Management of Portfolios (MoP®) Foundation

//Management of Portfolios (MoP®) Foundation

Management of Portfolios (MoP®) Foundation

From: £33.60 / month for 5 months and a £200.00 sign-up fee

The Management of Portfolios (MoP®) guidance provides advice and examples of how to apply principles, practices and techniques which help to optimise an organisation investment in change alongside its Business As Usual (BAU) work.

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About The Course

The Management of Portfolios (MoP®) guidance provides advice and examples of how to apply principles, practices and techniques which help to optimise an organisation investment in change alongside its Business As Usual (BAU) work.

MoP helps organisations to answer a fundamental question: are we sure this investment is right for us and how will it contribute to our strategic objectives? Investment is the key word because portfolio management is about investing in the right change initiatives and implementing them correctly. MoP achieves this by ensuring that:
• The programmes and projects undertaken are prioritised in terms of their contribution to the organisation’s strategic objectives and overall level of risk.
• Programmes and projects are managed consistently to ensure efficient and effective delivery.
• Benefits realisation is maximised to provide the greatest return (in terms of strategic contribution and efficiency savings) from the investment made.

The MoP Foundation course provides an introduction to the Management of Portfolios: the principles, cycles, practices, techniques, roles, responsibilities, documents and organizational context within which portfolio management operates. It will enable you to gain knowledge and understanding required to work as an informed member of a Portfolio Office or in a range of portfolio management roles.

The accredited MoP® Foundation e-learning course fully prepares you for the foundation examination. It is broken into bite-size sessions, combining leading-edge multimedia and interactive exercises for optimum enjoyment and knowledge retention. The Foundation e-learning covers all of the foundation qualification syllabus topics of the MoP Guidance.

The certification is aimed at current and aspiring professionals involved in a range of formal and informal portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision making, project and programme delivery, and benefits realization, e.g. project / programme /portfolio managers, business change and benefits managers / directors as well as professionals from other disciplines who are involved in optimisation of an organisation investment in change. The Foundation certification is also an entry requirement for the Practitioner certification.

Entry Requirements

You do not need any qualifications or work experience to start the MoP® Foundation course.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the MoP Foundation e-learning course you should be able to know and understand the:
• scope and objectives of portfolio management and how it differs from programme and project management,
• benefits from applying portfolio management,
• context within which it operates,
• principles upon which successful portfolio management is based,
• approaches to implementation, the factors to consider in maintaining progress, and how to assess the success of portfolio management,
• purposes of the portfolio management definition and delivery cycles and their component practices, and relevant techniques applicable to each practice,
• purpose and key content of the major portfolio documents,
• scope of key portfolio management roles.

Duration

Course access duration is 12 months.
Approximate time required to complete modules – 12 hours.

AxelosOfficial Exam & Accreditation

The Accreditation body is the AXELOS.

Examination –
• computer-based exam format, taken online via Online Proctoring (webcam, microphone and valid ID required). Further information available here,
• consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions. Pass mark score is 25 out of 50 available (50%),
• examination duration – 40 minutes,
• closed book examination.

There is no re-certification requirement; the MoP® Foundation is a lifetime certification.

If the full package is purchased that includes official examination, the exam code will be issued within 24 hours of purchase via email. The exam code will be valid for 12 months.

When you are ready to take your exam, you will need to provide SkillPoint your exam code to obtain the exam voucher which you will require in order to book the examination. All course modules need to be completed and assessments passed prior to this stage. The exam voucher will be valid for 1 month, so make sure you are ready to take the exam before redeeming your code. You can reschedule the exam as many times as you like within the voucher’s one-month period, but if you need to extend the one-month term, there will be an additional administration fee. Please allow 48 hours between redeeming your exam code and receiving your exam voucher with full instructions on how to book your exam.

Further Study & Career Options

An improved skill set will enable you to qualify for positions within portfolio management environments. Adding MoP® Foundation to your CV proves you possess the knowledge and understanding required to work in portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision making, project and programme delivery, and benefits realization.

Professionals in the following job roles use MoP® guidance: project / programme /portfolio managers, business change and benefits managers / directors as well as professionals from other disciplines who are involved in optimisation of an organisation investment in change.

On successful completion of this course you could progress on to MoP® Practitioner certification to expand your portfolio management knowledge and improve your job prospects further. Also you could progress to AgilePM® Foundation certification in order to learn how to apply the agile methodology to your projects.

