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MoP® Management of Portfolios Foundation


Course Overview

Management of Portfolios (MoP) is a coordinated collection of strategic processes and decisions that provide a mechanism for organisations to understand, prioritise and balance the resources needed. It enables evaluation of the impact of projects, programs and change initiatives to realise benefits as early as possible, whilst protecting ‘business as usual’.

The MoP Foundation Course gives you a detailed explanation of the steps needed to define and deliver a portfolio of initiatives.

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Entry Requirements

There are no prerequisites for the course; however, some basic understanding of portfolio management principles would be useful.


The foundation course is aimed at those involved in a range of formal and informal portfolio management roles encompassing investment decision making, project and program delivery, and benefits realisation.

It is relevant to all those involved in the selection and delivery of business change initiatives including:

  • Members of management boards and directors of change.
  • Senior responsible owners (SROs).
  • Portfolio, program, project, business change and benefits managers.
  • Business case writers and project appraisers.
Delivery Strategy - instructor led

The course has been structured to be delivered over three (3) interactive days and will be led by our experienced trainers.

Participants will receive a student workbook that includes a series of theories and models, accompanying information, additional reading, written activities, reflective tasks and PowerPoint slides.

Learning Outcomes
  • Scope and objectives of portfolio management and how it differs from program 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.
Exam Format

The objective of the examination is to enable you to demonstrate an understanding of the Management of Portfolios (MoP) principles, cycles, practices, techniques, roles and documentation. The foundation exam uses objective test questions, which require you to choose a response to a question from a set of choices, for which the correct answer is pre-determined.

The foundation exam is a 40-minute closed book, multiple-choice exam at the end of day 3 of the course. You must get at least 25 of the 50 questions correct to pass.

Note: Homework and evening study is highly recommended to prepare for the exam.

Requirements to Receive the Certification

Successful completion of the exam will enable students to receive their certificate direct from PeopleCert.

Exam Terms and Conditions

By enrolling in this course you accept to adhere to the terms and conditions of the LMS.

By enrolling in this course you acknowledge that a 12-month exam voucher will be purchased and issued to you, it is your responsibility to book your own exam.

By enrolling in this course you acknowledge that the exam is a single attempt examination. Following successful completion of the exam a digital certificate will be issued from the certifying body.

Student Resources

Students will receive a digital version of the textbook.


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Course Summary

  • Duration

    3 Days instructor led

  • Exams

    12 Month exam voucher

  • Language


  • Cost

    AUD $1,200