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SAFe Scrum Master Certification | SSM Certification | SSM Exam Training

Earn your SAFe Scrum Master Certification (SSM certification). Take the SAFe Scrum Master Certification (SSM training) course to prepare for the SAFe Scrum Master Certification (SSM 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 Scrum Masters learning about their role in a SAFe enterprise context. Learn to facilitate Team and ART Level events for successful agile execution, explore Scrum in the context of the entire enterprise, and become a servant leader and coach. SAFe Scrum Masters help Agile Teams to deliver the maximum business value that is achievable through SAFe.

The SAFe® Scrum Master course equips attendees to coach Agile teams to deliver business value at scale. The course teaches you the tactical skills needed to be an effective Scrum Master in a SAFe organization. It also gives you the guidance and tools necessary for working in remote environments with distributed teams.

If you want to become a certified scrum master with the skills to help leading companies succeed with Agile and scrum, the SAFe® Scrum Master course is for you. Learn how scrum masters empower and lead Agile teams. Understand how to facilitate Agile events like iteration planning, team sync, and iteration retrospectives. And discover how to help teams plan and complete their work using SAFe Scrum and SAFe Kanban. You’ll also learn the principles of servant leadership, so you can help develop high-performing, engaged, continuously improving teams in your own organization.

1. Who will benefit?

Includes current and aspiring:

  • Scrum Masters
  • Agile Project Managers
  • Agile Coaches
  • Consultants
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Directors
  • Managers
  • Team Leaders
  • Directors
  • Product Owners
  • Product Managers
  • Technical Managers
  • Delivery Managers
  • Quality Managers
  • Engineering Managers
  • Technical Architects
  • Release Train Engineers
  • Human Resources Professionals

2. What is the associated certification?

Certified SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM)

3. What are the exam details?

Requirements

  • Review and acceptance of the Candidate Agreement are required to start the exam
  • Exam functionality instructions are provided following the Candidate Agreement

Exam Format

  • Questions are structured in a multiple-choice, single-select format
  • Exams are timed, and the timer is displayed once questions are presented
  • Exams will be submitted when thetimer ends, regardless of the number of questions answered
  • Scores are calculated by the number of correctly answered questions
  • Unanswered questions will be marked as incorrect
  • The “Submit” button ends the exam, and a score will be calculated

Practice Test

  • The format reflects the same number of questions, level of difficulty, timebox, and domain areas as the exam
  • Unlimited attempts
  • Passing the practice test does not guarantee passing the exam and is provided as a preparation resource

Details are subject to change at any time 

Duration

90 minutes

Number of Questions

45

Passing Score

73%

Delivery

Web-based, closed book, no outside assistance

Access

Learning Plan (after course completion)

Cost

First attempt included in the course registration fee if taken within 30 days of course completion

Retake Fee

$50; $250 for SPC

Retake Policy

First retake - May be taken immediately after the first failed attempt. 

Second retake - May be taken 10 days after the first retake.

Third retake - May be taken 30 days after the second retake. 

All subsequent retakes require a 30-day wait.

 

Domain

Topics

References

Introducing Scrum in SAFe® (22-28%)

  • Basic Agile development concepts
  • Basic Scrum concepts
  • Agile Teams in a SAFe Enterprise
  • High-performing team characteristics
  • Team events overview
  • DevOps and Release on Demand

Lesson 1, 2 and 4

Defining the Scrum Master / Team Coach role (26-30%)

  • Scrum Master / Team Coach characteristics
  • Scrum Master / Team Coach responsibilities
  • Agile team coaching

Lesson 2

Supporting Team Events (17-21%)

  • Iteration planning
  • Team sync
  • Backlog refinement
  • Iteration review
  • Iteration retrospective

Lesson 4

Supporting ART Events (25-29%)

  • PI Planning
  • IP Iteration
  • Inspect and Adapt event

Lesson 3 and 5

4. What are the learning goals?

  • How to facilitate Scrum events
  • How to support PI execution
  • How to coach teams to improve constantly
  • How to implement DevOps for continuous flow and delivery

5. What topics are covered?

  • How do Scrum Masters facilitate planning and execution of work during a PI?
  • How do you coach and lead Agile teams inside a SAFe enterprise?
  • How do you become a servant leader to build a high-performing team?

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 Scrum Master certification exam

7. Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites. This is a great introductory course.

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.

Professional Development Units & Scrum Education Units

Activity Number

SAFe ScrumMaster

   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_PBA®

             0.00

       2.25

     0.75

   3.00

 

  SSM
Claim Code 4446CQX5MO
 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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