Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Certification Training [Scrum Alliance®] in Des Moines, IA

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    • Comprehensive, fun and engaging Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification training in Des Moines, IA led by popular Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) accredited by Scrum Alliance

    • Highest quality CSM training in Des Moines, IA at lowest price in the industry - GUARANTEED

    • 20+ years of average industry experience of our CSM certification trainers

    • Best learning experience - practical, consultative, hands-on and interactive

    • Get CSM certified at the end of 2-day workshop - CSM exam included

Live-Virtual Class
  • 2-Days of interactive and hands-on CSM live-online training
  • Attend from the comfort of your home (Participants can enroll from any place all over the world)
  • Free CSM exam retake included
  • 24*7 Support via email and phone
  • Training by expert Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) with 20+ yrs of exp
  • Two Year Membership from Scrum Alliance
  • Engage with Global Scrum Community
  • 16 PMI PDUs, 16 SEUs
Date : Aug 23 Aug 24 ( Weekdays)
Time : 07:30 AM to 04:00 PM (CDT)
USD 1299 899
Aug 23 Mon Aug 24 Tue

CSM Certification Course Overview


Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) certification is offered by Scrum Alliance to practitioners who have successfully completed a 2-Day CSM classroom training course and demonstrate their understanding through the CSM test. 

A CSM acts as a ‘servant leader’ and helps the team work together and learn framework effectively. Aids project teams in using Scrum effectively. Provides expertise above that of a typical Project Manager.

Encertify's CSM training program includes a 2-Day classroom training. It is the ideal course package for every aspiring professional who wants to make a career in Agile Project Management.

Scrum is an agile framework for completing complex projects. Scrum originally was formalized for software development projects, but works well for any complex, innovative scope of work. The CSM course is focused on providing an improved understanding of Scrum methodologies and their implementation.

The designation of Certified ScrumMaster® is offered by Scrum Alliance. Scrum Alliance is a non-profit membership organization that supports the adoption and effective use of Scrum. There are over a quarter million CSMs worldwide.

Anyone interested in becoming a Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) offered by Scrum Alliance, needs to fulfil the following requirements –

  • The first step is to attend a Certified ScrumMaster workshop conducted by a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) approved by Scrum Alliance. Usually, the workshop is a 2 day long (or 14-16 hour) in-person course or live-online course taught by a CST. Till recently, a 2-day long classroom training was the only available option. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, Scrum Alliance has temporarily approved CSTs to conduct live-online classes so that participants can attend the CSM training from the safety and comfort of their homes without needing them to attend physically. The CSM training will teach the attendees about the Scrum framework and how to become a successful Scrum Master.
  • After the training, the candidate needs to successfully clear the online CSM exam. The CSM exam will assess the candidate’s understanding of the CSM® Learning Objectives. Upon successfully passing the CSM test, the candidate will be offered the title of CSM by Scrum Alliance and the candidate will be able to download and print the CSM certificate.

There are numerous benefits in earning the Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) credential. Some of the major benefits include –

  1. Testament of strong knowledge of Scrum: Since to acquire CSM certification, each participant needs to go through a high quality CSM training workshop conducted by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), it is imperative that a CSM certificate holder has a solid understanding of Scrum framework and artefacts.
  2. Effective and appropriate use of Scrum: A CSM certificate holder can help an organization in effective and appropriate adoption of Scrum in workplace as she learns about practical implementation of Scrum in a CSM class.
  3. High demand in the job market: CSM certificate holders are in great demand in job market and it opens up lot of career opportunities as more and more companies are adopting Scrum every day.
  4. Earning Potential: CSM certified professionals earn more on average than their non-certified peers.
  5. Badge of Honor: CSM certification lends tremendous credibility and recognition to the holders. It offers a clearly defined and well-respected credential in the Agile community and makes the Scrum professionals sought after by employers and clients.

