Agile Scrum Master Certification Syllabus

Project Management has evolved over the last two decades with best practices and methodologies forged together to create a robust enterprise framework. Today, Agile has become one of the most important developments in recent years. With ever-increasing, the need for high priority requests and consistency in deliverables, Agile project management has allowed faster iteration of products and an increase in success rates of overall completion of projects. The Agile Scrum Master Certification Syllabus provides an in-depth Curriculum to assist you in clearing the Agile Scrum Master Exam.

In the world of Project Management, Agile stands out as one of the best methodologies for quick and iterative delivery of results. Scrum is an agile framework that divides the work involved into time-bound iterations called Sprints. Each Sprint focuses on achieving a specific target that forms a part of the product increment.

Agile Scrum Master Certification Training

The Agile Scrum Master certificate by EXIN is one of the highly endorsed advanced level Scrum role-based certifications that focus on adopting Agile or Scrum in the workplace and taking on the role of a Scrum Master. The Agile Scrum Master (ASM) Certification is your gateway to learning the most popular Agile project management methodology. This Agile Scrum Master certification training enables you to deliver products in functional stages, improve collaborations, and create a flexible process. As a result, the changes are less impactful on project quality, cost, and timing.

Agile Scrum Master Certification Syllabus Overview

1. Agile way of thinking

1.1 - Concepts of Agile

  • The candidate can
  • Explain the Agile perspective
  • Explain how Agility brings predictability and flexibility

1.2 - Continuously improving the process

  • The candidate can
  • Explain how to use continuous improvement

1.3 - Other frameworks and other Agile frameworks

  • The candidate can
  • Recognize different frameworks and methodologies: Waterfall, Crystal, Lean, XP, DSDM, DevOps

1.4 - Applying Agile principles in IT Service Management 2.5%

  • The candidate can
  • Explain how to implement Agile principles within IT Service Management

2. Scrum Master Role

2.1 - Responsibilities and commitment

  • The candidate can
  • Explain which tasks and obligations belong to the Scrum Master role
  • Define which solutions are applicable for solving problems
  • Explain which tools to use to ease the team

2.2 - Coaching the team and mediating

  • The candidate can
  • Explain when and how to negotiate through conflict
  • Define how to mentor and challenge the team
  • Explain the importance of training

2.3 - Other roles (Product Owner, Development Team)

  • The candidate can
  • Explain all roles within the Scrum framework

3. Agile Estimating, Planning, Monitoring, and Control

3.1 - Writing and maintaining the Product and Sprint Backlog

  • The candidate can
  • Explain why a decent Definition of Done is so important
  • Create and recognize good User Stories
  • Explain how to maintain the Product Backlog and how to add Product Backlog Items

3.2 - Agile Planning

  • The candidate can
  • Explain iterative planning in all the planning stages: Roadmap, Release, and Sprint Planning
  • Explain the role of the Scrum Master in all the planning stages: Roadmap, Release, and Sprint Planning

3.3 - Agile Estimation

  • The candidate can
  • Explain when and how to estimate utilizing Story Points, Ideal Hours, and Ideal Days
  • Explain how to tutor a planning session, with and without Planning Poker
  • Recognize errors in estimation
  • Explain how to calculate ROI (Return on Investment)

3.4 - Tracking and communicating progress

  • The candidate can
  • Identify impediments, deviations, road obstructions, and other obstacles that impact the progress positively and negatively
  • Explain how to create Information Radiators, how to depict them, and how to act on the outcomes
  • Explain commonly used tracking techniques (Burn-Down Chart, Velocity)

3.5 - Staying in control

  • The candidate can
  • Explain how to manage problems, bugs and informing

4. Complex Projects

4.1 - Scaling Agile projects

  • The candidate can
  • Explain how to utilize the Product Backlog in a scaled environment
  • Explain how to proportion to larger teams using Scrum-of-Scrums

4.2 - Suitability of Agile for various types of projects

  • The candidate can
  • Explain in which cases it is preposterous to use Agile
  • Identify the restrictions of a Scrum Team
  • Agile administration in tooling and tool integration
  • The candidate can
  • Explain which tools can assist a team in using or adopting Agile and thereby increasing the quality of the development process

5. Adopting Agile

5.1 - Introducing Agile

  • The candidate can
  • Explain which project management activities are imperative to include in the transition plan
  • Define which milestones are significant in the transition
  • Explain how to manage with resistance to change

5.2 - Self-organization

  • The candidate can
  • Explain what self-organization means and how project management is shared
  • Explain what it means to have a cross-functional team

5.2 - Agile requirements and legitimate environment

  • The candidate can
  • Explain what changes in culture should be made before adopting Agile
  • Explain what physical changes need to be made before adopting Agile


Invensis Learning’s Agile Scrum Master looks to confirm both skills and knowledge of the Agile framework and Scrum methodology. Agile Scrum is about working together to reach a goal successfully. Agile methodologies are famous approaches in software development and are increasingly being utilized in other fields. Scrum practices include establishing cross-functional and self-managed groups, producing a working deliverable at the end of every iteration or Sprint.

The Scrum Master is a facilitator for an agile development team. As a result, there is a huge demand for highly skilled Scrum Masters worldwide. LinkedIn ranked Scrum Master as one of the top 10 promising jobs of 2019. So, if you are a capable candidate, there are a lot of opportunities for you out there.

FAQs on Agile Scrum Master Certification Syllabus

1. How do I become an Agile Scrum Master?

You can become an Agile Scrum Master by enrolling in Invensis Learning’s Agile Scrum Master certification program and learning everything from scratch. The course is tailored to assist you in strengthening your knowledge of Agile Scrum methodologies and their implementation.

2. Is this Agile Scrum Master Certification accredited?

Yes, The Agile Scrum Master Certification is accredited by EXIN.

3. What is the structure of the Agile Scrum Master Exam?

  • Exam Type: Closed book, Multiple choice examination questions
  • Number of Questions: 40 questions
  • Passing score: 26 marks required to pass (out of 40 available) - 65%
  • Duration: 60 minutes duration

Agile Scrum Master Training and Exam Details

Areas of Study

  • Concepts of Agile and Scrum, especially Agile way of Thinking
  • Scrum Master role
  • Agile Estimating, Planning, Monitoring and Control
  • Complex projects such as scaling Agile projects, suitability of Agile, and Agile administration
  • Adopting Agile by introducing Agile, self-organization, Agile requirements, and proper environment
  • To register for Agile Scrum Master certification examination, a candidate must successfully complete Agile Scrum Master training provided by EXIN Registered Education Partner such as Invensis Learning. Training is mandatory.
  • Closed book, Multiple choice examination questions
  • 40 questions
  • 26 marks required to pass (out of 40
  • available) - 65%
  • 60 minutes duration

    Exam Fees: The Agile Scrum Master certification exam cost is approximately around 200 USD. For Agile Scrum Master certification, the training includes the exam cost.

  • The Agile Scrum Master Certification training cost is around 1200 USD approximately. For more details, please refer to the training schedule given below. Select your preferred date and enroll for the Agile Scrum Master course.

Job roles that can benefit from Agile Scrum Master training include, but are not limited to:

  • Software Developers
  • Project Team Members
  • Team Leads
  • Project Architects
  • Project Managers
  • Scrum Team Members
  • Scrum Managers
  • Scrum Masters
  • And anybody who is part of IT and project management teams working on projects

Invensis Learning is a Registered Education Partner (REP®) of EXIN to provide Agile Scrum Master training globally.

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