PRINCE2 Foundation Course, 6th Edition

Become an exceptional project manager with PRINCE2 Foundation Training

  • Develop project-related skills that are applicable across industries
  • Learn to deliver multiple projects on time and under budget
  • This course prepares you for the PRINCE2 Foundation, 6th Edition exam
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Level up your Project Management skills

Discover why ‘PRojects IN Controlled Environments’ or PRINCE2® has become the de facto project management method today used in government and commercial organizations around the world. Explore the principles, themes, and processes of PRINCE2 and learn how to adapt projects to the environment.

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PRINCE2 Foundation Training Highlights

  • Earn 16 PDUs with 16 Hours of Instructor-Led Sessions

  • 58 Hours On-Demand Self-Paced Learning

  • Simulation Exams, Mock Tests, Assessments, and More!

  • Regular Doubt-Clearing Sessions by Industry Experts

  • Exam Fee Included in Course Fee*

  • Lifetime Access to On-Demand Courseware

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Why should you go for a PRINCE2 Foundation Certification?

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Project management is gaining popularity across different industries. There are an estimated 2.2 million project roles to be filled each year. Get certified in project management to impress top recruiters. Acquire the latest skills in working with the PRINCE2 framework and learn how to implement them and adapt to real-world environments.

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  • Case studies
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  • Comprehensive assignments

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  • Case studies

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  • Measure and track skills progress.
  • Identify areas to improve in.

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  • Code review sessions by experts.
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The KnowledgeHut Edge

Solid Track Record

KnowledgeHut has been instrumental in getting over thousands of professionals certified in project management.

Experiential Workshops

Take part in engaging workshops with hands-on activities, exercises, case studies, discussions, and more.

Comprehensive Exam Support

Theoretical and practical learning backed by mock tests. We will guide and assist you at every step of the certification process.

Mentorship by Industry Experts

Learn from the best in the field. Get tips and proven techniques from experienced practitioners who are experts in the field.

Continual Learning Support

Get extended support through webinars, e-books, articles, and more. Get consistent support during learning.

Exclusive Post-Training Sessions

Career guidance to help you overcome challenges and advance your performance as a project manager for six months post-training.

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Steps to Get the PRINCE2 Foundation Certification Online

Strengthen your knowledge and practice of project management with PRINCE2 certifications from AXELOS and validate your expertise with the PRINCE2 Foundation certification. Not sure where to start with your PRINCE2 Foundation certification? Just follow these simple steps.

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Prerequisites

PRINCE2 Foundation Certification Prerequisites

No prerequisites are mandated. The course is designed for professionals new to PRINCE2.

Who Should Attend the PRINCE2 Foundation Course?

Project Managers

Project Coordinators

Project Analysts

Project Leaders

Product Managers

Program Managers

Project Sponsors

Team Leaders

Anyone who wishes to build expertise in agile project management

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What you will learn in the PRINCE2 Foundation course

Tailoring PRINCE2

Learn PRINCE2 concepts and how to tailor it to the unique needs of your project and organization.

PRINCE2 Principles

Master the 7 core PRINCE2 Principles, and how they assist project managers with a robust framework.

PRINCE2 Themes

Master the 7 PRINCE2 themes and learn how to apply them in real-world projects.

PRINCE2 Processes

Master the 7 PRINCE2 Processes, and how they make the PRINCE2 methodology effective.

Guiding a project

Guide a project on all aspects from its inception through to completion.

Control a stage

Identify the different activities involved in each stage and tailor products and roles.

Product delivery

Understand the activities and roles involved in delivering a product.

Skills you will gain with the PRINCE2 Foundation Certification Training

Business justification

Benefits management

Quality planning

Quality control

Quality management

Quality review

Risk management

Problem-solving

Operational management

Managing change

Tolerance allocation

Progress management

Starting a project

Directing a project

Initiating a project

Controlling project stages

Managing Product delivery

Managing a Stage boundary

Closing a project

Tailoring and embedding PRINCE2 in an organization

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PRINCE2 Foundation Course Syllabus

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Learning objectives

This curriculum is in line with the PRINCE2 2017 updates. In the first module, you will get an introduction to the PRINCE2 framework, recognize the different Levels of the PRINCE2 certification and the benefits of PRINCE2.


Topics
  • Introduction to Project Concepts 
  • PRINCE2 certification 
  • Benefits of this course 
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Learning objectives

Explain the PRINCE2 methodology, outline the structure and benefits of PRINCE2. Describe the principles, themes, and processes in PRINCE2 and learn what is not included in the scope of PRINCE2.


  • Introduction to PRINCE2
  • What is a PRINCE2 Project? 
  • PRINCE2: Project Variables 
  • Benefits of PRINCE2 
  • Structure of PRINCE2: Principles
  • Structure of PRINCE2: Themes and Processes
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Learning objectives

Explain PRINCE2 principles and their significance. Discuss the importance of the flexibility of a principle-based approach. Explain the key concepts of each of the 7 principles.


