Management of Portfolios (MoP®) Foundation and Practitioner Certification

Course 1845

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Exam Voucher: Yes
  • Language: English
  • 23 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Advanced

This Management of Portfolios (MoP) certification course helps you invest in the right change initiatives and implement them effectively. MoP Foundation and Practitioner Certification helps organisations answer a fundamental question: “Are we sure this investment is right for us and how will it contribute to our strategic objectives?”

MoP achieves this by ensuring that:

  • The programmes and projects undertaken are prioritised in terms of their contribution to the organisation’s strategic objectives and overall level of risk.
  • Programmes and projects are managed consistently to ensure efficient and effective delivery.
  • Benefits realisation is maximised to provide the greatest return (in terms of strategic contribution and efficiency savings) from the investment made.

MoP is structured around five flexible principles within which the two cycles and the 12 portfolio management practices exist. While portfolio management will be more effective where robust programme and project management (PPM) exists, this is not a prerequisite for its successful implementation.

MoP Foundation and Practitioner Certification Delivery Methods

  • In-Person

  • Online

MoP Foundation and Practitioner Certification Training Information

In this course, you will learn how to:

  • Prepare for the MoP® Foundation and Practitioner exams (voucher, manuals, sample exams and pre-course study guides included).
  • Understand the benefits and principles underlying the approach to the Management of Portfolios.
  • Contribute and communicate effectively with colleagues within portfolio management.
  • Apply the MoP® principles within an organisational context. 

Pre Reading

MoP Foundation and Practitioner (4 days) approximately 10 hours pre-reading.


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. It is suitable for anyone involved in change initiatives.

Foundation level exam:

  • Format: Multiple choice closed book
  • Question numbers: 50
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Pass mark: 25 out of 50 (50%)


The purpose of the Practitioner certification is to confirm whether you have achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor the MoP® guidance and to analyse portfolio data, documentation and roles in relation to a scenario situation. You must hold a Foundation level certificate to study this. The MoP® Practitioner course explores practical application of the approach with real-world scenarios.

Practitioner level exam

  • Format: Objective testing open book
  • Question numbers: 4 (total 80 marks)
  • Time: 2.5 hours
  • Pass mark: 40 marks out of 80 (50%)

Exam Prerequisites

Your examination results will be withheld until the correct prerequisite is provided to PeopleCert. If you are unable to provide the required prerequisite, then you will need to successfully complete the prerequisite before the higher-level exam result is released.

MoP Foundation and Practitioner Certification Training Outline

  • Introduction to MoP® and setting the context.
  • The relationship between MoP® and other key corporate functions.
  • Portfolio Management principles
  • Portfolio cycles and roles.
  • The definition and delivery cycles.
  • Framework and documentation.

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MoP Foundation and Practitioner Certification FAQs

You will be emailed a PeopleCert Voucher Code for your examination and eBook.

  • Please sign in to your PeopleCert account on the PeopleCert website and enter your PeopleCert Voucher Code under the section ‘Register your PeopleCert Voucher Code’
  • After confirming your action, you will be provided access to your eBook through ‘My eBooks’ section.

A supporting study guide will also be provided by Learning Tree that accompanies the eBook.

Approximately 10 hours of pre-course reading is recommended, with additional home study each evening required.

With portfolio management, organisations can make decisions about implementing the right changes to business as usual via projects and programmes. Portfolio management approaches the management of change projects and programmes from a strategic viewpoint and is not concerned with the detailed management of these projects and programmes.

The MoP® (Management of Portfolios) guidance provides senior executives and practitioners responsible for planning and implementing change, a set of principles, techniques and practices to introduce or re-energise portfolio management.

MoP’s definition of portfolio management is: “A coordinated collection of strategic processes and decisions that together enable the most effective balance of organizational change and business as usual.” MoP® provides an overview of portfolio management, including the principles, techniques and practices alongside an organisation’s ‘business as usual' work.

MoP® helps organisations evaluate whether an investment is right for them and how it will contribute to their strategic objectives.

You will be provided with an exam voucher for each exam and a link to register and schedule your online exam sessions with the PeopleCert web proctoring service.  You will take your exams after you have completed your training course.

Visit the PeopleCert website for more information on the logistics of taking your web-proctored exam with PeopleCert.

PeopleCert strives to deliver results to Learning Tree within two or four weeks of receiving exams.

PeopleCert has accredited both Learning Tree and this course.  As an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO), Learning Tree and its trainers have been approved to deliver this course. PeopleCert is responsible for invigilating the examinations and the learner of the results.

MoP is relevant to all of those involved in the selection and delivery of business change initiatives, including:

  • Management Board members
  • Directors of Change
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Project and Programme Managers
  • Professionals responsible for the selection and delivery of business change initiatives

Certification candidates and existing credential holders are responsible for reporting all Continuing Certification Requirements Program (CCR) activities to PMI (Project Management Institute). To report the completion of a Learning Tree course, you can use the Online PDU (Professional Development Units) Resources System.

  • Go to the PMI Continuing Certification Requirements System
  • Log in with your username and password
  • Locate the claim code associated with your course in the table in this document
  • Click on “Report PDU for this activity”
  • Fill in the date started and date completed
  • Click on the box agreeing that this claim is accurate and then submit

PDU Information for This Course:

  • Total PDUs: 23
  • Ways of Working PDUs: 16
  • Power Skills PDUs: 3
  • Business Acumen PDUs: 4
  • PMI Claim Code: 1154PBFUNB