Certified Scrum Master Training in Toronto
- Become a certified Scrum Master in Toronto through high-quality training by certified Scrum Trainers.
- Learn Your Role as a Scrum Master, the structure of Scrum Teams, fundamental and many more.
- Improve the quality of work-life and grow your carrier graph with Scrum Training.
- Experience all real-life problem and real-life scenarios that you will deal as Scrum Master.
- Real-world support and grooming while your groom yourself as a Scrum Master.
How Will Scrum Master Help You in Your Career?
Scrum is the requirement of today’s IT industry. Every IT project needs project management but traditional methods do not work well with today’s rapid changing IT infrastructure.
Scrum lets organizations and individuals stay ahead of the competition and adapt as per the changing environment.
Learn, adapt and stay ahead of the competition by certifying with Scrum as it fits perfectly with the modern IT project management needs. With Agile and Scrum, organizations have experienced a better success rate.
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What You Will Learn in This Training?
- Why and How to convince your management to start using Scrum.
- Your Role as a Scrum Master.
- Structure of Scrum Teams and various Scrum roles
- Scrum Fundamentals – Values, Principles, Process, Ceremonies, Artifacts.
- Scrum Reports, Iterations and feedback process.
- Change management issues with Scrum and how to deal with them.
Who is Eligible for The Scrum Master Training?
- Existing SCRUM Masters
- Planning for Scrum Master
- Business Analysts
- Development Team
- Product Managers
- Project Managers
- Software Engineers
- Team Leaders
Benefits of Doing Scrum Certification for an Individual
Becoming a certified Scrum Master will enable an individual to lead the teams and be an example in leading the change in trends.
With the market being changed now and then, it makes it difficult for individuals to stay updated with new trends. Once you have reached a certain position in your professional career, it starts to fade out of market trends due to advancement in technology, methodologies and/or change in working style.
Most people go through this mid-career crisis once in their life.
By learning Scrum Master, one can present an understanding of Scrum Framework within their team and lead them more easily through the change.
A certified Scrum Master is considered as the top choice among Scrum Certification worldwide. 80% of Scrum Professionals Prefer CSM Certificate. (Source – State of Scrum Report 2017-18)
Why Our Training is Effective?
It’s a practical Scrum Workshop – Experience all real-life problem and real-life scenarios that you will deal as Scrum Master. Get expert answers from our CST.
Expert Agile Coach – Our trainers have ample experience in coaching Agile teams. You will be able to relate every example and case study they share in the class.
Real-world support and grooming – Our Scrum Trainer is always an email away when you need guidance. You can always keep referring our online scrum program (Always updated)
Community Support – We have a thriving Discuss Agile Scrum user group which supports your continuous learning needs.
Interview Guide – We have designed a Scrum Interview Guide (for members); our video answers to frequent Scrum interview questions.
Continuous learning – What separates us from other vendors, we do tons of free webinars, live events, scrum and other agile workshops throughout the year. The topics of webinars and agile workshops are your real-life scrum problems.
Personal Branding as a Scrum Master – The biggest job-hunting tips for Scrum Master is – Become Visible in the community. Share your knowledge via blogging, webinars, and workshops. We have platforms, motivation, support and everything that you need to grow as a Scrum Master.
A career path in Scrum and Agile – Scrum Master is an entry-level role to begin with. We help you design a career path of your choice inside agile and scrum to help you grow faster.
Low on Cost, High on Value – It’s a value for money Scrum Workshop. Everything you learn, you can apply to your job as a Scrum Master.
If you are planning to get CSM certification, you might be having a lot of questions which you need to be addressed before you can enrol in an upcoming class, off course our sales team is always there to answer any of your queries, here are some of the frequently asked questions which you may like to go through
Q: What is covered in a two days CSM Workshop?
A: The Certified Scrum Master workshop prepares you for the role of a scrum master in your team. It’s an entry level workshop. You can expect answers to following questions in a CSM workshop –
- What is Scrum and how it’s different from Traditional and other Agile Frameworks
- What are core values of Scrum
- When to use scrum – Project complexity and other determining factors.
