Advanced Certified Scrum Master®

Level up your skills as a Scrum Master and distinguish yourself in the global marketplace

What do our students say?

Really good format and worked surprisingly well remotely. Good use of Miro.

Tim Gould

Great course easy to understand basic and has much interactive based approach

Principal Consultant

Interactive learning

Radhika Sirisha Modali

Its relatable and easy to understand due to instructor and activities. Participation was required and helped with a hands-on approach to learning the material .

Laurleena Todd

Anil is an outstanding trainer with an exceptional degree of subject matter expertise in his field. Focused, concise and with the aim to teach us the benefits of Scrum.

Volker Matz
Managing Director, Matz Management Consulting Ltd

Come with an open mind. You will leave with a good awareness level of scrum and a scrum master's role, but can only develop any credible expertise after having done the job.

Simon Brice

Clear and concise , easy to understand content , lots of activities to explain concepts clearly.

Maxwell Anane

this class offers great insight in to Scrum understanding the the Scrum 5 can be confusing so ensure you understand the information or you'll be re reviewing information that night to ensure you grasp the concepts.

Christopher Latella

Diverse group that brought a broad set of skills and experience.

Courtney Ramsey
Senior SharePoint Designer

The class is good and informative. I'm glad it wasn't a powerpoint class.


Ademola Olatunji
Project Manager

Very brain friendly session, great platform to collaborate with world wide participants

B. S Karthik
Software Project Manager, Robert Bosch

The class was fun and interactive. The instructor is very knowledgeable on the topic.

Kelly Johnson
Sr. Consultant, Booz Allen Hamilton

Great class for understanding the basics of Scrum not just for certification.

Manjit Singh

Keep an open mind.

Azeez Oluwo

Gives you a good general knowledge of what scrum is.

Felipe Scavuzzo

Fun and very collaborative learning environment.

Doug Eaton

Anil J, is a fantastic trainer; organized; respectful; energetic; & passionate; I look forward to being in another class with Anil.

Steven Lynch

Interactive and effective.

Madhu Scherba

It's a good foundation to understanding Scrum.

Colin Oliver

Please take if you want an interactive class.

Kenny McClelland

A pure workshop- no lectures- maximum interaction and participation.

Manasmitha Devatha

Very interactive and engaging class. Material presentation is both fun and the time goes by fast!

Victor Wurtzel

Very informative and interactive.

Douglas L. Brown

Don't give up after the first day. It all comes together on the second day and your understanding is clear.

Robin Washington

Very Interactive

Sulakshana Singh

Great class, definitely would recommend. Doesn't feel like a class just fun!

Samantha Aguilar

About this Event


Our Advanced Certified ScrumMaster course — part of the first Scrum Alliance-approved online program for advanced Scrum training — was designed by the trainers who wrote the certification standard.

This rigorous course was built for ScrumMasters looking to level up their Agile expertise and take the first step toward Certified Scrum Professional®, your gateway to Certified Team Coach®, Certified Enterprise Coach® or Certified Scrum Trainer®.


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What you will get


    For the first time, now you can receive your A-CSM training completely online in a guided mentoring program designed by Certified Scrum Trainers (CST) for ScrumMasters looking to achieve a deeper understanding on how Scrum and Agile really work. This program offers A-CSM students fast, condensed lessons combined with on-the-job application of key concepts for immediate effect..


    Most on-line training is boring and prone to distraction. Too many instructors talk for far too long about topics and theories not relevant for real world application. With our A-CSM program, all our lectures are crisp (no more than fifteen minutes) and are combined with practical, on-the-job exercises so you can immediately put into practice what you have learned. Get ready for a powerful training approach that keeps the A-CSM lessons short, creative, focused and meaningful to the industry of Agile software development.


    People want to know more about Scrum and Agile, but they simply do not have time to spend eight hours (or more!) in a classroom. With our A-CSM program, all you need are a few spare hours a week to complete one or more topics. Our A-CSM program is comprised of fifteen online courses which include short lectures, engaging exercises and useful step-by-step frameworks to test out with your team.


