How To Pass PSM III From

How To Pass The Professional Scrum Master III (PSM III) Assessment From

Here are some tips on taking (and passing) the Professional Scrum Master III (PSM III) assessment and gaining certification from

To strengthen your chances of passing you should first consider attending a Professional Scrum Master course from This course covers all the material you will need to prepare for PSM III. The theory will be brought to life with real-world examples from your instructor and will set you up well to take

You should also consider attending a Professional Scrum Master II course. The content covered and the 2 days spent exploring advanced Scrum Master topics will make passing the PSM III assessment significantly more likely.

To prepare for the assessment, firstly review the guidance from on how the PSM III assessment is structured so you know what to expect logistically.

Then take a look at my tips on passing the Professional Scrum Master I (PSM I) and the Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II) assessments. These assessments are prerequisites and so you must pass them before moving onto the more challenging PSM III assessment.

If you want to see some sample questions and learn how to answer them, try our Ultimate Scrum Master III (PSM III) Practice Questions.

Try our Ultimate Professional Scrum Master III (PSM III) Practice Assessment to experience a realistic assessment and receive graded answers so you can understand if you are ready for the real thing. This is not created or endorsed by

Take our Simple Guide To Scrum Video Course. This covers much of the content from our live courses and is a fast, effective and low-cost way to learn about Scrum.

The key to passing PSM III is having a very strong understanding to Scrum theory, combined with a number of years solid experience using Scrum in the real world. A strong pass mark in the PSM I and PSM II assessments should mean you are well on the way to having the right level of theory knowledge.

If you would like to join one of my classes, you can see my upcoming PSM class list here. I operate all over the world so you will find a course running in a city near you.

I would also strongly suggest reading these books (as a minimum):

PSM III is difficult and less than 1000 people have achieved it to date. However it is not impossible so if you prepare well, understand the theory underpinning Scrum and have some solid real-world experience with Scrum you should be well placed to pass and achieve this distinguishing certification.

Please let me know how you find the PSM III assessment via the comments section below. Good luck!

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  1. Hi Simon,

    I have passed the PSM II and am looking to start the PSM III prep. If you would be able to send me any example questions or tips that would be great.



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  2. Hi, i already have most of the certification of, only sm III and PO III are left, could you help me to practice with cosching or preparation or example questions,i want to tale the test in a couple of months

  3. Hi Simon/Team,

    I am preparing for PSM III. I see a lot of experts here who can guide me on the PSM III. From portfolio, i have yet PSM III and PSPO III to attempt.

    @Simon : Sample questions to understand the assessment of PSM III would surely help. Please help me with that.

    Also, if there is coaching or preparation path for PSM III then please do share that as well.

    Thanks in Advance!

  4. Hi Simon, could you please share with me sample of questions from PSM 3, I’ve passed the second one.
    Thank you for your articles it is useful!

    Best Regards.

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  5. Hi Simon,

    Can you please share with me sample questions for PSM II and PSM III? The reason is, I understand Agile/Scrum from practical working perspective, not so much from theoretical context. Need to understand if I should go for PSM II or directly to PSM III.


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