Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® – [IBF Funding]

The Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® course is for candidates who have an avid knowledge of Agile and Scrum principles but want to enhance a step further in their business to excel in their careers. The A-CSM® certification training gives the individual hands-on exercises, and dynamic interactions, and teaches how to address the real-world problems that most scrum masters face every day.

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Course Overview

The Advanced Certified ScrumMaster® training is the next step for professionals who have a solid base in Agile and Scrum values and practices. If you already have experience in the Agile environment and know how the process of product development takes place, this course enhances you to make a better connection with the product owner and your Agile team to develop a product that your customer approves. The candidate learns to respond confidently in times of resistance, low motivation, lack of engagement, and unavailability of people. This course enables you to understand better Agile coaching, Agile facilitation, and service delivery. The candidate learns to implement Agile and Scrum beyond a single team, and increases engagement among the team members, has greater accountability, commitment, and productivity in the workplace.

The A-CSM® Certification training helps the professionals focus on their skills and equips them with the skills they need to change their organization’s Agile environment.

Why AgileAsia?
  • Premier Training Provider specializing in Agile Training, with up to 70% fees subsidy + UTAP claimable courses.
  • Trained > 10,000 participants locally for the past two years, conducted by Top Scrum Alliance Certified Trainers from the UK and Australia with > 15 years of hands-on experience in the Agile landscape.
  • Fun and engaging activities-based learning, with lifelong online support for individual learners and transformation consultation sessions for corporate partners after course completion.
Whats Special?

The variety of approaches that include in this training are:

  1. Facilitated interactive scenarios and case study discussions by top expert Agilists who have transformed a number of organizations across the globe
  2. Experiential learning through mini-project simulations, role plays, quizzes and games, where the concepts of user stories, Agile estimation, and release planning are practiced
  3. Candidates can implement the learned practices easily at their workplace by learning through hands-on sessions.

Our Certified Scrum course and training in Singapore enables you to stay relevant and productive in a dynamic and constantly evolving world.

Course Outcomes

Upon completion of the Certified ScrumMaster training course, the students would be able to:

  • Expand career opportunities across all industry sectors adopting Agile practices.
  • Understand why and how Agile fits perfectly into a Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous(VUCA) environment.
  • Understand the principles underlying Agile development and how to apply them in a team context.
  • Discover how documentation, governance, and reporting differ between a traditional and Agile way of working.
  • Understand and Appreciate the ScrumMaster role as Facilitator, Change Agent, and a Transformation catalyst
  • Practice Scrum Master services offered to Product Owner, Development Team and to Organisation and understand the challenges and best practices along the way
  • Practice application of Scrum theory and practice via a goal orientated simulated project
Benefits of ScrumMaster Certification
  • Expand your career opportunities across all industry sectors adopting Agile practices
  • Demonstrate your attainment of core Scrum knowledge
  • Learn the foundation of Scrum ad the scope of the role
  • Engage with Scrum practitioners committed to continuous improvement

In addition to fulfilling the role of ScrumMaster, your CSM certification gives you a two-year membership with Scrum Alliance®. Join local user groups and online social networks, gain access to deep discounts on Gatherings, and more.

The demand for CSM professionals continues to increase and Fortune 500 companies are continually hiring CSM professionals.


Lean, Agile, and Scrum
  • Agile and Lean Values, Principles, and Worldview
  • Empirical Process Control
Scrum Master Core Competencies
  • Divergent and Convergent Thinking
  • Facilitation techniques
  • Benefits of Scrum to business stakeholders
Service to the Development Team
  • Self-Organization
  • Team Dynamics
  • Definition of “Done”
  • Value of Development Practices
Service to the Product Owner
  • Product Vision and Strategy
  • Refine the product vision
  • Product Backlog Refinement
Service to the Organization
  • Resolving Impediments
  • Scaling Scrum
  • Organizational Change
Scrum Master
  • Personal Development
  • Servant-Leadership

