Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® Training
This interactive CSM certification course will provide an overview of the Scrum framework and prepare attendees to take on the Scrum Master role. During the course, participants will learn about Agile, the foundation of Scrum, as well as the fundamentals associated with the framework. Upon completion of the course, you will be eligible to sit for the Scrum Master certification exam.
CSM certification course key features include:
- Instructor-led by a Certified Scrum Trainer®
- Hands-on experience with examples and case studies
- Everything you need to know to pass the CSM certification exam.
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 CSM certification training courses.
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Certified Scrum Master Training Course Overview
Through this Certified Scrum Master training course, you will learn:
- The principles of Scrum and be able to identify Scrum-appropriate projects
- The various Scrum roles, ceremonies, and artifacts
- The responsibilities and the core competencies of an effective Scrum Master
- Best-practices on how to build and guide an effective Scrum team
- An understanding of user stories and techniques to prioritize and manage a product backlog
- Ways to communicate Scrum team progress throughout all levels of the organization
- Everything you need to know to pass the 50 question CSM test (exam fee included in the cost of this course)
We provide hands-on experience to prospective Scrum Masters and teams. By the end of the course, participants will have fulfilled all the eligibility requirements to sit for the Certified ScrumMaster exam.
Scrum Master Certification Training Course Benefits
This CSM training course provides the essential foundation for becoming a Certified ScrumMaster.
Learn from Expert Certified Scrum Trainers®
The course is designed and taught by Certified Scrum Trainer® partners with extensive knowledge of the principles and values of Scrum.
Valuable CSM Course Materials
Each student will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with examples and workshop solutions.
Distinguish Your Scrum Expertise
Become eligible for the CSM certification exam from the Scrum Alliance to become a credentialed Scrum Master.
Increase your Confidence
Understand the frameworks, tools, and best-practices to effectively manage Scrum teams and/or serve as a champion for Scrum in your organization.
You'll Also Earn
Scrum Education Units
Professional Development Units
Continuing Development Units
Who Should Attend a CSM Course
This workshop-style class is intended for those practicing or looking to serve as a Scrum Master.
It is also highly valuable for anyone involved in Agile-based projects within their organizations including Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Cross-Functional Team Members, Project Managers, etc.
CSM Course Format
This two-day Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)® certification course will give participants an opportunity to work with an experienced practitioner to hear real stories and learn first-hand what it means to be a ScrumMaster. Working in a safe environment to experiment and explore, students will be able to dive in and get the hands-on feel of working on a Scrum Team. This course gives students what they need to effectively facilitate Scrum Teams and collaborate with stakeholders to deal with complexity, deliver value to customers, and achieve business goals. The experience and knowledge gained in this course sets students up for success in the CSM exam and in the field as they help their organizations navigate their Scrum implementations.
Upon completion of the course, students will be eligible for the CSM certification from the Scrum Alliance. Attendees will also receive a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, an organization that provides valuable materials and resources exclusively to CSMs.
All Certified ScrumMaster (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! Please note that there will be some pre-work prior to attending this course.
In-Person or Online CSM Certification Courses
We offer Scrum Master Certification courses in multiple formats to meet your needs.
In-person Instructor-led 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 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 CSM Certification Courses are Guaranteed to Run
All ScrumMaster certification 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.
CSM 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 Scrum Master 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 Scrum Master. 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 ScrumMaster.
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.
Scrum Master Certification Training FAQs
Is your Scrum Master certification course guaranteed to run?
Yes - All of our CSM certification courses are 100% guaranteed to run on the dates listed. Even if there's only one student registered, we are committed to running the course. While other providers often postpone courses due to low enrollment, we promise to never do that.
Who should attend CSM Certification Training?
This is a great course for anyone involved in Agile-based projects or looking to help their organizations on their agile transformation journey. Individuals who aspire to be Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Cross-Functional Team Members, Project Managers, etc. can all benefit from this course.
Do you have CSM training couses near me?
Yes - we offer a variety of formats of training to best meet your needs. CSM courses are available in online formats with live instructors throughout multiple time zones. Additionally, we offer in-person courses in select markets.
What is included with your Scrum Master certification training?
Your Certified ScrumMaster training course is all-inclusive of what you need to be prepared for the exam. Included in the price of your course is your CSM exam fee and a 2-year Scrum Alliance membership. You will receive a workbook of course materials that will help you participate during class and reinforce Scrum concepts to prepare you for your exam and life as a Scrum Master. Lastly, our courses are pre-approved for PMI® Professional Development Units (PDUs), Scrum Alliance Scrum Education Units (SEUs) and Continuing Education Units (CDUs) to help you maintain existing certifications you may already have under your belt.
Are your instructors certified?
As a requirement of the Scrum Alliance, all Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs). CSTs 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!