MOP® Foundation & Practitioner

The objective of the course is to prepare students for both the MoP® Foundation and Practitioner level examinations. To confirm understanding of the MoP® principles, cycles, practices, techniques, roles and documentation. This will enable them to work as an informed member of a Portfolio Office or in a range of Portfolio Management roles.

3 day(s)
14 900


In this MoP Foundation & Practitioner Course participants will learn the key aspects of the Management of Portfolios (MoP) methodology. MoP helps organizations ensure if the investments are done in the right change initiatives and implementing them correctly. This is achieved by:

  • Prioritizing the programs and projects in terms of their contribution to the organization’s strategic objectives and overall level of risk.
  • Managing the programs and projects consistently to ensure efficient and effective delivery.
  • Maximizing the benefit by providing the greatest return from the investment made.


  • Those aimed at those involved in a range of formal and informal portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision making, project and program delivery, and benefits realization.
  • Those involved in the selection and delivery of business change initiatives.
  • Experienced portfolio managers, managing large and complex portfolios of change initiatives.
  • Members of portfolio offices and senior managers (e.g., financial managers, quality managers)  involved in setting strategic goals and giving direction to the organization’s portfolio of changes.


  • Members of Management Boards
  • Directors of Change
  • Senior Responsible Owners (SROs)
  • Portfolio, program, project, business change and benefits managers
  • Business case writers
  • Project appraisers

Learning Objectives:
Individuals certified at the MoP Foundation level will have demonstrated their understanding of:

  • Define the scope and objectives of portfolio management and how it differs from program and project management.
  • List the benefits of applying portfolio management.
  • Explain the context it operates in.
  • List the principles successful portfolio management is based on.
  • List the different approaches to implement MoP.
  • List the factors to maintain progress and how to assess the success of portfolio management.
  • State the purpose and key content of the major portfolio documents.
  • Define the scope of key portfolio management roles.

Individuals certified at the MoP Practitioner level will have demonstrated their understanding of:

  • Defining the business case to get senior management approval for portfolio management.
  • Planning the implementation of portfolio management.
  • Selecting and adapting MoP principles, practices, and techniques to suit different organizational environments.
  • Evaluating examples of MoP information including documents and role descriptions.
  • Analyzing the solutions adopted in relation to a given scenario.

There are no formal prerequisites. However, candidates are required to have passed the MoP Foundation exam in order to be certified at the Practitioner level.

Course Materials:
Participants receive a copy of the classroom presentation material and the handbook, which contains reference materials. It is mandatory for participants to have the official Management of Portfolios (MoP) Book.


Foundation Exam

Practitioner Exam


  • Exam fee is NOK 2.500,- + VAT
  • The Foundation exam is in closed book format.
  • The exam consists of 50 multiple choice questions.
  • A minimum score of 50% is required to pass the exam.
  • The exam lasts 40 minutes. Additional time may be given for certain handicaps, and if the exam is not available in the candidate’s native language.
  • Identification is required.


  • Exam fee is NOK 3.400,- + VAT 
  • The practitioner exam is in open book format.
  • The exam consists of 8 objective type questions with 10 marks available per question.
  • 40 marks or 50% passing rate is required to pass the exam (out of 80 available).
  • The exam lasts 180 minutes. Additional time may be given for certain handicaps and if the exam is not available in the native language.
  • Identification is required.


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