The PRINCE2 Practitioner course is designed to provide participants with a working under-standing of the PRINCE2 structured project management method. It enables them to use the method when working within a PRINCE2 project and to pass the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner examinations.
The PRINCE2 Practitioner course is inclusive of colour courseware, examinations, and post course tutor support.
The course covers the full PRINCE2 syllabus and therefore equips participants not just to take the Foundation and Practitioner examinations, but also to understand the broad range of PRINCE2's principles, key themes, processes and techniques. The aim during the course is to achieve an effective balance between exam success and the need for skills transfer.
The course is across 5 days.
Participants can sit the PRINCE2 Foundation examination at the end of the third day of the course. This is a one-hour, multiple-choice, closed book examination testing the candidate's knowledge of PRINCE2 theory. Candidates need to score 50% or more, to pass.
The Practitioner exam is held on the final day of the course. It is a two-and-a-half hour Objective Testing Examination (complex multiple-choice). There are nine questions based around a case-study scenario. Candidates are allowed to use an annotated PRINCE2 manual to assist them in the examination. The pass mark (55%) is averaged across all nine questions.
The course is presented by Global Knowledge, specialist providers of IT service management, project management and programme management training and consultancy.
Participants are required to undertake preliminary study using the pre-course workbook. Further self-study is also expected during the evenings of each course day.
Some previous experience in a project environment is advisable before attending the course. This might mean that participants are already managing projects and now require formal PRINCE2 training, or that they are perhaps involved in some form of project support activity.