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MSP® Foundation Online (180 Days) Training Course

The MSP Foundation Online Training Course Will Help You Become MSP Certified In Only 180 Days!

Proctored Exam
180 Days Access
£460 (Excl. VAT)€529 (Excl. VAT)$575 (Excl. VAT)


Do you want to start your career in Programme Management? Or would you like to earn some industry-recognised qualifications from home?

This MSP Foundation online training course will provide you with a thorough understanding of the programme management methodology - Managing Successful Programmes (MSP).

The MSP Foundation training course will provide you with the skills you need to confidently use MSP to work within a programme.

Purple Griffon's MSP Foundation online training course will help you to become MSP certified from the comfort of your very own home or office at your own pace.

If you have any questions about purchasing this MSP online training package or would like some tips about learning from home, then you can have a chat with one of friendly training course advisors on +44 (0)1539 736 828 or email and they will be able to help you straight away.

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Payment Details

Full payment is required before your elearning order can be processed. Once payment has been confirmed, the elearning order will be passed to our administration department for set-up and processing.

Access to Your E-Learning

A personal login for our Learning Management System will be created for you and you will receive an email containing details of the URL, username and password.

Please Note

* Depending on when the initial order is taken, it may take up to 48 hours to process.
* Your course access time will only trigger and commence when you first log in.

Course Outline

The MSP Foundation syllabus is below:

  • Principles Of MSP
  • Governance Theme
  • Organisation
  • Vision Leadership And Stakeholder Engagement
  • Benefit Realisation Management
  • Blueprint Design And Delivery
  • Planning And Control
  • The Business Case
  • Risk Management And Issue Resolution
  • Quality Management
  • Transformational Flow Overview
  • Identifying A Programme
  • Defining A Programme
  • Managing The Tranches
  • Delivering The Capability
  • Realising The Benefits
  • Closing A Programme
  • Tailoring MSP To The Programme Environment


The Managing Successful Programmes Foundation online training course will cover the principles and concepts of MSP that will provide you with the knowledge of programme management scenarios.

If you complete the MSP Foundation online course, it will give you the highest change of succeeding in a programming environment.

About the Course

The MSP Foundation online course will show you how to:

  • Understand the 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 given scenario
  • Identify, analyse and distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate application of each governance theme in a given scenario application of MSP® in an exam environment.

Who Should Attend

The Managing Successful Programmes - MSP online training course is suitable for the following roles:

  • Programme Managers
  • Aspiring Programme Managers
  • Programme Board Members
  • Programme Or Portfolio Support Staff
  • Senior Project Board Members

Materials Provided

This MSP Foundation online training course includes:

  • MSP Videos
  • MSP Quizzes
  • MSP Exercises
  • MSP Study Guides
  • The Official MSP Foundation Syllabus
  • MSP Foundation Sample Exam

The duration time will start as soon as you access your online learning portal, or after 28 days - whichever is sooner.

Organisational Benefits

What are the organisational benefits of the MSP Foundation online training course?

  • Align corporate strategy, delivery mechanisms for change and the business-as-usual environment
  • Continually monitor progress, assess performance and realise benefits
  • Apply a common framework of understanding for all programmes
  • Add value by focusing on benefits
  • Encourage feedback in order to refine future strategies based on evidence from programmes

Individual Benefits

What are the personal benefits of the MSP Foundation online training course?

  • Utilise Best Practice in Programme Management to successfully deliver transformational change
  • Carry out the coordinated organisation, direction and implementation of a dossier of projects and transformation activities to achieve outcomes and realise benefits of strategic importance to the business
  • Manage the transition of the solutions developed and delivered by projects into the organisation’s operations, whilst maintaining performance and effectiveness
  • Encourage realistic expectations of the organisational capacity and ability to change
  • Lead business transformation accommodating high levels of complexity, ambiguity and risk

Technical Requirements


  • Screen Resolution: 1020 x 768 or above
  • Network/Internet Connection: 4Mb (megabits) or above
  • Windows XP or higher
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 6+
  • Firefox 3+
  • Safari 4+


  • Screen resolution: 1020 x 768 or above
  • Network/Internet connection: 4Mb (megabits) or above
  • Mac OS X 10 or higher
  • Firefox 3+
  • Safari 4+

Purple Griffon advise you that you use the Firefox Web Browser for the best educational experience and have compatible speakers or headphones.

Please Note: You will be required to have some form of photo ID (passport, government ID or equivalent) for the examination. If the examination includes a document to be printed, then please ensure that you have a printer in the room where you will be sitting the exam. Some examination institutes will ask you to have a small mirror or reflective surface and the proctor will request that you hold this up to show there is nothing attached to the webcam or even the laptop itself. Also, Adobe Flash Player and Shockwave must also be installed on your desktop or laptop prior to the examination.

For a successful MSP Foundation online exam, you will need:

Web Camera 640×480 resolution 1280×720 resolution
PC Users Windows XP Windows 7
Mac Users Mac OS X or higher Mac OS X 10.7 Lion
Internet Download Speed .768 Mbps 1.5Mbps
Internet Upload Speed .384 Mbps 1.5Mbps
RAM 1024MB 2GB


Experience of working in a programme environment is essential. However, if this is not applicable, Project Management experience or Project Board experience may be appropriate, but it is not recommended that you attempt this course without any experience at all.

The MSP Foundation training course on this page is sourced from our strategic training partner, ITSM Zone


It is required for you to have revised the ‘Managing Successful Programme’ work book for at least 15 hours before the online training course.

Exam Overview

MSP Foundation Online Exam

  • Exam Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Exam Format: Closed Book, Multiple Choice
  • Exam Delivery: Online, Webcam Proctored
  • Exam Questions: 75 & 5 Trial Questions
  • Exam Pass Mark: 50% (35/70 Marks Across 8 Questions)

Exam Type

Proctored Exam

Professional Development Units - PDU's

There are no formal Professional Qualification Credits attached to the MSP online training package.


MSP Foundation Certificate

Next Steps

The next step for you to take is the MSP® Practitioner Online (180 Days) training course which provides more detailed knowledge than the MSP Foundation.


Congratulations! After the successful completion of the MSP Foundation training course and examination, you will be awarded the certificate in MSP Foundation.