Professional Scrum Master x Agile Scrum Foundation! This article is for many people who asked me which Scrum certification I recommend: Professional Scrum Master (Scrum.org) or the new Agile Scrum Foundation (Exin)? My answer always starts with:
What are your purposes with this certification?
- If you want to get a general knowledge about Scrum and Agile, you are starting with those things and want to learn more about it’s principles and process, so choose the easier exam, that is ASF (EXIN).
- If you want a more deep knowledge about scrum and agile, how to implement it, and a better market recognition, so choose PSM (Scrum.org), which has more tradition and experience on Scrum Community, but be prepared for a more difficult exam. In this case, you already work with Scrum or need to start implementing it. Your mission is learn very well and teach your team.
To facilitate your decision, I created this Comparative Board with some Preparation Materials and Test Simulators to help you on the PSM and ASF Certifications Exams.
I hope you enjoy it:
|ASF – Agile Scrum
|PSM – Professional Scrum Master|
|Exam Time:||60 minutes||60 minutes|
|Passing Score:||65% (26 of 40)||85% (68 of 80)|
|Good Preparation Material:||Agile Scrum Foundation Certification Program||Professional Scrum Master Certification Program|
|E-Learning:||Agile and Scrum eLearning Course||e-Learning Scrum Course for PSM I Test|
|Exam Simulators:||Agile Scrum Foundation Simulated Exams||Professional Scrum Master I (PSM) Simulated Exam/Test Review|
|Buy Exam Voucher:||EXIN Agile Scrum Foundation Exam||Professional Scrum Master Assessments|
|Need a Presential Course?:||No||No|
|Agile/Scrum experience needed:||Beginner||Intermediate or Advanced|
It is good to say certifications are important to propagate knowledge and generate opportunities, or in other words, to “open doors”. But what really makes you stay on the game is how you use it in your day-by-day work: how you deal with your team, clients and problems, how you organize, develop and specify the products, how you make the company release more value to the market and how commitment and will power do you have for it.
Please, never forget this important part too, ok? 😉
Success, Hugs and Peace!
Eduardo Rodrigues Sucena
MBA | MCP | PSM | PSPO | Business Analyst