Why AST and SCRUMstudy

Ten reasons why Agile-Scrum-Training.com (AST) is your best Scrum certification training resource and why SCRUMstudy is the best Scrum certification body.


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1. Based on Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™ Guide) All SCRUMstudy exams are based upon A Guide to the SCRUM Body of Knowledge (SBOK™ Guide – 340 pages) developed by SCRUMstudy. The SBOK™ is the definitive and detailed industry guide endorsed by Scrum experts. The propagation of Scrum is easier because all Scrum practitioners speak the same common language. Agile-Scrum-Training.com offers this guide for free.
Other Scrum certifications are not based on any industry recognized publication. Most of the time the quality of the course is dependent only on the instructor and his or her experience.
2. Industry wide acceptance The knowledge gained by getting a SCRUMstudy certification is universal in its application and has been applied by organizations in diverse projects spanning an eclectic mix of industries. Other Scrum certifications are not accepted in all industries. Most of the time the learning from these certifications applies only to a small team in a industry.
3. Scalable Scrum SCRUMstudy’s certifications are designed to enable delegates to scale Scrum to the Portfolio and Program levels and not just product design and project management. Each of the aspects of Product Development such as Business Justification, Quality, Cost, Risk, and Time are explained not just in the Project level but also on a Portfolio and Program level since this is the way organizations work. Usually, other Scrum certification training companies teach Scrum that can be applied for a small team of 6-8 people developing a software product. There is just no mention of how to scale Scrum to the Portfolio or Program level.
4. Established name in Scrum/Agile certifications SCRUMstudy's certification training is provided through its Authorized Training Partners (A.T.P) all across the globe.  Agile-Scrum-Training.com is registered as an A.T.P. authorized for training throughout the USA.

With more than 150 ATPs globally, SCRUMstudy has the widest network of accredited training companies offering its certifications. SCRUMstudy certifications are widely reputed and accepted by various Fortune 500 companies such as Apple, IBM, HP, Bank of America, AT&T, Dell, Verizon, McKesson, Lockheed Martin, Pepsico, and more.
Other Scrum certification companies conduct their training through a much smaller network of trainers or training companies; and do not have the same level of credibility in the market that SCRUMstudy has.
5. Active Discussions to share and learn Agile-Scrum-Training.com and SCRUMstudy engage the Scrum/Agile community through active discussions in LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google Plus, multiple Discussion Forums and Blogs. The SCRUMstudy LinkedIn Group is the most active Group for Scrum on LinkedIn (https://www.linkedin.com/groups/SCRUMstudy-1-Group-Scrum-Agile-6718717) . Usually, other certification providers do not have such high activity discussion forums to engage their community.
6. Multiple free resources for Scrum & Agile Community SCRUMstudy and Agile-Scrum-Training.com provide a wide range of free resources such as 5 hours of high quality videos, useful case studies, interactive mobile apps, blogs, and articles, thereby contributing to the increased awareness of Scrum in the Scrum and Agile communities. No other Scrum Certification provides high quality content and free resources to students in multiple formats. The main focus of such certification providers is to get students to their paid classes, rather than help students succeed with best practices.
7. Free “Scrum Fundamentals Certified” - SFC Course Through our free Scrum Fundamentals Certified (SFC) Course, SCRUMstudy and Agile-Scrum-Training.com not only introduce Scrum concepts to professionals but also helps them get an introductory certification for free. This free certification includes approximately 10 hours of free online self-study through videos, case studies, and guides. The free SFC certification is a great way to introduce Scrum to all employees in your organization. Other Scrum certifications usually do not provide any free resources or help for students to get a basic idea of the Scrum and Agile concepts. In most cases, professionals are required to pay upfront before even getting their first lesson on Scrum.
8. Credible and standard testing environment With an emphasis on providing candidates with a reliable and credible testing environment, SCUMstudy conducts all of Agile-Scrum-Training.com certification exams using a live online proctoring system unlike other certifying bodies. This allows you to take your certification exams from the comfort of your home. All exams will be proctored live and videos of the exams will be recorded and reviewed by the SCRUMstudy assessment team. Other Scrum certifications do not have a standardized examination. Most of them only require candidates to be present for a workshop and take a test, the result of which has no bearing on whether the candidate qualifies for the certification. These kinds of certifications never have the credibility which companies require to select candidates for key roles.
9. Teaching methodology As a SCRUMstudy A.T.P., Agile-Scrum-Training.com uses a scientifically proven and highly interactive teaching methodology including role-plays, case studies, and simulations explaining the key Scrum concepts for our Agile and Scrum certification courses. To ensure an enriching learning experience for all our students, each trainer associated with Agile-Scrum-Training.com is required to be an accredited SCRUMstudy Certified Trainer (SCT™), and our core trainers all have a minimum of Fortune 50 experience. Other Scrum certification “workshops” are actually lectures. They are not engaging or interactive and most of the times involve delegates (sometimes more than 50 in a class) hearing an instructor for hours without any structured role plays or case studies.
10. Experienced SCRUMstudy trainers All Agile-Scrum-Training.com trainers are qualified as a SCRUMstudy Certified Trainer (SCT™) and have undergone a rigorous assessment process and have to exhibit proficiency in the concepts of Scrum and Agile. All Agile-Scrum-Training.com trainers are required to successfully pass three SCRUMstudy certification exams before they can be eligible to teach and our core trainers all have a minimum of Fortune 50 experience.. Moreover, all feedback from students about their respective trainers is reviewed and all Agile-Scrum-Training.com trainers regularly participate in "Train-the-Trainer" sessions which help them understand the nuances of our certifications and further cement their understanding of the Scrum Framework and Agile Philosophy. Usually, other Scrum Certifications do not have such strict requirements for trainer accreditation, and thus the quality of their instructors may not be very high.
Last modified on Saturday, 12 March 2016 16:57
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