Management of Portfolios (MoP)® Foundation

  • For aspiring and practising Portfolio Management professionals
  • Specialise in techniques for planning and implementing successful change portfolios
  • Enhance your confidence and skills to become an expert Portfolio Management Professional
  • Qualify and validate your skills with the support of expert Tutors, Study Coaches, and Recruitment Advisors

    Management of Portfolios (MoP)® Foundation

    The Management of Portfolios (MoP)® Foundation certification is like having a compass for effective portfolio management: just as a compass helps you navigate through unknown territories, this certification empowers you with the knowledge and skills to navigate the complexities of portfolio management, ensuring that you steer your organisation towards success.

    By obtaining this best-practice certification, you will gain be able to analyse and prioritise investments, align projects and programmes with strategic objectives, and optimise resource allocation within your organisation. It equips you to effectively manage risks, adapt to change, and make informed decisions that maximise the value of your portfolio.

    Whether you are an experienced professional seeking to enhance your portfolio management skills or a rising star aiming to excel in this field, MoP® Foundation will serve as your compass, guiding you towards achieving strategic goals and ensuring the success of your organisation.

    Why study with us?

    • Stay motivated and manage your time effectively through regular one-to-one follow-ups with your certified Tutor and Study Coach
    • You have 24/7 access to your online courses, so you can study at your own pace and save on travel costs (plus an exclusive AI Tutor Bot for round-the-clock questions)
    • Your official certification means that your experience is validated through industry-recognised material and highly valued in the UK (and the world!)
    • Your Exam Simulator will prepare you for your official exam by providing all the conditions for sitting and passing your exam successfully, as well as your end-module quizzes
    • A Simulated Project Assignment gives you the opportunity to virtually shadow a Project Manager and gain real-world, practical experience
    • Your Student Community Forums give you the opportunity to share questions, ideas, and knowledge with other professionals studying this certification
    • Your CV and LinkedIn profile will receive complete makeovers from your Recruitment Advisor to make sure you maximise your chances of securing rewarding opportunities
    • Career and recruitment support gives you advice on how to secure and succeed in job interviews, including mock interviews and exclusive interview preparation tailored toward your prospective company and role
    • Your expert Career Consultant will help you choose the right certification, and combine it with strategic guidance to make sure you achieve success in your professional journey

    Avoid the negative effects of making the wrong decision about your development journey, have an open Q&A with an expert. 

    What’s included?

    • Consultation with a Career Consultant to corroborate your course choice
    • Unlimited, 12-month access to the MoP® Foundation Course
    • Official MoP® Foundation Exam
    • Certified Tutor to provide assistance with course queries
    • Access to a full Support Team for assistance with examination, notes, and study queries
    • A professional, Portfolio Management-oriented CV rewrite
    • A LinkedIn profile overhaul to maximise your new networking opportunities

    Certification: Management of Portfolios (MoP)® Foundation
    Vendor: PeopleCert on behalf of Axelos
    Course prerequisite: There are no formal prerequisites to study this qualification
    Study time: 10 to 20 hours
    Key learning objective: You will identify techniques to successfully implement, maintain, and measure a portfolio, as well as validate your skills as an effective member of the Portfolio Office.

    Certification details

    ITonlinelearning is partnered with ILX, a verified PeopleCert & Axelos Accredited Training Organisation (ATO), which means that this certification has been rigorously assessed and approved to meet industry standards.

    Accrediting body
    PeopleCert is the global leader in the delivery of examination and accreditation services, delivering millions of exams in over 200 countries for over 20 years. PeopleCert develops and delivers market-leading Business & IT and Language exams worldwide, enabling individuals to reach their full potential and realise their life ambitions through learning.

    In July 2021, PeopleCert acquired Axelos, a joint venture company created in 2013 by the Cabinet Office on behalf of Her Majesty’s Government (HMG) in the United Kingdom and Capita plc (CPI.L).

    Certification expiry
    As of 2023, PeopleCert Best Global Practice certifications need to be renewed after 3 years of having obtained your qualification. This is to ensure your certification remains in line with current best practices within your industry.

    We are an Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for the UK’s most esteemed learning providers

    Our courses have been developed in collaboration with industry-leading experts and are created by ITonlinelearning for you, exclusively.

    MoP® Foundation

    What You Will Learn

    Identify techniques to successfully implement, maintain, and measure a portfolio, as well as validate your skills as an effective member of the Portfolio Office.

      Definition Cycle

      You will be introduced to the key aspects of MoP. This includes MoP as an integral part of a suite of Best Practice Management products, providing you with a comprehensive understanding of its place within the broader context of organisational management. You will also delve into the definitions of crucial terms such as Project, Programme, and Portfolio, gaining clarity on their individual meanings. Furthermore, you will explore the descriptions of Project, Programme, and Portfolio Management, comprehending their respective roles and functions.

      The Context for MoP

      You will explore the strategic and organisational context in which portfolio management operates. A key aspect of this context is understanding the relationship between Portfolio Management and other functions or activities within an organisation that require coordination. You will be equipped to foster collaboration, facilitate communication, and drive synergy among different functions, ultimately leading to more successful portfolio outcomes and organisational success.

      Roles, Responsibilities, and Documentation

      You will explore the various roles and responsibilities that are integral to effective portfolio management. You will gain knowledge of the different roles involved in portfolio management, such as the Portfolio Manager, Portfolio Office, and Investment Appraisers, understanding their specific responsibilities and contributions.This knowledge will enable you to foster transparency, alignment, and successful outcomes across your organisation’s portfolio initiatives.

