Scrum Master Certification Program

Preparation for the PSM I (Professional Scrum Master level 1) exam from Scrum.org

We offer two packages for this program:

  1. An elearning course that teaches you the topics of the exam.
  2. A set of simulated exams with questions similar to the real exam and with useful explanations for all questions.

You can use one or both of these packages for your exam preparation.

❶ Scrum Master eLearning Course

This course covers the Scrum framework as defined in the PSM I exam syllabus by Scrum.org. It’s useful for learning Scrum, as well as preparing for the PSM I exam.

Based on the syllabus of the exam, the course is kept simple by focusing only on the core framework, without reviewing the techniques and practices that we usually use in real-world projects. This has made it a short and simple course, with about 3 hours of video, which is equal to a one-day classroom course.

The course comes with a set of Integrated Flashcards at the end of each lesson that helps you remember the key concepts.

The course is €35, and you will have full access to it for one year after your purchase.

The first 30% of the course is free, and you can start it right now:

Start with Lesson 1 (free)

❷ Scrum Master Simulated Exams

This package was first published on March 18, 2015, and it has been updated multiple times since then. The second edition of the simulator was published on September 4, 2018, with a complete revision of questions and explanations, the addition of many more questions, and the inclusion of updates based on the latest changes to the Scrum Guide. The new edition is provided by the Infinite Exam Simulator™, a sophisticated engine that helps you learn more.

The questions have the same style, level of difficulty, and underlying concepts as the real exam.

Number of questions: equal to 455 (1)

Varieties of questions: 616,694 (2)

(2): On a difficult exam such as this, candidates take multiple sample exams to make sure they can pass the real exam. However, when there’s a limited number of questions in the bank, you soon remember the right answers without having to think. Therefore, you don’t have enough opportunity to learn and you won’t be able to trust your score in the simulated exam. Infinite Exam Simulator solves this problem by providing you with many varieties of questions, in fact, hundreds of thousands of them. Therefore, you can learn more and have a better evaluation of your performance.

(1): The number of concepts covered in this package is usually covered with about 455 questions in a normal exam simulator that doesn’t provide varieties.

The package is €27. You will have unlimited access to the package and can take the exams as many times as you want for one year after your purchase.

Exam simulator overview and purchase

 

Disclaimer

Content on our site is not affiliated with nor endorsed by Scrum.org. These are independent training materials for learners who are not taking classroom courses.

PSM, Professional Scrum Master, PSPO, and Professional Scrum Product Owner are trademarks of Scrum.org.

59 Responses to Scrum Master Certification Program

  1. Agilemania September 14, 2018 at 08:16 #

    Thanks for the great insights and brilliant tips o pass the PSM.

  2. Oscar August 30, 2018 at 06:47 #

    Thanks a lot for this wonderful PSM 1 preparation bundle. Nader is a high level teacher and explain clearly all Scrum’s concept :)

    Your integrated flashcards and your test simulator for PSM are just awesome.

    I cleared the PSM 1 exam with 97,5% and I would like to purchase the PSPO I preparation bundle, but this one covers another courses that I don’t want to study for the moment (PMI-ACP, ASF for exam).

    Is it possible to purchase only one bundle for PSPO I without ASF & PMI-ACP?

    I really thank you for the high quality of your courses and let me know when you will upgrade your PMP course to PMBOOK V6.

    • Nader K. Rad August 31, 2018 at 14:04 #

      Hi Oscar,
      I’m glad you liked it, and thanks for the comment.
      During summer (when we can’t record because of the hot weather), we’ve structured and prepared the content for the update of the PMP course and PSPO I course, and we’ll start recording in less than two weeks. I think those two courses will be ready in about two months.
      For the PSPO program, I suggest you wait for the updated version, if you’re not in a rush.

  3. Bryan July 24, 2018 at 12:24 #

    The course material is well thought out and presented. I followed the online training, listened to the audio files during my travels. Read the scrum guide, watched some of the videos again to verify certain points then did the practice exams.

    Then I thought about that pass mark of 85%. Sounds daunting, but if you follow the material and listen to the advice, it’s possible.

    Many thanks and keep up the great training courses.

  4. Samuel July 17, 2018 at 13:11 #

    The material from this course is an invaluable resource to prepare for the certification. Reviewing the content of this course is a tremendous help ! I highly recommend it, considering that this content is very much like the real exam. The exam preparation notes are also a great value !

