Certified Scrum Developer® (CSD) Training

Course 1836

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Exam Voucher: Yes
  • Language: English
  • 12 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Foundation

Strengthen your technical skills in agile product development with this Certified Scrum Developer® training course. Certified Scrum Developers (CSD®) have demonstrated — through training that ensures they have demonstrated a working understanding of Scrum and agile principles and have learned specialized agile engineering skills.

This Certified Scrum Developer® course is designed for product developers who are working in a Scrum environment. The goal is to expose students to the most important tools and techniques in the Agile approach needed to build good products in the iterative and incremental fashion that Scrum requires. These ideas are central to the entire field of agile product development.

Certified Scrum Developer Training Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

Certified Scrum Developer Training Information

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Use Integrated case study to initiate (visioning), develop product roadmap, user stories, and the product.
  • Develop collaboration and team dynamics.
  • Work successfully in a Scrum team that focuses on creating products.
  • Bring essential collaboration skills into your team.
  • Encourage the understanding and adoption of agile engineering practices within your team.

Training Prerequisites


Certification Information

Show that you understand Scrum and agile development by passing an assessment given by your teacher. After you finish the course, you'll receive a notification to accept your CSD® license, and your certification will be added to your Scrum Alliance membership profile.

This certification is good for two years. To keep your certification, you need to earn Scrum Education Units® (SEUs) and renew your certification every two years.

Certified Scrum Developer® Training Outline

  • Practice utilizing a sprint backlog
  • Describe the responsibility of the Scrum team for turning PBIs in the sprint backlog into increments of value
  • Organize and demonstrate the daily Scrum
  • List at least three attributes of PBIs
  • Give at least three examples of how a Scrum team will inspect and adapt PBIs during product backlog refinement
  • Discuss at least five elements of a definition of done that ensure the increment provides information that enhances transparency and focus against which progress can be measured
  • Explain at least three differences between a working group and a team
  • Discuss at least three attributes of effective teams
  • Demonstrate "working together as a team"
  • Describe at least three benefits of developers interacting directly with customers and users
  • Restate at least three ways a Scrum team may collaborate with stakeholders, customers, and/or users during the sprint
  • Outline at least three benefits of technical excellence
  • Explain at least one design practice on an agile team
  • List at least three principles of architecture in an agile environment
  • Define refactoring
  • Describe at least three benefits of refactoring to an agile software development effort
  • Explain test-first as a design and development approach and list three benefits.
  • List at least three differences between “traditional” and “agile” testing.
  • Explain the importance of refactoring in the TDD cycle.
  • Describe at least three qualities of a good agile testing approach.
  • Define continuous integration and list at least three benefits.
  • Describe using three examples of how Scrum supports CI.
  • Describe at least one advantage of an automated build, test, measure pipeline.

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Certified Scrum Developer FAQs

The CSD training is a program that provides software development professionals with a deep understanding of agile software development and the Scrum framework. It is offered by the Scrum Alliance, a non-profit organization that supports the adoption and effective use of Scrum.

This course is beneficial for current and aspiring Scrum Masters, Product Owners, and members of software development teams who want to work successfully with or as part of a Scrum team creating value-added products.

The course is also beneficial as a team training exercise to ensure all members are aligned towards creating products that add value to the customers.

To earn a CSD®, you are required to attend at least two days of formal training taught by a Scrum Alliance-approved CSD Educator. During your CSD® course, you must demonstrate an understanding of Scrum and agile development practices by passing a CSD® assessment provided by your educator.

The assessment may be an exam administered by the educator to test your knowledge, or it may be an active, classroom-based assessment. When a CSD educator uploads a student’s information into our system, they are recommending the student for certification.

Once you complete the course, you will receive a notification to accept your CSD® license, and the CSD® certification will be added to your Scrum Alliance membership profile. Your certification is valid for two years. You can maintain your CSD® certification by earning Scrum Education Units® (SEUs) and renewing your certification every two years.

In today's competitive job market, the Certified Scrum Developer® training can set you apart from the pack. A successful Certified Scrum Developer® is committed to continuous improvement. The coursework and dedication needed to achieve a CSD sharpens your skills to help you become a better practitioner of Scrum and agile development. By earning a Certified Scrum Developer® certification.

Agile software development is an approach to software development that emphasizes flexibility, collaboration, and responsiveness to change. It is based on the Agile Manifesto, a set of values and principles for software development that prioritize customer satisfaction, working software, and team collaboration.

Scrum is a framework for agile software development that focuses on iterative and incremental software delivery. It involves a product owner, a Scrum master, and a development team working together in short development cycles called sprints.

Certification candidates and existing credential holders are responsible for reporting all Continuing Certification Requirements Program (CCR) activities to PMI (Project Management Institute). To report the completion of a Learning Tree course, you can use the Online PDU (Professional Development Units) Resources System.

  • Go to the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements System https://ccrs.pmi.org/
  • Log in with your username and password
  • Locate the claim code associated with your course in the table in this document
  • Click on “Report PDU for this activity”
  • Fill in the date started and date completed
  • Click on the box agreeing that this claim is accurate and then submit

PDU Information for This Course:

  • Total PDUs: 12
  • Ways of Working PDUs: 12
  • Power Skills PDUs: 0
  • Business Acumen PDUs: 0
  • PMI Claim Code: 1154YKGL5M
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