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MSP® Practitioner 5th Edition Course including Official Exam

The MSP Practitioner qualification is intended for:

  • Programme managers and aspiring programme managers

  • Project managers/senior project managers

  • Business change managers

  • Other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including project board members (e.g. executive), project assurance, and project support

  • Operational line managers/staff (e.g. process owners) operating within a programme environment

  • Other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of programmes, including: programme board members (e.g. senior responsible owner), programme assurance, and programme management office personnel

  • Portfolio management staff

  • Specialist programme staff.

The MSP Practitioner examination is intended to assess whether the candidate can demonstrate sufficient ability to apply and tailor the MSP programme management framework to be awarded the MSP Practitioner qualification. A successful Practitioner candidate should, with suitable direction, be able to start applying the framework to a real programme but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Their individual programme management expertise, the complexity of the programme, and the support provided for the use of MSP in their work environment will all be factors that impact what the practitioner can achieve.


To take the MSP 5th edition Practitioner exam, candidates are required to have an MSP 5th edition Foundation certificate.

Course Objectives

At the end of this course, the delegate will be able to:

  • Understand key concepts relating to programmes and MSP.

  • Understand how the MSP principles underpin the MSP framework.

  • Understand the MSP themes and how they are applied throughout the programme.

  • Understand the MSP processes and how they are carried out throughout the programme.

  • Understand how to apply the MSP principles in context.

  • Understand how to apply and tailor relevant aspects of the MSP themes in context.

  • Understand how to apply and tailor relevant aspects of the MSP processes in context.

Course Materials

Our package includes:

  • PeopleCert Official Training Materials (OTM)  including Learner Kits

  • Sample exam papers and rationales

  • Official PeopleCert MSP® Practitioner Exam Voucher (valid for 12 months)

Practitioner Exam Overview

Material allowed: This is an 'open book' exam. (MSP® manual only)
Exam duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (150 minutes)
Number of marks: 70 marks
Pass mark: 42 marks (60% or higher)
Level of thinking: Bloom’s levels 3 & 4
Exam format: Scenario, additional information & questions
Question types: Standard Classic & Matching 'multiple choice'.

“Bloom’s level” describes the type of thinking needed to answer the question.
For Bloom’s level 3 questions, you need to apply your knowledge to a situation.
For Bloom’s level 4 questions, you need to analyze the information provided and reason whether a course of action is effective/appropriate.

MSP® Accredited Training Organization Certificate
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