Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)

"Understand how to apply a collaborative, evidence based approach, to your development efforts."

Arlen, Chris, David and Don - Your Grow-Lean Trainers

Overview

Certified ScrumMaster, the Worlds Most Popular Agile Certification

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You are new to agile or want to baseline your journey to date. The Certified ScrumMaster®, a.k.a. the CSM, was the world's fist agile certification and still the most popular.The CSM covers Scrum events (similar to meeting but more action focused), roles and artifacts (the things created), as well as the larger agile mindset. Expedite your agile journey with the CSM from Grow-Lean.

Grow-Lean Trainers Arlen Bankston, Chris Doss, David Bulkin and Don Patti are some of the most experienced Certified Scrum Trainers in the world.
  • Arlen Bankston was one of the first people ever certified as a CSM (he was number 42 to be exact) and was also one of the first trainers authorized to deliver the CSM. Arlen also built and delivered some of the earliest Advanced CSM and Certified Scrum Professional ScrumMaster classes.
  • Chris Doss was also one of the first Certified Scrum Trainers (CST). Chris was a leader in the military and has helped large organizations apply agile.
  • David Bulkin has been a Certified Scrum Trainer for 12 years, and he has personally trained and certified over 10,000 Certified ScrumMasters. David continues to build software playing various roles including coder, tester, PO and, of course Scrum Master.
  • Don Patti has been an educator for almost two decades and he is an expert in the application of Lean process improvement. Don is known for delivering a CSM that is accessible to all.

Details

Reality Based Certified ScrumMaster

Many trainers teach theory, not practice, because they have not been involved in creating products. Since they actual experience to draw on they deliver canned, vague, content lacking intellectual depth.

Would you prefer a trainer who...
  • uses reality based exercises?
  • provides meaningful answers to questions?
  • delivers a 100% live, collaborative session?
  • facilitates deep discussion?
  • has actual, deep, agile experience?

If you answered yes, take a fun, interactive session, where you will laugh (yes actual laughing) as you learn!

Job Prospects for Scrum Masters

Scrum Master jobs are growing and the salaries are generous

Frequently Asked Questions About Scrum Master Salaries
Will taking the class get me a job as a Scrum Master?
Taking this class will not guarantee you Scrum Master position, but it will increase the probability of getting an interview.

Our sessions provide you both a conceptual understanding as well as practical take-aways. With the class and six practice exams you will be in good shape to pass the exam and obtain knowledge to present well in job interviews. The probability of receiving a job offer depends on your background and willingness to continue to work hard outside of the class room.
These salaries seem high, are they achievable for me?
The salaries on our website were obtained from Zip Recruiter on 11-May-2022 and represent US based salaries. Many Scrum Masters work in Information Technology (IT) and IT jobs are generally well compensated. Realistically you should not expect to start at the high end of the range unless you have deep, salient experience and knowledge.
What type of people a best suited to become Scrum Masters?
A Scrum Master is often called a servant leader. A servant leader ensures other people grow and succeed. Those most likely to become good Scrum Masters have a calm, nurturing demeanor, can handle stress / vagueness and uncertainty, and bring people together to work for common goals and objectives.

Session Schedule

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM)


Certified ScrumMaster

Mon, 16 May to Tue, 17 May
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
David Bulkin

$895 US until 16 May
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Certified ScrumMaster

Sat, 21 May to Sun, 22 May
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Chris Doss

$995 US $595 US until 17 May
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Certified ScrumMaster

Wed, 25 May to Thu, 26 May
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$995 US $595 US until 20 May
Get Discount



Certified ScrumMaster

Sat, 18 Jun to Sun, 19 Jun
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $445 US until 20 May
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Certified ScrumMaster

Sat, 25 Jun to Sun, 26 Jun
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Chris Doss

$995 US $495 US until 20 May
Get Discount



Certified ScrumMaster

Sat, 9 Jul to Sun, 10 Jul
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $445 US until 28 May
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Certified ScrumMaster

Wed, 13 Jul to Thu, 14 Jul
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $445 US until 28 May
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Certified ScrumMaster

Thu, 21 Jul to Fri, 22 Jul
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Chris Doss

$995 US $495 US until 4 Jun
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Certified ScrumMaster

Wed, 3 Aug to Thu, 4 Aug
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
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Certified ScrumMaster

