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MSP® Re-Registration Practitioner eLearning

Managing Successful Programmes (MSP) is the best-practice, proven and internationally accepted approach to the successful delivery of transformational change through the application of programme management.

MSP Practitioner Re-Registration is for anyone who passed their original MSP Practitioner exam a minimum of three years before your exam date and wish to keep their ‘Registered’ status up-to-date. NOTE: prior to 2007, MSP Practitioner was called ‘Intermediate’.

The MSP Practitioner Re-Registration certification is set at the same level as the MSP Practitioner qualification. The purpose of the practitioner qualification is to determine whether a delegate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to apply the guidance to their own work and, hence, 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. Delegates should be capable of applying the MSP guidance in a relatively uncomplicated programme within an environment that uses MSP.

This MSP Practitioner eLearning exam package comprises:

The fully accredited MSP Practitioner eLearning module
Access to a MSP expert throughout the duration of the learning via email
Official MSP Practitioner mock examinations. Whilst the MSP Practitioner Re-Registration exam is only 3 questions from the syllabus, this eLearning provides exam questions covering all syllabus areas for maximum preparation.
MSP Practitioner Re-Registration examination


You should have passed your original MSP Practitioner exam a minimum of three years before your exam date. NOTE: prior to 2007, MSP Practitioner was called ‘Intermediate’.
MSP Practitioner is suitable for project managers, BCMs, experts and advisers working within a programme office and other specialist/governance roles involved in supporting programmes following the MSP guidance together with those wishing to pursue higher level qualifications (e.g. programme managers). This level is also suitable for SROs.
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:
Product registration requires an internet connection and takes only a few minutes to complete

The MSP Practitioner Re-Registration exam consists of:

3 questions, each worth 10 marks each. Total of 30 marks
‘Objective Test Examination’ format – a style of complex multiple-choice examination.
1 ¼ hours duration
Candidates may use their official MSP manual only
Candidates require a minimum of 15 marks (50%) to pass

By successfully passing the MSP Practitioner Re-Registration exam, you retain your ‘Registered Practitioner’ status.

  • Course content

    This fully accredited eLearning course provides you with a thorough understanding of the MSP programme management methodology, providing you with the skills needed to confidently use MSP to manage programmes in line with strategic aims of a business and its day to day running. The course includes tutor support, examination practice and your Practitioner exam.
    You will be able to test what you have learned and review recorded scores. During this period you will have access to a subject matter expert by email.

    The performance of a successful MSP Practitioner delegate is that delegates need to exhibit the competences required for the Foundation qualification and show that they can apply the MSP guidance in a relatively uncomplicated programme within a programme environment.

    Specifically, successful candidates should be able to:

    Identify additional value as a result of managing the described change as an MSP Programme
    Explain and apply each of the MSP principles, the governance themes and the transformational flow processes and their activities
    Explain the relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes, the transformational flow, programme information (documents) and the MSP defined programme management roles
    Produce and evaluate examples of MSP programme information (documents). Know 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 scenario, when creating or reviewing products or making decisions related to each theme, in any or all of the processes
    Identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of each governance theme throughout a programme scenario.

    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

    Leadership and stakeholder engagement
    Benefits management
    Blueprint design and delivery
    Planning and control
    The Business case
    Risks 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

    Viewing the MSP Practitioner eLearning product and attempting all the exercises that we recommend will take approximately 15 hours with some additional reading. Throughout the learning, references for recommended reading are provided, and as everyone learns at different paces, this study duration is guidance only – but that is not to say you can’t do it as many times as you like within your twelve month period!

    MSP® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS

Duration: 15 hours
Price: £495 + VAT

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