PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner Certification in Chennai, India

Master PRINCE2® fundamentals and implement them to lead projects to success!

  • 4 days / 32 hours of Instructor-led training
  • 32 PDUs
  • Courseware approved by Axelos
  • Based on PRINCE2® 2017 updates
  • Course fee includes certification exam fee

Overview

PRINCE2® is a de facto standard that defines project management standards and helps establish consistency among projects. Many industries have benefited from the adoption of these standards and PRINCE2® Practitioners are in much demand for their knowledge of implementing this framework.

KnowledgeHut’s PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner course will give you the theoretical and practical knowledge to clear the certifications and achieve organizational objectives at the workplace. According to a Payscale.com survey, PRINCE2® professionals earn anywhere between $77,000 to $90,000. Enroll online now and gain the skills that are so in demand world over.

Our courseware is approved by Axelos and PEOPLECERT, and KnowledgeHut is an Accredited Training Organization (ATO) of PEOPLECERT, and a Certified Partner of Axelos.

Note:

  1. The PRINCE2® Manual is not included in the course fee (Purchase it here: https://www.axelos.com/store/book/managing-successful-projects-with-PRINCE2-2017
  2. For Classroom training, the exam would be held on the last day of the training as a paper-based exam. For Virtual training, you are required to get in touch with a KnowledgeHut agent so they could purchase an exam voucher for you. If you are attending a PRINCE2® Foundation + Practitioner Classroom Training, the Foundation Exam might be held on the second day or the third day as decided by your instructor.
  3. The Exam Fee is included in the Course Fee.

What you will learn

  • Learn how to have controlled start and closure of a project by applying PRINCE2® principles

  • Learn to perform regular reviews of progress with respect to the project plan and Business Case

  • Learn to perform free communication between management and stakeholders

  • Learn to breakdown the project into manageable chunks

  • Learn how to delegate, monitor and control

PREREQUISITES

There are no eligibility criteria for the PRINCE2® Foundation Certification Exam; however, basic project management knowledge would be advisable.

To receive the PRINCE2® Practitioner Certification, you must hold at least one of the following credentials:

  • PRINCE2® Foundation
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • 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)

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Who should attend

  • Product Managers
  • Program and Portfolio Managers
  • Business Project Managers
  • Engineering leads
  • Business Analysts
  • Anyone who wishes to get PRINCE2® certified

Knowledgehut Experience

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PRINCE2® Exam Prep

The KnowledgeHut exam plan has been meticulously planned and created by resourcing PRINCE2® questionnaires and exam blue prints. These will give you maximum learning benefit for clearing the exam at the very first attempt.

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The KnowledgeHut Guarantee

Our USP is the quality of our training. Our instructors have created the most comprehensive curriculum for you to clear the exam.

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Certification Journey Support

Not just in learning, but you will get support in all aspects of the certification. Right from assistance with enrolling for exams to solving your doubts post workshop, we have your back!

Curriculum

1.1 Introduction

  • Business Environment
  • Portfolios, Programmes and projects
  • Project Management
  • Six Aspects of Project Management

1.2 PRINCE2

  • Key features
  • Benefits
  • The PRINCE2® Integrated Elements and Structure
  • PRINCE2® Principles
  • PRINCE2® Themes
  • PRINCE2® Processes

2.1 Purpose of Principles

2.2 The seven 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

3.1 The seven themes

3.2 Business Case

  • Purpose and Definition
  • Output – Outcome – Benefits
  • PRINCE2’s Minimum Requirements
  • Approach
  • Contents of Business Case
  • Quality Criteria
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Benefits Management Approach

3.3 Organization

  • Purpose
  • Stakeholders and The Three Project Interests
  • Project Management Structure
  • PRINCE2’s Minimum Requirements
  • Project Board, Project Executive and The Project Manager
  • Senior User, Senior Supplier and Project Assurance
  • Change Authority
  • Project Support
  • Team Manager
  • Communication Management Approach

3.4 Quality

  • Purpose and key definitions
  • PRINCE2’s Minimum Requirements
  • Quality Management Procedure
  • Quality Roles and Responsibilities
  • Quality Management Products
  • Product Description
  • Project Product Description
  • Quality Management Approach
  • Quality Register

3.5 Plans

  • Purpose and definition
  • Types of Plans
  • PRINCE2’s Minimum Requirements
  • Planning Approach
  • Roles and Responsibilities

3.6 Risk

  • Purpose and definitions
  • Risk Management
  • PRINCE2’s Minimum Requirements
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Risk Management Approach
  • Risk Register
  • Risk Management Procedure

3.7 Change

  • Purpose and key definitions
  • PRINCE2’s Minimum Requirements
  • Change Control Approach
  • Issue Register and Issue Report
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Issues and Change Control Procedure

3.8 Progress

  • Purpose and key concepts
  • PRINCE2’s Minimum Requirements
  • Progress Controls
  • Tolerance and Exceptions
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Progress Reports – Time Driven and Event Driven

4.1 PRINCE2® Process Model

4.2 Project Lifecycle

4.3 Starting Up A Project

  • Purpose and objectives
  • Key activities
  • Project Brief
  • Application of the themes to the process
  • Effectiveness and fit for purpose

4.4 Directing A Project

  • Purpose and Objectives
  • Role of Project Board
  • Key Activities
  • Application of the themes to the process
  • Effectiveness and fit for purpose

4.5 Initiating A Project

  • Purpose and Objectives
  • Key Activities
  • Project Initiation Documentation
  • Application of the themes to the process
  • Effectiveness and fit for purpose

4.6 Controlling A Stage

  • Purpose and Objectives
  • Key Activities
  • Application of the themes to the process
  • Effectiveness and fit for purpose

4.7 Managing Product Delivery

  • Purpose and Objectives
  • Key Activities
  • Application of the themes to the process
  • Effectiveness and fit for purpose

4.8 Managing Stage Boundary

  • Purpose and Objectives
  • Key Activities
  • Application of the themes to the process
  • Effectiveness and fit for purpose

4.9 Closing A Project

  • Purpose and Objectives
  • Key Activities
  • Application of the themes to the process
  • Effectiveness and fit for purpose

PRINCE2® Certification Process

PRINCE2 Certification Chennai

PRINCE2® stands for Projects In a Controlled Environment and is a project management methodology created for projects related to IT. 

The project management technology of PRINCE2® is used for delivering effective project internationally. The different levels of PRINCE2® certification are Foundation, Practitioner, and Agile Foundation and Agile Practitioner. 

