Certified ScrumMaster

Certified ScrumMaster

Our Certified Scrum Master training is a two-day course taught by Certified Scrum Trainer Mike Cohn. This Scrum training for certification not only teaches the fundamental principles of Scrum, but also gives participants hands-on experience using Scrum in a variety of situations.

What You'll Learn

Our two-day certified Scrum Master training by certified Scrum Master Mike Cohn will teach you:

  • Practical, project-proven practices.
  • The essentials of getting a project off on the right foot.
  • How to write user stories for the product backlog.
  • Why there's more to leading a self-organizing team than buying pizza and getting out of the way.
  • How to help both new and experienced teams be more successful.
  • How to successfully scale Scrum to large, multi-continent projects with team sizes in the hundreds.
  • Tips and tricks from the instructor's more than 20 years of using Scrum in a wide variety of environments.

PDU and SEU Credits


This course earns you 15 PDUs within the PMI.

Certified Scrum Trainer

This course earns you 16 SEUs (Category B) within the Scrum Alliance.

PDUs and SEUs can be used toward PMP, PMI-ACP, CSP and other certifications.


During our Scrum training, attendees learn why such a seemingly simple process as Scrum can have such a profound effect on an organization. Participants gain practical experience working with Scrum tools and activities such as the product backlog, sprint backlog, daily scrum meetings, sprint planning meetings and burndown charts. All participants leave knowing how to apply Scrum to all sizes of projects, from a single collocated team to a large highly distributed team.

Following the successful completion of the Certified Scrum Master training, you'll be fully equipped to pass the Scrum Alliance certified Scrum Master exam. The multiple choice, online test is required to become a CSM (Certified Scrum Master), and includes a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, where additional certified Scrum Master material is available. For more information on Scrum certification, see this page about the CSM exam.

Participants taking our course have a 98% pass rate on the Scrum Alliance CSM exam.

Who Should Attend?

The Certified Scrum Master course is suitable for managers, programmers, testers, analysts, product managers and anyone who is interested in working on or with a Scrum team. You will leave with solid knowledge of how and why Scrum works. Through practical hands on exercises and small group discussions you will be prepared to plan your first sprint immediately after this class.

Certified ScrumMaster Locations

Upcoming Public Courses

Harvey Wheaton

After the recent Certified ScrumMaster course that Mike ran for us in the UK, everyone went back to their teams completely re-energized and determined to make Scrum work. Mike is a passionate and inspirational teacher with a wealth of experience from working with a wide variety of companies. We can’t wait to have him back later this year to work with more teams and to help guide us through the transition to a fully Agile way of managing our complex projects.

Harvey Wheaton
Senior Development Director
Electronic Arts
Tom Ulrich

As one of the original employees of Tandem Diabetes Care, my opinion is that the most important strategic decisions we made early on was to use Scrum. Every one of our Scrum masters received their training from Mike Cohn. Not only did Mike help us understand how to use scrum for our software development, his training gave us a base from which we figured out how to use Scrum for both our electrical and mechanical engineering groups.

Tom Ulrich
Sr. Director of Software Engineering
Tandem Diabetes Care
Peter Green

I recommend all of Mike’s courses to colleagues unreservedly, and specifically point them to Succeeding With Agile when they’ve been doing scrum for a while and are starting to hit the next wall of organizational impediments that naturally follow early adoption.

Peter Green
Agile Transformation Leader
Adobe Systems, Inc.

Learn scrum and agile processes directly from Mike Cohn, one of the industry's most well respected Certified Scrum Trainers (CST). Mike Cohn is the author of User Stories Applied for Agile Software DevelopmentAgile Estimating and Planning, and Succeeding with Agile. He is a co-founder and former board member of the Scrum Alliance, and a co-founder of the non-profit Agile Alliance, home of the Agile Manifesto. Mike is also the founder of FrontRowAgile.com, an online agile training website.