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I've met a bunch of "Certified ScrumMasters" as well as "Certified Scrum Product Owners" out there... but I have yet to meet a "Certified Scrum Developer."

See: http://scrumalliance.org/pages/certified_scrum_developer

Who has taken this course. Was it valuable? Please let me know how your experience went.

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I just realized what the CSD requirements are (below)... what a heavy course load!

CSD Qualifications

At least five days of formal training are required to earn a Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) credential. CSD applicants must also demonstrate an understanding of agile engineering practices by taking and passing a formal CSD assessment.

  • At least three days must be technical training through a three-day CSD-track technical skills course.
  • At least one of the five days must be dedicated to the study of Scrum through a CSD-track Introduction to Scrum course or CSM/CSPO course.
  • The fifth day is an elective. You can choose from among the CSD-track courses to develop the skills you feel would benefit you the most in your role. The two-day CSM or CSPO course fulfils both Intro to Scrum and the elective requirements.
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Is it a bit like being a Certified Lunatic? –  Donal Fellows May 3 '11 at 0:33
Haha! I... almost googled that. Seriously, I'd like to know who has taken it... was it worth it? Did it make your development skills... better? Or just "FIT" within the Scrum process? –  Agile Scout May 3 '11 at 0:35
The course is really not about development skills but about using your skills in agile / Scrum process. How do you expect your skills can improve during 3 day training? –  Ladislav Mrnka May 3 '11 at 15:16

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CSD is very new certification track. It exists less then year and CSD trainings were quite rare last year. List of all certified Scrum developers is on Scrum Alliance so if you don't find answer here you can check profiles of these people and ask them for some feedback - many of them show link to linked-in profile in their Scrum Alliance membership. I guess they should not expose the link if they don't want to be contacted. I would consider it as obtrusion so it is up to you.

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Thanks for the link Ladislav. Will look into it. –  Agile Scout May 3 '11 at 18:41

yes, I did. This training would help you to understand scrum basics, TDD and continuous integration. The training will not make you an expert in any of the items I mentioned above.

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