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SAFe® Scrum Master with SSM Certification

For Scrum Masters learning about their role in a SAFe enterprise context. Learn to facilitate Team and Program Level events for successful program 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.

Description

In this two-day course, attendees gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning.

Attendees discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value at scale. SAFe 5 Scrum Master (SSM) certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.

1. Who will benefit?

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • New Scrum Masters who need to perform the role
  • Existing Scrum Masters who would like to understand their role in the context of a SAFe enterprise
  • Team Leads who want to understand the Scrum Master role
  • SAFe Release Train Engineers who want to coach Scrum Masters on their role
  • Program or Project Manager, Business Analyst, Portfolio Manager, Program Manager, Delivery Manager
  • Agile Coach, Consultant, Architect, Engineer, Developer, Quality
  • Director, Manager, Product Manager, Product Owner

2. What is the associated certification?

Certified SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM)

3. What are the exam details?

Completion of this course gives you access to the exam and all related study materials as part of your Learning Plan in the SAFe Community Platform.

  • Exam name – SAFe® 5 Scrum Master Exam
  • Exam format – Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam access – Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe® Scrum Master course
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions – 45
  • Passing score – 34 out of 45 (75%)
  • Language – English
  • Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.

4. What are the learning goals?

To perform the role of a SAFe® Scrum Master, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterprise
  • Facilitate Scrum events
  • Facilitate effective Iteration execution
  • Support effective Program Increment execution
  • Support relentless improvement
  • Coach Agile teams for maximum business results
  • Support DevOps implementation

5. What topics are covered?

  • Introducing Scrum in SAFe
  • Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master
  • Experiencing Program Increment planning
  • Facilitating Iteration execution
  • Finishing the Program Increment
  • Coaching the Agile team

6. What will you receive?

The class registration includes:

  • Printed workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Scrum Master (SSM) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • Certified SAFe® Scrum Master PDF certificate
  • Certified SAFe® Scrum Master digital badge to promote the accomplishment online
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform, which includes access to the SSM Community of Practice
  • Access to Meetup groups and events that provide connections to other certified SAFe professionals
  • A variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

7. Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 5 Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam:

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles
  • Awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and eXtreme Programming (XP)
  • Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes

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

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