Sat, 6 Aug to Sun, 7 Aug
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Chris Doss

$995 US $495 US until 4 Jun
Get Discount



Certified ScrumMaster

Sat, 13 Aug to Sun, 14 Aug
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
Get Discount



Certified ScrumMaster

Sat, 20 Aug to Sun, 21 Aug
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
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Certified ScrumMaster

Wed, 24 Aug to Thu, 25 Aug
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
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Certified ScrumMaster

Sat, 10 Sep to Sun, 11 Sep
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
Get Discount



Certified ScrumMaster

Sat, 24 Sep to Sun, 25 Sep
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
Get Discount



Certified ScrumMaster

Wed, 28 Sep to Thu, 29 Sep
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
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Certified ScrumMaster

Sat, 8 Oct to Sun, 9 Oct
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
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Certified ScrumMaster

Wed, 19 Oct to Thu, 20 Oct
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Don Patti

$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
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Certified ScrumMaster

Tue, 25 Jun to Wed, 26 Jun
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Chris Doss

$995 US $495 US until 4 Jun
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Certified ScrumMaster

Sun, 21 Jul to Mon, 22 Jul
9:00 AM to 5:30 PM (EDT)
Online - 2 days
Chris Doss

$995 US $445 US until 4 Jun
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Date & Time Trainer / Logistics Price / Discount Details / Register
Mon, 16 May
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Tue, 17 May
5:30 PM (EDT)
David Bulkin
Online : 2 days
$895 US
until 16 May
Get Discounts
Sat, 21 May
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sun, 22 May
5:30 PM (EDT)
Chris Doss
Online : 2 days
$995 US $595 US until 17 May
Wed, 25 May
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Thu, 26 May
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$995 US $595 US until 20 May
Sat, 18 Jun
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sun, 19 Jun
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $445 US until 20 May
Sat, 25 Jun
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sun, 26 Jun
5:30 PM (EDT)
Chris Doss
Online : 2 days
$995 US $495 US until 20 May
Sat, 9 Jul
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sun, 10 Jul
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $445 US until 28 May
Wed, 13 Jul
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Thu, 14 Jul
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $445 US until 28 May
Thu, 21 Jul
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Fri, 22 Jul
5:30 PM (EDT)
Chris Doss
Online : 2 days
$995 US $495 US until 4 Jun
Wed, 3 Aug
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Thu, 4 Aug
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
Sat, 6 Aug
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sun, 7 Aug
5:30 PM (EDT)
Chris Doss
Online : 2 days
$995 US $495 US until 4 Jun
Sat, 13 Aug
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sun, 14 Aug
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
Sat, 20 Aug
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sun, 21 Aug
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
Wed, 24 Aug
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Thu, 25 Aug
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
Sat, 10 Sep
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sun, 11 Sep
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
Sat, 24 Sep
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sun, 25 Sep
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
Wed, 28 Sep
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Thu, 29 Sep
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
Sat, 8 Oct
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Sun, 9 Oct
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
Wed, 19 Oct
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Thu, 20 Oct
5:30 PM (EDT)
Don Patti
Online : 2 days
$895 US $445 US until 4 Jun
Tue, 25 Jun
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Wed, 26 Jun
5:30 PM (EDT)
Chris Doss
Online : 2 days
$995 US $495 US until 4 Jun
Sun, 21 Jul
9:00 AM (EDT)
 -  Mon, 22 Jul
5:30 PM (EDT)
Chris Doss
Online : 2 days
$995 US $445 US until 4 Jun

Training Discounts


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Student Discount
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Combine Discounts

  • Early bird combines with all discounts.
  • You can add another: group, out of pocket, hardship or student.
  • If you are a Grow-Lean alumni, you can get early bird and alumni, plus one of: out of pocket, hardship or student. To do so, request an alumni discount and explain your situation.

Certified Scrum Master Journey

9 Step to Improve Your Career with a Certified ScrumMaster Certification

  1. Enroll in a Grow-Lean course and get quality you can trust.
  2. Attend your Grow-Lean course.
  3. Use one or more of our six practice exams to prepare. If you need help, reach out to us for free tutoring.
  4. You get a link for the actual exam after the class.
  5. Pass the exam on the first try, if not we got you covered for your next two tries (within 90 days).
  6. Accept your license with Scrum Alliance.
  7. You have a two year Scrum Alliance membership
  8. Benefit from your CSM to experience personal and career growth.

