PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation and Practitioner

The PRINCE2 Foundation Level provides an introduction to the PRINCE2 methodology and terms.

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PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation and Practitioner

Project Management / PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation and Practitioner
  • World’s most widely adopted project management methodology
  • Tailored to any type of project within any industry sector
  • Increase earning potential by up to 30%
  • Expert tutor support
  • Exam simulator carrying two practice exams
  • Additional revision modules

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Key Features

Duration of access:
12 months

Training hours:
25+ hours

Accredited by:
PeopleCert

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Introduction

Take this combined PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner course and learn everything you need to know to become fully certified in the globally-recognized project management methodology!

This course will teach you a structured approach to managing projects that captures 30 years’ worth of industry insight and experience. PRINCE2 will quickly become an integral part of your organization’s success while also providing major benefits to your personal career.

‘Projects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2)’ is a flexible approach that can be tailored to suit all industries, sectors, and project types. PRINCE2 certification also provides those working in project environments with a distinct advantage over their peers.

This PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner online training course provides in-depth training and comprehensive preparation for the official PRINCE2 examinations. The syllabus is based on the PRINCE2 6th Edition publication. This represents a major revision by the accrediting body, AXELOS, since the last release in 2009.

This PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner online course guides learners through the key concepts and principles of the methodology. The engaging content focuses on the practical application of PRINCE2 throughout the lifecycle of a PRINCE2 project.

PRINCE2 breaks projects down into manageable and controlled stages, providing management flexibility whilst also keeping projects aligned with business goals. The course also features business scenarios and case studies that show how the methodology can be adapted for any type of project within an organization.

All Orbus online courses feature interactive videos, scenarios, gamified content, exam simulations, and more, with all assets designed to optimize your learning experience and improve retention.

Foundation and Practitioner Levels

The Foundation level introduces PRINCE2’s Principles, Themes, and Processes, and teaches you how to effectively apply them within a project environment. Passing the Foundation level exam is a prerequisite for sitting the Practitioner certification exam.

The Practitioner course delves deeper into the practical application of PRINCE2 using a sample

 

Benefits for Individuals

Every project management professional needs a structured approach to planning and delivering successful projects. This PRINCE2 course will teach you a structured, demonstrably effective, and globally recognized methodology.

Anyone involved in running projects can use this course to raise their profile and kickstart their career, including:

  • Project Managers
  • Project Coordinators
  • Project Administrators
  • Project Analysts
  • Project Support Officers

Benefits for Companies

Organizations that follow the PRINCE2 approach to project management demonstrate more effective, efficient, and on-budget project delivery. Team members adopt defined roles and responsibilities, providing a common goal and structure. Having a common language and process also brings teams and stakeholders together in consensus.

PRINCE2 offers organizations:

  • Improved project prioritization
  • Tight cost and quality control measures
  • Mitigation of risks
  • Minimized time wastage
  • Maximization of profits

Course Outline

Foundation: An Introduction to this PRINCE2 Course

This module welcomes learners to the course content with an overview of the course and a navigation video. The PRINCE2 methodology is introduced, along with the benefits of its application. 

Foundation Module 1: Introduction to PRINCE2 Foundation

This module covers the Principles, Themes, and Processes of PRINCE2, as well as their features and benefits. 

Foundation Module 2: The Key Concepts of PRINCE2

This module examines PRINCE2 in terms of its core concepts. The definitions and characteristics of a project are covered alongside the six essential aspects of project performance. Commercial projects are also explored with a focus on suppliers and customers. 

Foundation Module 3: PRINCE2 Principles

This module presents the seven PRINCE2 Principles. Each Principle and its purpose is described in detail. 

Foundation Module 4: Processes (Introduction to Processes and Journey Stages)

This module presents the seven PRINCE2 Processes. Each Process and its purpose is described in detail, as well as the associated project objectives and context. 

Foundation Module 5: PRINCE2 Themes

This module presents the PRINCE2 Themes in terms of their application during a project. The Themes include:

  • Business Case: its purpose, minimum requirements, and key concepts relating to business justification
  • Organization: its purpose, as well as the communication management approach. The associated roles and responsibilities, including project board, executive, and project assurance, are also covered
  • Quality: its purpose and contents, including the product description and quality register. The key concepts of Quality are covered, including the project plan, stage plan, and exception plan
  • Risk: its purpose, minimum requirements, and key concepts. The risk management procedure, along with the risk budget and risk register, are also covered
  • Change: its purpose and contents, including the change budget and issue report
  • Progress: its purpose and contents, including the daily log and exception report 

Foundation Module 6: Tailoring

This module examines Tailoring as a practice, focusing on aspects of a project which can be tailored. 

Foundation Practice Exam Simulators

Learners can practice their skills in an examination setting with a simulation of the official PRINCE2 6th Edition Foundation exam. Correct answers and their rationale are also provided. 

