MSP® Foundation Certification


Course Overview:

MSP Foundation Certification is targeted towards the candidates who work in the business change team, or project delivery team working within an environment supporting MSP.


When is Next Batch

We do not provide the training. We provide only the certification


Key Benefits

This MSP Foundation certificate is also a pre-requisite for individuals wishing to achieve the MSP Practitioner qualification.

Some of the major benefits are:

  • Increase visibility
  • Learn global best-practices
  • Add value to your CV
  • Stay updated with the market

What will I learn?

The purpose of the Practitioner qualification is to confirm whether the candidate has achieved sufficient understanding of how to apply and tailor MSP® in a business scenario. A successful foundation candidate should, with suitable direction, be able to start applying the method to a real project but may not be sufficiently skilled to do this appropriately for all situations. Their individual project management expertise, complexity of the project and the support provided for the use of MSP in their work environment will all be factors that impact what the Practitioner can achieve.

By passing the Practitioner exam, candidates will be able to apply and understand how to tailor MSP effectively to a project within an organization environment supporting MSP.

Specifically, you should:

  • Understand the relationships between the roles, management products, principles, themes, techniques and processes
  • Be able to apply the principles, themes, and processes to a project

Be able to create and assess management products


Is It Right For Me

MSP Foundation is aimed at project managers and aspiring project managers. It is also relevant to other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: Project Board members (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners), Team Managers (e.g. Product Delivery Managers), Project Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts), Project Support (e.g. Project and Program Office Personnel) and operational line managers/staff.


MSP Foundation Course is perfect for you if you belong to any of the following fields:

  • Project Managers
  • Aspiring Project Managers
  • Key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects


Module 1. Overview & Principles

  • The Programme Environment
  • Programme Scaling
  • The Programme Mandate
  • The Vision Statement
  • The Programme Blueprint
  • Programme Processes Flow
  • Programme Management Roles

Module 2. Identifying & Programme

  • The Mandate and Programme Brief
  • The Vision Statement

Module 3. Stakeholder Management

  • Identification and Analysis
  • The Stakeholder Map
  • Communication Strategy
  • The Communication Plan
  • Communication Channels

Module 4. Defining a Programme

  • Programme Definition
  • Use of the Blueprint
  • Business Strategy Flow
  • The Programme Business Case
  • Quality Management Strategy
  • The Programme and Financial Plan

Module 5. Issue Risk & Management

  • The Issue Log
  • Programme and Project Issues
  • Programme Risks
  • Risk Management Strategy
  • The Risk Log and Risk Responsibilities

Module 6. Benefits Management

  • Definition and Process
  • The Vision Statement and Blueprint
  • Direct and Indirect Benefits
  • Benefits Management Strategy
  • The Benefits Plan and Benefits Profiles
  • Programme Benefit Reviews

Module 6. Programme Planning

  • The Planning Process
  • Tranches and Programme Dependencies
  • The Programme Plan and Planning Activities

Module 7. Establishing Programme

  • Programme Activities
  • Results, decisions and responsibilities

Module 8. Organization

  • Programme Management Roles
  • Tailoring and Linked Roles
  • Organisational Structure
  • The Programme Director and Manager
  • The Business Change Manager
  • The Programme Support Office and Programme Assurance

Module 9. Quality and Configuration Management

  • Quality Management
  • Quality Management Strategy
  • Responsibilities for Quality
  • Configuration Management
  • Change Control and Audit

Module 10. Managing the Portfolio

  • Purpose
  • The Project Portfolio activities

Module 11. Delivering Benefits

  • Benefits Management
  • Benefits Management Strategy
  • The Blueprint
  • Benefits Plan and Benefit Profiles

Module 12. Closing a Programme

  • Blueprint and Benefits Plan and Profiles
  • Benefits Management Strategy


There is no pre-requisites for MSP Foundation as such.

How much does it cost?

Standard cost for MSP® Foundation certification is INR 35,000 per participant.

We keep coming with exciting discounts for our participants. Check the current discounted price by calling us. You can also drop an email enquiry and one of our executives will get back to you ASAP.

Exam Format:

  • Objective testing
  • 8 questions - 10 question items per question, each worth one mark
  • 44 marks or more required to pass (out of 80 available) - 55%
  • Two-and-a-half hours (150 minutes) duration, no additional reading time
  • Open book exam (official PRINCE2 manual only)

Job Prospects

A lot depends on your professional background, experience, the speed at which you understand MSP and the interest you have in IT processes. and also you can go for MSP® Practitioner certification to expertise in Project management


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About Novelvista

Over the time, many of our candidates have taken the MSP Foundation course and joined the project management fields of big organizations. Be it HP, Intel, Atos, Accentures, Tech Mahindra or Wipro, with our guidance our candidates were able to crack the interviews with some wonderful remarks. In NovelVista’s MSP Foundation, we don’t only stick to the theories, but help our participants to become flexible in the project management world. Our MSP Foundation certification will be nothing like any ordinary certification you imagine. We follow a vast range of creative methodology which will allow you to wrack your grey matter and boost your energy up to participate. Our industry expert trainers have curated the certification sessions in a storytelling format with an exhibition of concepts with the help of professional examples, self-analysis and group discussions, case studies as the application of the concepts which were taught, vibrant presentations along with individual and team activities.


MSP Foundation certification In Pune:

MSP Foundation certification in Pune focuses on spreading a clear understanding of the MSP tool and the way it works amongst project managers and aspiring project managers. If you take up the MSP Foundation certification, your career will have a different turn for good which will open the doors towards exclusive opportunities. Hiring an employee with an MSP Foundation certification helps the business to provide a unified framework for all team members to work with. It is perfect for companies going through mergers and acquisitions. Along with all these, MSP has a primary focus of including and engaging all stakeholders, to ensure that they have the opportunity to cooperate at key times during the program lifecycle, it provides a strategy for managing the complex relationships between the interested groups in a long-term transformational change initiative. Hence, it goes without saying that the MSP Foundation certified individuals have efficient decision-making skills and put in place flexible management regimes, so changes can be completed successfully in an organized manner. 

After the completion of MSP® Foundation certification, candidates will not only own an MSP Foundation Certification but will have access towards:

  • Increased visibility
  • Learning global best-practices
  • Added value to CV
  • Staying updated with the market

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MSP Foundation certification is valid for a lifetime. You don’t have to renew it again and again.

We provide practice tests for the MSP Foundation course as well as Q&A sessions and interactive group discussions.

The amount we take is for the training and certification both. You won’t have to pay twice for one course at NovelVista.

We keep arranging lucrative discounts for our previous participants. Drop a query regarding this and one of our executives will inform you regarding this right away!

If you are stuck or in another city or not being able to make it to our classroom for any reason, you can attend our virtual training sessions from home and take the  MSP Foundation Exam afterward.


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