Below we are sharing the detailed steps for becoming CSM.
In the current fast paced and rapidly evolving software industry it’s very important that you immediately respond to changes and adapt accordingly. This requires you to be aware of the latest Agile and Scrum practices and follow them. During the last few years, demand for Scrum Master has increased substantially.
What is a Scrum Master?
A Scrum Master is someone who understands the Agile and Scrum concepts and help the team to apply them, so that they are more open to change and respond quickly. His role involves removing any impediments to progress of the team, facilitate meetings, and work with Product Owner. A certification of Scrum Master will help you gain a recognition that you are well versed with the Scrum practices.
Below are steps you will have to follow for becoming CSM.
Step 1:- Before you appear for the exam you will have to attend the mandatory CSM training from a Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainer. Training is a 2 day workshop which covers all aspects of Agile and Scrum needed for clearing the exam. Generally the training cost includes the exam fee and 16 Scrum Education Units(SEUs).
Step 2:- Once you have completed the training appear for the online exam. To clear the exam you will have to correctly answer 24 out of 35 questions.
It’s an open book exam which you can give from your home also. You just need a desktop/laptop and access to internet. Exam is objective based. Around 70% is the passing score for exam. Most of the questions you will get will be covered in the class room training under different scenarios. Questions in exam are based on the Agile and Scrum best practices. Some questions are direct while many are scenario based.
Total cost of exam + training comes to around USD 1299 in USA and around Rs 25000 in India.
Below are some of the sample questions for CSM exam. You can get many such practice questions here .
Which of the following is a characteristic of a good Scrum Team?
A) Its members all have similar skills.
B) It waits for tasks to be assigned to it.
C) It seeks direction from the ScrumMaster.
D) It is self-organizing.
Which of the following is a responsibility of the product owner?
A) Determine the team composition necessary for success
B) Determine the appropriate release dates
C) Determine the appropriate solution or approach for the product
D) Determine the length of the sprint
Which technique might a ScrumMaster use to facilitate communication between the Development Team and the Product Owner?
A) Teach the Product Owner about the development processes employed by the Development Team during the Sprints.
B) Teach the Development Team to communicate in terms of business needs and objectives.
C) Facilitate collaborative meetings between the Development Team and the Product Owner.
D) All of these
Q:”The CEO asks the Development Team to add a “very important” item to the current Sprint. What should the Development Team do?”
A) Add the item to the current Sprint without any adjustments.
B) Add the item to the current Sprint and drop an item of equal size.
C) Add the item to the next Sprint.
D) Inform the Product Owner so he/she can work with the CEO.
What are the desirable qualities of a Product Vision?
A) Outlines traceability back to overall corporate governance in IT investment
B) Provides a complete breakdown structure of the ROI formula
C) Features a detailed overview that enlightens and inspires
D) Describes why the project is pursued and the product desired end state
Above questions are taken from public internet and answers are based on our understanding. Please contact us if you have any query or concern.