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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) Training

The Scrum methodology is a framework that relies on cross-functional teams to deliver products and services in short cycles or "increments" that enable continuous improvement, fast incorporation of end-user feedback, and accelerated delivery.

This two-day course, taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer, allows you to become eligible for the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM®) Certification through the Scrum Alliance.

A-CSM Certification Prep Course

If you're a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®), who's been introduced to the Scrum Values, practices and applications, the next step in your Agile journey is to achieve your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) certification. This advanced offering is ideal for a Certified ScrumMaster who has one or more years of work experience in that role.

During the two-day interactive course, participants will enhance their skills for the implementation of Scrum by learning strategies and tactics to improve the adoption, engagement, and value of Scrum within their company or organization. Participants will learn these topics through exercises, facilitated discussions, and case studies based on the instructor's real-world experience in working with Scrum teams.

How You Will Benefit

A-CSM Certified
  • Enhance your skills. Build on your foundational knowledge with enhanced implementation skills
  • Distinguish your expertise. Distinguish yourself in the global marketplace and show advanced value to your employer (or potential employer) as a highly trained Agile professional
  • Learn from experts. The course is designed and taught by Certified Scrum Trainer® partners with extensive knowledge of the principles and values of Scrum.
  • Reference Materials. Each student will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with examples and workshop solutions.

What You Will Learn

  • How to facilitate better dialogue between the Product Owner, Scrum Team members, customers, stakeholders, and executives
  • How to respond confidently when encountering resistance to change, lack of engagement, low motivation, and unavailability of key people
  • How to increase engagement to encourage greater accountability, commitment, and buy-in
  • How to scale Scrum and Agile beyond a single team

Duration

2 days of A-CSM training led by a Certified Scrum Trainer®

You will earn the necessary 16 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) to apply for the A-CSM® certification (in addition to other prerequisites, see below). This course also counts as 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) which can be used towards PMI's Continuing Certification Requirements program.

Format

Live A-CSM Bootcamp
Live: Instructor-led A-CSM training at local facilities throughout the country.
Virtual A-CSM Bootcamp
Virtual Classroom: Web-based learning with a live instructor. Live, instructor-led virtual training leverages collaboration software platforms (e.g. Zoom) to ensure interaction and engagement of all course participants.
Hybrid A-CSM Bootcamp
Hybrid: Provides maximum flexibility where students can choose to take the course LIVE or VIRTUAL. The instructor will be present at the address listed and will also host the workshop on a collaboration software program so students can choose their preferred training method.
In-House A-CSM Bootcamp
In-House: If you have 10 or more employees seeking A-CSM training, we will deliver the course at your facility (or another location in your area, if you prefer). The private group training can be scheduled during any two consecutive days of your choosing.

Guaranteed To Run

All A-CSM certification courses are 100% guaranteed to run on the dates listed. Yes, even if there's only one student. While other providers often postpone courses due to low enrollment, we promise to never do that.

Who Should Attend

Anyone who is looking to enhance their Scrum knowledge and skills including: ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, Product Owners, product managers, project managers, facilitators, team members, leaders, and others in the organization who are looking to grow their skillset.

A-CSM Course Prerequisites

In order to receive the A-CSM certification, you must:

  1. Have an active CSM certification with the Scrum Alliance
  2. Complete a A-CSM course via a Scrum Alliance approved trainer (i.e. this course)
  3. Document at least 12 months of experience as a ScrumMaster on your Scrum Alliance Profile. If you do not have the 12 months of experience, but want to learn and apply these concepts, you can take the class and document the experience as you get it (you will not have the A-CSM until you have all the experience documented).

Note: There is no exam for the A-CSM certification and you are eligible based on successful completion all educator-designed components of the course. You may take the A-CSM course at any time after completing your CSM certification, and must have at least 12 months of Scrum Master experience logged into your Scrum Alliance profile before you are eligible to receive your A-CSM certification.

Outline

  • Agile, Scrum and Lean
  • Agile Facilitation
  • Agile Coaching
  • Coaching the Product Owner
  • Coaching the Development Team
  • Scrum Mastery

A-CSM Training Location

Watermark Learning's courses are held at conveniently-located training facilities.

Virtual Classroom A-CSM Training
Time Zone - Eastern
2020 Virtual 2-Day Course
Oct 29,30
8:30am-4:30pm
$1,495 USD
$995 USD
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Virtual Classroom A-CSM Training
Time Zone - Central
2020 Virtual 2-Day Course
Dec 7,8
8:30am-4:30pm
$1,495 USD
$995 USD
$1,495 USD   $995 USD
2021 Virtual 2-Day Course
Jan 25,26
8:30am-4:30pm
$1,495 USD
$995 USD
$1,495 USD   $995 USD
Mar 15,16
8:30am-4:30pm
$1,495 USD
$995 USD
$1,495 USD   $995 USD
May 10,11
8:30am-4:30pm
$1,495 USD
$995 USD
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June 21,22
8:30am-4:30pm
$1,495 USD
$995 USD
$1,495 USD   $995 USD
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