MSP® Practitioner

The MSP Practitioner Level proves you have sufficient understanding to apply the MSP Guidance.

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MSP® Practitioner

Project Management / MSP® Practitioner
  • Renowned programme management methodology
  • Unified and structures framework
  • Increase earning potential by up to 25%
  • Exam simulators for pre-test practice
  • Additional modules for exam preparation
  • Expert tutor support


MSP® or Managing a Successful Programme is a structured methodology for effective programme management. The course includes a set of proven principles and processes that help managers to break down complex programmes into comprehensible and manageable projects aligned to their business goals.

A programme is made up of a set of related projects that deliver a specific organizational goal. The MSP® online training course provides an in-depth exploration of programme management, which includes identifying the strategic business goal and the benefits to be delivered, defining responsibilities for individuals involved, establishing the programme, monitoring and coordinating the projects, auditing the programme for quality assurance, managing the transition, identifying and managing risks and closing the programme when the end goal is achieved.  

Benefits for Individuals

More organizations today are realizing the benefits of employing certified programme managers to achieve transformational changes and this increase has been noted across different industries. The MSP® certification significantly improves career prospects, guiding individuals into a more lucrative career globally in the public, private and non-profit sectors.

Benefits for Organizations

Training your staff in MSP® provides a common understanding of a strong framework, mitigating communication and productivity loss. A unified framework also keeps all key stakeholders involved and aware of their responsibilities expediting delivery of the projects within a programme.

MSP® helps organizations to:

  • Breakdown corporate initiatives into clearly defined projects
  • Plan the projects that support a programme
  • Identify key stakeholders and define their roles and responsibilities
  • Manage risks and change efficiently
  • Deliver projects within the agreed budget and timeframe
  • Audit to maintain quality

Course Outline

The MSP® course is a fully accredited course, which includes the following modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction to MSP® Practitioner
  • Module 2: MSP Process Model Walkthrough
  • Module 3: Governance and Principles
  • Module 4: MSP Programme Scenario
  • Module 5: Business Case Simulation
  • Module 6: Risk Management Simulation
  • Module 7: Benefits Mapping Simulation
  • Module 8: Creating a Blueprint Simulation
  • Module 9: Quality Management Simulation
  • Module 10: Planning and Control Simulation
  • Module 11: Exam preparation
  • Module 12: Exam Simulator (mock exams)

Click here to download a detailed copy of the course syllabus.


The course includes an exam voucher for the MSP Foundation and Practitioner examination, which can be taken virtually online using a service provided by PeopleCert. Please ensure that your device meets the system requirements before booking your exam.

You can do so via this online test.

Please visit the PeopleCert website for more information and guidance.

MSP® Practitioner

It is important to note that individuals must hold a current MSP® Foundation certificate to be eligible to take the Practitioner examination.

  • Objective testing
  • Eight questions per paper, 80 marks available in total
  • 40 marks required to pass – 50%
  • 150 minutes/2.5 hours
  • Open book – Only the official printed hard copy of the Managing a Successful Programme Guide is allowed.
  • Online Proctored exam.
  • 12 months’ access from the date of purchase to complete your training.
  • 24 hours of online training content
  • Interactive and engaging videos
  • Exam voucher
  • Exam simulator with mock exams to help you prepare
  • Additional revision modules
  • Study schedule
  • On/off tracker
  • Searchable microlearning units and modules
  • Accessible through multiple devices
  • Offline player for study on the move
  • Access to Orbus Learning Ecosystem
    • Detailed personal performance report
    • Community for Business and IT professionals
    • Resource Centre (articles, case studies, white papers, etc.)
    • Support Suite
  • Tutor support

What is MSP®?

MSP® or Managing a Successful Programme is a structured methodology for effective programme management. It is a proven and established methodology that explains programme management principles, governance themes and transformational flow that should be applied.Is MSP® suitable for only IT projects?

No, MSP® is a generic methodology that can be applied to a project of any nature across any business sector.

Who owns MSP®?

MSP® is owned by Axelos Ltd. It is a certification scheme that carries three levels of certification, Foundation, Practitioner and Advanced Practitioner.

Is the MSP® course accredited?

Yes, the MSP® Foundation and Practitioner course has been accredited by Axelos Ltd.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

To book and take the MSP® Practitioner examination, you must produce proof of having passed the MSP® Foundation examination.

What is the duration of this course?

The seat time of the MSP® Practitioner level is 24 hours. This includes all the learning modules, revision modules, module level assessments and the mock exams.

What is the duration of access?

Learners get 12 months of access from the date of purchase of the course.

How long is the exam valid for?

Learners get 12 months from the date of purchase to complete their examination.

How can the exam be taken?

The course includes an exam voucher for the MSP Practitioner examination, which can be taken virtually online using a service provided by PeopleCert. Please ensure that your device meets the system requirements before booking your exam.

You can do so via this online test.

Please visit the PeopleCert website for more information and guidance.

When you are ready to take the exam, please contact us on to request your exam voucher.

Does the course include a manual?

The course does not require a manual, however, you can compliment your training with the official MSP® manual called Managing Successful Programmes 2011 Edition.

What is an exam simulator?

The purpose of the exam simulator is to provide learners with a mock examination before attempting the final certification exam. The mock exams are official exams provided by Axelos which are timed and scored on the simulator.

What is a revision module?

The revision module provides learners with a summary of the key topics covered within the course. The module also includes tips and guides that can help learners with their exam preparation.

How does the on/off tracker work?

The online tracker provides an ideal time duration to complete the course and alerts users when they go off-track. Note, the tracker is purely a ‘nice to have’ feature that works on a recommended timeframe and does not hold any impact on the duration of access.

Which is the Learning Management System (LMS) used?

Docebo is integrated into the Orbus Learning Ecosystem.

What is the minimum system and browser requirements?

Click here to view the latest system and browser requirements to efficiently run this course.

How can I get help?

For tutor, technical and administrative support please mail us on


This course is delivered by Good e-Learning who are the accredited training provider.

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Key Features

  • Duration of access: 12 months

  • Training hours: 24 hours

  • Accredited by: PeopleCert

  • Certification Exam: Yes

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