Studying for the Scrum PSM II Exam

I’m just logging the resources that I’m using to study for the PSM II.  The first pass of the exam took 30 minutes (out of 90).  A review of the initial 29 questions took another 30 minutes.  It took one hour to complete the 30 questions on the exam.

Official resources

Remember to also study the Nexus (scaling scrum to multiple teams).  This is required as per the definition of PSM II:

Professional Scrum Master II (PSM II)– knows how to be Scrum Master for one or more Scrum teams, understands the underlying principles of Scrum and can effectively apply Scrum in complex, real-world situations.

I’ve listed the resources I’ve used to study for the SPS exam here.

Blogs

Official blogs and the blogs of anyone who could have made the questions (former or current staff of Scrum.org, Gunther Verheyen, Dave West) are useful to read.

Scrum.org Blog

Good posts to read are:

Ken Scwaber

Ken is one of the co-founders of the Scrum framework, making him a “Source of Truth” when it comes to the exam.  His blog posts reveal the philosophy behind areas of Scrum.  I’ve gone through and picked out the relevant posts (in order of earliest post date to latest):

** means especially useful

Mountain Goat

Articles

Sample Questions

I’ve only found one place that has 8 sample questions.  You have to submit a form with your name and email (there’s no form checking so you can submit it with any values if you like) before you can see your result.

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