- What are different roles and responsibilities in a scrum team
- What are different meetings and ceremonies in scrum – i.e. Daily stand-up, Sprint Review, Sprint Retrospective and Release Planning
- What are different artefacts in Scrum – Product Backlog, Sprint Backlog and Burndown Charts etc
Q: How Do I Decide whether Certified Scrum Master training is appropriate for me?
A: Scrum Master workshop is for anyone who wish to learn this new framework for project management. Most IT enterprises in India have already adopted Agile and Scrum, if you are working as an IT professional in companies like TCS, Wipro, IBM, Infosys, Sapient, HCL and other similar organizations, a great understanding of Agile and scrum and scrum master certificate can help you accelerate your career.
Q: What is the cost of CSM Certification?
A: The cost of scrum Certificate is $100, its included in the cost of workshop and needs to be paid by the trainer himself.
Q: What is the process of getting certification?
A: You need to attend 2 days Mandatory certification workshop, post that there would be an online exam.
Q: What is the exam pattern for Certified Scrum Master exam?
A: 50 multiple-choice questions based on the Scrum Guide, there is no negative marking and will get 1 Hour to complete the exam and exam timer can not be paused as before, but the question can be bookmarked to answer later during the 1 Hour time limit.
Q: How many Attempts one gets to clear Scrum Master Exam?
A: Scrum Alliance give you two attempts to clear the exam, if you are unable to clear in two attempts, you can pay and take one more attempt.
Q: What is the passing percentage in CSM exam?
A: Passing percentage is 65. 24 Answers should be correct out of 35. You get two attempts, and exam is based on the scrum guide and what is being taught in two days of classroom workshop.
Q: Do you provide Job Assistance as well?
A: By default, CSM workshop does not come with a Job assistance. Though, we groom you for the role of a scrum master, here are some steps to grooming program which can accelerate your job search as scrum master –
- Scrum Interview Guide – Top 50 Scrum Interview Questions and their answers. -Free
- Scrum Quizzes – 50 Quizzes on scrum, to help you clear the pre-selection tests, clarifies your concepts on scrum
- Free Career Coaching- We organize one to one sessions with our trainer to help you design a career of your choice. These sessions are free and exclusive to our customers.
- Free PR and Networking Opportunities – You can write a blog on izenbridge or Discuss Agile portals. You can also contribute to our YouTube channel, be a speaker to our next scrum events in your city, take an online webinar which is broadcasted to our customers. All these activities are designed to create a personal brand which can make you visible; so that recruiters can spot you.
Q: There are so many agile training institutes in Canada, How are you different?
A: We are unlike any other Agile institutes. We only work with a selected set of Agile Trainers, after registering you will receive great online content, constant grooming for your next level of career in Agile, lots of free consulting and coaching over the lifetime. The partial answer to this question is also covered in previous question.
Q: Which companies are offering scrum master jobs in Canada?
A: Almost all IT companies are following scrum and looking for people who can join their scrum teams as Scrum Master, product owner or an Agile coach. If you develop a good working understanding of Agile and Scrum, getting a ScrumMasters role is not that difficult in Canada. Typically IBM, TCS, Infosys and Cognizant are considered the best payers for Scrum Master profile in Canada.
Q: Do you provide a scrum master online Course as well?
A: Scrum Alliance has made it mandatory to attend a classroom workshop in order to attain a CSM certificate. They prefer face to face interaction over an online or virtual learning. Along with the classroom workshop we will give you following 3 programs online –
- Scrum Framework for creating value – A Complete Scrum Master online course
- Agile Principles and Mindset – Helps you understand how Agile Mindset is different from a traditional mindset
- Kanban for software development teams – A free introductory program on Kanban. After going through this course, you can start implementing Scrumban, or Kanban for productivity in your scrum team, the course explains the kanban method thoroughly.
Q: Why is iZenbridge the best scrum master training in Canada?
A: We strive to create a great value for our CSM participants with lot of support and study material designed to give you an edge over your peers.
Q: What Other Agile Scrum Certifications do you recommend?