  • Introduction to PRINCE2 Principles
  • Characteristics of PRINCE2 principles
  • PRINCE2 Principle 1: Continued business justification
  • PRINCE2 Principle 2: Learn from experience
  • PRINCE2 Principle 3: Defined roles and responsibilities
  • PRINCE2 Principle 4: Managing by stages
  • PRINCE2 Principle 5: Manage by exception
  • PRINCE2 Principle 6: Focus on products
  • PRINCE2 Principle 7: Tailor to suit the project

Learning objectives 

Explain the need for tailoring PRINCE2 to the needs of an organization. Discuss what can and cannot be tailored and the influencing factors.


  • Tailoring PRINCE2
  • Why tailoring PRINCE2
  • What can and cannot be tailored?
  • Tailoring PRINCE2: Influencing factors
  • Tailoring and embedding PRINCE2 in an organization
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Learning objectives 

Define the PRINCE2 themes and how to go about applying them in the project context.


  • Introduction to PRINCE2 themes
  • PRINCE2 themes
  • Applying themes

Learning objectives

Explain the need for the business case theme for a PRINCE2 project. Explain Output, Outcomes, and Benefits. Learn and explain how to create and maintain business justification. List the different roles and explains their responsibilities in the business case theme.  Discuss the development path of the business case and developing, verifying and maintaining business justification.


Topics
  • What is a business case?
  • Purpose of the business case
  • Business justification and PRINCE2 requirements
  • Development path of the business case and business justification
  • Benefits management approach 
  • Roles and responsibilities in the business case theme
  • What does a business case comprise of?

Learning objectives

Explain the need for the organization theme and discuss the importance of stakeholders. Explain the four layers of management. Discuss the PRINCE2 requirements for the organization theme, and list and explain the roles and responsibilities in the organization theme.


Topics
  • Organization theme
  • Purpose of the organization theme
  • Levels of management
  • Mandated project management team roles 
  • Roles and responsibilities in the organization theme project stakeholders

Learning objectives

Explain the purpose of quality theme and define the key terms and requirements of the PRINCE2 quality theme. Explain the difference between Quality Assurance and Project Assurance. Learn how to set up an effective quality management theme and outline the recommended quality review techniques.


Topics
  • Quality theme
  • Purpose and key terms of the quality theme
  • Quality planning and quality control
  • Quality management
  • Quality review techniques
  • Quality register

Learning objectives

Explain the purpose of plans theme and define the key terms. Discuss PRINCE2’s requirements for the plans theme. Learn how to set up effective planning using techniques such as prioritization, estimation, and scheduling.


Topics
  • Plans theme 
  • Purpose and benefits of the Plans theme
  • Requirements for the Plans theme 
  • Roles and responsibilities in the Plans theme
  • PRINCE2 approach to the Plans theme 
  • Techniques used

Learning objectives

Explain the purpose of risk theme and define the key terms and the roles and responsibilities in the risk theme. Learn how to set up effective risk management with the right procedures.


Topics
  • Risk theme
  • Purpose and key terms of the Risk theme
  • Roles and responsibilities in the Risk theme
  • Recommended Risk Management procedures – Part 1
  • Recommended Risk Management procedures – Part 2

Learning objectives

Explain the purpose of change theme and list the types of issues and explain the approach to handle them. Learn how to make change control appropriate for different environments. Understand the basics of setting up effective change control. Discuss the recommended issue and change control procedures.


Topics
  • Change theme
  • Purpose and key terms of the Change theme
  • Approach, roles and responsibilities of the Change theme
  • General tailoring considerations
  • Issue and change control procedure

Learning objectives

Learn the fundamentals of the progress theme. List the types of Control. Discuss the roles and responsibilities associated with Progress theme. Explain PRINCE2’s approach to Progress. List the guidance for Effective Progress Management.


Topics
  • Progress theme
  • Purpose of the Progress theme
  • Requirements for managing progress
  • Six tolerance aspects associated with progress by level
  • Tolerance allocation 
  • Event-driven and time-driven controls
  • Reviewing and reporting progress and raising exceptions
  • Roles and responsibilities in the Progress theme
  • Guidance for effective progress management

Learning objectives 

Define the processes and outline the PRINCE2 journey from start to end. Learn about the seven PRINCE2 processes, and how to tailor them.


Topics
  • Introduction to PRINCE2 processes
  • PRINCE2 processes
  • Overview of the PRINCE2 journey
  • Tailoring the PRINCE2 processes

Learning objectives

State the purpose and objective of the ‘starting up a project’, identify the activities in the ‘starting up a project’ process, and describe the outline of the business case and the project brief.


Topics
  • Introduction to starting up a project
  • Overview of starting up a project
  • Activities of starting up a project 
  • Outline Business Case
  • Project brief

Learning objectives

State the purpose of 'directing a project' process, explain the activities in the 'directing a project' process and identify who is responsible for 'directing a project'.


Topics
  • Introduction to directing a project
  • Overview of directing a project
  • Activities of directing a project

Learning objectives

State the purpose of ‘initiating a project’ process. Learn about different actions performed while initiating a project and general considerations to tailoring baseline management products in 'Initiating a Project' process.


  • Initiating a project
  • Overview of initiating a project
  • Activities of initiating a project – Part 1 
  • Activities of initiating a project – Part 2 
  • Guidance to tailoring in initiating a project process

Learning objectives

Understand the purpose and objective of having ‘controlling a stage’ process for a project, identify the different activities involved and learn guidelines for tailoring products and roles.


