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MSP Foundation & Practitioner Weekend

This MSP® Foundation and Practitioner weekend training course is an intensive 4 day course that includes

  • MSP Foundation courses and examaination
  • MSP Practitioner examination prepration and exam 

It is designed to maximise the delegates’ potential in the MSP® training environment. Please note that ether is 15 hours of study prior to the course start


Whats Included

  • Official Course Manual
  • Pre-course material
  • Accredited course with accredited industry-leading trainer
  • Best quality industry-leading course materials
  • MSP® Foundation and Practitioner Examination fees and Certificate
  • Refreshments

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Learning Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the facts, terms and concepts relating to each theme
  • Understand how each governance theme relates to the principles
  • Understand the approach to the treatment of each governance theme
  • Appreciate how each governance theme is applied throughout the transformational flow
  • Understand the responsibilities involved in each governance theme
  • Apply and tailor the relevant aspects of each governance theme to a given scenario
  • Identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of each governance theme in a given scenario


You should ideally have experience of managing or working in programmes prior to attending.

Knowledge of the PRINCE2 project management method is advantageous but by no means mandatory.

Some exposure to a project management method will aid understanding of how the programme works with these projects.

Course Content

Course Structure

The MSP® Foundation and Practitioner 5 day course follows a two part structure.

The first part of the course involve familiarisation with the content of the MSP® manual, preparing for the Foundation examination.

Following successful completion of the Foundation examination, delegates will spend one day preparing for the MSP® Practitioner examination, sitting this examination on the final day of the course.

Course Content

The MSP® Programme Management course covers the following topics:

  • Principles of MSP®
  • Governance Theme
  • Organisation
  • Vision
  • Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Benefit Realisation Management
  • Blueprint design and delivery
  • Planning and Control
  • The Business Case
  • Risk management and issue resolution
  • Quality management
  • Transformational Flow Overview
  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Managing the Tranches
  • Delivering the Capability
  • Realising the Benefits
  • Closing a programme
  • Tailoring MSP® to the programme environment

Exams & Certification

MSP® Foundation Examination

Multiple choice examination, 75 questions per paper with 1 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. Please note that success in the Foundation examination is a prerequisite for that candidate to move forward to the Practitioner examination.

MSP® Practitioner Examination

An 80 question Objective Test Examination with a pass mark of 40 out of 80. Open Book with the Official Course Manual only allowed with a duration of 2 hours. Success in this examination indicates that the candidate could apply MSP® to the running and managing of a non-complex programmes. MSP® Practitioner status should be Re-Registered every 3 to 5 years via the MSP® Re-Registration examination.

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