||Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org
|1. Biggest Accreditation Body for Scrum and Agile Certifications
||Google Trends and LinkedIn show that SCRUMstudy has overtaken Scrum Alliance to become the biggest accreditation body for Scrum and Agile certifications.
SCRUMstudy has the largest Authorized Training Partner (A.T.P.) network of 1,450+ partners that includes organizations such as New Horizons, Global Knowledge, Arizona State University, and others in 50+ countries.
||Scrum Alliance, Scrum.org operate with a smaller network of 189 partners that includes organizations such as CPrime, CollabNet, KnowledgeHut, Prowareness, Avanade, and SLIDE21™.
|2. Most Popular and Widely Accepted
||SCRUMstudy/VMEdu has trained/certified more than 325,000 persons in delivering successful projects. 7,500+ students enroll/get certified each month, which is more than any other certification body.
Employees of 7500+ companies from 150+ countries have enrolled with SCRUMstudy/VMEdu.
||Other Scrum accreditation bodies are not as popular or as widely accepted.
|3. A Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™ Guide)
||SCRUMstudy classes are based on ‘A Guide to the Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™ Guide)’ developed by SCRUMstudy. The SBOK™ Guide is the definitive and detailed industry guide endorsed by Scrum experts. The propagation of Scrum is easier because all Scrum practitioners speak the same common language. SCRUMstudy offers this guide free on its website. The SBOK Guide is available in multiple languages such as English, Spanish, Portugese, German, and Italian.
||Classes are taught using a 16-page manual which is not in-depth and lacks detail. Most of the time the quality of the course is dependent only on the instructor and his or her experience.
|4. Classroom Study Materials
||Students get comprehensive high-quality classroom study materials such as SBOK™ Guide, workbook, process chart, estimation cards, and case study booklets. These study materials can be used by participants for understanding and practicing Scrum concepts and serve as a ready reckoner for reviewing key concepts learned during class
||Provide non-standard, low-quality printouts of classroom study materials to participants.
|5. Complimentary Online Learning Resources
||Participants get six months complimentary online course access along with the classroom study materials. Online courses include high quality videos, interactive case studies, chapter test, important terms and concepts, and more.
||Do not offer online learning resources
|6. Active Scrum and Agile Community
||SCRUMstudy engages the Scrum/Agile community through active discussions on LinkedIn. With over 63,000 members, SCRUMstudy LinkedIn Group is the largest and fastest growing Group for Scrum/Agile on LinkedIn.
||Have smaller and less active LinkedIn groups.
|7. Qualified and Experienced Trainers
||Any person who is qualified as a SCRUMstudy Certified Trainer (SCT™) undergoes a rigorous assessment process and he or she has to exhibit proficiency in the concepts of Scrum and Agile. All trainers are required to successfully pass three SCRUMstudy certification exams before they can be eligible to teach. Moreover, all feedback from students about their respective trainers is reviewed and all SCRUMstudy trainers regularly participate in “Train-the-Trainer” sessions, which help them understand the nuances of our certifications and further cement their understanding of the Scrum Framework and Agile Philosophy.
||Usually, other Scrum Certifications do not have such strict requirements for trainer accreditation, and thus the quality of their instructors may not be very high.
|8. Credible and Standard Testing Environment
||With an emphasis on providing candidates with a reliable and credible testing environment, we conduct our certification exams using our live online proctoring system unlike other certifying bodies. This allows you to take your certification exams from the comfort of your home. All exams will be proctored live and videos of the exams will be recorded and reviewed by our assessment team.
||Other Scrum training providers/certification bodies do not have a standardized examination. Most of them only require candidates to be present for a workshop and take a test, the result of which has no bearing on whether the candidate qualifies for the certification. These kinds of certifications never have the credibility companies require to select candidates for key roles.
|9. Teaching Methodology
||SCRUMstudy uses a scientifically proven and highly interactive teaching methodology including role-plays, case studies, and simulations explaining the key Scrum concepts for their Agile and Scrum certification courses. To ensure an enriching learning experience for all our students, each trainer associated with a SCRUMstudy is required to be an accredited SCRUMstudy Certified Trainer (SCT™).
||Other Scrum certification “workshops” are actually lectures. They are not engaging or interactive and most of the times involve delegates (sometimes more than 50 in a class) hearing an instructor for hours without any structured role plays or case studies.
|10. Great Feedback from Students
||SCRUMstudy has students from Fortune 500 companies and universities such as Apple, HP, Bank of America, AT&T, Dell, Verizon, Lockheed Martin, Arizona State University, Canyon State University and PepsiCo.
For feedback on SCRUMstudy, check out our LinkedIn page or read through our student feedback.
We are very confident of our training programs and allow students to ask for references from past students in their company (SCRUMstudy has students from over 7,500 companies in more than 150 countries).
||Mention limited student feedback on their website or marketing collaterals.
Do not have an active social media presence (e.g. Facebook, LinkedIn etc.) where students can share their experiences and provide their feedback.
Do not provide references from past students.