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MSP Combi
MSP Programme Management

Program Management  Foundation & Practitioner Course and Certification

QRP International offers the full one week MSP COMBI session to those candidates willing to be trained and certified for the level Foundation and Practitioner during a five day course.

This unique training week includes BOTH the Foundation and the Practitioner examinations and candidates can benefit from a reduction of 15 % on the total price.

The MSP Combi course is divided in two sessions: 3 days MSP Foundation and 2 days MSP Practitioner course as follow:

The MSP® Foundation Course covers the entire syllabus of MSP and prepares participants for the MSP Foundation examination.

The MSP® Practitioner Course provides an opportunity to learn how MSP can be applied to real live programmes and prepares participants for the MSP Practitioner examination.

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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).
  • Identify additional value as a result of managing the described change as an MSP programme
  • Explain each of the MSP principles, the governance themes and the transformational flow activities
  • Explain the relationship between the MSP principles, governance themes, the transformational flow, programme information (documents) and the MSP defined programme management roles and can apply that understanding
  • Apply each of the MSP principles, governance themes and transformational flow processes
  • Produce or evaluate examples of MSP programme information (documents)
  • Identify activities that should be undertaken during each of the processes of the transformational flow together with the accountabilities and responsibilities of each of the defined roles
  • Understand which management products are input to, output from, and updated in each of the six transformational flow processes.
  • Pass the Foundation exam
  • Pass the Practitioner 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).
  • Project managers
  • Experts and advisers working within a programme office
  • 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).
  • SROs

MSP Foundation Exam

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

MSP Practitioner Exam

  • 2.5 hours
  • Objective Test
  • 8 questions
  • 80 possible marks
  • 50% pass mark
  • Open book (MSP manual only)

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. Project Management experience or Project Board experience is desirable for those requiring the Practitioner exam. 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 participant must have obtained the MSP Foundation certification prior to sit the Practitioner exam.


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 & Practitioner Event Handout

This handout contains case studies, exercises and solutions, the MSP Glossary, Foundation and Practitioner test-exams and hints & tips for the Foundation and Practitioner 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, you get a PASS GUARANTEE on your MSP Foundation AND your MSP Practitioner! 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 BOTH Foundation and Practitioner 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 the 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

Need a basic understanding of MSP?

Check our MSP Foundation Course

Already MSP Foundation certified?

Check our MSP Practitioner Course

Virtual Course Calendar

QRP International organises a fully accredited Virtual MSP Foundation & Practitioner Training.

MSP - Combi7 half daysFrench7-8-9-10-14-15-16 December 2020Virtual2356Book now
MSP - CombiConfirmed7 half daysEnglish7-8-9-10-14-15-16 December 2020Virtual2356Book now
MSP - Combi7 half daysEnglish8-9-10-11-15-16-17 February 2021Virtual2356Book now

Classroom Course Calendar

QRP International organises fully accredited MSP Foundation & Practitioner Training in Luxembourg.

MSP - Combi5 DaysEnglish7-8-9-10-11 December 2020Luxembourg2945Book now
MSP - Combi5 DaysEnglish8-9-10-11-12 February 2021Luxembourg2945Book now

5 Reasons to follow your MSP Combi training with QRP

  • 1 +10 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

Discover our Additional Services

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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