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MoP® Certification Training Course - Management of Portfolios Principles, Practices, and Procedures

The Management of Portfolios MoP® certification training course is a professional certificate for portfolio management (Principles, Practices, and Procedures).

The MoP course provides advice & examples of how to apply principles, practices, and techniques that help optimize an organization’s investment in change alongside its Business as Usual (BAU) work.

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What is Expected from this MoP® Certification Training Course?

MoP® is closely aligned with PRINCE2 and MSP. It helps senior executives and decision-makers to understand how portfolio management can maximize return on investment, and start and sustain transformation.

MoP® (Management of Portfolios) is comprised of principles, techniques, and practices that will assist your organization in the successful adoption of portfolio management.

MoP Foundation

  • The purpose of the Foundation certification is to confirm that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding to work as an informed member of a Portfolio Office or in a range of portfolio management roles.

MoP Practitioner

  • The Practitioner certification allows you to demonstrate an understanding of how to apply and tailor the MoP guidance and to analyze portfolio data, documentation, and roles in relation to a practical context.
  • You will be able to advise on the implementation of appropriate practices and techniques and apply the method to a live portfolio.

Who Should Go For the Management of Portfolios Course?

The Management of Portfolios MoP® course is aimed at those involved in a range of formal & informal portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision-making, project and program delivery, and benefits realization. It is relevant to all those involved in the selection and delivery of business change initiatives including:

  • Members of Management Boards and Directors of Change
  • Senior Responsible Owners (sros)
  • Portfolio, Programme, Project, Business Change, and Benefits managers
  • Business case writers and
  • Project appraisers


Online Training For MoP® Certification:

  • 5 Days
  • Exam Simulation
  • Group Activity (Break-out Session) after each lesson
  • Practice Test
  • Access to additional References – Glossary/ Recommended Reading/ Syllabus
  • Material language will be in English

MoP® Certification Exam Prerequisite


  • None


To take the MoP Practitioner examination, you must hold a current MoP Foundation certificate.


MoP® Exam Format


  • Multiple choice examination questions
  • 50 questions per paper
  • 25 marks required to pass (out of 50 available) - 50%
  • 40 minutes’ duration
  • Closed book.


  • Objective testing format
  • Four questions per paper with 20 marks available per question - all question items will be worth one mark, making the total number of marks available per paper 80
  • 40 marks required (out of 80 available) to pass - 50%.
  • Open book exam. Candidates may use the official printed hard copy of the Management of Portfolios guide. The manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed.

MoP® Certifications

You must pass the Foundation exam before the Portfolio Management Practitioner exam, either on the same day or separately. If you have previously passed the Foundation exam, you qualify to sit the Practitioner exam without needing to re-sit the Foundation.

If you sit the Portfolio Management Foundation exam only, and pass, you will receive a Foundation examination certificate. However, if you sit both the Management of Portfolios Foundation and Practitioner exams on the same day, and pass both, you will receive a Practitioner examination certificate only.

Course Outline

  • Introduction about portfolio management
  • Portfolio management definitions
  • The portfolio management model
  • The benefits of portfolio management
  • Portfolio management misconceptions
  • Portfolio management and strategic and business planning
  • Portfolio management and budgeting and resource allocation
  • Portfolio management and program and project management
  • Portfolio management and performance management
  • Portfolio management and corporate governance
  • Portfolio management and corporate functions
  • Introducing the portfolio management principles
  • Portfolio management principle 1: senior management commitment
  • Portfolio management principle 2: governance alignment
  • Portfolio management principle 3: strategy alignment
  • Portfolio management principle 4: portfolio office
  • Portfolio management principle 5: energized change culture
  • Introduction to the portfolio management cycles
  • Why do organizations implement portfolio management?
  • If there is no defined start, how should portfolio management be implemented?
  • Planned vs Ad-hoc Approaches
  • How is progress sustained?
  • Why do organizational energy link the portfolio management cycles?
  • portfolio management cycles
  • Portfolio definition cycle
  • Portfolio delivery cycle
  • Portfolio management practice 1: understand
  • Portfolio management practice 2: categorize
  • Portfolio management practice 3: prioritize
  • Portfolio management practice 4: balance
  • Portfolio management practice 5: plan
  • Portfolio management practice 6: management control
  • Portfolio management practice 7: benefits management
  • Portfolio management practice 8: financial management
  • Portfolio management practice 9: risk management
  • Portfolio management practice 10: stakeholder engagement
  • Portfolio management practice 11: organizational governance
  • Portfolio management practice 12: resource management


Generally Yes. But you always get confirmation of the session's date one week before the selected date, and based on that, communication is established with the registered participants.

No, there is no prerequisites for this course.


Yes, it is accredited from PeopleCert on behalf of Axelos.




This course is available only for online.



  • Foundation: 40 minutes duration
  • Practitioner: 3 Hours



Exam results will be announced within 2 business days after the candidate’s answers are officially submitted to us by the exam supervisor. In case you have received an email from PeopleCert informing you that there are pending actions from your side, please make sure that you complete the actions for the exam results to be issued.


Passing Criteria is 50%.


Yes, you can retake it. PeopleCert offers the Take2exam re-sit service at an affordable price

  • You can purchase it along with the exam.
  • If you succeeded, TAKE2 fees is nonrefundable.
  • If you failed, you could take another chance using TAKE2.

Rescheduling an online exam up to 48 hours before its start time is free. For more details about exam scheduling and rescheduling, please review PeopleCert's FAQs.




Yes, you can get your hard copy Certificate. You need to order your hard copies through the PeopleCert Account with standard or courier delivery.


The dispatch and delivery times are below:

Standard Delivery (dispatched within 3-5 business days)

  • 4-6 weeks - Europe
  • 6-8 weeks - Rest of the world (exc. Europe)

Courier Delivery (dispatched within 1-2 business days)

  • Delivered in up to 5 business days

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Online classes are delivered using our Learning Management System (LMS). We provide access to pre-course reading, pre-post assessment, chapter exercises, practice test, case studies and to additional references Glossary/Recommended Reading in our LMS.


Yes, there are group activities after each lesson where you can interact with other online students.


Yes. All candidates who acquired PeopleCert’s certifications will need to renew them within three years of their original certificate dates.  

Please check the examples listed below: 

  • If certified before 30 June 2020: your certification will be valid until 1 July 2023 to renew your certificate, regardless of the original acquired date. 
  • If certified after June 2020: your certification(s) shall be renewed within 3 years of the original acquired date. 

From 15 January 2023, you have renewal paths available as listed below: 

  • Retake the same exam: you can renew your certification by re-taking your original exam before the renewal date. 
  • Take further courses and certifications: you can renew your certification by attending another course and taking an exam within the same product package before the renewal date. 

Please note that candidates who do not renew their certifications will still be included on the Successful Candidates Register (SCR) and the Candidate Verification Service (CVS). 

However, a note will be added to their record to indicate that their certification needs to be renewed to align with current certification requirements. 


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