MSP® Advanced Practitioner Certification - Programme Management

Purpose of the Advanced Practitioner Certification

The purpose of the MSP® Advanced Practitioner certification is to determine whether you can lead and manage a programme of transformational change. That is, whether you can apply the MSP guidance in a complex programme within an environment that uses MSP.

MSP Advanced Practitioner training

You can self-study for the MSP Advanced Practitioner certification or you can take a training course with an AXELOS Accredited Training Organization (ATO). ATOs set their own rates, so prices will vary.

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Target Audience

The MSP Advanced Practitioner certification is appropriate for a variety of roles, including (but not limited to), SROs, programme managers, BCMs, those appointed to lead a portfolio or programme support function, and other programme support and management professionals.

Examination Format

  • Essay-based
  • Two questions per paper, 75 marks available in total
  • 38 marks required to pass - 50%
  • Three hours’ duration
  • Open-book (other material than the MSP Guide, such as of course notes or copies of presentations can be used during this examination, but use of  electronic aids, such as laptops, is not permitted).

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