Professional Scrum Master (PSM)

USD 1,260.00

Faculty Instructors: Faisal Mahmood

Two day course. This course is focused on an understanding of scrum basics including the framework. Attention is given not only to ‘what scrum is’ but the ‘why’ behind scrum as well. Register for this course.

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Course Information

Scrum Basics(What is Scrum and how has it evolved?)

Scrum Theory(Why does Scrum work and what are its core principles? How are the Scrum principles different from those of more traditional software development approaches, and what is the impact?)

Scrum Framework and Meetings (How Scrum theory is implemented using time-boxes, roles, rules, and artifacts. How can these be used most effectively and how can they fall apart?)

Scrum and Change(Scrum is different: what does this mean to my project and my organisation? How do I best adopt Scrum given the change that is expected?)

Scrum and Total Cost of Ownership (A system isn’t just developed, it is also sustained, maintained and enhanced. How is the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of our systems or products measured and optimised?)

Scrum Teams(Scrum Teams are self-organising and cross-functional; this is different from traditional development groups. How do we start with Scrum teams and how do we ensure their success?)

Scrum Planning(Plan a project and estimate its cost and completion date).

Predictability, Risk Management and Reporting(Scrum is empirical. How can predictions be made, risk be controlled, and progress be tracked using Scrum.)

Scaling Scrum(Scrum works great with one team. It also works better than anything else for projects or product releases that involve hundreds or thousands of globally dispersed team members. How is scaling best accomplished using Scrum?)


29 – 30 Nov | Jakarta, Indonesia

18 – 19 Jan | Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

The Exam

1. There are two levels of assessment and two levels of certification : Professional Scrum Master I (Fundamentals) and Professional Scrum Master II (Intermediate). The course prepares you to take the PSM II exam.

2. The Professional Scrum Master I (Fundamentals) measures basic knowledge of Scrum and its roles, rules, artifacts, and time-boxes. You will also be taken through some sample questions during the course. This corresponds to a basic understanding of Scrum. If you have familiarity with the material in the Scrum Guide and can score at least 85% in the assessment — you can be certified as a Professional Scrum Master I.

3. The Professional Scrum Master II measures intermediate knowledge of Scrum and its roles, rules, artifacts, and time-boxes. You will also be taken through some sample questions during the course. This assessment and the certification corresponds to an intermediate understanding of Scrum. This assessment is really intended for those with experience applying Scrum and/or those who’ve taken the PSM course.

4. PSM I assessment (USD100 exam fee, exam time limit 60 mins, minimum score 85%, format multiple choice, practice test available at and The Scrum Guide provided as study materials. Note that from the point you receive the information from to take your PSM I exam, you have 14 days to take the test.)

5. PSM II assessment (USD500 exam fee, exam time limit 120 mins, minimum score 85%, format multiple choice, case study questions and essays. Practice test available at and The Scrum Guide provided as study materials. Requirement is that PSM I assessment is passed.)

The exam fees for PSM I are included in the registration fees, exam fees for PSM II are not and need to be purchased separately.

Certification by : strives to provide all the tools and resources needed by Scrum practitioners and experts in agility to deliver value using scrum. was created in 2009 by Ken Schwaber, one of the founders of Scrum. It hosts the Scrum Guide in 30 languages, provides scrum assessments so that you can evaluate yourself, hosts community forums and webcasts and defines industry -leading scrum training.


Target Audience

1. Scrum Masters, those who are primarily responsible for the successful use and/or rollout of Scrum in a project/enterprise and those who want to understand why scrum works.
2. Candidates will be able to make the most of the class if they understand the basics of project management, understand requirements and requirements decomposition, are closely involved with a project that builds or enhances a product and have studied the Scrum Guide and read one of the scrum books.


Passing PSM I is a prerequisite for taking the PSM II exam.

Professional Development Unit (PDU) points

Total points earned for this course : 14 PDUs.


1. The Scrum Open assessment is available for free to anyone who would like to test your knowledge on Scrum. Use the Scrum Open assessment to prepare to take the Professional Scrum Master I assessment for certification.
2. Before attempting the assessment it is highly recommended that you review the Scrum Guide at The assessment consists of 30 questions randomly selected from a larger pool. The average score on this assessment is 78%.

Important Note

1. maintains a defined curriculumfor the Professional Scrum Master courses. While qualified instructors bring their own individual experiences and expertise to bear on the course, all students learn the same core course content.
2. This course is brought to you in partnership with Accelright.

Training Grants – applicable to courses in Malaysia

Vertical Distinct Sdn Bhd is a PSMB (Pembangunan Sumber Manusia Berhad) Approved Training Provider and the courses offered in Malaysia are HRDF (Human Resource Development Fund) claimable. For guidelines and details on how to submit your application or claims to the HRDF, please visit HRDF.

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