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SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM)

Course Overview

This course is currently offered only for corporates as a private class. If you are an individual who is interested in enrolling in public classes, please express your interest in this course by filling up our form at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/6MBPSFV. We will contact you when this course is made available to public.

In this two-day course, you 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 you 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.

You 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 5 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.

Attending this course prepares you to take the SAFe 5 Scrum Master exam in order to receive the SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certification.


Who Should Attend

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

Course Duration

2 Days / 14 Hours

Course Outline

  • 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

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Certification Level: Core

Course Objectives

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

Pre-requisites

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

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Medium of Instruction: English

Trainer: Trainee ratio is 1: 25

Additional Note

Job Role Description / Target Audience

A Certified SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) is a SAFe Scrum Master professional responsible for integrating Scrum practices into an organization.

Key Areas of Competency

  • Using Scrum and Kanban to facilitate team events
  • Supporting program execution
  • Coaching Agile teams

Exam Prerequisite Skills or Knowledge

These skills and knowledge are highly recommended to successfully pass the exam:

  • Experience working in a Lean-Agile environment

Exam Requirements

The first step toward becoming a Certified SAFe Scrum Master is to attend the SAFe Scrum Master course. This is a requirement, because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

Exam Details

  • Exam Name: SAFe 5 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 5 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.
  • 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.

SAFe Certification Kit

When you pass the certification exam you will receive:

  • SAFe Scrum Master certificate
  • A SAFe 5 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 USD 100

Price

Original Course Fee: $2,000 (before GST) / $2,140 (including GST)

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