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CSM Exam Frequently Asked Questions


There are many people out there who think about becoming a Certified Scrum Master (CSM) but have a variety of questions in mind. These questions can be about how hard the exam is, what the best learning resources for the exam preparations are. Similarly, other questions might be about which certification is best and many other questions. So we at takethiscourse.net decided to find for you the most frequently asked questions about the CSM exam and answer them.

FAQ’s regarding CSM exam:

Q# 1: Where can I take the CSM Exam?

Ans: When you complete the Certified Scrum Master course, you are going to receive an email containing a link. Clicking this link will activate your Scrum Alliance certification account. Then you will be redirected to the test.com site where you can complete your exam.

Q# 2: How hard is the CSM Exam?

Ans: The CSM exam is comparatively easy to pass as it has a passing percentage of 74.

Q# 3: How many times can you take the CSM exam?

Ans: As soon as you receive your initial welcome email to pass the test, you will have two attempts within 90 calendar days. After these 90 days pass, you have to pay USD 25 for every additional attempt you make.

Q# 4: Are there some Free CSM Exam questions available?

Ans: Yes, many good platforms have a variety of CSM free exam questions available. The platforms are Simplilearn, knowledge21.com, takethiscourse.net, and many others.

Q# 5: Where can I find the best CSM Practice Test?

Ans: You can find many several platforms that offer the best CSM practice test and at affordable prices. These platforms are takethiscourse.net, knowledgehut.com, test-questions.com, Simplilearn, and others.

Q# 6: Does the CSM certification ever expire?

Ans: Yes, your CSM certification credentials last for only two years. And after that, you need to renew your certification. Some people find it unnecessary to renew this certification. These types of people are only making a huge mistake by not renewing their certification. So we’d suggest you to not lapse your CSM certification and renew it as soon as it expires.

Q# 7: Is the CSM Open Book Exam?

Ans: Yes, the CSM is an open book exam and is of 60 minutes where you have to solve 50 multiple-choice questions.

Q# 8: Is PSM or CSM is better?

Ans: There’s not a straight yes or no answer to this question as both the certifications are related to Scrum and has its own place. But yes earning PSM certification is rather difficult as compared to the CSM and both have different requirements. Like CSM certification has to be renewed every two years but the PSM certification doesn’t need renewal. Similarly, for CSM, you need to complete a Certified Scrum Master course but is not mandatory in the PSM. Moreover, the passing score of CSM is 71% which makes it easier to pass than PSM which is 85%. So, you can say that both the certifications have its worth and it depends on you which one you’d like to pursue.

Some other Courses for Scrum Certifications

# Course Name Instructor Name Duration

Fundamentals of Project Planning and Management

Yael Grushka-Cockayne

  • 4 weeks
  • Study 2 hours Weekly

Ultimate Guide to PSM I

 Angelo Tofalo
  • 3.5 hours on-demand video
  • Course eBook with 250+ pages
  • 7 articles

Mastering Agile Scrum Project Management

LearnSmart LLC
  • 14.5 hours on-demand video
  • 564 downloadable resources

PMI-ACP Certification Training – 21 PDU Course

TIA Education
  • 9 hours on-demand video
  • 1 downloadable resources


So these were some of the FAQ’s that we have tried to answer for you and hope they’d be of help to you or anyone who’s reading this. Hence you can now clear your mind regarding the CSM certification and start preparing for the exam.