A Certified SAFe® Scrum Master (SSM) is a SAFe Scrum Master professional responsible for integrating Scrum practices into an organization.

Applying the Scrum Master role within a SAFe® enterprise

In this two-day course, attendees gain an understanding of the role of a Scrum Master in a SAFe enterprise. Unlike traditional Scrum Master training that focuses on the fundamentals of team-level Scrum, the SAFe Scrum Master course explores the role of the Scrum Master in the context of the entire enterprise, and prepares attendees to successfully plan and execute the Program Increment (PI), the primary enabler of alignment throughout all levels of a SAFe organization. This includes learning the key components of Agile at scale development, how Scrum is facilitated throughout the enterprise, and how to execute Iteration Planning.

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 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.

SAFe Scrum Master

Applying the Scrum Master role with a SAFe enterprise
with Certified SAFe® Scrum Master

Key Areas of Competency

  • • Using Scrum and Kanban to facilitate team events
  • • Supporting program execution
  • • Coaching Agile teams

Topics 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

Learning Goals

  • • 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

What Attendees Get

  • • Printed workbook
  • • Preparation and eligibility to take the SAFe® 5 Scrum Master (SSM) exam
  • • One-year membership to the SAFe Community Platform
  • • Course certificate of completion

*Attendees must attend both days of the course in order to qualify for the exam.

Who Will Benefit from this Training?

New Scrum Masters who need to perform the role

Existing Scrum Masters who would like to understand their role in the context of a SAFe enterprise

Team Leads who want to understand the Scrum Master role

SAFe Release Train Engineers who want to coach Scrum Masters on their role

Course & Exam Summary

Course Information

Duration: 2 Day

Level: Intermediate

  • Exam format – Multiple choice; Multiple select
  • Exam delivery – Web-based (single-browser), closed book, no outside assistance, timed
  • Exam duration – Once the exam begins, candidates have 90 minutes (1.5 hours) to complete the exam
  • Number of questions: 45
  • Passing score – SA5 = 34 out of 45 (75%)


All are welcome to attend the course, regardless of experience.
However, the following prerequisites are highly recommended:

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

Exam Requirements

  • The first step toward becoming an Certified SAFe® Scrum Master is to attend the SAFe® Scrum Master course. This is a requirement, because attending the course provides access to all the study materials and the exam. Note that attending the course does not guarantee passing the exam.

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