Exam Guarantee

We will help you pass, including tutoring you and paying for a retake

  • Take from home: Take the exam from your house.
  • Exam is free: No extra fee to take the exam.
  • Available immediately: You are registered within minutes after the session.
  • You will pass: Thousands of Grow-Lean students have passed, so will you.
  • We will help: If you don't pass we will study with you.
  • Free retake: One free exam retake within 90 days is included.
  • More than exam prep: Certification helps you get an interview ; our session will give you knowledge to help get a job.
  • Number of questions: 50
Woman Studying for Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Practice Exam
  • Exam name: Certified ScrumMaster Exam
  • Exam format: Multiple choice
  • Exam delivery: Web-based, open book, no outside assistance
  • Exam access: Grow-Lean registers you immediately after class, you get an email with a link
  • Exam duration: 60 minutes maximum
  • Number of questions: 50
  • Passing score: 37 out of 50 for English Version
  • Exam period: You have 90 days to complete the exam
  • Language: English, and multiple other languages
  • Exam cost: Your first attempt, and first retake is included as part of your course registration fee if the exam is taken within 90 days of course. After 90 days you pay a $25 fee.
  • Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt.

Practice Quizzes

Pass the CSM exam with confidence

  • If you pass the practice exams you will pass the real exam with ease.
  • Six full practice exams giving you hours of additional material..
  • Prepare not only for the exam, but for the workplace.
  • Our exams are more difficult than the actual exam as we have lots of pick multiples.
  • Exam explanations are baked in, you learn as you go.

What You Learn

Coverage in the Certified ScrumMaster

The basics of agile, Scrum and practices from other frameworks, so you and your team can apply an empirical, evidence based, product development approach.

You gain both the agile philosophy as well as the practical application; meaning, you can immediately apply new skills within the constraints of your workplace while moving towards increasing levels of agility over time.

Applying Scrum:

  • Roles: Help your group of Developers and the PO excel as a team.
  • Events: Facilitate (not manage) Refinement, Sprint Planning, Daily Scrum, Sprint Review, and Sprint Retrospective events.
  • Artifacts: Ensure Product and Sprint Backlogs are lightweight and actionable to maximize value of the increment.

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What You Earn

Become a Certified ScrumMaster

By taking the session you earn the chance to take the certifying exam. Upon passing you are a CSM. This helps you get interviews, but, more importantly, you gain knowledge that will help you interview with confidence, achieve results in the workplace, and improve your career.

Your Path with Grow-Lean

Scrum Alliance® CSM Sessions can only be delivered by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST). Becoming a CST is difficult and there are less than 300 CSTs world-wide, so many companies essential rent part time CSTs. We have in-house CST capability so our trainers have been further vetted.

Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Path to Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) Provider. In addition to the CSM we are authorized to deliver advanced courses including the Advanced CSM (A-CSM), and the Certified Scrum Professional ScrumMaster (CSP-SM). So, you can start and stay with Grow-Lean.

Grow-Lean is an approved Scrum Alliance Registered Education Provider (REP), meaning that we can list and deliver continuing education classes that earn you Scrum Education Units® (SEUs).

Pre-Class Reading and Videos

Maximize your learning with preparation

Pre-reading for the your Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster training.
If you have time prior to the session, you can benefit by by clicking here to check free reading material and videos.
  • Start with a short read, the Agile Manifesto and the principles behind it.
  • Spend a bit more time reading the Scrum Guide. It is thirteen light pages.
  • Have some more time, watch the Scrum Alliance videos.
  • Even more time, check the Certified ScrumMaster specific material (also specified on the same page).

Why Choose Grow-Lean

Longest tenured trainers, smaller classes and higher quality

  • Small group of elite, experienced, longest tenured, agile trainers.
  • Fair pricing, high quality.
  • Caring customer support before and after training.
  • Delivery focused get what you pay for.
  • Everything is included. Don't get surprised by hidden fees!
  • Trainers are actual practitioners. Don't trust talking heads!
  • Training material and approaches vetted by experts.
  • High quality, real, interactive training.

Immersive Classroom Experience

Virtual technologies and interactive approaches to keep it fun

We use technologies including Miro, Mural, Google Slides, Google Jam Boards and others to create an interactive training experience.

You use these technologies in breakout rooms with class peers, learning Scrum and Agile hands on.