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SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Certification | SASM Certification | SASM Exam Training

Earn your SAFe Advanced Scrum Master certification (SASM certification). Take the SAFe Advanced Scrum Master training (SASM training) course to prepare for the SAFe Advanced Scrum Master exam (SASM exam) with BTII Institute, a top-rated training industry leader with highly experienced instructors. BTII Institute is an early adopter of Scaled Agile Framework® (SAFe), the #1 framework for scaling Agile.

Description

For SAFe® Scrum Masters or equivalent responsible for program execution. Learn scalable engineering, DevOps practices, and facilitate cross-team interactions in support of program execution and relentless improvement in an enterprise environment. SAFe® Advanced Scrum Masters develop a systems view of the Scrum Master role in an enterprise with a focus on integrated practices for facilitating teams in larger Agile applications.

As a practicing scrum master in a SAFe organization, you have the tactical skills to coach Agile teams to deliver business value. Build on that solid foundation in the SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master course and discover how to facilitate success for Agile teams, Agile Release Trains (ARTs), and the organization. And get the guidance and tools you need to work effectively in remote environments with distributed teams.

Take your leadership skills to the next level. The SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master course will give you the tools to improve your coaching and facilitation skills, avoid common missteps, and encourage relentless improvement. You’ll learn how to apply Lean, Kanban, DevOps, and SAFe principles to improve team and business outcomes. You’ll up-level your facilitation skills for key Agile and SAFe events, whether they’re in person or across teams and time zones. And you’ll discover how communities of practice can support continuous improvement.

1. Who will benefit?

Includes current and aspiring:

  • Senior Scrum Masters
  • Agile Coaches
  • Agile Transformation Leaders
  • Lean Agile Center of Excellence (LACE) Members
  • PMO/APMO/ePMO Leaders & Members
  • Release Train Engineers
  • Senior Managers
  • Group Leaders
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Product Managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Consultants Development Managers and Senior Business Analysts

2. What is the associated certification?

Certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)

3. What are the exam details?

When you are ready to take the exam, log into the SAFe Community Platform to access the exam.
When the exam timer ends, the exam will be submitted, regardless of the number of questions answered. A score will be calculated based on the number of questions answered. Unanswered questions will be automatically marked as incorrect. If you finish answering all questions before the exam timer ends, you can click the “Submit” button and your score will be calculated.

When you launch the exam, you will be required to review and accept the Candidate Agreement before starting the exam. Exams are timed and the timer will be visible throughout the exam.
Questions are structured in multiple choice or multiple response format.

Questions will require either one answer or multiple. “Choose two” or a “Choose three” style multiple response questions indicate the number of answers required for the question. Multiple response questions require all correct answers to be selected as no partial credit is given.
 

Duration

120 minutes

Number of questions

60

Passing score

44/60 (73%)

Competency level

Advanced; Expert, fully competent; can perform tasks with little assistance

Question format

Multiple choice (one answer) or multiple select (2-3 answers)

Delivery

Web-based, closed book, no outside assistance, timed

Access

Community Platform upon completion of the course

Languages offered

English

Cost

First attempt included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake or attempt past the 30-day window is $50

 

Exam Sections and Percentages

References

Exploring the Scrum Master role (15%)

  • Explore Scrum Master challenges in the Enterprise

  • Explain the purpose and basic constructs of SAFe

  • Establish Scrum Master connections in SAFe

Applying SAFe Principles (15%)

  • #1 - Take an economic view

  • #2 - Apply systems thinking

  • #3 - Assume variability; preserve options

  • #4 - Build incrementally with fast, integrated learning cycles

  • #5 - Base milestones on objective evaluation of working systems

  • #6 - Visualize and limit WIP, reduce batch sizes, and manage queue lengths

  • #7 - Apply cadence, synchronize with cross-domain planning

  • #8 - Unlock the intrinsic motivation of knowledge workers

  • #9 - Decentralize decision-making

Exploring Agile and Scrum anti-patterns (13%)

  • Explore anti-patterns associated with the Product Owner role

  • Explain how Stories and tasks may lead to anti-patterns

  • Identify context-specific anti-patterns in your environment

  • SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Student Workbook: materials and exercises from Lesson 3

Facilitating program execution (15%)

  • Synchronize development with the Agile Release Train

  • Organize teams on the Train

  • Plan the Program Increment

  • Execute the Program Increment

  • Release value on demand

  • Prepare for the next PI Planning session

Improving flow with Kanban and XP (13%)

  • Build your Kanban board

  • Measure and optimize flow

  • Build quality in

  • Foster engineering craftsmanship

  • Facilitate collaboration with Architects, System Team, and Operations

Building high-performing teams (17%)

  • Foster collaboration on the team

  • Facilitate cross-team collaboration

  • Build trust with stakeholders

  • Develop team skill set

  • Create an Improvement Backlog

Improving program performance (12%)

  • Explore the Inspect and Adapt process

  • Apply problem-solving workshop

4. What are the learning goals?

  • How to apply SAFe principles to facilitate, enable, and coach in a multi-team environment
  • How to adopt scalable engineering practices, Kanban, DevOps, and Agile architecture to optimize flow
  • How to advance your facilitation skills for ART and team event planning, execution, and delivering end-to-end value
  • How to build communities of practice to support high-performing teams and ART efficiency
  • How to lead distributed teams effectively in remote environments

5. What topics are covered?

  • What’s the next step in my learning as a SAFe Scrum Master?
  • How can I improve my coaching and facilitation skills to support my team?
  • What are common anti-patterns to avoid when encouraging relentless improvement at scale?

6. What will you receive?

  • Course workbook and SAFe Studio access to help prepare you to take the certification exam, claim their digital badge, and tools to get started in your SAFe role
  • Remote learning via SAFe® Virtual Classrooms
  • One-year membership to SAFe Studio with your first class attendance
    • Team Event Facilitator Guides
    • Online collaboration templates for all SAFe team events
    • Toolkits to help prepare and execute PI Planning
  • Access to content, tools, and resources you need to practice SAFe every day
  • SAFe Advanced Scrum Master certification exam

7. Prerequisites

Scrum Master experience or training is preferred but not required.

8. Professional Development Units (PDUs) & Scrum Education Units

Attendees may be eligible to apply for PDUs below toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

Activity Number

 SAFeAdvanced 

   Duration

  2 days

PMI Certification

    Technical

 Leadership 

 Strategic 

  Total  

PMP®

        12.00

      2.25

     0.75

  15.00

PgMP®

        12.00

      2.25

     0.75

  15.00

PMI_RMP®

          0.00

      2.25

     0.75

    3.00

PMI_SP®

          0.00

      2.25

     0.75

    3.00

PMI_ACP®

         12.00

      2.25

     0.75

   15.00

PfMP®

           0.00

      2.25

     0.75

    3.00

PMI_PBAsm

           0.00

      2.25

     0.75

    3.00

 

  SASM
Claim Code 4446PGFUBE
 Ways/Working  12
 PowerSkills  2.25
 Business  0.75
 Project  Management  12
 Portfolio  Management  0
 Business  Analysis  0
 Agile  12
 Risk Management  0
 Scheduling  0

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