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    Now with PRINCE2® 2017 update

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    Tailor PRINCE2® approaches according to project requirements

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    PRINCE2® is the most popular approach for managing and delivering projects successfully

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    Cover both PRINCE2® Foundation and PRINCE2® Practitioner in this training course

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    Gain an in-depth understanding of basic as well as advanced concepts of PRINCE2®

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    Course is developed by well qualified and highly experienced PRINCE2® certified experts

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    PeopleCert accredits Pentagon Training’s PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner course

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    Pentagon Training provides flexible learning options such as classroom teaching, virtual/online, and on-site

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    Pentagon Training is one of the best providers of PRINCE2® training courses in the industry

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    Understand PRINCE2® methods, themes, processes, and principles

If you are looking to excel in the field of project management or just starting your career in it, then PRINCE2® certifications can assist you. PRINCE2® was developed by the UK's Office of Government Commerce, but it is now used across the world due to its practicality, scalability, and flexibility. PRINCE2® is a widely recognised project management method and is endorsed as the industry standard. AXELOS has announced an update to PRINCE2® and the last update was in 2009. This is the major update to the PRINCE2® methods and it happened because many partners agreed that update to PRINCE2® is necessary. PRINCE2® 2017 helps to plan and control projects of any type and size, ensuring that such can be delivered successfully. PRINCE2® certifications have become a prerequisite for many project management related jobs, as they demonstrate an individual's ability to successfully manage a project from beginning to end. 

The majority of people do PRINCE2® certification just to get the certificate but in actual they don’t know how to apply the concepts of PRINCE2® in real-time. The existing training courses are also more focused on clearing the exam. To adopt PRINCE2® in projects, excellent knowledge of PRINCE2® concepts is required. This PRINCE2® 2017 update lays emphasis on how to tailor PRINCE2® to projects.

To start using PRINCE2® in projects, AXELOS has come up with this update which includes:

  • Much more information about tailoring PRINCE2® in projects has been added.
  • The syllabus has been updated that include agile and tailoring now.
  • Exams structure has been updated.

Who should take this course

This course is intended for aspiring Project Managers who want to achieve an understanding of the PRINCE2® process, methodology, and themes.

This PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner course prepares delegates for both Foundation and Practitioner exams.

We recommend that delegates have prior experience of team leading, project assistance, and project management.

Below mentioned delegates can enrol onto this course:

  • Product Managers
  • Project managers
  • Portfolio Managers
  • Engineering leads
  • Business Analysts
  • Business Project Managers
  • Associate/Assistant Project Managers
  • Team Managers/Team Leads
  • Project Engineers/Executives
  • Software Developers

This training course is also aimed at other staff members involved in design, development, and the successful delivery of projects.  

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Prerequisites

Proper understanding of project management is required, and some experience in it will be beneficial.

Prior experience of PRINCE2® is not necessary, however experience of working in a project management environment can be helpful.

PRINCE2® Foundation is the first level of the PRINCE2® certification.

To complete the PRINCE2® Practitioner exam, delegate must possess any of the following certification:

  • PRINCE2® Foundation
  • 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)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
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What Will You Learn

  • Learn to tailor PRINCE2® with projects according to the requirements of the organisation
  • Understand in depth about the PRINCE2® principles
  • Learn more about the link between the principles and themes
  • Tailor each theme of PRINCE2®
  • Make use of PRINCE2® methodologies in real time
  • The PRINCE2® Foundation, as well as Practitioner exam, has been updated
  • Learn how to provide a more organised start, middle, and end to a project using PRINCE2® methodology
  • Understand the process-based approach of PRINCE2®
  • Understand the importance of communication between the project management team, Project Managers, and remaining organisation
  • Understand the involvement of stakeholders and management throughout the project
  • Learn to break down the project into manageable products and deliver it successfully
  • Use PRINCE2® to make effective decisions
  • Enhance your project management skills
  • Understand relationships between principles, themes, techniques, and processes of PRINCE2®
  • Understand roles and responsibilities of a Project Manager
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What's included

  Course Overview

PRINCE2® is a process-based project management methodology. It provides practical step by step guidance, clear processes, and templates to manage projects effectively. It covers a wide range of topics such as programme management, project management, and portfolio management. PRINCE2® is truly a standard approach that can be adapted to any project irrespective of organisation type, size, and culture.

Pentagon Training’s PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation and Practitioner course cover all aspects of the Foundation and Practitioner levels. According to the PRINCE2® 2017 update, this course lay more emphasis on tailoring PRINCE2® methodology with Projects.

