Advancing Scrum Master servant leadership with the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®)
with SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master Certification
Based on version 4.5 of SAFe
This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe®) implementation. The course covers facilitation of cross-team interactions in support of program execution and relentless improvement. It enhances the Scrum paradigm with an introduction to scalable engineering and DevOps practices; the application of Kanban to facilitate the flow of value; and supporting interactions with architects, product management, and other critical stakeholders in the larger program and enterprise contexts.
The course offers actionable tools for building high-performing teams and explores practical ways of addressing Agile and Scrum anti-patterns in the enterprise.
Attending the class prepares individuals to take the exam and become a certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM).
Lunch and Refreshments are provided.
To perform the role of a SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master attendees should be able to:
Apply SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching in a multi-team environment
Build a high-performing team and foster relentless improvement at scale
Address Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
Support the adoption of engineering practices, DevOps, and Agile architecture
Learn to apply Kanban eXtreme Programming (XP) frameworks to optimize flow and improve the team’s work
Facilitate program planning, execution, and delivery of end-to-end systems value
Support learning through participation in Communities of Practice and innovation cycle
Exploring the Scrum Master role in the SAFe enterprise
Applying SAFe Principles: A Scrum Master’s perspective
Exploring Agile and Scrum anti-patterns
Facilitating program execution
Improving flow with Kanban and XP
Building high-performing teams
Improving program performance with Inspect and Adapt
What Attendees Get
The class registration includes:
Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) exam
One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
Course certificate of completion
Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.
Who will benefit?
The following individuals will benefit from this course:
Existing Scrum Masters
Team leaders, project managers, and others assuming the role of an Agile Team facilitator in a SAFe or enterprise Agile context
Engineering and development managers responsible for Agile execution and coaching teams, including teams of teams
Agile Program Managers
Prospective SAFe Release Train Engineers
All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, having one or more of the following certifications is highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification exam:
SAFe® 4 Scrum Master (SSM) certification
Certified Scrum Master (CSM) certification
Professional Scrum Master (PSM) certification
SAFe Certification Kit
Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:
SAFe Advanced Scrum Master certificate
A SAFe 4 Advanced Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Advanced Scrum Master, which includes access to the SASM Community of Practice
A SAFe Advanced Scrum Master certification usage guide with SASM certification marks
Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey
Exam Name: SAFe® 4 Advanced Scrum Master Exam
Exam Format: Multiple Choice;
More Exam Details
Exam Duration: Once the exam begins candidates have 120 minutes to complete the exam
Number of Questions: 60
Passing Score: 42 out of 60 (70%)
Retake policy: Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait.
Sample Test Questions
Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)
Attendees may be eligible to apply for 15 PDUs toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications.
Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance.