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The CSM Certification Cheat Sheet for Beginners
Agile Scrum practices are popularly used as aids to deliver quicker time-cycles,
instant face-to-face feedback, continuous iterations and learning, quick
corrective actions supported by frequent testing. The goal is to attain the
required outcomes of more marketable products in team accepted deadlines of time
using Agile tenets and Scrum principles. The Agile framework permits users to
subdivide and achieve tasks from a large project into simple, uncomplicated
processes. The versatile Scrum values may be used in numerous situations
pertaining to personal, business, or team methods to reinforce Agile values and
deliver the required outcome of sellable product releases thereby increasing
productivity and Project value.
CSM course and earning the
CSM cerification does more than making your resume look good.
Benefits of Certification:
- Certification validates the point that you are industry ready and have both
the conceptual and practical skills required. It verifies your skills and tells
the world you have the practical skills of an ace in your field.
- HR Managers and screening assessors of your resume treat certification as
necessary validation for the job. Certification adds a professional touch to it.
- The process of certification allows you to touch base with new developments
and revises what you have not practised on for ages
- Skills are your ultimate certification when it comes to the final PSM
assessments where performance is the only consideration
- Certification may not provide a salary advantage. It can effectively help edge
out others in the race and increase possibilities for you.
Scope and salaries:
The demand for CSM certified professionals is rising exponentially with nearly
every enterprise aspiring to transition and become Scrum Agile. The Forbes
Magazine reports that in the US the PSM/CSM certified IT professionals earn
average salaries of an amazing 17,000$ more per annum compared to the median
salary of other certified IT professionals. In India the salaries range from Rs
1,50,000/annum to 7,80,000/annum at Infosys,2000 Euros/month at Accenture and Rs
1,600,000/ annum at IBM according to Glassdoor.com.
Scrum Master Training
The 3Cs of Scrum and Agile values are communication, collaboration, and
contribution from concept to deployment stages of all team members. This is the
ideal Scrum framework where self-organised stakeholders use the Scrum Agile
practices to solve, test and correct their issues and achieve goals in team
As most of these skills are practical in nature and dependent on learning from
working in teams, it is essential the Scrum Master undergoes practical training
in Scrum practices before certification. The training also provides you with
14-16 each of PDUs/ SEUs which are mandatory for taking the exams.
The CSM certification is earned by scoring a minimum passing score of 69% in an
online test. The aspirants for certification have to prove they have understood
the basics, terminology, approaches and values enshrined in Scrum. They are
required to demonstrate the application of techniques imbibed to organisations
and teams, as well as good comprehension of the Agile processes and principles
that underlie the Scrum framework. They are called upon to demonstrate a deep
understanding and implementation of these to practical situations and calls for
Scrum Agile mastery.
In parting, the CSM certification can put your career into forward drive. You
need to start the ignition though by doing the course.
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