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Is the CSM course theoretical or practical?

I can only speak to my own course, and that is a combination of both theoretical as well as practical.

As the Scrum Guide says, Scrum is relatively easy to learn but incredibly difficult to master.

The scrum guide is a 13-page document written by Scrum co-creators Jeff Sutherland and Ken Schwaber. There is not a lot of theory to work through. The guide is concise.

 So, we move through the theory relatively quickly in the Certified Scrum Master course and supplement that theory with a history of Agile.

The purpose being to help you understand why Agile is important, how it evolved, and what successful scrum looks like.

The rest of the course embeds the Scrum roles, events, and artefacts through practical lessons and exercises.

Actively doing scrum and learning through the process is how we make the learning visceral and intuitive.

You will work in small teams and complete a series of tasks throughout the Scrum simulations to help you understand why the theory matters.

It can take you a few hours to learn the scrum guide but well over a decade to master Scrum and Business Agility in operational environments.

We focus on both elements to make sure that when you walk out of the CSM course, you can work with a scrum team right away. You will be able to start your journey as a Scrum Master and help your scrum team launch their journey with Scrum too.

The CSM course is informative, educational, and empowering.

It is designed to be a transformative experience that helps you transition into the Scrum Master role.

Upon completion of the CSM course, you write an online international examination that tests your knowledge of Scrum theory and upon successful completion, you are awarded the Certified Scrum Master certification.

If you are interested in becoming a Scrum Master, visit our Certified Scrum Master course page.

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