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MSP® Certification Training Course - Managing Successful Programmes

MSP or Managing Successful Programmes explains how to moderate multiple projects inside organizations worldwide. The MSP methodology aims at following the strategic objectives of companies.

In the MSP course, you'll learn the needed qualifications that empower you in leading your organizational programs. You'll get a holistic vision to achieve the strategic goals in multiple projects. Hence, MSP-certified professionals can effectively envision programs realistically.

Deliver change and align each project with business strategies by studying the best practices of MSP foundation certification.

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5 Days


35 Hours

Nearest Session

11 Aug 2024



This course includes:

  • Interactive Training Method
  • 100+ Practice Questions
  • Certified Trainer
  • Convenient Delivery Option
  • 24/7 Learner Support
  • Content Designed by Industry Experts
  • One Year Subscription

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What Should You Expect From This MSP Course?

MSP - Managing Successful Programmes – in the 5th edition is an established best practice program management framework, designed to align programs and projects to organizational strategy and enable enterprise agility. MSP focuses on the delivery of outcomes of benefits while mitigating risk and actively engaging stakeholders. 

MSP consists of principles, themes, and processes that provide a clear roadmap for the program lifecycle, including more prominent, more strategic, complex, or multiple projects. 

By the end of this course, you will obtain the below objectives: 

  • Understanding the relevant definitions related to project management 
  • Recalling the definition of programs in MSP methodology and enterprise agility. 
  • Examining the common reasons why program management is crucial 
  • Describing the program environment and the challenges MSP is about to address 
  • Understanding key characteristics of a successful program principles 
  • Utilizing the governance themes to make the right decisions in terms of leadership and organizational structures 
  • Providing processes of the program lifecycle to employ the right capabilities and deliver the strategic outcomes 

MSP Foundation 

MSP Foundation: this level tackles the fundamentals of the MSP framework and technicalities. It focuses on giving you a full understanding of MSP methodologies and how to apply them within your day-to-day work. 

MSP Practitioner 

MSP Practitioner: this level tackles you to a more in-depth stage. You can implement what you understand on MSP Foundation on scenario-based questions.  

The practitioner level opens your eyes to more analytical tools and strategic practices as a successful program manager. 

Who Should Go For This MSP Course?

  • Senior Project Managers
  • Executives working in a program office
  • Business Change Managers
  • Program and project delivery team members who should understand MSP guidance
  • Individuals interested to work more effectively in large-scale projects or program environments

What are the Acquired Skills of This MSP Course?

  • Building holistic vision when planning for programmes 
  • Improving the decision-making skills in fast-changing nature organizations 
  • Enhancing the strategic thinking  
  • Understanding various program themes 
  • Responding to social expectations and changes  
  • Understanding key concepts that fall under enterprise agility 
  • Utilize scarce resources in each tranche to obtain the utmost benefit across the organization's processes 

Online Training Of MSP Certification:

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

MSP Project Management Exam Prerequisite 


  • No specific requirements are needed. Yet, it’s preferable to be aware of the project management key concepts. 


Before sitting the Practitioner exam, you must first pass Foundation. 

MSP project management Exam Format 


  • Multiple choice questions 
  • 60 questions per paper with one mark available per question 
  • 36 marks required to pass (out of 60 marks available) - 60% 
  • 60 minutes duration 
  • Closed book. 


  • Objective testing 
  • 70 questions per paper, 80 marks available in total 
  • 42 marks required to pass - 60% 
  • Two-and-a-half hours’ duration 
  • Open book exam.  

Note: Candidates may use the official printed hard copy of the Managing Successful Programmes 5th Edition. The manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes or loose-leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed.

MSP Certifications 

There is no expiry for Foundation certification. 

Course Outline

  • Definitions
  • Key Concepts
  • MSP Framework
  • Organization Theme
  • Design Theme
  • Justification Theme
  • Structure Theme
  • Knowledge Theme
  • Assurance Theme
  • Decisions Theme
  • Process Overview
  • Identify the Programme
  • Design the Outcomes
  • Plan Progressive Delivery
  • Deliver the Capabilities
  • Embed the Outcomes
  • Evaluate New Information
  • Close the Programme
  • Appendix: Programme documentation
  • Lead with purpose
  • Collaborate across boundaries
  • Deal with ambiguity
  • Align with priorities
  • Deploy diverse skills
  • Realize measurable benefits
  • Bring pace and value


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.

Foundation certificate is valid for life time.


Both Paper-Based and Computer-Based.




There are no prerequisites for the course.


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




Currently, only online training is available.




1 Hour 30 Minutes.


MSP exams languages are available in a variety of languages. Please check each module separately to find out the available exams.


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.




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 can 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.


Their 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

Yes, you need to be a subscriber, have verified your certificate against the Successful Candidate Register and have logged 20 points of CPD activities to claim a digital badge.


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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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