There are two main levels of PRINCE2 6th edition certification: 

  • PRINCE2 6th edition Foundation Certification
  • PRINCE2 6th edition Practitioner Certification

There is also an Agile certification path: 

  • PRINCE2® Agile Foundation
  • PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner

The eligibility requirements for the certifications are: 

  • PRINCE2 6th edition Foundation Certification: No basic requirement although it is beneficial to be familiar with project management basics. 
  • PRINCE2 6th edition Practitioner Certification: Any one of the following exams needs to be passed for achieving this certification: 
  1. PRINCE2 Foundation
  2. Project Management Professional®
  3. Certified Associate in Project Management®
  4. IPMA Level A®
  5. IPMA Level B®
  6. IPMA Level C®
  7. IPMA Level D®
  • PRINCE2® Agile Foundation: No prior requirements 
  • PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner: Any of the following certifications are required: 

  1. PRINCE2® Foundation
  2. PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation
  3. Project Management Professional®
  4. Certified Associate in Project Management®
  5. IPMA Levels A, B, C, and D®

The cost involved in each certification is mentioned below: 


Cost Heads 
PRINCE2 6th edition Foundation Certification 
PRINCE2 6th edition Practitioner Certification 
PRINCE2® Agile Foundation Certification 
PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner Certification 
Online Training cost 
INR 9,999 - INR 12,999 
INR 10,999 
--
Classroom Training cost 
INR 21,999 
INR 28,999 
--
E-learning cos
INR 3,500 - INR 7,500 
---
Renewal cost 
Not Applicable 
£389  
Not Applicable 
£389 
Study Material Cost (with name) 

Managing successful projects with PRINCE2® Kindle edition: INR 6,756.40 Paperback: 1,502 

Managing successful projects with PRINCE2® Kindle edition: INR 6,756.40 Paperback: 1,502 

Managing successful projects with PRINCE2® Kindle edition: INR 6,756.40 Paperback: 1,502 

Managing successful projects with PRINCE2® Kindle edition: INR 6,756.40 Paperback: 1,502 

Exam Cost 
£236 
£389 
£236 
£389 
MyPRINCE2® Membership cost 
-£50 + VAT per year 
-£50 + VAT per year 

The validity of different PRINCE2® certifications are: 

Certification Name 
Validity 
PRINCE2 6th edition Foundation Certification 
Lifelong 
PRINCE2 6th edition Practitioner Certification 
3 years 
PRINCE2® Agile Foundation Certification 
Lifelong 
PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner Certification 
3 years 


Differences 
PRINCE2® 
PMP® 
Ownership 
Owned by AXELOS, UK 
Administered by PMI®, USA 
Requirements 

The requirements depend on the certification level. The PRINCE2® Foundation certification doesn’t have any prerequisite, while the Practitioner certificate requires a valid certification. 

Secondary degree like a high school diploma, associate’s degree or global equivalent 5 years of work experience in professional project management 

A four-year bachelor’s degree or global equivalent of 3 years of work experience in professional project management. 

Methodology 
Process-based 
Knowledge-based 
Study Materials 
PRINCE2® Official manual - ‘Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® (6th Edition) 
PMBOK® Guide 6th Edition which is available on PMI® official website. 
Framework 
Based on a prescriptive framework
Based on a descriptive framework. 
Course structure 
Based on a set of 7 themes, 7 processes, and 7 mandatory principles. 
Based on 10 knowledge areas. 
Validity 

PRINCE2® Foundation: Lifelong 

PRINCE2® Practitioner: 3Years 

PRINCE2® Agile Foundation: Lifelong 

PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner: 3 years. 

3 years. 
Project Roles
All project roles are properly defined. 
Emphasizes on the project manager role 
Certifications 

There are two certification levels 

  1. PRINCE2® Foundation
  2. PRINCE2® Practitioner

And a path for Agile certification including: 

  1. PRINCE2® Agile Foundation
  2. PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner
It is a stand-alone project management certification. 
Popular in 
UK, Australia, and most parts of Europe. 
USA, Canada, Australia, Switzerland, and some parts of Asia. 
  1. Improved Project Management skill set 
  2. Tailor projects as per your needs 
  3. The Foundation certification can be achieved without any training requirement 
  4. Higher salary potential 
  5. Globally recognized certification 
  6. Increased exposure to different industries and organizations 
  7. Improves your profile for potential employers 

There are two stages of PRINCE2® certification. The Foundation certificate doesn’t have any requirement. You need to have a valid certificate for the Practitioner certification and you will need to take an online course or undergo training before sitting for the certification exam. 

  • You can undergo training from ATOs like KnowledgeHut 
  • You can study on your own and then book your exam through PeopleCert 

The classroom training for PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner is 2 days for each level. The online training for both Foundation and Practitioner requires 16 hours of training each. 

PRINCE2® certified professionals earn approximately $7500 - $30,000 on an average 

PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner

The PRINCE2® Foundation is the first level of PRINCE2® Certification and it is one of the pre-qualifications for becoming a Registered PRINCE2® Practitioner. Other qualifications (any one) for the Practitioner exam include the Project Management Professional (PMP)®, Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)®, IPMA Level A (Certified Projects Director), IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager), IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager), or the IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate).

The training can be taken up by project managers, contract staff or consultants, project board members, team managers, etc. 

The PRINCE2® Foundation Training helps participants prepare for the Foundation exam and gain the preliminary skills needed to be a successful PRINCE2 practitioner. The training duration varies according to the training mode: 


Learning Mode 
Duration 
Classroom 
2 days (18 hours) 
Online Classroom 
18 hours in total 

There are no prerequisites, although a prior Project management understanding would be helpful. 

The PRINCE2® Foundation Exam consists of 60 multiple-choice questions and has a duration of 1 hour. The exam tests your knowledge of the PRINCE2® terminology and its elements. 

Category
Exam Information
Certification Family 
PRINCE2®
Owned by 
AXELOS 
Level 
Foundation 
Re-certification 
No 
Exam duration 
60 minutes 
Languages 

Pass mark 
33 out of 60 
Open book or closed book 
Closed book 
Exam price 
£236 
No. of questions 
60 
Question Format 
Multiple-choice 
Languages 
Dutch, English, French, German, Norwegian, and Polish 

Step 1: You can sit for the PRINCE2® Foundation exam after completing a training course with an ATO or book your exam directly with PeopleCert. Make sure you fulfil any requirements necessary 

Step 2: Register for PRINCE2® Foundation Course from an ATO like Knowledgehut 

Step 3:  Find a suitable Schedule 

Step 4: If you chose to study privately, you can schedule your exam through PeopleCert 

Step 5: Prepare by studying reference books and testing with sample papers 

Step 6: The exam result will be provided after 5 business days from the date of the exam. 

Step 7: You will be contacted by AXELOS after you pass your exam regarding the details of activating your membership. 

