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Train + Certify in Scrum
John McFadyen

Is the CSP-SM course an Agile coaching course?

Yes, it is. In many ways, a scrum master acts as an Agile coach for the scrum team, the product owners, and even people in the organisation who are not part of the scrum team. Coaching and facilitation is a critical part of the scrum master’s job. Some individuals choose

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Train + Certify in Scrum
John McFadyen

How long is the CSP-SM course and how is it structured?

The Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master course is a total of sixteen (16) hours. We deliver the course in two formats. The first is over two (2) full days, from 9am to 5:30pm and the second format is over 4 half days, in either the mornings or the afternoons for

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Train + Certify in Scrum
John McFadyen

How much of a difference will the CSP-SM course make on my career?

It could have a significant impact on your career if you embed the knowledge, skills, tools, and techniques into your everyday practice. A certification in and of itself will always hold value for employers and potential clients but it must be augmented by an increased impact on the team, organisation

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Train + Certify in Scrum
John McFadyen

What will I learn on the CSP-SM course?

The Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM) course was designed by the Scrum Alliance to build on the advanced knowledge of the Advanced Certified Scrum Master course and certify individuals as professional Scrum Masters and Agile coaches. Where the Advanced Certified Scrum Master focused a great deal on Agile theory,

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Train + Certify in Scrum
John McFadyen

Is the A-CSM course a steppingstone to the CSP-SM course?

The Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) course was designed to act as a bridge between the Certified Scrum Master (CSM) course and the Certified Scrum Professional Scrum Master (CSP-SM) course. The Scrum Alliance identified that the gap between the two courses was too great and practicing scrum masters would need

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Train + Certify in Scrum
John McFadyen

How difficult is the ACSM course?

It depends on your current skills, experience and mindset. If you find that you have mastered the basics of Scrum and are actively looking for more advanced knowledge, tools, and techniques to overcome the challenges you face within a working environment then you’re going to find the course challenging but

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Train + Certify in Scrum
John McFadyen

Does the ACSM course translate into a better salary?

Curious about the impact an Advanced Certified Scrum Master (ACSM) course will have on your earning potential? John McFadyen takes some time out to explain how the course will benefit you. Very few companies will increase your salary based on your attendance of a course, regardless of how long that

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Train + Certify in Scrum
John McFadyen

Could I coach new scrum masters after doing an ACSM course?

Curious about whether you will be able to coach new scrum masters after doing the ACSM course? John McFadyen explains. Yes, you can. In fact, I am hoping that you would already be mentoring and coaching new scrum masters before attending the Advanced Certified Scrum Master course. A scrum master

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