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Advanced Certified ScrumMaster®

Reach the next level of your career with the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM®) from Scrum Alliance. Take this course to go beyond the basics of scrum and broaden your impact by unlocking advanced techniques.

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Advanced Scrum Mastery

What you'll learn

You'll be better equipped to navigate the needs of your organization and teams with the skills you learn in this certification course. In this course, you will go beyond the basic scrum framework and acquire new skills and techniques essential for advanced scrum practitioners, including facilitation and the building blocks of scaling scrum.

Here are some of the capabilities you'll take away:

  • Facilitate discussions between the product owner, scrum team, customers, stakeholders, and executives
  • Coach, teach, and mentor teams and the entire organization in the use of scrum
  • Address common challenges like resistance to change, low motivation, and lack of engagement
  • Increase team involvement, accountability, and dedication
  • Effectively scale scrum and agile practices beyond single teams

The degree to which the A-CSM course covers these topics, particularly the scrum master's responsibilities to facilitate, coach, and teach, is unparalleled. You'll discover an in-depth treatment of these topics in the Scrum Alliance A-CSM course.

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Course overview

This certification course elevates your skills and competencies as a scrum master. Building on the foundational knowledge from Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) and your work experience in this scrum accountability, this course offers practical tools and delves into new competencies.

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By choosing the A-CSM certification from Scrum Alliance, you're not only gaining a credential; you're becoming part of a global community dedicated to excellence in scrum practices. Scrum Alliance's globally in-demand certifications are highly valued in agile environments. Here's how obtaining the A-CSM can benefit your career:

  • Gets you into a niche group of scrum masters who have gone above and beyond the foundational understanding of Certified ScrumMaster
  • Highlights your experience as a scrum master and adds a very well-recognized advanced agile education badge to your profile
  • Sets a foundation for pursuing your career not just as a scrum master but also as a scrum guide, facilitator, coach, mentor, and teacher
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What’s your next step?

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Pursuing the A-CSM certification requires dedication to ongoing professional development and a commitment to upholding the high standards of Scrum Alliance. To attain and maintain the A-CSM certification, you must fulfill the following requirements:

  • Hold a Certified ScrumMaster certification with Scrum Alliance (your CSM can be active or expired. It will renew automatically when you earn the A-CSM)
  • Validate 12 months of work experience as a scrum master within the last five years
  • Successfully complete an approved A-CSM course, including any necessary pre- or post-course work
  • Accept the A-CSM license and complete your Scrum Alliance membership profile
  • Maintain your A-CSM by earning Scrum Education Units and renewing your certification every two years

Note: You may take the A-CSM course at any time after completing your CSM certification, but you must have at least 12 months of scrum master work experience logged into your Scrum Alliance profile before you can receive your A-CSM certification.

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

Course material is updated and useful

Great experience. Informative, updated, and interactive.

– A-CSM student
Beneficial resources and applicable course material

Great instructor. I received real-world examples, multiple techniques, more knowledge, and many resources.

– A-CSM student
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Frequently asked questions

The A-CSM certification prepares you to move beyond the foundational scrum practices and into more complex responsibilities. If you want to grow into a role with more impact and influence on teams and your organization, then the A-CSM is right for you. See the learning objectives to find out more about A-CSM.

While the CSM is an introductory qualification for scrum practitioners, the A-CSM is the next level in the career path if you want to navigate more challenging obstacles and initiatives at work.

The A-CSM is worth it for professionals who want to deepen their scrum expertise and take their careers to the next level while joining a select group of scrum masters who have gone above and beyond the foundational CSM.

If you already have a CSM certification from the Scrum Alliance and 12 months of experience as a scrum master, attend an A-CSM course and complete the course requirements to earn your A-CSM license.

You can take the course without fulfilling the work experience requirement. However, you must complete 12 months of experience before accepting the license. You can leverage what you learn in the A-CSM on the job!

The Certified Scrum Professional® - ScrumMaster (CSP®-SM) certification is the highest level within the Scrum Alliance scrum master track.

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