Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) Certification Program

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The Certified Scrum Developer Certification program is a two-part certification program to help you build a hands-on knowledge of Agile engineering principles. A skilled CSD is sought-after by organizations because of their comprehensive understanding of the technicalities of the Agile environment and their grasp on Scrum principles.

The CSD Course will help you develop a practical understanding of Scrum and make you a member of the larger Scrum Alliance community.

The program is structured so that you can develop your knowledge from the very basics if you need to, or start from the CSD Technical Training Track itself. The first of the two-part training is of two days, and familiarizes you with the Scrum principles, roles, and ceremonies. The second part is a three-day CSD Training Track. The CSD Training Track provides theory and practical sessions on code and design samples. CSM certificate holders can skip the first part of the training.

The CSD Certificate course is aimed at software developers and programmers who work in the Scrum environment. A Scrum Developer is responsible for carrying out all the work required to build increments of value every sprint.

Objectives of the course:

  • Learn the theory and concepts behind the Scrum framework: roles, events, sprints and more.
  • Learn the technical software skills required to become a Certified Product Developer.
  • Learn to develop quality software in a shorter time span.
  • Learn the object-oriented techniques needed to build extensible software.
  • Learn development and design principles and collaborative code ownership.


Key Features of the course

Globally accredited certification

Get Certified Scrum Developer PDF certificate & Digital Badge

Thorough Exam Support

Get free attempt at the globally renowned Certified Scrum Developer Certification Exam

Understanding of Real-world challenges

Includes discussions and exercises derived from real-life instances

High Quality CSD Courseware

Get access to study material, white paper, mock exam and case studies prepared by the Agile industry experts, supporting your end-to-end CSD® journey

Interactive instructor-led training

Training sessions that meet the exact needs of every individual

Scrum Alliance Membership

Get access to two-year Scrum Alliance Community Platform membership


Topics Covered


  • If you have no prior training in Scrum, you require a total of five days of formal training by a Scrum Alliance REP to get a CSD certificate.
  • CSM holders can skip the first two days and undertake just the three days of CSD Technical Training.

Exam details:

Before taking the exam, the attendee must complete the Certified Scrum Developer certification course in order to become Certified Scrum Developer. The course provides access to the study material and resources for the exam, but mere attending the course doesn’t guarantee passing the exam.

Exam Name - Certified Scrum Developer Exam

Exam Fee - Included in the course fee

Format - Multiple Choice

Scheme - Single browser – Web based, closed book minus external assistance, timed

Access -Attendees can access the exam upon completing the Certified Scrum Developer Course within the Scrum Alliance community

Duration - Attendees will have 90 minutes i,e. 1.5 hours to complete the exam (45 Questions)

Passing Score - 70%

Language - English

Retake Policy- The Attendee can make a second attempt (retake) immediately after the first attempt. It takes a 10-day wait for the third attempt and a 30-day wait for the fourth attempt.

Study material:

We suggest the attendees utilize a variety of resources to prepare for the exam. The material we provide are:

  • Course Materials are important as they are aligned with the course covered in class and can be easily downloaded from the Scrum Alliance Platform.
  • A Comprehensive Guide that covers all your doubts and includes a detailed reading list, accessible after course completion through the Learning plan in the Scrum Alliance Platform.
  • Practice Test prepares you for the certification exam, including the same number of questions, difficulty level, and time duration.
  • A web-enabled Sample Questions’ flashcard consisting of relevant questions can be found online and in the study guide.

Benefits Attendees Get:

  • Certified Scrum Developers® have core Scrum knowledge, plus the technical knowledge of Agile software development.
  • A Scrum Alliance Certified Scrum Developer certificate, which is valid for two years.
  • You become a member of the Scrum Alliance community (renew your membership after one year).
  • Be included in the global database of Certified Scrum Developers.
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Certification Process

To earn a CSD credential, you need a formal training of five days by Scrum Alliance REPs.

  • 01

    A minimum of three days of technical training through the CSD Technical Training Track.

  • 02

    Attend the two-day CSM® Training/ a one-day Scrum elective course AND a one-day introduction to Scrum course.

  • 03

    Get certified as a Certified Scrum Developer®

Who should attend this course?

Any individual who is committed to making continuous improvement by incorporating Scrum principles and practices into their world of work should take this course up.

People who attend this course include:

  • IT professionals

  • Architects

  • Business Analysts

  • Developers

  • QA testers

  • Engineers

  • Project Managers

  • Product Managers

  • Certified Scrum Masters

What skills will you learn in the course?

The Fundamentals

You’ll learn the basics of Scrum and Agile methodologies.

Concepts, Terminologies, and Importance

You’ll learn to navigate through the terminologies and concepts associated with Scrum and be able to pinpoint its importance.

Product Development in the Scrum Framework

You’ll learn in extensive detail the particulars of Architecture, Design, Integration and Collaboration within Scrum.

Implementing Test Driven Development

You’ll learn how to implement TDD on a project in java/.net/ ruby/python/C++ framework.

Why should you attend this course?

The demand for Certified Scrum Developer is growing with the growth in popularity of Scrum and Agile. Integrating Scrum into your career can catalyse your professional growth. A CSD is responsible for achieving the project goal, and is in-demand across organizations for their skills and credentials.

By the end of the course, you will acquire an understanding of:

  • Adding to the team’s progress and productivity.
  • Developing designs that are unencumbered and efficient.
  • Creating business outcomes that are readable, maintainable code.
  • Collaborating and coordinating with the members of your team.
  • Smooth functioning of the team within the Scrum framework.

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The Certified Scrum Developer carries out all the work required in order to build increments of value every sprint. You need foundational as well as technical training to become a CSD.

The CSD certificate requires a total training of five days: a two days foundational training course (or a CSM certificate) and three days of Technical Training Track.

To enroll for the CSD course, you have to register at the Xebia Academy Global website. After registering for the CSD training, you will receive a confirmation email with practical information.

You receive 40 PDUs and 24 SEUs on completing the five day training, and 24 PDUs and 24 SEUs for completing the three day Technical track training.

CSDs are in much demand for their specialized technical knowledge of Agile, and their commitment to continuous improvement. The recorded average annual salary of an individual with Certified Scrum Developer® certification is $81k per annum.

If you have no prior training in Scrum, you require a total of five days of formal training by a Scrum Alliance REP to get a CSD certificate. CSM holders can skip the first two days and undertake just the three days of CSD Technical Training.

The study material provided by Xebia Academy Global is comprehensive, up-to-date, and extremely helpful in your training.

The success rate of Scrum certification programs is typically 90%, ie, 9 out of 10 students who attempt these programs will get certified.

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