  1. After your exam is booked by your training provider, PeopleCert will send you a Welcome email with relevant instructions 
  2. Registration should be done prior to the exams 
  3. If you miss the window for registration, your training provider can help you get registered by coordinating withPeopleCert 
  4. After registration, each candidate gets a unique 3-digit registration number that the training provider can retrieve
  5. The registration number will be shared on the examination date
  6. After completing the exam, you will get results within 5 business days

Exam Process for Virtual Training: 

  1. The candidates who are ready for the exam can order an exam voucher from their training provider
  2. After the voucher is ordered,PeopleCert will send a Welcome Email to the candidate with relevant instructions 
  3. The candidatehas to follow the instructions to schedule the exam 
  4. Candidates can mailcustomerservice@peoplecert.org for support queries 
  5. Candidates can view results and download certificate from their profile

Here is how to prepare for your PRINCE2® Foundation exam: 

  • Know your syllabus well to get an idea of the concepts that will be tested in the exam 
  • Solve sample paper questions for testing your knowledge 
  • Enrol for exam training with an accredited ATO 
  • Make use of reading materials available online 

Here’s the revision checklist for successfully completing your exam preparation 

  • Understand the exam 
  • Thoroughly study about:  
    • the processes 
    • the themes 
    • the method as a whole 

The Foundation certifications have a lifelong validity. To update yourself with PRINCE2 Practitioner certification, you can sit for the 6th edition Practitioner exam. 

If you have an existing or higher 5th edition certificate, there is no need of retaking the exam in the 6th edition format. However, it is still recommended to understand the revised materials. 

After getting the PRINCE2® Foundation certificate, you should look to get the PRINCE2® Practitioner Certificate. Preparing for the certification exam will teach you to manage and run a project in PRINCE2® environment. 

The following can undertake Practitioner training: 

  • Project managers 
  • Staff involved in the design, development, and delivery of projects 
  • Project Board members 
  • Team Managers 
  • Project Assurance 
  • Project Support 
  • Operational line managers 

The PRINCE2® Practitioner Training facilitates the preparation process for the certificate exam with experts helping build the required knowledge and skills. The training duration varies according to the training mode: 

Learning Mode 
Duration 
Classroom 
2 days (18 hours) 
Online Classroom 
4 days (20 hours) 

The Practitioner is the second level of examination for PRINCE2® certificate 

The prerequisite for PRINCE2® Practitioner Certification requires you to show proof of passing any of the following exams: 

  • PRINCE2® Foundation or higher 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)® 
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® 
  • IPMA Level A® (Certified Project Director) 
  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager) 
  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager) 
  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate)

The format for PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam is given below: 


Category 
Exam Information 
Certification Family 
PRINCE2® 
Owned by 
AXELOS 
Level 
Advanced 
Re-certification 
Yes, after 3 years 
Exam duration 
150 minutes 
Languages 
6
Pass mark 
38 out of 68 (55% approx) 
Open book or closed book 
Open book (Only the official printed hard copy of the Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2 6th edition Edition is allowed) 
Exam price 
£389 
No. of questions 
68 
Question Format 
Objective testing 
Languages 
Dutch, English, French, German, Norwegian, and Polish 

The PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam consists of 9 questions, each carrying 12 marks. The pass rate for the exam is 55%, hence you need to score 59 out of 108 marks. 

The following steps will guide you on getting PRINCE2® Practitioner Certificate: 

  • Step 1: Make sure you fulfil all your prerequisites for the exam 
  • Step 2: Decide whether you want to go for a training course with an ATO or if you want to opt for self-study and book the exam online with PeopleCert 
  • Step 3: Enrol for certification training 
  • Step 4: Choose suitable date and schedule 
  • Step 5: If you have opted for self-study, schedule your exam with PeopleCert 
  • Step 6: Use study materials to support your exam preparation 
  • Step 7: Practice with the help of sample papers 
  • Step 8: Appear for the exam and carry all necessary documents 
  • Step 9: You will receive the result within 5 days of finishing the exam 
  • Step 10: After you pass the exam, AXELOS will send you a notification about MyAxelos and how to activate your membership 
  • Step 11: Earn a digital badge by meeting 20 CPD requirements and subscribing to MyPrince2 
  • Step 12: After 3 years, sit for the exam again or fulfil the 20 CPD per year (60 in all) requirements to renew your certificate 

A candidate can take PRINCE2® Practitioner exam by either registering for Classroom Training or for a Live Virtual Training 

Exam Process for Classroom Training: 

  1. After your exam is booked by your training provider,PeopleCert will send you a Welcome email with relevant instructions 
  2. The option to register for exams is available only until before the exam
  3. If you miss the window for registration, your training provider can help you get registered by coordinating withPeopleCert 
  4. After registration, each candidate gets a unique 3-digit registration number that the training provider can retrieve
  5. The registration number will be shared on the examination date
  6. After completing the exam, you will get results within 5 business days

Exam Process for Virtual Training: 

  1. The candidates who are ready for the exam can order an exam voucher from their training provider.
  2. After the voucher is ordered,PeopleCert will send a Welcome Email to the candidate with relevant instructions. 
  3. The candidatehas to follow the instructions to schedule the exam 
  4. Candidates can mailcustomerservice@peoplecert.org for support queries 
  5. Candidates can view results and download certificate from their profile.

It is recommended to develop a strategy to prepare for PRINCE2® Practitioner exam. The following tips would be helpful: 

  • Make sure you have a firm understanding of the basics of the Foundation Level 
  • After completing your training, do not rush into sitting for the Practitioner Exam 
  • It is recommended to take 1 week to 1 month after the course to take your exam, depending on your preparation level 

The following revision checklist can help with your preparation for PRINCE2® Practitioner Exam: 

  • Make sure you understand the exam structure 
  • Always refer to the scenario at the separate section of the question paper 
  • Make sure you manage your time to be able to solve all questions
  • Try being positive and confident and avoid stress 

The PRINCE2® Practitioner Certificate expires in three years. You can sit for a re-registration exam after 3-5 calendar years of the date of issue of your certificate. You can even maintain a digital badge through MyPRINCE2 to renew your credential. Maintain 20 CPD points per year (60 in all) to keep your digital badge. 

If you have an existing or higher 5th edition Practitioner certificate, there is no need of retaking the exam in the 6th edition format. However, it is still recommended to understand the revised materials.

The PRINCE2® Agile Foundation Certificate is meant to help you serve as an informed member of an agile project management team by helping you understand how PRINCE2® works. 

The PRINCE2® Agile Foundation Exam format is given below: 


Category
Exam Information 
Certification Family 
PRINCE2® Agile® 
Owned by 
AXELOS 
Level 
Foundation 
Re-certification 
No 
Exam duration 
60 minutes 
Languages 

Pass mark 
55% 
Open book or closed book 
Closed book 
Exam price 
£236 
No. of questions 
50 
Question Format 
Multiple-choice 
Languages 
English 

Since it is an introductory course, you don’t need any previous qualification for taking up PRINCE2® Agile Foundation Certification. 

PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner helps you learn how to apply agile methods for running and managing PRINCE2® projects. The certification exam tests your ability to apply your knowledge in agile context. 

The PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner Exam format is given below: 


Category
Exam Information
Certification Family
PRINCE2® Agile®
Created by
AXELOS 
Level
Advanced 
Validity
3 years 
Re-certification
Yes 
Exam duration 
150 minutes
Pass mark 
30 out of 50 marks (60%)
Open book or closed book 
Open book 
Exam price
£389 
No. of questions 
50 
Question Format
Scenario-based 
Languages
English, German, and Polish 

The prerequisite for PRINCE2® Practitioner Certification requires you to show proof of passing any of the following exams: 

  • PRINCE2® Foundation or higher
  • PRINCE2® Agile Foundation
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® 
  • IPMA Levels A, B, C, and D® 

These two certificates are not related and operate at different levels. The PRINCE2®Practitioner is aimed at project management level, while Scrum master is at Agile product delivery level. Which certificate you go for depends on your current and future career prospects. 