The CSM certification class is applicable and recommended to all levels and roles including:

Project Managers
Product Managers
IT Professionals
Any role attempting to implement Scrum
Freshers want to build a career in Scrum / Agile

The CSM certification training includes -

  • 2 days of live high quality and interactive training conducted by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) from Scrum Alliance
  • A complete guide/workbook, reference materials & exercises approved by Scrum Alliance
  • CSM Certification Test after the training
  • A two-year membership to the Scrum Alliance
  • 16 PMI PDUs and SEUs

After attending the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) training program, the attendees will be able to understand and know:

  • Scrum and Agile methodologies
  • Importance of Agile
  • Scrum lifecycle
  • Scrum terminologies
  • Daily scrum and review
  • Roles involved in Scrum
  • Scrum Artefacts
  • Practical implementation of Scrum in workplace
  • Distributed Scrum   

No. It is mandatory to attend the two (2) day CSM training (live online or in-person classroom) conducted by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST®) or receive private coaching from a Certified Agile Coach (CAC®).

Yes. It is mandatory to attend a CSM workshop conducted by a CST even if you have years of experience working in Scrum environment.

No, the CSM test is not intended to be a substitute for formal Scrum training from Scrum Alliance®. Even if you have years of experience working in Scrum domain or have attended prior training with a different certifying body or in your workspace, it is a mandatory requirement to attend a CSM training designed and conducted by a CST based on CSM Learning Objectives.

CSM certification exam is an online exam. You do not need to visit any physical exam center to take the test. You can take the CSM test from the comfort of your home or from any location. After you attend a Certified ScrumMaster course, you will receive a welcome email containing a link to activate your Scrum Alliance® certification account where you will be able to complete the CSM test. After receiving the initial welcome email from Scrum Alliance that contains the account activation link, you will have 90 days to complete the CSM test for free. You will get two free attempts to pass the CSM test. If you fail the test twice or complete it after 90 days, you will be prompted to pay a $25 USD test attempt fee.

Yes, the CSM test is available in several languages. It can be taken in English, Spanish (Castilian), Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Danish, Czech, and Russian.

The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification from Scrum Alliance can only be attained after attending in-person classroom training or instructor-led live-online training. There is no self-learning online course option in CSM. Scrum Alliance does not approve self-learning online course option for CSM certification. Till recently, the primary route to acquire CSM certification was by attending a 2-day face-to-face CSM classroom training. Now, due to coronavirus pandemic, you can do so by attending a live-virtual class as well.

You do not need to pay the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) exam fee separately. The exam is included in the CSM course.

The Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) certification exam contains 50 questions and you need to answer 37 out of the 50 questions correctly within the 60-minute time limit to pass the exam.

The Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification exam is a non-proctored online exam. That means no one will monitor your exam when you take it and you can refer to any material if you want to. Since the test needs to be completed within 1 hour, it is not recommended to look through any material online. Also, once you attend our CSM training, you won’t need to refer any material to pass the CSM test.

The link to the CSM live-online training is sent to the attendees couple of days before the program starts. If someone enrolls in the last minute (subject to availability of seats), the link will be sent you before the training starts. If you do not receive the link 12-24 hours prior to the program, please contact us at [email protected]. It is also a good idea to check your spam folder, just in case the email has landed there.

Yes, you will receive 16 PMI PDUs for the CSM course. Once you attend the program, you would need to submit the course details to PMI for claiming these PDUs. For more information on how to claim the PDUs, please email [email protected]

The current discount will be valid for a limited period of time. Based on the Management's discretion, the discount amount and its validity period can be revised at any time without any notice. Hence, we would strongly recommend that if you are interested in pursuing the CSM certification, sign up now to avail of the discounted course fee.

Yes, of course. All CSM training workshops delivered by a Certified Scrum Trainer (CST) from Scrum Alliance are recognized and approved by Scrum Alliance.

For any in-person classroom training in Des Moines (if we have any available class), the class venue is mentioned in the course enrollment section. If you cannot find any in-person class in Des Moines, please consider the live-virtual classes. These are live classes conducted over web-conferencing and participants can join from any location using a computer. Due to the ongoing Corona pandemic, almost all CSTs prefer to conduct live-virtual classes to maintain social distancing.