Practitioner Module 1: Introduction to PRINCE2 Practitioner

This module outlines the aims and objectives of the Practitioner course. A lesson plan and video explanation are provided.

Practitioner Module 2: The Principles of PRINCE2

This module focuses on the PRINCE2 Principles and their applications in different contexts. 

Practitioner Module 3: Business Case

The essential requirements of the Business Case Theme are outlined in this module. The associated roles and responsibilities are also covered, along with the outputs and outcomes. 

Learners will be expected to analyze and appraise different approaches to applying the Business Case Theme in terms of their contexts and requirements. 

Practitioner Module 4: Organization

This module focuses on the Organization Theme. The associated roles and responsibilities are covered, as well as the project team structure. 

Learners will be expected to analyze and appraise different approaches to applying the Organization Theme in terms of their contexts, principles, and requirements. 

Practitioner Module 5: Quality

This module focuses on the Quality Theme. The associated roles and responsibilities are covered, as well as key activities, including quality planning, control, and assurance. The product description, project product description, and quality register are also explained. 

Learners will be expected to analyze and appraise different approaches to applying the Quality Theme in terms of their contexts, principles, and requirements. 

Practitioner Module 6: Plans

This module focuses on the Plans Theme. The associated roles and responsibilities are covered, along with the PRINCE2 approach to planning. The project plan, stage plan, and team plan are also explained. 

Learners will be expected to analyze and appraise different approaches to applying the Plans Theme in terms of their contexts, principles, and requirements. 

Practitioner Module 7: Risk

This module focuses on the Risk Theme. The associated roles and responsibilities are covered, along with the PRINCE2 risk management approach and risk register. 

Learners will be expected to analyze and appraise different approaches to applying the Risk Theme in terms of their contexts, principles, and requirements. 

Practitioner Module 8: Change

This module focuses on the Change Theme. The associated roles and responsibilities are covered, along with the PRINCE2 issue and change control procedure. The change control approach, configuration item record, and issue register are also explained. 

Learners will be expected to analyze and appraise different approaches to applying the Change Theme in terms of their contexts, principles, and requirements. 

Practitioner Module 9: Progress

This module focuses on the Progress Theme. The associated roles and responsibilities are covered, along with tolerances and raising exceptions. The various reports, including the checkpoint report, daily log, and end project report, are also explained. 

Learners will be expected to analyze and appraise different approaches to applying the Progress Theme in terms of their contexts, principles, and requirements. 

Practitioner Module 10: The Process Model

The fundamentals of the Process Model are explored in this module. The seven PRINCE2 Processes in practice, as well as their interactions, are also examined.

Practitioner Module 11: Starting up a Project

This module explains the activities, actions, and processes of Starting Up a Project (SU). These include:

  • Appointing the project manager, executive, and project management team
  • Preparing the Outline Business Case (OBC)
  • Planning the initiation management stage, including understanding the roles and responsibilities required

Practitioner Module 12: Directing a Project

The activities and actions of the Directing a Project (DP) Process are explored in this module. 

These include:

  • Initiation, project, stage, or exception plans
  • Project closure, including understanding the roles and responsibilities required

Learners will be expected to analyze the application of the DP process. They will be asked to consider the context, principles, and purpose of the Process.  

Practitioner Module 13: Initiating a Project

The activities and actions of the Initiating a Project (IP) Process are explored in this module. 

These include:

  • Risk management, change control, quality management, and communications management 
  • Business plan creation and how to refine the business case
  • Assembling the project initiation document, including understanding the roles and responsibilities required

Learners will be expected to analyze the application of the IP Process. They will be asked to consider the context, principles, and purpose of the Process.  

Practitioner Module 14: Controlling a Stage

The activities and actions of the Controlling a Stage (CS) Process are explored in this module, including Work Packages. These include:

  • Work Package authorization, status review, and receiving completed Work Packages
  • Activity monitoring and reporting, report highlights, and risk and issue escalation

Learners will be expected to analyze the application of the CS Process. They will be asked to consider the context, principles, and purpose of the Process.  

Practitioner Module 15: Manage Product Delivery

The activities and actions of the Managing Product Delivery (MP) Process are explored in this module. These include:

  • Accepting and executing a Work Package
  • Delivering a Work Package, including understanding the roles and responsibilities required

Learners will be expected to analyze the application of the MP Process. They will be asked to consider the context, principles, and purpose of the process.  

Practitioner Module 16: Managing a Stage Boundary

The activities and actions of the Managing a Stage Boundary (SB) Process are explored in this module. These include:

  • Management of the next stage
  • Project plan and business case updates
  • Exception plan production, including understanding the roles and responsibilities required

Learners will be expected to analyze the application of the SB Process. They will be asked to consider the context, principles, and purpose of the Process. 

Practitioner Module 17: Closing a Project

The activities and actions of the Closing a Project (CP) Process are explored in this module. These include:

  • Preparing planned and premature closure
  • Handing over products and evaluating the project
  • Recommending project closure, including understanding the roles and responsibilities required

Learners will be expected to analyze the application of the CP Process. They will be asked to consider the context, principles, and purpose of the Process. 

