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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Certification Training

Course Description

MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Certification Training

MSP® (Managing Successful Programs®) is a proven framework that organizes complex programs into manageable, interrelated projects. The MSP training teaches you better program management skills, improved adaptability, and flexibility when working in a volatile, ever-changing program environment.

Course Overview

This MSP® Foundation and Practitioner Certification course provides an understanding of the principles, governance themes, and transformational flows defined in the MSP framework. The course advances your ability to engage with and meet the business requirements of your organization, preparing you for the MSP® Foundation and Practitioners exam.


This MSP course is ideal for professionals employed in a program management role, senior project managers, program managers, operations managers, and quality assurance professionals.


There are no prerequisites for the MSP certification but candidates must pass the MSP Foundation-level exam to be eligible to take the MSP Practitioner exam.

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Course Syllabus

Lesson 01: MSP Course Introduction

1 Course Introduction
2 Course Objectives
3 MSP-Introduction
4 About APMG and AXELOS
5 Value of MSP to Professionals
6 Value of MSP to Organisations
7 Updates in 2011 Edition of MSP
8 Requirements for Certification
9 MSP Examination
10 MSP Exam Pattern
11 About This Tutorial
12 Mapping of Lessons
13 Advanced Practitioner Exam (MSP®)
14 MSP Advanced Practitioner
15 MSP Advanced Practitioner (contd.)
16 Conclusion

Lesson 02: Introduction to MSP

1 Introduction to MSP
2 Objective
3 MSP Features
4 MSP Framework
5 Programme-Introduction
6 Differences between Programme and Project
7 Programme Management
8 Programme Management
9 Programme Management Environment
10 Summary

Lesson 03: Using MSP

1 Using MSP
2 Objectives
3 Types of Programmes
4 Information Baselines
5 Information Baselines (contd.)
6 Using MSP
7 Business Alignment
8 Programme Impact Matrix
9 When to Use MSP-Problem Statement
10 When to Use MSP-Solution
11 Summary
12 conclusion
Knowledge Check

Lesson 04 – Programme Management Principles

1 Programme Management Principles
2 Objectives
3 MSP Framework
4 MSP Principles Introduction
5 Principle 1 Remaining Aligned with Corporate Strategy
6 Principle 2 Leading Change
7 Principle 3 Envisioning and Communicating a Better Future
8 Principle 4 Focusing on Benefitsand Threats to them
9 Principle 5 Adding Value
10 Principle 6 Designing and Delivering a Coherent Capability
11 Principle 7 Learning from Experience
12 MSP Principles Problem Statement
13 MSP Principles Solution
14 Summary
Knowledge Check
16 Conclusion

Lesson 05 – Governance Themes Overview

1 Governance Themes Overview
2 Objectives
3 MSP Framework
4 Governance Themes Introduction
5 Governance Themes Introduction (contd.)
6 Governance Themes Introduction (contd.)
7 Contents of the Themes in MSP
8 Strategies and Plans
9 Strategies and Plans (contd.)
10 Summary
1 Conclusion

Lesson 6 – Governance Themes and Transformation Flows

1 Governance Themes and Transformation Flows
2 Objectives
3 Programme Management in Organisation-Controlled Framework
4 Governance Themes and Transformational Flows Interaction
5 Governance Themes and Transformational Flows Interaction (contd.)
6 Roles and Area of Focus
7 Summary
Knowledge Check

Lesson 07 – Transformational Flow Overview

1 Transformational Flow Overview
2 Objectives
3 MSP Framework
4 Programme Life Cycle Introduction
5 Programme Brief
6 Governance and Tranches
7 Monitoring the Programme
8 Closing the Programme
9 Reasons for Closing the Programme
10 Document Management over Programme Life Cycle
11 Summary
Knowledge Check
1 Conclusion


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Frequently Asked Questions

How does online education work on a day-to-day basis?
Instructional methods, course requirements, and learning technologies can vary significantly from one online program to the next, but the vast bulk of them use a learning management system (LMS) to deliver lectures and materials, monitor student progress, assess comprehension, and accept student work. LMS providers design these platforms to accommodate a multitude of instructor needs and preferences.
Is online education as effective as face-to-face instruction?
Online education may seem relatively new, but years of research suggests it can be just as effective as traditional coursework, and often more so. According to a U.S. Department of Education analysis of more than 1,000 learning studies, online students tend to outperform classroom-based students across most disciplines and demographics. Another major review published the same year found that online students had the advantage 70 percent of the time, a gap authors projected would only widen as programs and technologies evolve.
Do employers accept online degrees?
All new learning innovations are met with some degree of scrutiny, but skepticism subsides as methods become more mainstream. Such is the case for online learning. Studies indicate employers who are familiar with online degrees tend to view them more favorably, and more employers are acquainted with them than ever before. The majority of colleges now offer online degrees, including most public, not-for-profit, and Ivy League universities. Online learning is also increasingly prevalent in the workplace as more companies invest in web-based employee training and development programs.
Is online education more conducive to cheating?
The concern that online students cheat more than traditional students is perhaps misplaced. When researchers at Marshall University conducted a study to measure the prevalence of cheating in online and classroom-based courses, they concluded, “Somewhat surprisingly, the results showed higher rates of academic dishonesty in live courses.” The authors suggest the social familiarity of students in a classroom setting may lessen their sense of moral obligation.
How do I know if online education is right for me?
Choosing the right course takes time and careful research no matter how one intends to study. Learning styles, goals, and programs always vary, but students considering online courses must consider technical skills, ability to self-motivate, and other factors specific to the medium. Online course demos and trials can also be helpful.
What technical skills do online students need?
Our platform typically designed to be as user-friendly as possible: intuitive controls, clear instructions, and tutorials guide students through new tasks. However, students still need basic computer skills to access and navigate these programs. These skills include: using a keyboard and a mouse; running computer programs; using the Internet; sending and receiving email; using word processing programs; and using forums and other collaborative tools. Most online programs publish such requirements on their websites. If not, an admissions adviser can help.