This course is designed for candidates who have already achieved the MSP 4th edition Foundation certification and wish to sit the 5th edition foundation exam prior to progressing to Practitioner. It is a pre-requisite for MSP 5th edition Practitioner certification that candidates already hold the 5th edition Foundation certificate. This course is designed for those who

  • Have achieved the Foundation qualification in the level 4 guidance
  • Wish to re-register their Practitioner status
  • Wish to update their practitioner qualification in order to achieve Axelos’ ProPath certification.

PLEASE NOTE: This bridging course is NOT designed to teach the foundation syllabus in its entirety but will focus solely on the differences between the 4th and 5th editions. If you wish to revise the foundation syllabus, please book on to the 3 day MSP Foundation course.

The foundation exam will NOT be set on the day of the course. Candidates will receive an exam voucher, which they can use to schedule the exam at their own convenience. It is ESSENTIAL that adequate time is allowed prior to your course to read through the pre-course work and refresh your knowledge of MSP (minimum of 8 hours), and after the course to familiarise yourself with the new manual and the differences therein (again a minimum of 8 hours) before attempting the foundation exam and/or attending the practitioner course.

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To attend this event, it is expected that you will already have an MSP 2011 edition foundation certificate. Learners will receive pre-classroom reading which should be completed prior to the course, along with some revision of their MSP manual to refresh their knowledge. The new MSP 5th edition manual will be provided on the day of the course.

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Delegates will learn how to

  • Understand how the MSP 5th edition differs from the 4th edition
  • Become familiar with the new guidance in the MSP 5th edition manual.
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This one-day course is designed for those who wish to sit the MSP 5th edition practitioner exam, and perhaps to progress to Axelos’ ProPath certifications.
It will explore the differences between the old and new guidance. In particular:

The 7 MSP Principles

  • Lead with purpose
  • Collaborate across boundaries
  • Deal with ambiguity
  • Align with priorities
  • Deploy diverse skills
  • Realize measurable benefits
  • Bring pace and value.

The 7 governance themes

  • Organization
  • Design
  • Justification
  • Structure
  • Knowledge
  • Assurance
  • Decisions

The Programme lifecycle

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Why choose QA

  • Our learners have given us an average NPS score of 8.4 out of 10 for our project management training (Jan-Oct 2020)
  • We now offer the new Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®): 5th Edition
  • We are fully accredited by PeopleCert

MSP® Accredited

Project Management learning paths

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Project Manager (APM)
Project Manager (PMI)
Programme Manager
Change Manager
Risk Professionals
Portfolio Manager

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