Scrum Product Owner Certification (PSPO-1): Handy Passing Tips

(Originally written in 2020)

Ever since I got the opportunity to work as a Product Owner, I was thinking about a certification which could give my career a boost and at the same time, I can learn the nuances of product ownership.

It was late November 2019 when I seriously started thinking about appearing in a certification exam. I had to choose between Scrum.Org’s Professional Scrum Product Owner (PSPO) and Scrum Alliance’s Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO). The decision was easy and I picked PSPO because of the following factors:

  • Cost-effective only $200.
  • Once you pass the coveted exam, you will always remain a certified Product Owner. You need not think about accumulating PDUs in future.
  • Exam challenges you and tests your subject knowledge, 80 questions in an hour with a passing score of 85% or more (not easy).
  • One doesn’t have to go to a Prometric partner for a mandatory two days preparatory course.

Once decided, it took me almost two months to prepare for the exam. However, I must admit I wasn’t sure till the last moment that I was up for it. Still, I enrolled myself with Scrum.Org and appeared in the PSPO-1 exam in February 2020. I passed with 92.5% in the first attempt itself to my joy. There are no shortcuts and one must work hard in order to get certified. I would suggest you read the Scrum guide and attempt as many mock tests as possible.

Useful material that will help in cracking PSPO-1 certification:

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