How To Pass The Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills (PSPBMS) Assessment From Scrum.org

How To Pass The Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills (PSPBM Skills) Assessment From Scrum.org

The Scrum.org Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills (PSPBM Skills) assessment is a 30-minute timeboxed assessment. You need to score over 85% to pass and gain the PSPBM Skills certification. The assessment contains 20 questions in English of multiple choice type.

You decide when and where to take the assessment. You are not required to attend an assessment centre and can take it online from a location of your choosing. There is no expiration date once you have purchased the assessment attempt.

Further details on what to expect from the assessment can be found on the Scrum.org Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills (PSPBM Skills) assessment page.

Here are some tips on how to prepare for and pass the assessment:

When you are ready to take the assessment:

  • Have the Scrum Guide, Scrum Glossary and our Scrum 1 Pager to hand and use them to look up what you need.
  • Answer all the questions even if you have to make an educated guess. The assessment is not negatively marked.
  • Read the questions and answers carefully. One word misread can lead you to the wrong answer.
  • Don’t spend too long on each question. If unsure of an answer, note down the question number and move on. Completing all the questions in the timebox can be challenging.
  • Make sure you select the required number of answers as the platform will not prompt you. Choosing only 1 answer on a “Pick 2” style question is a quick way to drop points.
  • Come back to the hard questions at the end and use your time to think them over.
  • Aim to leave time to check all your answers before the end.
  • Google the question if really unsure, but be careful as this takes time and there are lots of unreliable sources out there.

You can resit the assessment if you need to, but you will need to purchase another attempt from Scrum.org. The only exception to this is if you attend a Scrum.org Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills (PSPBM Skills) course, and then fail the PSPBM Skills assessment within 14 days of completing the course. In this case, Scrum.org will provide you with a 2nd free attempt.

I hope this information will help you to pass and achieve the Professional Scrum Product Backlog Management Skills (PSPBM Skills) certification from Scrum.org. Let me know how you get on via the comments below and good luck!

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