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Scrum Firebrand's training for Scrum.org's Professional Scrum Developer Java certification

- Only 3 Days

Firebrand's accelerated course is designed to prepare you for Scrum.org's Professional Scrum Developer Java certification exam.

Attaining the Professional Scrum Developer certification demonstrates you have the skills required to enhance your team's efficiency and productivity.

This course teaches you software development using Scrum and Application Lifecycle Management (ALM) tools. You'll learn how to implement the tools, using both Scrum and Agile best practices.


Requirements are discussed based on your own issues and acceptance criteria:


  • Run complete Sprints
  • Plan the Sprints in Sprint Planning Meetings
  • Daily Scrums
  • Track progress with burndowns
  • Sprint Reviews with stakeholders
  • Reflect experiences and understandings in Sprint Retrospectives
  • Work according to a Definition of Done


  • Story Points and Planning Poker estimation
  • Test driven development and test first
  • Code smells and refactoring
  • Continuous integration
  • Development in pairs

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Seven reasons why you should sit your course with Firebrand Training

  1. Two options of training. Choose between residential classroom-based, or online Scrum Java courses
  2. You'll be Scrum Java certified in just 3 days. With us, you’ll be Scrum Java trained in record time
  3. Our Scrum Java course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, exams, accommodation and meals. No hidden extras
  4. Pass Scrum Java first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  5. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  6. You’ll learn Scrum Java faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  7. You’ll be studying Scrum Java with the best. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 75,595 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business

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The three areas of knowledge that you'll take away from Firebrand's course:

  • Scrum - you'll practice being part of a Scrum team, so you'll see the core concepts in action. This will help you to practice self-organisation, and learn how to identify and overcome common Scrum team dysfunctions
  • Tools - this course can focus on either Eclipse + IBM Rational Jazz or Eclipse + Open Source tools. You'll learn how to map the tools to the relevant Scrum practices
  • Best practices:
    • Coding - test-driven development, continuous integration and refactoring
    • Architecture - emergent architecture and evolutionary database development
    • Release management - planning, requirements definition, and shipment
    • Quality assurance - defining "done", pair programming, version control and acceptance testing.

Benefits of Training with Firebrand

  • Two options of training - Residential classroom-based, or online courses
  • A purpose-built training centre – get access to dedicated Pearson VUE Select facilities
  • Certification Guarantee – pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)
  • Everything you need to certify – you’ll sit your exam on the course and return home certified
  • No hidden extras – one cost covers everything you need to certify

See Curriculum...

On this Firebrand course, you'll learn:

Module 1: Introduction

  • Scrum and the PSD program
  • Agenda
  • Logistics
  • Team formation

Module 2: Familiarising with the ‘brownfield’ application

  • Project environment
  • Source code structure
  • Test framework
  • Eclipse IDE

Module 3: Planning poker

  • Estimating agile projects
  • Absolute versus relative estimation
  • Planning poker process
  • Common mistakes

Module 4: Sprint, Introduction to Scrum

  • Scrum overview
  • Scrum roles
  • Scrum time-boxes (ceremonies)
  • Scrum artefacts
  • Motivation for Scrum
  • Retrospective

Module 5: Sprint Planning Meeting

  • Agile planning
  • Velocity
  • Capacity
  • Sprint goal
  • Sprint planning 1
  • Sprint planning 2
  • Acceptance criteria

Module 6: Daily Scrum

  • Participants
  • The three questions
  • Examples and outcome
  • Impediments

Module 7: Definition of Done

Module 8: Review and Retrospective

  • Planning a review
  • Do's and Don'ts
  • How to handle feedback
  • Inspect and adapt
  • Plan – Do – Check – Act from the past into the future
  • Techniques for effective retrospectives

Module 9: User Stories, Definition of Done, Planning Poker

  • Customer value, priority, effort
  • Card – Conversation – Confirmation
  • INVEST principle
  • Inspect and adapt
  • Acceptance criteria
  • SMART principle
  • Definition of done

Module 10: Test Driven Development

  • The cycle of test, code and refactor
  • The three laws of TDD
  • 3A Pattern (Arrange, Act, Assert)
  • Reasons why it is beneficial to do TDD
  • Agile testing quadrants

Module 11: Code Smells, Re-factoring

  • Types of code smells
  • Law of Demeter
  • Live refactoring example

Module 12: Continuous Integration

  • Continuous integration setup
  • Big visual display / extreme feedback devices
  • Types of build processes
  • How it can be rolled-out
  • Build artefacts
  • Team Behaviour

See What's Included...


  • Firebrand's own Scrum Java courseware

Your accelerated course includes:

  • Accommodation *
  • Meals, unlimited snacks, beverages, tea and coffee *
  • On-site exams **
  • Exam vouchers **
  • Practice tests **
  • Certification Guarantee ***
  • Courseware
  • Up-to 12 hours of instructor-led training each day
  • 24-hour lab access
  • Digital courseware **
  • * For residential training only. Doesn't apply for online courses
  • ** Some exceptions apply. Please refer to the Exam Track or speak with our experts
  • *** Pass first time or train again free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs)

See Exam Track...

You'll sit the following exam:

  • The Professional Scrum DeveloperTM (PSD) assessment - PSD I

See Prerequisites...

This is a medium-level course, suitable for any member of a software development team. You may be:

  • Part of a project team, already working together and wanting to explore Scrum
  • Part of a team of developers with Scrum knowledge and experience
  • A developer with Scrum knowledge and experience
  • A programmer, architect, database developer, tester etc.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites? Don’t worry. Your training consultant will discuss your background with you to understand if this course is right for you.

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