PRINCE2® Qualification

PRINCE2® qualification is the certificate you receive after passing the PRINCE2® Foundation or Practitioner exam. 

PRINCE2® is a valuable qualification in the project management industry. PRINCE2® is a proven method for successful and timely delivery of quality projects. 

There are two main levels of PRINCE2 6th edition certification: 

  • PRINCE2 6th edition Foundation Certification 
  • PRINCE2 6th edition Practitioner Certification 

There is also an Agile certification path: 

  • PRINCE2® Agile Foundation 
  • PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner 

There are no prerequisites for attending the workshop. Foundation level exam doesn’t have any prerequisite, although Practitioner certificate requires certain credentials, as mentioned above. 

The PRINCE2® Foundation allows students to learn about the basics and terminology of project management, making them capable of handling important matters and responsibilities in their organization. 

PRINCE2® Certification is indeed advisable for individuals with little or no work experience. There is no experience requirement and the training helps candidates develop sufficient knowledge to become competent team members for projects. 

Although it is possible to get into the project management industry without the PRINCE2® certification, the certificate is advisable because: 

  • You can acquire the certificate without much time and resource commitment 
  • You get the certificate immediately after completing training and passing the exam 
  • It helps in developing project management skills 

Both ITIL® and PRINCE2®are process-based and managed by AXELOS. However, both have different scopes. ITIL knowledge isn’t necessary for PRINCE2®, although PRINCE2® knowledge is required for ITIL. 

PRINCE2® Cost

The price for PRINCE2® varies in different countries. For the foundation exam, the cost is $365 in the US, £300 - £800 in the UK, 700 Australian dollars in Australia, 25000 INR in India and €450 euros in Europe. For the Practitioner exam, the cost is $485 in the US, is 21020 INR in India, £210 pounds in the UK. 

The cost of PRINCE2® Foundation exam is $365. 

No, the course fee doesn’t cover the PRINCE2® Manual. 

(It can be purchased from: https://www.axelos.com/store/book/managing-successful-projects-with-prince2-2017

Opting for self-study and online course training is the most cost-effective way to undertake PRINCE2® exam in Chennai. 

The cost of a My PRINCE2® subscription is around £50 +VAT. For another year’s subscription, the cost is £30 +VAT, while the third subscription costs £20 +VAT. 

My PRINCE2® is a subscription that can be customized to meet the needs of projects of any scale or type. With the PRINCE2 certification, you will get MyPRINCE2 subscription for free. 

The membership cost for AXELOS is £59 per year plus VAT. 

PRINCE2® Exam

You can find PRINCE2® study materials online from e-learning sites like KnowledgeHut and even offline from bookstores, training institutes, etc. 

Yes, PRINCE2® has the following online exams: 

  • PRINCE2® Foundation 
  • PRINCE2® Practitioner 
  • ITIL Intermediate 
  • MoP Foundation 

Yes, PRINCE2® exam can be taken online as long as stable internet connection is maintained and requirements like microphone, webcam, etc. are maintained. 

Online PRINCE2® exams can be taken through a remote web proctor solution. For this, the exam has to be scheduled in advance. 

Online PRINCE2® exam can be taken with the globally recognized institute of PeopleCert. 

The duration for PRINCE2® Practitioner Examination is 2 hours 30 minutes. 

The PRINCE2® Foundation examination requires 1-2 hours of study every day for 3 weeks or 3-4 hours per day for 10-12 days. The PRINCE2® Practitioner examination requires 1-2 hours of study every day for 4-6 months or 3-4 hours per day for 3-4 months. 

No, the PRINCE2® Foundation examination is a closed book exam. 

The following system requirements have to be met for taking up online PRINCE2® certification exam: 

  • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP 2 or higher, Windows 8 and MacOS 
  • 2 GB of RAM and Dual core 2.4 GHz CPU or faster processor
  • An active full time/broadband internet connection of at least 4 Mbps
  • 16 bit monitor (at least 15”) with a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 or higher 
  • Keyboard and mouse or other pointing device 
  • A single embedded or external web camera that can be rotated
  • Speakers and microphone. Use of headsets is not allowed 

The final results are available in your PeopleCert profile and the certification can be downloaded from there as well. 

What's the possibility in failing PRINCE2® Exam? 

Failing PRINCE2® certification exam is a possibility, although the failure rate is lower than the passing rate. Both Foundation and Practitioner Exams have a passing rate of 55%. 

Since the re-registration exams for PRINCE2 certification has been discontinued, you will have to either take the exam again or earn the CPD points to renew your certification. 

No, having the PRINCE2® manual is not mandatory for passing the exam, although it is a useful tool that can help with the preparation along with course lessons. 

PRINCE2® exam shied is a software that helps your write online exam. It is a remote web proctor solution that has to be installed in your system. 

Peoplecert is worldwide recognized certification/assessment institute for professional examinations. It also partners with organizations and government agencies for development and deliver or professional exams. 

These are the terms that you will come across while applying for your certification exam. Here are the differences: 


Difference 
Exam Code 
Exam Voucher 
Issue 
Issued by PRINCE2®. It is sent by email within 24 hours of purchasing e-learning license. 
Issued upon redemption of exam code. 
Validity 
Valid for the validity period of e-learning license 
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Maintain PRINCE2® Certification

The validity of PRINCE2® certification is three years. After that, the certificate can be maintained by either retaking the exam or maintaining My PRINCE2® digital badge by adding 20 CPD points per year. 

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. PRINCE2® professionals are required to acquire CPD points to keep their knowledge updated. CPD points can be earned through Training, Self Study, Professional Training and Community Participation. 

My PRINCE2® subscription provides project management professionals with professional endorsement, support access and practical help. The subscription provides access to: 

  1. PRINCE2® Agile and PRINCE2 6th edition official online guidance 
  2. PRINCE2 6th edition templates 
  3. Exclusive white papers 
  4. Discounts to selected AXELOS and some best practice publications 

Professionals holding PRINCE2® Practitioner Certification are required to renew it within 3 calendar years of its issue date. Before, a re-registration exam was taken to renew the certification. Since the exam has been discontinued, you can renew your certification by taking the certification exam again or earning the CPD points.   

Some of the reasons why PRINCE2® re-registration is worth the trouble are: 

  • The new version is less prescriptive and more flexible 
  • Makes sure you stay a registered practitioner 
  • Your skills remain refreshed 
  • Job safety is assured 
  • New job opportunities are likely 
  • Allows a team to work together with the same approach 
  • Renewing will help you manage your projects, portfolio and programs 

PRINCE2® certification at each level has unique requirements. 

