Topics which can make a difference in Prince2 certification
PRINCE2 certification requires you to pass two levels of examination.
Foundation Level, and
The PRINCE2 Foundation examination is designed to test your knowledge and understanding of PRINCE2. The exam format is as below:
Multiple choice questions
Total of 75 questions in each paper
Duration of an hour
Five questions to be for trying and scores not counted
50% marks required in order to pass, that is 35/70
The Foundation level exam is the first of the two PRINCE2 examinations that you are needed to pass in order to qualify as a PRINCE2 Practitioner. This level examines if a candidate is capable of acting as a knowledgeable member of a project management team in using the PRINCE2 technique under a project setting supporting PRINCE2. They are required to prove that they understand all the terminologies and principles of the process, precisely, applicants must be capable to:
Define the purpose and chief contents of all the roles, the 7 principles, the 7 themes & the 7 processes.
Establish that which management product is input to & output from the 7 processes.
Establish the key components and chief purpose the major management products.
Establish the associations between processes, roles, management dimensions and deliverables of the project.
The PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam is an objective test exam. It requires you to give the best possible answer for a project management scenario. The exam format is as follows.
Open book exam (PRINCE2 manual â€“ official)
A total of 8 questions with 10 items for each question, each of one mark value
55% or more required for passing, that is 44/80.
Duration of 2.5 hours, there is no extra reading time
This level targets to determine if a candidate could use PRINCE2 in running and management of a non-complex project in a setting that supports PRINCE2. In order to prove it they require to display the capability required in Foundation qualification, & demonstrate that they are capable of applying and adapting PRINCE2 in addressing the requirements and problems of a given project scenario. The candidate is required to:
Produce exhaustive descriptions of entire principles, processes and themes and working examples of every PRINCE2 product as they can be used to address any specific circumstance in a provided project setting
Demonstrate they comprehend the relations between principles, processes and themes & the PRINCE2 products and will be apply to use this understanding
Establish that they comprehend the details behind principles, processes and themes, and they recognize the principles behind these fundamentals
Establish their capability to adapt PRINCE2 to various project settings.
Main Points to learn
PRINCE2 and the Bigger Picture
Making the project managing team
Describing responsibilities and roles
Altering the project authority to various kinds of projects
Beginning of a Project
Stating a Project Briefing
The crucial Business Case
Initiating the Project
Formulating project Policies for Risk, Communications and Quality
Making a Project Plan
Gathering Project Instigation Document
Outlining Client Quality Prospects
Quality supervision, control and planning
Stages of the plan & the planning prospect
Utilising the Creation Based Design technique
Writing Product Descriptions documents
Advancement and Alteration
Technical and Management phases
Managing by exception
Handling Concerns and alteration
Managing by stages
Outlining Risk managing plan
Utilising a Risk managing protocol
Applying suitable risk managing responses
Directing the Project
Approving project instigation
Approving the project & individual stages
Providing ad-hoc course and routing through difficulties
Running the Project
Regulating the Stage: organising project teams & work packages
Working Product Delivery: construct and examine products
Handling Stage Boundary: glance back, see the bigger picture, glance forward towards the further stages
Finishing the Project
Intended and untimely close
Assessing the project
Writing the End Project and Lessons Learned Reports
In the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam six of the questions will be on the PRINCE2 themes â€“ Business Case, Organization, Quality, Progress, Risk, Plans and Change.
The rest two questions will be about the PRINCE2 Processes. For the exam, the processes are organized into three groups:
Opening Up a Project & Initiating it
Leading a Project, Handling a Stage Boundary and Finishing a Project
Supervising a Stage and Handling Product
In case you have not seen already that the 7 PRINCE2 Principles & the Appendices aren't incorporated here. Nevertheless, they might still be asked in the exam. The Process groups and Themes mentioned above are just the basis for every question. The Practitioner is all about knowing how the entire mechanism works collectively.
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