The SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) certification from Scaled Agile Inc. is intended for Scrum Masters who have already gained some experience and wish to further deepen their skills and knowledge, especially within the context of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe). Preparing for this exam requires a combination of theoretical study, practical application, and understanding the nuances of SAFe at a deeper level.
Attend a SAFe Advanced Scrum Master course. This course goes beyond the foundational elements taught in the standard Scrum Master course and delves deeper into facilitating interactions, supporting program execution, and understanding scalable engineering and DevOps practices.
Understand the Exam Format:
- Typically, the exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions.
- Duration: 120 minutes.
- Passing score: The percentage might vary, but it’s usually around 75%.
Thoroughly Review Course Materials:
- The participant workbook, provided during the course, is a valuable resource.
- The SAFe website offers a plethora of articles, glossary terms, and white papers which can deepen your understanding.
- Understand advanced topics like service to the DevOps team, supporting interactions with architects, product management, and other key roles.
Key Focus Areas:
- Role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment at scale.
- Advanced facilitation techniques.
- Coaching and building high-performing teams.
- Scalable engineering and DevOps practices.
- Kanban for facilitating the flow of value.
- Interactions with architects, product management, and other critical stakeholders.
- Building and supporting a learning community.
Practice with Sample Questions:
- Try our Free SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Practice Exam which includes 20 sample questions. You can also purchase our Ultimate SAFe Advanced Scrum Master Practice Exam with a further 80+ practice questions.
- Get comfortable with the format of the questions.
- Time yourself to ensure you can finish the exam within the allotted time.
Take the Exam with Confidence:
- Read each question carefully.
- If unsure about an answer, mark the question and revisit it later if time allows.
- IMPORTANT! Use the SAFe big picture and the content it links to look up anything you are unsure of. The search facility on the menu is also useful to quickly locate content relating to any question.
- Regardless of the exam outcome, continue learning and applying agile principles in your work. If you were unsuccessful in your exam attempt, try again!
Finally, it’s worth noting that exam formats, content, and policies might evolve over time. Ensure you regularly check the official SAFe website or other relevant sources to stay updated on the latest requirements and changes related to the SAFe Advanced Scrum Master (SASM) exam. Good luck!
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