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Least expensive way to obtain Scrum Master certification?
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I'm curious as to the least expensive path for receiving the Scrum Master certification. I see in-class courses that go for thousands of dollars, well I'm not growing money and would appreciate a less expensive path is possible.

Any suggestions fo obtaining the Scrum Master cert?
Thank you!
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I think the best way is self study seeing that you are already a PMP, its way easier than you think. Online there are a lot of free lessons, webinars and youtube videos that will help you prepare.
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1 reply by Michael Shanklin, MBA, PMP
Nov 06, 2017 12:35 PM
Michael Shanklin, MBA, PMP
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Do you take the exam in a room like with Prometrics? Is there an online exam available? Which firm do you recommend I go through to become a scrum master?
Thanks!
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Nov 06, 2017 12:32 PM
Replying to inambao lifanu
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I think the best way is self study seeing that you are already a PMP, its way easier than you think. Online there are a lot of free lessons, webinars and youtube videos that will help you prepare.
Do you take the exam in a room like with Prometrics? Is there an online exam available? Which firm do you recommend I go through to become a scrum master?
Thanks!
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Mike,

I recently wrote an article about my experience.

https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-pos...um-Master--PSM-

Let me know if you have any questions.
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1 reply by Michael Shanklin, MBA, PMP
Nov 06, 2017 3:05 PM
Michael Shanklin, MBA, PMP
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Thanks Andrew, I'll check it out!
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Nov 06, 2017 2:55 PM
Replying to Andrew Craig
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Mike,

I recently wrote an article about my experience.

https://www.projectmanagement.com/blog-pos...um-Master--PSM-

Let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks Andrew, I'll check it out!
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Sometimes the local chapters also offered this certification would like to recommend you to contact your local chapter.
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International Scrum Institute - http://www.scrum-institute.org/

Offers scrum certifications starting from USD 29.

according to the ste the certifications have worldwide credibility.
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The most well known Scrum Master certification is CSM (Certified Scrum Master) by Scrum Alliance. As far as I know you need to attend a class to get eligibility the do the exam. Then you do the exam online. The classes are usually fairly expensive (around US$ 1500 - US$ 2000 in northern Europe).

The second well known Scrum Master certification is PSM (Professional Scrum Master) by Scrum.org. Here you can do self study and then just pay to do the exam online. This keeps the cost down. The exam cost for PSM I is US$ 150 per attempt.

Other providers of Scrum certification are largely unknown. There is not much use having a certification that is not well known and recognised.
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1 reply by Tajudeen Muhammed Oyedele (PMP, CISM)
Nov 14, 2017 12:27 AM
Tajudeen Muhammed Oyedele (PMP, CISM)
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Nice Advice. Thanks
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Nov 11, 2017 5:02 PM
Replying to Tom Björkholm
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The most well known Scrum Master certification is CSM (Certified Scrum Master) by Scrum Alliance. As far as I know you need to attend a class to get eligibility the do the exam. Then you do the exam online. The classes are usually fairly expensive (around US$ 1500 - US$ 2000 in northern Europe).

The second well known Scrum Master certification is PSM (Professional Scrum Master) by Scrum.org. Here you can do self study and then just pay to do the exam online. This keeps the cost down. The exam cost for PSM I is US$ 150 per attempt.

Other providers of Scrum certification are largely unknown. There is not much use having a certification that is not well known and recognised.
Nice Advice. Thanks

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