The Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) certification exam is designed to test the knowledge and understanding of an individual in Scrum framework, roles, events, and artifacts. The exam primarily focuses on the application of Scrum principles in complex and real-world scenarios. The exam objectives for PSM II certification are:
- Scrum Theory and Principles
- Scrum Framework and Mechanics
- Scrum Roles
- Scrum Events
- Scrum Artifacts
- Scrum Values
- Scrum Mastery
- Coaching and Facilitation
- Scaling Scrum
- Scrum in the Enterprise
There are several books that can help candidates prepare for the PSM II exam, including:
- "Agile Estimating and Planning" by Mike Cohn
- "Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process" by Kenneth S. Rubin
- "Scrum: A Pocket Guide" by Gunther Verheyen
- "The Scrum Field Guide: Agile Advice for Your First Year and Beyond" by Mitch Lacey
- "Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition" by Lyssa Adkins
The PSM II exam is a computer-based test and can be taken online from the candidate's own computer. The exam fee is $250 USD. The passing score for the exam is 85%. Candidates have 90 minutes to complete the exam, which consists of 30 multiple-choice questions. The exam is open book, but candidates are not allowed to consult with other people during the exam. The exam is available in multiple languages, including English, Spanish, German, French, Japanese, and Portuguese.
The exam can be scheduled at any time and can be taken from any location with an internet connection. Candidates are required to create a profile on the Scrum.org website to register for the exam. Once registered, they will receive an email with instructions on how to take the exam.
It is recommended that candidates have at least one year of experience working as a Scrum Master before taking the PSM II exam. Candidates can also take the Scrum.org official PSM II course to prepare for the exam. The course covers advanced topics such as how to coach and facilitate teams, how to scale Scrum, and how to implement Scrum in an enterprise environment.
To pass the PSM II exam, candidates need to have a strong understanding of Scrum principles and be able to apply them in complex scenarios. They should also be familiar with the Scrum framework, roles, events, and artifacts, as well as Scrum values and principles. It is important to study and practice regularly to ensure success on the exam.