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Important Tips and Tricks for PRINCE2® Exam Preparation

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Important Tips and Tricks for PRINCE2® Exam Preparation

In order to get the PRINCE2 Certification, you need to clear a set of examinations that need rigorous and thorough preparation. This is why I bring you this article where I will discuss various tips and tricks that will help you in better PRINCE2® Exam Preparation.

Below are the topics I will be covering in this article:

What is Prince2 Certification?

PRINCE2® is an acronym for PRojects IN Controlled Environments. It is one of the most widely implemented project management methodologies and is popularly used in more than 150 countries across the globe. PRINCE2 is a process-based approach that majorly concentrates on the organization and has firm control over the project from its initiation until completion.

PRINCE2® approach helps a manager in delivering projects on time and within the specified budget. The projects developed using PRINCE2® methodology, often begin with a detailed and thorough plan. It provides a proper structure for the project where each stage is clearly defined with a start, middle and end. It focuses more on the delivery of products rather than carrying out activities. Once the project finishes, everything is neatly wrapped up and all the loose ends are tied up.

PRINCE2 Certification Exam Syllabus

In order to prove your proficiency in PRINCE2 you have to go through two levels of examination:

  • PRINCE2® Foundation: This certification introduces the PRINCE2® method which aims to confirm that a person knows and understands the PRINCE2 method well enough to implement it in a PRINCE2 enabled environment. The PRINCE2® Foundation certification is also a prerequisite for the next level i.e Practitioner certification. You can check out the syllabus of the PRINCE2® Foundation exam here.
  • PRINCE2® Practitioner: This certification is for the project management practitioners who want to take a  further step in their career and enhance their proficiency in the PRINCE2® Methodology. PRINCE2® Practitioner certification exam tests the ability of a professional whether he can manage the non-complex projects across all streams. You can check out the syllabus of the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam here.

To know more about these examinations you can refer to the article on the PRINCE2 Exam.

Now that you know what is the PRINCE2 certification exam, let’s now take a look at some of the tips and tricks which will help you to prepare better.

PRINCE2® Exam Preparation Tips and Tricks

  1. Take up a PRINCE2® Certification training course

    It will help you in earning the required number of PDU’s mandatory for the PRINCE2® Certification Exam. Moreover, you will be able to achieve the PRINCE2® certification with cumulative efficiency by blending the optimum quality with needs. Also, try to go through the PRINCE2 manual at least once before you take up the formal training.

  2. Build an ideal study ambiance around yourself

    Being a working professional it becomes a tough task to study along with your job. Thus, you need to stay dedicated and do a lot of preparation. You need to squeeze out time to study as much as possible and eliminate the distractions.

  3. Design a study schedule and adhere to it

    As I have already mentioned, try to study as much as possible. For this, you need to start off with a full proof schedule which must cover all the topics covered in the syllabus. Along with studying, take notes and ask queries. Try to stay loyal to your schedule but remember not to overdo it because the excess of anything is not good.

  4. Always stay updated and connected to the PRINCE2 community

    You can make use of the online forums/ groups, those are easily available on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn to connect with other PRINCE2® exam aspirants. This will help you to find out what is happening around you and stay updated with the latest news regarding PRINCE2® Certification. Also, you can check out the latest articles on PRINCE2® written by certified people.

  5. Appear for PRINCE2® simulators as much as possible

    As I have already mentioned, try to take as many simulators as you can. Taking simulators will help in training your brain for swift processing even under exam pressure. Also, make it a habit of taking notes after each simulator to gain a clear understanding of the areas you need to improve. You can also learn more about ITIL and its framework from the ITIL Foundation Certification.

  6. Always analyze the wrong answers

    Check out the common certification questions and answers asked in previous PRINCE2® exams. Read through all the questions and answers while attempting the simulators. Also, try to gain a thorough knowledge of a subject, it will increase your chances of finding the right alternatives.

  7. Ask Questions

    Always clear your doubts and queries once you are done with the topic. Ask questions to ensure that you understand the ‘why’, ‘what’ as well as ‘how’ of each covered concept.

  8. Consider Your PRINCE2® Preparation As A Project

    Finally, I would suggest you to consider this PRINCE2® Exam preparation as a project. In other words, set your deadline and stick to your schedule. It will give you more time to practice all the concepts that you have learned and organized in your study plan.

    This brings us to the end of this article on the PRINCE2® Exam Preparation. Now, if this article has perked up your interest in getting PRINCE2® certified, you can check out Edureka’s PRINCE2 foundation and practitioner course onlineWe provide structured training where you will be guided by PRINCE2® Certified Trainers, who have years of experience in training. If you have got more doubts and want to seek expert guidance, you can visit PRINCE2 Training in Chennai & build a great community of folks around you. 

    Also, Edureka is one of the fastest-growing e-learning platforms with the highest course completion and customer satisfaction rate. It has the most effective learning system in the world. Edureka provides a live and interactive e-learning platform that is revolutionizing professional online education. It has emerged as a top destination for professionals who are looking to up-skill themselves in various subjects in the most interactive and efficient way possible.


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