You will receive many questions about the Agile, Scrum, and Project Management topics that you will answer by email. That question was one that amazed me. The question, “will you be certified with CSM or PMP?
You will begin to ask why this question would be asked. Both CSM and PMP certifications for a variety of purposes are very different. So why would anybody think of this kind of question? They immediately look for the most popular certifications to choose from. You will conclude that it is natural for this confusion to arise because CSM and PMP certification are among the most popular certifications. This question may well be a common one in many minds while you will be surprised. So here’s a breakdown attempt.
CSM: The Agile Project Management Framework for Scrum. A CSM program understands the Scrum framework within an agile environment. The main aim of the certification program is for Scrum methodologies and implementation strategies to be better understood. Typically, CSM is a short two-day certification scheme that enables you to play the Scrum master role. The certification for Scrum practitioners is highly recommended.
This is especially true if as a member of the Scrum team; you play a major role in this. Your first pick is supposed to be CSM.
PMP: PMP certification is a Project Management Institute ( PMI) internationally recognized program that certifies project management professionals. This certification program for industry-diagnostics helps in implementing general project management methodologies and frameworks. The certification program of PMP is based on the PMBOK Guideline (Project Knowledge Management Body) and has several requirements to be met before the certification is presented. Those with extensive project management experience typically obtain this certification.
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This usually requires interaction with many project stakeholders. You must obtain PMP certification if you have a background in the professional handling of complex projects. The importance of Agile has also recently begun to be recognized by PMP certifications. In most places where project management is applied, Agile is commonly used.
Therefore, in your opinion, your first step should always be CSM. You may find both certifications relevant to you, while both are different. In such cases, the first and then PMP certification should be chosen.In this article, we will provide you with a summary of two separate certifications that will enhance your overall experience in project management.
For project managers, PMP is the most important certification, and it is a standard in project management.
Scrum Master Certified (CSM) is Scrum’s most popular certification, and offers an understanding of the agile values and Scrum framework, including team roles, activities, and devices.Both certificates are quite different in form and nature, and the commitment you must make to complete the certification successfully also varies considerably. Let’s discuss a few subjects and evaluate them.
Preconditions: For PMP, you require 7,500 hours of project management and 35 hours of project management preparation to complete your secondary degree. However, only 4500 hours of project management and project management training and 35 hours of training are necessary for you to graduate.
- You have no preconditions for CSM.
- PMP requires prior expertise with project management.
- No preconditions are needed for CSM
Time for the study: You need 1 to 3 months (or more according to your daily work) to assimilate any PMBOK information and related material for the successful completion of the PMB certification. It’s really difficult to pass the PMP examination, and you have to be prepared very well.
It takes only three days for you to complete the CSM certification. You will need a two-day course with a certified Scrum Alliance coach to teach you agile and Scrum frameworks when you apply to CSM. You are eligible to take the CSM exam after these two days. It takes only one day to prepare for the examination to consolidate the information provided during the classes.
- +-3 months of PMP
- MSC +-three days
Both certifications have an electronic test with questions of multiple-choice (1 question, four possible answers). The similarities between the two examinations, however, end here.
In PMP, you must run the test in a PMI-approved facility monitored with security cameras and without internet access. The test takes four hours and contains two hundred questions. As the resulting result is determined by sound psychometric analysis for all PMI credentials, the result is different for each candidate and based on the overall difficulty of that test.
You can take the CSM exam from anywhere (i.e., home, office) on the internet. Thirty-five questions must be answered within 1 hour, and the rate is 69% (out of three quarters, 24 questions must be correctly answered). The test has a feature to allow you to stop and resume the test afterward. The CSM examination is very easy, and your first attempt will probably be passed.
- Question PMP 200 within 4 hours
- Questions CSM 35 within 1 hour
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As you have seen, the level of difficulty in these certifications is completely different. You just need to stick to PMP and make time to learn every day to take all the details and pass the test. You need two days in CSM, and you do not doubt it is a Certified ScrumMaster.
Nevertheless, all certifications provide the potential to enhance your skills and provide you with various resources to implement what better fits your organization and programs.
Conclusion: Then, take the CSM qualification if you are concerned about agile principles and the Scrum Process. You will be issued instructions that are important to your everyday activities in this credential, even though you don’t obey Scrum throughout the text. Note that in other initiatives or organizations (e.g., autonomous teams across the world), the Scrum system cannot be utilized, so should not be disappointed if Scrum is not automatically implemented on the initiatives. In all the fields ( e.g., regular sessions, overview, assessment methods, etc.), you consider valuable knowledge.