SAFe® 5.1 Scrum Master (SSM) Certification Training

SAFe® 5.1 Scrum Master (SSM) Certification

The Scaled Agile Framework® Scrum Master Certification Training 

KnowledgeHut’s 2-day course enables you to aim for a first time pass of the SAFe® 5 Scrum Master exam and learn to be a successful Scrum Master in a SAFe® enterprise context. This training, led by experienced and certified instructors, will cover the entire syllabus for the exam and will explore the implementation of Scrum across the enterprise. Having completed this course, you will be well versed in the core components of scaled Agile development, and will learn how to lead high-performing agile teams to success.

The Scaled Agile Framework®(SAFe®) has been proven to be hugely successful in the implementation of Lean and Agile across medium and large enterprises, significantly improving quality and reducing time-to-market to drive profits. This hands-on and interactive workshop offers real-life case studies for your maximum learning benefit, so that you can seamlessly adopt agile across the enterprise.

Attendees discover how to build high performing Agile teams by becoming a servant leader and coach, and how to coach those teams to deliver the maximum business value at scale. SAFe 5.1 Scrum Master (SSM) certification signifies that people are prepared to perform the role of Scrum Master in a SAFe environment, increasing their value to teams and organizations that are implementing SAFe.

Topic Covered

  • Introducing Scrum in SAFe
  • Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master
  • Experiencing Program Increment planning
  • Facilitating Iteration execution
  • Finishing the Program Increment
  • Coaching the Agile team

Key Features

  • Thorough training for SAFe® 5.1 Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam
  • 2-days workshop based on version 5.1 of SAFe®
  • Course fee includes SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) Examination fee
  • 16 PDUs (Professional Development Units) and 16 SEUs (Scrum Education Units)
  • Free reference materials from Scaled Agile Framework

Who Should Attend?

  • Program or Project Manager
  • Scrum Master
  • Team Lead
  • Release Train Engineer
  • Business Analyst
  • Agile Coach
  • Portfolio Manager
  • Consultant
  • Architect
  • Engineer/Developer
  • Director/Quality Manager
  • Product Manager
  • Product Owner
  • Delivery Manager
  • Program Manager

Why You Should Attend?

  • Career opportunity
  • Compete with fast changing market trends
  • Systematic enhancement of communication in all projects
  • Apply SAFe to scale Lean and Agile development in the enterprise
  • Execute and release value through Agile Release Trains
  • Build an Agile portfolio with Lean-Agile budgeting

What will you learn?

You will learn

After this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe Scrum in a SAFe® enterprise
  • Facilitate Scrum events
  • Facilitate effective Iteration execution
  • Support effective Program Increment execution
  • Support relentless improvement
  • Coach Agile teams for maximum business results
  • Support DevOps implementation

You will also get

  • 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs (under category C)
  • Downloadable e-book
  • Exam prep and support

The class registration includes (from Scaled Agile Inc):

  • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5.1 Scrum Master (SSM) exam
  • One-year membership to the SAFe® Community Platform
  • Course certificate of completion
  • Printed workbook

On clearing the exam, participants will get:

  • A SAFe® 5.1 Scrum Master certificate
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe® 5 Scrum Master
  • A SAFe® 5 Scrum Master branding kit with the SSM certification mark
  • SAFe® 5 Scrum Master digital badge to promote your accomplishment online

Key features

  • 2-day intensive preparatory help for the SAFe® 5.1 Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam based on version 5 of SAFe®
  • 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs(under category C) on course completion
  • Detailed downloadable courseware approved by Scaled Agile Inc
  • Completion of the 2-day workshop makes you eligible to attend the exam
  • Perform the role of a SAFe®Scrum Master



There are no prerequisites to take this course. All stakeholders working in a Lean-Agile environment or transformation are welcome to attend. But the following prerequisites are recommended for those who intend to take the SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam:

  • Familiarity with Agile concepts and principles
  • Awareness of Scrum, Kanban, and eXtreme Programming (XP)
  • Working knowledge of software and hardware development processes

The exam

  • Exam Name: SAFe® 5.1 Scrum Master Exam
  • Exam Format: Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • Exam Delivery: Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam Access: Candidates can access the exam within the SAFe® Community Platform upon completion of the SAFe® 5.1 Scrum Master course
  • Exam cost: First exam attempt is included as part of the course registration fee if the exam is taken within 30 days of course completion. Each retake attempt costs $50.
  • Exam Duration: 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of Questions: 45
  • Passing Score: 34 out of 45 (75%)
  • Language: English

Retake policy – Second attempt on exam (first retake) can be done immediately after first attempt. Third attempt requires a 10-day wait. Fourth attempt requires a 30-day wait. Contact [email protected] for any retake questions


  • A SAFe® 5.1 Scrum Master certificate
  • A one-year certified membership as a SAFe® 5 Scrum Master
  • A SAFe® 5 Scrum Master branding kit with the SSM certification mark


  • Introducing Scrum in SAFe®
  • Characterizing the role of the Scrum Master
  • Experiencing Program Increment planning
  • Facilitating Iteration execution
  • Finishing the Program Increment
  • Coaching the Agile team


Q Why should I go for SSM®?

Ans. SAFe® Scrum Master is a Scaled Agile credential. If you want to gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master at a SAFe program-level for the successful Agile teams for timely and quality delivery of product, then this course will be helpful. Our company will guide you perfectly throughout the journey.

Q. Where can I find more details about SSM?


Q. What is the role of SAFe Scrum Master?

Ans. SAFe Scrum Master will learn team level events and large program level events that are needed in Scrum of Scrum, PI Planning, System Demo, Inspect and Adapt.

Q. How many PDUs and SEUs will I be eligible for?

Ans. You will earn 16 PDUs and 16 SEUs by participating in our two-day training program.

Q. Who provides SSM Certification?

Ans. Scaled Agile, Inc.® is the provider of the Scaled Agile Framework (SAFe).

Q. What are the prerequisites to attend training for this certification?

Ans. There are no prerequisites for this course regardless of experience. However, the following requirements are recommended to take the SAFe Scrum Master (SSM) certification exam:

  • Knowledge of Agile concepts and principles
  • Understanding of Scrum, Kanban, and eXtreme Programming (XP)
  • Working awareness of software and hardware development processes

Q. How do I get certified as a SAFe Scrum Master?

Ans. There are three steps involved in a SAFe Scrum Master Certification process.

  1. Attend the SSM from Irisidea

  2. Take SSM online test and Clear it

  3. Get Certified

Q . When can I take the test?

Ans. You will be able to take the test with in 30 days of course.

Q . Is the certification fee included in my course fee?

Ans. Yes.

Q. Can I retake the test if I fail?

Ans. After first attempts, you will be charged $50 for each additional attempt.

Q.How difficult is the SAFe® SM exam?

Ans: The SAFe® SM exam is a little tricky to crack, but not difficult if you do better planning. We suggest you study the SAFe® SM workbook, attempt the mock test available on our website, analyze the result of your practice tests by studying each question. Our Mock tests are available as a part of the program. Mock tests will help you prepare for the exam and identify your strengths and weaknesses so that you can crack your exam easily.

Q Is the course only for IT People?

Ans. Professionals in IT industries or non-IT industries who want to work in a SAFe® environment can take up this course.