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Is PRINCE2 difficult?

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I'm planning to do the PRINCE2 here in Australia very soon. I'm an experienced project manager, but I don't have a project management degree or a PM certification (so this will be the first PM test that I will take). I am wondering whether PRINCE2 is difficult or not. Can anyone (who has already taken the exam) tell me?

Also, how does the PRINCE2 certification compare the PMP, difficulty wise?
asked 9 years ago by anonymous

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I've taught hundreds of students at both PRINCE2 Foundation & Practitioner levels. It is very rare to have someone fail the Foundation exam. The pass rate is about 99%. The national average pass rate in the UK for the Practitioner exam is about 73%, so you have a one in four chance of passing.

In my experience of training, someone such as yourself who has considerable experience of project management should have no difficulty in passing both exams comfortably.
answered 9 years ago by anonymous
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I have done both the foundation and practitioner for prince2.  The foundation is a very easy test, as long as you remember the 7 principles, themes, processes and read the book at least once, I think you should feel confident of passing.

The prince2 practitioner on the other hand is different.  The exam is tough and goes for 2.5 hours.  I did several practice tests and read the prince2 manual cover to cover, twice.  I also commited the process map to memory.

No idea about PMP (o:
answered 9 years ago by anonymous
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There is a difference between PRINCE2, PRINCE2 foundation exam, and PRINCE2 practitioner exam.

If you mean PRINCE2 the project management methodology, then it can be a bit hard at first, since it defines some rigid standards for project management and there's a lot new things to learn.

As for the PRINCE2 foundation exam, then most of those who took it say that you can pass the exam simply by memorizing the book "Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 Manual". The general consensus is that this exam is fairly easy.

As for the PRINCE2 practitioner exam, most say that it's really hard to pass without the help of the extensive training course.

Both the PRINCE2 foundation and the PRINCE2 practitioner exams are multiple choice exams.
answered 9 years ago by anonymous

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