New Requirements to Earn your CSM Credential
In August 2012, the Scrum Alliance (http://www.scrumalliance.org) published changes to the Certified ScrumMaster (CSM) exam taking effect 1 September 2012. Please read on for more information and to determine how this change will impact you.
On 1 September 2012, you will be required to pass the web-based CSM exam by answering 24 out of 35 questions correctly. If you fail to pass the exam on the first try, you are eligible to take the exam one additional time, for a total of two attempts, with no cost to you. Your class registration fees allow you to pass the exam on two attempts. If you take the exam and fail the second time, you may take it a third time at a cost of $25.00, payable to the Scrum Alliance. Further, if you take a CSM course in August but do not take the CSM exam until September, you will be required to achieve a passing score to receive your CSM designation.
Your name and email will be submitted to the Scrum Alliance at class completion. You will have 90 days to complete the exam. You may pause, bookmark questions and change answers to the exam, but if you fail to pass the exam within 90 days, you will no longer be eligible and may be required to re-take a CSM class in order to be eligible for the exam. Mitch Lacey & Associates does not control this policy. Please contact the Scrum Alliance (email@example.com) if you have questions or concerns regarding the 90 day window.
After completion of the exam, the questions you answered incorrectly will be displayed, but their answers will not, nor will you be shown a list of possible answers.
The CSM exam is currently in English and other languages are planned, but no release dates have been published.
For more information, please visit the Training and Certification page on the Scrum Alliance at http://www.scrumalliance.org/pages/faq_training_and_certification