SOURCE: Simplilearn Americas LLC

March 09, 2016 08:00 ET

Simplilearn & EXIN Partner to Bring Live Online Gamified Training to Prepare Next-Gen Scrum Masters

Simplilearn's Agile Scrum Master (ASM®) Certification Becomes the First Digital Training Platform in the Industry

SCOTTS VALLEY, CA--(Marketwired - March 09, 2016) - Simplilearn, the world's largest provider of professional certification courses, today announces its partnership with EXIN, the global independent certification institute for ICT-professionals, to launch the industry's first digital training in Agile Scrum Master (ASM®). Simplilearn is providing training on agile and scrum concepts through live online instructor led training with Gamified sessions to drive high interactivity among learners.

As over 41.5 project management jobs are likely to be created by 2020, Scrum is the future of project management professionals. Together with EXIN, who is providing the accreditation, Simplilearn has designed the course that provides learners an immersive experience on the SCRUM Master philosophy, delivering the highest of value to all aspiring professionals. With more than 240,000 Scrum jobs in the United States alone, the online Agile Scrum Master course will provide a more accessible and affordable opportunity for aspiring students and workers alike.

"Simplilearn has partnered with EXIN, the global SCRUM accreditor, to bring our gamification course model to life," said Michael Stebbins, Head of US Operations for Simplilearn. "We aimed to address the practical concerns of our learners, such as their limited time to study and geographically-spread teams, designing an intensive course that delivers fast-paced and on-demand SCRUM education and certification. Certification benefits aside, this course will help Agile professionals learn how to manage modern day business challenges that occur in geographically-spread teams."

Scrum Master Courses have traditionally been taught by trainers globally in a physical classroom setting, namely because of the hands-on nature of the program -- naturally optimized for teams operating in the same geographic location. With more dispersion amongst teams in the modern day business setting, Simplilearn's online offering was built to accommodate both local and geographically-spread teams, using live online group activities/games.

"Simplilearn has become the first training provider to deliver EXIN Agile Scrum Master Training through an online, instructor-led training model," Robert-Jan Willemsen, Chief Commercial Officer at EXIN, commented. "This approach will add great value to all Agile aspirants and we are confident that Simplilearn will continue to be an important strategic partner in moving forward."

With its unique product proposition, every student will gain access to attend multiple batches of the instructor-led training over a 90 day period for the same fee, and the ability to re-attend an unclear session -- ensuring a high level of conceptual clarity. The Scrum Master course comes with three games/case studies and 2 projects.

To see a demo of the Scrum Master offering, visit Simplilearn's YouTube channel here.

About Simplilearn
Ranked in the top 10 most influential education brands by LinkedIn, Simplilearn is the world's largest provider of short-term certification courses that addresses unique learning needs of working professionals. Courses include a variety of topics in the business, technology and design fields, spanning PMP, Big Data, Digital Marketing, Data Science, Cloud Computing and many more. With over 400 courses offered, Simplilearn has trained more than 500,000 professionals since its inception in April 2010. With its footprint in over 150 countries, Simplilearn's patrons are assured of up-skilling and re-skilling themselves for faster and surer career growth. Simplilearn's course contents are recognized by more than 40 global accreditors, including PMI, OMCP, Axelos, Scrum Alliance, Peoplecert, and The Open Group.

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About EXIN
EXIN strives to help businesses and individuals reach success. As an ICT Competence Partner, EXIN supports lifelong learning. With the understanding that the world around is changing constantly, EXIN promotes simultaneous change in the way we work, learn and develop.

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