PRINCE2® Certification Training: Foundation and Practitioner

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PRINCE2 is one of the most widely used methods for managing projects in the world. PRINCE2 has been designed to be generic so that it can be applied to any project regardless of project scale, type, organization, geography or culture. This PRINCE2 certification course provides the knowledge required to prepare for and take both the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams, which are given during the course.

 

PRINCE2® Certification Training: Foundation and Practitioner

Key Features of this PRINCE2 Certification Training:

  • Earn PRINCE2 certification online or in class
  • Foundation and Practitioner exams included
  • PRINCE2 manual and pre-course study guide included
  • After-course instructor coaching included

You Will Learn How To:

  • Prepare for and take the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Exams
  • Apply the proven PRINCE2 project management process model
  • Implement the PRINCE2 principles, a framework of good practice
  • Initiate projects with clear scope, agreed responsibilities, and acceptable risk levels
  • Apply minimum controls to keep projects on track and deliver agreed levels of quality
  • Close projects with expected outcomes, next steps, and lessons
  • Improve exam-taking techniques with sample questions and papers

Certifications/Credits:

APM Group--PRINCE2 PMI 29 PDU

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  • 5 days of instructor-led training — View Schedule
  • Earn 29 PMI PDUs
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PRINCE2 Instructor-Led Course Information

  • PRINCE2 Practitioner and Foundation Course Description:

    Learning Tree’s PRINCE2 certification training course includes 29 hours of Instructor-Led Training (ILT) or Virtual Instructor-Led Training (VILT) presented by a real-world PRINCE2 practitioner. Both the Foundation and Practitioner exams are administered during the class.

  • Requirements

    • To sit for Practitioner exam, passing the PRINCE2 Foundation certificate, or providing proof of holding at least one of the following certifications:
      • PMP (Project Management Professional)
      • CAPM (Certified Associate in Project Management)
      • IPMA Level A (Certified Projects Director)
      • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)
      • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)
      • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate)
  • Course Preparation

    • Prior to the course, we recommend 20 hours of study of the following PRINCE2 materials that will be sent to you three weeks prior to the course:
      • PRINCE2® manual, " Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2®"
      • Study guide to help structure your reading of the manual
    • During the course, two hours of evening study each night is required
  • Exam Information

    • The PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams are given in class. The PRINCE2 Foundation Exam is given on Day 4, and the PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam is given on Day 5.
    • If you fail the Foundation Exam, you have the opportunity to retake it during this course. If you do not pass, you may not take the Practitioner Exam.
    • If you pass the Foundation Exam but fail the Practitioner Exam, you will receive a PRINCE2 Examination Institute Foundation Certificate. You will have the opportunity to re-sit the Practitioner Exam without retaking the course.
  • Industry Credits & Certification

    This course offers you the opportunity to earn the following industry credits and certifications:

    • PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner

PRINCE2 Instructor-Led Course Outline

  • Introduction to PRINCE2

    • A structured project management approach
    • Key elements of PRINCE2 and how they work together
    • Tailoring PRINCE2 for projects of varying sizes
    • The principles that guide good practices of PRINCE2
  • Building the Pre–Project Foundation

    Starting up a project process

    • Determining project objectives and approach
    • Establishing the benefits and risks

    Establishing the business case

    • Judging desirability, viability and achievability
    • Supporting decision–making in the business investment

    Structuring the project management team

    • Defining and establishing the project’s structure
    • Ensuring appropriate governance
    • Representing stakeholders
  • Planning and Initiating a Project

    Producing the Project Initiation Documentation

    • Planning project delivery and quality goals
    • Setting up the project management controls
    • Developing a robust business case
    • Assembling the Project Initiation Documentation (PID)

    Designing the controls of the project

    • Creating the project plan
    • Identifying the project stages
    • Establishing tolerance criteria
    • Creating monitoring and reporting mechanisms

    The PRINCE2 approach to planning

    • Establishing the planning levels
    • Employing product–based planning
    • Creating the Product Breakdown Structure (PBS) and Product Flow Diagram (PFD)
    • Establishing product descriptions

    Applying risk assessment to decision–making

    • Analysing the risks
    • Devising risk responses
    • Ongoing management of risk
  • Managing the Project

