PRINCE2® 7 and MSP® Complete Learning Path

Introduction

Develop a holistic understanding of project and programme management with this PRINCE2/MSP learning path. PRINCE2 provides a widely adopted methodology for project management, while the MSP qualification is focused on how to successfully manage programmes and align them with your organisation’s overall strategy.

This learning path will equip you with the tools and knowledge to lead complex and large-scale initiatives, while ensuring that each individual project involved runs smoothly and successfully. The complementary nature of these certifications will develop a powerful skill set for any aspiring project or programme manager.

Who will benefit

Both PRINCE2 and MSP qualifications are widely recognized and respected in the project management industry, and their target audiences may also include professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge and skills in project and program management.

Course overview

This learning pathway will help prepare you for the following exams:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner 
  • MSP Foundation and Practitioner 

 

Course highlights

​The following is included:

  • 12 months online access to our accredited:
    • PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner learning
    • MSP Foundation and Practitioner learning
  • The cost of the PRINCE2 and MSP Foundation and Practitioner exams: valid for 12 months from purchase date. Exams must be taken online via remote proctor
  • The official PRINCE2 and MSP manuals (digital)
  • Full tutor support
  • Exam simulators
  • PRINCE2 process map (digital)

Optional extras

  • The official PRINCE2 manual (hardcopy)
  • The official MSP manual (hardcopy)
  • PRINCE2 process map (hardcopy)
  • Take2 exam insurance – A cost effective solution, providing insurance and peace of mind if things don’t go to plan with your first exam attempt. For more information and terms and conditions click here

Please note: Optional extras are available to purchase at an additional cost in the basket.

  • Digital official manual: You will be sent an email invitation within 48 hours of your purchase to register on the Peoplecert portal. Once registered you will be able to access the digital version of your manual. Please note: There is a 5-year limitation in accessing your eBook.
  • Hardcopy official manual: If you decide to purchase the hardcopy official manual as an optional extra your manual will be shipped to your chosen address within 48 hours of purchase.
  • Hardcopy process map: If you decide to purchase the hardcopy process map as an optional extra it will be shipped to your chosen address within 48 hours of purchase.

Exam information

The exam formats are as follows:

The format of the PRINCE2 7 Foundation exam is as follows:

  • Multiple choice
  • 60 minutes
  • Closed book
  • 60% pass mark (36/60)

The format of the PRINCE2 7 Practitioner exam is as follows:

  • 150 minutes
  • 70 (part) questions, each worth 1 mark
  • 42 (part) questions correct to pass the exam
  • Open book (The PRINCE2 7 official book, should be used but no other material is allowed)

The format of the MSP Foundation exam is as follows:

  • 60 minutes
  • Multiple choice
  • 60 questions
  • 60% pass mark (36/60)
  • Closed book

The format of the MSP Practitioner exam is as follows:

  • Open book (Only the MSP 5th Edition manual is permitted)
  • 60% pass mark (42/70)
  • 150-minute duration
  • Multiple choice

Please note: We would like to inform you that during open book exams candidates can use only official hard copy books or softcopy e-books available only through VitalSource on a secondary device. 

Recertification: This certification has a renew within three years of the award date to remain current. There are multiple ways to recertify, more information regarding the options can be found here.

Recommended experience/qualifications

There are no formal pre-requisites for the PRINCE2 Foundation examination however you must have passed Foundation prior to undertaking the Practitioner examination.

You must hold the MSP 5th Edition Foundation qualification in order to satisfy the prerequisite requirement for the MSP 5th Edition Practitioner exam.

Skills covered

The following are the module names within each of the e-learning courses.

PRINCE2 7 Foundation elearning:

  • Course overview
  • Projects, principles, practices, and processes 
  • People 
  • Processes and practice quiz 
  • Practice:  
    • Business case 
    • Organizing 
    • Plans 
    • Risk 
    • Quality 
    • Issues 
    • Progress 
  • Processes:  
    • Starting up a project 
    • Initiating a project 
    • Controlling a stage 
    • Managing product delivery 
    • Managing a stage boundary 
    • Closing a project 
    • Directing a project 
  • Process model walkthrough 

PRINCE2 7 Practitioner elearning:

  • Course introduction 
  • Principles 
  • People 
  • Practice: 
    • Business case 
    • Organizing 
    • Plans 
    • Quality 
    • Risk 
    • Issues 
    • Progress 
    • Case study 
  • Processes: 
    • Starting up a project 
    • Directing a project  
    • Initiating a project 
    • Controlling a stage 
    • Managing product delivery 
    • Managing a stage boundary 
    • Closing a project 
  • PRINCE2 walkthrough 

MSP Foundation elearning:

  • ​Introduction and key concepts
  • MSP principles
  • MSP themes – Introduction and organization theme
  • MSP themes – Design theme
  • MSP themes – Justification theme
  • MSP themes – Structure theme
  • MSP themes – Knowledge theme
  • MSP themes – Assurance theme
  • MSP themes – Decision theme
  • MSP processes
  • Exam simulator

MSP Practitioner elearning:

  • Introduction
  • MSP principles
  • MSP themes – Introduction and organization theme
  • MSP themes – Design theme
  • MSP themes – Justification theme
  • MSP themes – Structure theme
  • MSP themes – Knowledge theme
  • MSP themes – Assurance theme
  • MSP themes – Decision theme
  • Identify the programme
  • Design the outcomes
  • Plan progressive delivery
  • Deliver the capabilities
  • Embed the outcomes
  • Evaluate new information
  • Exam simulator

Key learning outcomes

By the end of the PRINCE2 7 Foundation elearning you should:

  • Understand key concepts relating to projects and PRINCE2
  • Understand how the PRINCE2 principles underpin the PRINCE2 method
  • Understand the importance of people insuccessful projects
  • Understand the PRINCE2 practices and how they are applied throughout the project
  • Understand the PRINCE2 processes and how they are carried out throughout the project

By the end of the PRINCE2 7 Practitioner elearning you should:

  • Understand how to apply the PRINCE2 principles in context
  • Understand how to apply effective people management in successful projects
  • Understand how to apply and tailor relevant aspects of PRINCE2 practices in context
  • Understand how to apply (and tailor) relevant aspects of PRINCE2 processes in context

By the end of the MSP Foundation and Practitioner e-learning courses you should be able to:

  • Understand key concepts relating to programmes and MSP
  • Understand how the MSP principles underpin the MSP framework and how to apply the MSP principles in context
  • Understand the MSP themes,  how they are applied throughout the programme and how to apply and tailor relevant aspects of the MSP themes in context
  • Understand the MSP processes, how they are carried out throughout the programme and how to apply and tailor relevant aspects of the MSP processes in context
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