Friday, April 1, 2016

How to earn 70 SEUs for FREE to become CSP (Certified Scrum Professional) in shortest possible time

Here is details about free SEUs for CSP (Certified Scrum Professional)

Category ‘A’ – Category A has a maximum limit of 45 SEUs, you can earn these by attending Scrum Alliance events. These events can be Scrum Global Gathering, Regional Gathering, Scrum Alliance Sponsored event and User Group event.

Scrum Bangalore organize full day event in Bangalore every quarter and now have started in Gurgaon, Discuss Agile regularly organize meetup in all cities, PlayScrum also organize meetup in Pune, Chennai, Delhi and Bangalore.

Basically, if you plan well then you can earn 20-30 SEUs in 3 months easily. I believe that’s good enough for this category.

Category ‘B’ – You can earn unlimited SEUs in this Category. But those will be paid. In any case, you need at least on Certification from this category to apply for CSP. Certified Scrum Master (CSM) gives you 16 SEUs, Certified Scrum Product Owner (CSPO) gives you 16 as well and Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) gives you 40. Ideally if you complete all these 3 roles based certifications then you get 56 from this category itself and don’t need anything else. I strongly suggest everyone to attend all 3 workshops before becoming CSP. Because you are planning for next level so it does matter that you know every roles and respective responsibilities in details.

But I said free SEUs for CSP so assuming you will only have 16 SEUs from this category either for CSM/CSPO or CSD.   

Category ‘C’ – You can claim 15 SEUs under Category C by attending any agile/scrum program such as PMI-ACP, Kanban, SAFe Agilist, Advance Scrum Master, SAFe Scrum Master, DevOps, Test Driven Development, Behavior Driven Development, and Specification by Examples. Again these will not come for free. So look for either DevOps meetup in your city or meetup on product management or lean management. You should be able to earn 15 in 3 months easily. If need help then write to me.

Category ‘D’ – Through voluntary work you can earn 15 category ‘D’ SEUs. Help ME in organizing next meetup in your company and you can claim 15 for same. If that’s not possible then check with local user group community in your city and extend your help in spreading agile/scrum knowledge by working with community leader and you can claim 15 in next 3 months.

Category ‘E’ Read 3 books (my favorites) 1st – 5 dysfunctions of team, 2nd – The Phoenix Project and 3rd Scrum – A Pocket Guide and claim 15 SEUs for free in this category.

Category ‘F’ – Up to 15 SEUs may be earned through a variety of other collaborative learning activities engaged in with other Scrum practitioners. Best example attending webinar organized by us. Now every month we are facilitating 3 hours live online session on advance topic for free. Join our sessions for free to learn and earn SEUs.  

So here you are in 2 months:-

Category “A” – 14 (1 full day, 2 meetup)
Category “B” – 32/40 (Either CSM+CSPO or CSM+CSD)
Category “C”– 06 (2 meetup on DevOps/Docker/Lean)
Category “E” – 15 (Reading my 3 favorite books) 
Category “F” – 15 (Attend either Atlasssian hangout or join our online live session)

Total SEUs is 82-90 in next 2-3 months :)

Write to me on naveenhome@gmail.com in case you have any query.

97 comments:

  1. Hi - I am taking PMI-ACP training from Udemy from a registered education provider. The course qualifies for PDUs required for PMI-ACP. Can I use this to claim SEUs?

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    1. Yes you can use it under category "C"

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    2. Hi Naveen
      I did take a course also, please let me know how many SEUs can I claim (I received 25 PDUs for the PMI-ACP course from udemy).

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  2. Hi Naveen,

    This blog is very informative. Thank you.
    Regarding Category E. I have a question. I have read 2 out of the 3 books u mention in your blog and I took close to 15 hours to read them. So can I go ahead and claim 15 (7 + 8)SEUs for these 2 books?

    Looking forward to your reply.

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  3. Hi Naveen, I attended Indian Scrum Enthusiasts Comuunity one day event for 8 SEU's. Under which category will this come in. Is it Category A
    Also another question I have is - is 70 SEU enough or it has to cross 70 units. Regards, Ramesh

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    1. Yes. It will go under category "A" and user group section.

      You need 70 only. Good to have few more but not required.

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  4. excellent piece of information and it helps the agile way.. just enough info for this sprint.. thanks Naveen!