Please get in touch with SkillPoint advisor who will discuss your current situation and will provide the advice and guidance to help you create your own tailored learning journey.

About The Course

The Management of Portfolios (MoP®) guidance provides advice and examples of how to apply principles, practices and techniques which help to optimise an organisation investment in change alongside its Business As Usual (BAU) work.

MoP helps organisations to answer a fundamental question: are we sure this investment is right for us and how will it contribute to our strategic objectives? Investment is the key word because portfolio management is about investing in the right change initiatives and implementing them correctly. MoP achieves this by ensuring that:
• The programmes and projects undertaken are prioritised in terms of their contribution to the organisation’s strategic objectives and overall level of risk.
• Programmes and projects are managed consistently to ensure efficient and effective delivery.
• Benefits realisation is maximised to provide the greatest return (in terms of strategic contribution and efficiency savings) from the investment made.

The MoP Foundation course provides an introduction to the Management of Portfolios: the principles, cycles, practices, techniques, roles, responsibilities, documents and organizational context within which portfolio management operates. It will enable you to gain knowledge and understanding required to work as an informed member of a Portfolio Office or in a range of portfolio management roles.

The accredited MoP® Foundation e-learning course fully prepares you for the foundation examination. It is broken into bite-size sessions, combining leading-edge multimedia and interactive exercises for optimum enjoyment and knowledge retention. The Foundation e-learning covers all of the foundation qualification syllabus topics of the MoP Guidance.

The certification is aimed at current and aspiring professionals involved in a range of formal and informal portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision making, project and programme delivery, and benefits realization, e.g. project / programme /portfolio managers, business change and benefits managers / directors as well as professionals from other disciplines who are involved in optimisation of an organisation investment in change. The Foundation certification is also an entry requirement for the Practitioner certification.

Entry Requirements

You do not need any qualifications or work experience to start the MoP® Foundation course.

Learning Objectives

By the end of the MoP Foundation e-learning course you should be able to know and understand the:
• scope and objectives of portfolio management and how it differs from programme and project management,
• benefits from applying portfolio management,
• context within which it operates,
• principles upon which successful portfolio management is based,
• approaches to implementation, the factors to consider in maintaining progress, and how to assess the success of portfolio management,
• purposes of the portfolio management definition and delivery cycles and their component practices, and relevant techniques applicable to each practice,
• purpose and key content of the major portfolio documents,
• scope of key portfolio management roles.

Duration

Course access duration is 12 months.
Approximate time required to complete modules – 12 hours.

AxelosOfficial Exam & Accreditation

The Accreditation body is the AXELOS.

Examination –
• computer-based exam format, taken online via Online Proctoring (webcam, microphone and valid ID required). Further information available here,
• consisting of 50 multiple-choice questions. Pass mark score is 25 out of 50 available (50%),
• examination duration – 40 minutes,
• closed book examination.

There is no re-certification requirement; the MoP® Foundation is a lifetime certification.

If the full package is purchased that includes official examination, the exam code will be issued within 24 hours of purchase via email. The exam code will be valid for 12 months.

When you are ready to take your exam, you will need to provide SkillPoint your exam code to obtain the exam voucher which you will require in order to book the examination. All course modules need to be completed and assessments passed prior to this stage. The exam voucher will be valid for 1 month, so make sure you are ready to take the exam before redeeming your code. You can reschedule the exam as many times as you like within the voucher’s one-month period, but if you need to extend the one-month term, there will be an additional administration fee. Please allow 48 hours between redeeming your exam code and receiving your exam voucher with full instructions on how to book your exam.

Further Study & Career Options

An improved skill set will enable you to qualify for positions within portfolio management environments. Adding MoP® Foundation to your CV proves you possess the knowledge and understanding required to work in portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision making, project and programme delivery, and benefits realization.

Professionals in the following job roles use MoP® guidance: project / programme /portfolio managers, business change and benefits managers / directors as well as professionals from other disciplines who are involved in optimisation of an organisation investment in change.

On successful completion of this course you could progress on to MoP® Practitioner certification to expand your portfolio management knowledge and improve your job prospects further. Also you could progress to AgilePM® Foundation certification in order to learn how to apply the agile methodology to your projects.

Please get in touch with SkillPoint advisor who will discuss your current situation and will provide the advice and guidance to help you create your own tailored learning journey.

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