MSP® Foundation and Practitioner e-Learning with Exams

Interactive self paced eLearning course


    tick MSP® Foundation

    The Foundation course introduces the Managing Successful Programmes framework and terminology. The purpose of the Foundation certification is to determine whether you know and understand the MSP® guidance well enough to be able to work with a team involved in the management of a programme or act as an informed member of a programme office, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP®. 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®.

    tick MSP® Practitioner

    The MSP® Practitioner course is aimed at teaching learners to understand and apply the MSP principles, governance themes and transformational flow processes when managing a programme. 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 act as an informed member of a programme management team. That is, someone 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®.

    Why consider an MSP® Course?

    tick Increased Employment Opportunities & Better Salary Rewards

    Project /Programme Management methods and frameworks are evolving faster than ever. This is occurring in order to keep pace with the growing needs of public and private organisations to deliver better project outcomes and benefits. This rapid evolution has expressed itself in recent years in the following ways:-

    • A demand for formally qualified Programme Managers.
    • Rising Salaries for qualified Programme Management Professionals.

    Just take a quick look at job boards like Jobserve and you will salaries in the range of £60,000 to £120,000 per annum.

    tick Get Qualified in less than 1 week

    If you are dedicated it is entirely possible to attain all the qualifications in this course in less than 1 week.

    The course will prepare you for taking the official examinations.

    tick Top Quartile Exam Results
    • People using Balance /SPOCE e-learning products consistently achieve a higher scores in the Foundation exam. This is not surprising when you bear in mind that Balance /SPOCE were one of the first ATO’s to become accredited back in the 1990’s.
    • This e-Learning course has achieved higher Practitioner Exam pass rates when compared to classroom training.
    tick Course accredited, licensed and approved

    This course has been reviewed and accredited by PeopleCert an approved AXELOS examination institute.

    Many eLearning PRINCE2® Courses are not formally accredited or approved by the PeopleCert, which means the courses are invariably not fit-for-purpose in terms of providing the study content necessary to pass the exams. Only accredited providers are allowed to use the appropriate AXELOS logo shown below:-

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    Who should be interested in this course?
    • Members of the Programme Office
    • Business change team members
    • Programme Managers
    • Project Managers
    • Business Change Managers
    • Product Owners, SROs and Project Sponsors
    • Operational Line Managers / Staff participating in a Programme


    There are no prerequisites before you purchase this course.

    This course is brought to you in partnership with SPOCE and as such will be hosted via SPOCE’s website. SPOCE is an APMG approved Training Organisation and like Balance Global was one of the first three APMG ATO’s to be approved back in the 1990s.


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    Course Modules:

    • Getting Started
    • Introduction to MSP
    • Organization and Programme Office
    • Vision
    • Leadership and Stakeholder Engagement
    • Benefits Management
    • Blueprint Design and Delivery
    • Planning and Control
    • The Business Case
    • Risk and Issue Management
    • Quality and Assurance Management
    • Transformational Flow
    • Examination Approaches

    A common concern with eLearning is that you will be un-supported as a learner.  With our courses this is not so.  Not only will you be able to see questions asked by previous learners through subject forums, but you will be able to directly message support if you are stuck or don’t understand something.

    Furthermore, our courses use multi-media and have been carefully designed to cater for different learning styles, preferences and abilities:

    • Visual Learners – our courses are visually engaging, with many diagrams and images to illustrate and highlight key points
    • Auditory Learners – our courses contain clear audio, delivered by subject specialists rather than actors, which we find helps ensure that emphasis is placed on the most important aspects
    • Kinaesthetic Learners – our courses have many test questions and inter-active exercises embedded within them to aid those who learn best through practising what they have learnt
    • Course Accessibility – if you have a hearing impairment, or need to turn the audio off a full transcripts are available within our courses

    Some benefits of eLearning include:

    • Learning can occur at a time and place to suit you – around your work commitments and lifestyle
    • You can repeat the course units, exercises and tests as many times as you like, until you are confident
    • It is often cheaper than classroom courses, and there are no travel costs!
    • Associated exams can also be taken at home, on-line at a time to suit you using ProctorU service

