SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) Certification

Why SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM)?

This two-day course prepares current Scrum Masters for their leadership role in facilitating Agile team, program, and enterprise success in a SAFe® implementation. The course covers facilitation of cross-team interactions in support of the 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.

Topics Include

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

Learning Goals

Apply SAFe principles to facilitation, enablement, and coaching in the multi-team environment

Build a high-performing team and foster relentless improvement at the team and program levels

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 cycles

Course Prerequisites

Attendees of the SAFe SASM course are strongly suggested to have one of the following certificates: SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM), Certified Scrum Master (CSM), or Professional Scrum Master (PSM).

Benefits of Attending the Course

SAFe Certification Kit

Attending the course prepares you to take the exam and become a Certified SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master (SASM).

Attendees who pass the exam will receive

A SAFe Advanced Scrum Master certificate

A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Advanced Scrum Master

A SAFe Advanced Scrum Master branding kit with the SASM certification mark

SAFe 4 Advanced Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online

Course Registration Includes

Attendee workbooks

Online course feedback survey

Access to the SAFe® Advanced Scrum Master Exam – requires course attendance

SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) attendance certificate upon request

Continuing Education Units

Attendees will be eligible to apply for 15 Strategic Professional Development Units (PDUs) toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP and PMI-ACP certifications

Attendees may be eligible to apply for Scrum Educational Units (SDUs) under category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance

SASM Exam Details

Exam Format: Multiple Choice, Multiple Select

Exam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser); closed book; no outside assistance; timed exam

Exam Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe Advanced Scrum Master course

Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.

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. Contact support@scaledagile.com for any retake questions.

Sample Test Questions

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