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Preparation guide for the PSM II exam

PSM II exam is a bit expensive, so we have provided a guide for the candidates to prepare, practice and pass it according to our experience.

Professional Scrum Master II exams and in this case PSM II exam are challenging and a little bit expensive. So people want to know how they can pass these exams with more confidence. Therefore, we have decided to prepare a series of preparation guides for the exams.
Each guide contains minimum mandatory actions that should be done for passing the exam in a suitable timeframe. When we compare PSM II with PSM I, we should say level II is exponentially harder than level I. So, don’t take the exam before complete preparation.
In this post, we will introduce the PSM II exam (Professional Scrum Master II) step by step preparation guide as follows:

Books and Articles

  1. Read “The Scrum Guide” carefully word by word
  2. Read “The Nexus Guide” carefully
  3. Coaching Agile Teams” book by Lyssa Adkins
  4. Agile Retrospectives” book by Esther Derby
  5. Scrum Mastery” book by Geoff Watts
  6. Agile Estimating and Planning” book by Mike Cohn
  7. User Stories Applied” book by Mike Cohn
  8. Read all posts about PSM II in forum
  9. The Scrum Values” blog post by Gunther Verheyen
  10. There’s Value in the Scrum Values” blog post by Gunther Verheyen
  11. 5 Metaphors to Explore the Value of Scrum Values” blog post by Naghesh Sharma
  12. 4 Ways to Coach with the Scrum Values” blog post by Stephanie Ockerman
  13. 4 Key Flow Metrics and How to Use them in Scrum’s Events” blog post by Yuval Yeret
  14. Definition of Done” blog post by Gunther Verheyen

Complementary Materials

  1. Do all scrum open tests (scrum, product owner, developer, Nexus)
  2. Do 8 PSM II sample questions of by Simon Kneafsey
  3. Manage the time carefully and be in your highest energy state when you want to take the exam
  4. We highly recommend reading PSM I exam tips and tricks training manual. It provides high-quality, deep, and tricky content that could be used as a reliable learning source that will help you for passing the PSM II exam.

Also, there are a lot of complementary resources that you can find in this link for the PSM II exam.

Related posts:

1- Preparation guide for the PSM I exam (Professional Scrum Master)

2- Preparation guide for the PSD I exam (Professional Scrum Developer)

3- Preparation guide for the PSPO I exam (Professional Scrum Product Owner)

4- Preparation guide for the PSM III exam (Professional Scrum Master III)

5- Preparation guide for the PAL I exam (Professional Agile Leadership I)

6- Preparation guide for the PSK I exam (Professional Scrum with Kanban I)

5 thoughts on “Preparation guide for the PSM II exam

  1. I wasn’t able to find Mehdi Hoseini in the database for certificate holders. I’m wondering what qualifies you to present this guide if you don’t have a Professional Scrum Master II certification? I’m not asking to be rude or mean so my apologies if my question comes off that way. Just doing my due dilligence before following advice.

    RJ Burton, CSM & PSM I

    1. Hello RJ,
      This is my profile on

      1. Thank you, Mr Hoseini. I was looking for Mehdi Hoseini instead of Seyed Hoseini in the certificate holders database. Again, no disrespect was intended.

  2. Thank you Very much for this information… I needed it badly ..

  3. Thank you for sharing, working hard to complete PSMI

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