  5. Swapnil June 23, 2018 at 18:35 #

    Very good PSM I Certification preparation online course. I passed PSM I with 90%. Please read official Scrum guide and follow as per preparation guidelines as per this course. This will help a lot. Thanks mPlaza.

  6. Gill June 7, 2018 at 22:24 #

    Learned a lot and passed on my first try. The course material is really clear and the exam simulations invaluable prep for the PSM1 exam. Many thanks!

  7. Vishvanath May 7, 2018 at 21:14 #

    Hi All,

    I want to give a very positive feedback for the PSM I training bundle from Mplaza. This really helped me to gain the right knowledge. Nader is excellent!
    I was able to clear the exam with 97.5%.

    Working in Agile-Scrum for several years in my company, I was confident at the beginning. But as i started reading more on Scrum Guide and Mplaza’s training material, I learnt a lot. I would recommend this to everyone including people who know scrum and have worked using it for long time.

    Below points might help you to be confident in getting the certification:
    1. Be honest to yourself and prepare your mind that you will be dedicated to study
    2. Read the scrum guide from Scrum.org twice to understand. Best way is to just take a print out and highlight points you feel important (old fashion way)
    3. Watch Nader’s online videos and understand very carefully (no hurry, no skipping). You can see the flash cards questions and think about the answers. If mind gets distracted, watch again. Do not skip the tips at the last video – very important .. simple ones but they matter
    4. Take a print of the Training manual from Mplaza and read it to understand
    5. Take open assessment from Scrum.org, improve your understanding of the failed questions
    6. Take sample exam #1,2 & 3. Don’t do all in one day, again no hurry. Go through each failed questions and learn.
    7 Now when you feel you are all set, on the final day – read the Scrum guide once again and immediately just browse through each question on the 3 sample exams from mplaza. My score in exam #1 was 83.75%. I got frustrated and immediately sat to give exam# 2 and hurried it up and got 77%. So I took time, saw the questions and right answers again and gave exam # 3 next day.. 93%. 15 to 20 minutes time remaining to review your answers at the end really helps.
    8. Give the test – have coffee and finish it with full concentration

    The last feedback I have is about the flash cards. The content is really good, but the app did not work good on my android and on the website the flash card questions take time to load (4 secs delay).

    I wish you all good luck!

  8. sriganesh April 14, 2018 at 05:10 #

    Hi All, just now passed my PSM 1 exam with 97.5 %. Thank so much for mplaza for creating this wonderful bundle that helped me crack this exam. I felt many of the questions from the real exam were similar to the simulated exams. This bundle complements the scrum guide and the open assessment very well. Looking forward for PSPO 1 exam.

  9. Marius April 3, 2018 at 08:28 #

    Finally after 2 months of study I got my 100% in PSM I exam.
    I think that there’s a lot extra that you need to do and read, to understand all the aspects of Scrum Master and Scrum.
    Personally I have read few books and few Audio books including: “Scrum: The Art of doing twice the work in half the time”, “Scrum Mastery: From Good to Great Servant Leadership”, “Scrum Master Certification: PSM 1 Exam Preparation”, PSM Exam Guide: All in One for Professional Scrum Master” + Scrum Guide and then Mplaza Material with practice questions.

  10. Anil March 13, 2018 at 15:19 #

    Dear Mplaza/Nadar,
    Thank you for your guidance and simple explanation of the Scrum Concepts. I was able to score 92.5% on my first attempt on 4th March 2018.
    • I should admit that spending money for the Online Courses and the 3 sets of Sample PSM Exams are really worth.
    • I also should specially thank Mikhail Lapshin for his Sample Set of Questions because of which i came to know about Mplaza.
    • I want to provide you all a very important hint that all the questions are easy and almost similar to the Practice Questions.
    Challenges faced during Exam
    • Like in Scrum “Time boxing” the EXAM TIMINGS is a major challenge.
    • Navigation from one question to the next took too much time.
    • There was a time when i just completed just only 24 Questions in 36 Minutes as it took too much time for the Questions to appear, although i am having Internet connection with good speed.
    Suggestions
    • Do not spent a single minute and be extra cautious, else we won’t get enough time to complete our full set of questions.
    • Although it can be called as a so called “Open Book Exam”, literally speaking I did not have time for referring even a single question. This was my experience…
    • Both Mplaza and Mikhail Lapshin are highly recommended
    • Read Scrum Guide multiple times (Minimum 3 times)
    Anyone needs any further direct feedback, feel free to contact me. Will reply back based on my availability.
    Now Planning for PSPO I… Nader, Kindly advice…
    Thank you,
    Anil

  11. Theopoula March 6, 2018 at 07:51 #

    The bundle helped me to pass the exam with 95%, on first try.
    Thanks!

