10 books to read for a PRINCE2 Certification

10 Books To Read For A PRINCE2 Certification


Last updated February 22, 2017

PRINCE2 Certification is a UK program that is used in the private sector internationally. PRINCE2 Training offers best practice guidelines for project management. These guidelines focus on areas such as product-based planning, business justification, project management team structure, project division, and project flexibility.

It is globally recognized as an effective management training resource that helps make your project management job more efficient. Below are a few resources to help you master PRINCE2.

1. PRINCE2 for Beginners

Bryan Mathis

This is a self-study manual based on the most current revisions to the prints to the certification program. An up-to-date resource, PRINCE2 for Beginners helps the student understand the logic behind the system. This book is particularly helpful if you are studying for foundational qualification.
Find the link to the book here.

2. PRINCE2 Foundation Study Guide

Frank Turley

The key to obtaining PRINCE2 Certification ultimately rests with passing the foundation exam. This resource is designed to focus solely on the Foundation portion of PRINCE2, allowing you to pass the exam. If you are looking for a resource that solely focuses on the test itself, then this is it.
Find the link to purchase the book here.

3. PRINCE2 Study Guide

David Hinde

This is a study guide that covers PRINCE2 in a holistic manner. All portions of the program are covered, with many real world practical examples included for reference. The author is a noted trainer who has helped hundreds of people prepare for -and pass- their PRINCE2 exams.
Find the link to purchase the book here

4. PRINCE2: A Practical Handbook

Colin Bentley

This book covers how implementing PRINCE2 can really get your project off to a good start. The contents cover main concerns about projects such as quality, risks, initiation, and how to close out a particular project. It is a practical guide to understanding and implementing the skills obtained with your PRINCE2 Certification.
Find the link to purchase the book here.

5. Exin, Inc EX0-002 Exam: PRINCE2 Foundation

Camden Frank

This is a practice exam course. It provides realistic questions that would be found on a PRINCE2 certification exam. This way, it allows you to study true test material without wasting your time on items that may not be found on the exam. A nice feature of this study guide is that it comes with a guarantee that you will pass your PRINCE2 Certification test.

6. All-in-One Prince Marathon: Foundation and Practitioner Practice Problems


This is another exam guide. It features over 400 sample PRINCE2 Certification test problems that cover the Foundation syllabus exam. It also features more than 150 sample problems that cover the practitioner portion of the exam. It is considered to be a comprehensive test tool and, as such, is very robust.

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7. Mastering Principles and Practices in PMBOK, PRINCE2, and Scrum: Using Essential Project Management Methods to Deliver Effective and Efficient Projects (FT Press Project Management)

Jihane Roudias

While this book covers two other types of management methods, it is quite comprehensive in its attention to PRINCE2. The core of the book is centered on showing how each method complements the other, how they are best integrated, and how you can troubleshoot any project that is using one of the prescribed methods. The book is focused on process, and relates to the various concepts of PRINCE2. This book, thus, will prepare you to overcome any challenge that you might run into while managing your projects.
Find the link to purchase the book here

8. PRINCE2 for Value Driven Project Management: AXELOS- Full Licence AXTMC033

Pankaj Sharma

This is a guide to the principles, themes, and foundational processes of PRINCE2 Certification. Explained using easy-to-understand examples, this is a useful tool for students and teachers alike looking to apply PRINCE2 management methods to real-world scenarios. Also included are sample exams and answer keys to give you an understanding of what might be asked in your examination.
Find the link to purchase the book here.

9. PRINCE2 2009 Edition -Auf einen Blick- (Set of 5 Quick Reference Cards) (German Edition) (English and German Edition)

Henny Portmann

This is a great guide to the best practices and most efficient ways to implement PRINCE2 when it comes to managing your project. Available in German and English, it comes with a set of five ‘quick reference cards’ that can be used to explain project concepts and work flow to key management personnel. An excellent resource, this is based on the most current, updated version of the PRINCE2 Certification.
Find the link to purchase the book here.

10. PRINCE2 for Dummies

Nick Graham

More than just a basic guide to understanding PRINCE2 Certification, this book will guide you through each step of your project. You get explanations and suggestions regarding planning, establishing job roles, and how to properly close out your project. With very practical advice, that is also easy to understand, PRINCE2 for Dummies allows you to approach your project with key concerns, such as risk and quality control in mind.
Find the link to purchase the book here

The price of these resources varies, according to type and delivery method.  Each link will provide you with different options. Some are available for electronic download, some are in traditional book format, and some can be purchased. If you have been considering PRINCE2 Certification, these books and resources make the process easy to understand. If you are already certified, you will walk away with a better grasp of how to utilize your certification to its full potential.

About the Author

Priyadharshini is a knowledge analyst at Simplilearn, specializing in Project Management, IT, Six Sigma, and e-Learning. With a penchant for writing and a passion for professional education & development, she is adept at penning educative articles. She was previously associated with Oxford University Press and Pearson Education, India.


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