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Leading Scrum / Agile Training Providers in US/Canada

We have done a comparison of leading Scrum / Agile training providers, to facilitate all project management certification aspirants in taking an informed decision. We have also divided the trainings provided into flagship Scrum / Agile trainings (the more widely used ones) and other Scrum trainings that are specific to some fields. This would help you choose the certification that fits you. If you find any information inaccurate, please email us at scrumagileinfo@gmail.com

Flagship Scrum / Agile Certification Providers

The following is a compilation of the Flagship Scrum / Agile certifications provided by the major certification bodies. These are the most sought after courses and are generally the ones taken by people working on Scrum / Agile courses. The course details have been listed for your reference.


Scrum / Agile Certification Provider -->

 

PMI.org

Scrumstudy

Scrum Alliance

Scrum.org

APMG

Headquarters

Indianapolis, IN

Phoenix, AZ

Indianapolis, IN

Boston, MA

Buckinghamshire, UK

Investors

None

Sequoia Capital

None

None

None

Avg. no. of classes per month
(US and Canada)

REP conduct classes

R.E.P.s conduct classes

50-60

3-4

2-3

Certification Name

PMI-ACP (Agile Certified
Practitioner)

Scrum Master Certified

Scrum Product Owner Certified

Agile Expert Certified

Certified Scrum Master

Professional Scrum Foundations

Professional Scrum Master

 

Agile Project
Management

 

Course Duration (Days)

3

2

3

3

2

2

2

3

Price

$1200-1800

$1099

$1499

$1599

$1200-1500

$1500

$1295-$1995

$1865

Early Bird Discount

$100-200 for a few R.E.Ps

$100

 

$100

$100

 

$100 for a few
providers

$100-$250 based on provider

$500 for the
$1995 class

 

N.A

 

Assessment exam format

Multiple Choice, Closed book

Multiple Choice, Closed book

 

Multiple Choice, Closed book

Multiple Choice, Closed book

 

Multiple Choice, Closed book

 

Multiple Choice, Closed book

 

Multiple Choice True/False (PSM-1), Essay (PSM-2) Closed book

Multiple Choice, Closed book

 

Exam details

120 questions (100 scored questions),
3 hours duration,
pass marks not disclosed

100 questions,
2 hour duration, pass marks not disclosed

 

140 questions,
3 hour duration, pass marks not disclosed

100 questions,
2 hour duration, pass marks not disclosed

 

35 questions,
1 hour duration,
69% pass marks

 

30 questions

 

PSM-1:  1 hour, 85% pass marks
PSM-2: 2 hours, 85% pass marks

 

60 questions,
1 hour duration,
50% pass marks

 

Exam fee

$435for members,
$495 for non-members

Included in course  fee

Included in course fee

Included in course  fee

Included in course  fee

Included in course  fee

PSM-1: $100
PSM-2: $500

Included in course fee

Course Delivery Standardisation

Not standardised, depends on faculty and R.E.P

Standardised course content and delivery

Standardised course content and delivery

Standardised course content and delivery

Not standardised, depends on faculty and R.E.P

Standardised course content and delivery

Standardised course content and delivery

Not standardised, depends on faculty and R.E.P

Course Workbook

Some R.E.P provide them

Provided by all R.E.Ps

Provided by all R.E.Ps

Provided by all R.E.Ps

Some  R.E.P provide them

Some  R.E.P provide them

Some  R.E.P provide them

Some  R.E.P provide them

Faculty Selection

R.E.P select the faculty, PMI does not involve in the process

Faculty approved by Scrumstudy

Faculty approved by Scrumstudy

Faculty selected by Scrumstudy

Faculty selected by Scrum Alliance

Faculty selected by Scrum.org

Faculty selected by Scrum.org

R.E.P select the faculty, APMG does not involve in the process

Eligibility Criteria

1500 hours working on agile project teams and additional 2000hours required in general project experience.
These hours must be earned within last 3 years

No eligibility criteria

 

No eligibility criteria

No eligibility criteria

 

No eligibility criteria

 

No eligibility criteria

 

No eligibility criteria

 

No eligibility criteria

 

Money-back guarantee/ Quality promise

Some R.E.P provide them

Provided by all R.E.Ps

Provided by all R.E.Ps

Provided by all R.E.Ps

 

Some R.E.P provide them

 

N.A

 

N.A

 

No

Mobile Apps

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Some R.E.P provide them

Some R.E.P provide them

Some R.E.P provide them

No

Free tests

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Some R.E.P provide them

Some R.E.P provide them

Some R.E.P provide them

Some R.E.P provide them

Videos

Very few R.E.P provide

Yes

Yes

Yes

Very few R.E.P provide

Some R.E.P provide them

Some R.E.P provide them

No

Customized Corporate Trainings

Some R.E.P provide them

Yes

Yes

Yes

 

Some R.E.P provide them

Yes

 

Yes

 

Some R.E.P provide them

 

1-610-356-4600

1-855-677-2786

1-855-677-2786

1-855-677-2786

N.A

N.A

N.A

+1 781 275 8604

email-id

customercare
@pmi.org

marketing
@SCRUM
study.com

marketing@SCRUM
study.com

N.A

N.A

N.A

 info-us@apmg-us.com

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Other Scrum Certifications

Besides the flagship courses, a few Scrum / Agile certifying bodies also provide a few specialised certifications. The most popular of these certifications have been listed below.

Scrum / Agile Certification Provider -->

SCRUMstudy
Scrum Alliance

Scrum.org

Headquarters

Phoenix, AZ

Indianapolis, IN

Boston, MA

Investors

Sequoia Capital

None

None

Avg. no. of classes per month
(US and Canada)

Online Course

50-60

3-4

Certification Name

Scrum Developer Certified

Certified Scrum Developer Track

Professional Scrum Developer

Course Duration

Online

3 days

3 days

Price

$120

$1300-2000

$2995

Early Bird Discount

N.A

NA

$145

Assessment exam format

Multiple Choice, Closed book

Multiple Choice, Closed book

 

Multiple Choice and True/False, Closed book

Exam details

75 questions, 90 minutes,

57 marks required to pass

N.A

PSD-1: 1 hour, 90% pass marks

 

Exam fee

Included in course fee

N.A

Included in course fee

Course Delivery Standardisation

Standardised online content

Not standardised, depends on faculty and R.E.P

Standardised course content and delivery

Course Workbook

Online courseware

Some  R.E.P provide them

Some  R.E.P provide them

Faculty Selection

N.A

Faculty selected by Scrum Alliance

Faculty selected by Scrum.org

Eligibility Criteria

No specific criteria.

No specific criteria.

Knowledge of corresponding .Net and Java courses besides a knowledge of Scrum

Money-back guarantee/ Quality promise

N.A

N.A

N.A

Mobile Apps

Yes

N.A

N.A

Free tests

Yes

N.A

N.A

Videos

Yes

N.A

N.A

Customized Corporate Trainings

N.A

No information

Yes

 

email-id

N.A

N.A

Website

Click here

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