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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 Wakefield
23-04-2019
£4499.00
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner 5 days Wakefield
07-05-2019
£4499.00
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner 5 days Wakefield
28-05-2019
£4499.00
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner 5 days Wakefield
27-08-2019
£4499.00
PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner 5 days Wakefield
25-11-2019
£4499.00

About Wakefield

Wakefield

In West Yorkshire, England, Wakefield is located. Wakefield is on the River Calder and Pennines eastern edge. In 2001 Wakefield had a population of around 77,512. It increased for five Wakefield wards called East, North, South, West and Rural to 77,512 according to 2011 census. Wakefield is also dubbed as ‘ Merrie City’ in Middle Ages. John Leland in 1538 described it as ‘ A quick market town and large and meately large. It is also a well-served market of fish and flesh from sea and rivers so that vital is good and cheap there. Wakefield Battle took place in Wars of the Roses. Wakefield became a famous centre for wool and a market town. In the 18th century, Wakefield made a trade in corn and textiles. In 1888 parish church of Wakefield acquired Cathedral status. It also became a county town of West Riding of Yorkshire. It was the seat of West Riding County Council from 1889 till 1974.

History

Along with railroad, many streams and lakes also played a significant role in economic growth of Wakefield. There were many damn and around twenty mill sites that include fulling mills, gristmills and carding mills along these waterways. Due to this development growing population expanded in seven separate villages, East Wakefield, South Wakefield, North Wakefield, Burleyville Wakefield corner, Sanbornville and Union. Sanbornville villages are now the primary business centre in Wakefield. The new town hall was constructed in Sanbornville in 1895. From Lovell lake , ice was shipped and harvested by two companies with the help of 16 to 20 train carloads to Boston and beyond it every day. At the beginning of 1900’s railroading was to the extreme with 25 trains in and out of Sanbornville every day.

In 1911, due to fire various rail yard buildings burned and operations centre shifted to Dover. After the emergence of electrification, need for ice reduced. The Later popularity of automobiles further reduced the need for rail travel. Finally, in 1969, Snow train which was a passenger train, made its final run.

During Second half of 20th century, a major industry in Wakefield was the development of 11 lakes. Development of summer homes and services needed to be provided. This helped later to provide incomes to many Wakefield residents. It helped to retain the rural character of Wakefield for which Wakefield is known.

Education

Oldest school Surviving in Wakefield is Queen Elizabeth Grammar School, a boys school established in 1591 by Queen Elizabeth by Royal Charter. The original building is in Brook Street that is now the Elizabethan Gallery. In 1854, QEGS school was moved to Northgate. The school was administered by Governors of Wakefield Charities who also opened Wakefield Girls High School ( WGHS) located at Wentworth-street in 1878. Church of England opened National Schools that include St Mary’s in the 1840s and St Johns in 1861. Original St Austin’s Catholic School was opened in 1838. In 1846 Methodist School was opened on Thornhill Street. Eastmoor School previously Pinders Primary School is only opened by Education Act 1870 which is still open.

Wakefield College has origins in School of Art and Craft of 1868. It is today the primary provider of 6th form and further education in the area with around 10,00 part-time and 3000 full-time students. It has campuses in the surrounding towns as well as in the city. In 2007 Wakefield College and Wakefield City Council announced plans to create a University Centre of Wakefield but bid for funding failed in 2009. Other schools with sixth forms include QEGS, Cathedral High School which is now an Arts College for age 11 to 18 and Wakefield High Girls School.

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