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PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Certification Training


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What is this course about?


Our PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Certification training gives you the opportunity to gain both PRINCE2 certifications in one go. Participants enrolling for the training get the best of benefits as the course comprises of training in PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner, MS Project 2013, MS Excel 2013 Foundation & MS Excel 2013 Intermediate courses.


PRINCE2 (PRojects IN Controlled Environments) certification is a renowned certification which approves a candidate’s competency in process-based approach for effective project management. This method is the existing standard for project management in the UK and is recognised globally. The PRINCE2 Foundation course introduces candidate to the PRINCE2 method while the Practitioner course teaches him to apply it practically to the running and managing of a project within a PRINCE2 environment.


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When does this course start?

Classes are available during the weekday and weekend at differing times. Please contact us for your preferred dates and we will notify you of the availability. Courses are repeated each month, so it’s very likely we will have a preferred start date for you.

What's covered in this course

What’s covered in this course?


1. PRINCE2 Introduction

  • Current challenges for organisations today
  • Definition of a project
  • Need of project management methodology
  • Six aspects of a project
  • Introduction to PRINCE2
  • Structure of PRINCE2
  • Benefits of PRINCE2


2. PRINCE2 Principles

  • Understand seven principles of PRINCE2 methodology
    • Continued Business Justification
    • Learn from Experience
    • Defined Roles and Responsibilities
    • Manage by Stages
    • Manage by Exception
    • Focus on Products
    • Tailor to suit the Business Environment


3. PRINCE2 Themes

  • What the Themes?
  • The PRINCE2 Themes
  • Applying the Themes
  • Format of the Themes


4. Business Case

  • Purpose
  • Business case defined
    • What is a business case?
    • Outputs, outcomes and benefits
    • Type of business case
  • The PRINCE2 approach to the business case
    • Developing the business case
    • Verifying and maintaining the business case
    • Confirming the benefits
    • The contents of a business case
  • Responsibilities


5. Organization

  • Purpose
  • Organisation defined
    • Project
    • Programme
    • Corporate organisation
    • Roles and jobs
    • Three project interests
  • The PRINCE2 approach to organization
    • Levels of organization
    • The project management team
    • Working with the project team
    • Working with the corporate organization
    • Working with stakeholders
  • Responsibilities


6. Quality

  • Purpose
  • Quality defined
    • Quality
    • Quality management and quality management systems
    • Quality planning
    • Quality control
    • Quality assurance
  • The PRINCE2 approach to quality
    • Quality planning
    • The customer’s quality expectations
    • Acceptance criteria
    • The project product description
    • The quality management strategy
    • Product descriptions
    • The quality register
  • Quality Control
    • Quality methods
    • Quality records
    • Approval records
    • Acceptance records
  • Responsibilities


7. Plans

  • Purpose
  • Plans defined
    • What is a plan?
    • What is planning?
    • Levels of plan
    • The project plan
    • Stage plans
    • Team plans
    • Exception plans
  • The PRINCE2 approach to plans
    • Philosophy
    • Prerequisites for planning-design the plan
    • Define and analyse the products
    • Identify activities and dependencies
    • Prepare estimates
    • Prepare the schedule
    • Analyse the risks
    • Document the plan
  • Product-based planning technique example
  • Responsibilities


8. Purpose

  • Risk defined
    • What is a risk?
    • What is at risk?
    • What is risk management
  • The PRINCE2 approach to risk
    • Management of risk principles
    • Risk management in projects
    • Risk management strategy
    • Risk register
    • Risk management procedure
      • Identify
      • Assess
      • Plan
      • Implement
      • Communicate
  • Responsibilities


9. Change

  • Purpose
  • Change defined
    • Issue and change control
    • Configuration management
    • Issues
    • Types of issue
  • The PRINCE2 approach to Change
    • Establish controls
    • Configuration management strategy
    • Configuration item records
    • Product status accounts
    • Daily log
    • Issue register
    • Issue reports
  • Configuration management procedure
  • Issue and change control procedure
    • Capture
    • Examine
    • Propose
    • Decide
    • Implement
  • Responsibilities


10. Progress

  • Purpose
  • Change defined
    • What is progress?
    • What are progress controls?
    • Exceptions and tolerances
  • The PRINCE2 approach to progress
    • Delegating authority
      • The four levels of management
      • Project board controls
      • Project manager controls
    • Use of management stages for control
      • Number of stages
      • Length of stages
      • Technical stages
    • Event-driven and time-driven controls
      • Baselines for progress control
      • Reviewing progress
      • Capturing and reporting lessons
      • Reporting progress
      • Raising exceptions
  • Responsibilities


11. Introduction to PRINCE2 processes

  • The PRINCE2 Processes
  • The PRINCE2 Journey
  • The PRINCE2  Process Model
  • Structure of the Process chapters
  • Management Products
  • Key to Process Diagrams


12 to 18. Processes

  • Starting up a project
    • Purpose and objectives
    • Activities
  • Directing a project
    • Purpose and objectives
    • Activities
  • Initiating a project
    • Purpose and objectives
    • Activities
  • Controlling a stage
    • Purpose and objectives
    • Activities
  • Managing Product Delivery
    • Purpose and objectives
    • Activities
  • Managing a stage boundary
    • Purpose and objectives
    • Activities
  • Closing a project
    • Purpose and objectives
    • Activities


19. Tailoring PRINCE2 to Project Environment

  • Understand the need for tailoring and general approach to tailoring
  • Tailoring and embedding
  • Approach to tailoring


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How do you become certified?


To take the Practitioner exam, you need to clear the Foundation exam first.This is a one-hour exam consisting of 75 multiple-choice questions.Of these 75 questions, 5 are trial questions and do not contribute toward the score. Since a participant will not be able to identify the trial questions, all the questions have to be answered.


To pass the PRINCE2 foundation examination, one must score at least 50 percent. That is, 35 out of 70 questions answered should be correct.The Practitioner examination is based on scenarios. There are 8 questions, each comprising two to five parts. Participants will have to score 55 percent to pass the examination. The duration of the examination is two and a half hours.


The PRINCE2 Foundation examination is a closed book examination. The book cannot be carried inside the examination centre.

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What are the prerequisites for the certification?


Anyone interested in project management can attempt this certification examination. There is no mandatory qualification mentioned. But, it is suggested that you be involved in a project management environment for at least two years before taking this certification. Individuals appearing for the Practitioner examination should clear the Foundation exam before attending.


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How is this course taught?

This is a live online classroom based course. Just like a physical classroom environment, a live teacher presents the course. S/he uses diagrams, draws on a virtual board which you can see, presents material, and engages the class. You can ask questions and get an instant response. These are not pre-recorded lessons. You can interact with the teacher and other students. You will be able to see your teacher as they will have a webcam on them. Watch the video below to get an idea of how it works.

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What do I need?


You will need access to a PC and an internet connection with a speed of at least 2MB per second. If you have broadband, then this should be more than enough. You will also need a webcam, set of speakers and a microphone to see, hear and speak with your tutor. If you have a laptop, all of these should be built in.  If you are unsure about anything, please feel free to ask us.

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