The PRINCE2® Combined Foundation and Practitioner course is designed to provide delegates with a thorough understanding of the PRINCE2® 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 course covers the full PRINCE2® syllabus and equips delegates not just to take the Foundation and Practitioner examinations, but also to understand the extensive range of PRINCE2® principles, key themes, processes and techniques.
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.