    Controlling a stage process

    • Assigning work, monitoring and reporting progress
    • Dealing with issues and taking corrective actions
    • Handling the day–to–day management of the stage

    Driving the product delivery process

    • Controlling the link between the project manager and the team manager
    • Accepting and executing the Work Packages
    • Handing the product back to the project manager

    Change control and the approach to quality

    • Creating and verifying products that are fit for purpose
    • Incorporating issues and change control
    • Keeping products safe

    Managing the project stage boundaries

    • Assuring the project board of stage completion
    • Preparing the next stage plan
    • Testing to ensure the business case is sound
  • The Final Stage

    Closing the project

    • Accepting the Project Product
    • Achieving the PID objectives

    Identifying follow–on actions

    • Planning to measure benefit delivery
    • Evaluating the project and improving future performance through lessons learned
  • Foundation and Practitioner Exams

    Preparing for the exams

    • Gaining insight into the exam process
    • Applying proven tips for exam success
    • Practising with test questions and mock papers

    Foundation Exam: Day 4

    • Taking the exam
    • Obtaining your Foundation Exam results

    Practitioner Exam: Day 5

    • Taking the exam
    • Completing the necessary Examination Institute paperwork

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PRINCE2 Training FAQs

  • What is PRINCE2 certification and how beneficial is it?

    Organizations looking to improve their practices in managing projects have consistently found structured methods to be of immense benefit. PRINCE2® is a well-established standard structured method for managing projects and reducing uncertainty in project delivery. PRINCE2® is used by numerous private sector organizations worldwide and is mandatory on many European public sector projects.

    Certification in project management skills is a growing expectation in many organizations. The PRINCE2® Foundation certificate in project management certificate in project management and Practitioner certification increases your credibility and demonstrates a thorough understanding of project processes and the PRINCE2® method.

  • PRINCE2 vs. PMP: What is the difference?

    The Project Management Institute’s Project Management Professional (PMP) certification is a project management standard that follows guidance from the PMBOK. It covers widely accepted techniques for improved project management processes. PRINCE2 is a methodology which prescribes processes and techniques for running projects. When choosing which project management certification to pursue, you should take into account that the two certifications are more popular in certain geographic regions. PMP is more popular in the United States, for example, while PRINCE2 is more prevalent in the United Kingdom and Europe.

  • How much does the PRINCE2 Foundation exam cost?

    The cost of the exam is normally $229 USD, but the fees for both the Foundation and Practitioner exams are included in the price of course tuition.

  • What happens if I fail the Foundation or Practitioner exam?

    If you fail the Foundation Exam, you have the opportunity to retake it during this course. If you do not pass, you may not take the Practitioner Exam. If you pass the Foundation Exam but fail the Practitioner Exam, you will receive a PeopleCert Foundation Certificate from Learning Tree. You will have the opportunity to re-sit the Practitioner Exam during a future course event. You do not have to retake this course. Additional cost is involved in retaking the Practitioner Exam.

  • How long does it take to receive results?

    PeopleCert strives to deliver results to Learning Tree within two to four weeks of receiving exams. However, with the growing popularity of PRINCE2®, this time is occasionally longer. Learning Tree will mail your practitioner examination results to you upon receiving it from PeopleCert.

  • How do I keep my PRINCE2 Practitioner certifications up to date?

    You have two choices. You can sit the re-registration exam every 5 years. Or, you can join the AXELOS Professional Development program (visit www.axelos.com) and complete Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities where you earn a digital badge that shows that your skills and practical knowledge are current. This digital badge also qualifies PRINCE2 Practitioners to work toward the PRINCE2 Agile Certification.

  • What is the relationship between Learning Tree, PEOPLECERT and AXELOS?

    Both Learning Tree and this course have been accredited by PEOPLECERT. As an Accredited Training Organization (ATO), Learning Tree and its trainers have been approved to deliver this course and invigilate PRINCE2 exams. PEOPLECERT is responsible for providing the examination papers, and marking and notifying Learning Tree and the learner of the results.

PRINCE2 Certification Training Reviews

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“The course was good and it prepared me for the certification exam.”


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“Great teacher and the class was really good.”

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