Upcoming Schedule

Please Note:

  • Our classes are all live online classes that are conducted virtually
  • Inclusive of GST


Stuart Mitchell

Certified Scrum Trainer (CST), Certified Team Coach (CTC) Stuart is one of the most experienced Agile Coaches and Trainers in the World. Over a 30-year career he has achieved significant landmarks; The UK’s Most Valuable Scrum Master in 2010, contributory author to Agile industry papers, Hong Kong University guest lecturer and the role of Global Head of Agile at HSBC Bank. He has an enormous amount of experience with a large number of Scrum teams and has effectively trained over 4500 people in the Scrum framework. Feedback on Stuart’s courses is consistently fantastic with many attendees stating ‘it’s the best course I’ve ever taken’. The course is highly interactive with recent real world stories and worked example throughout. Stuart’s students are not only fully equipped to pass the certification exam but also have a really enjoyable experience.

Grant Eligibility

This program has been certified under the IBF Standards and is qualified for subsidizing under the IBF Standards Training Scheme (IBF-STS), subject to all qualification criteria being met.

Singapore Citizen Aged 40 and above Singapore Citizen Aged below 40 and All PRs Others
Course Fees S$2240.00 S$2240.00 S$2240.00
Funding 70% 50% 0%
Nett Fees S$672.00 S$1120.00 S$2240.00
GST S$201.60 S$201.60 S$201.60
Nett Fees + GST S$873.60 S$1321.60 S$2441.60

Please Note:

For all courses commencing after 01st Jan 2023:

Self-Sponsored Category (in the Finance and Banking Industries)

  • Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above – 70% Subsidy + 100% GST
  • Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and below – 50% Subsidy + 100% GST
  • Singapore Permanent Residents – 50% Subsidy + 100% GST

Company-Sponsored Category (in the Finance and Banking Industries)

  • Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and above – 70% Subsidy + 100% GST
  • Singapore Citizens aged 40 years old and below – 50% Subsidy + 100% GST
  • Singapore Permanent Residents – 50% Subsidy + 100% GST
  • HR needs to create a company account, register, and payment for the participants

For Individuals and Companies NOT in the Finance and Banking Industries

  • Full payment – 100% Course Fees + 100% GST

For the latest IBF subsidy scheme, please refer to IBF website

– To qualify for the funding, a trainee MUST successfully complete the course (including achieving at least 75% attendance and passing all assessments)
– NTUC Members can enjoy up to 50% funding (capped at $500 per year) under the Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)

What's Included

  • A copy of The Scrum Guide
  • A full set of printed course material
  • Complimentary Scrum Alliance Membership
  • Refreshments throughout the day, morning and afternoon tea, and a gourmet buffet lunch.


Who Should Attend?

Anyone can attend the course, however, to attain the A-CSM certification you require:

  • Anyone can attend a course with a Scrum Alliance Certified ScrumMaster® (CSM) certification (whether current or expired)
  • 1 year of work experience specific to the Scrum role (or equivalent) in the last 5 years could attend the A-CSM course.

The A-CSM course is ideal for:

  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Developers
  • Managers
  • Agile Coaches
  • Delivery Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Managers of teams shifting to Scrum
  • Professionals who wish to master Scrum principles and techniques

Certification Process

Step 1

Obtain an active CSM from the Scrum Alliance to be eligible for the A-CSM course.

Step 2

Attend a 2-day A-CSM course from a Registered Education Providers of Scrum Alliance.

Step 3

Complete all the pre and post course work, educator designed components, and all the learning components.

Step 4

Complete the Scrum Alliance membership profile by accepting the A-CSM license Agreement.

Step 5

Validate your 1-year experience as a Scrum Master

Congratulations. You are an Advanced Certified ScrumMaster!
Maintain your A-CSM certification by renewing for every 2-years

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Comprehensive Training Solutions

As a leading training provider in Singapore, we offer diverse professional certification courses, ensuring we can meet all your training requirements under one roof. We specialize in bridging the knowledge gap and equipping your workforce with the skills needed to thrive in today’s competitive world.