    Learning works best when you are in a community and the best learning experiences are shared. Each month, you can dial in to one or more one-hour Coaching Circles with your CST instructor and other students, to check progress, share ideas, answer questions, offer encouragement and give some support. In our program, you will feel like you are doing your A-CSM journey within a team, even though it is an online program.

About Your Instructor​

Anil Jaising

Certified Trainer for Training from the Back of The Room, Certified Scrum Master

Anil’s career had an explosive start in the early 1990s, he worked on a messaging product that sent messages across the world in 3 seconds with a team that aligned with the Values and Principles of Agile.The product won the best Open Systems Award in 1994. From the beginning of his career, he has been tinkering with code, infrastructure, product development and consulting in various industries.
       His deep expertise in financial services and startups in developing business models have resulted in multiplying revenue and avoiding risk.  He recently led a cloud transformation program for 250 application teams that saved one of the world’s largest bank over $25 million. His deep Agile, DevOps  and leadership experience have guided multiple organizations achieve high throughput, market focus, productivity, and quality in building products.  He has a deep interest in instructional design and is a certified Training from the BACK of the Room Trainer.

      He is a Certified Scrum Trainer with Scrum Alliance and a Certified DevOps Trainer with DevOps Institute and is well regarded in the industry as an Agile, Executive  and Technical Coach.  He has helped several organizations successfully implement continuous integration, continuous testing, continuous delivery and SRE practices. He is currently guiding the product marketing and development of a telemetry dashboard for Atlassian products.   

Course Outline


Learn the coaching stances and apply coaching technique for interventions and improvements


Demonstrate attributes of Servant Leadership and the goals of a servant leader to serve their team and organization to be effective


Attributes of Team Dynamics and techniques to improve team performance


Create your product vision optimizing value for your customer and a roadmap that communicates that vision


Approaches to scale scrum and techniques for visualizing, managing, or reducing dependencies between teams.


Use two other Agile frameworks to enhance your scrum implementation


Coach the product owner to translate the vision to the product backlog and effectively refine the product backlog


Learn the key skills to master facilitation


Facilitating the creation of a strong definition of done and implementing development practices to deliver a working product increment at the end of every sprint.

Frequent Asked Questions


The program has a 7 day free trial. You can cancel anytime before the 7 days and get a full refund

In 2018, the Scrum Alliance revised its certification programs by creating two pathways of continuing education in Scrum and Agile.  The original Certified Scrum Professional (CSP) program based on educational credits was retired and replaced with two role-specific educational journeys based on work experience as a ScrumMaster or Product Owner.

For Certified ScrumMasters®, the next step is to obtain an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® (A-CSM) certification.  After that, the next step would be to obtain the Certified Scrum Professional – ScrumMaster® (CSP-SM) certification. 


The self paced program has materials that take over 40 to 60 hours of reading, watching videos as well as conducting real life assignments with their team as part of this program. The learner also has to attend 4 Virtual Learner Calls. You can complete the course work at your pace

In each of our programs, you will move through 12 to 15 modules, each of which consist of an on-line pre-recorded video, usually 10 to 15 minutes in length, followed by a quiz or exercise.  The quizzes and exercises have practical, real-world application, and your responses will be reviewed, and feedback given, by one of our instructors.  All of our instructors are Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Trainers® (CSTs.)

In addition to the modules, you will participate in at least 4 Coaching Circles, which is how you can stay connected with your instructors and fellow learners and peers.  The Virtual learner's Calls are online virtual meetings; you can participate via video chat or telephone.  They are one hour each.  There are at least 8 scheduled per month with a limit of 10 learners per session.  Under the Scrum Alliance requirements to obtain the certification, you must  participate in at least 4 to receive your certification, but you are welcome to participate in as many as you would like.

Absolutely!  The main idea behind our programs is to give you new skills, abilities and a peer network to accelerate your professional growth.  So, you can start either our A-CSM, A-CSPO, CSP-SM or CSP-PO programs even if you do not have the required work experience yet, but you cannot have your certification issued until you obtain the required length of work experience and have updated your work experience on your Scrum Alliance profile.  Why wait to level up on your talents?

As soon as you sign up, you will receive a confirmation with your invoice by email. We will then create an account with you in our online academy within one business day and you will receive an email from the instructor to start the program in our online academy

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