Scrum Alliance launches CSM exam requirement

September 24, 2009 CollabNet Team

So it’s finally official, the Scrum Alliance has formally added an “exam” requirement to the ScrumMaster Certification process.

http://www.scrumalliance.org/news_items/74

The flow works like this:

  • First you must take an accredited two-day ScrumMaster Certification course, like ours.
  • Following successful completion of the course, you must take an online test administered by the Scrum Alliance.

(Edit Sept 25th: in the comments, Michael James points out):

For a period of time (the length of which is yet undetermined, but will be announced in the future), all those who take the test will be given a “passing” grade.

I’m of two minds about this.  I like the idea in that the “certification” part carries more weight if there is an exam.  On the other hand, I hope this doesn’t deter people from learning Scrum from an expert.  There’s already so much misinformation out there, the CSM course is a strong source of knowledge from folks that actually understand and practice Scrum.

What say you?

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