Training Courses Comparison

scrum.org vs. scrum Alliance
Level
Audience Organization Fundamental Advanced Expert
Scrum Master Scrum.org PSM IPSM (Professional Scrum Master™)

A 2-day course
Two attempts of the PSM I exam included
14 PMI PDU credits for course attendance

PSM IIPSM II (Professional Scrum Master™ II)

A 2-day course
Two attempts of the PSM II exam included
14 PMI PDU credits for course attendance

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Scrum Alliance CSMCSM (Certified ScrumMaster®)

A 2-day course (at least 14 hours)
Two attempts of the CSM exam included

A-CSMA-CSM (Advanced Certified ScrumMaster®)

A 2-day course
Does not have an exam
CSM certification is the prerequisite

CSP-CSMCSP-SM (Certified Scrum Professional® ScrumMaster)

A 2-day course (usually)
Does not have an exam
A-CSM certification is the prerequisite

Product Owner Scrum.org PSPOPSPO (Professional Scrum Product Owner™)

A 2-day course
Two attempts of the PSPO I exam included
14 PMI PDU credits for course attendance

PSPO-APSPO - A (Professional Scrum Product Owner™ - Advanced)

A 2-day course
Two attempts of the PSPO II exam included
14 PMI PDU credits for course attendance

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Scrum Alliance CSPOCSPO (Certified Scrum Product Owner®)

A 2-day course (at least 14 hours)
Does not have an exam

A-CSPOA-CSPO (Advanced Certified Scrum Product Owner®)

A 2-day course
Does not have an exam
CSPO certification is the prerequisite

CSP-POCSP-PO (Certified Scrum Professional® Product Owner)

A 2-day course (usually)
Does not have an exam
A-CSPO certification is the prerequisite

Scrum Developer Scrum.org APS-SDAPS-SD (Applying Professional Scrum™ for Software Development)

A 3-day course
Two attempts of the PSD I exam included
21 PMI PDU credits for course attendance

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Scrum Alliance CSDCSD (Certified Scrum Developer®)

At least a 3-day course
Attendees should pass the CSD assesment during the class

A-CSDA-CSD (Advanced Certified Scrum Developer®)

A 2-day course
Does not have an exam
CSD certification is the prerequisite

CSPCSP (Certified Scrum Professional®)

An active CSD certification is the prerequisite

Agile Leader Scrum.org PAL-EPAL-E (Professional Agile Leadership Essentials™)

A 2-day course
Two attempts of the PAL I exam included
14 PMI PDU credits for course attendance

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Scrum Alliance CAL-ECAL-E (Certified Agile Leadership Essentials)

A 1-day course (8 hours)
Does not have an exam

CAL-ECAL-TCombined course CAL-E & CAL-T

A 2-day course (16 hours)
Does not have an exam

CAL-IICAL II (Certified Agile Leadership II) - Advanced Education and Validated Practice

A 2-day course (at least 16 hours)
Does not have an exam
Requires an active combination of two or more of CAL-E, CAL-T, or CAL-O. Or CAL-I


CAL-IICAL II (Certified Agile Leadership II) - Peer Workshop

A long-run course
Does not have an exam
Requires an active combination of two or more of CAL-E, CAL-T, or CAL-O. Or CAL-I

CAL-TCAL-T (Certified Agile Leadership for Teams)

A 1-day course (8 hours)
Does not have an exam

CAL-ECAL-OCombined course CAL-E & CAL-O

A 2-day course (16 hours)
Does not have an exam

CAL-OCAL-O (Certified Agile Leadership for Organizations)

A 1-day course (8 hours)
Does not have an exam

CAL-ECAL-TCAL-OCombined course CAL-E, CAL-T & CAL-O

A 3-day course (24 hours)
Does not have an exam

Scrum.org miscellaneous courses

APSAPS (Applying Professional Scrum™)

A 2-day course
Two attempts of the PSM I exam included
14 PMI PDU credits for course attendance
Recommended for all Scrum practitioners

SPSSPS (Scaled Professional Scrum™ with Nexus)

A 2-day course
Two attempts of the SPS exam included
14 PMI PDU credits for course attendance

PSKPSK (Professional Scrum™ with Kanban)

A 2-day course
Two attempts of the PSK I exam included
14 PMI PDU credits for course attendance

PSUPSU (Professional Scrum™ with User Experience)

A 2-day course
Two attempts of the PSU I exam included
14 PMI PDU credits for course attendance

Last update: April 2021