MSP®: Achieving Foundation and Practitioner Certification Training

Course 3631

  • Duration: 4 days
  • Exam Voucher: Yes
  • Language: English
  • 29 PMI PDUs
  • Level: Intermediate

Prepare to achieve your MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) Foundation and Practitioner certifications with this training course. As a certified MSP Practitioner, you demonstrate your knowledge of the Managing Successful Programmes framework and understand how to apply proven concepts and best practices for successfully delivering transformational change.

    MSP: Achieving Foundation and Practitioner Certification Training Delivery Methods

    • In-Person

    • Online

    MSP: Achieving Foundation and Practitioner Certification Training Course Information

    In this MSP training, you will learn how to:

    • Prepare for and take the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation and Practitioner Exams.
    • Leverage the MSP process model to provide a roadmap for successful organization outcomes.
    • Identify and define programmes that support your organisation’s strategic objectives.
    • After-course instructor coaching benefit.
    • MSP Foundation and Practitioner exam vouchers included.

    Recommended Experience

    • The reading materials (Learning Tree Pre-Course Study Guide and Managing Successful Programmes 5th Edition eBook) are provided to you prior to your training course.
    • We recommend you read the book prior to your course
    • 2 hours of home study each evening are required

    Certification Information

    Wouldn’t you like to sit your exam knowing that you could have another shot if the outcome is not what you expected? With Learning Tree, now you can! This Learning Tree training course features the Take2 re-sit exam option. In the case of an unsuccessful result, you can retake the exam within six months of your first try.

    MSP Certification Training Outline

    In this module, you will learn how to:  

    • Define Programmes and MSP 
    • Adhere to MSP Principles 
    • Define the processes and themes 

    In this module, you will learn how to:  


    • Design a programme organisational structure 
    • Identify the responsibilities of everyone involved 
    • Engage stakeholders 


    • Create a vision for the future state 
    • Realize organization benefits 
    • Prioritize risks 
    • Establish a target operating model 


    • Analyze a programme mandate 
    • Fund the programme 
    • Create a programme brief 
    • Define the business case 


    • Choose a delivery approach 
    • Plan delivery and benefits 
    • Manage dependencies 
    • Resource the programme 


    • Deal with programme knowledge 
    • Ensure lessons are learned 
    • Store and retrieve information 


    • Define the lines of defence 
    • Plan assurance activities 


    • Resolving issues 
    • Respond to threats and opportunities 
    • Gather data and reporting 

    In this module, you will learn how to:  

    Identify a programme 

    • Appoint the SRO 
    • Confirm the programme brief 
    • Establish the strategy and plans 

    Design the outcomes 

    • Appoint the programme roles 
    • Model the benefits 
    • Establish programme plans 
    • Design governance arrangements 
    • Confirm the business case 

    Plan progressive delivery 

    • Validate resources 
    • Update the plans 
    • Re-assess the business case 
    • Obtain agreement to proceed 

    Deliver the capabilities 

    • Manage the tranche 
    • Prepare the business for change 

    Embed the outcomes 

    • Enact transition 
    • Adopt the capabilities 
    • Measure the benefits 

    Evaluate new information 

    • Analyse current status 
    • Review the programme environment 
    • Prepare for the next process 

    Closing a programme 

    • Hand over residual work 
    • Finalise the programme information 
    • Disband the programme organisation 

    In this module, you will learn how to:  

    Prepare for the exams 

    • Gain insight into the exam process
    • Practise with sample exam questions
    • Foundation exam: day 3
    • Practitioner exam: day 5

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    MSP Course FAQs

    Your reading materials (Learning Tree Precourse Study Guide and Managing Successful Programmes 5th Edition) will be available to you via MLT before class. 

    10 hours of pre-course reading and 2 hours of home study each evening are required.

    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.

    If you do not pass an exam, you will be given an opportunity to retake it with the Take2 option.

    For publicly scheduled course events, Learning Tree will set up the Take2 option for all attendees when we order your exam voucher. If you aren’t successful on your first exam, you will be notified by PeopleCert that you are eligible to register for the exam retake.

    Though exam vouchers can cost hundreds of pounds, there is no additional cost to you to sign up for the Take2 re-sit program. Take2 is an additional complimentary benefit offered to you by Learning Tree.

    Yes, you must re-sit the exam within six months of your initial exam.

    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: 29
    • Ways of Working PDUs: 29
    • Power Skills PDUs: 0
    • Business Acumen PDUs: 0
    • PMI Claim Code: 1154PGMCKX