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Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO®)

Elevate your expertise and stand out from the crowd with the Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner (A-CSPO). This certification course equips you to take on the most challenging scenarios as you work to maximize business value and return on investment while delighting customers.

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Advanced Product Ownership

What you'll learn

You'll learn more about navigating the complexities of the job and explore how your role impacts stakeholder relationships and the overall outcomes of the product. Here's a closer look at what the course covers:

  • Balance multiple initiatives competing for your time and attention
  • Manage complex backlogs
  • Define more effective product visions
  • Facilitate challenging discussions with stakeholders
  • Identify the most valuable business opportunities
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Course overview

Discover advanced strategies for:

  • Managing multiple business initiatives
  • Crafting compelling product visions
  • Collaborating across stakeholders
  • Delivering what your customers want and need

This course is tailored to broaden your skill set, empowering you to create a substantial impact as a product owner. 

A-CSPO builds on what you learned in the Certified Scrum Product Owner® course and your experience working in this scrum accountability. Leverage this accomplishment on your resume and across your professional profiles to set yourself apart as a product owner with real-life work experience.

See the A-CSPO Learning Objectives for a detailed look at what you'll gain from the course.

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The A-CSPO course offers a unique opportunity to elevate your professional standing and expand your agile expertise, backed by the prestigious reputation of Scrum Alliance.

Known for offering employer-demanded certifications in the industry, Scrum Alliance ensures that our credentials are globally recognized and maintained with rigorous standards. Here's a closer look at the benefits you'll gain:

  • Stand out in the job market as a highly trained agile professional with a globally recognized certification, opening doors to better career opportunities
  • Learn skills that are immediately applicable in your professional role
  • Stand out in your industry as a member of the Scrum Alliance worldwide community

A-CSPO is the prerequisite for Certified Scrum Professional® - Product Owner (CSP®-PO). The CSP-PO unlocks powerful skill sets. It equips you to launch new scrum teams and play a pivotal role in your organization's adoption of agile principles.

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What’s your next step?

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To earn the A-CSPO, you must:

  • Hold a Certified Scrum Product Owner certification from Scrum Alliance (your CSPO can be active or expired. It will renew automatically when you earn the A-CSPO)
  • Validate at least 12 months of work experience specific to the product owner accountability within the past five years
  • Attend an A-CSPO course delivered by a Scrum Alliance-approved education provider
  • Successfully complete all components of the A-CSPO course, which may include pre-course or post-course work as required by the educator
  • Accept the A-CSPO license agreement and complete your membership profile on the Scrum Alliance website
  • Maintain your A-CSPO by earning Scrum Education Units and renewing your certification every two years

These rigorous standards ensure that anyone holding an A-CSPO is recognized as someone who knows how to drive better solutions and deliver outstanding products, regardless of industry.

Certifications with substance

Choosing Scrum Alliance means you will earn a certification badge that is recognized by employers and recruiters globally.

Established in 2001, Scrum Alliance provides certifications with substance: Once you earn the badge, the renewal requirements include proof that you've continued to grow your knowledge—by reading books, watching webinars, attending events, etc.

Earn Scrum Education Units with every learning opportunity you complete. SEUs are required for certification renewal every two years. Instead of a one-and-done lifetime certification, you'll have a badge that proves to employers your commitment to continuously growing, evolving, and expanding what you know.

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Testimonials from our members

Engaging and interesting course format

Very engaging. The exercises were interesting and drove involvement. It was great to dive deeper into some of the scrum events and responsibilities of a product owner.

–An A-CSPO student
Build on what you've learned

Took the knowledge gained in CSPO to the next step, adding new concepts and expanding on some key concepts.

–An A-CSPO student
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Register for A-CSPO today!

Join an elite group of product owners who have validated their proficiency above and beyond the basic CSPO.

Frequently asked questions

An Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner is a professional who has taken their foundational knowledge and skills as a Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) to the next level through advanced training and practical experience.

A-CSPO is the next step in your product owner journey. While the CSPO certification establishes the groundwork for being a product owner in a scrum environment, the A-CSPO certification takes this knowledge to a higher level, equipping individuals with advanced skills and techniques needed to tackle more complex projects and stakeholder dynamics.

The skills of a product owner (representing the customer through excellent product management) are in demand across industries. According to "Skills in the New World of Work," product owner roles are in high demand by employers, even more so than product managers. An advanced certification allows you to stand out as a job candidate.

The relationship between a product owner and a scrum master is complementary, not hierarchical. The product owner focuses largely on the product—defining what the team should build based on customer and stakeholder feedback. The scrum master focuses on the team—helping the team members work together effectively to build the product using the scrum framework, solve problems, and continuously improve their processes.

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