  12. Serhii February 19, 2018 at 16:15 #

    Awesome course, I did like it!

  13. Alexandre February 15, 2018 at 11:42 #

    At start I was looking or a full range of simulations exams, I end up taking the full bundle.

    I really don’t regret it, very good training materials.

    I scored 92,5% on the first try.

    Thanks to the Team

  14. Daiva February 14, 2018 at 12:45 #

    Hey! Just passed PSM I. Thanks for this bundle, It helped me so much! Here’s how I studied:

    1. Read or listened to the course everyday for 1,5 week
    2. Listened to this online course for 3 times.
    3. Did simulation exam every other day. ( 3 exams).
    4. Read scrum guide slowly, really slowly and tried to memorize as much as I could.
    5. Did again simulation exam only no1. Score finally was above 85%, before all the scores were around 83.
    6. Skimed my notes I took when was listening to the online course.
    7. Passed the exam:)

    P.s. I believe in the magic of 3! Read/repeat/do sim. Exams at least 3 times;)

    Good luck everyone!

    Best regards,
    Daiva

    • Frank Turley February 15, 2018 at 10:26 #

      Thanks Daiva, this reply is very helpful

  15. Djamel February 12, 2018 at 18:29 #

    Hi there. I have just passed the PSM I exam with 88%.
    The exam is difficult especially because of the high passing score of 85%.
    Simulated exams from Plaza were definitely helpful as well as exam tips from Nader.
    Advice: Please include more questions relating to scaled scrum.
    Thanks.

  16. Daniel January 19, 2018 at 19:59 #

    The material from this course is an invaluable resource to prepare for the certification. Reviewing the content of this course is a tremendous help ! I highly recommend it, considering that this content is very much like the real exam. The exam preparation notes are also a great value !

    • Frank Turley January 22, 2018 at 18:20 #

      Hi Daniel, thanks for this clear comment, it is very helpful for us.

  17. Rukmini January 16, 2018 at 21:03 #

    This was the best decision that I took towards getting PSM certified. The best part of this course is the QandA vids by Nader. You explained the details of scrum framework.
    Passing the exam was the best part, however I am already implementing the newly learnt details and on path to be a better Scrum Master!

    Looking forward for PSM II course.

  18. Stefan January 9, 2018 at 21:41 #

    PSM I exam successfully passed at 96,3% today. The simulated exams and the rest of the material in this bundle are really helpful and very close to the real questions in the exam. I recommend this to everyone who really wants/needs to prepare for the PSM I exam at scrum.org. Thank you very much!

  19. Aurelio December 8, 2017 at 17:06 #

    Thanks for that great course (PSM™ I Exam Preparation), I just passed the exam with a great scoring (97.5%) and this course really has help me. :-)

  20. Abraham November 10, 2017 at 19:45 #

    Very useful content. I just passed my PSM I exam with a perfect 100%!

  21. Sunil November 6, 2017 at 14:35 #

    Wonderful content .. and awesome practice tests. Together they helped me score 78/80 (97.5%). Thanks Nader and team !

  22. Junaid October 22, 2017 at 04:31 #

    Best course out there for PSM1 prep. 3 days prep from this course and I passed the exam scoring 94%. The practice tests are very clear and well written. The actual exam had similar questions. This course is highly recommended for someone looking to pass the exam and understand the Scrum roles and framework.

  23. Jamil Modak September 22, 2017 at 17:26 #

    I used the course materials, read the scrum guide numerous times, and went through the exams numerous times until I got 95 % or higher few times. I passed my PSM I exam with 96 %.

    I am a tech lead/scrum master for 5+ years, experience does help since you can put the questions in context based on real life situations.

    Thank you.

    • Frank Turley September 23, 2017 at 21:32 #

      Many thanks Jamil for the comment – this is much appreciated

  24. Natalie September 16, 2017 at 18:23 #

    PSM ™ Exam Preparation Bundle helped me pass the Scrum Master exam on Scrum.org.
    I highly recommend this product because it has many advantages:
    1. It doesn’t cost much.
    2. You can learn when you have time because it’s online.
    3. The videos are didactically well developed.
    4. Nader is an excellent teacher and you can write e-mail if you have any questions.

