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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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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 

Self-Study of MSP® Certification Training

  • 40+ Learning units to cover over 35 credit hrs.
  • 20+ micro-learning modules that include videos.
  • Pre-reading files.
  • 7 untimed assessments including pre-tests, check your knowledge.
  • 100+ Practice Questions with answers and feedback.
  • 1 Timed assessment: A simulation of the actual exam.
  • Scenarios and case studies linking content to real-time cases.
  • Additional references, Glossary, Cheat Sheet, etc.

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



Self-paced allows you to take the course on your own schedule for a period of up to one year from the date of purchase. You will be provided with structured contact hours and instructor support, if needed.


Yes. Our self-paced programs are designed to include interactive training modules, chapter exercises, practice test, case studies and additional references such as glossary, recommended readings, and more in our LMS.


You will receive an email notification with course access instructions.


Our self-paced courses are built on an intuitive platform that utilizes a menu function (Next and Back)  to allow you to quickly navigate through the course. Courses consist of pre-course reading, training materials, chapter exercises and additional reference materials. The courses conclude with a final examination.


Yes. Each course includes downloadable reference materials such as, Glossary, Appendix, Case Study, recommended readings, etc.


No. Self-paced value lies at conveniently completing the course at your own pace. Meaning that, you can complete a course in one day or take up to one year to complete it. There is no limit as to how many times you can stop and start the course.


To receive credit for a self-paced course, you will need to complete the final examination achieving a score of 70% or higher within one year of purchase.


You can access your certificate in the LMS under My Certification section.


You have access to the course up to one year at no extra cost. You can take the final exam as many times as necessary to successfully complete the course.


 You can use the Send Message option in the LMS to send your queries.


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