SAFe® Scrum Master

SAFe® Scrum Master Certification Course

Applying the Scrum Master role within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) enterprise with SAFe® 5 Scrum Master Certification Based on version 5.0 of SAFe®

SAFe Scrum Master, SAFe SSM, SSM Certification, Scaled Agile CertificationIn 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® 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®.

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
Early bird price ends on 10-10-2020
Private Training
eventbrite-widget-modal-trigger-116951403797 Oct 13 – 14 Remote Session, TX 6
  • 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

The class registration includes:

  • Printed workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 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.

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

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

Attendees who pass the certification exam 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
  • 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: SSM 4 = 33 out of 45 (73%); SSM 5 = 34 out of 45 (75%)
  • 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.

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMIACP certifications
Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance


Activity Number SAFe Scrum Master Duration 2 days
PMI Certification Technical Leadership Strategic Total
PMP® 12 2.25 .75 15
PgMP® 12 2.25 .75 15
PMI_RMP® 0 2.25 .75 3
PMI_SP® 0 2.25 .75 3
PMI_ACP® 12 2.25 .75 15
PfMP® 0 2.25 .75 3
PMI_PBAsm 0 2.25 .75 3

In order to provide the most experienced instructors and a superior classroom environment, we must ask you to adhere to our cancellation policy. If it is necessary to cancel or reschedule this registration, please notify us immediately. Our cancellation policy is as follows:

  • 15 or more days prior to class, 100% refund of tuition.
  • 8-15 days prior to class, no refund, but may reschedule another class within one year of the cancellation date.
  • 7 days or less from the course start date, neither refund of tuition nor any rescheduling allowed. No changes are allowed to make.
  • In the event any cancellation occurred due to low enrollment or unforeseen natural events, we will issue a 100% refund.
  • What tools do we utilize during the remote sessions?
    We utilize a combination of Zoom and Miro Board. 
  • Does the enrollment fee include the exam fee?
    The enrollment fee includes the first exam attempt.
  • When can I take the exam?
    You can take the exam within 30 days from the course completion date.
  • When will we restart our On-site sessions?
    Currently, because of the COVID-19 situation all our classes are held online. We will start on-site sessions on August 2nd.
  • Which SAFe Certification Course is right for me?
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  • Do we offer a group discount?
    Yes! We offer a group discount. The Group price will appear after you attempt to enroll.
  • How can I schedule a private event?
    Yes! Please visit this link
  • Can I claim PDUs and SEUs ?
    Yes! The PDUs vary depend on the class you take. Please ask us about the PDU claim code.
  • Can I finance my ticket?
    Yes you can!  Please select PayPal when you checkout then select Paypal Credit!
  • Are our instructors outsourced from different countries?
    No! All of our instructors are in North America.
  • What type of credit card do we accept?
    We accept all kinds of credit cards and you have the option to checkout via Paypal.
  • When do we close the enrollment ?
    1 hour before the starting time of the class.
  • Do I have to be in the same city to take a remote class?
    No! Anyone is welcome to enroll in our live remote training sessions.
  • Why is the timezone in CST?
    Because we are based in Dallas, Texas. Click here to convert to your local time.
  • Can I retake the class if I joined in a remote session?
    Attendees that have enrolled in our remote training sessions are welcome to retake the class on-site. However, the class will run in limited cities.
  • Where can I take the exam?
    You can take the exam online, from anywhere you have an internet access.

    Emmanuel Opara

    Emmanuel Opara is a Transformation Leader, Agile Coach, and mentor with 15+ years of experience in delivering Agile software and service delivery solutions. Emmanuel is a seasoned practitioner, driven by results to increase delivery of business value, performance, and quality within an enterprise. He has over 13 years of experience working with Scrum, Kanban, and DevOps teams.

    Emmanuel started his career as a Software Engineer then expanded his career by taking on roles such as Project Manager, Program Manager, and Portfolio Manager. Emmanuel is also a certified Lean Six Sigma Black belt, Release Train Engineer, Project Management Professional, Certified Scrum Master, and Certified Product Owner. Emmanuel also holds the following certifications with Scaled Agile 5.0: SPC, SA, SP, SSM, SASM, POPM, RTE, SDP, LPM, and APM.

    As a Transformation champion with the proven track record of successfully completing over 7 different organizational transformations throughout his career, Emmanuel utilizes his experiences to teach leaders how to embrace a Lean-Agile Mindset and how to infuse agility into their organizations. Emmanuel is extremely passionate about training various disciplines and works to ensure that while teaching, he’s able to establish connections with participants through real-life scenarios.

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