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PRINCE2 certification

By Simon Buehring on 06 Aug 2020

PRINCE2 certification

What is PRINCE2?

PRINCE2 is the world’s foremost project management method. PRINCE2 is used in almost every industry – from manufacturing to advertising. PRINCE2 certification consists of two internationally recognized qualifications: PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner.

PRINCE2 Foundation

Who should take a PRINCE2 Foundation course?

PRINCE2 Foundation certification is ideal for anyone who supports projects in a PRINCE2 environment. This might mean working alongside project managers or overseeing duties that aid project development (such as managing internal communications). PRINCE2 Foundation is also a great starting point for those who want to progress to a PRINCE2 Practitioner certification.

What do I learn in a PRINCE2 Foundation class?

The PRINCE2 Foundation curriculum covers all the basics of PRINCE2 project management. You’ll learn all about PRINCE2 themes and principles. In addition to some of the unique language used by PRINCE2 project managers, you’ll also learn a basic understanding of PRINCE2 project management processes.

What jobs require PRINCE2 Foundation certification?

PRINCE2 Foundation certifications are required in many roles that work within a PRINCE2 environment, even if they have little to do with project management. You don’t have to work as a project manager to benefit from an understanding of PRINCE2, but it is especially useful in those roles that support project development.

Are there any prerequisites?

No. PRINCE2 Foundation courses have no prerequisites and are designed as an introduction to the PRINCE2 method.

How to I earn my PRINCE2 Foundation certification?

You can earn your PRINCE2 Foundation certification either by taking a self-study PRINCE2 Foundation online course or by attending an online virtual PRINCE2 Foundation course.

Who are PRINCE2 Foundation certifications accredited by?

All PRINCE2 certifications are accredited by PeopleCert, on behalf of AXELOS.

PRINCE2 Practitioner

Who should take a PRINCE2 Practitioner course?

A PRINCE2 Practitioner course is great for those who actively manage or direct projects. PRINCE2 Practitioner training can also benefit those who aid in project management or those who work within PRINCE2 environments.

What do I learn in a PRINCE2 Practitioner class?

The PRINCE2 curriculum covers all the information you need to begin applying PRINCE2 methods to the management of simple projects. This course covers all the phases of project management in addition to business case construction, risk assessment and quality assurance.

What jobs require PRINCE2 Practitioner certification?

Many project management roles require PRINCE2 Practitioner certification. PRINCE2 is seen as a standard of competence in the project management industry and shows employers that you understand PRINCE2 methods and can tailor these to suit unique contexts.

Are there any prerequisites?

Yes. To be eligible for a PRINCE2 Practitioner course, you need to have completed one of the following certifications:

  • PRINCE2 Foundation (or higher) - this only applies to certificates obtained after 1 January 2009
  • Project Management Qualification (PMQ) from the Association for Project Management (APM)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®
  • IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director)
  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate)

How do I earn my PRINCE2 Practitioner certification?

You can earn your PRINCE2 Practitioner certification either by taking a self-study PRINCE2 Practitioner online course or by attending an online virtual PRINCE2 Practitioner course.

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