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  • 16 Hours of Live Online Training
  • SBOK™ Guide
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  • High Quality Videos & Get 16 PMI PDUs
  • Get Completion Certificate from ScholarsPro
  • Name Addition to SCRUMstudy Certification Registry
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  • SBOK™ Guide (SCRUM Body of Knowledge)
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PMP certification Guide
Mr. Gary Tudball

 

Gary is a seasoned professional with vast experience in diverse spheres, encompassing 15 years of experience in Architecture Management across technology and development domains, 10 years of Project Management experience and 5 years of Applications Development experience. An MBA from Monash University, Graduate Diploma in Computer Science and Education, and B.A. in Mathematics, Gary possesses highly developed analytical skills and is capable of quickly assessing technology and process workflows, which are important for proposing business and technology solutions. In his career, he has worked with many reputed organizations like Qantas, Telestra, and various Australian City Councils.
He has rich experience of delivering training sessions for a variety of courses such as PRINCE2® Project Management – Foundation & Practitioner levels, TOGAF® – Foundation & Certified level IT architecture methodology, ITIL® Foundation level, Business Analysis Techniques, and Business Case Writing. Gary has a number of credentials to his credit, including PRINCE2® Practitioner, ITIL® Foundation & Intermediate, Project Management Institute’s Agile Certified Practitioner®, TOGAF® 9.1 Open Group Certification, and Six Sigma Yellow Belt, among others.

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Why become a
Scrum Master Certified (SMC
)?

Agile Project Management is gaining significant adoption across projects of diverse types and sizes. More and more organizations are adopting agile for their projects, and as such, Scrum Master Certified™ professionals have become essential for successful implementation of scrum techniques.
Scrum Master Certified™ (SMC™) professionals stand to earn better than their peers with a median salary in excess of US$ 110K!

Scrum concepts are relevant for projects across different parts of the world making certified professionals sought after everywhere. Across industries, the demand for Scrum Master Certified™ managers with relevant skills is already quite high, and is further consistently expanding.
Our Scrum Master Certification (SMC®) Online Training Program will help you get accustomed with the concepts, advantages, and challenges of the Scrum methodology. Upon attending our (SMC®) certification training, you will be better able to identify and anticipate issues related to the practical implementation of Scrum in your organization, and would hence, come up as a better professional along the path.

Who should join Scrum Master Certified Certification Training?

  • Any professional looking to further advance his/her management career will benefit from this certification.
  • Professionals looking to implement Scrum in their organizations
  • Members of Scrum team, Scrum masters and product owners
  • Individuals willing to get Scrum Certified, but lacking access to quality, classroom-based workshops
  • All those who prefer attending Scrum Master Certification™ training at their own preferred pace, place, and time

Not sure if the Scrum Master Certification™ is beneficial for your profile? Let us help! Share your detailed resume along with your contact details at info@scholarspro.com, and we will get back to you with clarifications on all your queries.

Prerequisites for SMC Certification Training

There are no specific pre-requisites for appearing for the Scrum Master Certification™ exam. However, it is preferable that you are Scrum Developer Certified™ (SDC™), which is an entry level certification for team members who work in projects using agile methodology.

Course Contents

MODULE 1: INTRODUCTION TO SCRUM AND AGILE
  • Introduction to Agile
  • Overview of Adaptive Project Management
  • and comparison with Waterfall
  • History of Agile and Overview of the various methods of Agile Product Development
  • Overview of SCRUM, characteristics of SCRUM methodology
  • Advantages of using SCRUM
MODULE 2: ROLES IN SCRUM
  • Overview of SCRUM roles
  • Product Owner- Roles and Responsibilities
  • Scrum Master- Roles and Responsibilities
  • Development Team- Roles and Responsibilities End of chapter quiz
MODULE 3: PLANNING IN SCRUM
  • Overview of SCRUM process flow
  • SCRUM Pre-project Meeting: overview, Product Vision development
  • Product Backlog: overview, developing the Backlog
  • User Stories: overview, layout, developing User Stories
  • Release Planning: overview and guidelines
MODULE 4: SPRINT PLANNING MEETING
  • Overview of Sprint Planning Meeting
  • Objective definition and task estimation
  • Sprint Backlog: overview, developing the Backlog
  • Estimation of tasks: planning estimation game
  • Product Backlog Grooming: overview, need, grooming process
  • Acceptance Criteria for User Stories
MODULE 5: DAILY SCRUM AND POST-SPRINT MEETINGS
  • Daily Stand-up Meetings: overview, attendees
  • Rules for conducting Daily Stand-ups.
  • Sprint Burn Down Chart- description, relevance and advantages
  • Sprint Review Meeting: overview, attendees, rules
  • Sprint Retrospective Meeting: overview, attendees, rules
MODULE 6: PRACTICAL IMPLEMENTATION CONSIDERATIONS FOR SCRUM
  • SCRUM for large projects: implementation challenges
  • Chief Product Owner: responsibilities and roles in large projects
  • Transition to SCRUM: resistance to change, implementation considerations
  • Mapping traditional roles to SCRUM
  • Distributed teams in SCRUM
  • Maintaining stakeholder involvement

