Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC)

Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC)


Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC™) certification exam is designed to confirm applicants practical and working knowledge of Scrum that equips them to handle the business aspects and stakeholders in a Scrum environment.

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.

Course Overview
  • 140 multiple choice questions.
  • 180 minutes duration.
  • Proctored online exam.
  • One mark awarded for every right answer.
  • No negative marks for wrong answers.
  • Current Pass Rate: 93%.
  • e-Certificate.
  • Videos, Case Studies.
  • E-copy of SBOK Guide.
  • Important terms and concepts.
  • VMEdu Mobile App.
Exam Format
  • Multiple choice
  • 140 questions per exam
  • One mark awarded for every right answer.
  • No negative marks for wrong answers
  • 180 minutes duration
  • Proctored online exam.
  • Current pass rate: 93%
Audience Profile

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.

Course Outline

1. Agile and Scrum Overview

1.1. What is Agile?

1.2. Why use Agile?

1.3. The Agile Manifesto

1.4. Principles of the Agile Manifesto

1.5. Agile Methods

1.6. Other Agile Methods

1.7. Scrum Overview

1.8. Scrum Summary

2. Scrum Roles

2.1. Scrum Roles

2.2. The Product Owner

2.3. The Scrum Team

2.4. The Scrum Master

2.5. Advantages of Cross-functional Teams

3. Planning in Scrum

3.1. Scrum Flow

3.2. Requirements in Scrum

3.3. Prioritizing the Product Backlog

3.4. Adaptive Project Management

3.5. Scrum Planning

3.6. User Stories

3.7. The Concept of Persona

3.8. Acceptance Criteria

3.9. Generic Done Criteria

3.10. Criteria for a Good User Story

3.11. Estimation

3.12. Importance of Value

3.13. Risk Burndown Graphics

3.14. Scrum Board

4. Sprint Planning

4.1. Sprints (from Product Onwer’s point of view)

4.2. Sprint Planning Meeting

4.3. Planning Game

4.4. Task Estimation

4.5. The Sprint Backlog

5. Implementation of Scrum

5.1. Daily Stand-up Meeting

5.2. Sprint Review Meeting

5.3. Sprint Retrospective Meeting

5.4. Product Backlog Grooming

6. Scrum for Large Projects

6.1. Scrum for Large Projects

6.2. The Chief Product Owner

6.3. Distributed teams in Scrum

6.4. Transition to Scrum

6.5. Mapping Traditional Roles to Scrum

6.6. Maintaining Stakeholder Involvement

Reference book

A Guide to Scrum Body of Knowledge (SBOK™ Guide) by SCRUMstudy.

Maintaining Certification

To maintain the certification status, Scrum Product Owner Certified (SPOC™) professional will need to earn 40 re-certification credits every 3 years.

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