Topics
  • Controlling a stage process
  • Purpose of ‘Controlling a Stage’ process
  • Activities of controlling a stage process – Part 1
  • Activities of controlling a stage process – Part 2
  • Activities of controlling a stage process – Part 3
  • Activities of controlling a stage process – Part 4
  • Tailoring considerations for controlling a stage

Learning objectives

State the purpose of 'managing product delivery' process, identify the activities involved and list the guidelines for tailoring products and roles in this process.


Topics
  • Managing product delivery
  • Purpose of managing product delivery
  • Activities of managing product delivery
  • Tailoring considerations for managing product delivery

Learning objectives

Explain the need for ‘managing a stage boundary’ process, identify the activities involved and review the guidelines for tailoring products and roles in this process.


Topics
  • Introduction to managing a stage boundary
  • Purpose of ‘Managing a Stage Boundary’ Process
  • Activities of managing a stage boundary – Part 1 
  • Activities of managing a stage boundary – Part 2  
  • Tailoring considerations for managing a stage boundary 
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Learning objectives

Explain the need for ‘Closing a Project’ process, identify the different activities involved, and review guidelines for tailoring products and roles during this process.


  • Closing a project
  • The need for ‘Closing a Project’ process
  • Purpose of closing a project 
  • Activities of closing a project
  • Prepare planned closure
  • Prepare premature closure
  • Hand over products
  • Evaluate the project
  • Recommend project closure
  • Tailoring considerations for closing a project

Learning objectives

In this module, you will learn everything you need about exam preparation and how to pass the exam in the first attempt.


Topics
  • PRINCE2 Exam Preparation - Part 1
  • PRINCE2 Exam Preparation - Part 2
  • 2 Sample PRINCE2 Foundation Exams
  • PRINCE2 Foundation Practice Exams

Refer to the detailed course syllabus here.

PRINCE2 Foundation Course FAQs

PRINCE2 Foundation Course

The PRINCE2 Foundation course online is the first of the two PRINCE2 courses, thoughtfully designed to help you get started on your journey as a Project Manager. You will be equipped with the knowledge and expertise to:  

  • Make your foray into the field of project management and projects 
  • Effectively handle projects in diverse environments  
  • Achieve a higher likelihood of project success  
  • Improve efficiency at your workplace  
  • Deliver successful projects on time and within budget 
  • Fine tune PRINCE to different project circumstances 
  • Guide a project from initiation to completion 

The PRINCE2 Foundation course online aims to equip you with the skills needed to get started on a PRINCE2 project management career. You will be able to:  

  • Apply and tailor the PRINCE2 method to diverse projects  
  • Bring in project flexibility  
  • Apply the seven PRINCE2 principles, processes and themes to projects   
  • Understand the fundamentals of the PRINCE2 principles  
  • Provide business justification for the project  
  • Build on experience from previous projects  
  • Understand project roles and responsibilities  
  • Manage a project by breaking it into chunks  
  • Understand the different activities involved in the PRINCE2 Processes, from starting a project to guiding it through completion  
  • Start a project by giving necessary justifications for it 
  • Direct the project with key decisions 
  • Initiate project progress by understanding all aspects of strategies need to be applied and creation of products 
  • Understand how to bring the project under control through the Controlling  stage process 
  • Monitor the project and keep it under defined controls 
  • Communicate project progress to stakeholders 
  • Apply PRINCE2 principles to close a project 
  • Check if the project has achieved all objectives 
  • Deliver product to the customer

Yes, The PRINCE2 Foundation certification will help you in a variety of ways:

  • Validate your commitment to continued excellence and quality  
  • Get started on a career in project management   
  • Demonstrate your understanding of the PRINCE2 framework   
  • Gain project management best practices and grow your career with confidence  
  • Work across diverse projects and challenging work environments   
  • Command higher salaries than your non-certified peers   
  • Improve your employment prospects 
  • Not necessarily. The workshop is aimed at project managers, aspiring project managers and anyone who manages projects. PRINCE2 Foundation course can be taken by Novices and aspiring project managers or professionals who are part of a PM team and would like to get certified.  
  • Anyone who is looking to develop project management skills, such as 
  • Project Board members (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners) 
  • Team Managers (e.g. Product Delivery Managers) 
  • Project Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts) 
  • Project Support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel) 
  • Operational line managers or staff. 

Basic experience with projects in a real-world context is helpful, though not mandatory.

Once you have gained the PRINCE 2 FOUNDATION, you can consider learning: 

  • PRINCE2 PRACTITIONER 
  • PRINCE2 AGILE CERTIFICATION 
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) 

You will be eligible for 16 PDUs on PRINCE2 Foundation course completion that can be used for recertification from PMI Inc.

PDUs recognize your dedication to the Agile world through the award of credits for every educational effort you make throughout your career. PDUs are offered by the PMI, and every PMI certification, except the CAPM, requires you to earn a specific number of PDUs per three-year certification cycle.  

No, the PRINCE2 Foundation certification has lifetime validity. 

