Management of Portfolios (MoP®) Foundation

Management of Portfolios (MoP) is a world-class AXELOS framework offering proven principles, practices, and techniques for managing strategic portfolios. Practitioners are experts at driving projects and programs in a way that balances business-as-usual with key change management initiatives.

By the end of this course, candidates will have a clear understanding of MoP and portfolio management. They will be able to utilize the MoP framework’s knowledge and best practices to contribute to portfolio management teams.

Successful candidates will also be fully prepared to sit and pass the MoP Foundation certification exam on their first attempt! Kickstart your portfolio management training with Good e-Learning today!

Welcome to MoP Foundation

Learning Objectives

Module zero introduces you to the course’s main features, learning plan, aims and objectives, and structure. It also offers a syllabus, diagram pack, glossary, further reading and links document, and links to download essential copies of the MoP framework’s publications.

Module 1: What is Portfolio Management?

Learning Objectives

Module 1 introduces portfolio management and implementation. It also defines portfolio, program, and project management, along with the MoP frameworks’ portfolio management model, principles, cycles, and practices. Finally, it highlights the benefits of portfolio management and addresses several common misconceptions.

Module 2: The Strategic and Organizational Context

Learning Objectives

Module 2 looks at the context in which portfolio management operates and, specifically, the functions with which portfolio management must effectively coordinate its activities in pursuit of strategic objectives.

The module also explains key aspects of the relationships between portfolio management and other corporate functions and activities that share a focus on delivering strategic objectives.

Module 3: Portfolio Management Principles

Learning Objectives

Module 3 explores how portfolio management works by describing the five principles on which it is based.

Module 4: Review: Modules 1-3

Learning Objectives

This module presents a series of activities and games to help candidates review the concepts and key terms of the first three modules.

Module 5: Portfolio Management Cycles

Learning Objectives

Module 5 introduces the main approaches to portfolio management and how to sustain progress. It also lays the foundation for the portfolio management practices seen in modules 6 & 7 and examines the purpose of the definition and delivery cycles.

Module 6: Portfolio Definition Cycle

Learning Objectives

Module 6 explains the portfolio definition stage (collating the information in order to determine the right initiatives) through five practices:


Module 7: Portfolio Delivery Cycle

Learning Objectives

Module 7 explains the portfolio delivery stage (the implementation of chosen initiatives) through seven practices:

Management control
Benefits management
Financial management
Risk management
Stakeholder engagement
Organizational governance
Resource management

Module 8: Review: Modules 5-7

Learning Objectives

This module presents a series of games and activities to help candidates review the key terms and concepts from modules 5-7.

Module 9: Practice Exams

Learning Objectives

This module offers two practice exams for the MoP Foundation examination. Candidates also receive an explanation of the exam format.

When you feel you are ready to sit the exam, simply contact Good e-Learning to request your FREE exam voucher.


Learning Objectives

This module provides a video summarizing the content and objectives of the course.

This portfolio management course is designed to prepare candidates to sit and pass the Management of Portfolios (MoP) Foundation certification exam. It features several practice exams to help students get used to exam conditions, as well as a free exam voucher for every student.

You can take the exam online (virtually) at any time using a service provided by PeopleCert.

This course comes with mock exams to help students prepare for the real thing, as well as a FREE exam voucher. (T&Cs apply)

Before booking your exam, it will be a good idea to make sure that your device meets the technical requirements. You can do so via this online test. This test will examine the suitability of your webcam, microphone, and internet connection. Please visit the PeopleCert website for more information and guidance.

When you are ready to use your free exam voucher, simply contact [email protected]. Exam voucher requests are typically processed within two working days, but please allow up to five. Students must request their exam voucher within the course access period, which starts from the date of purchase. For more information, please visit our Support & FAQs page.

MoP Foundation exam:

  • This is a multiple-choice exam consisting of 50 questions
  • There is a time limit of 40 minutes to complete the exam
  • The exam is closed book, with only the provided materials being permitted for use
  • The pass mark for the exam is 50%: you must get 25 out of 50 questions correct

What is Management of Portfolios (MoP)?

‘Management of Portfolios (MOP)’ is an AXELOS framework offering tools, knowledge, and best practices to drive effective portfolio management. Practitioners are able to effectively choose, prioritize, and control an organization’s projects and programs based on their knowledge of strategic goals and the organization’s capacity to deliver results. At the same time, they are able to balance this with ‘business as usual’, sustaining the business while helping it achieve significant change.

How does MoP work?

MoP offers principles, techniques, and practices for portfolio management, with a focus on: Choosing programs and projects that align with strategic objectives, executing programs and projects in a way that maximizes customer and stakeholder value, and driving change initiatives while still managing ‘business-as-usual’ activities.

How can MoP benefit businesses?

MoP practitioners are experts at ensuring change initiatives are targeted, efficient, and cost-effective. They can also engage with stakeholders to ensure they understand the benefits of portfolio management. MoP best practices can also be applied across different areas of a business, including project and program management, as well as strategic planning and stakeholder engagement.

What do I need to know about the MoP exams?

There are no prerequisites for sitting the MoP Foundation exam. However, candidates must pass this exam before they can sit the MoP Practitioner examination.

The MoP Foundation exam features 50 multiple-choice questions. Candidates have 40 minutes to complete the exam and must answer at least 25 (50%) questions correctly to pass.

The MoP Practitioner exam features four questions with 20 marks available per question. Candidates have 180 minutes (three hours) to complete the exam and must score at least 40 marks (50%) to pass.

What does the MoP certification path look like?

Candidates start with MoP Foundation. This syllabus takes candidates through the building blocks of the MoP framework and equips them with the knowledge and practices to effectively contribute to portfolio management teams.

Passing the Foundation exam allows candidates to sit the MoP Practitioner exam. This focuses on applying MoP’s guidance in practice, with successful candidates knowing how to effectively oversee portfolio management teams and initiatives.

Who is this course aimed at?

  • Formal and informal portfolio management roles related to project and program delivery, decision-making, and benefits realization
  • Senior Responsible Owners (SROs)
  • Directors of Change
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Project Managers
  • Program Managers
  • Business Change Managers
  • Benefits Managers
  • Project Appraisers
  • Business Case Writers
  • Management Board Members

What will you learn by taking this course?

  • How to choose projects and programs that best suit your organization’s strategic goals
  • How to manage projects and programs in a way that optimizes value for customers and other stakeholders
  • How to manage portfolios while still keeping daily operations running
  • Everything needed to pass the official MoP Foundation exam

Why should you take this course?

  • This course demonstrates how to get the best returns on investment for change programs and projects
  • Candidates receive a ‘how-to’ guide on portfolio management best practices
  • Candidates learn proven tools and techniques to identify and prioritize portfolio investment
  • Worried about what portfolio management costs to study? This course offers a free voucher for the MoP Foundation exam.
  • This course comes with a variety of engaging portfolio management training assets. These include instructor-led videos, gamified quizzes, downloadable whitepapers, and more!
  • Passing the MoP Foundation certification exam is a prerequisite for taking the MoP Practitioner exam
  • MoP is part of AXELOS ProPath and is required to earn the ‘ProPath Programme Leader’ qualification
  • This course is fully accredited by PeopleCert on behalf of AXELOS.
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  • Course duration: 12+ hours
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