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MSP 5th Edition Foundation Online with Exam Guarantee

Overview

Please note that this course is aligned to MSP 5th Edition Foundation. 

Managing Successful Programmes is a framework for successfully delivering large-scale, transformational change through a dossier of related projects and related activities. It is proven best-practice programme management that helps to make change ‘stick’.

Whilst not being prescriptive, it is flexible to the needs of local circumstances. It provides an adaptable route to facilitating change and reaches its ultimate objectives by bringing together the key elements of governance themes, together with transformational flow processes, all underpinned by common sense principles to enable success.

  • MSP e-learning is a cheap and effective way to gain your MSP certification
  • This product contains some of the most interactive, well-structured, interesting MSP computer-based training in the world

Truly effective training

Results of MSP distance learning are recorded and available for tracking. E-learning is easily accessible, time-efficient and should require minimal instructor involvement. Training is also provided at remote sites to avoid high travel costs.

Reduced learning time

Proven by more than 30 studies, interactive e-learning reduces learning time as much as 50 percent. The combination of interactive visuals and audio explanation delivers information in an easily understood format.

Reduced cost

  • The primary costs of multimedia learning are one-time costs
  • The cost per student for e-learning is reduced as more students use the same multimedia training programme
  • Average e-learning time decreases giving a quick return on investment
  • Students learn more, increasing productivity and effectiveness
  • Most students prefer interactive e-learning to other training methods

Instructional consistency

Computer-based instruction is delivered in a consistently reliable fashion that does not vary in quality from class to class or topic to topic.

Increased retention

The process of interaction with the content rich e-learning material provides a strong learning reinforcement that significantly increases content retention.

Increased motivation

Our interactive distance learning systems provide a level of responsive feedback and individual involvement that has proved to be highly motivating.

Enjoy interactive learning

The one-on-one nature of our CBT systems help students take greater control and hence responsibility for their own learning process.

Cope easily with increasing demand

Today, there are usually fewer training department personnel to train an ever-larger number of employees.

Automatic student data and reporting

All our courses automate the tracking of student records and reporting of information.

Proof of training

The e-learning courses use an admin module to deliver and administer the training and keep track of each student's use of the material. Also, by having evidence that learning occurred, students can use this as a 'record of achievement' with optional certification available.

TARGET AUDIENCE

The course is aimed at anyone who aims wants to achieve the MSP Foundation-level qualification.

  • Newly appointed programme managers who may have a background in managing projects but have not previously operated in a transformational change environment
  • Senior managers who will ‘sponsor’ the change, or perhaps be held accountable for its success
  • Operational managers charged with embedding the change in their area
  • Operational staff undertaking a role in the programme or related projects
  • Programme office staff (PMO) wishing to build upon their project management knowledge
  • Experienced project managers
  • Those seeking a professional qualification in programme management.

What's Included

MATERIALS

  • 12 months online access to the accredited MSP Foundation course
  • Full tutor support plus many additional materials to help put MSP into practice
  • MSP Foundation mock exam revision tool
  • MSP Process 
  • Online exam with remote invigilation

DURATION OF ACCESS

12 months online access to the accredited MSP Foundation course

TUTOR SUPPORT

All of our courses come with full tutor support, we can provide you with contact details of a qualified tutor in your subject area who will be happy to help with any questions you may have on the training.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

Please contact us at the time of booking should you wish to purchase a manual.

MSP Foundation online demo

More Information

WHAT'S COVERED?

Course introduction

  • Course objectives
  • What is MSP?
  • The MSP examination requirements

Introduction to programme management

  • Changing vs running the business
  • Difference between programmes and projects
  • The programme environment
  • Drivers for change
  • Types of programme
  • When to use a programme approach

Processes and programme information

  • Sequence of processes in the programme lifecycle (‘transformational flow’)
  • Key inputs and outputs of each process
  • Purpose of each process
  • Key activities associated with each process

Programme organisation

  • Differences between leadership and management
  • Typical programme organisation structures
  • Key responsibilities and attributes of the key programme roles
  • Functions of a programme office

Leadership and stakeholder engagement

  • Stakeholder management vs engagement
  • Stakeholder analysis - interests and influence
  • Stakeholder engagement strategy
  • Programme communications plan

Planning and control

  • Development of a programme plan and projects dossier
  • Tranches vs workstreams
  • Dependency types and priorities
  • Controlling projects and transition
  • Resource management
  • Monitoring and control strategy

The business case

  • Programme mandate and the outline business case
  • Business case in the transformational flow
  • Elements of the business case
  • Areas of focus of the key MSP roles

