibility where students can choose to take the course LIVE or VIRTUAL. The instructor will be present at the address listed and will also host the workshop on a collaboration software program so students can choose their preferred training method.
If you have 10 or more employees seeking A-CSM training, we will deliver a private group training in the format of your choosing. We can accommodate remote employees in a virtual format or come to your office for on-site training.
Our A-CSM Certification Courses are Guaranteed to Run
All Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) training courses are 100% guaranteed to run on the dates listed.
- Commit to firm dates
- Block your calendar
- No surprises!
Even if there's only one student registered, we are committed to running all the courses on our schedule. While other providers often postpone or cancel courses due to low enrollment, we promise to never do that to you.
Scrum Certification Course Reviews
I opted to take the Scrum Master Certification virtual course and was blown away. Mike Stuedemann is an exceptional instructor and is very engaging. Mike used countless activities, including case studies, polling, breakout rooms and other 'physical' assignments that got us up and moving around. Additionally Mike's extensive experience and ability to tell stories and provide real live examples made the material easy to understand and remember. After the class I was able to review my notes and study for about half a day and take the exam and pass with a perfect score. I would highly recommend this course to anyone in the project management space looking to transition to Agile/Scrum.
The Certified ScrumMaster course was fast moving and packed with great information. The instructor did an awesome job keeping the pace of the class moving and interjected class exercises and stories to help enforce the topics being discussed. I would highly recommend this class for anyone interested in being a Certified ScrumMaster. This class was great preparation for passing the online certification exam.
This class has great exercise, is interactive, and changed my mindset in an engaging manner. EVERYTHING will apply to my job.
I really liked the exercises and interactions. The spring exercise was particularly reinforcing. The instructor provided a number of real life examples that supported the material, and he was great with keeping the learning environment positive and productive.
The instructors were very knowledgeable about Scrum and I liked the group collaboration. I'm hoping to leverage what I learned in my job transition.
I really liked the small class size and hands-on simulation of Sprint Cycle. I work in Clinical Quality Improvement - standardizing workflow, related Electronic Health Record (Epic) functionality, clinical best practice, and external reporting requirements in a standardized way across 100 clinics. "Everything is important" in our organization and I've been looking for a method that promotes flexibility and reigns in the passionate chaos. I'm going to talk with my director about the value of Scrum.
S. Kristjan Selvig
I think the material was just right and easy to read. The instructors made it fun to learn, and the simulations were great. My next job I want to play a role of Scrum Master.
5 stars across the board. I got a strong refresh / foundation to approach any new role I pursue.
This course is Agile and awesome. My whole team would benefit from the course.
Facilitation of this course was great. The stories really reinforced learning, and I will be able to use the process for improvement processing on the job.
The instructor's explanations, stories, and analogies were very relevant and he is so knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful! Best class so far!
I wanted to bring to your attention some feedback on the Certified ScrumMaster training presented at Watermark Learning. This was by far the best continuing education experience I have been exposed to in a very long time. The instructor was very knowledgeable about the subject matter as well as passionate about teaching it to others. Both of these elements made for an extremely informative as well as enjoyable experience. The instructor was able to keep our entire class engaged as well as facilitate the room dynamics like a pro. Thank you for such a wonderful learning experience. This makes bragging about Watermark Learning a no brainer! All the best.
I really like the relation of this into today's business world. When I get a job, I will be able to advocate for its application.