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The MSP Foundation 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 Foundation Examination is intended to assess whether the candidate can demonstrate sufficient recall and understanding of the MSP programme management framework to be awarded the MSP Foundation qualification.



There are no prerequisites for taking the MSP 5th edition Foundation exam.

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.


Course Materials

Our package includes:


  • PeopleCert Official Training Materials (OTM)

  • Managing Successful Programmes, 5th Edition eBook

  • Sample exam papers and rationales

  • Official PeopleCert MSP® 5th Edition Foundation Exam Voucher (valid for 12 months)


Foundation Exam Overview

Material allowed: None (This is a 'closed book' exam.)
Exam duration: 60 minutes
Number of marks: 60 marks
Pass mark: 36 marks (60% or higher)
Level of thinking: Bloom’s levels 1 & 2
Question types: Classic, Missing word, & List (The questions are all 'multiple choice'.)

“Bloom’s level” describes the type of thinking needed to answer the question.
For Bloom’s level 1 questions, you need to recall information about the MSP Framework.
For Bloom’s Level 2 questions, you need to show understanding of these concepts.

MSP® Foundation 5th Edition Course with Official Exam

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