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    Advanced Certified Scrum Master

    The world's first on-demand Advanced Scrum Alliance training.

    About the Course

    Our Advanced Certified Scrum Master course was designed by the trainers who wrote the certification standard, Jason Tanner and Carlton Nettleton.

    • Course Overview

      Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM)

      Our online Advanced Certified ScrumMaster course was designed by the trainers who wrote the certification standard, Jason Tanner and Carlton Nettleton.

      Our methodology focuses on real-world applications that you can use at work right away. And we feature a learning process where YOU decide in what order you learn the material.

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    • What Makes our Course Unique

      Training with Applied Frameworks.

      When we sat down to design this program for the Scrum Alliance, we were guided by three core principles:

      1. Our Premium program sets the bar for rigor and completeness in its category. However, we understand that some learners may have a need for speed, which is why we also offer an Express option to help you achieve your goals quickly.
      2. We believe you should be in control of pace and direction of your learning journey. You decide what you learn, when.
      3. Many students benefit from direct instructor interaction. That’s why we offer a Premium subscription option with even more personalized feedback and advice.

      If you have decided to become an Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner, you are serious about your career. This program is designed for you.

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    • What's in it for You?

      What's in it for you?

      • Recognition by the Scrum Alliance as an Advanced Certified Scrum Master
      • One-year membership in the Profitable Software Community with Access to Horizon.
      • A copy of Software Profit Streams™ by Jason Tanner & Luke Hohmann
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    Advanced Certified Scrum Master (A-CSM)

    Our online Advanced Certified ScrumMaster course was designed by the trainers who wrote the certification standard, Jason Tanner and Carlton Nettleton.

    Our methodology focuses on real-world applications that you can use at work right away. And we feature a learning process where YOU decide in what order you learn the material.

    af-course-acsm-tab-overview

    Training with Applied Frameworks.

    When we sat down to design this program for the Scrum Alliance, we were guided by three core principles:

    1. Our Premium program sets the bar for rigor and completeness in its category. However, we understand that some learners may have a need for speed, which is why we also offer an Express option to help you achieve your goals quickly.
    2. We believe you should be in control of pace and direction of your learning journey. You decide what you learn, when.
    3. Many students benefit from direct instructor interaction. That’s why we offer a Premium subscription option with even more personalized feedback and advice.

    If you have decided to become an Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner, you are serious about your career. This program is designed for you.

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    What's in it for you?

    • Recognition by the Scrum Alliance as an Advanced Certified Scrum Master
    • One-year membership in the Profitable Software Community with Access to Horizon.
    • A copy of Software Profit Streams™ by Jason Tanner & Luke Hohmann
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    “The hands-on, interactive teaching style was perfect for me as a visual learner. So glad this was not two days of death by PowerPoint.”

    Gloria J.

    “The organization of the course was excellent. I really valued the pre-course readings and homework which allowed the live course to be dynamic and focused on solving cases rather than covering the finite details of the methodology.”

    Anna Maria Q.

    “The class felt very interactive despite not being co-located. The combination of the Miro board and Zoom breakout rooms helped a lot in creating an inclusive environment.”

    Jemma B.

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Will this program help my career?

    YES!  For the first time, you can now receive your A-CSM training completely online in a guided mentoring program designed by Certified Scrum Trainers (CST) specifically for Scrum Masters looking to achieve a deeper understanding of how product management intersects with Scrum and Agile.

    This program offers A-CSM students fast, condensed lessons combined with on-the-job application of key concepts for immediate effect.

    How much time to I need?

    All you need is an hour per week.  People want to know more about Scrum and Agile and how it relates to product management, but they simply do not have time to spend eight hours (or more!) in a classroom.

    Our A-CSPO program is comprised of sixteen online courses, which include short lectures, engaging exercises, and useful step-by-step frameworks to test out with your team and products.

    What's the Format of the Course?

    Most online training is boring and prone to distraction. Too many instructors talk for far too long about topics and theories not relevant for real-world application.

    With our A-CSPO program, all our lectures are crisp (no more than fifteen minutes) and combined with practical, on-the-job exercises so you can immediately practice what you have learned.

    Get ready for a powerful training approach that keeps the A-CSPO lessons short, creative, focused, and meaningful to the industry of Agile product management and software development.

    Will I meet people?

    Definitely! Learning works best when you are in a community, and the best learning experiences are shared.

    Each month, you can dial into one or more one-hour virtual classroom sessions with your CST instructor and other students to check progress, share ideas, answer questions, offer encouragement, and give some support. In our program, you will feel like you are doing your A-CSPO journey within a team, even though it is an online program.

    What qualifications do I need?

    We welcome everybody to start the program. However, you will need to meet certain criteria to receive your A-CSM certification:

    1. A current Certified ScrumMaster® certification from the Scrum Alliance®.
    2. 12 or more months of experience as a ScrumMaster within the last 5 years.
    3. Attend at least four instructor-led virtual classroom sessions (you are welcome to attend more, of course!).
    4. Complete all the online modules, quizzes, and assignments.
    5. Bring a positive attitude and desire to make a real impact along with your team.

    What will I learn?

    • Scaling Scrum and other Agile processes
    • Fundamentals of Agile Coaching
    • Kanban
    • Extreme Programming
    • No more bad meetings!
    • Facilitative Listening I & II
    • Inclusive Solutions
    • Product Backlog Refinement
    • Rapid Vision Generation
    • Getting to Done
    • Servant Leadership
    • Understanding Yourself as a ScrumMaster
    • Living the Spirit of Scrum

    What backgrounds do students usually have?

    Previous students come from a wide range of backgrounds.  Some include:

    • ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches & other Change Agents
    • Certified Scrum Professionals looking to renew their certification Team Leads
    • Tech Leads & Development Managers
    • Project & Program Managers