  • PRINCE2 6th edition Foundation Certification: No basic requirement although it is beneficial to be familiar with project management basics, 
  • PRINCE2 6th edition Practitioner Certification: One of the following exams needs to be passed for achieving this certification: 
    • PRINCE2 Foundation
    • Project Management Professional
    • Certified Associate in Project Management
    • IPMA Level A®
    • IPMA Level B®
    • IPMA Level C®
    • IPMA Level D®

    • PRINCE2® Agile Foundation: No prior requirements 
    • PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner: Any one of the following certifications is required: 
      • PRINCE2® Foundation 
      • PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation 
      • Project Management Professional® 
      • Certified Associate in Project Management® 
      • IPMA Levels A, B, C, and D®

    The PRINCE2® Foundation certificate doesn’t expire, although the status of a PRINCE2® Registered Practitioner expires after 3 years of certification. 

    The PRINCE2® Practitioner Certification does expire after 3 years, after which the exam has to be retaken or the candidate has to become a PRINCE2® member. 

    There are two ways of renewing PRINCE2® Practitioner certification. The first way is to sit for the exam again after 3 years and pass it. The second option is to become an Axelos member, accumulate 20 CPDs every year and renew the membership status each year for 3 years. 

    When you complete PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner Training, you will get 32 PDUs. 

    PDUs are credits that PMI (Project Management Institute) awards. Your educational efforts in Project Management are recognized through the awarding of credits. PMI certifications, apart from CAPM requiring earning a particular number of PDUs for every three years.  

    PRINCE2® Course

    Here are some factors that you need to consider before choosing a training institute for your PRINCE2® certification: 

    • Make sure it is an Accredited Training Organization of Axelos such as KnowledgeHut 
    • Check if both online and offline learning modes are offered by the training provider 
    • Thoroughly check the cost of enrolment and possible cancellation or rescheduling 
    • Go through online reviews to get an idea about its reputation 
    • Make sure the training venue is convenient for you 
    • The training institute should have experienced trainers 
    • Avoid a packed class 
    • See if proper training materials are provided 
    • It should improve your chances of passing the exam 

    Here are some factors that you need to consider before choosing a trainer for your PRINCE2® certification: 

    • The trainer should have proper credentials 
    • Offline support should be provided 
    • Flexible study schedule option should be available 
    • Study aids should be available 
    • The trainer should provide e-learning to fulfil your training 
    • Assistance should be provided beyond training 
    • The training institute should be an ATO 

    Yes, PRINCE2® Certifications have validity in India and all across the world. However, there are regional preferences based on the origin of certification. Being of UK origin, PRINCE2® is more acceptable and popular in the UK, Europe and Australia. Similarly, PMP® has more acceptance in the US, Canada, Asia and the Middle East, owing to its US origin. 

    The benefits of PRINCE2® training can be measured through the Kirkpatrick/Phillips model over the following levels: 

    • The reaction of the participant 
    • Trainee’s learning of what they are taught 
    • Application of the learning in real-world 
    • Impact on the business of training 
    • Return on Investment levels 

    The accrediting body of Axelos provides PRINCE2® certification. 

    The learning modes for PRINCE2® Training are: 

    • Classroom learning 
    • Online Classroom 
    • E-learning 

    Although the exact number of PRINCE2® certified individuals in India is unknown, a survey carried out in 2016 shows India to be the region with the fastest growing numbers of PRINCE2® professionals in Central Asia. 

    The PRINCE2® Guide is one of the best resources for PRINCE2® certification guidance. AXELOS sample papers can also be used for testing your preparation level. 

    Project Management certifications add to the credentials of Project Managers. Some examples include: Mastering Digital Project Management (MDPM), Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM), Project Management Professional (PMP), CompTIA Project+, PRINCE2® Foundation & Practitioner, Certified Project Director (CPD), Associate in Project Management (APM), Professional Scrum Master I, II & III and Certified ScrumMaster (CSM). 

    India is the country with the cheapest accreditation program for PRINCE2®, with costs starting from $350. Elsewhere, the cost can range from $400 to $1450. 

    PRINCE2® Certification Vs PMP Certification

    PRINCE2® and PMP are project management certifications having different framework. PMP is not a methodology, but a standard of operation and it is built on PMBOK principles and guidelines. PRINCE2® is a method having well-detailed process and templates that provide step-by-step direction on organization and execution of projects. 

    PRINCE2® is better for job prospects and it isn’t affiliated to a particular organization or industry sector. PRINCE2® credentials provide better compensation packages. 

    The certification preference in different regions of the world are: 


    Region/Country 
    1st Preference
    2nd Preference
    United Kingdom
    PRINCE2® 
    -
    United States of America 
    PMP®  
    PRINCE2® 
    Asia 
    PRINCE2®/PMP®  
    PRINCE2®/PMP®  
    Africa 
    PRINCE2®/PMP®  
    PRINCE2®/PMP®  
    Americas 
    PMP® 
    PRINCE2® 
    Australasia 
    PRINCE2® 
    PMP® 
    Europe 
    PRINCE2® 
    -
    Middle East 
    PRINCE2®/PMP®  
    PRINCE2®/PMP®  

    There isn’t any best certification. Both PRINCE2® and PMP deploy different project management methods and approaches, which are best in their own right. 

    As per the March 2018 update of PMI®, there are around 833,025 PMP® certified professionals across 286 chartered chapters across 210 countries and territories across the world. 

    Some benefits of PRINCE2® and PMP® certification are mentioned below 

    Benefits of PMP® certification 

    • Widely accepted across different industries 
    • Becoming a PMP® certified professional makes you a skilled in teamwork 
    • Teaches how to manage and avoid project risks 
    • Improves knowledge on different technology, skills and approaches 
    • The certification validates project management expertise 
    • Gain insights on upcoming requirements 
    • Equips you with different leadership styles 
    • Recognition of PMP® means you are assumed to have advanced skill set for ensuring successful project 
    • Being a globally acknowledged credential, it allows you to work anywhere in the world 
    • Increases your salary by a minimum 20% 

    Benefits of PRINCE2® Certification 

    • Equips you with improved project management skill set 
    • Tailor PRINCE2® as per your needs 
    • PRINCE2® certification can be earned without high cost or training time 
    • The certification exam can be taken with an ATO like KnowledgeHut 
    • You can become one of the most highly earning professionals 
    • The certification is globally recognized 
    • The roles and responsibilities in PRINCE2® projects are clearly defined 
    • Increases your exposure to different organization and industries 
    • It is a proof of credibility for your employers 
    • Engage with a network of groups and organization 

    A comparison of the salary of PMP® certified professionals and PRINCE2® certified professionals in India and the US is given below: 


    Country 
    PMP® 
    PRINCE2® 
    India 

    INR 14,17,178 

    INR 14,10,835 

    US 

    $87,417 

    $84,218 

    Before taking any certification, it is important to check the eligibility requirements. 


    Eligibility requirements for PMP®: 

    PMP® certification’s eligibility requirements vary according to educational qualifications. 

