The Certified ScrumMaster and Certified Scrum Product Owner courses are designed for those who have a minimum of two years of work experience in an agile environment. However, if you do not have the required work experience, there are other options available to you. In this blog post, we will discuss what other options are available to you and how you can prepare yourself to take the A-CSM or A-CSPO course.
What is Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM) Certification ?
The A-CSM certificate is a valuable recognition of experience, knowledge, and skill in Scrum, the popular agile software development process. With this advanced certification, individuals gain the necessary education to become effective ScrumMasters, ready to lead teams through any project or organization. The course covers a comprehensive range of topics, including assessing team maturity levels, using metrics for better decision-making, and leading teams through self-organization. Whether you are a seasoned Agile practitioner or just starting out on your Scrum journey, the A-CSM certification is an excellent investment in your career and expertise.
How do you become an Advanced Certified Scrum Master(A-CSM®)?
Step 1: Sign up for a Skillier Advanced Certified Scrum Master training.
Step 2: Enroll in the 2-day Advanced Certified Scrum Master course taught by one of our Certified Scrum Trainers® (CSTs).
Step 3: Upon successful completion of the course, Scrum Alliance will provide you a link to create login credentials.
Step 4: Create your own login credentials using the link provided by Scrum Alliance.
Step 5: After that, you’ll be asked to approve a licensing agreement. At least 12 months of Scrum Master experience is required (within the past five years).
Step 6: Once you’ve validated your Scrum Master expertise, you’ll be able to get your A-CSM® certification right now!
What is an Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO) Certification ?
The role of a Product Owner is no easy feat. It requires a certain level of expertise and technical know-how in order to successfully lead product teams towards success. And that’s why the Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner certification program was created. This advanced program elevates the certifying experience by providing a comprehensive and practical knowledge base on how to effectively lead product teams.
Through this course, you’ll learn about creating a vision, leading value delivery, and using analytics for decision making. The real-world case studies and industry best practices will provide you with the skills needed to drive product success. The A-CSPO certification program is designed to take the guesswork out of being a Product Owner and equip you with the tools you need to thrive in this important role.
How do you become an Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO®)?
Step 1: Sign up for a Skillier Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner® training.
Step 2: Attend the 2-day A-CSPO course and learn from our Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainers®, who are the best, most qualified, and most respected Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainers® (CSTs).
Step 3: Upon successful completion of the course, Scrum Alliance will provide you a link to create your profile and accept the License Agreement. There is currently no exam available for the A-CSPO certification.
Step 4: Go to Scrum Alliance’s website and click the link to establish your own profile and accept the license agreement.
Step 5: Scrum Alliance will award you the A-CSPO® certification and a two-year membership when you accept it.
Can I take an A-CSM℠ or A-CSPO℠ course before I have the required work experience?
If you don’t have the required two years of work experience in an agile environment, there are still ways for you to gain the necessary knowledge and skills needed to take the A-CSM or A-CSPO course. It is recommended that those without prior experience first complete a Scrum Foundations course. These courses are available both online and in person, and they provide an introduction to the basics of Scrum. After completing a Scrum Foundations course, it is recommended that students also take additional courses such as Agile Fundamentals or Lean/Kanban Basics. These courses can further prepare you for taking the A-CSM or A-CSPO exam by expanding your knowledge and understanding of agile principles and practices.
Another great way to gain experience and knowledge in agile is by attending local user groups or conferences related to Scrum, Agile, Kanban, Lean and other agile-related topics. Participating in these events can help you better understand the core concepts of the framework, as well as network with professionals who work in this field. Additionally, there are a variety of online resources that provide information about Scrum and Agile practices such as blogs, forums and podcasts.
Joining an active Scrum team provides an invaluable opportunity for gaining real-world experience prior to taking the A-CSM or A-CSPO course. As a member of such a team, you will have firsthand knowledge of how things are done in a Scrum environment and can be more effective as a result. In addition, your participation on a practical level will give you a deeper understanding of the concepts covered in the course. As a result, you will be better prepared to apply them in your own work. In short, joining an active Scrum team is an essential step for anyone interested in becoming a certified Scrummaster or Scrum Product Owner.
The A-CSM and A-CSPO certifications are an excellent way to advance your career in agile software development. By taking a Skillier Advanced Certified Scrum Master or Scrum Product Owner course, you can gain the knowledge and experience necessary to be an effective leader in this field. You can also benefit from participating in local user groups, conferences, and online resources that will help you gain a better understanding of the concepts covered in the course. Finally, joining an active Scrum team is essential for anyone looking to become certified as it provides invaluable practical experience. All of these steps can help you on your journey to becoming an Advanced Certified Scrum Master or Product Owner.
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