AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) - Only 5 Days

Seven reasons why you should sit your MSP course with Firebrand Training

Find Out How We Help You To Learn New Skills Quickly

  1. You’ll be trained in just 5 days.
  2. Our course is all-inclusive. A one-off fee covers all course materials, accommodation and meals
  3. Pass MSP first time or train again for free. This is our guarantee. We’re confident you’ll pass your course first time. But if not, come back within a year and only pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs
  4. You’ll learn more. A day with a traditional training provider generally runs from 9am – 5pm, with a nice long break for lunch. With Firebrand Training you’ll get at least 12 hours/day quality learning time, with your instructor
  5. You’ll learn faster. Chances are, you’ll have a different learning style to those around you. We combine visual, auditory and tactile styles to deliver the material in a way that ensures you will learn faster and more easily
  6. You’ll get award-winning training. We’ve been named in Training Industry’s “Top 20 IT Training Companies of the Year” every year since 2010. As well as winning many more awards, we’ve trained and certified 61,909 professionals, and we’re partners with all of the big names in the business
  7. You'll do more than study courseware. We use labs, case studies and practice tests to make sure you can apply your new knowledge to the work environment. Our instructors use demonstrations and real-world experience to keep the day interesting and engaging

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"Great experience in training class, due to well paced delivery by our instructor."
Michael Graston, SHELL. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (12/12/2016 to 16/12/2016)

"A great course that prepares you to set out on your own and apply structures & best practices in your daily work. Highly recommended. Really appreciated the instructors energy & ability to draw from experience."
Anonymous - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (22/2/2016 to 26/2/2016)

"I found the course extremely well run. It has a full packed week, but definitely a great way to learn."
Laura Wise. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (22/2/2016 to 26/2/2016)

"Excellent training provided in an environment designed to enhance learning of MSP."
Anonymous - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (22/2/2016 to 26/2/2016)

"A fabulous course! If you enjoy accelerated learning, thrive in a pressured environment and a will to learn and to achieve then this is for you! So much knowledge in such a short space of time. Highly recommended."
Kaye Rushbrook, LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (13/7/2015 to 17/7/2015)

"A really worthwhile course that can be adapted and used in the workplace. Good structure that I will use in my career going forward."
Clare Messenger, LINCOLNSHIRE COUNCIL. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (13/7/2015 to 17/7/2015)

"The instructor was fantastic. He made the difficult challenge of accelerated learning easy to live with. Despite long days his teaching style is motivating. The "BOOT CAMP" method is definitely the best way to learn MSP quickly and get your accreditations."
Mike Smith, Fujitsu. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (8/12/2014 to 12/12/2014)

"The instructor is very knowledgeable and professional. With the support of the Firebrand infrastructure, this course is a must do for anyone in the programme management environment."
Helen Barge, not applicable. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (8/12/2014 to 12/12/2014)

"An intensive, focused learning experience where I immersed myself in the subject of MSP and learnt a great deal from the instructor & peers."
Anshu Jain, PAYBACK GmbH. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (6/10/2014 to 10/10/2014)

"Intense but still fun way to learn speedily & get certified!"
Roger Bates, Europcar Group UK Limited. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (6/10/2014 to 10/10/2014)

"Full on but fun. Thanks to my instructor."
Paul Gurling, Candover Valley Management. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (6/10/2014 to 10/10/2014)

"Fujitsu chose Firebrand and sent us on this course. It reduced time away from work. The instructor was extremely professional and attentive to the differing needs and preferred learning styles of the class."
Alasdair Penman, Fujitsu. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (18/8/2014 to 22/8/2014)

"MSP advanced is tough but doing it through Firebrand's accelerated approach really focuses you on the subject in addition to getting you through exams."
Brian Scott, Service Management Connect Ltd. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (9/6/2014 to 13/6/2014)

"Be prepared to work hard, but you'll learn a lot and get qualified in a week!"
Ros Combes, Nuffield. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (17/2/2014 to 21/2/2014)

"Excellent training carried out by a very knowledgeable instructor; ensuring I had all I needed to pass the exams."
David Bennett, Tryzens Ltd. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (17/2/2014 to 21/2/2014)

