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CSM Certification Training

All CSM courses are hosted by Watermark Learning, a Project Management Academy Brand

The Scrum methodology is a framework that allows product owners to effectively manage teams where projects are complex and iterative, such as software and app development. This two-day course, taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer, allows you to become eligible for the ScrumMaster® (CSM) Certification through the Scrum Alliance.

CSM Certification Prep Course

This two-day course will provide an overview of the Scrum framework and prepare attendees to take on the Scrum Master role. During the course, participants will learn about Agile, the foundation of Scrum, as well as the fundamentals associated with the framework including its events, artifacts and roles.

Participants will learn these topics through exercises, discussions and case studies based on the instructor’s real-world experience in working with Scrum teams.

Upon completion of the course, all students will be eligible for ScrumMaster® Certification with the Scrum Alliance. Attendees will also receive a two-year membership in the Scrum Alliance, an organization that provides valuable materials and resources exclusively to CSMs.

Guaranteed To Run

All 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.

How You Will Benefit

  • Increase your confidence and receive the CSM certification from the Scrum Alliance
  • Learn from experts. The course is designed and taught by a Certified Scrum Trainer® with extensive knowledge of Scrum
  • Complete. Earn the necessary 16 Scrum Education Units (SEUs) to apply for the CSM® exam. This course also counts as 14 Professional Development Units (PDUs) which can be used towards PMI’s Continuing Certification Requirements program or other Scrum certifications

What You Will Learn

  • Participants will learn the fundamental principles of Lean, Agile, and Scrum
  • Understand the responsibilities and the core competencies of an effective Scrum Master
  • The idea of Scrum Master as the servant leader of a development team
  • How to be a service to the product owner and organization.


Live PMP Bootcamp
Live: Instructor-led CSM boot camp at Watermark Learning’s training facilities. Each student will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with examples and workshop solutions. This course includes a 2-year subscription to Scrum Alliance.


2 days of live CSM training led by Mike Stuedemann, a Certified Scrum Trainer® (8:30am-4:30pm CST).

Who Should Attend

This 2-day class is intended for those practicing or looking to serve as a Scrum Master, but is also highly valuable for anyone involved in Scrum (Formal Leaders, Scrum Masters, Team Members, Product Managers, etc.).

CSM Course Prerequisites

Prior to attending this course, students must read/watch the following:


  • Introduction
  • Scrum Theory
  • Scrum Roles
  • Scrum Events
  • Scrum Artifacts
  • The Sprint and the Increment
  • The Value of Engineering Practices
  • Scrum Master Skills

CSM Training Location

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

CSM Certification Prep Minneapolis

Watermark Learning

5001 American Boulevard West

Suite 900

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55437

(877) 637-0450

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