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PRINCE2® Practitioner Course and Certification

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PRINCE2® is a well-established project management methodology used in business and government. It provides a proven best practice model that helps ensure project delivery is on time, on budget, of high quality and meets customer requirements. The PRINCE2® Practitioner Course and Certification is a comprehensive two-day intensive, instructor-led course designed to give participants an extended theoretical and practical knowledge of PRINCE2® and to prepare them for the PRINCE2® Practitioner Certificate exam.

The training approach includes presentations, facilitated discussion, feedback and learning reviews with worked examples, mock exams and exam preparation. This exam, which will take place in the IPA on the final day of the course, is a two and a half hour multiple choice closed-book examination with 80 questions. Participants must achieve a 55% score to pass. Successful participants will be provided with PRINCE2® Certification and will appear on the PRINCE2® Successful Candidate Registers. Pre-course study material will be made available in advance of attendance on the course.

For further information, please see below or download brochure (PDF).

Who is this For?

This course is aimed at:

  • Project Managers
  • Team Members
  • Other project stakeholders who have already attained Foundation certification and wish to build on their existing knowledge and eperience by extending their understanding of PRINCE2®; and
  • Those who simply would like to know more about this widely used and recognised methodology.

Learning Objectives

On the completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Have an in-depth understanding of all aspects of the PRINCE2® methodology;
  • Effectively control the start, progress and closure of a project;
  • Apply the methodology to deliver projects on time, within budget and to the specified business case;
  • Integrate the PRINCE2® Principles and Themes into a project;
  • Understand how to tailor PRINCE2®;
  • Efficiently manage project progress.

Pre-Requisites

It is mandatory to have passed the PRINCE2® Foundation or equivalent course in order to take the Practitioner exam. If you have taken a PRINCE2® course with a different organisation then you will be obliged to present your certification and identification prior to sitting the Practitioner exam. Those wishing to transfer over from another course such as the PMP-PMI certification will have to contact the Course Administrator to determine if an exemption to the foundation course can be granted.

Methodology and Course Materials

This course is an instructor led in-class training course including presentations, facilitated discussion, feedback and learning reviews with worked examples, mock exams and exam preparation.

Students will receive a pre-course, 55 page booklet that contains the essence of PRINCE2® and will remain as a key reference document after the completion of the course. The extensive course workbook includes over 500 pages of real project examples, rules of thumb, learning games and reminders. It will assist in preparation for the PRINCE2® exam and remain a useful resource to be used in participants’ daily work. An exam booklet with details worked exam questions, answers and detailed explanation of the answers is included. This is a super resource giving concrete answers to complex questions.

Examination

The final day of the course will include the PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam*. This exam, which will take place in the IPA on the final day of the course, is a two and a half hour multiple choice closed-book examination with 80 questions. Participants must achieve a 55% score to pass. Successful participants will be provided with PRINCE2® Certification and will appear on the PRINCE2® Successful Candidate Registers.

Instructor

The workshop leader is David McCreery (Athris Ltd) who will bring many years of practical project management knowledge, expertise and unique insights to enrich the formal learning of the class. David is an accredited PRINCE2™ Trainer and has delivered courses to a number of corporate and public sector clients. He is also trained and experienced in other project management methodologies and brings this broad experience to bear in interactive and lively training sessions.

Dates, Venue and Fee

Dates*:  30-31 January 2017 | 27-28 March 2017 | 24-25 April 2017 | 25-26 May 2017 | 26-27 June 2017

* Please note dates may be subject to change.

Where possible, this course is normally scheduled to take place on a Monday and Tuesday following a PRINCE2® Foundation course on the preceding Wednesday to Friday, thus giving those students who wish to take the exams over a condensed period a weekend break to refresh/study for the Practitioner Course and Exam.

Venue: This course will take place at the Institute of Public Administration, 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62.

Fee:  The Fee for this course is €690 per person for the two day course. Fee includes course materials, lunch/refreshments each day and final examination.

Enquiries/Bookings

All IPA courses are subject to minimum participant numbers and bookings will typically close one week prior to the course start date.

For further information or to book a place on this course, please contact:
Central Bookings Office
Institute of Public Administration | 57-61 Lansdowne Road, Dublin D04 TC62
Tel: (01) 240 3666 | Fax: (01) 668 9135 | Email: training@ipa.ie

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PRINCE2 is a registered trademark of Axelos Limited. The Swirl logo™ is a trademark of Axelos Limited.

The PRINCE2® course on this page is offered by Althris Ltd/Affiliate.

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