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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner | MSP® Training Edinburgh

  • Our MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Training Courses are Fully Accredited by BCS - Successfully Trained over 5,000 Delegates Globally
  • Certified MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Courses Include Course material, Manuals, Exams and Certificates
  • GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE IN THE INDUSTRY
  • All our instructors are licenced Project & Programme Managers who deliver Very high MSP® Foundation & Practitioner pass rates
  • Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®) Foundation & Practitioner Courses delivered by world class training instructors in Luxury Venues in Edinburgh
  • Earning potential with MSP® Foundation & Practitioner Certification between £40k and £85k * Book Now
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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 04/09/2017 Edinburgh
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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 06/11/2017 Edinburgh
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MSP® Foundation & Practitioner 18/12/2017 Edinburgh
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Overview

    


MSP Foundation & Practitioner Training

Course Introduction

The Knowledge Academy MSP® course consists of five days of training to help you prepare for and pass the MSP® Foundation and Practitioner exams.

MSP Foundation and Practitioner is a globally-recognised Programme Management qualification which indicates knowledge of best practice in programme management and the ability to apply this knowledge to the workplace. The course includes both exams and has been accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT

This course is split into two parts:

  1. MSP Foundation Course
  2. MSP Practitioner Course

This combined course will teach delegates how to successfully deliver change through the application of programme management. MSP framework is becoming increasingly recognised as a key factor which enables organisations to manage transformation, as experience has shown that organisations are likely to fail to deliver change successfully where the leadership is too weak, or there are unrealistic expectations of the organisational capacity and capability. Adopting programme management approach with MSP helps eliminate such risks and interdependencies to manage, and conflicting priorities to resolve.


What is MSP?

  • MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) is a best practice framework consisting of principles and processes to use in the management of programmes. MSP® breaks down large, complex organisational changes into more manageable projects, and is flexible enough to be adapted to meet the needs of any business.
  • MSP® is managed by the managing body AXELOS. High-profile users include BP, GlaxoSmithKline and the London Olympics.

Pre-Course Reading

We recommend you complete a short pre-course workbook before the course begins. This will be provided.


Prerequisites

This course is open to everyone and there are no prerequisites to attend.


Who Should Attend?

We recommend this course for anybody interested in learning more about Programme Management.


Course Structure

  • The course is five days and structured in two parts
  • During the first three days, you will prepare for the Foundation exam, which will be taken on the third day
  • The final two days will cover material for the Practitioner exam, which you will take on the final day

Course Content

  • The course will cover the following topics:
  • Principles of MSP®
  • Governance Theme
  • Organisation
  • Vision
  • Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
  • Benefit Realisation Management
  • Blueprint design and delivery
  • Planning and Control
  • The Business Case
  • Risk management and issue resolution
  • Quality management
  • Transformational Flow Overview
  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Managing the Tranches
  • Delivering the Capability
  • Realising the Benefits
  • Closing a programme
  • Tailoring MSP® to the programme environment

MSP® Foundation and Practitioner Exams

Foundation exam:

  • Multiple choice
  • 60 minutes
  • 75 questions, including 5 trial questions which are not counted in the final score
  • Pass mark is 50%

Practitioner exam:

  • Uses objective testing, a type of multiple-choice
  • Two-and-a-half-hours
  • 80 questions
  • Pass mark is 50%

Please note:

This IS an open-book examination.


Why choose The Knowledge Academy?

  • We provide you with the official guide to MSP®, ‘Managing Successful Programmes 4th Edition’
  • We also give you copies of all course presentation slides and MSP practice papers to ensure the best learning experience
  • We make the learning experience enjoyable
  • We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice.
  • We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone
  • All of our training is hands-on, using real-world examples
  • As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate
  • Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
  • We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications
  • We provide value for money and trained over 25,000 delegates last year
  • We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide

Click ‘Book Now’ or ‘Enquire’ next to the date of your choice and our expert advisors will be in touch.


Case Study

The organisers of the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympic Games used MSP® to help them manage such a large and complex event.

The Games were a gigantic undertaking for London, and it was important to get them right. Getting the event to go off without a hitch required a vast amount of organisation; venues had to be built on time, transport had to be co-ordinated to work around the Games, and all the different departments and agencies involved, from the Home Office to the Metropolitan Police, had to deliver their services efficiently and effectively.

