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CSM practice exam/mock test

Practice the CSM exam (Certified Scrum Master exam) before taking it with Scrum Alliance to earn your certification. This mock exam is approved by a CST (Certified Scrum Trainer) and contains 25 questions.

This mock CSM test is free to help you prepare.


CSM Practice Exam

Practice exam for the Certified Scrum Master class

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1. How much work must the Developers do to a Product Backlog Item they have selected for a Sprint?

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2. Who can cancel a Sprint that is undergoing, and why?

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3. What is the Agile Manifesto?

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4. How is iterative and incremental planning in Agile different than traditional planning?

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5. The Product Backlog is ordered by:

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6. What is the Scrum Master responsible for?

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7. The Sprint Backlog is aligned to a Sprint Goal, much like the Product Backlog is aligned to a Product Goal

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8. During the Sprint, the Developers may update the Sprint Backlog to remove or add work to it, while ensuring that the Sprint Goal remains unchanged. True or False?

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9. What is the difference between Teaching, Coaching, and Facilitation? [select all that apply]

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10. How does the Daily Scrum support the Scrum values?

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11. The Increment must be released to the market at the end of each Sprint. True or False?

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12. Which are Agile Values among those listed below [select two]

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13. The Sprint Planning is taking longer than expected and the timebox is almost over. The Developers are asking for more time to review all the PBIs selected for the Sprint. What should the Scrum Master do?

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14. The CEO stops by and asks the Developers to add an urgent item to the current Sprint. What should the Developers do?

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15. How often should Retrospective meetings be held, and why?

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16. When does the next Sprint begin?

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17. What is the recommended size for a Scrum Team?

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18. Who is required at the Daily Scrum meeting? [select all that apply]

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19. What is the role of the Project Manager in a Scrum team?

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20. What does it mean “a meeting has a timebox”?

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21. The Sprint Backlog, after it is formulated at Sprint Planning, cannot change during the Sprint. True or False?

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22. What is the main reason for the Scrum Master to be at the Daily Scrum?

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23. What is a main responsibility of the Product Owner?

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24. Who is responsible for managing the progress of work during a Sprint?

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25. What is the timebox for the Daily Scrum?

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Practice before taking the CSM exam!

This mock exam is developed by Valerio Zanini, a Certified Scrum Trainer with Scrum Alliance, and co-author of Sprint Your Way to Scrum.

Take the test and practice your knowledge of Scrum. This is useful for anyone looking to complete their Certified Scrum Master certification.

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