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EXIN and professional certification training provider Simplilearn have partnered to offer a fully integrated and online Scrum Master course and exam specifically targeted at the North American market.

BOSTON, MA – 05 Aug, 2016 – Agile Scrum is about working together successfully to reach a certain goal. Following these principles, EXIN and Simplilearn worked together to develop a unique delivery method on the subject. The certification program developed by EXIN covers all aspects and competences that are necessary for professionals become a successful Agile Scrum Master. Simplilearn has innovated the method of delivery to candidates through a practical path, engagement, scenarios, and assignments that guarantee the right knowledge for professionals.
 
The innovative, online teaching methodology was developed with the needs of geographically-dispersed Scrum teams in mind. Teams that are co-located but coordinate online also stand to benefit. The Agile Scrum Master course is currently the only training on the market that supplants training sessions with e-learning content fully aligned to the workshop, with game-based learning and scenarios.
 
Kashyap Dalal, Chief Business Officer at Simplilearn said: “While Agile & Scrum methodologies continue to power project management across industries, the rapidly changing landscape requires a fresher approach on how teams are trained on Agile. Simplilearn is excited to partner with EXIN in creating an Agile curriculum with role-play methods to deliver superior learning, that is re-aligned to the needs of geographically dispersed teams. This is also the first online course delivering comprehensive Agile certification training. With our interactive online learning models, we are seeing superior learning outcomes, while letting professionals train in Agile at their own convenience.”
 
Build the requisite skills

Tracy Roche, Area Manager for EXIN in the US: “We are very excited to offer this new training option for Agile Scrum Master.  After a great deal of feedback from the market in North America, Simplilearn has developed a state-of-the-art course which meets our exacting standards for accreditation in an online and scalable format.  It will help both individuals and organizations rapidly deliver better projects and business value at a greater ROI than any other certification on the market today.”
 
The Agile Scrum Master (ASM) course imparts knowledge of both Agile and Scrum values, and helps build the requisite skills and expertise in both domains. ASM provides immense clarity on vital concepts of Scrum and knowledge of the Scrum ways, enhancing the capability to deliver shippable products by the end of each Sprint. The addition of the practical application of Agile methodologies maximizes business value, while mitigating potential risks.
 
Skills gap

In the US, the acceptance of Agile Scrum grows faster than Agile Scrum certification. In the annual ‘State of Agile’ survey*, 39% of respondents identified “Not enough personnel with the necessary agile experience” as a barrier.

This is a gap which needs rapid closure to increase profitability and productivity and improve success rates. EXIN and Simplilearn aim to train and certify 50000 professionals by the end of the year, thus trying to start closing the gap. The easily accessible course introduces trained professionals to the market, thereby addressing the concern major organization have on successful adoption. Individuals and organizations are not limited by a travel budget to receive the necessary training. This course passes a major hurdle in achieving trained, certified professionals with Agile Scrum knowledge.

* source http://stateofagile.versionone.com/
 
About EXIN

EXIN is the global independent certification institute for professionals in the ICT domain. With more than 30 years of experience in certifying the competences of over 2 million ICT-professionals, EXIN is the leading and trusted authority in the ICT-market. With over 1000 accredited partners, EXIN facilitates exams and e-competence assessments in more than 165 countries and 20 languages.

Visit: www.exin.com

About Simplilearn

Ranked among the top 10 most influential education brands by LinkedIn, Simplilearn is the world’s largest provider of online training and certification courses. The company’s courses include a variety of topics in the business, technology, and process management fields spanning Big Data, Digital Marketing, Data Science, Cloud Computing, and many more. With over 400 courses offered, Simplilearn has trained more than 500,000 professionals since its inception in April 2010. With a footprint in over 150 countries, Simplilearn’s clients are upskilling and investing in training for faster and surer career growth. Simplilearn’s courses are recognized by more than 40 global training organizations.

Visit: http://www.simplilearn.com
 
For more information please contact:
 
EXIN
Area Manager Tracy Roche
Tel: 781-878-1235 x1002
Email: tracy.roche@exin.com
 
Simplilearn
Kendra Gallegos
Email: kgallegos@marketmotive.com

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Company Name: EXIN
Contact Person: Tracy Roche
Email: tracy.roche@exin.com
Phone: 781-878-1235 x1002
Country: United States
Website: https://www.exin.com/US/en/certifications/&fw=exin-agile-scrum

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