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The Scrum Master Certification Guide

The Definitive Resource for Passing the CSM and PSM Exams

About the Book

Get Scrum Certified Fast

Scrum isn't hard to learn.

Becoming a certified Professional Scrum Master? That's a lot harder.

Scrum certification is one of the industry's hardest accreditations to achieve, but you can do it if you have Darcy DeClute's Scrum Master Certification Guide by your side.

This Scrum Master Certification Guide covers all of the objectives of both the Agile Alliance's CSM designation and the much harder, and more respected, Professional Scrum Master (PSM1) designation from

Pass on your first try

Several PSM1 exam takers have earned 100% scores after reading the Scrum Master Certification Guide, demonstrating this book's effectiveness as a learning resource.

Readers have also passed the Professional Scrum Product Owner exam (PSPO), the Professional Scrum with User Experience exam (PSU) and the Professional Scrum Developer (PSD) exam with the help of this book, as these certifications all share overlapping criteria.

Darcy DeClute's Scrum Master Certification Guide also lays a strong foundation for passing the PSMII and PSMIII exams as well.

A Scrum Guide that Stands Out

Every Agile practitioner knows that setting goals is an important part of Scrum.

This Scrum Master Certification Guide was written with two goals in mind:

  1. To teach you to love and understand the Scrum framework
  2. To get you Scrum Master certified as quickly as possible

Every page in this book focuses on these goals. It's the right choice for Scrum Masters and Product Owners who don't have time to waste.

A unique approach to learning Scrum

Agile practitioners of all skill levels can learn Scrum from Darcy DeClute's Scrum Master Certification Guide.

Beginners will enjoy clear and jargon-free explanations of what Scrum is and how Scrum makes product development easier. Even without prior experience, this book will get beginners certified.

Experts will enjoy the in-depth and insightful way Darcy tackles and explains the highly nuanced wording of the Scrum Guide.

All learners will benefit from the extensive assortment of tips and tricks that have helped students pass the Scrum Master and Product Owner certification exams with 100% scores.

Key Features to get you Scrum Certified

Perfect for beginners who are new to Scrum, but also in-depth enough for advanced Scrum practitioners to find the book engaging, Ms. DeClute's Scrum Master Certification Guide paves your path to certification success by providing:

  • Over 200 challenging practice exam questions
  • Simple explanations of complex, highly-nuanced Scrum concepts
  • Fun visuals to help make learning easier
  • Clever analogies that give you a deeper understanding of Scrum
  • Real-world anecdotes that demonstrate how to apply Scrum in real-life
  • Tips and tricks that have helped others earn perfect, 100% exam scores
  • A friendly, easy-to-read format that feels like you're talking to a friend

A Scrum Certification Book for Everyone

Darcy DeClute's Scrum Master Certification Guide will teach you everything you need to know to become a well-rounded and highly competent Scrum practitioner. It's the definitive resource for IT professionals who want to pass the Professional Scrum Master certification exam on their first try.

And if you're really serious about getting certified, check out Darcy's Certified Product Owner and Scrum Master Practice Exam Questions book as well. It's the perfect complement.

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Darcy DeClute
Darcy DeClute

Darcy DeClute (@Scrumtuous) took the tech world by storm after publishing her first technical article on in January of 2022.

Since then, Darcy has amassed over 250,000 Twitter followers, published dozens of top ranking technical articles about Agile and Scrum, been honored as an AWS Community Builder, worked as a developer advocate for Linode, Akamai and Trend Micro, interviewed industry leaders on her growing YouTube channel and has helped to promote collaboration between Java and Python developers.

Darcy has also gained a reputation as an investigative journalist after exposing deceptive marketing practices used by false Twitter growth gurus. Keep that in mind if you ever see a negative review. Darcy has ruffled a lot of feathers in the social media underworld.

Driven by a passion for Agile concepts and enamored by the simplicity of Scrum, Darcy has added to her impressive list of accomplishments by publishing unique and compelling guides that help IT professionals quickly acquire Professional Scrum Master (PSM1) and Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) certifications.

Her books are the definitive works for anyone interested in obtaining the industry's most respected certifications.

You can find Darcy on Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube. She's @Scrumtuous everywhere. She's looking forward to hearing from you.

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