    • For those holding a secondary degree like associate’s degree, a high school diploma or global equivalent: 
      • Unique non-overlapping professional project management experience of at least 5 years or 60 months 
      • A minimum of 7500 hours spent directing and leading projects 
      • Formal education of 35 contact hours 
    • For those with a 4-year bachelor’s degree or global equivalent 
      • Unique non-overlapping professional project management experience of at least 3 years or 36 months 
      • A minimum of 4500 hours spent directing and leading projects 
      • Formal education of 35 contact hours. 

      Eligibility requirements for PRINCE2® Certification: 

      • PRINCE2 6th edition Foundation Certification: No basic requirement although it is beneficial to be familiar with project management basics, 
      • PRINCE2 6th edition Practitioner Certification: At least one of the following exams need to be passed for achieving this certification: 
        • PRINCE2 Foundation
        • Project Management Professional
        • Certified Associate in Project Management
        • IPMA Level A®
        • IPMA Level B®
        • IPMA Level C®
        • IPMA Level D®
      • PRINCE2® Agile Foundation: No prior requirements 
      • PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner: Any of the following certifications are required: 
        • PRINCE2® Foundation 
        • PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation 
        • Project Management Professional® 
        • Certified Associate in Project Management® 
        • IPMA Levels A, B, C, and D®

      PMP® and PRINCE2® are project management certifications but the certification cost differs because various factors. 

      PMP® certification cost 


      Cost heads
      Cost
      Exam cost PMI® Members $405
      Non-Members $555
      Training Online self-learning $50 to $200
      Online instructor-led learning $250 to $2000
      Classroom instructor-led training $250 to $4000
      Rescheduling fee $70
      Certification renewal fee PMI® Members $60
      Non-members $150
      PMI® Membership   $129
      PMBOK® Guide cost - Paper edition Members $49.50
      Non-members $65.95


      PRINCE2® Certification cost 

      Certification Name
      Cost Heads
      Cost (in India)

      PRINCE2 6th edition Foundation Certification
      Online Training cost
      INR 9,999 - INR 12,999
      Classroom Training cost
      INR 21,999
      Renewal cost
      Not Applicable
      Study Material Cost (with name)

      Managing successful projects with PRINCE2® Kindle edition: INR 6,756.40 Paperback: 1,502 

      Exam cost
      £236

      PRINCE2 6th edition Practitioner Certification
      Online Training cost
      INR 10,999
      Classroom Training cost
      INR 28,999
      Renewal cost
      £389 (When taking the certification exam again for renewal)
      Study Material Cost (with name)

      Managing successful projects with PRINCE2® Kindle edition: INR 6,756.40 Paperback: 1,502

      Exam cost
      £389 (When taking the certification exam again for renewal)
      MyPRINCE2® Membership cost
      £50 + VAT per year

      PRINCE2® Agile Foundation Certification
      Renewal cost
      Not Applicable
      Study Material Cost (with name)

      Managing successful projects with PRINCE2® Kindle edition: INR 6,756.40 Paperback: 1,502 

      Exam Cost
      £236

      PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner Certification
      Renewal cost
      £389
      Study Material Cost (with name)

      Managing successful projects with PRINCE2® Kindle edition: INR 6,756.40 Paperback: 1,502 

      Exam Cost
      £389
      MyPRINCE2® Membership cost
      £50 + VAT per year

      PMP® and PRINCE2® have different exam structures, although they both test project management skills and knowledge. 


      PMP® exam structure:
       

      PMP® exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions that have to be answered within 4 hours. These 200 questions are broken down into: 

      1. 13% of the questions test on initiating 
      2. 24% tests on planning 
      3. 31% tests on executing 
      4. 25% tests on monitoring 
      5. 7% of them test on closing. 


      PRINCE2® exam structure:
       

      The exam structure of PRINCE2® is given below: 


      Exam Name
      Category
      Exam Information

      PRINCE2 6th edition Foundation Exam
      Certification Family
      PRINCE2®
      Created by
      AXELOS
      Level
      Foundation
      Re-certification
      No
      Exam duration
      60 minutes
      Languages
      6
      Pass mark
      33 out of 60
      Open book or closed book
      Closed book
      Exam price
      £236
      Question Format
      Multiple-choice
      Languages
      Dutch, English, French, German, Norwegian, and Polish

      PRINCE2 6th edition Practitioner Exam
      Certification Family
      PRINCE2®
      Created by
      AXELOS
      Level
      Advanced
      Re-certification
      Yes
      Exam duration
      150 minutes
      Languages
      6
      Pass mark
      38 out of 68 (55% approx)
      Open book or closed book
      Open book
      Exam price
      £389
      Question Format
      Objective testing
      Languages
      Dutch, English, French, German, Norwegian, and Polish

      PRINCE2® Agile Foundation Exam
      Certification Family
      PRINCE2® Agile®
      Created by
      AXELOS
      Level
      Foundation
      Re-certification
      No
      Exam duration
      60 minutes
      Languages
      1
      Pass mark
      55%( total 50 questions)
      Open book or closed book
      Closed book
      Exam price
      £236
      Question Format
      Multiple-choice
      Languages
      English

      PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner Exam
      Certification Family
      PRINCE2® Agile®
      Created by
      AXELOS
      Level
      Advanced
      Validity
      3 years
      Re-certification
      Yes
      Exam duration
      150 minutes
      Pass mark
      30 out of 50 marks (60%)
      Open book or closed book
      Open book
      Exam price
      £389
      Question Format
      Scenario-based
      Languages
      English, German, and Polish

      PRINCE2® is usually considered to be easier in comparison to PMP®. However, more than the exam difficulty, you should consider your requirements to decide which certification you should go for. 

      The passing score for PMP® exam is different for every aspirant. The exam score depends on the difficulty level of PMP® exam question set. A scientific approach is employed by PMI® to determine a candidate’s certification eligibility. The result is reflected in the report card in terms of target levels. 

      The passing score for each PRINCE2® is specified clearly as given below: 


      Certification name 
      Passing score 
      Percentage 
      PRINCE2 6th edition Foundation certification 
      33 out of 60 
      55% approx 
      PRINCE2 6th edition Practitioner certification 
      38 out of 68 
      55% approx 
      PRINCE2® Agile Foundation certification 
      27 out of 50 
      55% approx 
      PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner certification 
      30 out of 50 
      60% approx 


      The validity of PRINCE2® & PMP® certifications can expire after a certain period of time 

      PMP® Certification Validity 

      PMP® certification expires every 3 years. You need to earn 60 PDUs every 3 years for continuing with your credentials 

      PRINCE2® Certification Validity 

      The validity of PRINCE2® certification varies according to certification level, as explained in the chart given below: 


      Certification Name 
      Validity 
      PRINCE2 6th edition Foundation Certification 
      Lifelong 
      PRINCE2 6th edition Practitioner Certification 
      3 years 
      PRINCE2® Agile Foundation Certification 
      Lifelong 
      PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner Certification 
      3 years 

      Credits in the form of CPDs and PDUs have to be maintained for maintaining PRINCE2® and PMP® certifications respectively 

      PDUs for PMP® 

      To renew your PMP® certification beyond the 3-year tenure, you need to earn 60 PDUS. There are two ways to earn these PDUs: 

      • Education: 35 PDUs 
      • Giving back to the community: 25 PDUs 

      CPD’s for PRINCE2® 

      AXELOS standards require earning 20 CPDs before certification expiry every 12 months. 15 CPDs can be earned via activities like qualifications and training, self-study and community participation, while the rest 5 CPDs are earned through professional experience. 

