PSM II Reference Materials

Use the following useful articles and books to support you on your Professional Scrum Master II journey, as well as our PSM I Assessments hints and tips page which covers topics included in the PSM II course.PSM II certification


The assessment

  • The PSM-II assessment is designed to test experience with Scrum in the real world. Compared to the PSM-I, the PSM-II is far less theoretical and more case-based;
  • Where the PSM-I assessment focuses on the Scrum Framework, the PSM-II assessment taps into the deeper principles and values underlying the framework. The difficulty level of the conversations and cases in this class represents what to expect from the PSM-II;
  • The PSM-II assessment features 30 multiple-choice questions;
  • Time pressure is less of an issue with the PSM-II assessment;
  • A score of 85% is required to pass. Considering the small number of questions, this means that there is little margin for error;
  • In order to prepare, it is recommended to read the Scrum Guide a couple of times and re-do the PSM Open assessment. There may be some questions about scaling as well, but they are all grounded in the Scrum Framework;
  • PSM II class participants who attempt the PSM-II assessment within 14 days of receiving their free password and do not score at least 85% will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. You are also entitled to a 40% discount on the PSM III assessment.

Recommended articles

Mastering the content in these articles is good preparation for the assessment.

For your bookshelf

These books are not essential for the assessment, but are recommended for continuing your journey as an advanced scrum master


Taking the Assessment

Once you have received your code and feel ready, schedule 90 minutes when you will not be interrupted then complete the following:


PSM II Certificate

When you have passed a Professional level assessment (PSM II) with a score of 85% or higher, a downloadable, printable certificate and badge will be added directly into your member account profile.

Please check your member profile to download and print your certificate. To access your profile, click on your name, which will appear at the top of any page whenever you are logged into your account. Please feel free to use your certificate and badge to represent your status and understanding of Scrum.

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