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The Portfolio, Programme, and Project Offices P3O Foundation certification enables you to widen your horizons and broaden your vision. The P3O certificate also distinguishes your profile and indicates a strong knowledge of the key principles, methodologies, and techniques used in the official guidance. In addition to that, it enables you to effectively contribute to the improvement of portfolio, program, and project management within an organization.

5 Jun 2022

5 Days

35 Hours


This course includes:

  • Online Training
  • 100+ Practice Questions
  • Certified Trainer
  • Convenient Delivery Option
  • 24/7 Learner Support
  • Content Designed by Industry Experts

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What to Expect From This Course

Who Needs this Course

Skills & Competencies

Delivery Method

Exam Details

What to Expect From This Course

Get a holistic view of projects and programs taking place inside your organization after exploring a deeper level of management. With universally applicable guidance, you will be able to innovate, moderate, and execute large projects that are aligned with the strategic objectives of your entity.   

Level-up in your organizational structure with solid experience of Portfolio, Programme, and Project Offices P3O Foundation certification. This course empowers you with tools, key elements, functions, techniques, and tactics. Successful candidates usually overcome common obstacles in management after completing the course.  


Foundation Certification 

In P3O foundation certification, you build a reliable body of knowledge that matches the guide. Foundation certification aids you to have a full understanding of terminologies, principles, and tools, and it is a prerequisite for proceeding with the practitioner certification.  

Practitioner Certification  

In P3O Practitioner Certification empowers you to deliberately initiate programs and projects and effectively manage them with an open eye on the long-term plans and goals. It is a verification that you have a full understanding of guidance regarding designing, implementing, managing, and working within any component office. 

Who Needs this Course

  • Senior Managers
  • Portfolio managers
  • Programme managers
  • Project managers
  • Experienced engineers who desire to increase their portfolio, program, and project management skills within an organization.

Skills & Competencies

  • Problem Solving  
  • Strategic Planning  
  • Investment management 
  • Development and maintenance techniques  
  • Effective utilization of resources

Delivery Method

Online Training

  • Training duration: 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 will be English

Exam Details

Exam Prerequisite

P3O Foundation:

  • There are no prerequisites for the Foundation certification.

P3O Practitioner:

  • In order to sit for the P3O Practitioner examination, individuals must hold a ccurrent P3O Foundation.


Exam Format

P3O Foundation Exam

  • Multiple choice examination questions
  • 75 questions - 70 live questions and five trials
  • 60 minutes duration
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) – 50%
  • Closed book.

P3O Practitioner Exam

  • Objective testing
  • Four questions of 20 marks each - 80 marks in total
  • 150 minutes duration
  • 40 marks required to pass (out of 80 available) – 50%
  • Open book exam. Candidates may use the official hard copy of the Portfolio, Programme, and Project Offices: P3O guide. The manual may be annotated and tabulated but no sticky notes and loose leaf papers containing additional notes will be allowed.


Course Outline

  • Key PPM definitions
  • What is P3O?
  • Key concepts of a P3O
  • Why have a P3O®​?
  • How a P3O® adds value?
  • Getting investment for the P3O®​
  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Typical constraints and how they impact on implementation
  • Common barriers to P3O implementation and how to overcome them
  • Designing a P3O® Model​
  • Factors that affect the design
  • Design considerations
  • Sizing and tailoring of the P3O® model
  • Roles & Responsibilities


  • Implementation lifecycle for a permanent P3O®​
  • Implementation lifecycle for a temporary programme or project office
  • Overview of tools and techniques​
  • Benefits of using standard tools and techniques​
  • Common P3O tools and their functions
  • P3O® techniques​

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