 Group / Corporate Discounts

CSM Certification Course Topics

  • Brief History of Scrum
  • Process Paradigms
  • Scrum Values and Attitudes
  • The Upcoming Knowledge Worker Revolution
  • Future of Scrum and its Economic Impact
  • The big picture
  • Strategic View: Releases and Business Value
  • Tactical View: Sprints and every day work
  • Benefits
  • Composition and cross-functionality
  • Responsibilities of the Scrum Developer
  • Organizing
  • Product Backlog Items (PBIs), User stories and other choices on the Product Backlog
  • Backlog Meetings
  • Architecture on a Scrum Project
  • INVEST in your Product Backlog
  • Description and responsibilities
  • Sharing the vision
  • Release Planning Meetings
  • Coloring the Backlog
  • Sizing PBIs and estimating the product backlog
  • Velocity
  • Allocating Sprints
  • Tracking progress – the Release Burndown
  • What to expect
  • Sprint Goals
  • Sprint length
  • Architecture on a Scrum project
  • Sprint Planning Meetings
  • Prioritizing
  • The Daily Cycle Values, Attitudes, Spontaneous Pairing
  • Open Areas, Bull Pen and other choices
  • Engineering Practices
  • Daily Scrums
  • D4 = Done, Done, Done, Done
  • Potentially shippable
  • Daily Duties of the ScrumMaster
  • Task Boards
  • Tracking Progress – the Sprint Burndown
  • Release Sprints
  • Abnormal terminations
  • Sprint Review Meetings
  • Retrospectives
  • Responsibilities and mindset
  • The Contextual ScrumMaster
  • ScrumMaster as team member
  • Executive Education and Support
  • Transformation Team
  • Massive Introduction
  • Growing the Implementation
  • Operations – Patterns for Scalable and Distributed Scrum
  • Agile PMO and the continued participation of the Transformation Team
  • Executive Reports
  • Enterprise Scrum Benefit

Certified ScrumMaster Certification & Exam

There are no eligibility criteria set for the Certified ScrumMaster certification. Any professional looking to further his career in management can attend the course and attempt the test. However, each participant is expected to have some basic knowledge of Agile/Scrum. We recommend reading the Official Scrum Guide prior to attending the CSM workshop.

Following are the steps involved in the certification process:

  • Attend a two-day CSM training course conducted by a Certified Scrum Trainer® (CST®) or receive in person coaching from a Certified Agile Coach (CAC) for a minimum of 25 hours
  • Upon completing the two-day (16 hour) CSM course, the trainer will create an account for you on Scrum Alliance website, where you will be able to take the CSM test. The CSM Test is a non-proctored online test and you will be able to take the test online from any computer in the world from the comfort of their home, work, or other location.
  • Once you pass the exam you will be certified as a CSM. Also a CSM license agreement needs to be accepted and the Scrum Alliance membership profile needs to be completed.

CSM Exam Format:

  • 50 multiple-choice questions
  • Time limit is 1 hour
  • Passing score is 74%
  • Non-proctored online exam
  • You will not be able to pause the test, but questions can be bookmarked to answer later during the 60 minute time limit.
  • Test Language: English, Spanish (Castilian), Portuguese, French, Italian, German, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Danish, Czech, and Russian.

The certification cost is included in the price of this course, hence you need not have to pay anything extra for the certification/examination. After receiving the initial welcome email from Scrum Alliance that contains the account activation link, you will have 90 days to complete the CSM test for free. Students are also given two free attempts to pass the CSM test. If you fail the test twice or complete it after 90 days, you will be prompted to pay a $25 USD.

Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) Certification Training [Scrum Alliance®]

Why Choose Us

Best Price

Without compromising on quality, we have priced our CSM certification courses very competitively. We guarantee that you will find us more economical than any other provider. If not, please let us know and we will provide you a better price. Being a lean organization, we excel at reducing waste in processes and maintaining a low cost of operation which enables us to provide world class training at a best price.

