M_o_R® Foundation

M_o_R® is a member of the Project and Programme Management suite of AXELOS. It stands for “Management of Risk” and considers risk from different perspectives within an organization: strategic, program, project and operational. The M_o_R® Foundation course provides delegates with an introductive overview of the processes, principles and techniques used in the M_o_R® approach. All subjects are covered in sufficient detail to allow delegates to practice the application of the guidance not only during the course, but also into their own organization.

The successful completion of the M_o_R® Foundation exam will give the delegate a recognized Foundation qualification. The Foundation level measures whether a delegate would be able to act as an informed member of a team or an organization using the M_o_R® method in a broad range of initiatives and disciplines, such as IT and Business continuity management, project / program risk management, operational service management, Security and Availability Management.

Course objectives:

Following the completion of the course participants will be able to:

  • Learn, understand and use the most important concepts and terminology within the M_o_R® Guide.
  • Specifically candidates should for any organizational perspective:
    • Know the facts, terms, concepts and relationships between the four elements of the M_o_R® framework (principles, approach, processes and embedding and reviewing)
    • Understand how the M_o_R® principles, approach, and processes are used
    • Be able to identify the M_o_R® framework documents and understand their uses and differences.
  • Pass the Foundation Exam.
  • Lay a firm Foundation knowledge to allow delegates to move onto Practitioner Level.


M_o_R® Foundation is suitable for any organization or individual seeing the need for guidance on a controlled approach to identification, assessment and control risk at strategic, program, project and operational perspectives.
The Foundation qualification is aimed at:

  • Business Change Managers
  • Program and Project Managers
  • Risk Managers
  • Business and Program and Project Support staff and managers
  • Operational staff and managers
  • Staff and Managers from other disciplines, particularly those responsible for establishing standards and/or integrating them with Portfolio, Project and Program Management methodologies.


There are no prerequisites for this course

Course material:

All course material will be delivered digital and consist of:

  • Course material with slide sett
  • Official M_o_R manual

How to take the exam:

Regular classroom courses:

Paperbased exam at the end of the last course day

Virtual courses:

You will get an exam voucher that gives you access to an online exam. This can be booked and taken home monitored by a proctor via camera.

The trainer will also guide you through the procedures on how to book and prepare for the exam during the course

For both alternatives:

If you fail on your first attempt you receive a free online retake voucher. This can only be conducted online.

Course outline:



  1. Aligns with objectives
  2. Fits the context
  3. Engages stakeholders
  4. Provides clear guidance
  5. Informs decision-making
  6. Facilitates continual improvement
  7. Creates a supportive culture
  8. Achieves measurable value


Approach and Documents

  1. Processes
  2. Identify – Context
  3. Identify – Identify the risk
  4. Assess – Estimate
  5. Assess – Evaluate
  6. Plan
  7. Implement


Embedding & Review - main concepts and context

Perspectives – main concepts and uses Common

Techniques – main concepts and uses Risk

Specialisms– main concepts and uses

About the exam:

  • Multiple choice examination questions
  • 75 questions per paper
  • 35 marks required to pass (out of 70 available) - 50%
  • 60 minutes’ duration
  • Extra time (15 min) for non-natives English speakers
  • Closed book

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