PRINCE2 Foundation course online training involves 16 hours of trainer-led sessions. You can opt to write the exam directly, but it is recommended that you take this training and prepare for a few weeks for the PRINCE2 Foundation Exam. You get certified on clearing the exam.

In PRINCE2 Foundation 6th Edition you will learn updated concepts of project management in the PRINCE2 framework, familiarize yourself with the principles, themes, and terminology of PRINCE2.

Yes, PRINCE2 Foundation is a certification that validates your understanding of the PRINCE2 framework and the fundamentals of project management.

PRINCE2 Foundation Process

All PRINCE2 foundation certifications are offered by AXELOS, which is the accrediting body for PRINCE2 foundation certification. 

You can self-study and take the examination directly through an AXELOS Examination Institute like PeopleCert® without attending an accredited training course, for a PRINCE2 Foundation certification.

However, undertaking a formalized training program through an Accredited Training Organization (ATO) like KnowledgeHut highly increases your chances of being successful in the exam. Most importantly, beyond providing extensive exam preparation, the PRINCE2 Foundation training will equip you with real-world skills and help you stand out among your peers.

Here are the steps you should follow to become PRINCE2 Foundation certified
  1. Fulfill the eligibility requirements.  
  2. Decide whether to self-study or get trained by an Accredited Training Organization (ATO). When you enrol for KnowledgeHut's PRINCE2 Foundation Certification Training, you're in for an immersive learning experience that will help you acquire immediately applicable project management skills. You'll get industry-ready and benefit from comprehensive support throughout your exam preparation and certification journey.
  3. Complete the two-day training with KnowledgeHut.
  4. Take advantage of KnowledgeHut's comprehensive exam support: practice papers, one-to-one mentoring and more. Read the study materials to get a complete understanding of the PRINCE2 methodology and concepts. ‘Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2. 6th Edition’ is one of the most important reference materials for your preparation. Practice extensively.
  5. If you have decided to self-study, schedule the exam through PeopleCert. If you have enrolled with KnowledgeHut, we will schedule the exam on a date suitable for you. You can take the test online via PeopleCert Online Proctoring or at a Training Organization convenient for you. All you need is a PC or Mac computer and an internet connection.
  6. If you're taking the exam at a training organization near you, you will need to carry with you: (1) a print-out of the exam schedule from PeopleCert; (2) Proof of identity like passport, driving license.
  7. You'll get to see your preliminary result on your computer screen instantly on completing your test. Your official results/e-certificate will be issued by PeopleCert within 2 business days. You'll then be able to see your result and download your certificate.
  8. Download your certificate from your PeopleCert profile after two business days of completing the exam.
On passing the exam, AXELOS will send you an email regarding the My AXELOS membership and how you can activate it. Complete the yearly requirement of 20 CPDs so that you can get a digital badge that reflects your achievement. The certificate expires after 3 years. Renew your certification by taking the Practitioner exam again or by maintaining the CPD requirements.

You will need to attend 16-hours of PRINCE2 Foundation Training online from an ATO of AXELOS and PeopleCert®, following which you will be required to take an exam to demonstrate your knowledge of PRINCE2 in order to get certified.  

The result of your test is issued within 2 business days from the date of your exam. If you pass the PRINCE2 Foundation exam with the required score, you will also receive an e-certificate along with official results. Both the official results and the e-certificate will be uploaded on your PeopleCert® Account. 

My PRINCE2 subscription is for all professionals in the field of project management who want to use practical help, easy-access support, and professional endorsement to advance their careers. With the My PRINCE2 subscription, you will also have access to the following: 

  • CPD toolset to keep your certificate up-to-date 
  • Discounts to some of the AXELOS best practice publications 
  • Exclusive white papers 
  • PRINCE2. 6th edition templates 
  • PRINCE2. 6th edition and PRINCE2 Agile official online guidance

A My PRINCE2 subscription will cost about £50 +VAT. If you subscribe for another year, the cost of the second subscription will be £30 (+VAT) and for a third subscription, the price will be £20 (+VAT) per annum. 

Once you reach the end of your subscription after 12 months, you will receive a reminder for subscription renewal before the expiry date. Failure to renew your subscription will lead to the removal of access from the latest publications, digital badges, CPD activities, and best practices available as a part of the product subscription. If you renew your subscription after the expiry date has passed and your subscription has lapsed, just log back in and pay the new subscription fee.

My PRINCE2 is a paid subscription.

No, the PRINCE2 Manual is not included in the course fee. You may purchase it here.

Yes, you will receive a course completion certificate from KnowledgeHut on successfully completing the PRINCE2 Foundation course.  

No, your certificate will not mention that the PRINCE2 Foundation course was held online. It will look the same as the in-person certificates.  

The membership cost for AXELOS is £59 per year. VAT charges are extra as applicable.

PRINCE2 Foundation Exam

  • Duration: 60 minutes (1 hour) 
  • Questions: 60 Multiple choice questions 
  • Pass mark: 33 out of 60 available, or 55% 
  • Use of textbook: No

The exam is conducted through PeopleCert®. KnowledgeHut is an ATO of PeopleCert®. 

