Scrum Master – PSM I and PSPO I Exam Sample Questions

Scrum Master and Scrum Product Owner Certification Practice Test

This practice exam is made up of 100 questions and aligns with the Scrum Guide.



Study Guides and Sample Questions for the PSM and PSPO Exams


 

Assistance with this practice test can be found in the Scrum Guide.

Read my experience with the PSM I Exam and my tips: My PSM I Exam Experience.

Learn about the difference between the PSM and the CSM: The Difference Between the PSM and the CSM Certifications

Study for the PSM with additional reading: Scrum Narrative and PSM Exam Guide: All-in-one Guide for Professional Scrum Master (PSM 1) Certificate Assessment Preparation

Additional Study for the PSPO Exam: The Professional Product Owner: Leveraging Scrum as a Competitive Advantage

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  1. Hi, I took the quiz but can’t see all answers. I want to see which questions I got wrong. I’m able to see the first few questions / answers only.

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  2. I also cannot see my responses. One way to manage it is to right click and see the source of the frame. In the code for correct answers you will then see “quiz-status-correct” and for wrong – “quiz-status-tick”.

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    • My guess is, because I use a free account, it limits how many people can view all of there results. The test is actually set to show all of the results to people – but I use a free account with Crowdsignal to host the test.

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  3. It’s because the test is presented in an iframe and the height of the frame is too short. I changed it to 20000px and now i can see all the questions and answers.

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  4. It has been such a delight to discover this test! Thanks a million for putting all the effort and time on it, Joshua! I almost got all the right answers (96 out of 100), but I am even happier with the ones I failed, especially the one about the SM being able to remove someone from the Dev team if his attitude becomes an impediment (I did not know about that!).

    I am only unsure about the refinement and the 10% (I thought this one was a trap, actually) as this is not a strict Scrum rule per se. As per the Scrum guide “Refinement usually consumes no more than 10% of the capacity of the Development Team” so I believe it could actually take more than the 10% as long as it works for the Team. Maybe adding “usually” somewhere in the sentence would have been clearer for me. Also, the one about the cancellation of the sprint got me wondering a little. As cancellations are usually traumatic, I really thought that it would be better to finish a short 2 weeks sprint in case the increment was somewhat useful later on (but I guess the customer beats that + the use of “obsolete”). In any case, the best output of failure is to broaden our knowledge. Thanks once again!

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    • One thing to remember, the exam wants ideal Scrum, not real-world.

      The Scrum Master being able to remove a team member that becomes an impediment doesn’t always apply in the real world and many people disagree with it. In this case, that answer was taken from a blog post on Scrum.org and you will likely see a similar question to it on the PSM I. Some people believe that this turns the Scrum Master into a manager, and they don’t like the idea.

      You will also likely be asked about how much of the teams time should be spent on refinement. To avoid copyright infringement, I have to try and word things differently – although I don’t recall the exact wording of the question anymore.

      Another question you are likely to get, a question on who can cancel a Sprint and why. This would be the PO, and generally a Sprint should never be cancelled unless what you are building has been deemed no longer useful (or obsolete).

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      • I did read the article you mention and the comments that came with it. I know that sometimes we won’t be able to find a definite answer but at least being aware of it and the possibilities is good enough.
        I passed the PSM a few weeks ago and should be doing the PSPO tomorrow or so, and I am aware I should put myself in an ideal Scrum world mindset (sometimes we overthink when the answers should be simpler).

        With all the handcrafted tests that are out there (with incorrect answers or weird questions) I found yours very useful and smart. I am very surprised your test is not offered as another great resource together with the tests from Lapshin. I will do my best to direct the people so they can take your test as well.

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