PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam and Exercises Video Tutorial

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20.1 PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam and Exercises

Hello and welcome to the lesson on PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam and Exercises offered by Simplilearn. The syllabus of the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam is the same as that of the PRINCE2® Foundation exam. The objective of the Foundation examination is to assess understanding of the PRINCE2® principles, themes, processes and roles. The Practitioner exam evaluates the ability to apply the PRINCE2® methodology within a given case scenario based on factual project management situations.

20.2 Objectives

After completing this lesson, you will be able to: ● Understand the structure of the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam ● Identify the various question types in a PRINCE2® Practitioner exam ● Solve different scenario-based sample exercises ● Attempt full length PRINCE2® practitioner mock tests

20.3 Introduction to PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam

The different features of the PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam are as follows: The PRINCE2® Syllabus contains some learning objectives that are only required at the Practitioner level. The objective of the Foundation examination is to assess your understanding of the PRINCE2® principles, themes, processes and roles, and that of the Practitioner exam is to evaluate your ability to apply the PRINCE2® methodology within a given case scenario based on factual project management situations. The validity of PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner qualification is of 5 years. Within 3-5 years of the original certification, the Practitioner will need to re-register.

20.4 Structure of PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam

There are three booklets in the PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam. They are Scenario, Question and Answer booklet. As the name suggests, the Scenario Booklet contains a scenario involving an organisation, including its description, as well as requirement and objective of a project. In certain cases this booklet may include information on one or more of the eight questions. In case of such questions the statement given in boldface is “Additional information is only to be used for the question to which it relates.” If this statement is not there then the participant will need to answer the question using the information provided only in the booklet. The Question Booklet includes eight questions from different knowledge areas of the syllabus. It contains 6 questions about Themes and 2 about Processes. The knowledge area will be specified at the beginning of each question. There are 10 question lines of a mark each in each of the eight questions, bringing the total to 80 marks. The passing mark is 44, which is fifty five percent. The part question will identify the portion of the 10 marks allocated to it. Answering all the main and the part questions is mandatory. The Answer Booklet contains answer sheets on which the participant needs to write the answers. Each question will have one correct answer unless stated otherwise in the question. If the participant provides multiple answers for a question which does not require it, the answer will be void.

20.5 PRINCE2® Practitioner—Syllabus

There are 15 syllabus areas in PRINCE2® Practitioner exam encompassing the following topics. As shown in the table, the themes covered are Business Case, Organisation, Quality, Plans, Risk, Change and Progress. The Processes covered are ‘Starting up a Project’, ‘Initiating a Project’, ‘Directing a Project’, ‘Managing a Stage Boundary’, ‘Closing a Project’, ‘Controlling a Stage’ and ‘Managing Product Delivery’. There is also an overview which includes principles and tailoring PRINCE2® to the project environment.

20.6 PRINCE2® Practitioner—Exam Pattern

The PRINCE2® Practitioner exam consists of five different types of questions within the paper. Multiple choice questions in which there are multiple options given for the question, of which, the participant will have to choose the correct one. In multiple response questions there are more than one correct answer for these type of questions. In matching questions the participant needs to match the content in Column A with B. As the name suggests, in sequencing questions the participant needs to sequence the events in the order they should appear in. In assertion and reason the participant needs to decide if the assertion as well as the reason given for the assertion is true or false.

20.7 Question Type—Multiple Choice Questions

The multiple choice questions have a standard statement of “choose one from a list of possible options”. The participant will need to choose the right answer from three or four options. There is an example of this type of question provided, please take some time to look at it.

20.8 Question Type—Multiple Response Questions

The multiple response questions have a standard statement of “choose two correct options from a list of 5 options”. The question pattern is the same as that of multiple choice. However, in this type of questions there will be more than one correct answer. This is the only type of question where multiple answers are required. To get mark in these questions, the participant will have to answer both the answer correctly. If more than two answers are given, it will be void. There is an example of this type of question provided, please take some time to look at it.

20.9 Question Type—Match the Column Questions

The matching questions have a standard statement of “link items in one list to items in a second list”. Each question can have only one correct answer. However the options can be used singularly, multiple times or not at all. There is an example of this type of question provided, please take some time to look at it.

20.10 Question Type—Sequencing Questions

The sequencing questions have a standard statement of “position events in a sequence”. There is an example of this type of question provided, please take some time to look at it.

20.11 Question Type Assertion and Reason

The assertion and reason questions have a standard statement of “evaluate two statements (an assertion and a reason), to determine if either, both or neither is true and, if both are true, whether the reason explains why the assertion is true”. As shown in the table, if either statement is false, the answer is selected from options C, D or E. If both statements are true, a third step is required. If the reason explains why the assertion is true, the answer is A. If it does not, the answer is B.

20.12 Question Type Assertion and Reason (contd.)

The table shown gives examples of assertion and reason statements.

20.13 Sample Scenario

After discussing the different elements of PRINCE2® Practitioner exam, let us now look into the sample scenario “Real Ice-creams Expansion project”. The sample scenario explains that the UK based company “Real Ice-creams Private Limited (RIPL)” is under increasing pressure from its European competitors and needs ways of cost saving. Project Transform has been kicked off for implementing multiple changes in the organisation. To read the full scenario, click the link on the screen.

20.14 Sample Scenario—based Exercises for Practice

Click each button on the screen for problem statements and its solutions. Click the link on the screen to access a PDF version of these exercises.

20.15 Additional Sample Exam Papers

Along with sample scenario, exercises and its solutions, Simplilearn provides additional two real time sample PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam papers with solutions as downloadable PDF. Each sample exam paper contains a Project Scenario, Question Booklet, Marking Scheme and Rationale. Click the link on the screen for sample PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam papers.

20.16 Thank You

We have completed the lesson on PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam Guidelines. Thank you and happy learning.


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