IBM IT Scrum Master Professional Certificate

IBM IT Scrum Master Professional Certificate

Advance your career in IT as a Scrum Master. Develop the in-demand skills and hands-on experience to get job-ready in 3 months

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IBM Skills Network Team
Daniel C. Yeomans

Instructors: John Rofrano

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What you'll learn

  • Master the most up-to-date practical skills and knowledge IT Scrum Masters use in their daily roles

  • Learn Agile concepts of adaptive planning, iterative development, and continuous improvement, resulting in early customer deliveries and value

  • Gain knowledge regarding software engineering, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), software development tools, & DevOps essential characteristics

  • Apply your new skills to real-world projects, build a portfolio, and prepare for the CSM certification exam from Scrum Alliance

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Professional Certificate - 8 course series

Introduction to Scrum Master Profession

Course 19 hours4.6 (171 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Summarize the role of the Scrum Master to include a position description, benefits of the position, and key skills essential to success.

  • Compare and contrast the role of the Scrum Master to a traditional project manager.

  • Describe opportunities for Scrum Masters in the current work environment to include potential employment, job requirements, and salary ranges.

  • Define certification opportunities in Agile and Scrum to include Scrum Alliance CSM, PMI-ACP, and PMI-DASM.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Project Management
Category: Information Technology
Category: Cloud Computing
Category: security
Category: Operating Systems

Information Technology (IT) Fundamentals for Everyone

Course 218 hours4.7 (111 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Define operating systems, computer components, programming concepts, databases, and explain the differences between commercial and open software

  • Summarize the importance of computer networks, including wired and wireless connections; explore network resources and storage types in MS Windows

  • Describe how to protect against security threats, address public browsing security concerns, and list password management best practices

  • List the benefits of cloud computing, describe the cloud infrastructure layer, virtual machines, and summarize features of ticketing systems

Skills you'll gain

Category: Scrum Master
Category: Kanban
Category: Agile Management
Category: Scrum (Software Development)
Category: Servant Leadership

Introduction to Software Engineering

Course 314 hours4.7 (1,156 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Describe software engineering, Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC), and software development tools, technologies and stacks.

  • List different types of programming languages and create basic programming constructs such as loops and conditions using Python. 

  • Outline approaches to application architecture and design, patterns, and deployment architectures. 

  • Summarize the skills required in software engineering and describe the career options it provides.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Scrum Master
Category: CSM
Category: agile
Category: Scrum Alliance
Category: Certification

Introduction to DevOps

Course 49 hours4.8 (2,759 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • The essential characteristics of DevOps including building a culture of shared responsibility, transparency, and embracing failure.

  • The importance of Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery, Infrastructure as Code, Test Driven Development, Behavior Driven Development.

  • Essential DevOps concepts: software engineering practices, cloud native microservices, automated continuous deployments, and building resilient code.

  • The organizational impact of DevOps, including breaking down silos, working in cross functional teams, and sharing responsibilities.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Scrum Master
Category: Kanban Board
Category: Product Roadmap
Category: User Story
Category: Sprint backlog

Introduction to Agile Development and Scrum

Course 511 hours4.9 (1,813 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Adopt the 5 practices of Agile, a subset of DevOps: small batches, minimum viable product, pair programming, behavior- and test-driven development.

  • Write good user stories, estimate and assign story points and track stories using a kanban board. Incorporate Scrum artifacts, events, and benefits.

  • Create and refine a product backlog using the sprint planning process. Produce potentially shippable product increments with every iteration.

  • Create burndown charts to forecast the ability to meet a sprint goal. Use metrics to enhance performance, productivity, and client satisfaction.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Scrum Master
Category: Kanban
Category: Sprints
Category: Product Backlog
Category: User Story

Working as a Scrum Master

Course 617 hours4.3 (28 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Identify the Scrum Process flow and the various artifacts required at different phases of the process flow and create Scrum Personas.

  • Develop a Working Agreement to foster a collaborative environment for your team members.

  • Develop a retrospective for a given scenario and use coaching techniques to resolve a dysfunctional team.

  • Develop a Product Vision and goals and collaborate with the Product Owner to refine a Backlog.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Software Engineering
Category: Software Architecture
Category: Python Programming
Category: Agile and Scrum
Category: Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC)

Scrum Master Capstone

Course 713 hours5.0 (23 ratings)

What you'll learn

  • Apply Scrum skills, create project charters, perform Stacey analysis, and identify and prioritize stakeholders with optimal engagement methods.

  • Create a working agreement, User Stories, product backlog, Sprint backlog, analyze risks, and develop an Agile risk register.

  • Perform relative estimation for story points, calculate team velocity, develop a Kanban board, and generate a burndown chart.

  • Evaluate daily Scrum meeting best practices, prepare for a demo, conduct a retrospective, and discuss Scrum certification opportunities.

Skills you'll gain

Category: CI/CD
Category: agile
Category: Devops
Category: TDD/BDD
Category: Cloud Native

What you'll learn

  • List CSM testing and eligibility requirements.

  • Summarize what to expect from the CSM test.

  • Explain how to prepare for the CSM test.

  • Complete a CSM Practice Test.

Skills you'll gain

Category: Kanban
Category: Zenhub
Category: Scrum Methodology
Category: Agile Software Development
Category: Sprint Planning


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