PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner - Course Introduction Tutorial

0.1 Course Introduction

Hello and welcome to PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner Certification Course offered by Simplilearn. This lesson will give an overview of the course. In the next screen, we will list the objectives of this lesson.

0.2 Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to: List the learning objectives of PRINCE2® certification course Describe the PRINCE2® certification exam outline and syllabus We will discuss the learning objectives of this course in the following screen.

0.3 Learning Objectives

The main objective of this course is to ensure participants understand the four integrated elements of PRINCE2® methodology. The four elements are: seven principles, seven themes, seven processes and Tailoring to project environment. We will be covering each of these core elements in detail during this course. Knowing these elements will help in PRINCE2 foundation examination. Another objective of this course is to help participants to prepare for the PRINCE2® foundation examination. We will also be provide sample questionnaire to test the preparation for the foundation examination. In the next screen, we will find out about PRINCE2 foundation exam.

0.4 PRINCE2® Foundation Examination

The salient features of PRINCE2® Foundation Examination are as follows: It is one hour exam consisting of 75 Multiple-choice questions. Out of this 75 questions, 5 questions are trial and do not contribute towards the score. The question number of the trial questions is not shared with the participants. So all the questions have to be answered. To pass the PRINCE2 foundation examination, one must score 50 percent. That is 35 out of 70 questions answered should be correct. The PRINCE2 foundation examination is a closed book examination. The book cannot be carried inside the examination centre. In the next screen, we will find out about PRINCE2 practitioner exam.

0.5 PRINCE2® Practitioner Examination

The salient features of PRINCE2® Practitioner Examination are the following: The practitioner examination is based on a Case Scenario. Each exam will comprise of eight questions, covering a different syllabus area, which will be clearly identified at the beginning of each question. There are 8 questions containing 10 marks and the questions are further sub-divided into two parts. The passing mark is 44 or fifty five percent. The duration of the examination is of two and half hours. In the next screen, we will discuss the syllabus of PRINCE2 Foundation Examination.

0.6 Syllabus for PRINCE2® Examination

The questions of Prince2® Examination are based on Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2. The syllabus includes seven principles, seven themes, seven processes and tailoring to project environment. We would be studying these elements in our course. For example, “Learn from Experience” is one of seven principles of PRINCE2 Methodology. Risk is one of the “seven themes” and “Directing a Project” is one of the processes in PRINCE2. PRINCE2 methodology believes in customisation, meaning that this methodology can't be used as it is. It would need to be tailored down up to suit the specific project need.

0.7 Course Outline

There are total of 20 lessons. After completing the first 3 lessons, please go through lesson 11 first and then lessons 4 till 10 for better understanding. The last lesson is a guideline of the PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam. The lessons and the time dedicated to each lessons are listed in the table on the screen. We will continue our discussion on the course outline in the following screen.

0.8 Course Outline (contd.)

As seen in the table on the screen, in lesson 7, 8, 9 and 10 four of the seven themes of PRINCE2 are explained in detail. Lesson 11 is an introduction to seven processes of PRINCE2. We will continue our discussion on the course outline in the following screen.

0.9 Course Outline (contd.)

As seen in the table on the screen, Lesson 12 to 18 is where all the seven processes are explained in detail. Lesson 19, which is “Tailoring PRINCE2 to Project Environment” describes the need of tailoring of PRINCE2 methodology in various project environments. Please note that PRINCE2 exam is based on PRINCE2 manual published by TSO. Our lessons correspond to the lessons in PRINCE2 manual. That is to say, PRINCE2 manual also has 19 lessons. An extra lesson has been added in the course which gives us guidelines on PRINCE2 practitioner exam. At the end of each of these lessons, we have a quiz. Attempting these quizzes is recommended for an increased grasp on the topics covered. Once the 19 lessons are completed, the participants can take the online practice tests. These tests will help in preparation for the actual exam.

0.10 Thank You

In the next lesson, we will look at an introduction to PRINCE2 methodology.

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  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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