      In comparison to CAPM, studying for PRINCE2® exam is considered easier, mainly due to the study hours involved. Both Foundation and Practitioner certificate of PRINCE2® requires 16 hours of classroom training each, making a total of 32-hour study time. CAPM involves 23 hours of training along with self-study that has to be undertaken for all exams. 

      PRINCE2® and PMP® are proven certifications that have importance in different geographical regions. So, you can go ahead and opt for both certifications. 

      PRINCE2® Agile

      PRINCE2® Agile certification provides the combination of proven PRINCE2® methodology and responsiveness and flexibility of Agile. PRINCE2® Agile offers governance of PRINCE2®, while also using the iterative and collaborative approach of Agile for addressing the requirements of volatile projects. 

      Here are a few reasons why PRINCE2® Agile has high demand: 

      • Allows you to focus on both management and delivery 
      • Works with any established agile approach 
      • Enhances your consistency by helping you to timely meet deadlines 
      • Corporate-friendly and collaboratively built approach 
      • Results in increased stakeholder confidence 
      • Consists of tools for managing and reacting to changing requirements. 

      The certification levels involved in the PRINCE2® Agile Certification scheme are: 

      • PRINCE2® Agile Foundation 
      • PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner. 

      It can be taken up by: 

      • Professionals working within an agile project environment 
      • Anyone who delivers large or small projects in an agile context 
      • Project Support team 
      • Project Managers 
      • Members of the wider project team. 

      PRINCE2® Agile Foundation upgrades your skills and knowledge to understand the working of PRINCE2® with Agile concepts and to serve as an informed member of agile project management team. 

      AXELOS has approved partners in the form of ATOs like KnowledgeHut that deliver training through different formats. 

      The following professionals can undertake the certification training: 

      • Project Managers 
      • Project Support 
      • Anyone working in an Agile project environment 

      PRINCE2® Agile Foundation exam can be scheduled via the official website. In India, the examination cost is £236.00. 

      The following steps will guide you on getting PRINCE2® Agile Foundation Certificate: 

      • Step 1: Decide whether you want to go for a training course with an ATO or if you want to opt for self-study and book the exam online with PeopleCert 
      • Step 2: Make sure you fulfil all your prerequisites, although there aren’t for the Foundation exam 
      • Step 3: Enrol for certification training 
      • Step 4: Choose suitable date and schedule 
      • Step 5: If you have opted for self-study, schedule your exam with PeopleCert 
      • Step 6: Use study materials to support your exam preparation 
      • Step 7: Practice with the help of sample papers 
      • Step 8: Appear for the exam and carry all necessary documents 
      • Step 9: You will view the result on your PeopleCert profile and download it as well 
      • Step 10: After you pass the exam, AXELOS will send you a notification about MyAxelos and how to activate your membership 
      • Step 11: Earn a digital badge by meeting 20 CPD requirements and subscribing to MyPrince2 

      Yes, the certification is worth it for professionals delivering agile projects as it helps improve their knowledge of agile techniques and concepts. 

      If you have an existing or higher 2009 certificate, there is no need of retaking the exam in 2017 format. However, it is still recommended to understand the revised materials. This can be done by: 

      1. Purchasing 2017 PRINCE2® manual 
      2. Availing an AXELOS membership 
      3. Going through the FAQs on AXELOS website 
      4. Becoming a part of the AXELOS community account 

      This certificate combines the structure and governance of PRINCE2® with the benefits of agile. With this certification, you can effectively work with agile project teams without a prior knowledge of PRINCE2®. 

      Since it is an introductory course, PRINCE2®Agile Foundation Certification doesn’t require any prior qualification. 

      PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner is the next level of Agile Certification that helps you master the skills and knowledge required to apply Agile methods. 

      PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner Training is provided by AXELOS approved ATOs such as KnowledgeHut. This training is aimed and streamlining the preparation process of candidates. 

      The PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner Certification can be taken up by: 

      • Professionals working within a project environment 
      • Professionals with governance responsibilities for projects using agile delivery approaches 
      • Key staff involved with project management integration with product delivery 
      • Professionals involved with program and project support functions. 

      PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner exam can be scheduled via the official website. In India, the examination cost is £389.00. 

      The following steps will guide you on getting PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner Certificate: 

      • Step 1: Make sure you fulfil all your prerequisites for the exam 
      • Step 2: Decide whether you want to go for a training course with an ATO or if you want to opt for self-study and book the exam online with PeopleCert 
      • Step 3: Enrol for certification training 
      • Step 4: Choose suitable date and schedule 
      • Step 5: If you have opted for self-study, schedule your exam with PeopleCert 
      • Step 6: Use study materials to support your exam preparation 
      • Step 7: Practice with the help of sample papers 
      • Step 8: Appear for the exam and carry all necessary documents 
      • Step 9: You will receive the result within 5 days of finishing the exam 
      • Step 10: After you pass the exam, AXELOS will send you a notification about MyAxelos and how to activate your membership 
      • Step 11: Earn a digital badge by meeting 20 CPD requirements and subscribing to MyPrince2 
      • Step 12: After 3 years, sit for the exam again or fulfil the 20 CPD requirements to renew your certificate 

      If you have an existing or higher 2009 certificate, there is no need of retaking the exam in 2017 format. However, it is still recommended to understand the revised materials. This can be done by: 

      1. Purchasing 2017 PRINCE2® manual 
      2. Availing an AXELOS membership 
      3. Going through the FAQs on AXELOS website 
      4. Becoming a part of the AXELOS community account 

      PRINCE2® Agile Practitioner Certification has certain eligibility requirements. It requires you to have any one or more of the following certifications: 

      • PRINCE2® Foundation 
      • PRINCE2 Agile® Foundation 
      • Project Management Professional®
      • Certified Associate in Project Management® 
      • IPMA Levels A, B, C, and D® 

      Yes, these certifications do exist. PRINCE2® Agile is the most complete agile project management solution in the world. 

      PRINCE2®

      PRINCE2® stands for Projects In Controlled Environments. It is a globally recognized certificate that originates in the UK. 

      A method known as PROMPT II was adopted in the UK by the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA) in 1989. Originally the acronym PRINCE meant PROMPT II IN the CCTA Environment. Later, it started standing for Projects In Controlled Environments. In 1996, PRINCE2® was released as a generic project management method. 

