Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) OnDemand

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) OnDemand

About The Course


OnDemand; entirely self-paced via the Artisan Academy. Students have one year from the date of registration to complete the course work. Students are also required to obtain four hours of live coaching from the instructor. Opportunities are provided during the course and through Artisan webinars.

Artisan Approach

The Certified Scrum Master (CSM) training is an intense course that will teach you everything you need to know about Scrum and will allow you to start making a different in the lives of your teammates. But after you’ve been a ScrumMaster for a year or so, you’re READY to take the next step. You’re ready to go from someone who knows Scrum to someone who knows teams. More than that, someone who knows how to help the typical team become an AMAZING TEAM.

Artisan Agility’s Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) course materials were called “the most comprehensive student materials” that the Scrum Alliance had ever seen! Artisan’s approach in creating the materials was to leave the CSM class FAR behind in content and value and create something much more extensive.

Given our success with the course materials, we’ve decided to take our experience with the classroom A-CSM and create an “OnDemand” offering. This offering includes:

  • All of the same self-study provided in the classroom experience. Video lectures to take the place of the classroom time.
  • All of the same information as required by the Scrum Alliance’s Learning Objectives for the Advanced CSM Certification.
  • “Homework” assignments that you take to work and implement, gauging your success, improving your teams, and learning as you go.
  • Regular LIVE Q&A sessions with a qualified instructor in a remote classroom setting.

This is the most powerful approach to advanced learning. You take as much time as you need to get it done (up to one year), you get to practice what you’re learning, and you get access to our instructors (both in live sessions and via appointments when needed) to clarify questions and improve your understanding.

When all of the assignments are completed, you’ve done it! Your certification is awarded.



NOTE: Serious Leaders Only!

The A-CSM is not for everyone because it takes diligence and patience.

However, when students leave our course, their understanding of leadership and the power they posses is forever changed.


To earn the Advanced CSM certification you must have earned a CSM and have at least 12 months of practical Scrum team experience.

Ready to Get Started?

OnDemand access to materials and pre-recorded videos for self-paced course completion from anywhere via our Artisan Academy portal.

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What We Will Cover

Here’s a few things you’ll learn during our Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) training course:

Facilitate dialogue between the Product Owner, team members, customers, stakeholders, and executives.

Respond confidently when encountering resistance to change, lack of engagement, low motivation, and unavailability of key people.

Help your company adopt Scrum and support executives committed to Agile values.

Remove impediments that prevent long-term, deep adoption of Scrum and Agile practices by all parts of the business.

Explain the value of Scrum and Agile processes to skeptics.

Increase developer engagement to encourage greater accountability, commitment, and buy-in.

Extend the impact of Scrum throughout the organization.

Scale Scrum and Agile beyond a single team.

Leverage your learning to gain recognition and status as the local Agile expert in your company.

Scrolling Through Content from Artisan’s OnDemand A-CSM Course

Check out the content included in the Artisan OnDemand Advanced CSM Program. From scaling to servant leadership, this program contains everything you need to know to take your ScrumMaster skills to the next level!

Certification Guarantee

We’re so confident in our training techniques that if you don’t pass the Certification Test on either of your two attempts that are included with your course, we’ll work with you to help you understand where you went wrong, and we’ll pay for you to re-take the test again and again until you pass.

We’ve offered this guarantee for several years, but nobody’s ever had to take us up on it!

Who Benefits?



ScrumMasters earn a respected certification in a popular field with a growing number of career opportunities. At the beginning of October 2019, thousands of ScrumMaster job openings were available with a median salary of $100,000 in the United States alone!



ScrumMasters can use advanced knowledge to create an amazing team improving the efficiency of any organization. 81% of all businesses using Agile Development agree that a certified Scrum Master makes their teams better and improves the work/life balance.

Advanced Certified Scrum Master Student Handbook

Download the Student Handbook for Artisan Agility’s Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM) course, so you can get a better understanding of what the training entails.

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Guide to Accessing the Artisan Academy

Download this PDF guidebook to learn how to access the Artisan Academy and the A-CSM On-Demand course.

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Maintain Your Scrum Alliance® Certification

To maintain your certification, you are required to earn Scrum Education Units® (SEUs), which are earned by completing learning opportunities. It’s easy, and will help you stay relevant and competitive in the market.

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Want Us To Visit You?

If you’re interested in hosting a private or public training course and would like for us to come to you, please contact us to discuss scheduling, logistics, and our phenomenal group rates.

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Here’s what some of our clients had to say about us:

“I took a Scrum Master course and was completely impressed. Agile and Scrum are concepts that do not exist in a vacuum. Without real business contexts, and especially real software development experience, Agile doesn’t mean much. It was Jim’s ability to teach the material with his finger always on best practices that made the class a home run.”

Pete Lunenfeld, Executive V.P., Registry Monitoring Insurance Services, Inc.

“I recently took the Certified ScrumMaster class. Not only did our instructor thoroughly understand the course material and knows how to teach it well but he also has many real-world examples to further enhance one’s learning. I really enjoyed the class and learned a lot!”

Barbara Kroczak, Senior Program Manager, Riverbed Technology

“CSM training with Artisan was the best training that I have ever taken. The class was lively and interactive. They covered Agile fundamentals and material relevant to the CSM exam. They were not hesitant to take questions and had lots of examples from real world experience. I passed the CSM exam with an almost perfect score without help from any other sources.”

Farhan Hamlani, Information Technology, E*TRADE Financial Corporation

“I had the pleasure of attending a 2-day seminar on Agile and it was fantastic. If you are looking to improve your understanding of Agile from someone who has done it (not just someone who read it) for years, Artisan is the one. I have attended many other seminars but none as plain and simple. Most coaches add an unnatural aura to Agile as if it were some mystic and ancient magic. Artisan presents these concepts in a dispassionate yet highly precise manner.”

Bhagavan Jalli, Director of Design, Innominds

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