Scrum Certification Details

As shown below,  There are  four levels of Scrum certifications.  See below for a more comprehensive overview of what each level entails. 

Associate/Fundamentals Level Certifications

Available Associate Level Certifications
SFC
Population
The Scrum Foundations level certification is for anyone interested in learning more about each specific Aspect of their field of study. These certifications are designed for individuals operating at the team member level.
Prerequisites
This certification has no prerequisites.
Training Length

Exam preparation training and study for this certification is approximately two (2) hours.

Eligible PDUs: 10 

Exam Requirements

These exams are 40-Multiple Choice Questions administered online in an open book exam format. Candidates have 60-minutes to complete the exam and require a 75% to pass.

Exam Pass Rate: 99% (based on first exam attempts).

 

Professional Level Certifications

Available Professional Level Certifications

SDC  SMC  SPOC

Population
The Scrum Developer, Scrum Master, and Scrum Product Owner certifications are for individuals who want to gain a comprehensive understanding of a particular aspect of their field of study. These certifications are designed for individuals operating at the team leader level.
Prerequisites
This certification has no prerequisites.
Training Length

Exam preparation training and study for this certification is approximately five (5) to ten (10) hours.

Eligible PDUs: 15

Exam Requirements

Scrum Developer : These exams are 70-Multiple Choice Questions administered online in a proctored exam format. Candidates have 90-minutes to complete the exam and require a 70% to pass.

Exam Pass Rate: 98% (based on first exam attempts).

Scrum Master Certified: These exams are 100-Multiple Choice Questions administered online in a proctored exam format. Candidates have 120-minutes to complete the exam and require a 70% to pass.

Exam Pass Rate: 95% (based on first exam attempts).

Scrum Product Owner Certified:  These exams are 140-Multiple Choice Questions administered online in a proctored exam format. Candidates have 180-minutes to complete the exam and require a 70% to pass.

Exam Pass Rate: 93% (based on first exam attempts).

Recertification: Recertification is required every three years.

 

Specialist Level Certifications

Available Specialist Level Certifications
SSMC  SSPOC
Population
Scaled and Expert certifications are tailored to professionals working to gain practical and theoretical expertise in Scrum. These certifications are designed for individuals operating at the Company leadership level.
Prerequisites
Candidates are expected to have three (3) years of experience working within their aspect of sales and marketing. Additionally, candidates must either possess a certification as a Scrum Master or Scrum Product Owner
Training Length

Exam preparation training and study for this certification is approximately twenty (20) hours.

Eligible PDUs: 20

Exam Requirements

These exams are 70-Multiple Choice Questions administered online in an proctored exam format. Candidates have 90-minutes to complete the exam and require a 70% to pass.

SSMC Exam Pass Rate: 95% (based on first exam attempts).

SSPOC Exam Pass Rate: 95% (based on first exam attempts).

Recertification:  Recertification is required every three years.

 

Expert Level Certifications

Available Expert Level Certifications
SAMC  ESMC  SCAC
Population
Expert certifications are tailored to professionals working to gain practical and theoretical expertise in Scrum. These certifications are designed for individuals operating at the Executive leadership level.
Prerequisites
Candidates are expected to have five (5) years of experience working within Scrum
Training Length

Exam preparation training and study for this certification is approximately forty (40) hours.

Eligible PDUs: 25

Exam Requirements

Agile Master Certified (SAMC) - These exams are 100-Multiple Choice Questions administered online in a proctored exam format. Candidates have 120-minutes to complete the exam and require a 70% to pass.

Exam Pass Rate: 93% (based on first exam attempts).

Expert Scrum Master Certified (ESMC) - These exams are 200-Multiple Choice Questions administered online in a proctored exam format. Candidates have 240-minutes to complete the exam and require a 70% to pass.

Exam Pass Rate: 89% (based on first exam attempts).

Agile Certified Coach: Must hold a certification in any three Scrum area from the following list: SMC, SPOC, SDC, SAMC.  After which, the candidate may apply by purchasing the application. An Agile Coach at Project Altitude will work with you until your application is accepted.

Exam Pass Rate: Project Altitude works with each applicant until they complete the certification process.

Recertification: Recertification is required every three years.

 

Certification Exam Instructions - If you have enrolled in a full course, skip to step 4.

  • Step 1. Read the Exam Policies; then, Once you have purchased a certification exam you will be able to download instructions on how to register for a proctored exam after you have been granted access to your new course room. 
  • Step 2. You will receive an email within 24-hours granting you access to a new Couse room for the course exam you have purchased. 
  • Step 3. Use the instructions you received from step 1 to register and sit for your proctored exam.
  • Step 4. Once in your course room, select "my exam"  from the left hand panel.
  • Step 5. Select the exam that you wish to take by selecting "Schedule" or "Take Exam." Verify your information is correct and select continue.
  • Step 6. Select the date and time you wish to sit for your proctored exam and select "continue"
  • Step 7. Verify the date and time and select "confirm."

Recertification Instructions

  • Step 1. Once it is time to recertify, go to the recertification page.
  • Step 2. Select and purchase the recertification course and exam you need to recertify.
  • Step 4. Once in your course room, you may complete the course.
  • Step 4. Once the course is completed, select "my exam"  from the left hand panel.
  • Step 5. Select the exam that you wish to take by selecting "Schedule" or "Take Exam." Verify your information is correct and select continue.
  • Step 6. Select the date and time you wish to sit for your proctored exam and select "continue"
  • Step 7. Verify the date and time and select "confirm."