"An excellent way of learning + networking"
Sam Vine, ITSM Limited. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (17/2/2014 to 21/2/2014)

"Professional and experienced trainer helping throughout the training to achieve the benefits of learning and get certified at the same time"
Lipi Sarkar, British Heart Foundation. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (17/2/2014 to 21/2/2014)

"Great Course and tutor, highly recommended."
Mark Griffith, Red Kite Law LLP. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (19/8/2013 to 23/8/2013)

"Great Training, very clear, tough but no pain no glory! "
Darren Burke, capgemini. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (19/8/2013 to 23/8/2013)

"Excellent Facilities, Excellent mannered staff comfortable accommodation and great food."
Dave Scott, David Scott Solutions LTD. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (10/6/2013 to 14/6/2013)

"Tough but rewarding and delivers results."
Bob Nicholls, Hewlett-Packard UK Ltd. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (10/6/2013 to 14/6/2013)

"ideal way to learn for a contractor where it is important to pack as much as possible into a learning day and with a guarantee to insure you get the qualificaion for the cv"
Audrey Philbrooks, eManagers Ltd. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (8/4/2013 to 12/4/2013)

"This course is intense, you are immered in it for the full week, which helps tremendously in aquiring the required knowledge, as you are free from distractions. The instructor was very good, explaining well, repeating concepts until they sunk in. The atmosphere was relaxing yet very focused. It was everyting that we needed to pass all 3 exams."
Julie Perton, aldermore. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (8/4/2013 to 12/4/2013)

"Firebrand Know their stuff"
Andreas Atteraas Grønbekk, Sykehuspartner. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (3/12/2012 to 7/12/2012)

"An efficient way to learn and pass certification exams"
Paul Jones, Actividentity. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (3/12/2012 to 7/12/2012)

"Recommend Firebrand! Focused, professional, good facilities, good materials."
Isabel Sinclair, Contractor. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (3/12/2012 to 7/12/2012)

"You get out what you put in. the quality of the instructor and approach together with the facilities give you the best chance of success"
Peter Maddigan, Insubric Limited. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (3/12/2012 to 7/12/2012)

"Hard work but if you prepare properly on advance (as firebrand advise) you can be sure of the quality of the teaching to serve you in every chance of succeeding."
Paul Evans, na. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (1/10/2012 to 5/10/2012)

"Great study environment, great instruction, great guidance and i passed :) "
Tim Kelly, integralis. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (1/10/2012 to 5/10/2012)

"excellent course very well structured and presented."
Joanne Williams, MSP. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (30/7/2012 to 3/8/2012)

"Well structured training with lots of useful examples, proper preparation for the exam and good to apply the knowledge in practice."
Adrienn Feie, vodafone. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (30/7/2012 to 3/8/2012)

"Firebrand are as good as what they say. 6 days of focussed study, case studies and discussions almost assure you of the skills, knowledge and the certification. The Wyboston lake is an amazing setting to stay focussed and relax in situations of extreme pressure. I would definitely recommend Firebrand for all training needs."
Chennakeshav Adya, tungsten consulting services ltd. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (30/7/2012 to 3/8/2012)

"A good way to throw yourself into the course and get the most out of it. Everyone on the course is in the same boat and would recommend their training to anyone."
Philip Norwell, safety contracts uk ltd. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (30/7/2012 to 3/8/2012)

"I have found firebrand and its staff to be welcoming, supportive and throughly well prepared for the task at getting the students up to speed and prepared for the exams in question. A throughly enjoyable experience and in which I no doubt will repeat."
Scott Futley, barclays. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (30/7/2012 to 3/8/2012)

"The quality of food accommodation and environment were all conductive to intensive learning programme. The course materials were very helpful. The quality of tuition was excellent."
Anon.. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (20/2/2012 to 24/2/2012)

"Whilst the course was extremely intense, the quality of training enabled understanding in a fast paced enviroment"
Anon.. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (20/2/2012 to 24/2/2012)

"Firebrand - Training that works"
Anon.. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (20/2/2012 to 24/2/2012)

"Excellent way to gain knowledge. It is an intense course and you must be prepared to put the work and effort into get the best out of the course."
Anon.. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (20/2/2012 to 24/2/2012)