  25. Debashis August 29, 2017 at 00:59 #

    I found it extremely helpful for my preparation of PSM I exam, the scrum training material – very succinct and great supplement to scrum guide. makes you absorb the content completely and greatly helps you master the fundamentals. The PSM I Preparation Practice Exams – 3 complete exams (250 questions) was a gem. I found the questions were of high standard similar to the ones asked in the actual test. The question sets here will surely help you master the fundamentals and greatly help you clear the exam. Highly recommend.

  26. Weijia August 19, 2017 at 22:09 #

    Very helpful material. Passed PSM I.

  27. preetham.bodavittal August 12, 2017 at 16:31 #

    I was looking for the some Material before preparing myself for PSM 1. As I googled I saw pretty good reviews for the Management Plaza… I thought its worth Investing 47 € to give it a try and I should say its really a “Great Value which is provided” Excellent Bundle with good Content.

    The Videos and explanation by Nadar were Excellent, the Tips and Tricks about the exam and the details in the The-Scrum-Master-Training-Manual very good. The practice exams helped me lot I could not secure more than 85 % in the Practice exams but this helped me to review on my mistakes I made and in combination of going through SCRUM Guide, I took the PSM 1 exam on the 7th Aug 2017 I secured 91.3%.

    I recommend this … fully ! Thanks Mngmt Plaza…

  28. Chip July 24, 2017 at 17:22 #

    I wanted to understand SCRUM better, because my background is using waterfall with ITO projects. I hold the PMP and PgMP credentials. Recently, my company merged the ITO and apps projects into one team with me as the leader of the team. In order to understand the methodology being used by a large portion of my team, I decided to achieve a scrum certification. I looked at both PSM and CSM. I figured that I could study and learn on my own time, so I opted for this route instead of spending two days in a classroom.

    In looking for study materials I came across Management Plaza. I figured that 57 euros for three hours of videos and three practice exams was a great deal. I was absolutely correct. The videos are fantastic and really lay out scrum in an simple, easy to understand format. The practice exams mirror the way the questions are asked on the actual PSM 1 exam.

    My result was passing the exam with a 97.5% on my first try.

    Thank you Management Plaza.

  29. Abdallah July 22, 2017 at 07:47 #

    Excellent package to understand SCRUM and pass the exam.
    just passed my PSM1 exam with 92.5%.
    Thanks for the package.

  30. Walter July 20, 2017 at 10:42 #

    Excellent course package. I started with (very) basic notions of Scrum and in three days time I passed my PSM1 exam with 92,5%.
    Content is well structured, easy to read and understand. The sample exams are pretty good and they do reflect the “real” exam type of questions.
    I do recommend this courseware package!

  31. ani.avagyan July 4, 2017 at 18:24 #

    Superb classes and materials! I’ve read scrum guide several times, but only after this course every detail of each important point went to its place in my mind!

    With this training i’ve passed psm with 96.3% and pspo with 94%.

    Thanks a lot.

  32. SAURABH July 4, 2017 at 09:02 #

    Excellent course and simulated materials. Specially I liked your Deck Of Cards which had on my mobile to go over again and again. Overall very helpful to pass the exam at your first attempt.
    Thanks For The Concepts.

  33. Yvonne July 2, 2017 at 10:56 #

    Just passed my exam with 95%.
    I can highly recommend the exam preparation bundle, with the detailed answers to the questions it really helps to understand things in every detail

    • Leonardo Plaza July 4, 2017 at 20:13 #

      Thanks Yvonne for your great comment and for sharing your score with us.
      Success on your career as a Scrum Master!

  34. CECILE June 6, 2017 at 15:32 #

    Excellent stuff. I just passed my PSM I with 97.5%.

    • Leonardo Plaza June 8, 2017 at 17:40 #

      Hello Cecile,
      Thanks a lot for your positive comment. That was a great score on the PSM I Exam!
      Success on your career!

  35. Michiel June 2, 2017 at 16:32 #

    Very good way of learning. Nader is an excellent guide in the video courses. Combined with the easy to read training-guide and the test-exams today I passed with 95% (4 errors) in my PSM1 exam.

    Online chat is quick and personal, emailquestions are answered very quickly. I can only be positive about mplaza. Keep up the good work guys.