There are two levels of qualification in this course:

PRINCE2® Foundation – This is the introductory PRINCE2® certification, and it acts as a prerequisite to the PRINCE2® Practitioner training course. In PRINCE2® Foundation 2017 learn the core principles and terminology of PRINCE2®. After achieving this certification, delegates are able to work as project management team members and make use of the PRINCE2® approach within organisation environments.

PRINCE2® Practitioner – This is the second PRINCE2® certification level. This section of the training course provides delegates with a deeper insight into PRINCE2® methodology before applying it to projects. This level helps delegates to tailor PRINCE2® 2017 concepts with projects. After achieving this certification, delegates can start working on real projects using such methodology.

Examination

Delegates will need to take a Foundation and Practitioner exam in order to acquire this combined certification.

For the PRINCE2® Foundation examination, basic project management knowledge is required, and there are no eligibility criteria. Delegates will get the PRINCE2® Foundation certification if they pass the exam.  According to the PRINCE2® 2017 update, the Configuration Management topic has been removed. Questions of the exam are more focused on tailoring PRINCE2® in projects. The syllabus covers all the seven PRINCE2® themes, and negative questions are also removed. A number of list questions have also been reduced.

Exam structure of PRINCE2® Foundation Certification is:

  • Multiple choice formats
  • Number of questions per paper is 60
  • Reasoning questions are excluded
  • Duration of this exam is 60 minutes
  • Required pass percentage is 55% or 33/60

PRINCE2® Practitioner is the second exam delegates will need to sit. In this exam, more focus is laid on the practical application of PRINCE2® in the project environment. Reasoning and multiple assertion questions have been excluded. The format of this Practitioner exam is as follows:

  • Focuses on all parts of the Prince2® methodology
  • Objective testing
  • There are 68 questions in exam including fewer questions related to management products
  • Time Duration : Two-and-a-half hours
  • The pass mark is 55% that is 38/68

Exam Preparation Workbook

Our exam preparation workbook ensures and validates that you have the knowledge and confidence to pass your exam.

The exam preparation workbook comprises of mock questions, applicable scenario based projects, and is known to further elevate pass masks. Please note that this exam preparation workbook and instructions of how to book your exam, can be found in your Joining Instructions, received upon enrolment. Completion of the workbook prior to taking the exam, is highly recommended to maximise your chances of passing.

Online Exams

*After completing 4 days of classroom training and successfully passing your PRINCE2® Foundation Exam, the fifth day of this course is a flexible exam preparation day to complete at your convenience in order to prepare you to take and pass your PRINCE2® Practitioner exam online.

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability; online, anywhere.

Benefits of online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates
  • Quicker Results
  • Save Travel Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Convenient
  • Take your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready
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  Course Content

Introduction to PRINCE2®

  • Overview of Project Management
  • Project management terminology
  • Introduction to PRINCE2® project management approach
  • History and scope
  • Definition of project
  • Need for PRINCE2 project management methodology
  • Relationship between principles, themes and processes of PRINCE2®
  • Adapt PRINCE2® into Project environment
  • Benefits of PRINCE2
  • Six aspects of Project
  • PRINCE2® Principles
    • Continued business justification
    • Learn from experience
    • Defined roles and responsibilities
    • Manage by stages
    • Manage by exception
    • Focus on products
    • Tailor to suit the project environment
  • PRINCE2® Process Model
    • Starting up a project
    • Initiating a project
    • Directing a project
    • Controlling a stage
    • Maintaining a stage boundary
    • Managing product delivery
    • Closing a project
  • Seven PRINCE2® themes
    • Business case themes
      • Motive of Business Case Theme
      • Output and outcome
      • Benefits of project
      • Business case for different types of projects
      • PRINCE2® approach to business case
      • Roles and responsibilities in business case theme
    • Organisation theme
      • Purpose of organisation theme
      • Programme and project introduction
      • PRINCE2® approach to organisation
      • Role of project manager
      • Communication management strategy
    • Quality
      • Use of quality theme
      • PRINCE2® approach to quality
      • Quality method
      • Role in review team
    • Plans
      • Purpose of plan theme
      • Level of plan
      • Project plan
      • Functions and responsibilities in plan theme
    • Risk
      • Use of risk theme
      • Risk terms
      • Risk management
      • PRINCE2® approach to risk management
      • Risk cause and effect
      • Risk budget
      • Roles and responsibilities in Risk theme
    • Change
      • Use of change theme
      • Types of issues
      • Decision making
      • Roles and responsibilities in change theme
    • Progress
      • Use of progress theme
      • Six tolerance areas by level
      • PRINCE2® approach to progress
      • Use of management stages for control
      • Report progress
      • Role and responsibilities in progress theme
    • Management products
      • Accept project product
      • Achieve PID objectives
      • Method to measure benefits of delivery
      • Evaluate the project
    • Improve future performance
    • PRINCE2® Foundation exam
    • PRINCE2® Practitioner exam

Exam Preparation Workbook

Our exam preparation workbook ensures and validates that you have the knowledge and confidence to pass your exam.

