MSP Certification

The MSP certifications are offered by Axelos in Managing Successful Programs. The name of those two certificates is MSP Foundation and the second one is MSP Practitioner. This MSP® Foundation and Practitioner Certification program give an understanding of the principles, governance themes and transformational flows set out in the MSP framework. The course boosts your ability to engage with and meet the business requirements of your organization and prepares you for the MSP® Foundation and Practitioners Exam.

MSP Foundation:

Certification of the MSP Foundation introduces the Managing Successful Programs (MSP) methodology and terminology. Foundation certification ensures that you understand the MSP guidance well enough to work in a team to deliver or manage a program. It confirms that you can act as an informed member of a program office, a business change team, or a project delivery team working in an environment that supports MSP.

Who should take MSP Foundation?

  • Those who want to learn how to manage multiple projects and programs
  • Program or project managers
  • People working in a program office
  • Business change managers
  • Program and project delivery team members
  • Those who want to gain a greater understanding of the MSP guidance

MSP Practitioner:

Certification of MSP Practitioner is aimed at project managers, business change managers (BCMs), and people working within the Program Office (PO) or in a specialized or governance position. It demonstrates your ability to understand and apply the principles of MSP, governance issues, and transformational flow processes when managing a program.

Who should take MSP Foundation?

  • Project, program, and business change managers
  • Those who want to implement the MSP framework to real-life scenarios.
  • Project management professionals
  • Program management professionals 

What skills will this course cover?

  • Program management principles
  • Program management processes
  • Risk mitigation
  • Governance Themes and Transformation Flows
  • Issue management
  • Quality control
  • Stakeholder management

Training options:

There are two training options are that are offered for this course:

  1. Self-paced learning
  2. Corporate learning 

Self-paced learning:

In self-paced learning you will get:

  • Lifetime access to high-quality self-paced eLearning content curated by industry experts
  • 3 simulation test papers for self-assessment
  • MSP Foundation & Practitioner exam voucher included
  • 24×7 learner assistance and support
  • Cost: $ 899

Corporate learning 

In corporate learning you will get:

  • Blended learning delivery model (self-paced eLearning and/or instructor-led options)
  • Flexible pricing options
  • Enterprise-grade Learning Management System (LMS)
  • Enterprise dashboards for individuals and teams
  • 24×7 learner assistance and support


There are no prerequisites for the MSP certification but candidates must pass the MSP Foundation-level exam to be eligible to take the MSP Practitioner exam

Career Path:

  • Operations Manager
  • Project manager
  • Quality Analyst 

Who should take the MSP Courses?

  • Program management role
  • Senior project managers 
  • Program managers
  • Operations managers
  • Quality assurance professionals.

MSP (Managing Successful Programs), 5th edition

MSP (Managing Successful Programs), 5th edition is a well-established framework for the management of best practice programs, designed to align programs and projects with organizational strategies and to enable enterprise agility. MSP focuses on delivering benefit outcomes while at the same time attenuating risk and actively engaging stakeholders.

MSP consists of a set of principles, themes, and processes that provide a clear roadmap for the life cycle of the program, including larger, more strategic, complex, or multi-projects.

  • The principles are the characteristics of a successful program.
  • The governance themes allow organizations to put in place the right leadership, organizational structures, and controls.
  • Processes provide a route through the life-cycle of the program to deliver the new capability and the desired outcomes.