A:Agile and Scrum are ever growing fields, there are different level of Agile certification, you can choose them as you go up in your journey. CSM is considered to be a starting point in Agile. The next challenge is to get an active role in a scrum team or start a fresh implementation in your organization. In both the cases, you would need a particular set of skills such as facilitation, team building, servant leadership, communication along with a deeper understanding of the scrum philosophy. Though, we try to equip you with enough knowledge and understanding to lead implementation in your organization; getting a structured training in few areas is always helpful.
Here is a table of different certifications and their value for an IT professional –
|CSM||Scrum Alliance||Go for a Scrum Master role|
|CSPO||Scrum Alliance||Go for a product owner role|
|SAFeAgilist||Scaled Agile Academy||Scaling agile and scrum to bigger teams, enterprise level.|
|PMI-ACP||PMI||Understanding Agile from a project Manager’s point of view. Lead agile transformation in your team.|
|ASM||Scrum Alliance||Next Level after your CSM certification. Takes you deeper in scrum framework.|
|CSP||Scrum Alliance||CSP is like master’s degree in scrum.|
|Kanban||Lean Kanban University||Kanban is an alternate framework of Agile. You can mix with scrum to create scrumban, leads the team towards better productivity.|
|PMP||PMI||Not an Agile certificate, the PMBOK 6 has a limited flavour of Agile. Good for traditional project management methodologies|
Q: How Do I Choose the best training for CSM in Canada?
A: There is no one parameter for choosing the best training. Primarily you should look at these factors while choosing a training provider. If you follow this process, you will be able to choose the best institute for CSM certification in Canada.
|Criteria||Add provider of your choice here||iZenBridge|
|Does the training provider regular learning opportunity for free or minimal cost?||Yes, we do regular web and face to face community events|
|Do they help me design a certification path?||We work with each participant to address their certification needs and design a path for them.|
|Does your training provider give access to a community after the training?||Yes, we have the most active and vibrant Scrum User group in Asia. This group is open to all our CSM participants. We have close to 5000 active members from India who regularly blog and connect with other participants in the group.|
|Can they support me in meeting my future training needs?||We have the most extensive agile product portfolio in India. All CSM customers get special prices when they join our other workshops in future.|
|Do they provide some pre-training material? What kind of content is it?||We will offer you an eLearning program approved by Scrum Alliance. You will also receive a Scrum guide when you enrol for this course. To broaden your spectrum of knowledge, we offer you free program on Agile mindset and Kanban as well.|
|Do they provide career grooming?||Getting a scrum role immediately after your training is critical for multiple reasons.|
iZenbridge works to strengthen your portfolio, we give you a 50 interview questions explained by an expert. We also have scrum quiz to help you score better in preselection tests. If you need help with your CV we can support you there as well.
|Can I reach knowledge experts from provider to clarify doubts||Yes, you can do it via phone / mail / forum and in face to face events.|
|Does the provider help in getting CSP (Certified Scrum Professional)||Yes,We support you in getting next level of certification in scrum. We have support available till the level upto Certified Scrum Trainer.|
|Do they have mock tests for CSM?||iZenbridge offers you 50+ Short quizzes and two full length exams to practice for your scurm test.|
Q: Does your training cover agile methodology?
A: Scrum is one of the framework under Agile methodology and its used by 80% companies who are using Agile. This is a focused training on Scrum and the role of a scrum master within a team. In order to develop a broader understanding of Agile, we give you a complimentary program on Agile mindset along with CSM package. If you need further understanding, you may explore our free program on Agile and Scrum which covers the agile methodology in detail.
Q: How much each agile certification cost?
A: Here is a list of certifications and its price.
|Certified Scrum Master||25000 -28000 including certificate|
|Certified scrum Product Owner||25000 -28000 including certificate|
|Scaled Agile Framework||20000-24000 including certificate|
|PMI ACP||9000 for online training and upto 14000 for classroom workshops. Certification cost is $495.|
|Agile coaching||The cost of an Agile coaching program is around 35000 including the cost of certification.|
Q: What is the average scrum master salary? Who are the best payers?
