This book, published in 2007, is enlisted in the CISSP suggested references and I bought it as a used one from Amazon. It takes 37 days to be delivered.
I was surprised by the wrap-up or “package” and the giant size. As thick as 8 cm and with 3231 pages, it’s the most giant book I’ve ever had.
The Professional Scrum Developer Level I certification (PSO I), accredited by scrum.org founded by Ken Schwaber, is a certification for developer. Based on my hands-on experience, I scored 92.5% and passed this exam today.
This exam is quite straightforward and has some duplicated questions. There are 80 questions to be answered in 60 minutes. I finished the exam in around 40 minutes without review.
Those who passed this exam will be entitled “Professional Scrum Developer Level I”. However, advanced levels for this certification are not available today. Some PSD aspirants criticize that Scrum is not bound to software development and the PSD exam should not be software or technology centric. I believe this is one of the major concerns for scrum.org to make this exam easy taking.
A junior developer with PSM I certification and experience of version control, TDD and CI/CD would pass this exam without much effort. It’s critical to take all the Open Assessments for PSM, PSPO and PSD before you sit for this exam.
My milestones of the year are updated as follows:
- Milestone #1: PMI + CISSP
- 2018/04/09 ACP
- 2018/04/27 PBA
- 2018/06/19 CISSP
- 2018/07/10 RMP
- Milestone #2: ISACA
- 2018/07/24 CISM
- 2018/08/13 CRISC
- 2018/08/28 CISA
- Milestone #3: ISC2
- 2018/09/07 CCSP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/14)
- 2018/09/13 CSSLP (originally scheduled on 2018/09/28)
- 2018/09/25 CISSP-ISSEP (bonus)
- Milestone #4: EC-Council
- 2018/10/09 CEH (originally scheduled on 2018/10/15)
- 2018/10/12 ECSA (originally scheduled on 2018/10/29)
- Bonus Exams: scrum.org
- 2018/10/21, PSM I
- 2018/10/23, ISO 27001 LA
- 2018/10/27, PSPO I
- 2018/10/28, PSD
The Professional Scrum Product Owner Level I certification (PSPO I), accredited by scrum.org founded by Ken Schwaber, is the entry level certification for Product Owner. After studying for a couple of days, I scored 91.3% and passed this exam today.
As far as I am concerned, this exam is more challenging than PSM I. There are 80 questions to be answered in 60 minutes. I answered all the questions in 50 minutes and reviewed them till the exam time almost expired.
The exam user interface for PSPO I is different from the one for PSM I, but the same as the Open Assessments.
For PSPO I aspirants, kindly be noted that this is not an easy test, please fasten your seat belts.
I completed the ISO 27001 LA (Lead Auditor) Course on 2018/10/23. It’s a 5-day IRCA-registered training course delivered by SGS, Taiwan. There is a 2-hour assessment test at the end of the course. Students who completed the course and passed the test will receive a certificate of successful completion from IRCA.
In order to become an IRCA Certificated Auditor, the following auditing experience is required:
- Applicants should have performed at least four full management systems audits; the total duration of these audits must be at least 20 days, of which 15 must have been acquired onsite.
- In addition, applicants must have performed three full management systems audits as the leader of an audit team; the total duration of these audits must be at least 15 days, of which 10 must have been acquired onsite.
The Professional Scrum Master Level I certification (PSM I), accredited by scrum.org founded by Ken Schwaber, is the entry level certification for Scrum Master. After studying for a couple of days, I scored 92.5% and passed this exam today.
This exam is harder than what I’ve thought of. There are 80 questions to be answered in 60 minutes. I finished in 45 minutes and submit without review.
The default font size for the exam is too small for me and it can’t be changed after the exam starts. Candidates can mark questions for review, but the user interface should be improved.
Scrum is a framework for a team of people to develop, deliver and sustain complex products. However, it’s not a silver bullet. Focus on the business goal and the problem you need to solve. Effectiveness is the king; it doesn’t matter what framework or methodology you adopted.
PSM I, a bonus certification for my learning goal of the year!