Passed Scrum Master Certification

This week I scratched something off my bucket list, Scrum Master Certification.  I enrolled in the program and passed their test on the first try.  I will admit the test was hard and thorough.  The next day I ordered the textbooks for another certification Professional Scrum Master PSM-1  from   After that I may look at PSM-1 or go for a third credentialing organization.  Each one has a slightly different slant on Agile and Scrum.  I also was guest speaker at the Boise (Treasure Valley Agile meetup, but more on that later.
Happy Agile learning.

I finished the Scrum book and videos, next step… the exam!

I finished reading all 373 pages of the free Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK Guide by  I even read the glossary! (lots of good definitions)
I also bought their Scrum Master Certified course, and have finished watching all their mandatory videos and passed their practice tests.  I realize they have over a hundred other videos, but let’s get real, I need to take the test to earn the letters behind my name.

Yes, it was interesting and educational, and took longer than I thought.

Are you studying for some goal?  What is it? Is your goal S.M.A.R.T?
Specific,  Measurable, Appropriate, Realistic, Timely?

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Let’s start:  Get the book.
Whilst some companies charge $1,500, $2,000 for a two day Scrum training, you can learn for less.   The FREE Scrum Master Book of Knowledge (SBOK) is available from is over 400 pages.  Downloads are free.  It’s thorough, and not that hard to read.  I just finished it tonight.  You can do this.  Remember Harry potter series has 4,224 pages.

Till next time, happy scrumming.
Joel H Robinson