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Certified Agile Scrum (ASF) Foundation


With a focus on Agile principles, the  Agile Scrum certification equips you with the necessary skills to effectively collaborate, adapt, and deliver high-quality projects using Agile Scrum frameworks.

GSDC Certified Agile Scrum Foundation certification is designed to validate your knowledge and understanding of Agile Scrum methodologies.Agile Scrum certification demonstrates your proficiency in Agile and Scrum practices, making you a valuable asset in today's rapidly evolving business environment. 

The GSDC Certified Agile Scrum Foundation provides a solid foundation for individuals seeking to enhance their career prospects and contribute to the success of Agile-driven organizations.By obtaining this Agile foundation certification, you gain recognition for your expertise in Agile Scrum and become equipped to lead teams, enhance productivity, and deliver customer-centric solutions. 

Stay ahead in the competitive job market with the GSDC Certified Agile Scrum Foundation, the agile certification that empowers you to thrive in the ever-changing technology landscape.

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OBJECTIVES Of Certified Agile Scrum Foundation

  • Effectively understand Agile and Scrum techniques.
  • Effectively collaborate and communicate within Agile teams.
  • To improve project delivery, use agile concepts.
  • Adapt to shifting demands while providing value.
  • Learn the principles of Agile Scrum.
  • Boost productivity with efficient Agile techniques.
  • Utilise Agile frameworks to deliver customer-centric solutions.


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TARGET AUDIENCE Of Agile Scrum Foundation Certification

Professionals working (or beginning to work) in Agile environments

Project managers

Software developers

IT Service Management Professionals

Business managers

Professionals interested in developments in IT and Project Management


BENEFITS Of ASF Certification

Expand job opportunities with in-demand Agile expertise.

Stand out among professionals as a certified Agile practitioner.

Increase your chances of career advancement and growth.

Earn recognition for your Agile Scrum proficiency and skills.

Improve project delivery efficiency and achieve better results.

Enhance collaboration and productivity within Agile teams.

Boost your professional credibility and marketability with employers.


PRE-REQUISITES Of Agile Scrum Certification

Service Management or ITIL knowledge is recommended for this particular certification.


Examination ASF Certification

60-minutes exam.
40-multiple choice questions (MCQ).
26 out of 40-65% is needed to pass.
In case the participant does not score the passing percentage, they will be granted a 2nd attempt at no additional cost. Re-examination can be taken up to 30 days from the date of the 1st exam attempt.

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Agile Scrum Foundation certification EXAM SYLLABUS

