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MSP® Foundation and Practitioner Certification Training

The MSP® training course is designed to ensure that you pass your MSP Foundation Level and Practitioner Level exams on the first attempt. With this training, you will be able to demonstrate better program management skills, improved adaptability, and flexibility when working in a volatile, ever-changing program environment.

The certification exam is not included in the cost of the course. For more information on the certification, click here.

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES385

What You Will Learn
  • Acquire the relevant knowledge and skills required to pass the MSP Foundation and Practitioner certification exams
  • Develop an understanding of how projects fit into a program
  • Possess a working knowledge of and display a strong commitment to the principles and processes of Program Management
  • Develop a solution-oriented approach to risk mitigation, issue management, quality control, and stakeholder management
  • Be in a position to define and direct an organization's program management strategy
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 6 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 50 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Prepare yourself for the Managing Successful Programmes certifications, both foundation and practitioner levels
  • Develop your skills as a senior project manager, program manager, operational manager, or quality assurance professional
  • Demonstrate better program management skills, improved adaptability, and flexibility when working in a volatile, ever-changing program environment


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Module 1

Receive an introduction to MSP best practices and functions. Understand governance themes and programme management principles.

Module 2

Learn about transformational flow, programme organization, vision, and leadership.

Module 3

Learn about benefits management and categorization, as well as an overview of blueprint design and delivery.

Module 4

Cover planning and control, business cases, and risk and issue management.

Module 5

Understand quality and assurance management, identify programmes, and define a programme from beginning to end.

Module 6

Complete the course by learning about managing tranches, delivering capabilities, and realizing the benefits of programme management.

  1. MSP Course Introduction
  2. Introduction to MSP
    1. Using MSP
  3. Programme Management Principles
  4. Governance Themes Overview
    1. Governance Themes and Transformation Flows
  5. Transformational Flow Overview
  6. Programme Organisation
    1. The Programme Board
    2. Programme Organisation within the Transformational Flow
  7. Vision
    1. Vision and Transformational Flow
  8. MSP Overview of Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
    1. Stakeholder Engagement Process
    2. Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement within the Transformational Flow
  9. Benefits Management and Categorisation
    1. Benefits Management Cycle
    2. Benefits Management and Transformational Flow
  10. An Overview of Blueprint Design and Delivery
    1. Designing the Blueprint Delivery
    2. Blueprint Design and Delivery within the Transformational Flow
  11. Overview of Planning and Control
    1. Planning and Control Activities
    2. Planning and Control within the Transformational Flow
    3. Information Documents Used in Planning and Control
  12. Introduction to Business Case
    1. Business Case Review and Roles
  13. Overview of Risk and Issue Management
    1. Introduction to Risk Management
    2. Introduction to Issue Management
    3. Risk and Issue Management within the Transformational Flow
  14. Quality and Assurance Management
    1. Scope of Programme Quality
    2. Overview of Assurance Management
    3. Quality and Assurance Management within the Transformational Flow
  15. Identifying a Programme
    1. Identifying a Programme-Roles and Documents Used
  16. Defining a Programme-Steps 1 to 4
    1. Defining a Programme-Steps 5 to 12
    2. Defining a Programme-Steps 13 to 17
  17. Managing the Tranches-Steps 1 to 7
    1. Managing the Tranches-Steps 8 to 13
  18. Overview of Delivering the Capability
    1. Roles Involved in Delivering the Capability
  19. Realising the Benefits Step1
    1. Realising the Benefits Step 2
    2. Realising the Benefits Step 3
  20. Closing a Programme
    1. Steps in Closing a Programme
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Instructors & Support

Jeff Allen

Jeff Allen is a highly regarded project management and agile expert. He has over 15 years of leadership experience in project management and agile at companies like Compaq and HP. As an Agile Coach, he has mentored over 5,000 professionals globally.

Tim Jerome

Tim Jerome is a project management expert with over 15 years of experience at companies like Intel and Digital Network Services. A former president of the PMI Rio Grande Chapter, Tim is also a PMP instructor and project management consultant.




You must be generally familiar with business English proficiency. To apply for the MSP Foundation Level Exam, there are no prerequisites. To apply for the MSP Practitioner Level Exam, candidates must pass the Foundation-level exam to be eligible for the Practitioner examination.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.


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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country's regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes. This course prepares for the MSP® Foundation Level and Practitioner Level.

Click here for more information on the MSP® certifications. The exam fee is not included with this course.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive six (6) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more:

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.

What are the requirements for the MSP certification exams?

To apply for the MSP® Foundation Level Exam, there are no prerequisites. To apply for the MSP® Practitioner Level Exam, candidates must pass the Foundation-level exam to be eligible for the Practitioner examination. Click here for more information on the MSP® certifications.

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