Online Training Schedule

Course Details

Course Objective

Become a better program manager

The MSP Foundation certification introduces the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) method and terminology. Foundation certification ensures you understand the MSP guidance well enough to work in a team to deliver or manage a programme. It confirms that you can act as an informed member of a programme office, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP.

Project yourself as a global professional

For potential recruiters, the globally-accepted MSP® certifications distinguish your resume and showcase your commitment to building your program management knowledge.

Common language

MSP® is a common language for effective program management and knowledge of this framework will ensure that you are on the same page as other program managers in your organization and are able to work as a key member of a team.

Widely applicable knowledge

MSP® is a flexible program management approach and can be adapted to suit the specific requirements of an organization. Knowledge of this approach is applicable across industries and geographies where your career may take you.

Targeted Audience

MSP® Foundation is for individuals who are interested in learning how to manage multiple projects and programmes successfully. It is designed to support programme or project managers, people working in a programme office, business change managers, and programme and project delivery team members who wish to gain a greater understanding of the MSP guidance to work more effectively in large scale project or programme environments.

Delivery Method

Online Training

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

Exam & Certification


There are no prerequisites to take MSP® Foundation. 

MSP® Foundation – Exam Format

  • Multiple choice questions
  • 75 questions
  • Five questions to be trial and not counted in scores
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 marks available) – 50%
  • 90 minutes duration
  • Closed Book

Course Outline

  • Overview
  • MSP® Framework​
  • MSP® Structure
  • MSP® Terminology

  • Programme Organization Characteristics
  • Programme Organization​ Structure
  • Key Roles and Responsibilities​

  • MSP® principles

  • MSP® Themes
  • Governance Integration

  • Purpose of Vision
  • Characteristics of Vision
  • Development and maintenance of the vision statement​
  • Key Roles and Responsibilities​

  • Leadership
  • Business Change Management​
  • Steps in Stakeholder Engagement​
  • Stakeholder Techniques
  • Key Roles and Responsibilities​

  • Leadership
  • Business Change Management​
  • Steps in Stakeholder Engagement​
  • Stakeholder Techniques
  • Key Roles and Responsibilities​

  • Blueprint Design​
  • Evolution, assessment and refining of the blueprint​
  • Characteristics Of The Tranche
  • Tranche Formation

  • The Programme Plan
  • Resource Management​
  • Risk Management​
  • Project Dossier
  • Programme Control​
  • Planning And Controlling Transitions​

  • Business Case Overview
  • Contents of the Business Case
  • Developing the Business Case
  • Managing the Business Case

  • Sources of risk and issue management​
  • Perspectives of Risks And Issues​
  • Risk Management Strategy​
  • Programme Risk Management Cycle​
  • Issue Management Strategy
  • Configuration Management​

  • Quality and Assurance Management - Introduction​
  • Quality Management in a programme​
  • Scope of Program Quality​
  • Assurance Management in a Programme​
  • Assurance Management Techniques​
  • Quality and Assurance Strategy​

  • Transformational Flow - Introduction
  • Identifying a program
  • Defining a program
  • Managing the Tranches
  • Delivering the capability
  • Realizing the Benefits
  • Closing a Programme

  • What is a Programme Office?​
  • Strategy Services Provided By The Programme Office​
  • Structures Of Programme Offices​

  • Categories of Information Baselines​
  • Benefit Profile​

  • Key Characteristics of Corporate Portfolio​
  • Embedding MSP® - Culture​
  • Embedding MSP® - Roles
  • Embedding MSP® - Process
  • Embedding MSP® - Culture​

  • Health Check Process
  • Health Check Framework​


Yes, the course fees include Foundation exam.

In order to become an MSP certified professional, you need to attend a professional training delivered by an accredited training center like Bakkah and successfully pass MSP Foundation & Practitioner exams.

You can easily apply for MSP Foundation exam since it doesn’t have any prerequisites, but in order to be proceed with the training & be able to take MSP Practitioner, you must first pass MSP Foundation exam successfully.

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

Once you enroll in & pay for the training, we’ll automatically book the exams for you.

In case of an online exam, you will receive a preliminary result immediately after completing your exam. However, & in order to receive your exam results for both online and paper-based exam, you need to make sure that your account is completed and then the actual validated result and certificate will be available on your PeopleCert account within approximately 2 weeks.

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