MSP® Foundation & Practitioner training course (London)
- Course Duration: 4
Learn to apply MSP effectively on this 5 day programme management training course
This London-based course helps you learn to apply the MSP framework - essential if you're managing or directing programmes. Experienced trainers help guide you through MSP framework and help to prepare you for your MSP Practitioner exam. Get the MSP Practitioner certification to boost your career.
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Need training for your team?
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This course at a glance
- Duration: 4.5 days
- Location: London
Days 1-4: 9:30-17:00;
Day 5: 9:30-13:00
- Pre-requisite: none
- Pre-course: 14 hours
- Exams: included
- Results: same day
- Pass rates:
- Class size: small
- Accredited: yes
- PMI PDUs awarded: 25
This 4.5 day MSP Foundation & Practitioner course is designed to provide both a solid understanding of the Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) framework and also how to apply it as an informed member of a programme management team.
The course will ensure that you are well-prepared to pass both the MSP Foundation & Practitioner exams on the 3rd and final days of the course.
Knowledge Train is an MSP Accredited Training Organization meaning our course materials and trainers conform to the highest standards. Knowledge Train has been delivering project and programme management training since 2005 and has helped more than 8,000 people gain professional qualifications since then.
Why this qualification?
Gaining MSP Practitioner certification will boost your career opportunities by showing that you can apply the MSP principles and framework to a simple MSP-based programme.
The MSP Practitioner qualification is also a very good way to differentiate yourself in the jobs market. If you already have a project management qualification such as PRINCE2, then gaining MSP Practitioner is a great way to complement that on your CV/resume. It shows that you have a broader knowledge about how projects fit into programmes and it shows that you are able to manage such simple programmes.
Who is this for?
This course is ideal for programme support staff, project managers, change managers and experts working within a programme office who need to know how to apply MSP to their own programmes. It is also suited to people such as programme managers and senior responsible owners who want to take a higher level qualification, such as Practitioner or Advanced Practitioner.
If your career goals differ from the ones listed below, please feel free to discuss your goals with our specialist advisors on 0207 148 5985. They can advise you on choosing a course which best suits your career.
I currently work on programmes and want to learn new skills to bring back to work
This is the most common goal among our Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation and Practitioner students. You may not call yourself a programme manager in a formal sense, but if you’re becoming more involved in programmes at work then this MSP course is suitable for you. Not only will you get the MSP Practitioner certification, but you’ll also learn a best practise programme management approach which you can apply to your programmes at work.
I’m unemployed and want the qualification to put on my CV
If you’re an experienced project or programme manager and perhaps have been made redundant, or are in between contracts, this Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) training is suitable for you. Programme management is one step up from project management, and if you show you have the means to support or manage programmes using MSP you’ll have a great chance of landing a programme management role.
This course helps you gain MSP Practitioner certification and shows employers you have sufficient knowledge of MSP programme management to apply it as an informed member of a programme team.
I want to change career and work in programme management
You’ll find that Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) certification is really important when looking for any programme management role.
This training helps you get the MSP Foundation & Practitioner certification which shows employers you’re capable of applying MSP as an informed member of a programme team. Providing you have other transferable skills (for example gained from project management) your CV will be boosted if you can show MSP certification as well.
MSP Foundation & Practitioner certification therefore can certainly help you when applying for either programme management support roles or management roles.
I want to organize some programme management training for my colleagues
If your organization is undertaking programmes, your support staff would benefit from Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) Foundation training. More senior staff are best suited to MSP Practitioner training.
We are able to send experienced MSP trainers to help your staff learn to use MSP to realize strategic benefits for your organization. Call our helpful support staff to discuss your programme management training needs now on 0207 148 5985 or complete this form.
Course and exam structure
The course lasts for 4.5 days. There is pre-course reading of approximately 14 hours. Homework of 2 hours per night will be set.
You will take the multiple choice MSP Foundation exam on the third day. This is a 1 hour closed book exam. To pass, you must score a minimum of 35 correct answers out of 75 questions.
