Last October, my college, #Krisman Oppusunggu introduced me to #scrum.
He spent first 30 mins session to tell me about the scrumorg.com. He highlighted the scrum guide's main concepts including the definition of scrum, the scrum team, drum vents and scrum artifacts.
At the time I was working on a critical project. But I decided to I read through the scrum guide during my spare time. A few weeks later, we met again and he taught me more about the how to prepare for the PSMI certification exam. Although there are some group classes in Japan, I could not find one that I can join alone. Fortunately, Kriman introduced me to take some online training through
I bought The Scrum Framework course to study on weekends first.
Then I bought Scrum Master Exam Simulator which validated for one year. It allowed me to review the questions within a month.
As you can see from my score below. Its better to study within a month and try to do the exam. If you leave it for awhile, it is hard to keep at a good score level.
Since I was in the transition of settling to UK in last December, I didn’t manage to do the exam straight away.
In May 2019, I had the opportunity to do a two days on site training course with Xecofy in our company. The training gave me an opportunity to do an agile delivery through lego simulation. It helped me to get deeper understanding of the scrum guide.
My other colleagues also introduced me to other free resources for PSMI exam simulation and free online study materials at websites such as Volkerdon, https://mlapshin.com/index.php/scrum-quizzes/, and techagilisti.com.
One of my colleagues told me he had to study till 1am and continued for 6 hours before the exam. The other one told me that he woke up at 6am to study for a few days before the exam.
I started to feel a bit guilty and I woke up at 4am on Friday to study before starting work and read through https://www.volkerdon.com/pages/agile-glossary.
The following day at 6:30am on Saturday , I reviewed the questions which I did wrong in the simulation. Then took the actual exam. I was so glad that I passed with the score 95% which is even better then my simulation results in Scrum Master Exam Simulator .
Thanks to all my colleagues who had helped me with my study!
This blog captures my study notes