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Frequently Asked Questions

What is included in the price?  

The price includes course materials, access to take the Scrum Alliance ScrumMaster® exam, and 2 year membership with the Scrum Alliance. During the class, we will also provide a continental breakfast and lunch. 

How do I prepare for Certified Scrum Master (CSM® ) class. 

We suggest our attendees to have basic understanding of the Scrum Framework by reading Scrum Guide before coming to the class. This will ensure that all attendees have the same understanding of the basics of Scrum. Moreover, this will enable us to spend time on more advanced topics in the class.  

What is required to achieve a CSM?

To earn your CSM certificate, you must attend an in-person, two-day CSM course and demonstrate your progress through our online CSM test. To attain a passing score, you must correctly answer 24 of the 35 questions.

Do I take the CSM®  exam during the class? 

We consider that the time we get to spend together and other participants of the class as very valuable time where we can discuss all things about Agile and Scrum. Spending an hour or more in taking the test seem to be a waste of time considering that we could be spending that time helping you become a better practitioner. The guidance from Scrum Alliance suggests that students must complete the test independently even though they are allowed to access Scrum Guide or other resources. For these reasons, we do not conduct the test during the class. 

Before you leave the class, we will ensure that you are registered on Scrum Alliance and that you have access to the link to take the test at Scrum Alliance website.  

Do I have to pay an additional fee for taking the test? 

No. The fee for taking the test is included in the initial registration fee. 

What if I fail the test? 

In the event that you need to take the test for a second time, the fee for the second attempt is included in the registration. For additional attempts (after the second attempt), there may be fee you have to pay. However, if this happens, we suggest you contact us so we can help help you learn. Although we can not answer test questions for you, we will be happy to help you learn sections that you lack knowledge and we will even pay the additional fee.

How do I claim  PDU towards my PMP®  or PMI-ACP®

If you hold a certifications such as PMP®, PMI-ACP®, PgMP®, PMI-SP®, or PMI-RMP®,  you may earn Professional Development Units (PDUs). You can also earn Scrum Education Units (SEUs) from the Scrum Alliance.

To claim PDUs, please log into https://ccrs.pmi.org/ . You may claim 14 PDUs (4 technical, 5 strategic, 5 leadership) 

Provider : Northern Star Consulting, LLC. Course: Certified Scrum Master.

Can I register now and pay via invoice later?
Yes. Email us at training@vadakkan.org .