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Scaled Scrum Master Certified Online


SSMC™ is an advanced-level certification for professionals who are working as or are interested to work as Chief Scrum Masters, Program Scrum Masters, or Portfolio Scrum Masters.

Scaled Scrum Master Certified (SSMC)

Large projects require multiple Scrum Teams to work in parallel. The Chief Scrum Master is responsible for coordinating activities of multiple Scrum Teams to develop potentially shippable product increments/deliverables. The Chief Scrum Master fosters collaboration and coaches others with the implementation of Scrum for a smooth delivery of the project’s products. Apart from clearing impediments and ensuring a conducive project environment for the Scrum Teams, the Chief Scrum Master collaborates with the Chief Product Owner, other Scrum Masters and Product Owners in activities such as developing the list of components and resources needed in common for all teams throughout the project.

Successful candidates will be awarded the Scaled Scrum Master Certified (SSMC) certification by SCRUMstudy after passing the certification exam.

Please note that we can offer this course in the following languages: English & Spanish. Please confirm at the time of booking which language you would prefer.

What's Included

Please note that you will have 6 months access to the course material and the exam must be taken within this timeframe

Exam included within cost of course

More Information

Learning Objective:

The objective of this certification is to confirm that the applicants have sufficient expertise to coordinate and facilitate the working of multiple Scrum Teams at projects, programs and portfolios levels.


It is mandatory to complete the SMC™ certification before applying for the SSMC™ certification.

Audience Profile

This is highly recommended for anyone who is interested to work as Chief Scrum Masters, Program Scrum Masters, or Portfolio Scrum Masters.

Course content:

1. Agile Overview

• The Rise of Agile

• The Agile Manifesto

• Principles of the Agile Manifesto

• Declaration of Interdependence

• Agile Methods

• Agile vs. Traditional Project Management

2. Scrum Overview

• Scrum Principles

• Scrum Aspects

• Scrum Processes

• Scrum Advantages

3. Scrum Roles

• Core Roles

o Product Owner

o Scrum Master

o Scrum Team

• Non-core Roles

4. Scrum Phases

• Initiate

• Plan and Estimate

• Implement

• Review and Retrospect

• Release

5. Scaling Scrum

• Scalability of Scrum

• Scrum in Programs and Portfolios

• Scrum of Scrums (SoS) Meeting

• Transition to Scrum

• Mapping Traditional Roles to Scrum

• Maintaining Stakeholder Involvement

• Importance of Executive Support

6. Scaling Scrum for Large Projects

• Create Large Project Components

• Conduct and Coordinate Sprints

• Prepare Large Project Release

• Impact of Large Projects to Fundamental Scrum Processes

7. Scaling Scrum for the Enterprise

• Create Program or Portfolio Components

• Review and Update Scrum Guidance Body

• Create and Groom Program or Portfolio Backlog

• Coordinate Program or Portfolio Components

• Retrospect Program or Portfolio Releases

Examination Format

• Multiple choice

• 70 questions

• One mark awarded for every correct answer

• No negative marks for incorrect answers

• 90 minutes duration

• Proctored online exam

Maintaining Certification

Some activities which can help you earn RCUs are:

Certifications and courses

Certifications and courses offered by brands such as SCRUMstudy, SMstudy, 6Sigmastudy, NGstudy, etc, provide RCUs that can be used towards re-certification requirement of earned certifications.

Approved Re-certification courses

We offer multiple courses that provide RCUs. These courses can be self-paced online learning, instructor-led online classes, or physical instructor-led classroom training.

Premium Subscription

Premium subscription offers 10 RCUs per month. Subscription provides you access to 50+ Comprehensive Learning Programs (CLPs) and 250+ other subject matter expert courses.

Important notes about RCUs (Re-certification Units):

RCUs earned can be used for multiple re-certification requirements: 

RCUs earned from a course or certification can be used for re-certification requirements for multiple certifications earned prior to taking up that certification or course. For example, a student with SDC and SMC credentials can take SPOC certification and the RCUs earned from SPOC certification will be applicable towards maintaining both SDC and SMC re-certification requirement.            

RCUs earned have a validity of three years: 

RCUs earned from a course or certification will expire within three years and cannot be used for re-certification requirements.            

RCUs earned from courses needs to be approved:

Our Training Partner needs to approve the RCUs earned by their students. Upon approval, these RCUs will be automatically credited towards re-certification requirements.            

SCRUMstudy Certified Trainer (SCT) can claim RCUs for teaching classes: 

RCU claims by the SCT needs to be approved by the respective Authorized Training Partner.  

Re-certification exam

Students can also re-apply for the exam after the certification expiry date and earn the certification. However, we recommend you to participate in continuous learning activities to earn Re-certification Units (RCUs) to maintain your credential.

Please contact us for further information in relation to RCUs and re-certification.

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