Trusted by 50+ Corporates

Our track record speaks for itself. With the trust of over 50 corporate clients, we have established ourselves as a reliable partner in delivering exceptional training solutions. We have successfully served businesses of all sizes and industries, earning their confidence through our commitment to excellence.

Expertise in Consulting and Coaching

Our team brings extensive experience in consulting, coaching, and serving corporate clients. We understand businesses’ unique challenges and objectives, allowing us to provide tailored training solutions that address your specific needs. With our expertise, we guide organizations toward sustainable growth and success.

Highly Qualified Instructors

Our courses are designed and delivered by highly qualified instructors with industry knowledge and practical experience. They possess the expertise to deliver engaging and impactful training sessions, ensuring your employees gain valuable insights and applicable skills.

Customized Solutions

We recognize that every organization is unique. That’s why we offer customized training solutions that align with your company’s goals, culture, and industry requirements. Our instructors work closely with you to tailor the training content and delivery methods, ensuring maximum relevance and effectiveness.

Join the ranks of satisfied corporate clients who have experienced the AgileAsia advantage. Elevate your workforce’s capabilities and drive your organization toward unprecedented success with our trusted training solutions.


Eugene Lee

Project Manager

Never have I attended such an engaging course and it makes my journey of Agile and Scrum journey much more fun and fulfilling. Trainer Stuart Mitchell has definitely take up the standard of teaching and coaching up many notches. Very insightful views from vast working experiences that Stu has. Highly recommended!

Edwin Anuruddha Chow

Event Manager

Dennis and team are just simply great to work with. They are prompt with their replies and clear with their instructions to ensure that learners get the best experience and learning journey with them. That's why I had chosen to go back to them for my CSPO course after taking my CSM course with them. I am looking forward to the post course gatherings and informal trainings which I heard they they organize after Covid.

Quah Kai Li

Senior Auditor

The class was conducted in the best way possible (online zoom classes)! Stu is really passionate and shares many tips on facilitation. Highly recommend to anyone!

Shibil Poulose

Senior Director at VISA Singapore

Thanks for the CSM course, I found it a rewarding experience. The course was well set out, easy to understand, and had an amazing trainer and coach (Stuart). It wasn’t just about certification, but also gave insights to a lot of engagement techniques and real world experiences. I would highly recommend this course.

Renganayaki Ramasamy

Junior Product Associate

The CSPO course that I took recently from Agile Asia was excellent. The instructor Mr.Sam had made us understand the responsibility of a PO very easily, with good hands-on practices and Q&A sessions after each topic. I would recommend this course for anyone, who would like to acquire Agile skills in a short period.

Abby Zhijun Wu

Software Engineers

Absolutely wonderful course - The 2-day program was concise yet informative, also very engaging. Highly recommend anyone looking to do Certified Scrum Master to go with Agile Asia. The payment was also fuss-free, and if you are Singaporean, Skillsfuture credits were easily utilized


Junior Product Associate

Excellent course. The trainer was very interactive and provided very useful examples and facilitation techniques that are relatable in the working world. It was a good and enriching experience engaging with the trainer and other team members via the different platforms used throughout the course.

Terry Ng

Software Engineers

The program was concise and practical. I get to walk through the entire scrum process. Stu guided the team into role-playing for experiential learning! Much enjoyed! Word of caution: High energy and focus required throughout the course.

Ajay Kumar Venkatasubramanian

Junior Product Associate

One of the best providers in the agile training space. The facilitators Stu and Sam have been there are done Scrum in large organizations and bring a wealth of knowledge. They convey concepts so well during classes that even people without a prior background can assimilate the knowledge easily.

Herman Shah

Software Engineers

Attended CSM course by Stu Mitchell. Really enjoyed his lesson. Taught us how to be a good ScrumMaster. The techniques and case studies and engagement by the trainer, really showed the role is key in the scrum team. Definitely recommend.

