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ScrumMaster Certification Training
Las Vegas, NV - February 16-17, 2006

For more information about the Certified ScrumMaster course, please see our Certified ScrumMaster course page.

Course Location and Logistics

The course will be held at the Tropicana Hotel, which is located on The Strip at the corner of Las Vegas Blvd. and Tropicana Ave. across from the MGM Grand, Excalibur and New York, New York. You can see the location of the Tropicana at http://www.tropicanalv.com/location.asp.

The course will be held from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM each day. Please be on time (we will learn about the Scrum tradition of paying a dollar for being late ;-). You must attend the entire course in order to receive your certification.

Travel and Accommodations

If you have not yet booked your travel arrangements, you should do so immediately. We recommend that you arrive on Wednesday, February 15, to give yourself adequate rest and ensure that you will attend the entire course. If you plan to depart on Friday, please book your flight so that you can remain for the full course duration.

Air travel goes through McCarran International Airport (LAS). Most major airlines fly into Las Vegas, including many international flights. Both America West and Southwest Airlines use Las Vegas as a hub and both offer reasonable airfares from most US locations.

There are many shuttles that run on 5-10 minute intervals from the airport to the hotels on The Strip for about $7 per person. Since all the major hotels are within walking distance of the each other, and everything else is a short taxi ride away, you probably won't even need a rental car (also keep in mind the hotels will charge for parking).

You are not required to stay at the Tropicana, however they offer some of the better rates on The Strip starting at $46 per night on Wednesday, February 15, and Thursday, February 16. As with all Las Vegas hotels, the weekend rates are higher, so if you plan to stay on Friday night expect a rate of around $120. As of Wednesday, February 1, there are rooms available for all nights.

To book a room at the Tropicana:

  • Go to http://www.tropicanalv.com/.
  • In the upper part of the page, there are entry fields for the date, nights and occupants. Select February 15, 2006 for the date, 2 or 3 nights and the appropriate number of people. Click Go and wait for the Rates & Availability page to come up.
  • The Rates & Availability page comes up next. The first boxed item in the list is "Garden Area Standard". The price should be listed as $45.95 per night for Wednesday and Thursday, and $119.95 for Friday.
  • You can book the room right there on the web site.

Many other hotels on or near The Strip offer reasonable room rates starting around $70 per night, and many seem to have availability for February 15 to 18. Please note that weekend rates are typically higher, so if you plan to stay past Friday you should expect higher rates.

Course Fees and Payments

The cost of the course is USD $1,200. You are responsible for your travel arrangements and expenses. To complete your registration, we require pre-payment of the course fee. We must receive your payment by February 7th. Once we have received your payment, your course registration is non-refundable.

You are not required to pay by the method you chose when you first registered for the course. You may pay by any of the following methods, provided you can pre-pay for the course by February 7th:

  • Credit card (MasterCard, Visa or American Express).
  • Personal or company check.
  • A bank draft.
  • Through a company purchase order.

If you are paying by company check, personal check, or bank draft please make the check or draft payable to Agile Logic, Inc. Mail it to us so that it arrives by the payment deadline, to:
    Agile Logic
    1519 E. Chapman Ave. #254
    Fullerton, CA, USA, 92831.

If you are paying with a company check or bank draft, we suggest that you contact your accounts payable department to arrange to have a check ready as soon as possible. If your company requires additional information from Agile Logic in order to process a company check, please have them contact Agile Logic as soon as possible (contact information is below).

We can accept payments via MasterCard, Visa and American Express cards. We will only accept credit card payment by phone. To submit a credit card payment, you can:

  • Call Agile Logic at (866) 642-4453 or (714) 577-5795 during our business hours from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM PST, Monday through Friday. We will ask for your credit card details.
  • If you leave us a message, please let us know a time and phone number when we can return your call.
  • You can also send us an email letting us know a time and phone number when we can call you. We do not recommend sending us credit card details by email.

If you have any questions about credit card payments, please call or email us.

If your company requires a purchase order and invoice for payment, it is imperative that you make the arrangements now!. We must receive payment prior to the class. In some cases, your company must set up Agile Logic as a vendor, and this process can take a week or two. Please have your purchasing department contact Agile Logic as soon as possible to begin this process (contact information is below).

If you have any special payment requirements, please contact us as soon as possible.

Preparing for the Course

Prior to the course, we recommend that you at least skim through the two Scrum texts, "Agile Software Development with Scrum" by Ken Schwaber and Mike Beedle, and "Agile Project Management with Scrum" by Ken Schwaber. We also recommend subscribing to the "scrumdevelopment" Yahoo! Group, which can be found at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/scrumdevelopment/. Read along with the discussion for a bit to gain some insights into the issues of interest to the Scrum community today.

Questions?

We are very much looking forward to meeting all of you in Las Vegas on February 16th! If you have any questions, please feel free to send an email to csm@agilelogic.com, or call us toll free at (866) 64-AGILE or (714) 577-5795.

This course is closed.