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Purpose of the MSP 4th Edition 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 pre-requisite if you wish to undertake the MSP Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner certifications.

To find out more about the current version of this certification, see our MSP 5th Edition Foundation page.

Target Audience

Members of a Programme Office (PO), 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).

Exam 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.