On the final day, you will take the multiple choice MSP Practitioner exam. This is a 2.5 hour open book exam consisting of 80 questions. You must score a minimum of 40 correct answers to pass.
You’ll be pleased to know that our pass rate is 100% for MSP Foundation and 90% for MSP Practitioner.
What’s included in the price?
- Training from an approved MSP trainer
- Real-world experience from the trainer
- Concise pre-course study – designed to save you time
- MSP Foundation & Practitioner exams and certificate upon passing
- The MSP manual Managing Successful Programmes (2011 edition)
- Detailed course guide book
- Sample exams
Average rating of 4.6 based on 36 user reviews.
The MSP course was good fun! Lots of engagement and useful discussion.
11 Sep 2018
Excellent training and preparation work
Facilities were good. Excellent training and preparation work. Preparation exams were adequate for test.
11 Sep 2018
Trainer was very helpful
It would be useful to have some more practice papers (I understand this is down to AXELOS). Trainer was very helpful and encouraging.
11 Sep 2018
Good fun. Very clear learnt a huge amount. Would have appreciated more on how it applies in our contexts, but there wasn't time.
09 Jul 2018
Got a lot out of the course
Got a lot out of the course.
A lot of jumping around, but understood every area refers to each other.
Great trainer, who makes an intense course a little bit of fun.
09 Jul 2018
Overall, I have enjoyed the course
Overall, I really enjoyed the course. It could have been a bit quicker for me personally, but I did all the pre-work which really laid the foundation for the course. I enjoyed the discussions in the group and particularly valued the mix of experiences amongst delegates and trainers. I didn't feel I needed the slide sheet as the book is very comprehensive. I particularly enjoyed when Jumoke drew diagrams on the flip chart paper, this really helped put things together and explained things you are meant to know outside MSP e.g. PRINCE2 and Agile. The venue was great - well managed, friendly and an exciting location to be based for a week.
09 Jul 2018
I feel the course was well executed.
I feel the course was well executed and very informative. Lots of application to real life examples which helped put the content into context and helped understanding. Pre-course workbook was very useful in guiding the minimum reading required to prepare for the course.
Good exam tips and techniques for exam preparation provided. The venue was very good. Good location + facilities
Training style was very informative and delivered content in a way that was easier to understand and apply to the real world by using combination diagrams and description in the book
09 Jul 2018
I really enjoyed the course, the material was explained very clearly and in a structured way, enabling me to learn the material required for the course.
There were class discussions and questions which aided the learning process for me.
Overall, I recommend this course to others.
Mohammed Rahman, SCSK Europe Ltd
09 Mar 2018
Small group was good.
Informal training sessions and open communication.
Lots of opportunity to ask questions
Trainer was excellent and extremely knowledgeable!
Emily King, Willking Ltd
09 Mar 2018
A chartered telecoms engineer with over 10 years delivering telecoms projects, Jumoke gained her experience working for Fujitsu, Atos, Centrica, O2, Vodafone and Save the Children.
Jumoke is known for her positive and approachable training style, and you can certainly feel confident you are being trained by a professional with real experience in the field.
"I like the fact I am helping students take their career one step further"
What our students say
"I enjoyed the course. I think that I learned good techniques to engage with the Agile method. The teacher was really good. He used a lot of examples to help me understand the material. "
Cesar Alberto Outon, K2 Corporate Mobility
"It has improved my knowledge of how Agile works in software development, which is my background. I am now equipped with the basic methodology to use while working on Agile projects. In depth tutoring and good delivery of the course content "
Femi Fashoyin, Fash Consulting Ltd
"Great intructor! Got a good insight into agile methodology especially with regards to prioritisation of requirements. I would have liked to have seen more of the elements tailored towards enterprise and scaling methods from projects to larger programmes. Overall covers fundamentals well and these can be practically applied where relevant to a real life scenario with an ability to flex approach. "
David Glen, Deloitte