PRINCE2 (2017) Conversion Online Course

Interactive self paced eLearning course


    About this course

    This unique course is aimed at people who already have a working knowledge of the PRINCE2® project management methodology, but obtained before the 2017 version.

    You may be in one of the following circumstances:

    • Have a PRINCE2 2009 qualification (foundation or practitioner level) and want to get up to speed with current thinking
    • Have the PRINCE2 2009 practitioner qualification that is about to expire and need to re-take the practitioner exam, but the 2009 version is no longer available.
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    At its heart PRINCE2 2017 is very similar to the 2009 version. There are still seven principles, seven themes and seven processes, and they still work together in the same way. However, in the 2017 version there is more emphasis placed on the principles and improved guidance for applying PRINCE2 in different circumstances, such as complex commercial projects and those using Agile techniques. Minimum requirements have been added, which makes it clearer to understand what a project needs to do to be able to claim that it is in fact following the method.

    This course will provide you with the following:

    • Guidance on what terminology has been changed and how to apply the principles
    • Explanation of the new minimum requirements that have been introduced for each theme (examined at foundation level)
    • Explanation of how the practitioner exam is now structured
    • All sections / units from the regular full practitioner course are included, which have an emphasis on practical application of the method
    • A mock exam centre that contains practice exams for both foundation and practitioner levels.

    Balance Global’s PRINCE2® elearning courses are accredited by the PeopleCert (exam institute), ensuring that delegates receive a consistently high standard of training. The course is presented by our lead PRINCE2® trainer (rather than an actor) to ensure the best possible experience for our learners. Although this is an elearning course – we still cater for different learning styles:

    • Visual Learners – through good visual presentation, mind maps and colour coding of key points
    • Auditory Learners – through clear voice-overs, delivered by our lead PRINCE2® trainer, ensuring emphasis in the right places. Deaf learners will be able to see a full transcript of the audio files.
    • Kinesthetic Learners – through embedded exercises and interactive trainer support

    The course materials are regularly reviewed and kept in-line with the syllabus as set by AXELOS (the method’s owner). The course draws on the current official manual “Managing Successful Projects using PRINCE2® 2017 edition.

    PRINCE2® was originally developed in 1989 to address the issues that were causing UK government IT projects to fail. Since then the method has undergone a number of revisions to keep it in line with current thinking and take account of feedback from its practical use. Over 200 industry professionals provided input into making the 2017 revision the best that it can be.

    This practitioner course has been designed for use with or without an official manual, but if you do intend to take the (open book) examination you would be dis-advantaged if you do not have a copy of the official manual. This course includes:

    • Interactive trainer support – through forums, direct messaging and webinar sessions
    • Timed exam simulator, with 2 ‘mock’ practitioner exams
    • FREE downloadable revision tablet ‘app’ for off-line working
    • FREE downloadable mock papers
    • Resource Centre with FREE downloadable templates for project documentation
    • Interactive exercises and section tests to embed learning
    • Glossary of terms
    • FREE downloadable Balance Global course completion certificate
    • FREE downloadable ‘high achievement’ certificate if you obtain over 70% in tests

    Course Pre-requisites
    This practitioner conversion course has been designed for those who already have a foundation knowledge of PRINCE2® so the course does not ‘start from scratch’, some prior knowledge is assumed. Although you don’t need to have passed the foundation exam to take this course, you will need to have passed it before you can take the practitioner exam.

    NOTE: this option is for e-Learning only and does not include an official exam. However, there are easy upgrade routes should you wish to purchase an official examination after you have completed the course.

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    PRINCE2® stands for Projects IN Controlled Environments. It is a fully scale-able process driven approach to project management.  Although PRINCE2® originated in the UK it has become a world class internationally recognised qualification.

    This practitioner course covers the entire official syllabus for practitioner level, with a focus on applying the method.  The course includes the following elements:

    Detailed Explanation / Preparation for the Practitioner Exams:

    • Guidance on the practitioner exam / question styles
    • Guidance on how to prepare your manual for the exam
    • Subject by subject guidance on key aspects examined
    • Exam hints and tips

    Refresh on the 7 Principles:

    Refresh on key points of the 7 Themes:

    • Business Case – why are we investing in the project?
    • Organization – who do we need to manage the project?
    • Quality – what we have to deliver to ensure fit-for-purpose
    • Plans – how will we deliver, when & resource requirements
    • Risk – managing uncertainty
    • Change – understanding implications of changing requirements
    • Progress – understanding & controlling where we are against plans

    Refresh on key points regarding the 7 Processes:

