MSP® Practitioner Certification - Programme Management

Purpose of the Practitioner Certification

The purpose of the MSP® Practitioner certification is to confirm whether you understand the MSP guidance well enough to apply it to your own work and are able to act as an informed member of a programme management team. That is, someone who is responsible for managing, leading, supporting or advising on work within an MSP environment. You should also 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 MSP Advanced Practitioner certification.

MSP Practitioner training

You can self-study for the MSP 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

Project managers, business change managers (BCMs), experts and advisers working within a programme office as well as other specialist/governance roles involved in supporting programmes following the MSP guidance. This level is also suitable for senior responsible owners (SROs) and those wishing to pursue higher level certifications (e.g. programme managers) and those aspiring to become programme management professionals in the future.

Examination Format

  • Objective testing
  • Eight questions per paper, 80 marks available in total
  • 40 marks required to pass - 50%
  • Two-and-a-half hours’ duration
  • Open book (only the MSP Guide is allowed).

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