Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) Certification Trainings

SAFe Scrum Master (SSM 6.0) Certification

Applying the Scrum Master role within a Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe) enterprise
with SAFe® 6.0 Scrum Master Certification


The SAFe® Scrum Master course equips attendees to coach Agile teams to deliver business value at scale. The course teaches you the tactical skills needed to be an effective Scrum Master in a SAFe organization. It also gives you the guidance and tools necessary for working in remote environments with distributed teams.

If you want to become a certified scrum master with the skills to help leading companies succeed with Agile and scrum, the SAFe® Scrum Master course is for you. Learn how scrum masters empower and lead Agile teams. Understand how to facilitate Agile events like iteration planning, team sync, and iteration retrospectives. And discover how to help teams plan and complete their work using SAFe Scrum and SAFe Kanban. You’ll also learn the principles of servant leadership, so you can help develop high-performing, engaged, continuously improving teams in your own organization.

After taking the course, you’ll know how to:

  • Empower and lead an Agile team
  • Facilitate Agile events like iteration planning, team sync, and iteration retrospectives
  • Help teams plan and complete their work
  • You’ll also learn the principles of servant leadership, which are crucial for key SAFe team roles. These skills will enable you to develop high-performing, engaged, and continuously improving teams in your own organization.

Attending this course prepares individuals to take the SAFe 6.0 Scrum Master exam in order to receive the SAFe Scrum Master(SSM) certification

Target Audience:

The following individuals will benefit from this course:

  • New Scrum Masters who need to perform the role
  • Existing Scrum Masters who would like to understand their role in the context of a SAFe enterprise
  • Team Leads who want to understand the Scrum Master role
  • SAFe Release Train Engineers who want to coach Scrum Masters on their role

Learning Goals:

  • To perform the role of a SAFe® Scrum Master, attendees should be able to:
  • How to facilitate Scrum events
  • How to support PI execution
  • How to coach teams to improve constantly
  • How to implement DevOps for continuous flow and delivery

Detail Course Outline


1) Introducing the Scrum in SAFe

  • Examine basic Agile development concepts
  • Explore Scrum basics
  • Position an Agile Team in a SAFe Enterprise

2) Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master

  • Responsibilities of the Scrum Master role
  • Characteristics of an effective Scrum Master
  • High performing teams
  • Team events
  • Coach agile teams through powerful questions
  • Collaborate with other teams
  • Resolve team conflicts

3) Experiencing PI Planning

  • PI Planning basics
  • Create and review draft PI plans
  • Finalize plans and establish business value
  • Review final plans and commit to a set of PI Objectives
  • Facilitate an effective PI Planning process


4) Facilitating Iteration Execution

  • Plan the Iteration
  • Track the Iteration progress
  • Refine the Backlog
  • Facilitate the Iteration Review and System Demo
  • Facilitate relentless improvement
  • Support DevOps and Release on Demand


5) Finishing the PI

  • Coach the IP Iteration
  • Facilitate the Inspect and Adapt Workshop


6) Practicing SAFe

  • Certification Benefits
  • Path towards certification
  • SAFe toolkits
  • Online learning resources
  • SAFe collaborate
  • SAFe assessments


All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience. However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam:

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles
  • Awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and eXtreme Programming (XP)
  • Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes


SAFe Certification Kit

The class registration includes:

  • Printed workbook
  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 6.0 Scrum Master (SSM) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion

Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

Attendees who pass the certification exam will receive:

  • SAFe Scrum Master certificate
  • A SAFe 6.0 Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe Scrum Master, which includes access to the SSM Community of Practice
  • A SAFe Scrum Master certification usage guide with SSM certification marks
  • Access to a variety of learning resources to support certified professionals during their SAFe journey

Professional Development Units (PDUs) and Scrum Education Units (SEUs)

Attendees may be eligible to apply for 12 PDUs for project management and 12 PDUs for Agile toward their continuing education requirements with the Project Management Institute (PMI) for PMP, PgMP, and PMI-ACP certifications

Attendees may be eligible to apply for SEUs under Category C, toward earning or renewing their CSP through Scrum Alliance