Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) Training
You're a Certified ScrumMaster (CSM®), who's been introduced to the Scrum Values, practices, and applications. The next step in your Agile journey is to achieve your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM®) certification.
A-CSM certification course key features include:
- Instructor-led by a Certified Scrum Trainer®
- Hands-on experience with examples and case studies
- Everything you need to know to pass the A-CSM certification exam.
We will have a course that fits your schedule and is GUARANTEED TO RUN, no last minute cancellations! Unsure which date or location works best for you? Buy a voucher now and decide later, or request a quote for public, private, or group A-CSM certification training courses.
Certified Scrum Master Training Course Overview
Through the A-CSM course, you'll learn to:
- How to facilitate better dialogue between the Product Owner, Scrum Team members, customers, stakeholders, and executives
- How to respond confidently when encountering resistance to change, lack of engagement, low motivation, and unavailability of key people
- How to increase engagement to encourage greater accountability, commitment, and buy-in
- How to scale Scrum and Agile beyond a single team
Scrum Master Certification Training Course Benefits
This A-CSM training course provides the essential foundation for obtaining your Advanced Certified ScrumMaster Certification.
Enhance your skills
Build on your foundational knowledge with enhanced implementation skills.
Distinguish your expertise
The course is designed and taught by Certified Scrum Trainer® partners with extensive knowledge of the principles and values of Scrum.
Each student will receive a comprehensive student guide complete with examples and workshop solutions.
You'll Also Earn
Scrum Education Units
Professional Development Units
Continuing Development Units
Who Should Attend an A-CSM Course
Anyone who is looking to enhance their Scrum knowledge and skills including: ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, Product Owners, product managers, project managers, facilitators, team members, leaders, and others in the organization who are looking to grow their skillset.
In order to receive the A-CSM certification, you must:
- Have an active CSM certification with the Scrum Alliance
- Complete a A-CSM course via a Scrum Alliance approved trainer (i.e. this course)
- Document at least 12 months of experience as a ScrumMaster on your Scrum Alliance Profile. If you do not have the 12 months of experience, but want to learn and apply these concepts, you can take the class and document the experience as you get it (you will not have the A-CSM until you have all the experience documented).
Note: There is no exam for the A-CSM certification and you are eligible based on successful completion all educator-designed components of the course. You may take the A-CSM course at any time after completing your CSM certification, and must have at least 12 months of Scrum Master experience logged into your Scrum Alliance profile before you are eligible to receive your A-CSM certification.
In-Person or Online A-CSM Certification Courses
We offer Advanced Scrum Master Certification courses in multiple formats to meet your needs.
In-person Instructor-led A-CSM training at Watermark’s local facility in Minneapolis, MN. More locations coming soon!
Southtown Office Park
8120 Penn Avenue South, STE 470
Bloomington, Minnesota 55431
Web-based learning with a live instructor. Live, instructor-led virtual training leverages collaboration software platforms (e.g. Zoom) to ensure interaction and engagement of all course participants.
Provides maximum flexibility where students can choose to take the course LIVE or VIRTUAL. The instructor will be present at the address listed and will also host the workshop on a collaboration software program so students can choose their preferred training method.
If you have 10 or more employees seeking A-CSM training, we will deliver a private group training in the format of your choosing. We can accommodate remote employees in a virtual format or come to your office for on-site training.
Our A-CSM Certification Courses are Guaranteed to Run
All Advanced ScrumMaster certification courses are 100% guaranteed to run on the dates listed.
- Commit to firm dates
- Block your calendar
- No surprises!
Even if there's only one student registered, we are committed to running all the courses on our schedule. While other providers often postpone or cancel courses due to low enrollment, we promise to never do that to you.
A-CSM Certification Course Reviews Need these for A-CSM
I opted to take the Scrum Master Certification virtual course and was blown away. Mike Stuedemann is an exceptional instructor and is very engaging. Mike used countless activities, including case studies, polling, breakout rooms and other 'physical' assignments that got us up and moving around. Additionally Mike's extensive experience and ability to tell stories and provide real live examples made the material easy to understand and remember. After the class I was able to review my notes and study for about half a day and take the exam and pass with a perfect score. I would highly recommend this course to anyone in the project management space looking to transition to Agile/Scrum.
