I just got certified Professional Scrum Developer (PSD I). It is my first certification in the Agile world.
I want to admit that it was not an easy exam like pretended. It took me a lot of time to prepare the assessment.
Eventually, I succeeded in the exam and my efforts have been rewarded.
Through this post, I want to share with you what I did to get prepared for the assessment.
Before taking the exam, please re-read the scrum guide, below some advices to pass the exam:
- If you haven’t done so, register at scrum.org so that you can take the open assessments. Please enter your real name and your email address as these will show on your certificate.
- Ensure you get 100% to that assessment at https://www.scrum.org/Assessments/Open-Assessments for both Scrum and Developer assessments.
- A great resource to train to the exam on the Scrum part is available at the following address: http://mlapshin.com/index.php/2015/09/14/psm-i-mock-quiz-is-ready/. Here also try to be close to 100%.
- Read at least 3 times The Scrum Guide and know everything about Roles, Events and Artifacts.
- Then Connect to Scrum.org Web Site and take the PSD Exam, taking into account the following:
- Passing score: 85%
- Time limit: 60 minutes
- Number of Questions: 80
If you pass the PSD-I exam and if you have a MCP-ID (Microsoft Certified Professional), please contact your Microsoft Regional Support Center and ask them to add your PSD certificate to your Microsoft Training Transcript.
The following is a list of recommended books on Agile practices:
- Agile Software Development, The Cooperative Game (Alistair Cockburn) (http://amzn.to/14Hidnu)
- Agile Retrospectives, Making Good Teams Great (Esther Derby, Diana Larsen, Ken Schwaber) (http://amzn.to/11Tq56I)
- Agile Coaching (Rachel Davies, Liz Sedley) (http://amzn.to/VKYL8I)
- The Agile Samurai, How Agile Masters Deliver Great Software (Jonathan Rasmusson) (http://amzn.to/TTfl4F)
- Agile Estimating and Planning (Mike Cohn) (http://bit.ly/S8kuBk)
- Continuous Delivery (Jez Humble, David Farley) (http://bit.ly/agbhjb)
- Software in 30 days (Ken Schwaber, Jeff Sutherland) (http://amzn.to/VKZh6V)
- Agile Project Management with Scrum (Microsoft Professional) (Ken Schwaber) (http://amzn.to/11TrzxN)
- Visual Studio Team Foundation Server – Adopting Agile Software Practices (Sam Guckenheimer, Neno Loje) (http://amzn.to/WV9WXw)
- Scaling Lean & Agile Development (Craig Larman, Bas Vodde) (http://amzn.to/WypZxY)
- Practices for Scaling Lean & Agile Development (Craig Larman, Bas Vodde) (http://amzn.to/VIsFp4)
- Clean Code (Robert C. Martin) (http://amzn.to/Wyqrwm)
- Agile Principles, Practices and Patterns in C# (Robert C. Martin, Micah Martin) (http://amzn.to/XVzp49)
- Working Effectively With Legacy Code (Michael Feathers) (http://amzn.to/11TsSN5)
- Head First Design Patterns (Eric Freeman, Elisabeth Robson, Bert Bates, Kathy Sierra) (http://amzn.to/WGCc1O)
- The Cucumber Book: Behavior-Driven Development for Testers and Developers (Matt Wynne, Aslak Hellesoy) (http://amzn.to/14XwrBx)
- Brownfield Application Development in .NET (Donald Belcham, Kyle Baley) (http://amzn.to/XZ0cL6)
- Professional Scrum Development with Visual Studio 2012 (Richard Hundhausen) (http://amzn.to/WTaIay)
- The Clean Coder (Robert C. Martin) (http://amzn.to/14Hm180)
- The Pragmatic Programmer (Andrew Hunt, David Thomas) (http://amzn.to/11ufZtN)
- Practices of an Agile Developer (Venkat Subramaniam, Andy Hunt) (http://amzn.to/VL0o6x)
- 97 Things Every Software Architect Should Know (Richard Monson-Haefel) (http://amzn.to/11ufXSu)
- 97 Things Every Programmer Should Know (Kevlin Henney) (http://amzn.to/XZ16Y3)