    • Process Model – to explain the flow between processes
    • Starting up a Project – pre-project preparation
    • Directing a Project – decision making and providing resources
    • Initiating a Project – developing a full and firm foundation
    • Controlling a Stage -day-to-day project manager’s work
    • Managing Product Delivery – day-to-day team managers work
    • Managing a Stage Boundary – preparing for project board progress decisions
    • Closing a Project – tidy close

    Although this option does not include the official practitioner exam, here is some information about it in case you wish to upgrade later.

    tick Practitioner Exam Format
    • Objective testing
    • 10 question items per question, each worth one mark
    • Based on a short scenario that will be provided to you during the exam
    • 68 questions – 1 mark available per question
    • 38 marks (55%) correct or more required to pass
    • Two-and-a-half hours (150 minutes) duration, no additional reading time
    • Open book exam (official PRINCE2 2017 manual only)
    tickPreparing for an Exam

    Do not sit the exam before you’re ready and feel confident. We recommend that you should only consider booking an official exam when you have achieved the following:-

    • Worked through all the course sections and units at least once
    • Completed the exam simulator tests and achieved a repeatable score of 55% / above

    Don’t feel nervous about the exam process. Our comprehensive eLearning course covers the exam syllabus in full and we will also provide you with exam hints and tips. Furthermore, we (unlike many competitors) pay extra for the premium remote proctoring service. With this Proctoring service you will be personally guided through the on-line exam process rather than having your exam being recorded and watched by an invigilator later. This means there are fewer opportunities for your exam to be disqualified because of in-advertent mistakes with in the exam process itself.

    tickExam Voucher / Booking

    If you upgrade and go on to purchase an exam you will be sent an email with a voucher code and a link to use the code to make your booking. The exam is run through our Examination Institute (PeopleCert) remote Proctor service. You can book your exam for a time and day of your choosing including weekends and evenings, but you need to give 10 days’ notice of when this is. Within 24 hours of booking your exam you will receive a confirmation email asking you to register on the PeopleCert’s (Exam Institute) website before for your exam takes place.
    Please note that you need to redeem your voucher (book your exam) within the course expiry period.
    For those who wish to upgrade later to take the PRINCE2® Practitioner Examination we have listed the following additional information:-

    Special Dispensations
    There are some conditions (such as dyslexia) that qualify for extra time in the examinations. If you think you may qualify for extra time please let us know when you book your exam.
    Please note that you will need to provide documentary evidence of the condition to qualify for extra time and give us 20 days’ notice of your booking.

    Further help:

    This section is will assist you in determining if your computer / tablet and internet connection are compatible of running our online training courses (via our e-Learning platform) and get your final certification exam proctored through the PeopleCert Online Proctoring Service.

    For those concerned that their PC might not be suitable for running a Proctor exam may we recommend testing you equipment using the the PeopleCert Compatability Check


     Requirements for eLearning Minimum
     PC Users  Windows XP  Windows 7 or above
     Mac Users  Mac OS X  Mac OS x 10.7 Lion  or above
     Apple Tablet (for App)  Ipad 3   Ipad 3 or above
     Android Tablet (for  App)  1GB Internal RAM  1024 x 768 pixel  resolution  2GB Internal RAM  1280 x 768 or above  pixel  resolution
     Internet Download Speed  0.768Mbps  1.5 Mbps
     Internet Upload Speed  0.348 Mbps  1.5 Mbps
     RAM  1024MB  2GB
     Screen Resolution  1280 X 768  resolution  1280 X 768  resolution and  above
    Browsers Mozilla Firefox
    Google Chrome
    Google Chrome
     Viewing / Multimedia Player  HTML5 (standard default for most browsers Adobe Flash Adobe Shockwave NOTE: If you have trouble with either of these we recommend you disable and let your system use the default HTML5
    Additional Requirements for ProtorU Exams Minimum Recommended
    Web Camera 640 x 480 resolution 1280 x 720
    Microphone Connectable Microphone Inbuilt microphone


    NOTE: When using tablets the best way to run our course App is to use the chrome browser as it has the richest support for our interaction gesture driven training videos.

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    • £199.00 Excl VAT
    • 180 Days
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    • expert tutor support
    • 12+ Hours of instructor lead e-Learning
    • Optional 7 hours recommended reading (if official manual purchased)
    • Numerous interactive Exercises
    • 300+ test questions
    • 4 timed mock exams
    • exam hints and tips
    • In-house COURSE certification
    • PRINCE2 Foundation pass is a pre-requisite to the Practitioner exam

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