The Certified Scrum Master course was fast moving and packed with great information. The instructor did an awesome job keeping the pace of the class moving and interjected class exercises and stories to help enforce the topics being discussed. I would highly recommend this class for anyone interested in being a Certified Scrum Master. This class was great preparation for passing the online certification exam.
This class has great exercise, is interactive, and changed my mindset in an engaging manner. EVERYTHING will apply to my job.
I really liked the exercises and interactions. The spring exercise was particularly reinforcing. The instructor provided a number of real life examples that supported the material, and he was great with keeping the learning environment positive and productive.
The instructors were very knowledgeable about Scrum and I liked the group collaboration. I'm hoping to leverage what I learned in my job transition.
I really liked the small class size and hands-on simulation of Sprint Cycle. I work in Clinical Quality Improvement - standardizing workflow, related Electronic Health Record (Epic) functionality, clinical best practice, and external reporting requirements in a standardized way across 100 clinics. "Everything is important" in our organization and I've been looking for a method that promotes flexibility and reigns in the passionate chaos. I'm going to talk with my director about the value of Scrum.
S. Kristjan Selvig
I think the material was just right and easy to read. The instructors made it fun to learn, and the simulations were great. My next job I want to play a role of ScrumMaster.
5 stars across the board. I got a strong refresh / foundation to approach any new role I pursue.
This course is Agile and awesome. My whole team would benefit from the course.
Facilitation of this course was great. The stories really reinforced learning, and I will be able to use the process for improvement processing on the job.
The instructor's explanations, stories, and analogies were very relevant and he is so knowledgeable, friendly, and helpful! Best class so far!
I wanted to bring to your attention some feedback on the Certified ScrumMaster training presented at Watermark Learning. This was by far the best continuing education experience I have been exposed to in a very long time. The instructor was very knowledgeable about the subject matter as well as passionate about teaching it to others. Both of these elements made for an extremely informative as well as enjoyable experience. The instructor was able to keep our entire class engaged as well as facilitate the room dynamics like a pro. Thank you for such a wonderful learning experience. This makes bragging about Watermark Learning a no brainer! All the best.
I really like the relation of this into today's business world. When I get a job, I will be able to advocate for its application.
Scrum Master Certification Training FAQs Need these for A-CSM
Is your Scrum Master certification course guaranteed to run?
Yes - All of our CSM certification courses are 100% guaranteed to run on the dates listed. Even if there's only one student registered, we are committed to running the course. While other providers often postpone courses due to low enrollment, we promise to never do that.
Who should attend CSM Certification Training?
This is a great course for anyone involved in Agile-based projects or looking to help their organizations on their agile transformation journey. Individuals who aspire to be Scrum Masters, Product Owners, Cross-Functional Team Members, Project Managers, etc. can all benefit from this course.
Do you have CSM training couses near me?
Yes - we offer a variety of formats of training to best meet your needs. CSM courses are available in online formats with live instructors throughout multiple time zones. Additionally, we offer in-person courses in select markets.
What is included with your Scrum Master certification training?
Your Certified ScrumMaster training course is all-inclusive of what you need to be prepared for the exam. Included in the price of your course is your CSM exam fee and a 2-year Scrum Alliance membership. You will receive a workbook of course materials that will help you participate during class and reinforce Scrum concepts to prepare you for your exam and life as a Scrum Master. Lastly, our courses are pre-approved for PMI® Professional Development Units (PDUs), Scrum Alliance Scrum Education Units (SEUs) and Continuing Education Units (CDUs) to help you maintain existing certifications you may already have under your belt.
Are your instructors certified?
As a requirement of the Scrum Alliance, all Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) courses are taught by Certified Scrum Trainers (CSTs). CSTs go through a multi-year, rigorous vetting process to demonstrate their practical experience with Scrum and their ability to be effective instructors, so you can be sure that you are learning from the best!