Yes, you can take the PRINCE2 Foundation exam online through PeopleCert®. You can schedule the exam in advance, at a time and date that suits you. Your exam will be invigilated by a proctor. Make sure that you meet the required technical requirements to continue with the exam without any issues. 

Yes. The aspirants can contact us either by phone or chat if they need help with completing the application form. They can also email us on support@knowledgehut.co for any course-related queries. 

Yes! Once you have completed the workshop, send us an email request for issue of exam voucher and code.  Our exam team will email details of your exam code and instructions on how to book through PeopleCert®. 

There is no re-evaluation for the PRINCE2 Foundation. However, if you fail you can re-attempt the exam after paying the required fees.  

  • In case you have failed the PRINCE2 Foundation certification exam, you can retake the exam at a cost, which will depend on the country you will be taking the exam from. Taxes may or may not be applicable. Please contact your Workshop Manager for more information. 
  • The retake can be taken anytime after your first attempt. 
  • If you wish to save on the Retake Exam Fee, you can sign up for PeopleCert’s 'TAKE2'. For this, you will be required to pay a small amount on top of your course fee, and then later, if you do not clear the exam in the first attempt, your second attempt is completely free of cost. 

If you have already taken the exam and wish to retake to score better then you will have to purchase the exam again.  

After you have submitted the test, you will get your result within 2 business days. The entire process can take around 5 days. If you have taken the exam through PearsonVUE, PeopleCert® will send a confirmation email to you within 7 days with a link to the e-certificate. Once you activate your PeopleCert® account, you will be able to manage the certificate and buy the hard copy. 

You can read more about this here:  PeopleCert® 


You can give the exam as many times as you want as long as you pay for it each time. 

The PRINCE2 Foundation Exam cost varies according to your location. Visit the Peoplecert web page to find the cost at your location.

Yes, the PRINCE2 Foundation Exam is difficult, you would need to prepare for two to three weeks to score well in a PRINCE2 Foundation Exam. Comprehensive training by accredited trainers will also help you get a good understanding of the PRINCE2 frameworks and how to apply it to projects.

PRINCE2 Foundation Exam needs preparation of a few weeks. If you can spend 2 to 3 hours every day, you could be exam-ready in two weeks. If you can only spend an hour a day it might take three weeks.

While preparing for your PRINCE2. 6th edition Foundation Exam, plan your revision to avoid missing out on anything major. Do go through this revision checklist that can guide you to successfully complete your PRINCE2. 6th edition Foundation Certification:    

  • Understanding the exam:  

 It is important that you should comprehend the structure of the PRINCE2. 6th edition Foundation Certification Exam. The contents of the question sheet and the issues you should be prepared for should be well understood during the examination.  

  • Revising the Processes  

The 7 processes associated with PRINCE2 must be properly understood, as this will help you pass the PRINCE2. 6th edition Foundation Certification Exam. Review each process carefully before you sit for your test  

  • Revising the Themes  

Are you done reviewing the procedures? Well, seven themes of PRINCE2 are equally important for successfully completing PRINCE2. 6th edition Foundation certification. You have to examine each subject and understand them.  

  • Summarizing the Method as one  

When you try to learn PRINCE2, it could be challenging for you to discover how all the themes and processes go together. But before you sit for the examination, you should learn to link everything in order to best find solutions to each scenario. Prepare yourself with all the PRINCE2 concepts methods such as the way themes and processes support each of the 7 PRINCE2 principles. 

PRINCE2 Foundation Workshop

The PRINCE2 Foundation training online at KnowledgeHut is delivered through immersive learning experience platform, via live and interactive instructor-led training sessions. 

Listen, learn, ask questions, and get all your doubts clarified from your instructor, who is an experienced practitioner.

The conventional in-person PRINCE2 Foundation training course from AXELOS will be delivered for 2-days 16 hours. The PRINCE2 Foundation Online Course is divided into several classes of shorter hours, unlike the in-person class that consists of 2 classes with 7 to 8 hours long sessions. The size of the class is capped at 30 so that students gain a better learning experience. Not only the participants but our trainers will be able to virtually collaborate with one another with the help of webcam tool. 

Our PRINCE2 trainers are:  

  • Experienced project management professionals  
  • Experts who have immense experience in leading, applying, coaching, and teaching about project management 

Our dedicated team of coaches deliver PRINCE2 Foundation training on par with the standard of excellence as set out by AXELOS. Every candidate receives the same high-quality content irrespective of the trainer and the location. They help you further develop the competencies and skills you need to make a difference in your organization.

Currently, our PRINCE2 Foundation course is delivered through live interactive virtual classrooms and can be structured over two days or more.

Software Requirements  

  • Internet browser  
  • MS Word or Notepad  

System Requirements  

  • Windows or equivalent environment with Internet browser and high-speed Internet connectivity

We provide the soft copy of the courseware for your reference.

The course material comprises of the course schedule or study plan, workbooks and all relevant assignments, assessments, or case studies. 

The sessions would be auto recorded on PRISM, subject to permission by AXELOS and our trainer. Based on the permissions, you would have lifetime access to the video recordings of the sessions as well. 

No, you will not yet be able to join the PRINCE2 Foundation training through phone or tab. Please be prepared to join the training on your laptop or desktop.  