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    1. Happy to know you liked it. Thanks for reading!

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  5. Hi I hav attended PMi-ACp course from Pm-Prepcast (video) and scaled agile -SA Class room , Please let me know where can use these SEUs category

    Regards,
    KP

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    1. You can claim under category 'F" for PMI-ACP and category C for Safe Agilist.

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  6. Does passing PSM1 or similar certification counts for something? I know that taking the certification might not count, but reading the scrum guide, participating in forums and learning from different sources is learning activity after all.

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    1. Reading Scrum Guide, Participating in forum and any mean of learning will get counted for sure. Choose appropriate category for same.

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  7. Reading Scrum Guide, Participating in forum and any mean of learning will get counted for sure. Choose appropriate category for same.

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  8. In which category can I put Webinars from Scrum Alliance?
    There is nothing about webinars in category A and in category F there are webinars from outside instructors.

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    1. Put all such webinars under category "F" section - F.2

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  9. Excellent piece of information. Very helpful. Thanks for writing.

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  10. Hi Naveen,
    Thanks for the excellent tips. One query, I have conducted a full day session (8 hours) in an MBA college on Agile. Can I claim it under Category D.

    Thanks

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    1. "D" for volunteer work means you have helped them without charging money then yes you can claim.

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  11. Hi Naveen, how do I join the monthly webinar as you mentioned in category 'F'.

    Thanks

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    1. Keep watching this meetup group - https://www.meetup.com/agile-30-bangalore/

      We publish all webinar here. Next is tomorrow at 11am IST

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  12. Hi Naveen,
    Taking PMI-ACP training from Udemy (Online) , an REP for 25 PDUs will be counted in Category C or Category F ?

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    1. Category "C". You can claim 25 SEUs but Scrum Alliance will approve only 15

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    2. Hi Naveen, thanks for the advice.
      Udemy is online course. So how can we claim this SEUs under category C? ScrumAlliance says "Activities in Category C are attended face to face". SO I am just curious how does it go into category C. I am taking lot of online courses from Lynda.com like Devops foundation and Agile Project Management techniques. Can these go into category C? I thought it should go into category F. can you please justify? again, thanks for the blog.

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    3. Hi Raja, Scrum Alliance does allow online live classes under category "C" but should be live and not recorded. If recorded then category "E" also applicable. "E" is for self-learning. "F" is for live session like Webinar etc.

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  13. Dear Mr. Naveen,

    I have gathered 16 SEUs from CSPO course and will be going through books you have recommended to gain another 15 SEUs. Please help me for remaining 39 SEUs to be gained in the next 2 months for free. Thanking you in anticipation of an early and favorable response.

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    1. Join webinar and local user group. Webinar will give you one 1 SEU for every 1 hour of webinar. KnowledgeHut having webinar every week. You can claim under category "F" . Information available here - https://www.meetup.com/agile-30-pune/

      Also search meetup in Mumbai or if you are ready to travel then Agile 30 group having 4 hours session in Pune on May 20. It will give you 4 SEUs.

      If you attend local meetup every alternate weekend for 1/2 day then you can get 16 SEUs in 2 months. and 8 SEUs in "F"

      You have to continue same for few more months if looking for completely free else I can suggest some paid event as well as course to get remaining SEUs.

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    2. Dear Mr. Naveen,

      Thank you for the prompt response. Below are few queries:
      1. I have read 2 books "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team" and "IT Revolution Press The Phoenix Project". Please advise if this will come under subcategory "other creative learning" of category E.
      2. I have taken 5 and 15 hours (20 hours in total) to go through the above books. Can I claim for 20 hours and they will approve 15? And how do the Scrum Alliance actually review the genuiness of the claim?
      3. These books definitely help as a manager however, I am a little confused to relate it with scrum... please help me with a little input for scrum practioner input.
      4. Can I attend non-scrum webinars to claim SEUs?
      5. I want to gather all 70 SEUs by July end, is it possible for free?
      6. When should I apply for CSP if I have to get the certification by August?

      Thanks!

