MSP Training and Certification


Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) includes universal principles, in that they apply to every programme. They are self-validating as they have been proven in practice, and they are empowering, because they give practitioners of this framework added ability to influence and shape transformational change towards success. The principles are:

  • Remaining aligned with corporate strategy
  • Leading change
  • Envisioning and communicating a better future
  • Focusing on the benefits and threats to them
  • Adding value
  • Designing and delivering a coherent capability
  • Learning from experience

MSP® Certification Benefits


Since SPOCE ran the world’s first MSP Programme Management course in March 2000, more than 100,000 exams have been taken.

SPOCE can provide MSP® project programme management training to individuals looking to improve their programme management skills on one of our open public MSP training courses. However, if there are 4 or more delegates within an organisation looking to take the course, SPOCE can offer more cost-effective onsite MSP training courses.

MSP® Programme Management course aims to:

  • Provide industry referenced standards
  • Provide a framework of best practice principles and concepts drawn from latest experiences and proven practice
  • Help practitioners improve their decision making and to become better at implementing beneficial change
  • Enable individuals to demonstrate their level of knowledge and understanding of the each product by obtaining a globally recognised qualification (MSP® Programme Management Foundation, &MSP® Programme Management Practitioner)

What Are The Course Objectives?


The key objectives of the MSP® Foundation & Practitioner course are:

Provide Delegates with an understanding of the benefits and principles underlying a structured approach to programme management
Apply the principles of MSP® to a programme within a work environment
Operate effectively with colleagues and managers within a structured programme and project management environment
Enable delegates to understand the MSP® framework to be prepared to sit the APM Group MSP® Foundation and Practitioner exams
Success in the Foundation & Practitioner Exams provides candidates with the pre-requisites required to sit the MSP® Advanced Practitioner exam (separate course – please see MSP Advanced Practitioner course).


What Is The Course Approach?


The courses include a mixture of input and practical sessions, delivered by an APM Group approved trainer with practical experience of project and programme management.

The pre-course material includes SPOCE’s highly acclaimed event preparation CD and the MSP® Manual. Delegates should spend approximately 10 hours studying this pre-course material in order to be well prepared for the course.


What examinations are taken on the course?


MSP® Foundation Exam: 1 hour, closed book, 75 multiple -choice questions.

MSP® Practitioner Exam: 2½ hours, open book (MSP® manual only) consisting of 8 scenario -based objective test questions.

This is a 5 Day Instructor-led classroom training course that could lead to potential employment in the Project Management industry.

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