If you get disconnected during the PRINCE2 Foundation training, you will have the option to re-join within about half an hour subject to accreditation body guidelines and the instructor’s preference. 

Our workshops are currently held online and anyone with a stable internet from anywhere across the world can benefit from this to get PRINCE2 certified. You can check out the schedules here: PRINCE2 Foundation Certification Course Schedules.

Schedules for our upcoming workshops in Agile and Scrum can be found here.

You will receive a registration link from PRISM to your e-mail id. You will have to set your password, log in to our Immersive Learning Experience platform and start your learning journey.  

You will have lifetime access to the entire Self-Paced Learning material including on-demand videos, assessments, quizzes, ebooks/case studies and more.

You can attempt the recall quizzes any number of times. Assessments can be taken twice.

We currently use the Zoom platform for video conferencing and will soon be adding more integrations with Webex and Microsoft Teams. However, all the sessions and the recordings will be available right from within our learning platform. Learners will not need to wait for any notifications or links or install any additional software.  

If you miss a class, you can access the class recordings from PRISM at any time. At the beginning of every session, there will also be a 10-12 minute recapitulation of the previous class.  

You will get the benefit of both since this is a blended learning workshop.

Yes, there are other participants who actively participates in the class remotely. They can attend online PRINCE2 Foundation training from office, home, or any other suitable place.  

In case of any queries, our support team is available to you 24/7 via the Help and Support section on PRISM. You can also reach out to your workshop manager on your workshop group messenger.  

Should you have any more questions, please email us on support@knowledgehut.com and we will be happy to get back to you.  

PRINCE2 Foundation Certification

PRINCE2 Foundation

The PRINCE2 Foundation certification is the first of the two PRINCE2. 6th edition qualifications and teaches you the PRINCE2 methods along with the PRINCE2 principles and terminology. Additionally, the certification lets you work as an informed member of a project management team and implement the PRINCE2 methodology within a project environment supporting PRINCE. 

The PRINCE2 Foundation certification will help you to: 

  • Explain the main content and purpose of all roles, the seven principles, the seven themes, as well as the seven processes. 
  • Classify the management products that are input to or output from the seven processes. 
  • Mention the key contents and the principal goal of the primary management products. 
  • Distinguish the connections between deliverables, processes, roles, as well as the management dimensions of a project. 


PRINCE2 stands for Projects In a Controlled Environment and is a project management methodology that was at first created for IT-related projects. The PRINCE2 Foundation Certification in Project Management is a de facto process-based method for effective project management and was later recognized as the same methodology that could be applied over any line of work and career; assuring proper management of project tasks and resources and streamlining and optimizing processes for project success. 

PRINCE2 describes the management of the projects throughout its methodology. It began in 1989 and its methodology has been widely used both in the private and public sectors in the UK and across the world.

PRINCE2 is the acronym for Projects In Controlled Environments. This methodology began and is generally accepted in the UK, but it is a globally recognized certificate preferred above the Project Management Institute's PMP by some industries. It offers one of the best guides to project management. 

Some of the important features of PRINCE2 pay attention to the justification of a business, well-structured organization for team members performing a project, dividing projects into manageable units and flexibility, among others. As it is a methodology, many favor it over other related project management certificates that often are inclined more towards theory. Project managers chose this certification to get detailed processes that are more practical in approach. 

The year 1989 saw the Central Computer and Telecommunications Agency (CCTA )in the UK  adopt a method called PROMPT II as a UK Government standard for information systems (IT) project management. It was named 'PRINCE', an acronym that originally symbolized PROMPT II IN the CCTA Environment. Later on, the acronym PRINCE was assigned to PRojects IN Controlled Environments and was applied outside the IT environment both in the UK and around the world.

Released in 1996 as a generic project management method, PRINCE2 contains several themes and processes that project managers and some industries have preferred above others out of its practicality and methodology. Although it’s more popular in the UK and some countries of the world, it is a widely accepted management system that has been successful for users and project managers. 

The professionals who can attend PRINCE2 Foundation Training online are: 

  1. New or qualified project managers or professionals who manage projects 
  2. Consultants/contract staff operating in a PRINCE2 environment 
  3. Chief personnel involved in the design, development, and delivery of projects 
  4. Project Board Members, e.g, Senior Responsible Owners 
  5. Program Managers 
  6. Team Managers, e.g, Product Delivery Managers 
  7. Project Assurance, e.g, Business Change Analysts 
  8. Operational line managers or staff 
  9. Project support, e.g, Project and Program Office Personnel 
  10. Officers who have a defined role within a project team operating in a PRINCE2 environment.

Do you intend to take up a PRINCE2 Foundation Training online? It is easy to prepare when you have experts to guide you with the knowledge and skills needed to crack the PRINCE2 Foundation Exam at one go. 

You can either enroll for the classroom training with an Accredited Training Organization like KnowledgeHut and appear for your exams directly after the training ends. The classroom training usually lasts for two and a half days. You can also take up the training in distance learning mode. However, the prices might change depending on the ATO you choose. 

If you are considering taking the online prince2 foundation and practitioner course and exam, you can click here to find out more.

