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MSP Foundation

MSP Foundation Course and Certification

The MSP® Foundation Training covers the entire syllabus of MSP and prepares participants for the MSP Foundation examination.
This level aims to confirm that a candidate has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the MSP guidance to interact effectively with those involved in the management of a programme or act as an informed member of a Programme office team, business change team or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP. To this end they need to show that they understand the key principles and terminology within the MSP guidance.

The MSP Foundation is a three day course, delivered as a classroom event and is designed for people who require a general level of MSP understanding. The training is a mixture of theoretical and practical sessions.

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Following the completion of the course participants should:

  • Understand the programme management environment and the characteristics of different types of programmes
  • Understand the benefits of applying the MSP guidance to the management of a programme of transformational change
  • Understand the purpose of the defined roles
  • Understand the purpose of the seven MSP principles, the nine governance themes and the six transformational flow processes
  • Understand the purpose of MSP programme information (documents)
  • Pass the Foundation exam

Target audience

  • Programme office team members
  • Business change team members
  • Project delivery team members
  • Anyone who needs to understand the terminology and concepts underpinning MSP
  • Those wishing to pursue higher level qualifications (e.g. programme managers and SROs)

MSP Foundation Exam

  • 1 hour
  • 75 questions
  • Multiple choice
  • 50% pass mark
  • Closed book

Upon successful completion of the exam and following confirmation of the results, the participants will receive a unique, secure and auditable electronic certificate from PeopleCert.


It is desirable but not essential that participants have some experience in working on programmes. Pre-read material will be sent by courier to each participant prior to the event and is expected to be fully read before attending the course.


The following course material is included for this event:

  • Pre-Event Study Materials

The event preparation materials include the MSP Manual and a structured Pre-Event Study Guide

  • MSP Foundation Event Handoutt

This handout contains case studies, exercises and solutions, the MSP Glossary, Foundation test-exams and hints & tips for the Foundation Examination.

Why choose QRP?

  1. Prepare more efficiently with our pre-course study guide available online
  2. Receive the latest version of the official MSP manual ‘Managing Successful Programmes ‘ in advance
  3. Save money, our prices include pre-course material, manuals, exams and certificates.
  4. Achieve practical experience thanks to our own accredited course material
  5. Get examples of several programme management experiences, all our trainers have 15+ years experience in major enterprise transformation programmes and 5+ years experience in MSP
  6. Get it right, our training course is fully accredited by PeopleCert!
  7. Just Relax, we have a 97% pass rate on the MSP Foundation exam! At QRP International we promise to provide the highest level of training and service to help you gain your MSP certification. We’re confident that you’ll pass your Foundation exam at the first attempt with us and If you don’t, we will let you take the course a second time at no cost, you will just have to pay your resit exam fee

Do you have more than 2 participants interested in that course? Ask for our multiple discount rate
Do you need to adapt the course to your organization? Look at our customized solution

Already MSP Foundation certified?

Check our MSP Practitioner Course

Need a Full MSP Course?

Check our MSP Combi Course

Classroom Course Calendar

QRP International organises fully accredited MSP® Foundation Training all over Europe

MSP - Foundation3 DaysGerman11-12-13 November 2019SwitzerlandZurichCHF2950+ VATBook now
MSP - Foundation3 joursFrench9-10-11 Décembre 2019FranceParis1880+ VATBook now
MSP - Foundation3 DaysEnglish9-10-11 December 2019BelgiumBrussels1825+ VATBook now
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MSP - Foundation3 DaysEnglish10-11-12 February 2020BelgiumBrussels1825+ VATBook now
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MSP - Foundation3 joursFrench21-22-23 Septembre 2020FranceParis1880+ VATBook now
MSP - Foundation3 DaysEnglish5-6-7 October 2020BelgiumBrussels1825+ VATBook now
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5 Reasons to follow your MSP Foundation training with QRP

  • 1 +15 years’ experience
  • 2 +15.000 Delegates certified
  • 3 Official MSP Manual
  • 4 Pre-course study guide
  • 5 Strategic Partner of Axelos


Nothing makes us happier than hearing how happy we make you!

“If you have always died to know how to realise benefits and business objectives of a range of projects, the MSP training is for you ! Top course and well known reference in the world of programme management !”

Philippe Josseron

Project Director France @ British Telecom, France

“Useful MSP course conducted by an experienced Instructor”

Panos Gkrilla

Project Manager @ Orange Business Services, Switzerland

“I do would like to recommend the MSP course provided by QRP International in Brussels. A very competent and knowledgeable trainer, convenient central location and perfect facilities. Overall a good investment !”

Manuel Mendes

Budget Officer, Budget Planning & Analysis, Executive Management @ NATO, Belgium

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In addition to traditional training, we provide a complete solution to ensure that the standards of the method are embedded and customised to your business environment.


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