    These Exam have to be used with 180 days of purchase.

    tickFoundation Exam
    • Multiple Choice 75 questions (5 questions are trial and not counted in scores)
    • 35 marks or more required to pass (out of 70 available marks) – 50%
    • Closed Book exam
    • 60 minutes duration
    • This exam texts how much of the theory you have retained and understand
    • Qualification valid for life
    tickPractitioner Exam
    • Objective Multiple Choice
    • 8 questions per paper with 80 marks available in total
    • 40 marks required to pass – 50%
    • 2.5 hour duration
    • Open-book (MSP Guide only)
    • This exam tests if you can tailor and apply the theory to a given case study scenario
    tickAdvantages of Online Proctor Examinations
    • You choose how to take your exam – paper, web based or web proctored
    • You choose the language of your exam – up to 22 languages available
    • You get 24/7/365 customer support for any questions you may have
    • You get instant online provisional results
    • You can view, download and print your e-certificate once the official results are out
    • You receive your hard copy certificate promptly
    • Your employer, potential employer or recruitment agency can verify your certificate online
    tick Languages

    24 Languages supported

    tick Examination Methods & Bookings

    Do not sit the exams before you’re ready and feel confident. We recommend that you should only consider booking an official exam when you have achieved the following:-

    • Worked through all the course sections and units at least once
    • Completed the exam simulator tests and achieved a repeatable score of 55% / above.

    Don’t feel nervous about the exam process. Our comprehensive eLearning course covers the exam syllabus in full and we will also provide you with exam hints and tips. Furthermore, we (unlike many competitors) pay extra for the premium remote proctoring service. With this Proctoring service you will be personally guided through the on-line exam process rather than having your exam being recorded and watched by an invigilator later. This means there are fewer opportunities for your exam to be disqualified because of in-advertent mistakes with in the exam process itself.

    Purchasing this course with exam will automatically send you an email with voucher codes and links to use the codes to make your exam booking booking. The exam is run through our Examination Institute (PeopleCert) remote Proctor service. You can book your exam for a time and day of your choosing including weekends and evenings, but you need to give 10 days’ notice of when this is.

    Within 24 hours of booking your exam you will receive a confirmation email asking you to register on the PeopleCert’s (Exam Institute) website before for your exam takes place.

    Online Proctoring Explained

    Please download the following official PeopleCert Guide

    PeopleCert Proctoring Explained

    Special Dispensations

    There are some conditions (such as dyslexia) that qualify for extra time in the examinations. If you think you may qualify for extra time please let us know when you book your exam.
    Please note that you will need to provide documentary evidence of the condition to qualify for extra time and give us 20 days’ notice of your booking.

    Further help:

    This software has been made available over your network connection via your web browser. The design has been implemented in Adobe Flash and contains Adobe PDF files. Your system should have the following minimum specification:-

    • Windows7®, Vista® or XP®, MAC OSX or Linux Ubuntu
    • Broadband-grade connection (=>0.5MB/sec)
    • Web Browser IE7+, Firefox.

    The system should include the latest updates & service packs. The software is best viewed at 1024 x 768 or higher resolution, a soundcard with speakers or headphones is also recommended.

    Supported Browser: Any latest standards compliant browser (Firefox 3+, Chrome, Safari, MS Internet Explorer 6+)with latest flash player, acrobat reader, sound card with speakers or headphones, and javascript enabled.

    For those concerned that their PC might not be suitable for running a Proctor exam may we recommend testing you equipment using the the PeopleCert Compatability Check

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    • £740.00 Excl VAT
    • 150 Days
    • 30 hours of learning
    • 12 modules
    • Notes to support each lesson
    • Interactive video presented lessons
    • Interactive exercises to consolidate learning
    • Exam simulations
    • Extensive Exam Approaches module
    • Online support
    • Progress Reports
    • Forums
    • Includes Both Official Exams
    • 5 Month Access

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