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How well recognised and respected is the A-CSM course?

The Advanced Certified (A-CSM) certification from the Scrum Alliance is fairly young compared to the Certified and Certified Scrum Professional certifications.

It was designed to be a bridge between the Certified course and the Certified Scrum Professional course.

After a year of experience as a scrum master in a working environment, you would be able to attend the Advanced Certified course and level up on your scrum master skills as well as learn new skills like coaching and facilitation.

The thinking behind this credential is that it serves to empower scrum masters in their career as practitioners to progress to the next level and help teams thrive in complex environments. It also empowers them to work with new scrum masters and help them grow their skills in the industry.

So, how well recognised and respected is the credential? It’s pretty well respected by companies and recruitment agencies alike but it isn’t as well known as the Certified Scrum Professional (CSM) certification.

It is an internationally certified and recognised certification from the Scrum Alliance, so a short check or bit of research on the part of a recruiter or potential employer would inform them of the value and credibility of the certification.

The Advanced Certified certification also acts as a validation of your skillset as an advanced .

The Certified course has a very high pass rate, in the region of 98% per course, but the Advanced Certified course does often have to invite people back to the course once they have attained more experience in a working environment to validate their skills.

It isn’t simply a matter of attending the course and being automatically certified as an ACSM.

As more people progress down the Scrum Alliance certification pathways to the more advanced certifications like ACSM and Certified Scrum Professional , the certification gains wider recognition and appeal from recruiters and potential employers.

If you want to invest in the Advanced Certified course, visit our page.

Also visit our Certified Scrum Professional course page on

If you like the idea of a mentored and coach-driven approach to your skills development, visit our Academy on

If you like the idea of growing your coaching skills, visit our on-demand Introduction to Coaching course page on

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John McFadyen Managing Partner
John McFadyen is an Executive and Enterprise Agile Coach with proven experience working on some of the UK and Europe’s largest, most complex Agile Transformations. As a Certified Scrum Trainer, John brings a wealth of experience as an Agile coach, Agile practitioner and software developer into each of the four core courses he provides. The war stories, the insights into successful Agile transformations and everything he has learned from coaching high-performance Agile teams combine to provide course delegates with a unique, compelling training experience that transforms as much as it empowers.

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