  • 1. Agile Scrum Foundation - Introduction:
    • Introduction to Agile and Scrum Foundation Preview
    • Agenda Preview
    • Why Agile? Preview
    • Course Objectives
    • Target audience/li>
    • Traditional Development
    • Problems with traditional software development
    • Usage of features in a system
    • Makings of a new approach
    • Agile Manifesto
    • Principles behind the Agile Manifesto
    • Principles behind the Agile Manifesto Contd
    • Authors of the Agile Manifesto
    • Agile Project Management
    • Agile Project Management Life cycle
    • Agile Project Management Framework
    • APM Framewor
    • What is Scrum?
    • Certified Scrum Master
    • Professional Scrum Master
    • PMI-ACP
  • 2. Agile Scrum Methodologies:
    • Agile methodologies
    • Agenda
    • Agile Methodologies
    • Crystal
    • Project Properties in Crystal
    • Samples of Crystal
    • Feature Driven Development
    • Roles in FDD
    • Processes in FDD
    • Project tracking in FDD
    • Project tracking methodology
    • FDD usage guidelines
    • Dynamic Systems Development Methodology DSDM
    • Planning in DSDM Atern
    • DSDM Principles and techniques
    • eXtreme Programming
    • XP Values
    • XP Practices
    • XP Benefits
    • Agile Unified Process
    • Agile Unified Process AUP
    • Agile Unified Process System Development
    • Scrum
    • Scrum Life cycle
  • 3.Scrum Roles:
    • Scrum Roles
    • Agenda
    • Stakeholders
    • Chicken and Pig roles
    • Management of stakeholders
    • Scrum life cycle
    • Product Owner
    • Product Owners role
    • Prioritization
    • Cost Benefit Analysis
    • Prioritization based on Value and Risk
    • Prioritizing requirements MoSCoW
    • Prioritizing requirements Kano model
    • Prioritizing requirements Relative weighting method
    • Scrum life cycle
    • Scrum Master
    • What does a Scrum Master Do
    • What the Scrum Master Should NOT do
    • Scrum life cycle
    • The team aka Developers
    • Building a Scrum team
    • Building empowered teams
    • Role of a Manager
    • Manager 2.0: A new role for a Manager
    • Some specialist roles you may want
  • 4.Agile Scrum Ceremonies:
    • Scrum Ceremonies
    • Agenda
    • Time boxing
    • Advantages of time boxing
    • Release
    • High level view of a release
    • Sprints
    • Factors in selecting a Sprint duration
    • Intensity of work
    • No changes in a Sprint
    • Daily Scrum
    • Sprint Review
    • Also check during a review
    • Sprint Retrospective
    • What is a Sprint Retrospective
    • Making retrospectives effective
  • 5.Scrum Artificats:
    • Scrum Artifacts
    • Agenda
    • Product backlog
    • Product release and sprint backlog
    • User story
    • Example user story formal
    • Story card information
    • Multiple stories may be required to complete a feature
    • Epics
    • Writing good stories
    • Splitting user stories
    • Splitting user stories (big picture)
    • Splitting user stories (user experience)
    • Splitting user stories (Others)
  • 6. Scrum Best Practices:
    • Scrum Best Practices
    • Agenda
    • Refactoring
    • Pair programming
    • Continuous integration
    • Practices of continuous integration
    • Configuration management
    • Quality in Agile
    • Scrum Quality Home truths
    • Planning for a Sprint
    • Test driven development
    • Advantages of TDD
    • Definition of Done
    • Quiz
    • End of this session
  • 7. Scrum Planning:
    • Scrum Planning
    • Agenda
    • Principles behind Agile planning
    • Iterations allow for mid course corrections
    • Multiple levels of planning
    • Release planning
    • Steps to planning a release
    • Velocity
    • An example with velocity equal 14
    • Sprint planning
    • Velocity driven sprint planning
    • Commitment driven sprint planning
    • Find out how much time is available
    • For each story
    • Keep in mind before finalizing the plan
  • 8. Scrum Estimation:
    • Scrum Estimation
    • Agenda
    • Principles behind Scrum estimation
    • Estimation techniques
    • Types of estimates
    • Uncertainty in estimates
    • Over estimation and under estimation
    • What contributes to size
    • Measures of size
    • Ideal days
    • Converting ideal days to actual days
    • Story points
    • Story points example
    • Using story points
    • Comparing the approaches
    • Estimation techniques Planning poker
    • Planning poker an example
    • Planning poker tips
    • Advantages of planning poker
    • Affinity estimation
    • Affinity estimation process
  • 9.Monitoring Scrum Projects:
    • Monitoring Scrum Projects
    • Agenda
    • Definition Metrics
    • Types of metrics
    • Metrics do's and don'ts
    • Charts in Scrum
    • Burn-down chart: Iteration level
    • Burn-down chart Project level
    • Burn-down chart Bar style
    • Burn-up and Burn down-chart
    • Cumulative Flow Diagram
    • Parking lot diagram
    • Escaped defects found
    • Velocity chart
    • Progress Chart
    • Niko Niko calendar
    • Information radiators
    • Information radiators: Big visible chart
  • 10.Advanced Scrum Concepts:
    • Scrum Advanced
    • Agenda
    • Scrum on large projects
    • Look ahead planning Sample
    • Scrum of Scrum
    • Product coordination teams
    • Scrum on maintenance projects
    • Distributed scrum teams
    • Best practices in distributed scrum
    • Structure 1 Team in India PO in US
    • Structure 2 Team split in two locations
    • People practices in distributed Scrum
    • Practices in distributed scrum
    • Scrum Contracting
    • Fixed Price fixed scope
    • Scrum in fixed price projects
    • Transitioning a team or project to Scrum


Rachel Johnson

Designation - Developer

The GSDC Certified Agile Scrum (ASF) Foundation certification exam was challenging, but it gave me a solid understanding of Agile Scrum methodology. The certification has helped me in my career as a developer and has opened up new opportunities for me. Thanks, GSDC!

Alex Kim

Designation - Business Analyst

I found the GSDC Certified Agile Scrum (ASF) Foundation certification to be a great way to improve my understanding of Agile Scrum methodology. The exam was tough, but it was a valuable learning experience. This certification has given me a competitive edge in the job market, and I'm excited to see where it takes me. 

 Sam Rodriguez

Designation -Scrum Master

The GSDC Certified Agile Scrum (ASF) Foundation certification was exactly what I was looking for to improve my Agile Scrum skills. The exam was well-structured, and it challenged me to apply my knowledge to real-world scenarios. I would highly recommend this certification to anyone who wants to take their Agile Scrum skills to the next level.


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