Poh Sing Low

Software Engineers

This is an excellent training program conducted by a highly professional, knowledgeable and practicing trainer supported by a very motivated team. Stu Mitchell demonstrated in the real-life example of how to facilitate a Scrum team as a Scrum Master. His role plays often depict the real-life example

S. Davidson

Executive Director, JP Morgan (October 2017)

Thanks again for the course, I found it excellent and connected directly to all the challenges we talked through (especially as I am in large scale scrum delivery, plugging into multiple waterfall teams/cultures - not easy!).

R. Roach

CSM Trainer (TCS)

As a course participant you will definitely learn how to implement Scrum, but more importantly, exposure to Stuart’s passion will give you both critical insights into the underlying, non obvious, issues and tools and techniques you can use to immediately increase the odds that your orgnanization’s

A. Nath

Trainer (Oracle)

I cleared my Scrum Master certification examination with 100% mark. I am so grateful for your efforts! Stuart is an incredible trainer. I will highly recommend you to my friends and colleagues


Senior Scientist at Oracle

I had some agile experience going into the training, and it was very helpful to learn what I do well. More importantly, I learned what I don’t do well and how to change that.


A-CSM Training: Who should take this A-CSM course?

The A-CSM course is ideal for:

  • Scrum Masters
  • Product Owners
  • Developers
  • Managers
  • Agile Coaches
  • Delivery Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Managers of teams shifting to Scrum
  • Professionals who wish to master Scrum principles and techniques
A-CSM Training: What are the prerequisites for taking A-CSM training?

You can take the A-CSM course at any time after completing your CSM certification. But, you should have at least 1 year of experience as a Scrum Master to receive your A-CSM certification.

A-CSM Training: Is online/virtual A-CSM training available?

In general Scrum Alliance doesn’t offer online courses as they believe that understanding Scrum requires a higher level of personal interaction which can’t be done in a virtual environment.

But, considering the continuous spread of COVID-19, Scrum Alliance is temporarily allowing all of their courses to be in an online format, including the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM℠) class without affecting the quality of the training.

A-CSM Training: How long does it take to complete the A-CSM training?

The Advanced Certified ScrumMaster course takes 2-days’ to complete which include both theoretical and practical sessions.

A-CSM Training: Is it mandatory to take the A-CSM training in order to get the certification?

Yes, because Scrum Alliance believes that true learning with a CST or CEC requires in-person instruction.

A-CSM Certification: Why should you take A-CSM certification?

If you are already a CSM® holder, then acquiring Advanced Certified ScrumMaster (A-CSM℠) certification is the next step in your Agile journey. This certification focuses on the next level of experience and skills that Scrum Masters need as they dig into more real day-to-day challenges of helping teams and organizations grow and improve.

A-CSM Certification: Who offers the A-CSM certification?

Advanced Certified ScrumMaster(A-CSM) is a designation offered by Scrum Alliance to those who have successfully completed a 2-day A-CSM course and demonstrates your expertise and skills in Scrum.

A-CSM Certification: How long does the A-CSM certification is valid?

A-CSM certification is valid only for 2 years and needs to be renewed after that.

A-CSM Certification: How to maintain the A-CSM certification?

To maintain the Advanced Certified ScrumMaster certification, you need to submit 30 SEUs and pay $175 for every 2 years.

PDUs and SEUs: What are PDUs and SEUs?

PDUs (Professional Development Units) and SEUs (Scrum Educational Units) are the credits offered by the Project Management Institute and Scrum Alliance, respectively. Successful completion of educational training or learning opportunities, which serve to validate your participation and continued proficiency helps you earn these PDUs and SEUs.

PDUs and SEUs: Where are PDUs and SEUs applicable?

