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SAFe® Scrum Master

Applying the Scrum Master role within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise with SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Certification Based on version 4.5 of SAFe

SAFe Scrum Master Summary

In this two-day course, attendees will gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning.

Attendees will also discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value at scale. SAFe 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.

SAFe Scrum Master by Value Glide
Learning Goals
To perform the role of a SAFe® Scrum Master, attendees should be able to:

  • Describe Scrum in a SAFe enterprise
  • Facilitate Scrum events
  • Facilitate effective Iteration execution
  • Support effective Program Increment execution
  • Support relentless improvement
  • Coach Agile teams for maximum business results
  • Support DevOps implementation
Topics Covered
    • Introducing Scrum in SAFe
    • Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master
    • Experiencing Program Increment planning
    • Facilitating Iteration execution
    • Finishing the Program Increment
    • Coaching the Agile team
What Attendees Get
The class registration includes:
  • Printed workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

Who will benefit?

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The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • New Scrum Masters who need to perform the role
  • Existing Scrum Masters who would like to understand their role in the context of a SAFe enterprise
  • Team Leads who want to understand the Scrum Master role
  • SAFe Release Train Engineers who want to coach Scrum Masters on their role

Prerequisites

All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam:

 
  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles
  • Awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and eXtreme Programming (XP)
  • Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes
What our customers are saying
Scaled Agile Framework is a large framework which is explained in a systematic way with good examples with plenty of interactive lessons. —J Leonard, Oracle. ValueGlide_transparaent.png
I gained these valuable insights from the course Variability is critical and must be embedded and maintained as long as possible, viable. There is a lot to process. If your organisation is considering an Agile at Scale, I recommend you take this course to get a high-level overview of SAFe. - T Maddick Logo01.jpg
Your Trainers

Lokesh Kataria

Lokesh also provides training on Portfolio/Product Strategy, Value Stream/Program Planning, Scrum, Kanban, Scaled Agile (SAFe), Quality Assurance and DevOps. 

Lokesh lives in London and loves Yoga and meditation.

Lokesh Kataria

Nader Talai

Nader Talai is Business Agility Consultant at Value Glide, where he helps clients accelerate their business agility transformations and grow.

Nader Talai

SAFe Certification Kit

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • SAFe Scrum Master certificate
  • A SAFe 4 Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Scrum Master, which includes access to the SSM Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Scrum Master certification usage guide with SSM certification marks
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Annual Renewal

Certificates expire one year from the date the certification is earned.

  • Renewal fee is $100
SAFe Scrum Master by Value Glide

Exam Details

Exam Name: SAFe® 4 Scrum Master Exam
Exam Format: Multiple choice; Multiple select
Exam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
Exam Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe 4 Scrum Master course
Exam cost – First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.

 

More Exam Details

  • Exam Duration: Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Passing Score: 33 out of 45 (73%)
  • Language – English
  • Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.
  • Sample Test Questions

Professional Development Units (PDUs) & Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.

Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.

Activity Number ABOYTD2 Duration 2-Days  
PMI Certification Technical Leadership Strategic Total
PMP® 12.00 2.50 0.75 15.00
PgMP® 12.00 2.50 0.75 15.00
PMI_RMP® 0.00 2.50 0.75 3.00
PMI_SP® 0.00 2.50 0.75 3.00
PMI_ACP® 12.00 2.50 0.75 15.00
PfMP® 0.00 2.50 0.75 3.00
PBI_PBASM 0.00 2.50 0.75 3.00
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