The exam is “open book” which means that you are allowed to refer to your notes and documentation whilst you take it. The exam has two sections. In the first section you will be asked a series of short questions that test your knowledge across the entire Certified CSM Professional syllabus. In the second section you will be asked a smaller number of longer and more detailed questions that are based upon scenarios that you will be asked to read. These questions will test your ability to apply your knowledge in real world situations. Total time for both parts of the exam is one hour, so you cannot rely on looking up all the answers because you will not have time!