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    3. Hi Ashok,

      1. You can claim 20 hours but they will approve 15 only. Better to claim 20
      2. These books help in building self-organize development team and importance of autonomy. These books also talks about empiricism (Inspect, Adapt and Transparency) that's the core of Scrum
      3. You can attend non-Scrum webinar as long as it helps you to learn agile or value of team etc.
      4. As suggested, look for all free meetup/conferences etc in your city. Agile 30 meetup in Pune happening on 20th May so it will help you to get 4 SEUs
      5. Submit application by July end to get it by August

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    4. Dear Mr. Naveen,

      Thank you for the quick response. I have come up with few more queries.. :)
      1. If you can please help me to answer to my 1st and 5th queries of my last queries list.
      2. how do the Scrum Alliance actually review the genuineness of the claim?
      3. How many words should be ideally good in the section "How has this activity helped you develop as a Scrum practitioner?"

      Sorry for taking so much time of yours, at the same time thanks a lot for your time & patience in responding for all my queries.

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    5. Hi Ashok,
      1. Books reading is in category "E" and Free SEUs is possible. Let me know your city so I can guide you.
      2. Scrum Alliance trust you so don't validate it.
      3. 5-8 lines with 6-8 words per line.

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    6. Dear Mr. Naveen,

      I reside at Mumbai, please guide me to gain remaining 39 SEUs by July end. Thank you!

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    7. Dear Mr. Naveen - Awaiting your kind reply.

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    8. Hi Ashok, Difficult to say. There are not much happening in Mumbai to earn a lot SEUs for free.

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    9. Dear Mr. Naveen,

      Yeah actually, nothing seems to be happening in Mumbai in Agile scrum space. To tackle this I have registered with Pune and Hyd as well and got lot of webinars...lolz.. And planned to visit pune this saturday for the team meeting (DevOps – continuous delivery with Jenkins and Docker) organized by you. I got the confidence now to claim all required SEUs by August.. Thanks for your much needed support!!!

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  14. Hi Naveen,

    I did read your post on how to earn SEU for category F
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    Category ‘F’ – Up to 15 SEUs may be earned through a variety of other collaborative learning activities engaged in with other Scrum practitioners. Best example attending webinar organized by us. Now every month we are facilitating 3 hours live online session on advance topic for free. Join our sessions for free to learn and earn SEUs.
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    Could you please help me with the links for the same so that i can attend those webinars.

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  15. Hi Hetal,

    We publish all webinar details here - https://www.meetup.com/agile-30-bangalore/

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  16. Hi Naveen,

    I am planning to take devops foundation certification training - this will be virtual classroom training (https://www.knowledgehut.com/information-technology/devops-foundation-certification-training).
    1. whether virtual classroom training is eligible for claiming seus
    2. does it fall under category C?

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  17. Hi Naveen,

    Thank you for the valuable information provided.
    I could see lot of webinars on youtube and even scrum alliance website (which were already completed days back), I am doubtful if this will fall in category E - independent learning. By any chance if it falls in category F then the date we have to enter for claiming SEU will be the date of the webinar or the date when I watched it.

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  18. Don't go with recorded webinar. Better to go with live webinar. We have many upcoming. Check here - https://www.meetup.com/agile-30-bangalore/

    We have 2 upcoming webinars.

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  20. Hi Naveen,

    Our company took services of Agile Coach (AxisAgile, Scrum Alliance Endorsed Provider) to coach development teams for an entire day, when officially adapting Scrum framework.
    My question is can I claim SEUs for the same? Also, would it be category C.4?

    Thank you,

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  21. Hi Naveen,

    I received an email that Scrum Alliance will be coming up with Advanced CSPO in couple of months, do you have more details on the same?

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    1. Hi Ashok,

      I don't have much information about it. Please share mail to on naveenhome@gmail.com

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    2. Hi Naveen,

      I accidentally deleted it seems, I have confirmed it from them, the new course will start from September 2017 which will be mandatory for CSP.

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  22. Hi Naveen

    I am attending training sessions like Pair programming etc, conducted by my company internally. Can i claim it for SEUs. Please suggest.

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    1. Yes. You can claim under category "C". Scrum Alliance will approve Max 15 SEUs in this category but you report all.

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  23. Can training give to team can be used to claim SEU. i have given around 15 hours training internal to my organisation.

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  24. Hi Naveen

    I have attended a 2 day ITIL foundation class room training provided by my employer by external trainer, but dint give the exam. Can i claim for SEUs? Please suggest.