Benefits management

  • Importance to programme management
  • The benefits management cycle
  • Benefits identification and categorisation
  • Benefit mapping and profiling
  • Benefits management strategy and realisation plan 
  • Areas of focus

Vision

  • Vision statement development
  • Characteristics of a good vision statement
  • Areas of focus

Blueprint design and delivery

  • The POTI model
  • Intermediate and final future states
  • Areas of focus

Risk and issue management

  • Purpose of risk management strategy and issue management strategy
  • Risk management cycle
  • Programme and project level risk escalation
  • Issue management cycle
  • Configuration management
  • Change control
  • Areas of focus

Quality and assurance management

  • Quality versus assurance
  • Scope of programme quality
  • Integrated assurance principles
  • Assurance management techniques

Mock exam simulator

  • Randomised MSP Foundation level exam questions

EXAM FORMAT

  • Multiple choice 
  • 75 questions per paper with one mark available per question 
  • 5 questions to be trial and not counted in scores 
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) – 50%
  • 60 minutes duration
  • Closed book 

HOW YOU TAKE YOUR EXAM

You can take your exam via an online proctor.

Accredited MSP® training is provided by ILX Group plc - London, accredited by PeopleCert. 

The remote web proctor solution allows you to take your exams online, using a webcam, microphone and a stable internet connection. You can schedule your exam in advance, at a date and time of your choice. At the agreed time you will connect with a proctor who will invigilate your exam live.

Before you take the exam

It is your responsibility to ensure you have the correct technical setup before taking your exam. Each of these examining bodies provide different guidance for what's needed, so please check the information under the relevant tab below. You can then test your system before booking your exam.

On the day of the exam, please ensure:

  • You have the required ID available to show the proctor
  • Where applicable provide evidence of any required pre-requisites
  • You are the only person in the room throughout the exam session
  • There is no background noise in the room
  • There is adequate light in the room, but no direct light towards the web camera
  • Your desk is clean

Availability

Exams can be taken 24 hours a day, seven days a week. During your exam, you will be connected to a live person who will be there to guide you through the process and assist with any technical issues.

When will I receive my exam results?

Peoplecert: A preliminary result will be displayed on screen once you have finished your exam. The official results of your test are issued within 2 business days from the date of the exam. If you pass the exam, along with the official results, you will also receive an e-certificate. Both the official results and the e-certificate will be uploaded to your Peoplecert account.

Peoplecert offers its own remote online exam proctoring service. It is your responsibility to check you have the system capability to run the exam. Prior to the exam taking place please ensure you:

Disable any virtualisation software such as VMware, Virtual PC, VirtualBox or Sandbox during the exam. For exam security reasons, the exam shield cannot run through any virtualization software. You should also close any applications that might affect the exam process, such as web browsers, chat, desktop sharing and mail clients applications.

Ensure that your computer meets the following system requirements:

For Windows

  • Windows® 10, Windows® 8.1, Windows® 8, Windows® 7
  • Dual-core 2.4GHz CPU or faster with 2GB of RAM (recommended)
  • Active Full-Time/Broadband internet connection of at least 4Mbps
  • 16-bit monitor (at least 15") with screen resolution 1024 x 768 or higher
  • Speakers and microphone (the use of headsets is only allowed during onboarding)
  • Keyboard and mouse or other pointing device
  • A single web camera (embedded or external) you can rotate

For Mac

  • macOS Yosemite (10.10), El Capitan (10.11), Sierra (10.12) or High Sierra (10.13)
  • Mac compatible web camera and microphone (for Mac Mini and Mac Pro)
  • Active Full-Time/Broadband internet connection of at least 4Mbps
  • Keyboard and mouse or any other pointing device
  • Speakers and microphone (the use of headsets is only allowed during onboarding)

Peoplecert also provide online proctored exam candidate guides. For the macOS guide click here. For the windows guide click here.

Exam Guarantee

We're so confident that you'll pass your Foundation exam first time that we offer an Exam Guarantee for this Foundation e-learning course. If you don't pass, then we will allow you take the exam a second time, at no extra cost, as long as it is within three months of taking your original exam.

Are there any conditions related to the Exam Guarantee?

Provided that you have completed the e-learning in full and that you have passed the exam simulator with a pass mark of 80%, you will be entitled to a free resit. You will have been advised whether you have passed or failed the exam simulator at the time of taking, as it is included within your e-learning. If you're not sure, don't worry, contact us and we will be happy to check for you.

If I need to use my Exam Guarantee or I have any further questions, who should I contact?

Please email us and we will be happy to assist you.

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