The exam preparation workbook comprises of mock questions, applicable scenario based projects, and is known to further elevate pass masks. Please note that this exam preparation workbook and instructions of how to book your exam, can be found in your Joining Instructions, received upon enrolment. Completion of the workbook prior to taking the exam, is highly recommended to maximise your chances of passing.

Online Exams

*After completing 4 days of classroom training and successfully passing your PRINCE2® Foundation Exam, the fifth day of this course is a flexible exam preparation day to complete at your convenience in order to prepare you to take and pass your PRINCE2® Practitioner exam online.

We provide comprehensive support during the exam process to make the experience as simple as possible. This exam can be taken at a suitable time, subject to availability; online, anywhere.

Benefits of online exams include:

  • Proven higher pass rates
  • Quicker Results
  • Save Travel Costs
  • Flexibility
  • Convenient
  • Take your exam at your home, office, or work when you are ready
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PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Schedules

Course Name Duration Dates Price
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner 5 days Reading
04-03-2019
£1795.00
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner 5 days Reading
18-03-2019
£1795.00
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner 5 days Reading
01-04-2019
£1795.00
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner 5 days Reading
12-04-2019
£3489.00
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner 5 days Reading
15-04-2019
£1795.00
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner 5 days Reading
13-05-2019
£1795.00
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner 5 days Reading
03-06-2019
£1795.00
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner 5 days Reading
14-06-2019
£3489.00
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner 5 days Reading
17-06-2019
£1795.00
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner 5 days Reading
01-07-2019
£1795.00

About Reading

Located in Berkshire, Reading is a large and historically significant town. It was an important center of trade as well as religion in the medieval period. The Reading Abbey, still has its  12th century abbey gateway and significant ruins intact. Due to the English Civil War the town was damaged severely, causing a significant loss in trade. Reading also played an important role in the Revolution of 1688. It is where the revolution's only significant military action was took place. The Great Western Railway , the brewing business, baking and seed growing all happened in 19th century. Now,Reading boasts of being a  major commercial centre, that involves information technology and insurance. Reading   has, despite its nearness to London, a net inward traveler flow.

 

Reading came up as a settlement way  back in the 8th century. It had become the largest town in Berkshire by 1525 and had a population of around 5000 in the early 17th Century. It was in the 18th century that major iron works in the town came up and the city saw the growth of the brewing business for which Reading is known till date. It was in the 19th century that Reading saw the growth of manufacturing business also.

Economy

Reading is a vital commercial centre in the Thames Valley and Southern England. It is home to the headquarters of many British companies and UK offices of foreign multinationals. It is also a  major retail centre. Daily Reading has an inflow of 30,000 commuters as compared to 24,000 departures. Large companies such as  Microsoft and Oracle  have their headquarters in Reading. Other businesses in Reading are Prudential, PepsiCo and Wrigley. In 2007, an independent poll placed Reading 16th in a league table of best performing retail centres in the UK.

Culture

Reading is known for its Reading Beer Festival which was first held in 1994 and is now known to be one of the largest beer festivals in the UK. It takes place at King's Meadow for the five days immediately preceding the May Day bank holiday every year.  Reading Pride also takes place at Reading, an annual LGBTA festival in Kings Meadow.

 

Museums

The Museum of Reading  contains galleries that showcase the history of Reading . The museum is also home to the excavations of Calleva Atrebatum. It also houses a full-size replica of the Bayeux Tapestry, an art collection, and galleries relating to Huntley and Palmers.

Located in East Reading, The Museum of English Rural Life,is dedicated to the changing face of rural England. It also has collections of public value. It is not only owned but also managed by the University of Reading. The Ure Museum of Greek Archaeology, the Cole Musum of Zoology and the Harris Botanic Gardens are also under the same management. All these museums can be found on the university's Whiteknights Campus.

There is also a small Riverside Museum at Blake's Lock which tells one about Reading's two rivers, the Thames and the Kennet. The Museum of Berkshire Aviation  houses a collection of aircraft and other aviation accessories.

 

 

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