FAQs

HOW WILL GETTING THE SMC® CREDENTIAL HELP MY CAREER?
SMC® is a sought after credential for managing projects that follow agile methodology. This certification confirms that the person holding the same has good understanding of Scrum methodologies, and can help apply the same in the organization he/she works for.
The certification also indicates that the person can do the job better, and hence adds uo to one’s earning potential.
ARE PMP® AND SMC® CERTIFICATIONS RELATED?
Both PMP® and SMC® are certifications in the Project Management domain, but are not related. PMP® certification is administered by Project Management Institute (PMI), while SMC® is administered by Scrum Alliance. Both PMP® and SMC® are reputed credentials and the decision to attempt one certification vs the other is better made based on the need of the organization and the type of projects that you work on.
If you attend the Scrum Master Certification online training from ScholarsPro, you will be eligible to earn 16 PMI pre-approved PDUs that can be used for fulfilling the PMP® certification pre-requisites.
IS SMC® APPLICABLE TO IT (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY) MANAGERS ONLY?

Though agile principles are generic and applicable in multiple industries and scenarios, the application of Scrum is direct fit in the software industry, and hence is mostly popular in software development projects.

WHAT ARE THE PRE-REQUISITES FOR APPEARING IN THE SMC® EXAM?

There are no specific pre-requisites for appearing for the Scrum Master Certification® exam. However, it is advisable that you are Scrum Developer Certified (SDC®) which is an entry level certification for team members, working on projects that follow agile methodology.

HOW LONG SHOULD I PREPARE TO SUCCESSFULLY CLEAR THE SCRUM MASTER CERTIFICATION® EXAM?

If you follow this training religiously and carry out some dedicated self-study along with, you will be ready to appear for the Scrum Master Certification® exam by the end of the online training course.

WHERE CAN I APPEAR FOR THE SMC® CERTIFICATION EXAM?

You must attend two days training program by a SCRUMstudy Authorized Training Partner, post which you can answer the certification examination online from your home using your own laptop / desktop having a microphone and a webcam connected.

WHERE DO I GET THE LATEST DETAILS OF THE SMC® CERTIFICATION?

You can get more details on SMC®  certification at the SCRUM study website

WHAT IS THE FORMAT OF THE SMC® EXAM?
  • 100 Multiple-choice questions
  • No negative marking for wrong answers
  • 2 hours duration
  • No in-between breaks allowed
  • Online proctored exam
  • Immediate Results
WHAT IS SBOK®?

SBOK stands for SCRUM Body of Knowledge® – a comprehensive guide that provides the outline and the strategies to deliver projects successfully using Scrum methodology.

ONCE THE VALIDITY OF MY SMC® CREDENTIAL EXPIRES, HOW DO I GET RECERTIFIED?

To get recertified, Scrum Master Certified (SMC™) professionals will be required to earn 40 re-certification credits every 3 years.

UPON BECOMING SCRUM MASTER CERTIFIED®, ARE THERE ANY OTHER CERTIFICATIONS THAT I CAN PURSUE TO FURTHER MY MANAGEMENT CAREER?

Besides, you can also choose to pursue other internationally recognized project management certifications like PMP or PRINCE2 as well.

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