"Expect to do a long day, and cram lots in, however you will learn new concepts and pointers that will assist you in your role"
Anon.. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (20/2/2012 to 24/2/2012)

"The mix of theory and discussion of real-world applications was just right."
Anon.. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (20/2/2012 to 24/2/2012)

"An excellent course that really adds value to my understanding and experience; would choose Firebrand again"
Anon.. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (20/2/2012 to 24/2/2012)

"A well structured course"
Anonymous - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (19/12/2011 to 23/12/2011)

"It worked for me"
P.D. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (6/9/2010 to 10/9/2010)

"Having attended Firebrand Training on two occasions it would be hard to push to fault the balance providing a centre for learning and a condusive place to study."
D.M. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (6/9/2010 to 10/9/2010)

"Having attended Firebrand Training on two occasions it would be hard to push to fault the balance providing a centre for learning and a condusive place to study."
D.M. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (6/9/2010 to 10/9/2010)

"Firebrand Training operates a system that ensure learners have a positive, enjoyable and successful learning experience."
Ben Musara, CWDC. - AXELOS MSP® (Managing Successful Programmes) (5 days) (14/6/2010 to 18/6/2010)

"The Firebrand Training course provides an intense and focused leaning opportunity to fully grasp the necessary understanding, skills and awareness to meet your learning objectives and exam requirements."
C.W. - AXELOS PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (19/12/2016 to 21/12/2016)

"Firebrand provided a great experience for achieving certification which is necessary to achieve my work and stay updated with industry qualification standards and requirements."
Kwesi Jhannon Fanus, Xrosp Technologies Ltd. - AXELOS PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (19/12/2016 to 21/12/2016)

"Time is Money, this course is ideal for gaining the required certifications. Intensive but very educational."
Paul Hiles, EDM Consultants (EMEA) Ltd. - AXELOS PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (19/12/2016 to 21/12/2016)

"Great tuition from a well versed trainer. Would recommend to anyone looking to get certified "
Daniel Singer, Vantage Referral Management. - AXELOS PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner (3 days) (19/12/2016 to 21/12/2016)

MSP accredited by APMG

The goal of this five (5) day MSP® course is to teach students a base-line for managing programmes with a structure to strengthen the coordinated management of a portfolio of projects and to achieve strategic organisational benefits.

Programme Management provides the framework for implementing business strategies and initiatives, or large-scale change, where there is a "vision" of the programme's outcome - a transformed organisation for example. Programmes Management helps to organise, manage, accommodate and control these changes so that the eventual outcome meets the objectives set by the business strategy.

Our Managing Successful Programmes Certification Program

  • Allows you to achieve your certifications in a fraction of the time of 'traditional training' while delivering industry-leading exam passing percentages
  • Helps students grasp complex management concepts more easily by identifying and catering to individual student learning styles through a mixed visual, auditory and kinaesthetic-tactual delivery system
  • Enhances retention by employing accelerated learning techniques focused on committing information to long-term memory

MSP® is a Registered Trade Mark of AXELOS Limited.

The MSP® Accredited Training Organization logo is a trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

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Having proof of your skills and knowledge gives you the edge over other candidates when applying for a job. Here are some additional benefits of earning your MSP® Certification:

  • Independent validation of achievement of a level of competency accepted and valued by the industry
  • Proven understanding of fundamental MSP® -related practices
  • Increased knowledge, leading to increased job satisfaction
  • Well-defined career path, leading to higher level certifications
  • Proof of transferable skills and a solid credential, which make you more marketable

What Managing Successful Programmes can do for your company Certification provides companies with skilled employees, leading to:

  • Maximized efficiencies in recruiting, hiring, training and promoting employees
  • Operational improvements and greater efficiencies organization-wide
  • Creation of best practices and uniform management processes across all areas in your business
  • Increased productivity as certified professionals are able to perform at accepted industry standards

Who should earn a Managing Successful Programmes Certification?

