Scrum Developer Certified (SDC™) is an entry level certification for Scrum Team members and those who interact with any Scrum Team.



What you will learn

Scrum Developer Certified (SDC™) is an entry level certification for Scrum Team members and those who interact with any Scrum Team. The objective of this certification is to ascertain that you understand the basics of Scrum which Scrum team members need to know to effectively contribute to a scrum project. You will learn about the principles of Scrum, who are the different stakeholders in a Scrum team and project and how a Scrum team member fits in. On successful completion of the course, you will be able to be apply Scrum effectively as a developer in a team which uses Scrum to manage its projects.

Reference book

A Guide to Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™ Guide) by SCRUMstudy.


An online proctored exam will be conducted at the end of the course. The exam format is as follows:

  • Multiple Choice
  • 75 questions per exam
  • One mark awarded for every right answer
  • No negative marks for wrong answers
  • 57 questions need to be answered correctly to pass
  • 90 minutes duration
  • Proctored online exam

Audience Profile

This is highly recommended for everyone in a company who works in a Scrum Team or anyone who interacts with any Scrum Team. This will also be very useful for those who are interested in understanding the basics of Scrum and how this method could be used effectively. Scrum is popular in the IT industry among development teams; however, it can be used across different industries and the SBOK Guide, which is based on many projects across industries can be used as an effective guide for implementation.


There is no formal prerequisite for this certification.

Course Outline

1. Introduction to Scrum

2. Principles

  • Empirical Process Control
  • Self Organization
  • Collaboration
  • Value Based Prioritization
  • Time Boxing
  • Iterative Development


  • Change in Scrum
  • Integrating Change
  • Change in Portfolio and Program


  • Create Project Vision
  • Identify Scrum Master and Stakeholders


  • Scrum Project Roles


  • Risk Identification and Assessment
  • Risk Prioritization, Mitigation and Communication

Business Justification

  • Value Driven Delivery
  • Importance of Business Justification
  • Business Justification Techniques
  • Continuous Business Justification and Confirm
  • Benefit Realization


  • Quality Scope and Business Value
  • Acceptance Criteria and Prioritized Product Backlog
  • Quality Planning
  • Quality Control and Quality Assurance

Review and Retrospect

  • Review and Retrospect – Introduction
  • Convene Scrum of Scrums


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