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MSP®

MSP® (Managing Successful Programs) was developed by expert programme managers to be flexible and adaptable for any type and size of programme. MSP creates a structured framework for organisations of all sizes and from all sectors to improve practices, offer better services and more effectively prepare for the future.

Selecting CC Learning means you are well on your way to not just passing the MSP exams but learning with one of the most dynamic organisations in the MSP world, backed up by partners way back in the United Kingdom, where MSP was born. We have extensive experience training professionals to understand programme management and MSP. Our courses are packed full of useful ideas and perspectives from the variety of students and trainers with real-life experience.

You can choose from one our our public courses held at central locations in a city near you or you can choose to have a course at your premises where our trainer comes to you. For no extra cost we will dedicate 2 hours to customise the content for you, this might include using a case study that your collegues are already familiar with or customising examples from our trainer’s own experience to suit your environment.

Course materials

We use course materials from Aspire Europe, led by Rod Sowden, the MSP author and P3M3 author. These course materials are extensive, providing many examples of ways to learn the materials, our trainers are experts in being able to bring the method to life.

Exams

  • Foundation exam – closed-book, multiple choice, 75 questions (5 of which are trial questions), 35/70 or 50% pass.
  • Practitioner exam – restricted open book, objective style, 8 questions in 2 1/2 hours; 40/80 or 50% to pass.
  • Re-registration exam – restricted open book, scenario based examination, 3 questions worth 10 marks each to e answered in 1 1/4 hours; 15 marks or 50% to pass.
  • Advanced Practitioner exam – open book; scenario-based essay examination, up to three questions to be answered in 3 hours; 38/75 or 50% to pass.


MSP Foundation Level –

The purpose of the foundation qualification is to determine whether a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to interact effectively with those involved in the management of a programme or act as an informed member of a programme office, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP.

The foundation qualification is also a pre-requisite for the practitioner qualification.

Training runs for 3 full days and includes our work folder and the official manual, the exam fee, full catering (on public courses) and an e-certificate. Options available may include our exam guarantee, templates, supporting publications, and a hard copy certificate. Please note that there is preparatory work required prior to this course and evening homework during the course.



MSP Practitioner Level –

The purpose of the practitioner qualification is to determine whether a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to apply the guidance to their own work and, hence, act as an informed member of a programme management team. That is, someone responsible for managing, leading, supporting or advising on work within an MSP environment. Candidates should be capable of applying the MSP guidance in a relatively uncomplicated programme within an environment that uses MSP.

This level is also a prerequisite for programme management professionals progressing toward the advanced practitioner qualification, and those aspiring to become programme management professionals in the future.

Training runs for 2 full days and includes a work folder, the exam fee, full catering (on public courses) and an e-certificate. Please note that it is presumed that you have your official manual from your foundation training; you are welcome to purchase this if not. Options available may include our exam guarantee, templates, supporting publications, and a hard copy certificate. Please note that there is preparatory work required prior to this course and evening homework during the course.



MSP Re-registration –

If you sat your practitioner 3 or more years ago your practitioner accreditation is likely to expire. To keep yourself updated and at the cutting edge of best practise you should consider re-registering yourself on the practitioner database. It only takes a one hour practitioner-level exam and if you wish up to 3 days of training. Coming to a training course can also give you useful contacts who will be useful in your professional life.

Training runs for 3 full days and is generally run in conjunction with a Foundation and Practitioner course; you attend the middle day of the Foundation level and the two days of the Practitioner level. Inclusions are a work folder, the exam fee, full catering (on public courses) and e-certificate. Please note that it is presumed that you have your official manual from your prior training; you are welcome to purchase this if not. Options available may include our exam guarantee, templates, supporting publications, and a hard copy certificate. Please note that there is preparatory work required prior to this course and evening homework during the course.



MSP Advanced Practitioner –

The purpose of the advanced practitioner qualification is to determine whether a candidate is likely to be able to lead and manage a programme of transformational change. That is, whether someone is capable of applying the MSP guidance in a complex programme within an environment that uses MSP.

The advanced practitioner qualification would be appropriate for a variety of roles, including (but not limited to), SROs, programme managers, those appointed to lead a portfolio or programme support function, BCMs and other programme support and management professionals.

This two day course builds on the learning outcomes achieved at Foundation and Practitioner levels. Training includes a work folder, the exam fee, full catering (on public courses) and an e-certificate. Please note that it is presumed that you have your official manual from your prior training; you are welcome to purchase this if not. Options available may include our exam guarantee, templates, supporting publications, and a hard copy certificate. Please note that there is preparatory work required prior to this course and evening homework.

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