      MoP Principles

      You will explore the MoP principles that form the foundation of effective portfolio management. These principles serve as guiding values and beliefs, contributing to the success of portfolio management practices. By comprehending the MoP principles and the keys to their success, you will be equipped with the knowledge and insights necessary to apply these principles within your organisation. This will enable you to foster a culture of portfolio management excellence, enhance decision-making, and achieve successful outcomes for your portfolios.

      Implement, Sustain, and Measure

      You will learn about the three approaches to implementing MoP: top-down, bottom-up, and combined. Each approach has its own advantages and considerations, and you will gain insight into when and how to apply them effectively. By comprehending aspects of implementation, sustainability, measurement, and organisational energy, you will be equipped to effectively implement and embed portfolio management practices within your organisation.

      Definition Cycle

      You will explore the definition cycle, which comprises of 5 key practices aimed at effectively defining portfolios. These practices provide a structured approach to defining and shaping portfolios in alignment with strategic objectives. By comprehending these 5 definition practices, you will be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to define portfolios effectively. This will enable you to shape portfolios that are aligned with strategic objectives, well-planned, and poised for success.

      Delivery Cycle

      You will explore the delivery cycle, which encompasses 7 key practices aimed at effectively delivering portfolios. These practices provide a structured approach to executing and realising the benefits of portfolios. You will be equipped with the knowledge and tools necessary to effectively deliver portfolios. This will enable you to execute initiatives in a coordinated manner, manage risks and stakeholder engagement, and ultimately realise the intended benefits of the portfolio.

      Your Success is Assured

      Expert Career Consultants

      Our expert Career Consultants select qualifications that align perfectly with your aspirations by collaborating with you to identify your desired end-goal.

      Certified Tutors

      Our certified Tutors are there to assist you with course questions, exam queries, and revision so you have all the support you need to ace your exams.

      Study Coaches and Mentors

      Your Study Coach and Mentor is dedicated to guiding and supporting you throughout your journey by providing motivation, encouragement, and monitoring progress.

      Experienced Recruitment Advisors

      Your Recruitment Advisor will provide you with the tools you need to succeed, like an industry-oriented CV, Linkedin profile overhaul, and exclusive resources.

      The Key to Your Success

      Your Expert Career Consultant has received extensive training in the solutions we offer, and they understand that making the wrong choice can have a negative impact on your career, and overall well-being. They’re here to: 

      • Get to know you, your goals, and your experience 
      • Help you through the best options for you
      • Make sure you choose the right path: financially, psychologically, and professionally. 
      Meet your Team

      Career and Progression Prospects

      Portfolio Management is used in a plethora of sectors, but here are a few roles you’re qualified to explore with this certification:

      Portfolio Manager

      Portfolio Officer

      Portfolio Administrator

      Portfolio Executive

      Why Choose ITonlinelearning?

      Customer-Approved Service since 2007

      You will benefit from our perfected learning & development formula by enjoying support that forms the crux of our values and mission. Our TrustScore of 4.9 has remained consistent with thousands of 5-star reviews, so we’re happy to report that our customers agree.

      An Endorsed Qualification & Reputation

      When we say accredited, we mean that official experts from our licensed organisations have evaluated and approved our training material to ensure it meets their refined standards. These qualifications thus make you a credible and reliable professional.

      Tailored Advice & Consulting

      There is no one-size-fits-all approach to achieving personal and professional goals. You deserve career consulting and employability advice tailored toward your specific skills, experience, and aspirations – luckily, this is our forte.

      Full Student Success Team

      To drive your success forward to the finishing line of your goals, our team comprises of professionals available at the press of a button to provide clarity on questions you have regarding your exam booking and preparation, portal and logins, assignments, as well as quizzes. You can also access one-to-one Tutor and Mentor Support so that your queries can be resolved swiftly and comprehensively. Our Tutors are experienced and certified in their fields, too!

      Bolster Your Income Potential & Job Security

      Your certification will provide you with a significant competitive advantage by validating your skills and knowledge – with that, you can either contribute toward your current company or grow in another one.

      Finance that suits your lifestyle

      You shouldn’t have to sacrifice your lifestyle in order to advance your skills. With your development at the forefront of our mission, we have personalised financing options so that you can live comfortably whilst investing in your future.

      View Our Success Stories

      Our TrustScore maintains a steady rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars for excellent service, but don’t take our word for it.

      Projecting Your Salary

      We want to help you achieve the best outcome in your studies so that you can flourish in your selected development pathway.

      £47.8K /

      per year

      Portfolio Support

      £47.6K /

      per year

      Portfolio Manager

      £55.2K /

      per year

      Portfolio Analyst

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      MoP® Foundation
      Frequently Asked Questions

      You have questions, and we have all the answers

      The Management of Portfolios (MoP)® Foundation focuses on providing a comprehensive understanding of the principles, processes, and techniques involved in effectively managing portfolios within organisations.

      MoP Foundation is for anyone looking to function as an informed memeber of a Portfolio Office, or for those working in Portfolio environments. This includes members of Management Boards, Directors of Change, Senior Responsible Owners, Portfolio, Programme, Project, Business Change and Benefits Managers.

      The MoP Foundation certification is assessed and awarded by means of an examination. This exam comprises of 50 multiple choice questions per paper (meaning you will have to select your answers from the options you are provided with). Your exam will be 40 minutes long, and you will be required to score 50% (25 out of 50) or higher in order to pass. This is a closed-book exam.

      By completing the MoP Foundation certification, you gain enhanced knowledge of portfolio management principles and practices, enabling you to make informed decisions, effectively manage risks, optimise resource allocation, and deliver successful portfolios. This certification strengthens your professional profile, increases career opportunities, and demonstrates your commitment to best practices in portfolio management.

      As of 2023, PeopleCert Best Global Practice certifications need to be renewed after 3 years of having obtained your qualification. This is to ensure your certification remains in line with current best practices within your industry.