The A-CSD course is designed for experienced product developers who are working within a Scrum environment. The goal is to expose students to the most important tools and techniques needed to build solid products in the iterative and incremental fashion that the scrum framework requires. This is accomplished through a combination of formal training and a technical skills assessment. For a full list of the course’s learning objectives, please visit this page.
To earn the A-CSD certification, you must take a 14-16-hour in-person or live online course with one of our approved trainers. You can find an A-CSD course by visiting our Course Search page. Earning the advanced certification will renew all other certifications for two more years past the course date.
During your A-CSD course, you must demonstrate an understanding of scrum and agile development practices by passing an A-CSD assessment provided by your educator. The assessment may be an exam administered by the educator to test your knowledge, or it may be an active, classroom-based assessment. For more information about this assessment, please review the course description for the A-CSD class you’re interested in taking.
To earn an A-CSD℠, we require that you:
- Hold a Certified Scrum Developer (CSD®) certification with Scrum Alliance.
- Attend an A-CSD℠ educational offering to gain techniques that expand into test-driven development, continuous delivery, refactoring, collaboration, and team dynamics.
- Successfully complete all educator-designed components of an approved educational offering. This may include pre- or post-course work as deemed necessary by your approved educator to complete the learning objectives.
- Validate at least 12 months of work experience specific to the role of Scrum developer/team member (within the past five years).