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    1. Hi Ravindra, ITIL has nothing to do with Scrum so you can't claim.

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  25. Hi Naveen,

    With your advice I have claimed 95 SEUs, now that I want to apply for CSP. May I know if I can have it reviewed before I apply? Please advice.

    Thanks.

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    1. Hi Ashok, go ahead and submit it. No review needed. If Scrum Alliance raise any query then let me know.

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  26. Hi Naveen,
    First of all, thanks for an excellent blog! Very well written and actively answering Qs. My query follows. I'm already a CSP but it's due for renewal next month. I'm currently abroad on a long term assignment in Europe. While I can collect SEUs in other categories, I'm clueless on how to earn the minimum pre-requisite of SEUs in Category B. Most category B training in Europe are non-existent or extremely expensive. Please suggest

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    1. Hi Nihar, one option is to take online courses on https://www.frontrowagile.com/ This is approved program from Scrum Alliance under category "B". This is the cheapest way to get many SEUs under category "B" as well as programs are really good. Especially by Samantha and Karen.

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    2. Thanks for your reply Naveen. I mixed up the categories earlier. I was referring to Category A which enforces F2F meet-up e.g. a gathering, retreat or related event. I don't have any such options where I stay and unless I spend significantly in time and money to travel to another location, I don't see a workaround. Any suggestions on this please?

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    3. Hi Nihar,

      No workaround. Why you are not choosing https://www.frontrowagile.com/ ? This will help you to earn enough under category "B" which has no limit.

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    4. Hi Naveen,
      on similar topic, I would like to know -- if I attend recorded sessions from https://www.frontrowagile.com/

      will I be able to claim it under category B? if not, how can I claim points under category B by going through above website?

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    5. Yes. All Frontagiel program is eligible for Category "B" SEUs

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  27. Dear Naveen,

    Am finally a CSP, thank you for your regular support!!!!

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  28. Hi Naveen, I read online copy of "Agile Estimating and Planning" and physical book of "Essential Scrum: A Practical Guide to the Most Popular Agile Process"
    and planning to read "User Stories Applied: For Agile Software Development" and "Coaching Agile Teams: A Companion for ScrumMasters, Agile Coaches, and Project Managers in Transition" since those are referred by PMI-ACP too. Are those sufficient for 15 SEUs for Category E or should I change my plan?

    Thanks,
    Bhaskar.

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    1. Bhaskar,

      One our reading equals one SEU so doesn't matter how many book you read. Even one book is enough.

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  29. Hi Naveen, I am looking to earn some SEU under Category F. My location is Miami, USA

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    1. Can you share your thoughts on the same. Thanks

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    2. Need SEU under F Category which do not fall under
      category "* Because we value in-person, classroom training and face-to-face interaction, we ask that no more than 17 SEUs (out of 70) are comprised of online learning and/or on-demand videos."

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    3. Best option is to join online webinar. Many are lined-up here - https://www.meetup.com/agile-30-bangalore/

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    4. Hi Naveen, Will the online webinar not come under categoty "online learning and/or on-demand videos". Please confirm!

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    5. Naveen, Can you share update here

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  30. Hi Naveen
    Thanks for publishing this article, its absolutely helpful. I counted the following SEUs, please advise if I can claim as following and how can I get the remaining 2 SEUs

    1) Category B - CSM (16); 2) category B courses - online (22); 3) category C (ACP certification course from Udemy - online also - 15 SEUs). 4) category E - Books.

    I have a total of 68 SEUs.

    Please let me know if the categories and SEUs make sense. Thanks in advance.

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    1. Hi Sesha,

      Category B - CSM is fine. Not sure about 22 online if those are approved or not.

      To earn remaining 2 SEUs, you can join local meetup in your city like "Agile 30" meetup.

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  31. Hi there,
    For those who are interested to get CSP, you have deadline until 31 Dec 2017 for current pathway. This came up last week in Melbourne Regional Gathering. For more information visit https://www.scrumalliance.org/certifications/practitioners/csp-certification

    The new path is a bit more stringent and I couldn't find much information on that except above link. Perhaps Naveen or other bloggers might have more insight.
    Best of luck

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    1. Dear Naveen,

      Great to see your info on SEU's for CSP.

      I need your kind guidance , pls help me .

