What courses are offered in Prince2? Understanding the various Prince2 courses is the first step to taking a Prince2 class. Let’s take a deeper dive into the Prince2 course to understand why it is so important for getting your Prince2 certification.
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What courses are offered by Prince2?
Did you know that all Prince2 courses now follow the updated 2017 format as of January 1, 2018? You can still take the 2009 Prince2 exam in any language, but if you are fluent in English, the only option is to use the 2017 updated version. It is important to ensure that the 2017 updated content is checked when choosing a Prince2 course.
What’s new in the 2017 Prince2 course and exam?
The 2017 format changes are related to the modification and revision of Prince2 Guidance, Foundation & Practitioner exams based upon that. The next question you might ask is “Why?” This was to consolidate Prince2’s unrivalled reputation as the best in Project Management Industry.
8 Modifications in 2017 Version
Updated PRINCE2 Guidance
The 2017 edition retains the same 7 principles, themes, and processes, but more emphasis is placed on the methods approach to managing projects.
It is important to tailor the Prince2 to each organization and environment, rather than having one size fits all.
The interrelationship between themes and principles is highlighted by points
Since customization/tailoring is key, ‘Themes’ was redesigned to include relevant and specific examples that help in tailoring
The 2017 manual is a great reference to help you manage projects. The additional examples of project management that have been successfully applied and the guidance provided can be viewed here.
This all-in-one tool is the best for managing projects. It’s the bible of project management!
It is important to emphasize the importance of Foundation-level certification holders and membership for practitioners. This is done to ensure credential holders stay abreast with current best practices. The membership allows credential holders to renew their certifications and preserve their credential validity.
These changes in 2017 manual require that the course you choose will help you prepare for them. It is possible for some providers to retitle or repackage the course and market it as the new Prince2 training. However, you should evaluate its alignment with the updated version.
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What are the levels of the Prince2 course and exam.
Two levels of certification and courses from Prince2 are available. Practitioner and Foundation. The Practitioner level is split into two courses. There are two courses for Agile Practitioner certifications: one for Practitioner level, and one for Agile Practitioner. Let’s learn more about each one.
Prince2 Course at Foundation Level
The Foundation level course will provide an introduction to Prince2 methods. This Prince2 course will help you to understand the Prince2 method so that you can work with or as part of a project management group using the Prince2 method. This Foundation Prince2 course serves as a prerequisite to the Practitioner level Prince2.
Prince2 Course at Practitioner level
Prince2 is for practitioners who manage projects as part of their job. This could be a full-fledged, formal project management function. Or a role that could benefit from efficient and effective project management. The Practitioner level course aims to give you a solid understanding of the Prince2 method, knowledge, and to help you apply it to a variety of scheme environments and scenarios.
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Prince2 Agile Practitioner Course