Scrum Master (CSM)

Certification Overview

Scrum Master (CSM)

Exam Code: CSM-001

Software Professionals all over the world are passionate about Scrum. However, Scrum is not hype in IT industry. Scrum is an Agile Project Management Framework to develop great products that customers love. On the other hand, Project Manager Salaries seem to have become stagnant, showing no visible signs of improvement.

Even the ambiguous Agile Project Manager salary seems to have hit a glass ceiling. With the Scrum Master in such high demand, can we expect these salaries to sustain this sort of growth in an economy that may be dipping into yet another recession?

Who is a Scrum Master (CSM)®?

The Scrum Mastercertification is only granted to individuals who have demonstrated an acceptable level of knowledge on an assessment. As a result, all of our certification granting assessments have stringent requirements for passing before certification is granted.  Scrum Masters demonstrate knowledge and understanding of Scrum and their ability to apply it in real-world situations.

Why Scrum Master (CSM)®?

According to the latest data, the annual salary of a ScrumMaster now surpasses that of a Project Manager. Even more surprising, is just how quickly the ScrumMaster salaries have increased in such a short amount of time. As you may remember, I performed similar job research in Oct 2009 when the ScrumMaster role pulled in around $88,000 a year.

ScrumMasters now make on average $95,000 a year, which is a $7,000 increase.

Scrum?..s powerful and astonishing influence on people and projects take its roots from the Manifesto of Agile Software Development (Agile Manifesto) which values:

  • Individuals and Interactions over processes and tools,
  • Working Software over comprehensive documentation,
  • Customer Collaboration over contract negotiation,
  • Responding to Change over following a plan?

E-Course Duration: 20 to 25 Hours

e-Competence Framework (e-CF)

The mapping of this certificate against the e-Competence Framework. To know more on e-Competence Framework (e-CF) visit, ECF

Exam Information

The Exam contains 40 Multiple Choice Questions and you must correctly answer 28 (28 out of 40 correct) to pass the exam.

Exams are online and proctored based, using a webcam and a reliable internet connection exams can be taken anywhere and anytime.

The total duration of the exam is 1 hour (60 Minutes).

No external sources of information may be accessed during the exam held via ProctorU. Further details of the materials permitted are provided:

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  • If a Candidate does not pass the exam in the first (1st) attempt, the candidate must wait for a period of at least seven (7) calendar days from the date of their attempt to retake the exam for second (2nd) time or any subsequent time.
  • The exam can be taken any number of times.

The Scrum Master (CSM)® Certificate is valid for life

Scrum Master (CSM)® is a Registered Trademark.

DISCLAIMER:  “GAQM is not affiliated with Scrum Alliance, Inc.  The services, course offerings, and certifications of GAQM are not sponsored by or approved by Scrum Alliance, Inc. and are in no way related to Scrum Alliance, Inc.’s CERTIFIED SCRUMMASTER (CSM) courses or certifications.” 


Note: The Scrum Master (CSM)® Certification has no pre-requisites (Completion of an E-Course is not mandatory from GAQMBok portal), but we highly recommend doing the E-Course as maximum number of questions are drawn from the E-Course in the actual exam.

Course Outline

Module Information - 1

The history of Agile

  • The new project development game, Takeuchi & Nonaka (1986)
  • Agile frameworks (Scrum, XP, FDD, DSDM)
  • Project pains
  • Description of the general project management life cycle
  • Brainstorming session regarding specific project pains (the list of “pains” is hanged on the wall and is reviewed during the workshop while verifying that Scrum can indeed provide a solution to each item)

Module Information - 2

  • Introduction to Scrum
  • Planning & estimation
  • Roles & responsibilities
  • Ceremonies
  • Articrafts
  • Assimilation of Scrum
  • Meetings in Scrum
  • Summarizing exercise

Target Audience

  • Team members
  • Managers
  • Project managers
  • Developers
  • Testers
  • DBAs

Registration Process for E-Course and Exam

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  • Includes E-certificate and Digital Badge if you qualify in the exam.
  • Course Duration: 40 Days
  • Price: 140 USD


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  • E-Course is Valid for 20 days
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  • Course Duration: 20 Days
  • Price: 60 USD


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  • Price: 128 USD
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