Scrum Master Certified (SMC) Course

Our Scrum Master Certified (SMCTM) course for anyone who is seeking a recognised, international Scrum Master Certification. This course is ideal if you want to become a Scrum Master (no experience needed), or if you already work in a Scrum Master role and would like to add to your certifications.

We cover the essential tools you need to be an effective Scrum Master. It also prepares you to sit the SCRUMstudy Scrum Master Certified (SMCTM) exam and achieve this internationally recognised certification. Study materials, exam and certification including a free copy of the 322 page SBOKTM guide are included in the course price.

  • Course Benefits
  • Course Content
  • What is Scrum?
  • Why SCRUMstudy®?

Scrum Master Certified (SMCTM) Course Benefits

  • International Scrum Master Certification

    The SCRUMStudy Scrum Master Certified (SMCTM) credential is a globally recognised and respected scrum master certification. SCRUMStudy is a global accreditation body for Scrum and Agile certifications. It is widely accepted by large, multi-national companies. Holding an SMCTM certification informs prospective employers that you have the skill and competence to implement scrum processes in their organisation.
  • All Costs Included

    Our price for Scrum Master Certified (SCMTM) includes 2 days, classroom training, all course materials, access to our learning portal with study and support materials, and your exam and certification costs.
  • Confidence to Implement Scrum Processes

    The combination of theoretical and practical learning during our Scrum Master Certified (SMCTM) course ensures that you will gain confidence in your ability to both understand and apply Scrum processes within any project environment.
  • Comprehensive Scrum Framework Foundation

    Our certified scrum trainers will take you through each scrum knowledge area you need to become a capable scrum master. We begin with an overview of Agile project management and the Scrum framework. Next, we focus on the Scrum organisation and roles within a Scrum team. Once these elements are covered, we'll take you through each aspect of Scrum project phases and processes, and finish by showing you the scalability of Scrum.
  • Enhanced Career Opportunities

    Holding an established Scrum Master certification will open new paths for your project management career. It shows that your skills are both relevant and versatile.
  • Opportunity for Progression

    Once you have achieved your Scrum Master Certified (SMCTM) and built a few years of experience managing scrum or agile projects, you'll be ready to progress to the Expert Scrum Master Certified (ESMCTM) level and increase your Scrum portfolio of qualifications.

Scrum Master Certified (SMCTM) Course Content


Module 1: Agile and Scrum Overview

  • Introduction to Agile and Scrum
  • SBOKTM Guide Framework
  • Agile Manifesto
  • Agile Principles and Methods
  • Scrum Advantages

Module 2: Scrum Organisation and Roles

  • Core Roles
  • Non-core Roles
  • Product Owner
  • Scrum Master
  • Scrum Team
  • Popular HR Theories and relevance to Scrum

Module 3: Business Justification


Module 4: Quality, Change, and Risk Management


Module 5: Scrum Project Phases and Processes

  • Initiate: project vision, stakeholders, backlog, release, planning
  • Plan and Estimate: user stories, tasks, sprint, backlog
  • Implement: deliverables, daily standup, product backlog
  • Review and Retrospect: scrum of scrums, demonstrate and validate sprint, retrospect
  • Release: ship, retrospect
  • Inputs, Tools, Outputs, and Phase Data Flow Diagrams for each process in each phase

Module 6: Scaling Scrum

  • Scalability of Scrum
  • Scrum in Programs and Portfolios
  • Scrum of Scrums (SoS) Meeting
  • Transition to Scrum
  • Mapping traditional roles to Scrum
  • Maintaining stakeholder involvement
  • Importance of executive support

Module 7: Exam Preparation

  • Tips and guidelines for passing your exam first time

What is Scrum?

Scrum is the most popular form of Agile project management.

What is Agile?

Agile is an iterative approach to project management. It enables you to divide a project into time-divided sections and react promptly to change. Agile is used for projects with end results that are difficult to define, or where there is a high likelihood of changing requirements. Although Agile originated within the IT sector, there has been a rapid expansion into other industries in the last few years.

There are a number of subsets (forms) within Agile, including Crystal, Extreme Programming and Test Driven Development. However, Scrum is by far the most widely used of all the forms of Agile.


What does a Scrum Master do?

A Scrum Master's top priority is to establish and maintain a productive, effective work environment for the Scrum Team and Scrum Product Owner, so that each project can be completed successfully. They are the key enablers, overseeing application of the scrum process to the project, helping to overcome any obstacles that crop up, and protecting the team from distractions.

Every Scrum Master must have a confident and complete understanding of scrum processes. By becoming Scrum Master Certified (SMCTM), you will gain the skills you need, and achieve an internationally recognised Scrum Master certification.


Why Choose Scrum Master Certified (SMCTM) Training?

The Scrum Master Certified (SMCTM) certificate is awarded by SCRUMstudy®, an established global provider of Scrum and Agile certifications. This certification is based on the comprehensive Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOKTM) Guide, which you can download free of charge.


Professional Development is a SCRUMstudy Authorised Training Partner (A.T.P.).

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11 reasons why SCRUMstudy is the best Scrum accreditation body
  1. Most popular and widely accepted
  • Over 400,000 students trained in delivering successful projects
  • Over 5,000 students per month certified in Scrum/Agile
  • Largest partner network of over 275 Authorised Training Partners (A.T.P.s)
  1. Based on Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOKTM Guide)
  • All exams are based on SBOKTMGuide
  • This is a definitive and comprehensive guide endorsed by Scrum/Agile experts
  1. Industry-wide acceptance
  • Applied by organisations to manage a diverse range of projects in wide mix of industries
  1. Scalable
  • Scrum/Agile can be scaled to all levels within an organisation and can be aligned with a businesses work practices
  1. Established name in Scrum/Agile Certifications
  • SCRUMstudyTM has the largest global network of A.T.P.s
  • SCRUMstudyTM is widely regarded and acknowledged by some of the largest Fortune 500 companies like Bank of America, PepsiCo, Apple, HP, IBM
  1. Active practitioner engagement and continuous professional development
  • Active discussion forums on LinkedIn, Facebook, Google+, Twitter as well as numerous other forums and blogs
  • Most active group for Scrum on LinkedIn
  1. Free Resources
  • 5+ hours of free high quality videos available, useful case studies and interactive mobile apps, blogs and articles
  1. Free Scrum Fundamentals Certified (SFCTM) Course
  • This free certification comes with up to 10 hours of free online self-study through videos, case studies and guides
  1. Credible testing
  • Integrity is maintained by conducting all exams online using a live online proctoring systems
  1. Proven teaching methodology
  • Classroom focused, tutor facilitated, teaching methodology is highly interactive and encompasses role-playing as well as case studies and simulations using the on-line e-learning platform
  1. Experienced and certified Trainers
  • All training is delivered by SCRUMstudyTM Certified Trainers (SCT) who are required to undergo a thorough assessment process
  • They are required to successfully pass three SCRUMstudyTM certification exams before they are allowed to deliver a SCRUMstudyTM certified course



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