How to ace the PSM exams

The PSM certification is widely accepted and recognised as your skills and mastery over the values enshrined in the Scrum framework and methodology. The main pillars of Scrum and Agile values are communication, collaboration, and contribution from concept to deployment stages of all team members. This is the ideal Scrum framework where self-organised stakeholders use the Scrum Agile practices to solve, test and correct their issues and achieve goals in team accepted deadlines.

The three PSM I, II and III level certifications are earned by scoring a minimum passing score in an online test. The level-I holders prove they have understood the basics, terminology, approaches and values enshrined in Scrum. Level-II holders are required to demonstrate the application of techniques imbibed to organisations and teams, as well as a comprehensive understanding of the Agile processes and principles that underlie the Scrum framework. At the Level-III the holders are called upon to demonstrate a deep understanding and implementation of these to practical situations and call for Scrum Agile mastery.

The Scrum Master needs to have an excellent grasp and practical command over team performance, dynamics and face-to-face communications. As most of the Scrum skills are practical in nature and dependent on learning from working in teams, it is essential the Scrum Master undergoes practical training in Agile Scrum practices before certification.

The PSM training enables you to apply Agile Scrum transformation to your team, organisation and project using resources like Scrum best-practices, techniques, and industry tricks to solve different environmental issues.

Your study will cover

• Leading and inspiring advantageously in Scrum, the specialist’s team.

• Teach the values, understand the basics, principles, Scrum roles and values and inculcate Scrum attributes.

• Understand servant-leadership practices, the Scrum foundational theory, tackling hindrances and resolving conflicts.

• Gain practical experience by acting as Scrum Master and applying the Scrum methodology to real-time industry projects.

• Practice Scrum values for organisational and personal growth through continuous learning and training.

• Improving Scrum efficiency and applying Scrum changes to the enterprise.

Why become a PSM Certified Scrum Master?

Transitioning companies and Waterfall developers use hierarchal control and command lines. They have gotten used to being specialists in a particular role or technology and find it hard to adapt to Scrum. That’s why the role of the Scrum Master is crucial. The demand for PSM certified professionals is rising exponentially with nearly every enterprise aspiring to transition and become Scrum Agile. The Forbes Magazine reports that in the US the PSM/CSM certified IT professionals earn average salaries of an amazing 17,000$ more per annum compared to the median salary of other certified IT professionals. In India the salaries range from Rs 1,50,000/annum to 7,80,000/annum at Infosys,2000 Euros/month at Accenture and Rs 1,600,000/ annum at IBM according to Glassdoor.com.

The course benefits include your earning 16PDUs and SEUs each which are mandatory for the PSM Certification exams. A practice test, international training materials, library access and industry certified mentoring are sure to help you with the process of Professional Scrum Master certification.

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