  • Senior Responsible Owners and Service Managers considering implementing a Programme Management System
  • Mangers who are new to the whole managing projects management in a multi-project environment
  • Project Managers who are part of a larger programme and who need to be aware of the wider issues
  • Department Managers, whose staff is involved in Programme Management Systems
  • Business Change Managers in all areas of the organisation

Career changers

Managing Successful Programmes certification is an excellent way to develop in the management sector of the IT industry. Managing Successful Programmes focuses on the latest management standards.

Business professionals

A MSP® certification demonstrates knowledge of management standards and best practices. Taking the time to learn new IT management concepts shows a commitment to keep pace with today's technology-driven economy, to better understand a customer's business, and to become more self-sufficient by better understanding the technology on which almost every professional relies.

Experienced and certified IT professionals

If an experienced IT professional does not already have a widely recognized certification, he or she should earn a certification to show current or potential employers a measurement of their skills and expertise.

Other accelerated training providers rely heavily on lecture and independent self-testing and study.

Effective technical instruction must be highly varied and interactive to keep attention levels high, promote camaraderie and teamwork between the students and instructor, and solidify knowledge through hands-on learning.

Firebrand Training provides instruction to meet every learning need:

  • Intensive group instruction
  • One-on-one instruction attention
  • Hands-on labs
  • Lab partner and group exercises
  • Question and answer drills
  • Independent study

This information has been provided as a helpful tool for candidates considering training. Courses that include certification come with a Certification Guarantee. Pass first time or train again for free (just pay for accommodation, exams and incidental costs). We do not make any guarantees about personal successes or benefits of obtaining certification. Benefits of certification determined through studies do not guarantee any particular personal successes.

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Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading by email prior to attending the course. This pre-reading comprises a mixture of theory, sample questions and application of MSP, the set Case Study 'MSPCare' which presents a complex programme scenario, a sample advanced practitioner examination paper and answer guidance.

Firebrand Training provides thorough instructor-led training to ensure that you learn the fundamentals, obtain hands-on skills and earn your certification. You will emerge able to immediately apply your new knowledge in your career environment.

Course Materials

Students attending this blended-learning program will receive a robust set of course materials that caters to each of the three primary individual learning-intake styles (auditory, visual, and kinaesthetic-tactual) - critical for a successful accelerated learning experience.

Daily lectures, labs, and review sessions are supplemented by a combination of:

  • Proprietary Lab Manual & Program Courseware - developed to address the unique demands of accelerated learners
  • Self Test Testing Software

Firebrand Training has an aggressive educational schedule that thoroughly covers all essential elements necessary to attain the Managing Successful Programmes Certification during the program.

Modules

  • Introducing the Managing Successful Programm
  • Organisation, Leadership, Programme Management Processes
  • Stakeholder Management and Communication, Programme Planning and Control
  • Business Case -, Risk -, Benefits - and Quality Management
  • Foundation exam
  • Practitioner exam
  • Advanced Practitioner exam

Course program in detail

Introduction to Programme Management

  • Programme Definition
  • Programmes vs. Projects
  • The Programme Management Environment
  • Using Programme Management

Organisation and Leadership

  • Principles
  • Basic Programme Organisation
  • Roles

Programme Management Processes and Products

  • Identifying a Programme
  • Defining a Programme
  • Managing Benefits
  • Closing a Programme

Stakeholder Management and Communication

  • Stakeholders
  • Stakeholders Management
  • Stakeholder Map
  • The Stakeholder Management Strategy

Programme Planning and Control

  • The Programme Plan
  • Contributions
  • Planning Steps

Business Case Management

  • The Business Case
  • Developing the Business Case
  • Reviewing the Business Case
  • Programme and Project Business Cases

Benefits Management

  • Realising Benefits though Change
  • Disbenefits
  • Objectives of Benefits Managing
  • The Benefits Management Process
  • The Benefits Management Strategy
  • Identifying and Modelling Benefits

Risk Management and Issue Resolution

  • Risks and Issues
  • Programme and Project Level Risks and Issues
  • Managing Risk at the Programme Level (process as per MSP® manual)
  • Risk Management Strategy
  • Issue Resolution Strategy
  • The Issue Log
  • Change Control

Quality Management

  • Configuration Management
  • Quality Management
  • Audit and Assurance

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You will be prepared for, and sit the following exams during the course:

Foundation

Multiple choice style, closed book examination consisting of 75 questions to be completed within 60 minutes. Candidates need to achieve a mark of 35+ to pass the paper.

