|Parameters||SCRUMstudy Scrum/Agile Certifications||Other Scrum Certifications|
|Parameter: 1. Most Popular and Widely Accepted||SCRUMstudy Scrum/Agile Certifications: SCRUMstudy certifications are the most popular Scrum and Agile certifications, and are widely accepted globally. VMEdu has trained/certified more than 325,000 persons in delivering successful projects. More than 5,000 students are certified by SCRUMstudy each month, and SCRUMstudy has the largest partner network (275+ training companies) for Scrum and Agile certifications. Getting a certification from SCRUMstudy assures you of the best training and certification, accepted globally.||Other Scrum Certifications: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.|
|Parameter: 2. Based on Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™ Guide)||SCRUMstudy Scrum/Agile Certifications: All SCRUMstudy exams are based on A Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™ Guide) developed by SCRUMstudy. SFC™, SMC™, SDC™, and SPOC™ certification exams are based on SBOK Guide, 2nd Edition (2016). SSMC™ and SSPOC™ are based on the SBOK Guide, 3rd Edition. 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. SCRUMstudy offers this guide free on its website. (http://www.scrumstudy.com/download-free-buy-SBOK.asp)||Other Scrum Certifications:Other Scrum certifications are not as popular or as widely accepted. No other Scrum accreditation body has as large a partner trainer network as SCRUMstudy.|
|Parameter: 3. Industry-wide acceptance||SCRUMstudy Scrum/Agile Certifications: 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: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 single industry.|
|Parameter: 4. Scalable Scrum||SCRUMstudy Scrum/Agile Certifications: SCRUMstudy's certifications and courses 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.||Other Scrum Certifications:Usually, other Scrum certification training companies teach Scrum that can be applied to 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.|
|Parameter: 5. Established name in Scrum/Agile certifications||
SCRUMstudy Scrum/Agile Certifications: SCRUMstudy's certification training is provided through its Authorized Training Partners (A.T.P.s) all across the globe.
With more than 275+ A.T.P.s 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, Lockheed Martin, and PepsiCo.
|Other Scrum Certifications: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.|
|Parameters 6. Active Discussions to share and learn||SCRUMstudy Scrum/Agile Certifications: SCRUMstudy engages the Scrum/Agile community through active discussions on 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)||Other Scrum Certifications:Usually, other certification providers do not have such high activity discussion forums to engage their community.|
|Parameter: 7. Multiple free resources for Scrum & Agile Community||SCRUMstudy Scrum/Agile Certifications: SCRUMstudy provides 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.||Other Scrum Certifications: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.|
|Parameter: 8. Free "Scrum Fundamentals Certified" - SFC Course||SCRUMstudy Scrum/Agile Certifications: Through its free Scrum Fundamentals Certified (SFC) Course, SCRUMstudy not only introduces 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:Other Scrum certifications usually do not provide any free resources or help for students to get a basic idea of Scrum and Agile concepts. In most cases, professionals are required to pay upfront before even getting their first lesson on Scrum.|
|Parameter: 9. Credible and standard testing environment||SCRUMstudy Scrum/Agile Certifications: With an emphasis on providing candidates with a reliable and credible testing environment, we conduct our certification exams using our 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 our assessment team.||Other Scrum Certifications: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 companies require to select candidates for key roles.|
|Parameter: 10. Teaching methodology||SCRUMstudy Scrum/Agile Certifications: SCRUMstudy A.T.P.s use a scientifically proven and highly interactive teaching methodology including role-plays, case studies, and simulations explaining the key Scrum concepts for their Agile and Scrum certification courses. To ensure an enriching learning experience for all our students, each trainer associated with a SCRUMstudy A.T.P. is required to be an accredited SCRUMstudy Certified Trainer (SCT™).||Other Scrum Certifications: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.|
|Parameter: 11. Experienced SCRUMstudy trainers||SCRUMstudy Scrum/Agile Certifications: Any person who is qualified as a SCRUMstudy Certified Trainer (SCT™) undergoes a rigorous assessment process and he or she has to exhibit proficiency in the concepts of Scrum and Agile. All trainers are required to successfully pass three SCRUMstudy certification exams before they can be eligible to teach. Moreover, all feedback from students about their respective trainers is reviewed and all SCRUMstudy 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.||Other Scrum Certifications: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.|