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

There are no prerequisites to take the PRINCE 2 Foundations Certification exam. However, it is better if you have some prior understanding of Project Management. 

Get sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PRINCE2 method in order to work with or as a member of a project management team running within a PRINCE2 supporting environment by clearing the online PRINCE2 Foundation Exam. This one-hour-long exam has 60 multiple-choice questions out of which you need to score 35 or more to pass the exam. 

This online Prince2 Foundation certification confirms that you understand the PRINCE2  method and how its elements work. There are three types of questions for the PRINCE2 Foundation Exam: Classic, List, and Missing word. 

Below mentioned is the exam format for PRINCE2 Foundation Certification Exam: 

CategoryExam Information
Certification FamilyPRINCE2
Owned byAXELOS
LevelFoundation
Re-certificationNo
Exam duration60 minutes
Languages6
Pass mark33 out of 60
Open book or closed bookClosed book
Exam price£236
No. of questions60
Question FormatMultiple-choice
LanguagesDutch, English, French, German, Norwegian, and Polish
  1.  There are two ways to clear the PRINCE2 Foundation: Sit for the exams after a training course with an Accredited Training Organization (ATO), or study on your own and book the exam with PeopleCert, our PRINCE2 Examination Institute. 
  2.  There is no prerequisite for PRINCE2 Foundation, however, having basic knowledge in project management is recommended. 
  3.  Look for an ATO Like KnowledgeHut and Register for the PRINCE2 Foundation Course online to get trained. 
  4.  Check our PRINCE2 Foundation Schedules and Dates to choose a suitable session that meets your requirements. 
  5.  If you decided to study on your own and book the exam without a training course, schedule your Exam via Peoplecert 
  6.  Study the reference book ‘Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2. 6th Edition'. 
  7.  Practice for your PRINCE2 Foundation examby self-evaluating yourself with our Sample Papers until you score 80%. 
  8.  Appear for the exam with the required paperwork and give it your best shot. 
  9.  You will receive your exam result 5 business days after completing the exam. You can view the results on your PeopleCert profile that can also be downloaded from the same site. 
  10. After passing your exam, AXELOS will contact you with details of activating your membership. 
  11. Subscribe to MyPrince2; the digital badge will be issued only if you earn 20 CPDs to show your highest achievement. 

The PRINCE2 Foundation program lasts for 2 days(in the case of a Classroom course) and the exam is held at the end of the 2nd day.  

  • Your PRINCE2 Foundation exam date will be scheduled by your training provider  
  • Candidates will receive a ‘Welcome Email’ from Peoplecert with instructions after the training provider books the exam.

The instructions are to: 

    • Create their profile on the Peoplecert website 
    • Register for the exam 
    • Before the Exam the candidate must “Register” for the same or the candidate will miss the chance. 
    • If the candidate missed the window for registration, the training provider can coordinate with Peoplecert and have the candidate registered after the exam is over. This also applies to any candidate who chooses to appear for the exam at the last minute. 
    • After the candidate registered for the exam, the training provider can retrieve a 3-digit Registration Number (Different for each candidate) from the Peoplecert website.  
    • On the day of the exam, the trainer/invigilator will share the 3-digit Registration Number with the candidate that the candidate can mention on the Answer Sheet. 
    • Even if the candidate doesn’t have the 3-digit Registration Number, he/she can submit the answer sheet with the 3-digit number later being mapped by Peoplecert.  
    • After the exam is over, it would take up to 5 business days for the results to be released. 
    • Candidates can both view and download the results from their profile. 

    Exam Process for Virtual Training: 

    • Once ready for the exam, the candidate needs to request the training provider to order an exam voucher. (If the Certification cost is not a part of the training fee, then the training provider would first prompt the candidate to pay the exam fee before ordering the voucher). 
    • After your training provider orders the voucher, Peoplecert would send a ‘Welcome Email’ to the candidate with instructions which are as follows: 
    • Create your profile on the Peoplecert website  
    • Schedule the exam. 
    • The candidate needs to follow the instructions in the email to book the exam date at his/her suitable time and date.  
    • The candidate may write to PeopleCert customer support for any support or queries 
    • The results can be viewed and downloaded from under the Candidate’s profile. 

    Are you still unclear about how to begin your preparation for the PRINCE2? 6th edition Foundation Exam? Here is how you can prepare properly for your PRINCE2 Foundation Certification Exam: 

    • Syllabus: You should know where you are heading. AXELOS’s PRINCE2 Exam Syllabus makes you face a summary of the concepts that are tested in the exam.  
    • Sample Paper Questions: You will get access to a range of exam question papers provided by AXELOS that can help you to quicken your exam preparation process. With these sample questions, you can test your understanding along with knowledge of concepts around PRINCE2. 

    So, how can you access the PRINCE2 Sample Exam Papers? You can download these sample exam papers by logging in or creating a user profile.  

    • Exam Training: Preparing for the PRINCE2 Foundation Certification Exam is complex as well as tiresome. Hence, what should be done to prepare easily? Enroll for training with an Accredited Training Organization (ATO) of AXELOS like KnowledgeHut in order to ease through preparing for your PRINCE2 Foundation Certification Exam. 
    • Reading Materials: This never goes out of fashion! Reading printed materials to prepare for the exams always works. Go through on online platforms like Amazon that you will find valuable during your exam preparation process. Doing so helps you to single out the topics which need more clarification from a tutor as well. Furthermore, note down any important topics that you need to study later. 

