The Knowledge Academy PRINCE2® Training day course covers the following topics:
The Knowledge Academy PRINCE2® course materials and trainers are accredited by BCS ensuring that delegates receive a consistently high standard of training. The Knowledge Academy course materials are regularly assessed and maintained in line with stringent standards administered by BCS. The Knowledge Academy trainers are regularly assessed by The Knowledge Academy and BCS to ensure that their knowledge of Project Management and PRINCE2® is strong enough to deliver training that helps delegates extract maximum benefit from attending our courses.
The Knowledge Academy PRINCE2® course materials are based on the 2009 edition of, “Managing Successful Projects using PRINCE2®,” and includes examinations based on this manual.
The Knowledge Academy PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner course is designed to maximise delegates’ potential in the PRINCE2® training environment.
Following confirmation of booking The Knowledge Academy will send the pre-course work to the delegate. This work consists of:
- Reading 3 chapters of the PRINCE2® manual “Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2®”
- Pre-course workbook to be completed by the delegate and handed to the trainer at the start of course
- 70 multiple choice questions to test your PRINCE2® knowledge with detailed answers
The pre-course work on a course with The Knowledge Academy will require around 15 hours of study prior to the course start date.
The Knowledge Academy PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner training event is an intensive 5 day course that includes the PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner examinations within the course.
Upon booking, joining instructions that describe the course location and other administrative details will be emailed to the candidate.
Please note that delegates will be required to complete a minimum of 2 hours homework each evening which will be set by the instructor.
There are no formal prerequisites for this course but candidates must achieve a pass at the Foundation level examination before attempting to complete the Practitioner examination.
The Knowledge Academy PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner 5 day course follows a two part structure. The first three days of the course involve familiarisation with the content of the PRINCE2® manual in preparation for the Foundation examination.
Following successful completion of the Foundation examination, delegates will spend one day preparing for the PRINCE2® Practitioner examination, sitting this examination on the final day of the course.
The Knowledge Academy PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner 5 day course covers the following topics:
- Principles of PRINCE2®
- Business Case Theme
- Organisation Theme
- Quality Theme
- Plans Theme
- Risk Theme
- Change Theme
- Progress Theme
- Starting up a Project Process
- Directing a Project Process
- Initiating a Project Process
- Controlling a Stage Process
- Managing Product Delivery Process
- Managing a Stage Boundary Process
- Closing a Project Process
- Tailoring PRINCE2® to the project environment
PRINCE2® Foundation Exam
- A 75 question multiple choice examination
- The pass mark is set at 35 out of 70 (50%)
Success in this examination indicates that the candidate would be able to act as an informed member of a project management team using the PRINCE2 method within a project environment supporting PRINCE2.
Please note that success in the Foundation examination is a prerequisite for that candidate to move forward to the Practitioner examination.
PRINCE2®: 2009 Practitioner Exam Format
- A 80 question objective-test examination
- The pass mark is set at 44 out of 80 (55%)
Success in this examination indicates that the candidate could apply PRINCE2® to the running and managing of a non-complex project within an environment supporting PRINCE2®. This is the top level of a PRINCE2® qualification.
Why choose The Knowledge Academy?
- We have found a way to make your learning experience enjoyable
- We are trusted by globally leading brands such as JP Morgan, HSBC and Sony as a learning partner of choice
- We provide pre- and post-course support so you never feel alone
- All of our training is hands-on; we use real world examples and bring them to life
- As a market leader, we have an extremely high global pass rate
- We are a global company and are recognised as a leading brand for professional education
- Over 90% of our delegates come back to us for further training
- As a trusted brand, we are renowned for our focus on education and ensuring YOU pass
- We have the best instructors in the industry which is reflected in our position as the market leader for professional qualifications
- We provide value for money and have trained over 25,000 delegates in 2011
- You ONLY get first class treatment with The Knowledge Academy
- We have some of the most luxurious course venues worldwide
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