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BCS EXIN Practitioner Certificate in Agile Scrum Master - Virtual Classroom

Course Overview

The BCS EXIN Practitioner Certificate in Agile Scrum Master is the next instalment continuing from the BCS EXIN Foundation Certificate. You will advance your knowledge of both Agile and Scrum to allow your business to benefit through the principles taught in this training course.

You will learn how to improve:

  •  Delivery of products and services
  •  The tools you use
  •  Improved project change

You will also advance the knowledge you have in the following areas:

  •  Approaching tasks with the Agile framework
  •  A greater understanding of the Scrum Master role
  •  Estimating, planning, monitoring, and controlling all projects with Agile
  •  Controlling advanced projects
  •  Understanding Agile to an in-depth level

This course benefits from 1 year BCS membership worth £92 and our Exam Pass Guarantee*.

Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Join a community of over 625,000
  • Interest-free Payments
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
  • 1-year BCS membership included
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Key features
  • Delivery Method: Virtual Classroom
  • Exam: Included
  • Duration: 3 Days
  • Join a community of over 625,000
  • Interest-free Payments
  • Experience Level: Intermediate
  • Exam Pass Guarantee*
  • 1-year BCS membership included
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Is the Practitioner Certificate in Agile Scrum Master course suitable for me?

If you are looking to become an Agile Scrum Master, this training course would be ideal for you. Any individual looking for a career change into Project Management with a Scrum focus should consider this course. 

How will the Practitioner Certificate in Agile Scrum Master course benefit me?

With this training course, you will benefit from: 

  •  Exam Pass Guarantee*
  •  1-year BCS membership included, worth £92
  •  Fast-track your learning with our Virtual Classroom course
  •  Enhance your career prospects
  •  Learn from expert trainers with vast experience in this field
  •  We offer interest-free payment options

We're proud of our excellent rating on Trustpilot, with over 14,000 reviews from our past students.

BCS Membership Benefits

This course benefits from 1-year BCS membership worth £92, which is available when you pass your first exam.

Benefits of Associate Membership include:

  •  Professional recognition
  •  Career development
  •  Networking
  •  Knowledge and best practice
  •  Exclusive discounts and offers 

Full BCS membership details can be found here.

What jobs can I apply for after my Agile Scrum Master training?

We typically see graduates of this training course move into one of the following job roles:

  •  Agile Scrum Master – £44K
  •  Agile Product Owner – £44k
  •  Programme Manager – 64k

(Source: Payscale)

Why choose to study the Practitioner Certificate in Agile Scrum Master with e-Careers?

We have developed an expert team over the last 10 years since our inception. In that time, we have trained over 625,000 delegates globally, which has helped offer the highest quality training, and we have earned a 5-star rating on Trustpilot, from over 10,000 students. 

By refining our processes, partner relationships, and course materials, we can offer high-quality training solutions for our delegates.  

Our graduates have found positions in the following companies: 

  •  Apple
  •  Rackspace
  •  John Lewis
  •  The Ministry of Defence
  •  HMRC
  •  Swiss Quote
  •  Exponential-E

*How does the Exam Pass Guarantee work?

With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the next class for free.

All we ask is that you:

  •  Attend all class days and complete all assignments
  •  Take the exam within 30 days of completing your Virtual Classroom training
  •  Request your course re-enrolment within 30 days of the failed exam attempt

Please note: Students retaking the course are required to use any materials or books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement materials. Exam Pass Guarantee does not include the resit exam.

Agile Scrum Master Syllabus 

Learning Objectives

Delegates will be able to demonstrate the ability to understand and explain Agile concepts in the following areas: 

  •  The Agile way of thinking
  •  Scrum Master role
  •  Agile Estimating, Planning, Monitoring and Control
  •  Complex projects
  •  Adopting Agile

Agile Way of Thinking – 10%

  •  Agile concepts.
  •  Explain the Agile way of thinking.
  •  Explain how Agility brings predictability and flexibility.
  •  Continuously improving the process.
  •  Explain how to use continuous improvement.
  •  Other Agile frameworks.
  •  Differentiate other Agile frameworks and methodologies: Crystal, Extreme Programming (XP), DSDM, LeSS, SAFe and Kanban.

Scrum Master role – 27.5%

  •  Responsibilities and commitment.
  •  Explain which tasks and responsibilities belong to the Scrum Master role.
  •  Explain which solutions are suitable for solving problems.
  •  Explain which tools to use to facilitate the team.
  •  Coaching the team and mediating.
  •  Explain how to manage cultural diversity conflict.
  •  Explain how to coach and challenge the team.
  •  Explain the importance of training.
  •  Other roles (Product Owner, Development Team).
  •  Explain all roles within the Scrum framework. 

Agile Estimating, Planning, Monitoring and Control – 32.5%

  •  Writing and maintaining the Product and Sprint Backlog.
  •  Explain why a good Definition of Done is so important.
  •  Create and recognise good User Stories.
  •  Explain how to maintain the Product Backlog and how to add Product Backlog items.
  •  Agile Planning.
  •  Explain iterative planning in all the planning moments: Roadmap, Release and Sprint Planning.
  •  Explain the role of the Scrum Master in all the planning moments: Roadmap, Release and Sprint Planning.
  •  Agile Estimation.
  •  Explain when and how to estimate using Story Points, Ideal Hours and Ideal Days.
  •  Explain how to guide a planning session, with and without Planning Poker.
  •  Recognise errors in estimation.
  •  Explain how to calculate the ROI (Return on Investment).
  •  Tracking and communicating progress.

Complex projects – 12.5%

  •  Scaling Agile projects.
  •  Explain how to use the Product Backlog in a scaled environment.
  •  Explain how to scale to larger teams using Scrum-of-Scrums.
  •  Suitability of Agile for different types of projects.
  •  Explain in which cases it is not possible to use Agile.
  •  Identify the limits of a Scrum Team.
  •  Agile administration in tooling and tool integration.
  •  Explain which tools can help a team to use or adopt Agile and thereby increase the quality of the development process. 

Adopting Agile – 17.5%

  •  Introducing Agile
  •  Explain which project management activities are important to include in the transition plan.
  •  Explain which milestones are important in the transition.
  •  Explain how to deal with resistance to change.
  •  Self-organisation.
  •  Explain what self-organisation means and how project management is shared.
  •  Explain what it means to have a cross-functional team.
  •  Agile requirements and proper environment.
  •  Explain what changes in culture need to be made before adopting Agile.
  •  Explain what physical changes need to be made before adopting Agile. 

Agile Scrum Master Exam Details

Exam Format - Multiple-choice.

Number of questions - 40.

Duration - 90-mins.

Supervised - Yes.

Open book - No.

 Pass mark – 26/40 (65%).

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