At the basic level, each project within the Olympic Games could be managed using a Project Management methodology such as PRINCE2. However, at the programme level, where groups of projects were collected together, a different kind of high-level methodology was needed. The principles of MSP were used in order to give structure to the programme, ensuring plans were pulled together and that risks were managed effectively.

The organisers of the Games also understood the importance of stakeholder engagement, a vital part of the MSP® framework. Stakeholders were kept in the loop throughout the project, not just through written reports, but through face to face communication. Furthermore, by looking at the successes and failures with previous Olympic Games, the London 2012 organisers were able to identify potential problems and take the steps to solve them in plenty of time.

Overall, the 2012 Olympic Games were a great success thanks to the programme management provided by MSP®. Every venue was constructed on time and the event stayed within budget.

 


MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS limited


BCS Membership

Included in your professional certification; one year’s free BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, Associate membership.

Upon passing your examination, make the most of your professional certification and continue your career development with BCS Associate membership. Whether you’re looking for career support through the BCS global skills, training and development framework, SFIAplus, seeking promotion or a network of new contacts, we’re here to support you. BCS membership provides exclusive access to resources, content and opportunities that will enrich your career.

BCS Membership allows you to give back to society. Some of the industry’s challenges are around personal data, health, education, and IT capabilities. By becoming part of our professional community you can get involved and do your bit to make IT good for society.

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FAQs
  • Course Availability

    The spaces remaining on all courses across the website reflect the availability of the maximum printed course materials and equipment available in stock for any given event. If the spaces remaining do not appear, then there is comfortably enough lead time to provision course materials and equipment upon booking.


  • Is this course accredited?

    Yes, it is accredited by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT


  • What is the experience of the instructor(s) delivering my course?

    All of our instructors are fully accredited and have over ten years of experience in Programme Management.


  • What does The Knowledge Academy provide me with on the course?

    We provide pre-course reading, the official Managing Successful Programmes manual, The Knowledge Academy courseware folder, official certificates and refreshments.


  • Does the course include exams?

    Yes, the course includes the both the MSP Foundation and Practitioner exams.


  • Are there any prerequisites for the MSP examinations?

    There are no prerequisites for the exams.


  • What is the structure of the exams?

    The Foundation exam is multiple choice and the MSP Practitioner exam is in the "objective-testing" format, a style of multiple-choice examination.


  • What is the pre-course work?

    There is a short pre-course workbook, which we recommend completing.


  • What are the hours of the course?

    The training hours are 9am to 5pm.


  • What time shall I arrive at the venue?

    Please arrive at your training venue for 08:45am.


  • Is there homework?

    There will be a little work to do each night of the course. You’re advised to complete this, as it will give you the best possible chance of passing the exam.


  • How long until I receive course confirmation details?

    You will receive confirmation details as soon as your place has been booked and confirmed.


What's Included?
  • Official Managing Successful Programmes Manual, latest edition
  • The Knowledge Academy Courseware Book
  • Pre-Course Material
  • Exams
  • Certificate
  • Experienced Instructor
  • Refreshments

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Why Choose us?
  • Certified and Approved

    We're accredited by leading training organisations including AXELOS, BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT, APMG, PMI, The Open Group and many more.


  • Best Price Guarantee

    As well as providing the best training in the industry, we'll also provide it at the best price. We'll beat any like for like quote from our competitors.


  • World's Largest Global Training Provider

    We offer training in the more locations than any other provider with over 1200 training locations globally.


  • Trusted by Industry Leading Brands

    We're proud of our range of high-profile clients including brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC, British Airways, BskyB, Sony, AT&T to name only a few


  • Hands-on, Expert Instructor-led Classroom Training

    All our trainers are hand-picked, highly experienced, subject matter experts, who can not only train you but also use real world and practical examples.


  • Dedicated 24/7 Support

    We are here to provide help and guidance before, during and after your training course to make sure you get the most from your training

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The Knowedge Academy is a highly reputable training organisation and I would highly recommend. The customer care was outstanding and the trainer on the MSP course was excellent
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Great instructor, that really addressed the needs of the group. The material was well organized, and instructions for pre-course work were outstanding.
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