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I have been considering taking the Professional Scrum Master I (Fundamental) Assessment? I am considering paying the $100 and taking the assessment without attending a course. scrum.org Suggests that: "This course is recommended but not required for those who feel they are prepared to take the Assessment."

I live in Cape Town, South Africa and Africa does not even have its tab on the list showing the course schedule :-). There are one or two companies here that offer training, but they are also quite expensive.

I guess what I am really asking is: How realistic is the self-study option? And how will I know if I am ready to write the exam as each registration only allows for 1 attempt?

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I asked a co-worker of mine who has taken the test (not the course). Essentially if you've read up on Scrum (e.g. Schwaber's various books) and have read through the guide you should be able to pass the initial assessment.

There is a practice test on the site that you could use to gauge how much you currently know.

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I finished the ScrumMaster training with Mike Cohn and the assessment was very easy. I did not think you could actually take the exam without taking the course (at least the one through Scrum Alliance)?! –  Aaron Corcoran Aug 29 '11 at 20:24
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