The Product Owner represents the interests of the stakeholder community to the Scrum Team. The Product Owner is responsible for ensuring clear communication of product or service functionality requirements to the Scrum Team, defining Acceptance Criteria, and ensuring those criteria are met. The Product Owner must always maintain a dual view. He or she must understand and support the needs and interests of all stakeholders, while also understanding the needs and workings of the Scrum Team.
Applicants will be awarded the Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC™) certificate by SCRUMstudy upon successfully passing the certification exam.
|Certification||Prerequisite Experience||Prerequisite Education||Target Audience||Cost of Exam||RCUs required for maintaining certification *||RCUs offered **||Current Pass Rate (%)***|
|SPOC™||Nil||Preferably SDC™ (or) SMC™ certified professional||Anyone who interfaces with business stakeholders or works as a Product Owner in a Scrum project.||USD
|40 Recertification units every 3 years.||40||93|
*Recertification units (RCUs) required to maintain the certification
**RCUs earned can be used towards recertification requirement for other earned VMEdu certifications. More
***Pass Rate for the SPOC™ examination indicates the percentage of candidates passing the exam in the first attempt who attempted all the questions.
- Multiple choice
- 140 questions per exam
- No negative marks for wrong answers
- 180 minutes duration
- Proctored online exam.
- Current pass rate: 93%
This certification is for anyone who interfaces with stakeholders or works as a Product Owner in a Scrum Team.
There is no formal prerequisite for this certification. However, SDC™ or SMC™ Certified professionals will be able to better understand the concepts required for this certification exam. It is also highly recommended to attend a 2-day SPOC™ classroom training provided by a SCRUMstudy approved Authorized Training Partner (A.T.P.)
How to Apply
To maintain the certification status, Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC™) professional will need to earn 40 re-certification credits every 3 years.