I recently passed Scrum Alliance CSM test with 92%. I studied scrum concepts for one week after formal training of 2 days from Certified scrum trainer.
How to pass CSM test?
CSM course is practical oriented so two-days training is the most important thing of this course. After completing the training candidate must pass CSM test within 90 days to become certified ScrumMaster.
Below are some of the tips to clear this test with less preparation.
1. Understand the Rules and Roles in the scrum.
2. Understand all of the artefacts of the scrum.
3. Take a good look at all of the events/ceremonies in the scrum.
4. Scenarios with multiples scrum teams and their integration for single product delivery.
5. Agile vision, agile manifesto, Product vision.
Must important documents for study are 1. official scrum guide 2. Scrum primer. I found scrum primer more helpful than official scrum guide.
1.Official scrum guide: http://www.scrumguides.org/docs/scrumguide/v1/scrum-guide-us.pdf
2.Scrum Primer: http://www.scrumprimer.org/scrumprimer20.pdf
Mock tests play very important role to get comfortable with the type of questions and MCQ answers.
Note that most of the mock questions are very much easy as compared to CSM exam. CSM exam questions are tough and mostly scenario based.
You can take below mock tests for practice.
1. Scrum Open – 30 mock questions.
2. Mock Exam 4 U Test – 50 questions each test. (Sometimes mockexam4u.com doesn't work but try your luck)
3. Scrum Source – This website has 3 mock tests with 30 questions each
You can find general information about Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster on the official website here.
Update/21 June 2016 => Some of my friends used these mock tests and official scrum guides, They secured 100% in the CSM exam. If you are using these tests or any other source please let me know in comment section. I will update this blog with those new links.
Update/20 October 2016 => As one of the blog reader commented here.
Above all mock tests are more helpful when you are giving exam through Scrum Alliance. There is one more exam provider Scrum.org, if you are taking CSM exam through Scrum.org then according to Anita these mock tests are not that useful. See her comment below.
Update/19 January 2017 => One of the blog reader commented here. That He used a paid mock test and it was helpful. Its cost is $15 check here: http://scrum-master.thinkific.com/courses/scrum-master-test-prep
Update/30 January 2017 => I got the personal message on twitter from one of the blog writers about free scrum dumps.
Update/20 March 2017 => One of the blog reader (Gunjan) commented here in his comment, Below links are also helpful take a look.
http://tutorials.algaeservice.com/2016/08/certified-scrum-master-questi… http://scrumtrainingseries.com/SprintPlanningMeeting/SprintPlanningMeet… http://tutorials.algaeservice.com/2016/08/certified-scrum-master-questi… https://scrum.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/201868951-According-to-the-…- http://www.effectivepmc.com/agile-and-scrum/free-csm-psm-questions-scru… https://www.scrumalliance.org/system/resource_files/0000/3640/FINAL_CSM…;
Update/22August2017 => One of the blog reader Sam commented here about 10 more quizzes about scrum Check the link http://www.prepupzone.com/pi/index.php/quiz/open_quiz/
Useful books for Certified ScrumMaster exam :
1.Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process: http://amzn.to/2ykQUr1
2.Scrum Narrative and PSM Exam Guide: http://amzn.to/2ylsHkc
3. The Great ScrumMaster: #ScrumMasterWay : http://amzn.to/2yor0jF