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The Management of Portfolios (MoP) guidance provides advice and examples of how to apply principles, practices and techniques that help optimise an organisation’s investment in change alongside its business-as-usual (BAU) work. ILX Group’s Management of Portfolios (MoP) Foundation and Practitioner virtual classroom course will prepare you for both the Foundation and Practitioner qualifications in MoP.
The purpose of the Foundation qualification is to confirm that you have sufficient knowledge and understanding to work as an informed member of a Portfolio Office or in a range of portfolio management roles.
The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm that you have sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor the MoP guidance and to analyse portfolio data, documentation and roles in relation to a scenario situation. A successful Practitioner candidate should, with suitable support, be able to advise on the implementation of appropriate practices and techniques, and apply the method to a live portfolio, but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Their individual expertise, the complexity of the portfolio, and the support provided will also influence the impact the Practitioner can achieve.
What is virtual classroom training?
ILX’s virtual instructor-led training combines the personal teaching experience of a classroom, with the ease and flexibility of a virtual environment. Our virtual courses are interactive and engaging, allowing participants to communicate with both the instructor and each other in a collaborative manner.Please review our FAQs for more information relating to virtual learning, including the technical specifications.
This is an intensive five-day course that prepares you for the MoP Foundation and Practitioner examinations. The training is conducted via a virtual training environment. You need to ensure that you can satisfy the technical requirements that can be found on our website here.
You must have passed the Foundation exam prior to undertaking the Practitioner examination.
The Foundation level qualification measures understanding of the principles, cycles, practices, techniques, roles, responsibilities, documents and organizational context within which portfolio management operates. Specifically by the end of the Foundation course you should know and understand the:
By the end of the Practitioner element of the course you should be able to apply and understand how to tailor MoP effectively. Specifically you should be able to demonstrate your ability to:
This is an intensive five-day virtual course, providing all you need to get through the MoP Foundation and Practitioner examination:
For last-minute bookings (10 working days or less before start date), you will be issued with digital materials – this will include all accompanying course materials (usually a workbook) and a manual, if this is included as part of your purchase.
The course materials will be provided in a PDF format and available for download via our virtual platform on the first day of the course. You will need to download and save the materials to your device, so that you can annotate them during the training course.
Your digital course manual will be sent as a PDF/eBook via email from TSO Customer Services (firstname.lastname@example.org), and will only be compatible with Adobe Digital Editions. Therefore you will need to have this installed on your device.
If you would like to receive a physical copy of the manual, please get in touch with a member of our team, and they will talk you through your options.
Introduction and the Practitioner examination overview
Implement, sustain and measure
Portfolio definition cycle
Portfolio delivery cycle
Roles and documentation
This certification is aimed at those involved in a range of formal and informal portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision making, project and programme delivery, and benefits realization. It is relevant to all those involved in the selection and delivery of business change initiatives including:
Important note regarding pre-course
There is mandatory online pre-course work that must be undertaken prior to attending this course. You will be sent full instructions with a link to the online pre course within 48 hours of your confirmed booking. In addition, whilst attending your course there will also be some examination preparation evening work.
Review the technical requirements for the online learning here.
HOW YOU TAKE YOUR EXAM
The Foundation and Practitioner exams are taken online via remote proctor. Two weeks prior to course commencement ILX will arrange for an exam voucher to be issued. You then have a choice you can either:
Book a suitable time after your virtual classroom event has finished to undertake your exam
We currently allocate exam time within the virtual classroom event. So that you can book directly, we will advise you of recommended exam timings as part of the candidate guidance — this is issued three weeks prior to course commencement
Note: You are responsible for booking your own exam.