Scrum Master exam

Date: 30/03/2021| Category: Best Practices Glossary| Tags:

The ABC Scrum Master course is aimed at anyone who wishes to get sufficient knowledge and understanding of Agile Principles and the Scrum Guide to start helping teams and organisations adopt Scrum.

The ABC Scrum Master exam is a closed-book examination and is intended to address the knowledge and skills that demonstrate proficiency in knowledge and understanding of the Scrum Framework.

Let’s dive into the characteristics of the exam.

Examination Target

  • Anyone involved in product & solution development using the Scrum framework.
  • Scrum Masters, managers and Scrum team members.
  • Aspiring Scrum Masters
  • Solution Developers & Testers
  • Team Leaders
  • Process Owners & Managers
  • Individuals involved in product delivery using the Scrum framework.

Exam Format

  • Language: German, English, French
  • Duration: 40 minutes (50 for non-native speakers)
  • Materials: No materials
  • Closed book exam
  • Questions: 50
  • All 50 questions are Objective Test Questions (OTQs)
  • Pass Mark: 34 marks or above
  • Level of Thinking: Bloom’s levels 1 & 2
  • Exam Format: Online or Paper
  • Certificate Format: Online

The online certificate is usually included in the exam fee, you could ask for a paper certificate to the Exam institute after your exam.

Exam Sample Questions for ABC Scrum Master Exam

There are a number of different test styles used within the exam. All test styles are based on
the selection of the correct answer from a choice of 4 options.

The test styles are: Standard, Negative, Missing Word, Select (list), Select (evaluation).

Example ‘standard’ OTQ

Which is a Scrum Event?
a) Q
b) R
c) P
d) S

Example ‘negative’ standard OTQ

Which is NOT a Scrum Value?
a) Q
b) R
c) P
d) S

Example ‘missing word’ OTQ

Identify the missing words in the following definition of Scrum.

Scrum is a framework within which [ ? ], while productively and creatively delivering products of
the highest possible value.

a) Action Q
b) Action R
c) Action P
d) Action S

Example ‘select (list)’ OTQ

How should a Scrum Master serve an Organization?

1. It does Q
2. It does R
3. It does P
4. It does S

a) 1, 2, 3
b) 1, 2, 4
c) 1, 3, 4
d) 2, 3, 4

Example ‘select (valuation)’ OTQ

Which of the following statements about the use of Scrum are true?
1. It does Q and R
2. It does P

a) Only 1 is true
b) Only 2 is true
c) Both 1 and 2 are true
d) Neither 1 or 2 is true

ABC SCRUM Master Objectives

The objective of the examination is to enable you to demonstrate an understanding of the
Scrum Master Concepts (or Rules), Roles, Events and Artefacts.

The learning objectives for ABC Scrum Master are:

  • Gain a deep understanding of the Scrum Framework – the theory, practices, roles, rules and values – as defined in The Scrum Guide.
  • Understand – in detail – the role of Scrum Master and how the role interacts with different members of the Scrum Team and other stakeholders.
  • Master the Scrum principles to better understand their application when returning to the workplace.
  • Understand how to construct an effective development team with an appropriate mix of skills and experience.
  • Know how to act as a servant-leader for the Scrum Team, promoting and enabling self-organization to create high value products.
  • Learn how to facilitate Scrum Events and remove impediments to the Scrum Team’s progress.
  • Help Scrum Product Owners shape and refine product backlogs to guide early and incremental delivery of valuable products.
  • Drive adoption of the Scrum framework for more effective product and solution development, working with stakeholders and other Scrum Masters to improve its effectiveness.

ABC SCRUM Master Certificate

The validity of the ABC Scrum Master certificate is a lifetime; This certificate will never expire.

QRP International is a Scrum Master Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) by APMG, is authorized to deliver ABC Scrum Master courses and can prepare you for the examination leading to the ABC Scrum Master Certification.

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