Getting certified as a Scrum Master or a Product Owner shows some commitment to the cause of becoming better at Agile practices and methods, as well as demonstrating some of that knowledge to your perspective employer or external Recruiter who is screening you among other candidates for the interview. So while certifications certainly serve their purpose and help you at least “not look worse” than the next job applicant, some of them are ridiculously overpriced while not reflecting any particular edge of yours over someone who took a different exam, that was much cheaper, and made them go through a much harder online test.

In this video I’m quickly reviewing a few of the most known Agile/Scrum certifications available on the market (at the time of recording), making my simple suggestions as to which one you should pursue, while remaining realistic about how that certification affects your chances of employment.