Scrum - Certifications


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Scrum certifications are offered by the Scrum Alliance. Following Certifications are being offered -

  • Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)
  • Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)
  • Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP)
  • Certified Scrum Coach (CSC)
  • Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

Certified Scrum Master is the basic certification to become a member of Scrum Alliance, play Scrum Master’s Role, and be eligible for other certifications. The certification requires attendance of the CSM course. After that, the candidate gets an email specifying the details of the Scrum membership and the CSM online examination. After taking the examination, the candidate is given the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification.

Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO)

Certified Scrum Product Owner is the basic certification to become a member of Scrum Alliance, play Product Owner’s role, and be eligible for other certifications.

Certified Scrum Practitioner (CSP)

Certified Scrum Practitioner is the certification for experienced ScrumMasters and Product Owners. The candidate should be a ScrumMaster or a Product Owner for at least one year. The candidate must submit an application containing a detailed description of what he or she has done in the specified role.

It is possible for a candidate to acquire the CSP certification immediately after the CSM certification or CSPO certification, provided the candidate is actively practicing the ScrumMaster’s role, or Product Owner’s role for the required duration.

Certified Scrum Coach (CSC)

Certified Scrum Coach is the certification for those who focus on coaching. The certification requires that the candidate has coached Scrum Teams through their adoption and mastery of Scrum for at least 1500 hours in the past 5 years.

Certified Scrum Trainer (CST)

Certified Scrum Trainer is the certification for those who want to teach CSM or CSPO classes. Applicants must have either a CSM or CSPO, and should be a CSP for at least a year before applying.



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