Practitioner examination

Practitioner examination : Instructions

This is a sample PRINCE2 Practitioner exam. You have 20 minutes to complete it. It is recommended that you first read the scenario by clicking the Project Scenario link below. Spend no more than 5 minutes reading through the scenario, and then answer the remaining questions.

Question Number 1

Syllabus Area: Business Case theme

Syllabus Area Question Number Part Marks
Business Case theme 1 A 6

Using the Project Scenario and the additional information provided for this question in the Scenario Booklet, answer the following questions.

Each question provides a list of only true statements about the Calendar project, but only 2 statements are appropriate entries for that heading of the Business Case.

Remember to select 2 answers to each question.

1. Which 2 statements should be recorded under the Reasons heading?
A The Marketing department believes that sending a promotional calendar to current and prospective customers will increase orders by at least 10%.
B 10% of customers have not re-ordered in this financial year.
C 1,500 orders are expected, each with an average profit of £2,000.
D The Marketing department believes that the effect of a good company image, portrayed by a successful calendar, will last into a second year.
E MNO Manufacturing is experiencing a reduction in orders numbers due in part to the increased marketing activities of its competitors.
2. Which 2 statements should be recorded under the Business options heading?
A Produce a promotional calendar as a free Christmas gift to current and prospective customers.
B Use a professional photographer to create the photographs for the calendar.
C Create the photographs for the calendar internally.
D Outsource the creation of the calendar to a professional marketing company.
E Do nothing.
3. Which 2 statements should be recorded under the Expected benefits heading?
A Increase orders by at least 10% with a minimum of 10 further orders from the ist of prospective customers within 12 months.
B The calendar will be similar to calendars sent out in previous years.
C The Marketing department believes that the benefits of a good company image, as portrayed by a successful calendar, will last into a second year and bring the same increase in orders.
D The calendar will contain photographs of both staff and company products.
E The Marketing department want a very high quality, glossy product as they believe this will be more appealing to customers.
4. Which 2 statements should be recorded under the Expected dis-benefits heading?
A A high quality, glossy product will involve additional costs.
B Individuals in the engineering team who are not selected to appear in the calendar photographs will become de-motivated.
C The calendar may not result in the expected 10% increase in orders.
D As the Calendar project is a priority for the MNO Manufacturing Company, the delivery of other projects within the Marketing department will be delayed.
E The calendar may not result in the 10 further orders from the list of prospective customers in 12 months.
5. Which 2 statements should be recorded under the Timescale heading?
A Benefits will be lost if the project is not completed on time.
B A recruitment campaign to fill the existing staff vacancies will need to take place in the next 12 months.
C Additional 10% increase in orders in year two.
D The prepared calendar pack must be delivered by the first week in December.
E The print company requires a 2 week notification period of the calendar pack delivery.
6. Which 2 statements should be recorded under the Costs heading?
A The MNO marketing budget this year is £120,000.
B No known ongoing operations or maintenance costs.
C 10 further orders with an average profit of £2,000 will deliver a benefit of £20,000 in the first year.
D The new company logo is estimated to cost £4,000.
E Project costs are estimated to be a total of £26,500.
Syllabus Area Question Number Part Marks
Business Case theme 1 B 4

Using the Project Scenario and the additional information provided for this question in the Scenario Booklet, answer the following question.

Lines 1 to 4 in the table below consist of an assertion statement and a reason statement. For each line identify the appropriate option, from options A to E, that applies. Each option can be used once, more than once or not at all.

Option
Assertion
Reason
 
A
True
True
AND the reason explains the assertion
B
True
True
BUT the reason does not explain the assertion
C
True
False
 
D
False
True
 
E
False
False
 
Assertion Reason Select an option

1

If the calendar option is changed there should be a review of, and possible changes to, the Business Case.

BECAUSE

A Business Case includes options for the delivery of the chosen solution.

ABCDE

2

The Business Case will no longer be viable if the prepared calendar pack is not available for printing until the first week of December.

BECAUSE

A Business Case is no longer viable if stage tolerances are exceeded during a project.

ABCDE

3

The fact that the project's aim is to try to counter the fall in orders should be documented in the Project Brief.

BECAUSE

An outline Business Case contains the reasons why a project is needed and forms part of the Project Brief.

ABCDE

4

The expected improvement in staff morale should NOT be recorded as a benefit in the Business Case.

BECAUSE

Only those benefits that can be measured in financial terms should be defined in a Business Case.

ABCDE