      The specialized framework of PRINCE2® allows practicing and aspiring managers to carry out their projects within a given budget and allotted time. It contains 4 main elements; 7 principles, 7 themes, 7 processes and adaptation to the environment of the project. 

      Originating in the UK, PRINCE2® is used in both public and private sectors across different countries of the world. 

      Axelos is the governing body of PRINCE2® that conducts training and awards certification examinations. 

      There is no exact number, but statistics have shown over 450,000 PMI members, with more than 650,000 certified PMP professionals. 

      PRINCE2® methodology is a popular project management standard that is used and recognized in the UK and internationally. 

      There are four integrated elements in the PRINCE2® Framework, which  are Principles, Processes, Themes and project environment adaptation. The framework is built on the 7 principles, 7 themes and 7 processes 

      There are seven categories of PRINCE2® themes: organization, business case, plans, quality, change, risk, and progress. These themes provide insights on how to carry out projects for it to be result-oriented. 

      The 7 Themes of the PRINCE2® methodology are Business Case, Organisation, Plans, Quality, Change, Risk and Progress. 

      The 7 processes of PRINCE2® are: 

      1. Starting Up a project (SU) 
      2. Initiating a project (IP) 
      3. Directing a project (DP) 
      4. Controlling a Stage (CS)  
      5. Managing Product Delivery (MP) 
      6. Managing Stage Boundaries (SB)  
      7. Closing a project (CP) 

      PRINCE2® is a well recognized project management that stipulates dividing of projects into controllable and manageable parts. 

      PRINCE2® methodology solves project management issues through identification of risks, threats and opportunities and determining the best response to these challenges. 

      The latest update of PRINCE2® was introduced by AXELOS in May 2017. This update is the first one since its 2009 launch. Some major changes include: 

      • Meeting the requirements of organizations and project environments
      • Principles underpinning PRINCE2 have been given great importance
      • Connection within the themes and principles have been illuminated
      • ‘Themes’ guidance has been reconstructed for assisting particular models of tailoring 
      • The rational utilization of the process and administration, with numerous suggestions, examples, and warnings
      • Certificate renewal through My PRINCE2.
      • The approach and reference cover every aspect of project management
      • Major focus on membership for level certification holders, allowing them to stay updated and maintain current relevance.

      Constant feedback was collected from experts over the course of 8 years, which became one of the main reasons behind the PRINCE2 6th edition update. 

      For the past few years, Project Management has been a career option that is in great demand. Furthermore, as per PMI®, by 2027, 87.7 million project management roles will be required by employers. 

      Undertaking self-study for PRINCE2® Foundation and Practitioner exams require being disciplined and working on planned schedules. 

      PRINCE2® Foundation Certification is meant for beginners in the field of project management. It provides an understanding of the PRINCE2® system and methodology. 

      The PRINCE2® Practitioner is an advanced level of qualification for professionals who want to apply the PRINCE2® principles to a given project 

      Digital Badge

      A digital badge recognizes an achievement in knowledge enhancement. It appears as an image that can be shared online and verified from an authentic source. 

      PRINCE2® provides project management essentials to manage and successfully deliver projects of all sizes and complexity. 

      Subscribe to AXELOS by following the steps given below: 

      1. Visit www.AXELOS.com/professional-development and choose the subscription you want. 
      2. Complete the purchase by logging in to your AXELOS user account. If you don’t have an account, you can create one through online form. 
      3. Complete the purchase by clicking on the cart button. You will be taken to a payment page, where a discount code can be. Follow the steps to complete the order. 
      4. Upon finishing the order, you will receive an automated confirmation email. 

      PRINCE2® Digital badge is awarded upon achieving the CPD requirements and it is valid from the date of your acceptance till the date of your subscription. 

      After completion of three years as PRINCE2® Practitioner, you need to earn 20 CPD points every year to maintain it.  

      Highlights of My PRINCE2® subscription: 

      • Subscription access to different AXELOS ITSM® templates and publications online is provided. 
      • Access to exclusive whitepapers 
      • CPD tools help in mapping out professional development channels. 
      • A digital badge endorses your professional PRINCE2® certificate. Your badge reflects the highest certification held by you. 

      My AXELOS provides you the required resources, tools and endorsements for succeeding in your career by allowing you to subscribe to online content. 

      My AXELOS subscription offers the following benefits: 

      • Provides access to reliable tools, templates, content and resources with just a few clicks 
      • Stay updated with industry developments 
      • The subscription provides you the opportunity to access and learn from most sought-after subject matter experts 
      • Completing CPD allows you to earn digital badges for your certification. 

      AXELOS offers a three-stage cycle program for reaching your annual CPD requirements. 

      1. The first step is a thorough assessment of your skills and capabilities 
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      3. Last step is focusing on the result  and how it has helped with your development goals 

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      Bhupinder

      Bhupinder Singh

      project management

      Mr. Bhupinder Singh, is an accomplished, recognized expert, and individual in Six Sigma Implementation projects with more than a decade and a half long career & experience at major multinationals in Quality and operations function.

      He is a Practising leader in Six Sigma subject matter and is passionate about developing core competencies of people interested in Six Sigma subject. He has successfully implemented Six Sigma and Lean in various organizations and Processes in India, Malaysia, United States and Other Countries.
      He is also a Lean Expert, ISO 9000 Auditor, Balanced Scorecard Implementation Expert, PMP,CBAP,ECBA,CCBA, ITIL & Six Sigma Deployment Leader with rich Operations and Process excellence related experience in Services & IT domains.

      His experience lies in various domains like ITES, ITSM, Software Organizations & financial companies. As a Master Black Belt and Deployment Leader, he has trained professionals within the organization and has guided high value lean, Black Belt and Green Belt projects and has worked on and mentored high worth (some projects over $3million benefit) improvement projects.

      With deep implementation expertise in Balanced Score Card, BPM, Process Reengineering, CMM & Simulation, he has led BPM (Business Process Management) initiative in various organizations.
      His projects on Process Reengineering and simulations have been presented at national and international levels.

      He also has the credit of training and mentoring middle and senior management personnel in Lean, Balanced Score Card, CMM, Blue Ocean Vs Red Ocean Strategy and Statistical Process Control in addition to Six Sigma.

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      Sachin

      Sachin Dhaygude

      Project Management

      Sachin is an experienced Agile coach, trainer, and consultant in Project Management and Agile methodologies with more than 18.5 years of overall professional experience. Sachin has worked with Fortune 500 IT services organizations like Cognizant Technology Solutions, as well as IT product organizations like SunGard.
      While employed with Cognizant, he was responsible for a portfolio of projects, worth more than $15 million and managed big, complex global IT projects and programs having teams spread across geographies.
      While working for Sungard, he was responsible for setting up an offshore team from scratch, for one of the flagship products of Sungard. He has rich experience of working closely with customers around the globe and was deputed for assignments in the USA and Europe.
      He has been involved in the transition of projects from traditional waterfall to agile (scrum) and has expertise in Agile methodologies like Scrum and techniques like Kanban.

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