      1. First to introduce my self, i am Girish and as of now i have 20 SEU's ( 16 from CSM and 4 from attending online webinars).

      2. Can i use my class room face to face training which i was attended for The PMI-ACP Course, three years back ie the training was held during Sep 2014 .I attended through " Simplilearn , Bangalore ,INDIA " .i got 21 PDU's from that training.


      Pls guide me, how to earn 70 SEU's for CSP. As you k now time is less i want to apply csp application by this month.


      Thanks in advance..

      Thanks

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  32. Hi Girish, You can claim PMI-ACP training under category "C" and for rest you can join Certified Scrum Developer (CSD) training if you are in Hyderabad. This will give 24 SEUs.

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  33. Hi Naveen Thanks for your response.. I am in Bangalore . As i mentioned for PMI-ACP I attended through " Simplilearn , Bangalore ,INDIA " the training was held more than three years back ie during Sep 2014 .i got 21 PDU's from that training. At that time Simpli learn may not be REP for Scrum alliance . SO i am planning to Attend Safe agilist training from Knowledge hut , still i am shortage of nearly 20 SEU's pls guide me to get
    Thanks in advance

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    1. Hi Girish,

      Claim 15 under category "E" for self-learning. Read couple of books related to agile and scrum.

      Join Agile 30 workshop - https://www.meetup.com/preview/agile-30-bangalore/events/243941303

      You can claim up to 8 SEUs here.

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  34. Hi Naveen,
    I have passed CSM and SAFe Agilist certification. Got to know about "Business Enterprise Agility Conference 2017
    DECEMBER 1-3, 2017 | HYDERABAD, INDIA" and planning to attend event. Could you please advise as to the SEU's earned here would fall in which Category for the CSP Eligibility.

    Thanks for your support in responding to all of our queries...!!

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    1. Hi Anil, You can claim those SEUs for CSP process. But you can even complete CSPO in same amount so basically you will have dual advantage in that case CSPO and CSP :)

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  35. Hi Naveen, please advise if I can claim seus for prince certification.

    Thanks

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    1. You can't as it has nothing to do with Agile and Scrum.

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  36. Hi Naveen..Thanks for the proactive measure to guide all CSP aspirants..Appreciate the effort.. Q1 : You advised to read 3 books to earn 15 points..How to get the ebook / hardcopy to gain 15 points..i'm not clear on the path.Please help.

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    1. Hi Parthi, You should buy these books online from Amazon etc. One hour reading equal one SEUs. Max Scrum Alliance approves in this category is 15. You may claim more than 15 but will get approval for 15 only.

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  37. Hi Naveen,
    Thanks for such nice information..I have one question... I have completed one course on Devops Culture (Agile Principles applicable to DevOps) on Frescoplay for 150 mins can I included that in F category as 2 SEUs.

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  38. Hi Naveen,

    Thanks a lot for the information.Please let me know how to attend webinars mentioned in category F.

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  39. Check below site

    https://www.versionone.com/agilelive/
    https://www.cprime.com/product-category/webinars/

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  40. Hi Naveen,

    I have done Safe Agilist certification. Under which cateogry would I claim 15 SEUs? will it be C4?

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  41. Claim under C1 because Safe Agilist is training outside Scrum Alliance

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  42. Hi, I have 60 SEU from CSM, CSPO, Safe training and reading books. Can you please advice how I can get the remaining 10 SEU in December 2017.

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    1. Send mail to me on naveenhome@gmail.com with your current location

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  43. Hi Naveen,
    Thank you for your blog. Very informative indeed !!
    I am CSM, CSPO, SAFe 4 Agilist. This makes for 16(Cat-B) + 16 (Cat- B) + 15 (Cat-C) = 47 SEUs. In between, I did a DevOps certification training program from Edureka (7 classes for 2 hours each) followed by six regular assignments and a certification assignment. Can I include these hours and claim for SEUs in Cat- F ? If yes, how many SEUs do you suggest me to claim ? I have also added 1 SEU for each of the Scrum Alliance community Webinars. I have included 4 SEUs (presented by CTCs) in Cat- B and by others (4 SEUs) in Cat-F. In Cat - E, I have claimed 15 SEUs (reading Agile book (8 SEUs), presentation time, independent learning and so on. Any further guidance from you and I will be extremely thankful to you.

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