MSP Foundation Certification - Programme Management

Purpose of the Foundation Certification

The purpose of the MSP Foundation certification is to confirm you understand the the MSP guidance thoroughly enough to work effectively with those involved in the management of a programme or to act as an informed member of a programme office, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP.

The Foundation certification is also a prerequisite for the MSP Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner certifications.

MSP Foundation training

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

See our Training section to find a course.

Target Audience

Members of a Programme Office, business change team members, project delivery team members, as well as anyone who needs to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning MSP and those wishing to pursue higher level certifications (e.g. Programme Managers, Business Change Managers (BCMs) and Senior Responsible Owners (SROs).

Examination Format

  • Multiple choice questions
  • 75 questions per paper with one mark available per question
  • Five questions to be trial and not counted in scores
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 marks available) - 50%
  • 60 minutes’ duration
  • Closed book.

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