PDUs and SEUs demonstrate your contribution to the Agile environment by providing credits for any professional achievement that you make in your career. Individuals who hold a credential from Scrum Alliance require to earn a certain number of SEUs for every 2 years to get certified. Similarly, an individual who holds a certification from PMI except the CAPM® needs to earn a certain number of PDUs for every 3 years.

PDUs and SEUs: How many PDUs and SEUs will I get by attending the A-CSM course?

On successful completion of the A-CSM training, you will receive 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs.

IBF Certification: About IBF Certification for courses eligible for IBF Qualified (IBFQ)

Participants who successfully complete this course and fulfill the required number of Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for the selected job role can apply to be conferred the IBF Qualified (IBFQ) certification status.

Find out more about IBF certification and the application process on

IBF Certification: About IBF Certification for courses eligible for IBF Advanced (Level 2/3)

Participants who successfully complete this course with at least 3 years of relevant financial services industry experience and fulfill the required number of Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for the selected job role can apply to be conferred the IBF Advanced (Level 2/3) certification status.

Find out more about IBF certification and the application process on

IBF Certification: About IBF Certification

This course addresses the following Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) and proficiency level: • <TSC and its corresponding proficiency level>

Participants are encouraged to access the IBF MySkills Portfolio ( to track their training progress and skills acquisition against the Skills Framework for Financial Services. You can apply for IBF Certification after fulfilling the required number of Technical Skills and Competencies (TSCs) for the selected job role.

Find out more about IBF certification and the application process on

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UTAP: Everything You Need To Know About UTAP

1 What is UTAP?

UTAP is a training benefit for NTUC members to defray their cost of training. This benefit is to encourage more NTUC members to go for skills upgrading. NTUC members enjoy 50% *unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP. NTUC members aged 40 and above can enjoy higher funding support up to $500 per individual each year, capped at 50% of unfunded course fees, for courses attended between 1 July 2020 to 31 December 2022.

Please visit NTUC UTAP website for more information and application.

2 Note

Unfunded course fee refers to the balance course fee payable after applicable government subsidy. This excludes material fees, registration fees, misc. fees etc.

GST is also supported by UTAP!

3 Who can apply?

All NTUC members can apply for UTAP. However, the following criteria must be met to be eligible for UTAP:

  • Paid-up NTUC membership before course commenced, throughout whole course duration and at the point of claim
  • Course by training provider must be supported under UTAP, and training must commence within the supported period
  • Course must not be fully funded through company sponsorship or other types of funding
  • You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and sat for all prescribed examination(s), if any
  • UTAP application must be submitted within 6 months after course completion

4 NTUC Membership Status check

You may check your NTUC membership status by calling our hotline at 6213 8008 and select the following options:

  • Press 1 for member
  • Provide your NRIC number
  • Press 1 again to check your membership status

5 UTAP Application

Step 1: Click on ‘Search Course’ under the “Skills Upgrade Available” tab to find out if the course and training provider is supported under UTAP.

Step 2: Register for course with training provider and attend training. For course information and enrolment, please visit AgileAsia website.

Step 3: Login to the U Portal account to submit the UTAP application. NTUC Members should apply for their UTAP claim within 6 months after course ends. Late applications will be rejected.*

For more information, please refer to UTAP Step-by-Step Guide

6 Useful Information

  • To support your UTAP claim, you may be requested to submit a copy of your course certificate/tax invoice/statement of attendance via e-mail. Please ensure that you kept a copy of your supporting documents for audit checks when necessary.
  • Before applying for UTAP, please ensure your training commences within the supported period. Application of UTAP on training that starts after the expiry date will be rejected.
  • Only Ordinary Branch (OB), General Branch (GB) and OB/UCLUB members who are paying $117/year will be eligible.

7 Further enquiries

Please contact NTUC through the following channels:

  1. Live Chat
  2. Online FAQ or Click here to write to us
  3. UTAP FAQ (version Nov 2020)
  4. Membership Hotline: 6213 8008
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$873.60 - $2441.60

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