Global Accreditation Body for Scrum and Agile Certifications

Why is SCRUMstudy better than Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org?

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1. Biggest Accreditation Body for Scrum and Agile Certifications SCRUMstudy Google Trends and LinkedIn show that SCRUMstudy has overtaken Scrum Alliance to become the biggest accreditation body for Scrum and Agile certifications.

SCRUMstudy has the largest Authorized Training Partner (A.T.P.) network of 1,450+ partners that includes organizations such as New Horizons, Global Knowledge, Arizona State University, and others in 50+ countries. More
Scrum Alliance, Scrum.orgScrum Alliance, Scrum.org operate with a smaller network of 189 partners that includes organizations such as CPrime, CollabNet, KnowledgeHut, Prowareness, Avanade, and others.
2. Most Popular and Widely Accepted SCRUMstudySCRUMstudy/VMEdu has trained/certified more than 325,000 persons in delivering successful projects. 7,500+ students enroll/get certified each month, which is more than any other certification body.

Employees of 7500+ companies from 150+ countries have enrolled with SCRUMstudy/VMEdu. More
Scrum Alliance, Scrum.orgOther Scrum accreditation bodies are not as popular or as widely accepted.
3. A Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK Guide) SCRUMstudySCRUMstudy classes are based on ‘A Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK Guide)’ developed by SCRUMstudy. The SBOK Guide 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.

The SBOK Guide is available in multiple languages such as English, Spanish, Portugese, German, and Italian. Download SBOK Guide
Scrum Alliance, Scrum.orgClasses are taught using a 16-page manual which is not in-depth and lacks detail. Most of the time the quality of the course is dependent only on the instructor and his or her experience.
4. Free Virtual Instructor-led Scrum Webinar and SFC Training SCRUMstudySCRUMstudy conducts 1-hour free Scrum webinar followed by 4-hour Virtual Instructor-led class to prepare students for the Free Scrum Fundamentals Certified (SFC) certification exam. Training is provided by experienced faculty and/or co-authors of the SBOK Guide. This training is highly detailed and includes topics such as Scrum Principles, Scrum Aspects, Scrum Phases, and more. Students get more value out of this free training than the paid two-day training (usually costs more than USD 1000) by other providers.
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Scrum Alliance, Scrum.orgDo not conduct free webinars or training sessions for students. In most cases, professionals are required to pay upfront to enroll in any form of training.
5. Free "Scrum Fundamentals Certified" - SFC Online Course and Certification SCRUMstudyThrough 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 best-in-class online content such as high-quality videos, interactive case studies, chapter tests, study guides, and more.
Enroll in Free SFC Online course
Scrum Alliance, Scrum.orgDo not provide any free resources or help for students to get a basic idea of Scrum and Agile concepts.
6. Classroom Study Materials SCRUMstudyStudents get comprehensive high-quality classroom study materials such as SBOK Guide, workbook, process chart, estimation cards, and case study booklets. These study materials can be used by participants for understanding and practicing Scrum concepts and serve as a ready reckoner for reviewing key concepts learned during class. More Scrum Alliance, Scrum.orgProvide non-standard, low-quality printouts of classroom study materials to participants.
7. Complimentary Online Learning Resources SCRUMstudyParticipants get six months complimentary online course access along with the classroom study materials. Online courses include high quality videos, interactive case studies, chapter test, important terms and concepts, and more. View Resources Scrum Alliance, Scrum.orgDo not offer online learning resources
8. Mobile App SCRUMstudy
  • To ensure that students get true on-the-go learning, SCRUMstudy/VMEdu provides content in the form of mobile app.
  • The state-of-the-art mobile apps from VMEdu allow registered students to view high-quality study material in a mobile-friendly format using mobile phones and tablets.
  • Seamlessly syncs across devices
  • Available in both Android and iOS
Scrum Alliance, Scrum.orgDo not provide such flexible learning options.
9. Active Scrum and Agile Community SCRUMstudySCRUMstudy engages the Scrum/Agile community through active discussions on LinkedIn. With over 63,000 members, SCRUMstudy LinkedIn Group is the largest and fastest growing Group for Scrum/Agile on LinkedIn. Join SCRUMstudy LinkedIn Group Scrum Alliance, Scrum.orgHave smaller and less active LinkedIn groups.
10. Qualified and Experienced Trainers SCRUMstudyAny 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. More Scrum Alliance, Scrum.orgUsually, other Scrum Certifications do not have such strict requirements for trainer accreditation, and thus the quality of their instructors may not be very high.
11. Credible and Standard Testing Environment SCRUMstudyWith 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. More Scrum Alliance, Scrum.orgOther Scrum training providers/certification bodies 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.
12. Teaching Methodology SCRUMstudySCRUMstudy uses 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 is required to be an accredited SCRUMstudy Certified Trainer (SCT). More Scrum Alliance, Scrum.orgOther 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.
13. Guaranteed to Run Classes SCRUMstudy All our classes are guaranteed to run. If for some reason, SCRUMstudy cancels a class, the following options are available:
  1. Reschedule to a future class in any location: Students can opt to reschedule to a future class in any location or virtual instructor-led training. The amount paid for the SCRUMstudy class will be applied towards the future class.
  2. Ask for full refund: Students can opt for a full refund of their payment in case of course cancellation by SCRUMstudy.
Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org
  1. Frequently cancel classes due to insufficient students and leave students without any alternatives.
  2. Delay in reimbursing students for the money they paid for their classes.
14. Several Convenient Locations SCRUMstudy SCRUMstudy teaches more classes in more locations than any other training provider. Training with the leader assures you of the "PROVEN QUALITY" training at locations convenient to you.
Why train with small, unknown players when you have the option to train with the leader with assured training methodology? View Classes
Scrum Alliance, Scrum.orgHave limited locations and classes.
15. Great Feedback from Students SCRUMstudy
  • SCRUMstudy has students from Fortune 500 companies and universities such as Apple, HP, Bank of America, AT&T, Dell, Verizon, Lockheed Martin, Arizona State University, Canyon State University and PepsiCo. More
  • For feedback on SCRUMstudy, check out our LinkedIn page or read through our student feedback. More
  • We are very confident of our training programs and allow students to ask for references from past students in their company (SCRUMstudy has students from over 7,500 companies in more than 150 countries). To ask for references from people in your company, please click here
Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org
  • Mention limited student feedback on their website or marketing collaterals.
  • Do not have an active social media presence (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn etc.) where students can share their experiences and provide their feedback.
  • Do not provide references from past students.
16. Other Benefits SCRUMstudy
  • Upto 16 VMEdu RCUs and 16 PMI Approved PDUs
  • Classes are conducted in star hotels - Lunch and 2 rounds of coffee/tea are provided during classroom sessions. View Classes

Not sure? Join the SCRUMstudy Virtual Instructor-led Scrum Webinar and SFC training to learn about Scrum and to experience our training methodology. SCRUMstudy Free Virtual Instructor-led Scrum Webinar and Scrum Fundamentals Certified (SFC) training is highly rated by students and is considered to be better in quality and more informative than paid courses (usually costs more than USD 1000) by Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org and their partners (CPrime, CollabNet, KnowledgeHut, Prowareness, Avanade, and others). SCRUMstudy webinars are the largest Scrum/Agile events conducted globally.

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Scrum Master Certified(SMC™)
Scrum Master Certified (SMC)
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Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC™)
Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC)
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SCRUMstudy Agile Master Certified (SAMC™)
SCRUMstudy Agile Master Certified (SAMC)
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