Practitioner (previously known as Intermediate)

Open book paper. Nine questions with a total of 180 marks available to be completed within 2.5 hours. Candidates need to achieve a mark of 90+ to pass the paper. A pre-requisite for this exam is a score of 60% at Foundation level for candidates that have taken the Foundation exam on or after 1 March 2008. Candidates that have taken their Foundation exam prior to 1 March 2008 are exempt from this rule.

Advanced Practitioner (previously known as Practitioner)

Essay-based, open book paper. Up to three questions with a total of 75 marks available to be completed within 2.5 hours. Candidates need to achieve a mark of 38+ to pass the paper.

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Included:

  • MSP Axelos Accredited Courseware

The following is provided before you attend the course, and must be brought with you.

  • Managing Successful Programmes (2011 Edition) ISBN: 9780113313273

Delegates will also be provided with pre-course reading by email prior to attending the course. This pre-reading comprises a mixture of theory, sample questions and application of MSP, the set Case Study 'MSPCare' which presents a complex programme scenario, a sample advanced practitioner examination paper and answer guidance.

Paying close attention to the pre-reading materials will significantly help a delegate's prospects of success on the course. It is recommended that candidates spend 10 hours working through the pre-reading.

Firebrand Training offers top-quality technical education and certification training in an all-inclusive course package specifically designed for the needs and ease of our students. We attend to every detail so our students can focus solely on their studies and certification goals.

Our Certification Programmes include:

  • Intensive Hands-on Training Utilising our (Lecture | Lab | Review)TM Delivery
  • Comprehensive Study Materials, Program Courseware and Self-Testing Software including MeasureUp *
  • Fully instructor-led program with 24 hour lab access
  • Examination vouchers **
  • On site testing ***
  • Accommodation, all meals, unlimited beverages, snacks and tea / coffee****
  • Transportation to/from designated local railway stations
  • Examination Passing Policy

Our instructors teach to accommodate every student's learning needs through individualised instruction, hands-on labs, lab partner and group exercises, independent study, self-testing, and question/answer drills.

Firebrand Training has dedicated, well-equipped educational facilities where you will attend instruction and labs and have access to comfortable study and lounging rooms. Our students consistently say our facilities are second-to-none.

Firebrand goes digital

We’re currently migrating from printed to digital courseware. Some courseware is already available in digital, while other books remain in printed form. To find out if this course is digital, call us on 080 80 800 888.

There are several benefits of easy-to-use digital courseware: downloads are immediate, and you’ll always have your courseware available wherever you are. You won’t need to wait for a printed book to be delivered before you start learning – and it’s better for the environment. You can choose to download the courseware to your own device, or borrow one of ours.

Considering a Microsoft course? Always have the most up-to-date Microsoft digital courseware with ‘Fresh Editions’. This gives you access to all versions of digital courseware – you’ll receive updates and revisions of your textbook, at no charge, for the life of that course.

Examination Passing Policy

Should a student complete a Firebrand Training Program without having successfully passed all vendor examinations, the student may re-attend that program for a period of one year.  Students will only be responsible for accommodations and vendor exam fees.

Please note

  • * Not on all courses
  • ** Examination vouchers are not included for the following courses: PMI, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CISSP CBK Review and CSX Practitioner Level 1,2 and 3
  • *** On site testing is not included in our PMI, CISA, CISM, CGEIT, CRISC, CSX Practitioner or ITIL Managers and Revision Certifications
  • **** Accommodation not included on the CISSP CBK Review Seminar

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To be successful in the Managing Successful Programmes course you should have six months' experience in project management.

Unsure whether you meet the prerequisites?

Don’t worry - we’ll discuss your technical background, experience and qualifications to determine whether this accelerated course suits you.

Just call us on 080 80 800 888 and speak to one of our enrolment consultants.

Firebrand is an immersive environment and requires commitment. Some prerequisites are simply guidelines; you may find your unique experience, attitude and determination enables you to succeed on your accelerated course.

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