Training Objective

If your only goal for taking the class is to pass the test, or receive a certificate, this class is not for you. While our CSM class average test score sits near the very top of all trainers, this is not our primary goal. Our primary goal is to place you in first person scenarios where you can learn how to really execute in your position, not just recall what the book says you should do. You will leave with new tools to help you perform your job better.


All our CSM trainers are highly qualified and certified in various industry frameworks. The trainers are Certified Scrum Trainers (CST) and are accredited by Scrum Alliance to teach CSM courses. They have many years of professional experience in their respective field with a minimum of 15 years’ experience in training and consulting. Our trainers are not only experts in their domains but are also passionate about sharing their knowledge and expertise with other professionals thereby enriching careers of students.

Hands on and Interactive

This class will point out real world examples of how well known organizations from startup to enterprise have adopted Scrum and witnessed dramatic incremental changes. This is not a back of the room type training and does require active participation from each attendee with lots of interactive exercises.

Practical, Consultative Training

While this class is based on the Scrum Method within the Agile Framework, the teachings are not bound or limited to theory. We dig deep in class and help people solve pressing problems and issues they are facing.

Learning Experience

The CSM training session and workshop promises to be like no other you have ever attended. Prior students in various sessions have gone as far as to say this class is life changing.

Other Benefits

Includes –

  • Comprehensive training material
  • 16 PMI PDUs
  • 16 Scrum Edication Units (SEUs)
  • Two year membership to the Scrum Alliance
  • Scrum Alliance CSM Certification Exam Fee – students will receive the online test link after the class

Excellent Study Environment

Our CSM training programs are conducted in a high-class environment, with all study aids. Our courses include lunch, snacks and coffee and tea.

Customer Satisfaction

We are here to ensure you get heard 24/7, and to take care of every single questions and doubts you have. Our dedicated support team will provide you best in class round the clock customer support. Superior customer service is the hallmark of our company and we always go the extra mile to satisfy each of our customers whether an individual or a corporate client.

Certified ScrumMaster Training Frequently Asked Questions

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You can register and pay for a course online with most of the major Credit or Debit Cards.

Yes, we do offer additional discounts to group and corporate training customers. Please get in touch with us by email ([email protected]) to find out more about our group discount offerings.

Use the "Drop a query"section in this page or check "Contact Us" section. Alternatively, please send an email to [email protected] to find out more about our course offerings.

We strongly recommended to continue with one mode of training for better learning experience. However, in case situation demands, you can switch mode of training upon availability of respective courses with other training modes. Check with our team well in advance for any change request to avoid logistics and operational inconvenience.

If you're between jobs and have been unemployed for last the 6 months, or you're a student taking a course for career growth, we do provide additional discounts for you on selected courses. Please email [email protected] to avail this benefit and discount coupon.

Note: These discounts are available on selected courses, have a limited number and on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Yes, we do provide additional discounts for military veterans on selected courses. Please email [email protected] for more details.

Firstly, we recommend you to check your spam folder, since the confirmation emails land up in spam sometimes. If you have not received any email on payment confirmation, or respective course details even in your spam folder, please email [email protected] for a quick resolution.

CSM Certification Customer Reviews

Brianna Kastner
Project Specialist at Cisco Systems

I have thoroughly enjoyed this course and leaving with an extremely better knowledge and understanding plus tons of ideas to bring back to my office. I would recommend this class to any coworker.

Faisal Masood
Project Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Unbelievably informative and high energy class. I learned a lot and need to distill everything so it stays in my head. The trainer did a great job of simplifying complex techniques to get great results.

Jordan Spaethe
Implementations Manager at PSCU

Very engaging course with real world context and wonderful examples. I have greatly expanded my knowledge as a direct result of this class and I look forward to applying this in my daily personal and work life.

Sonia Dalai
Sr. Software Engineer at Becton & Dickinson

Super awesome faculty!! The best part of the training was lots of real time case studies, fun and interactive sessions. Loved being part of it. Thank you from bottom of my heart.

Darcy Feld
Project Manager at Sharp Healthcare

Fun, engaging and really gave a practical reference for beginning to use agile in my organization. I would highly recommend this course to my colleagues.

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