This option includes the official Foundation and Practitioner exams. These exams have to be booked within 180 days of purchase after which your exam voucher expires. NOTE: Exams bookings made in 2020 will incur a surcharge (TBC) due to Peoplecert increasing exam prices in the New Year.
The Exams are explained in detail below:-
The foundation exam is a 1 hour closed book multiple choice examination. There are 60 questions. To pass the exam you need to score 55% (33 of the 60 available marks).
Preparing 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 50% / 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 ProctorU 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 inadvertant mistakes with in the exam process itself.
PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner Exam
Although this option does not include the official foundation exam, here is some information about it in case you wish to upgrade later.
The PRINCE2 agile Exam is 2.5 hours. It is an objective test (multiple choice) examination and it is ‘open book’, which means that you can reference the official text (PRINCE2 agile) during the exam, but no other reference material is permitted. This exam texts if you can tailor and apply your learnings using a simple scenario.
There are 5 question groups on the paper with 10 sub-questions in each. This means there are 50 marks/questions on the paper. You need to get 30 or more right to be awarded a pass (60%). There is no negative marking.
If you are attending a classroom course the exams will be paper based, and are usually included within the course schedule (depending on which package you have purchased). If you are taking an eLearning course examinations are conducted on your computer via a remote proctoring service. Click here for detailed information about this service.
When you purchase a remote proctored exam with us you will receive an email with a voucher code and a link to use the code to make your exam booking when you feel ready to actually book the exam. Remote proctored exams can be taken at a date and time to suit you including evenings and weekends, but please note that we need 2 weeks minimum notice to book the proctored service.
Exam Bookings & Tips
Exam 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 2 weeks minimum notice of when this is. Please allow 1 working day to receive your Peoplecert registration email to proceed with your exam booking.
Please note that you need to book and sit your exam within the course expiry period.
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.
Exam Hints / Tips
Many people are understandably nervous when taking an exam. We offer the online proctored service because it is real-time remote proctoring which minimises the risk of administrative issues during the exam. Furthermore, our courses are fully accredited and cover the appropriate syllabus. We also have guidance providing you with detailed hints and tips regarding exam techniques.