Practitioner Practice Exam Simulators

Learners can practice their skills in an examination setting with simulations of the official PRINCE2 6th Edition Foundation and Practitioner exams. Correct answers and their rationale are also provided. 

Assessment

Foundation Exam:

  • Demonstrate sufficient understanding of the methodology
  • Multiple-choice
  • 60 questions
  • One hour
  • Pass mark is 55% or 33/60
  • Closed book
  • Online proctored exam/approved test center (Pearson Vue/Prometric)

Practitioner Exam:

  1. Objective testing
  2. 68 questions per paper
  3. Pass mark is 38/68 or 55%
  4. 150 minutes (2.5 hours) including additional reading time
  5. Open book (only the official PRINCE2 manual)
  6. Online proctored exam

What do you get?

  • 12 months’ access from the date of purchase to complete your training
  • 25+ hours of online training content
  • An interactive and engaging training experience
  • Exam voucher
  • Exam simulator with two mock/practice exams
  • Additional revision modules
  • Searchable microlearning units and modules
  • On/off tracker
  • Access through multiple devices
  • Offline player for studying on the move
  • Access to Orbus’ Learning Ecosystem, including:
  • Detailed personal performance report
  • Enrolment in a community for business and IT professionals
  • Free resource center (articles, case studies, white papers, etc.)
  • Support suite
  • Tutor support
  • Study schedule
  • 12 months’ access from the date of purchase to complete your training.
  • 30 hours of comprehensive online training content
  • Interactive and engaging videos
  • Exam voucher
  • Exam simulator with mock exams to help you prepare
  • Additional revision modules
  • Study schedule
  • On/off tracker
  • Searchable microlearning units and modules
  • Accessible through multiple devices
  • Offline player for study on the move
  • Access to Orbus Learning Ecosystem
    • Detailed personal performance report
    • Community for Business and IT professionals
    • Resource Centre (articles, case studies, white papers, etc.)
    • Support Suite
  • Tutor support

What is PRINCE2?

PRINCE2, or ‘Projects IN Controlled Environments’, is a structured methodology for effective project management. It can be tailored to any type of project within any industry or sector, globally.

Is PRINCE2 suitable only for IT projects?

No, PRINCE2 is a generic methodology that can be applied to a project of any nature across any sector.

Who owns PRINCE2?

PRINCE2 is developed and updated by AXELOS.

Is this PRINCE2 6th Edition Foundation and Practitioner course accredited?

Yes, the PRINCE2 6th Edition Foundation and Practitioner courses have been accredited by AXELOS Ltd.

What are the prerequisites for this course?

There are no prerequisites for the PRINCE2 Foundation examination.

To book and take the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam, you must have achieved one of the following qualifications:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation – This applies to certificates received after 1st Jan 2009
  • PRINCE2 Agile Foundation
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • IPMA Level A (Certified Project Director)
  • IPMA Level B (Certified Senior Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level C (Certified Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level D (Certified Project Management Associate)

What is the duration of this course?

The seat time of the course is approximately 25 hours. This includes all the learning modules, revision modules, module-level assessments, and mock exams.

How long can users access this course?

Learners receive 12 months of access from the purchase date of the course.

How long is the exam voucher valid for?

The exam vouchers are valid for 12 months.

How can the exam be taken?

The course includes exam vouchers for the PRINCE2 6th Edition Foundation and Practitioner certification examinations. The exams can be taken virtually online using a service provided by PeopleCert.

Please ensure your device meets the system requirements before booking your exams. You can do this via this online test. Please visit the PeopleCert website for more information and guidance.

When you are ready to take the exam, please contact us at training.support@orbussoftware.com to request your exam voucher.

Does the course include a manual?

The course does not include a manual. However, you can complement your training with the official manual, ‘Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 6th Edition’.

What is an exam simulator?

The purpose of the exam simulator is to provide learners with a simulated environment for taking mock exams. This can help them prepare for the official PRINCE2 certification examinations. The mock exams are official exams provided by AXELOS. They are also timed and scored on the simulator.

What is a revision module?

The revision module is designed to provide learners with a summarized revision of the key topics covered in the course. The module also includes tips and guides that can help learners with their exam preparation work.

How does the on/off tracker work?

The online tracker provides an ideal time duration to complete the course. It gives users a reminder when they go off-track. Please note that the tracker is an optional feature that works on a recommended timeframe. It does not have any impact on the duration of user access.

Which Learning Management System (LMS) does the course use?

The Docebo LMS is integrated into the Orbus Learning Ecosystem.

What are the minimum system and browser requirements?

Click here to view the latest system and browser requirements to efficiently run this course.

How can I get help?

For tutor, technical and administrative support please contact us at training.support@orbussoftware.com.

This course is delivered by Good e-Learning who are the accredited training provider.

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