A: A scrum master salary would vary according to the experience and profile. As per Payscale data, a scrum master median salary in Hyderabad is around 1115000 Indian Rupees.
h3>Q: How and where Do I access the scrum master interview questions?
A: You can subscribe to our Scrum master interview guide. It’s a collection of top 50 questions asked in a scrum master interview. We have created short videos explaining the answers in an easy to understand format.
Q: What is the difference between PMI ACP and Certified Scrum Master?
A: Both certificates are great and exist for a different purpose. PMI ACP is perhaps the most valued Agile certificate globally. Here is a brief comparison between both the certificates
|Certification body||Project Management institute||Scrum Alliance|
|Content focus||Covers the entire Agile methodology including the frameworks like scurm, Kanban, extreme programming, TDD, BDD etc.||Focuses only on Scrum and goes in depth in the role of a scrum master.|
|Roles to expect after the certification||Agile project Manager, Project manager, Agile delivery manager etc.||Scrum master, Scrum coach, Agile Coach, Scrum team member, Scrum product owner etc.|
|Exam Pattern||Objective type||Objective type|
|Cost||Around INR 10000 for training and $495 for the certification||Around 25-28000 INR for both training and certification.|
|Training Format||Both online and classroom||Only classroom|
Q: Can I do certified scrum master certification online?
A: CSM is a classroom workshop. Time and again, Scrum Alliance has reiterated the importance it gives to a face to face interaction. Its mandatory to attend a two-day training facilitated by a CST, only they have the authority to register on for the CSM exam after you have completed the training. There is no way to bypass this rule, additionally you learn a lot by interacting with the fellow participants which is not possible in an online world.
Q: Do you provide CSM certification dumps? How will I clear the exam?
A: We offer you close to 50 Scrum Quizzes which are free and comprehensive. You can practice with these quizzes before going for the actual exam. Typically, our CSM participants score close to 90% or more in their exams and we have a 100% pass record.
Q: Which Agile Certification is best and why?
A: This is a subjective question. There is no clear one answer which can satisfy you. If you go by the rate of adoption, Scrum is used by our 70% companies for developing their complex IT projects. The latest state of scrum report suggests that 64% of the companies who are using agile recommend CSM or CSPO certificate to their professionals. PMI ACP and Scaled Agile Frameworks are also widely adopted in IT Industry, if you have plans to continue in scrum and create a successful career for yourself, then choosing multiple certificate is important.
That is the reason why we help you create a career roadmap, and suggest certificates which can help you in your career as you go up in the ladder. Typically, a Certified Scrum master certificated coupled with the Scaled Agile and Agile coaching works best in Indian IT Industry.
Q: How much is csm certification cost? Is there any cost breakup?
A: A certified Scrum master workshop costs somewhere in the range of 24000-30000, depending on the provider. The cost of certification is included in the workshop and its collected by the trainer only. The fee is deposited by the trainer when they submitted your attendance for the two days CSM workshop. The certificate comes with a two-year validity, after that you need to renew it by paying USD 100 for another two years. Two year membership of scrum Alliance is also included in this cost.
Q: What is difference between Professional Scrum Master (PSM) and Certified Scrum Master (CSM)
A: Both PSM and CSM and globally recognized certificates. Here is a quick comparison to help you understand the difference –
|Certifying body||Scrum Alliance||Scrum.org|
|Mode of training||Classroom/offline||Online and offline both|
|Exam Pattern||Objective type questions||Objective type questions|
|Cost||Around 25-30K INR||Around 25-30K INR|
|Renewal and validity||Validity for two years. Then renewal of $100||Lifetime validity. No renewal required|
|Community support in India||Yes, an Engaged Scrum Community||Not a large community yet.|
|Next Level||CSP -CEC-CAL-CST||PSM II|
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Sekhar is a technocrat, management consultant and an Enterprise Agile Transformation Coach has over 17+ years of using methodologies from Agile to Waterfall. He primarily focusses on building great teams that make great organisations, inculcating agile ways of working, lean thinking, promoting innovation and help leadership transitioning through change that enables business agility.