Certified Scrum Master®

If you’re ready to grow more Agile with Scrum, our Certified Scrum Master®(CSM®) class is designed for you. You’ll learn the Scrum framework and gain an understanding of team accountabilities, events, and artifacts, as well as how to guide your team to apply Scrum.

Considered the gold standard of certification, Certified Scrum Master is an interactive and engaging learning experience.


Advanced Certified Scrum Master®

Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM℠) is a full immersion into the world of the Scrum Master role. The class explores Agile Facilitation and Agile Coaching and how the Scrum Master uses these skills to support the Team, the Product Owner, and the Organization. The class is full of real-world examples and practical tools and techniques that can be implemented immediately at your workplace.


Certified Scrum Professional—Scrum Master®

Certified Scrum Professionals challenge their teams to improve the way Scrum and Agile principles are applied. They demonstrated experience, documented training, and proven knowledge in Scrum, making them invaluable to their Organization. The online class provides a deep dive into Lean Thinking, visual facilitation techniques, remote teams, and more as we examine the relationship of the Scrum Master to the Product Owner, the Team, and the Organization.

Certified Training Classes

Through our team of dedicated Certified Scrum Trainers, Braintrust delivers more than 200 Certified Classes each year. Check out our upcoming schedule or browse our entire class catalog.

Traits Of An Effective Scrum Master

Humble, with no need to take credit for the Team’s work. They get all their satisfaction from seeing the Scrum Team succeed.

A Leader who puts the needs of the Scrum Team ahead of theirs and is willing to do what it takes to help them succeed.

Diligently pursues any obstacle blocking the Team’s progress and seeks solutions to remove the obstacle.

Advocates for the Team, Product Owner, and the Scrum process throughout the organization.

Loyal to the Team, the Product, and the Organization. 

A trainer for the Scrum Process to the Scrum Team members and the Organization.

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Why Pursue A Scrum Master Certification?

Many Organizations Now Require Certification


If you’re looking to pursue a career in an industry like technology, marketing, or finance, a Scrum Master certification can often be a requirement of a higher-level position.

Similarly, your Organization might be implementing Agile and require that you take a Scrum Master certification so you can lead your Team within the Agile process.

You Want A Higher Salary


With Agile becoming more popular across a wide variety of industries, the need for certified ScrumMasters is only increasing. On average, Scrum Masters earn more than their non-qualified counterparts, with the average Scrum Master earning around $100,000/year in the US. This means that you can use your Scrum Master certification to negotiate a raise if you’re happy in your current role, or you have a powerful bargaining position when you’re looking for a new job.

Learn New Career Skills


Not only is holding a Scrum Master certification a powerful thing to include on your resumé, but it’s also a great way to learn new skills that you’ll need regardless of the industry you work in.

Network With Other Professionals


Regardless of if you only take an entry-level Scrum Master certification or you want to work to something more advanced like your CSP-SM, you’ll get access to both The Braintrust Group and the Scrum Alliance support systems as a recognized Scrum professional.

You’re Serious About Project Management


If you’re considering pursuing a career in project management, then working towards a Scrum Master certification with ScrumAlliance is a great way to begin moving towards that goal.

It’s The Future


With massive corporations like Amazon, Microsoft, and Intel adopting Agile methodologies, it won’t be long before Scrum Master certification becomes a requirement for high-level positions in the technology industry and beyond. Taking a certification now puts you in a great position for when that inevitably happens, so it’ll continue to convey an advantage long after you’ve taken and passed the certification.

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