In the current era, most of the IT Companies prefer to hire the candidates who can implement agile and scrum in complex situations. CSM and PSM I are two different certifications for Scrum Master. Both PSM I and CSM certifications are offered by renowned governing bodies.
Like many, are you also confused about what certification to go for? Certified Scrum Master ® (CSM®) or Professional Scrum Master™ I (PSM™ I)? Well, first you need to understand why you want to go for a particular certification? The possible reasons could be that you are curious about the Scrum or you want to pursue the Scrum Master’s role in some organization. In this blog, I will try to throw some light on both the certification courses. I will also try to help you decide which one to choose to move up your career.
Before I get into details,
If you’re ready to adopt agile and implement Scrum or need the tools to do Scrum better, our Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM®) course is designed for you. During this foundational course, you’ll gain an in-depth understanding of Scrum as well as how to apply it to guide your team and organization.
The Professional Scrum Master™ level I (PSM I) assessment is available to anyone who wishes to validate his or her depth of knowledge of the PictureScrum framework and its application. Those who pass the assessment will receive the industry-recognized PSM I Certification to demonstrate their fundamental level of Scrum mastery.
|Nature||Certified Scrum Master®||Professional Scrum Master™ I|
|Governing Body||Scrum Alliance||Scrum.org|
|Prerequisites||No Prerequisite||No Prerequisite|
|Certification Process||Attend the 16hrs session, get the practical experience and pass the exam||No classes, direct assessment and certification|
|Exam Pattern||Multiple Choice Question||Multiple Choice, Multiple Answer, and True/False|
|Exam Duration||60 Minutes||60 Minutes|
|No. of Questions||50||80|
|No. of Attempts||Two attempts (Free)||One attempt (Free)|
|Certification Validity||Two years validity (You can restore your certification anytime)||Lifetime validity|
|Training Material||Provided by the Service Provider||Provided by the Governing Body|
So, as per the current scenario, CSM®, and PSM™ I, both play an important role depending on the organizational needs. As a professional, you have to keep yourself ahead of others by being certified and showcasing your skills in a competitive market.
As per my experience, I believe the Certified Scrum Master® certification course has more demand in the market with lots of job opportunities available worldwide. CSM® certification also helps you add more credibility to your experience and increase your chances of getting shortlisted at potential roles as a Scrum Master.
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