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PRINCE2 (R) Foundation and Practitioner Evening Class (inc exams)

  • Price £820.00
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Description

The PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner evening class series will consist of eight modules over six weeks. By completing all of the modules of this course, participants will be able to:

Understand the PRINCE2 project management method
Discuss the implications of using and/or implementing PRINCE2
Answer any question about PRINCE2
Prepare for the Foundation examination
Prepare for the Practitioner examination

Prerequisites

Delegates will be provided with pre-course reading by email two weeks prior to attending the course. This pre-reading provides a mixture of theory, sample questions and application of PRINCE2 to a project. The success on the course will be enhanced by close attention to the pre-reading materials so it is recommended that delegates spend approximately 10 hours working through the pre-reading.

Delegates will be presented with the official PRINCE2 manual: “Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2” on the first day of the course.

Additional work will be required during events consisting of consolidation reading, mock examination questions and exercises. This work is an integral part of the course and delegates should expect to spend 2 hours on each of these activities.

All delegates will sit the PRINCE2 Foundation examination on the fourth week of the course. The PRINCE2 Practitioner examination takes place on the sixth week.

Please note: You must bring signed photo ID with you on any APMG exam (passport, driving licence, student card) as you will be asked to produce it by the invigilator prior to the exam.

Skills

Delegates will learn how to:

Understand the philosophy and structure of PRINCE2
Understand the benefits from the implementation of a structured project management method such as PRINCE2
Explain the PRINCE2 process model
Understand the PRINCE2 themes
Create a Project Brief
Create a Project Organization Structure
Initiate a project and create Project Initiation Documentation
Appreciate the use of PRINCE2 products and plans
Apply progress control mechanisms
Appreciate the principles of PRINCE2 Quality Management
Apply change control mechanisms
Realize the importance of Configuration Management
Use the PRINCE2 Risk Management approach
Tune PRINCE2 for differing environments
Apply the theory of PRINCE2 to different project scenarios

Course Content

Module 1: Overview of PRINCE2/Project Start-Up (week one)

This module will review the pre-course work carried out by the candidates and then review the principles, themes and processes of PRINCE2 and the PRINCE2 process model. It will go on to explain the key considerations when starting a project. This module will focus on what to consider when starting a project and the process of initiating a project.

Learning objectives:

Understand the principles and processes of the PRINCE2 approach
Describe, at a high level, the PRINCE2 project lifecycle
Know the start-up activities and what to include in project brief
Describe the project product description
Consider the organizational needs of a project
Understand the role and value of the business case for a project
 

Module 2: Project Initiation Part I (week one)

This module will focus on what to consider when initiating a project. It will also review the element of risk and quality in a project and how to plan a communication and change strategy.

Learning objectives:

Know the steps in initiating a project
Understand the element of risk in project management
Describe the risk management procedure
Know how quality supports the PRINCE2 principles
Be familiar with the quality planning steps
Understand how change is managed within a project
 

Module 3: Project Initiation Part II (week two)

This module will introduce PRINCE2 approach to planning and how plans are created at different levels to reflect at different levels of management (project, stage, team).

Learning objectives:

Know the different levels of plans that can be created
Describe the activities that constitute the PRINCE2 approach to planning
Understand the different steps in project planning
 

Module 4: Specialist Products Creation (week two)

This module will introduce the activities involved in controlling a stage.

Learning objectives:

Know the PRINCE2 way to monitor and control
Describe managing product delivery process
Know what the project manager is there to do on day-to-day basis
Know how to enable the Project Board to be accountable for the project’s success
 

Module 5: Progress (week three)

This module will introduce the progress theme and how it relates to monitoring and controlling a project.

Learning objectives:

Understand how to review the ongoing success of a project
Review types of progress controls
Describe how to manage the stage boundary process
Know the Project Board can authorize an exception plan
 

Module 6: Closing a Project (week three)

This module will present the process of closing a project. It will also provide a final opportunity to prepare to take the Foundation exam.

Learning objectives:

Know the key activities and actions required in closing the project down
Exam week (week four)

During week 4 you will be scheduled to take your first exam, PRINCE2 Foundation. The PRINCE2 Foundation exam consists of:

75 multiple choice questions (5 questions will be trial questions and not marked)
1 hour
Closed-book
Candidates require a minimum of 35 correct answers (50%) to pass.
In order to sit your examination, please ensure you have the correct identification as described above in the section headed ‘Examinations’.

Please note that candidates must pass the Foundation exam before attempting the Practitioner exam. Following the PRINCE2 Foundation examination you will cover PRINCE2 Practitioner during week 5 followed by the Practitioner examination in week 6.

Module 7: Sample Practitioner Paper EX02 (week five)

This module will check for areas that need additional learning to help prepare participants to pass the Practitioner exam.

Learning objectives:

Know what is areas they need more study on
Be assigned an area of study to work on with another delegate
 

Module 8: Sample Practitioner Paper EX03 (week five)

This module will provide additional opportunities to check knowledge and readiness to pass the Practitioner Exam.

Learning objectives:

Be able to teach others on an assigned topic
Feel ready to take the Practitioner Exam
 

Exam week (week six)

During week 6 you will be scheduled to take your second exam, PRINCE2 Practitioner. The PRINCE2 Practitioner exam consists of:

nine questions, each worth 12 marks. Total of 108 marks
“Objective Test Examination” format – a style of complex multiple-choice examination.
21/2 hours
Delegates may use their official PRINCE2 manual: “Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2” only
Candidates require a minimum of 59 marks (55%) to pass
In order to sit your examination, please ensure you have the correct identification as described above in the section headed ‘Examinations’.

By successfully passing the Practitioner exam, delegates attain ‘Registered Practitioner’ status which is recognition of recency of knowledge, competency in the PRINCE2 methodology and commitment to continuing professional development.


PRINCE2® is a Registered Trade Mark of the Office of Government Commerce in the United Kingdom and other countries

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