About the certification

The ISO 20700 provides guidelines for the effective delivery of management consultancy services.
The Management Consultancy Services Foundation (ISO 20700) is a certification intended for individuals seeking to validate their knowledge of the ISO 20700.

This exam includes topics such as Scope of ISO 20700, Normative references, Terms and definitions, Principles, Contracting, Execution, and Closure.

The Management Consultancy Services Foundation (ISO 20700) certification exam is an online, closed-book, and remotely-proctored exam.

This exam consists of 40 multiple-choice questions. The passing score is 70%. Candidates will have 60 minutes to complete the exam. The exam is available only in English.

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Information Security Controls Foundation (ISO/IEC 27002)

Exam details

Exam code


Launch date

June 15, 2023

Exam description

The Management Consultancy Services Foundation (ISO 20700) certification exam tests the candidate's knowledge of the ISO 20700.

Current version

v1 (June 15, 2023)

Exam format

Multiple choice; computer-based; closed book (online proctored exam)

Number of questions

40 questions

Passing score

70% (28 out of 40)

Exam duration

60 minutes





Exam description

This exam includes topics such as Scope of ISO 20700, Normative references, Terms and definitions, Principles (General, Other standards, Ongoing evaluation and improvement, Policies (Regulatory framework, Stakeholder engagement and commitment, Code of ethical and professional conduct, Project governance, Capability, Communication, Data protection and confidentiality, Protection of intellectual property, Social responsibility, Health and safety, Risk and quality management, and Guarantees)), Contracting (Purpose, Input, Outcome, Contents (Context, Services and deliverables, Approach and work plan, Roles and responsibilities, Acceptance criteria, and Terms and conditions)), Execution (Purpose, Input, Outcome, Contents (Refining the agreed work plan, Implementing the work plan, Assignment management and monitoring, and Approvals and acceptance)), Closure (Purpose, Input, Outcome, Contents (Legal and contractual matters, Final evaluation and improvement, Administrative matters, Communication, and Outstanding minor issues)).


16 hours


Level 1 (Remembering), Level 2 (Understanding) and Level 3 (Applying)

Recommended reading

• ISO 20700:2017 Guidelines for management consultancy services


There are no prerequisites for this certification

Recommended experience

Six months of work experience in Consulting

Validity period


Exam Content Outline

   Domains Weight

1. Scope of the ISO 20700


2. Terms and definitions


3. Principles


4. Contracting


5. Execution


6. Closure




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Stackable Certifications

Earn 4 certifications and receive a stackable certification (designation).

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Information Security Risk Management Foundation (ISO/IEC 27005)

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