  36. Zhan May 29, 2017 at 02:33 #

    Very helpful! Passed at 92.5%.

  37. Donato May 25, 2017 at 18:35 #

    Oh Nader, what an amazing trainer and author! Your material was excellent, but the way you talking it’s superlative. My skills combined to your course, made sure that I cleared the PSM I at the first attempt with 90%! Your course was well-structured and interactive, highly recommended for everyone who already feel himself as ‘Agile’. Thanks for your precious support!

  38. John Taylor April 13, 2017 at 18:11 #

    After dithering about if i should do this course, i figured i would take the plunge and purchase the full package, i passed the exam with a 90% pass mark in Feb of this year.
    If you are older and haven’t done any qualifications since leaving school this is a fantastic way to start improving yourself i do notroiously badly on exams, so seriously it’s well worth doing this course.

    John

    • Leonardo Plaza April 16, 2017 at 00:35 #

      Hello John,

      We want to thank you for leaving such a positive comment. We fell very glad to provide something that could help you on your career.
      Success!

  39. Stephan April 5, 2017 at 11:07 #

    Excellent courseware. Well-structured and well supported by animation. Good English (as far as I can judge as a non-native speaker), good explanation especially about the terms such as “attend” vs. “particpate”, which are crucial for some questions in the exam. Helped me to pass my PSM1 exam on the first attempt.

    • Leonardo Plaza April 5, 2017 at 15:41 #

      Thanks Stephan for your nice comment. We are glad to know you liked our Course and passed your exam on the first attempt.
      Success on your career!

  40. E_M March 29, 2017 at 07:59 #

    I cleared PSM1 with 95%. This course helped me lot to undertand the scrum end to end. Along with this it is good to refer Scrum Guide also before attending the exam. My recent experience on Scrum also helped me to clear the exam. Looking forward to see the course on PSM2. -:)

    For those who are trying for PSM1.

    1. Go through the Course end to end carefully and multiple times.
    2. Attend all these 3 simulation exams and then open assesment in scrum.org. It is good to try till to get consistently more than 95%
    3. Walk through the Scrum Guide.

    • Leonardo Plaza March 29, 2017 at 15:36 #

      Hello Elamaran,
      We want to thank you for your excellent comment. We are currently working on PSM 2 Training Material.
      We’ll have it ready for June or July 2017. Success on your career!

  41. Gabriel March 15, 2017 at 22:14 #

    Very good, before i bought this i tried 2 times, first 80% second 82.5% in my third try i bought this course and passed with 92.5%!!! Thank you so much, helped me!! I really recommend this course and the simulation exams.

  42. Mark February 20, 2017 at 11:39 #

    Highly recommended product, well worth the investment. The simulated exams are excellent. Good representations of the real exam, and if anything slightly more difficult in my opinion. If you can pass these you are in a good place to achieve a good result. With a weeks study of the course material, practice exams, scrum guide and the open assessments on scrum.org I achieved 97.5%.

  43. Ailec February 7, 2017 at 13:33 #

    Thank you so much for the excellent PSM 1 exam preparation bundle. I really enjoyed the training. Nader is an excellent teacher. The test exam helped me in managing time and avoiding known pitfalls during the real exam. I have passed PSM 1 today at a first try with 97,5 % (= only 2 questions wrong). What I loved about your offering is that I did not have to try to learn hundreds of questions from the head. Instead, I could focus on learning about and understanding the Scrum framework and simply applying my knowledge. I strongly recommend this package as a fast and efficient way to gain the relevant knowledge!

  44. kostas rigas January 7, 2017 at 20:20 #

    Awesome test simulator for PSM, all the questions are to the point and they are very similar to the actual ones. Good job guys !!!

    • Frank Turley January 27, 2017 at 12:48 #

      Thanks Kostas and well done on passing. Also thanks for the comment : “All the questions are to the point and they are very similar to the actual ones” Can we use this feedback on our website?
      Regards
      Frank

  45. Viktoriia Malynovska December 9, 2016 at 19:00 #

    Passed with 92% from the first time. Thank you, the course was very helpful!

  46. Diz November 19, 2016 at 15:18 #

    Great content! i just passed my PSM I with 97.5% by following this (and reading the official Scrum Guide)

  47. Markus September 23, 2016 at 00:12 #

    Excellent stuff. This helped me pass the PSM I exam and also largely prepared me for PSPO I, which I also passed.

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