About this Course

Course code PBPMSPFPEL
Special Notices

This elearning product will take you through the MSP method to practitioner level, via the foundation level. The MSP Foundation and Practitioner are the first and second of the three MSP qualifications and are a pre-requisite for anyone wishing to pursue MSP Advanced Practitioner certification.

If you want a route to MSP Foundation and Practitioner certifications, you can do so by purchasing this MSP Foundation and Practitioner eLearning exam package comprising:

  • The QA-authored and fully accredited MSP Foundation eLearning module
  • Official MSP manual (hard copy - ISBN-13: 9780113313273)
  • Access to a MSP expert throughout the duration of the learning via email
  • Official MSP Foundation and Practitioner mock examinations
  • MSP Foundation and Practitioner examination*

Once purchased, the eLearning and associated exams are active for a 12-month period only, you are required to have sat your exams within this timeframe.

What’s included

QA offers more benefits. Here is what's included with this course:

Exam(s) included

Exam Preparation Aid(s)

Tutor Support

Prerequisites

You should ideally have experience of managing or working in programmes prior to attending. Knowledge of the PRINCE2® project management method is advantageous but by no means mandatory, but some exposure to a project management method will aid understanding of how the programme works with these projects.

You are advised to check you have the correct technical system requirements to run this eLearning product. The technical requirements are at the following link http://www.qa.com/training-courses/qa-authored-elearning/qa-authored-elearning-spec.
Product registration requires an internet connection and takes only a few minutes to complete.

Objectives

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • identify and document the vision of a programme, thus aligning it to the strategic aims of the business
  • coordinate the projects of a programme to ensure the correct application of resources and risk, issue and change management
  • interface the programme with the day to day business to ensure the smooth transition of changes delivered by a programme into business as usual activity
  • ensure that the benefits that the programme was designed to deliver are achieved.
  • understand the facts, terms and concepts relating to each theme
  • understand how each governance theme relates to the principles
  • understand the approach to the treatment of each governance theme
  • appreciate how each governance theme is applied throughout the transformational flow
  • understand the responsibilities involved in each governance theme
  • apply and tailor the relevant aspects of each governance theme to a given scenario
  • identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of each governance theme in a given scenario
  • application of MSP in an exam environment

Outline

MSP philosophy and structure

  • What is a programme and how it differs to both business as usual and project work
  • Relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes and the transformational flow

The 7 MSP principles

  • Remaining aligned with corporate strategy
  • Leading change
  • Envisioning and communicating a better future
  • Focusing on benefits and threats to them
  • Adding value
  • Designing and delivering a coherent capability
  • Learning from experience

The 9 MSP governance themes

  • Organisation
  • Vision
  • Leadership and stakeholder engagement
  • Benefits management
  • Blueprint design and delivery
  • Planning and control
  • Business case
  • Risk and issue management
  • Quality and assurance management

The 6 MSP® Transformational Flow Processes

  • Identifying a programme
  • Defining a programme
  • Managing the tranche
  • Delivering the capability
  • Realizing the benefits
  • Closing a programme

Recommended study period for this eLearning is approximately 35 hours

This eLearning product includes classroom based examinations:

The examinations will be booked at a QA Centre most convenient to you.

We have 26 locations across the country. Please contact us via email: elearningadmin@qa.com for further information.

The MSP Foundation examination takes place at 3pm on the third day. You must bring signed photo ID with you on any BCS exam (passport, driving licence, student card).

The foundation exam consists of:

  • 75 multiple choice questions
  • 1 hour
  • Closed-book
  • Candidates require a minimum of 35 correct answers (50%) to pass.

The MSP Practitioner examination takes place on the morning of the last day at 10 am. The MSP Practitioner exam consists of:

  • 8 questions, each worth 10 marks each. Total of 80 marks
  • 'Objective Test Examination' format - a style of complex multiple-choice examination.
  • 2½ hours duration
  • Delegates may use their official MSP manual: 'Managing Successful Programmes' only
  • Candidates require a minimum of 40 marks (50%) to pass

Please note that you must pass the foundation exam before attempting the practitioner exam and by successfully passing the practitioner exam, you attain 'Registered Practitioner' status.

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Delivery Method

Delivery method

E-learning

Learn in your own time, at your own pace, and in the comfort of your own home, office, or even on your mobile device.

Total price: £972

MSP Foundation and Practitioner eLearning with examinations
Code: PBPMSPFPEL

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