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MSP Practitioner (5th Edition) Online


This product really is like nothing you have ever seen! It is a stand-alone e-learning course that allows those that have passed MSP 5th Edition Foundation to complete the MSP 5th Edition Practitioner level qualification without having to enter the classroom!

Managing Successful Programmes is a framework for successfully delivering large-scale, transformational change through a dossier of related projects and related activities.

This accredited elearning helps prepare you for the Practitioner examination which is intended to assess whether you can demonstrate sufficient ability to apply and tailor the MSP framework.


This learning will take approximately 24 hours to complete.


This course would be suitable for:

  • Programme managers and aspiring programme managers
  • Project managers/senior project managers
  • Business change managers
  • Other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including project board members (e.g. executive), project assurance, and project support
  • Operational line managers/staff (e.g. process owners) operating within a programme environment
  • Portfolio management staff
  • Specialist programme staff

What's Included

  • 12 months’ online access to our accredited MSP 5th Edition Practitioner course
  • Full tutor support
  • The cost of the MSP 5th Edition Practitioner examination (must be taken online via remote proctor within 12 months of purchase)

Optional extra

  • The MSP 5th Edition official manual

Important: Please note you will require a copy of the official MSP 5th Edition manual for the MSP 5th Edition Practitioner exam. This is not included in the cost of the learning but is available to purchase as an optional extra.

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More Information


You must hold the MSP 5th Edition Foundation qualification in order to satisfy the prerequisite requirement for the MSP 5th Edition Practitioner exam. Delegates who hold MSP Foundation 4th Edition will not be permitted to sit the MSP Practitioner 5th Edition exam. If you hold the MSP 4th Edition Foundation qualification you must take the MSP 4th Edition Practitioner exam.


By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Understand how to apply the MSP principles in context
  • Understand how to apply and tailor relevant aspects of the MSP themes in context
  • Understand how to apply and tailor relevant aspects of the MSP processes in context


  • Introduction
  • MSP principles
  • MSP themes – Introduction and organization theme
  • MSP themes – Design theme
  • MSP themes – Justification theme
  • MSP themes – Structure theme
  • MSP themes – Knowledge theme
  • MSP themes – Assurance theme
  • MSP themes – Decision theme
  • Identify the programme
  • Design the outcomes
  • Plan progressive delivery
  • Deliver the capabilities
  • Embed the outcomes
  • Evaluate new information
  • Exam simulator


The MSP 5th Edition Practitioner exam is taken online via remote proctor. For more information about taking your exam and to check the technical requirements please see below.


  • Open book (Only the MSP 5th Edition manual is permitted)
  • 60% pass mark (42/70)
  • 150-minute duration
  • Multiple choice


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


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.

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