Difference : PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)® and Scrum Master Certifications

 PMI-ACP® Scrum Master

PMI Agile Certified Practitioner (PMI-ACP)®  credential awarded by Project Management Institute (PMI)® is is gaining popularity very rapidly and it takes considerable effort and understanding of Agile Methodologies to pass the examination

Certification offered by Exin, scrum.org and scrumalliance.org

EXIN certification is called AGILE SCRUM MASTER

Scrum.org certification is called PROFESSIONAL SCRUM MASTER

Scrum Alliance certification is called CERTIFIED SCRUM MASTER

This is an Agile Certification. This includes Scrum.


This is a Scrum certification

Meant for Practitioners. Therefore syllabus is comprehensive.Meant for Beginners. Therefore syllabus is limited to Introduction to Scum.

Entire syllabus covered by the EPMC Scrum Workshop (right side of your screen - Section 1 thru Section 5)

PMI-ACP® exam contents

Syllabus as marked in YELLOW HIGHLIGHT on the right side of your screen under EPMC workshop syllabus (Section 2)

Refer to the Scrum Guide which is the guidance for Scrum Master workshop


Exam Fees : $435Exam Fees : Rs. 7000 + tax for ASM, $150 for PSM-1, Rs. 25K + tax for CSM
PMI-ACP® is comprehensive. No need for any other certifications.Practitioners are recommended to appear for PMI-ACP

Our Recommendation to pass EXIN Agile Scrum Master Examination® at the end of the 2nd day of the training at Rs. 7000 + tax for certification examination. Keep preparing for PMI-ACP® examination and appear for PMI-ACP® when ready. No need to attend any training classes or no need to buy any book/mock-tests. Our training includes all certification exams.

Agile Scrum Master and PMI-ACP® Training (21 Contact Hours) in Mumbai, Pune and All-India

2 day workshop on comprehensive Agile tools, techniques encompassing Best of SCRUM, XP, LEAN and other methodologies

Amit Kulkarni conducting Planning Poker Estimation Exercise


SECTION I : Foundation Concepts on Agile
1 Introduction to Agile
1.1 Agile Software Development
1.2 Flex Scope and Fixed Cost/Time
2 Agile Manifesto
2.1 Agile values
2.2 Agile Principles
3 Agile Development Methodologies
3.1 Scrum
3.2 Lean Management
3.3 Extreme Programming
3.4 Test Driven Development - TDD
3.5 Acceptance Test Driven Development
4 Agile Domains – The Essential skillsets
5 Product Development Lifecycle
6 Introduction to Scrum
7 The Scrum Roles
7.1 The Product Owner
7.2 The Scrum Master
7.3 The Development Team
7.4 Why is a Project Manager role redundant in Scrum?
7.5 Specialist Roles
7.6 Distributed Scrum Teams
7.7 Scrum Masters and Product Owners as Situational Leaders
8 The Scrum Artifacts
8.1 Product Backlog
8.2 Sprint Backlog
8.3 Increment
9 The User Story
10 Scrum Events
SECTION III : Tools and Techniques used in A Sprint
11 Requirements Prioritization
11.1 MoSCoW Prioritizing Scheme
11.2 Customer-Valued Prioritization
11.3 Kano Model
11.4 Monopoly Money
11.5 100 Point Method
11.6 Relative Prioritization/Ranking
11.7 Paired Comparison
12 Facilitation Techniques
12.1 Brainstorming
12.2 Nominal group technique
12.3 Idea/mind mapping
12.4 Affinity diagram
12.5 Multicriteria decision analysis
12.6 Agile Games
13 Agile Estimation
13.1 Story Points or Relative Sizing
13.2 Ideal Days / Ideal Time
13.3 Triangulating
13.4 Planning Poker
13.5 Fist of Five
13.6 Wideband Delphi
13.7 Affinity Estimation
13.8 Mute Mapping
13.9 Velocity Based Planning
14 Information Radiators
14.1 Taskboards or Kanban Boards
14.2 Burndown chart
14.3 Burn Up Chart
14.4 Risk Burndown Chart
14.5 Risk Boards
14.6 Control Charts
14.7 Business Value Delivered Chart
14.8 Street Light Information Radiator
14.9 Velocity Charts
14.10 Nico Nico Calendar
14.11 Parking Lot Diagram
15 Wireframes, Prototypes, Simulations, Demonstrations
15.1 Wireframes
15.2 Prototypes, Simulations, Demonstrations

SECTION IV : Lean, Extreme Programming and Kanban
16. Extreme Programming Practices
17. Lean Techniques
18. Kanban

19. Agile Contracting Methods
24.1 DSDM Contract
24.2 Money for Nothing and Change for Free
24.3 Graduated Fixed Price
24.4 Fixed Price Work Packages