    Always revise to avoid missing out on any important topic for your PRINCE2. 6th edition Foundation Exam. 

    Use this revision checklist as a guide to clear your PRINCE2. 6th edition Foundation Certification 

    • Understanding the exam: 

    You should understand the structure of the PRINCE2. 6th edition Foundation Certification Exam and get a good grip on the content of the question paper and the types of questions for the exam 

    • Review the Processes 

    Be clear about the 7 key processes involved in PRINCE2 to pass the PRINCE2. 6th edition Foundation Certification Exam. Ensure that you have each of the processes thoroughly revised before sitting for your exam 

    • Revise the Themes 

    Are you done revising the 7 processes? There are 7 themes of PRINCE2 which are equally important for successfully completing PRINCE2. 6th edition Foundation Certification. You need to be thorough and clear with each of these themes. 

    • Revising the Method as a whole 

    It might be difficult to figure out how everything fits all the topics together. But before you take the examination, make it clear about how they are interconnected, as the issues will underline the same. Stay up-to-date on all concepts and methods concerning PRINCE2, including how each of its 7 PRINCE2 principles supports topics and procedures. 

    No, after earning a 2009 certificate (existing or higher), you will not have to retake the exam in 6th edition format. However, having an understanding of the updated material could help you enhance your knowledge about the best practices. This can be done by: 

    1. Becoming a member of the AXELOS community account 
    2. Going through FAQs on AXELOS website 
    3. Getting an AXELOS membership 
    4. Buying the PRINCE2, 6th edition manual. 

    Here are the benefits of PRINCE2 Foundation certification:

    • The PRINCE2 Foundation certification is a great way for you to build on and improve your project management skills. Through the PRINCE2 Foundation certification training, you will be able to learn and deploy project management methodologies efficiently.
    • PRINCE2 is more than just an instruction manual. It is a technical reference guide that explains all the stages and processes of a project along with the associated roles and responsibilities. 
    • Once you have finished the training and taken the exam, you will get the certification sooner than the other exams. This is because there is no audit or complicated registration process.
    • PRINCE2 certified professionals can earn a higher income than their colleagues.
    • PRINCE2 Foundation certification is a globally recognized certification for the IT sector. So, you will be able to take on international project works.

    You can find the best online PRINCE2 Foundation course here at KnowledgeHut.

    You can either take a training course from an ATO or book an exam directly with the PeopleCert. Here is what you can do: 

    • Make sure that you fulfil all the prerequisites that are required to be eligible for the exam. 
    • Identify the ATO that you want to go with and register for the PRINCE2 Foundation Course online to start your training. 
    • Apply privately or schedule the exam via PeopleCert.
    • Prepare for the exam by practicing mock questions.

    The foundation course takes 2 days of training. All candidates are required to finish 16 study hours for the exam. 

    Once you have passed the exam, you will be able to see the final results in your PeopleCert profile. It also gives the option to download the certification. 

    The PRINCE2 Foundation certification is issued by AXELOS that is a joint venture set up by the Capita and the Government of the United Kingdom. They work together for developing, managing, and operating qualifications in best practices and methodologies. 

    There are two ways of verifying PRINCE2 Foundation certification:

    • Follow the link and type the first and last name in the appropriate fields. As you hit ‘Search’, you will be able to see the results. You don’t need to log in or even have an account to do this.
    • Use this PeopleCert link for verifying the PRINCE certification. Type in the certification number, finish the image verification, and click on ‘Submit’.

    Yes, The PRINCE2 Foundation certification online will help you in a variety of ways:

    • Validate your commitment to continued excellence and quality
    • Get started on a career in project management
    • Demonstrate your understanding of the PRINCE2® framework
    • Gain project management best practices and grow your career with confidence  
    • Work across diverse projects and challenging work environments   
    • Command higher salaries than your non-certified peers   
    • Improve your employment prospects 

    PRINCE2 Foundation Certification Validity

    The PRINCE2 Foundation certification has no expiration date.

    CPD represents Continuing Professional Development. Axelos needs certified PRINCE2 experts to stay updated with their project management knowledge by accumulating CPD points. CPD points can be gained through professional experience, training, participation in the community and self-employment. 

    You can join Axelos once you have passed the PRINCE2 exam. In the next three years, you can maintain your Axelos membership by submitting 20 CPDs a year. At the end of the third year, 60 CPDs would be finished and a PRINCE2 renewal could be requested. 

    My PRINCE2 membership is for project management experts who require professional assistance, practical support, and easy-access support for their project management careers. 

    Subscribing with My PRINCE2 will give you access to: 

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

    Some of you might wonder whether it really is worth the trouble to renew your PRINCE2 qualification. Here are some reasons to assist you in making this choice: 

    1. Staying registered: Your certification has an expiration date. You can't maintain your license without a renewal 
    2. Refresh your skills: You can revise key methods and learn something fresh. By learning new solutions to challenges that are commonly faced, you reduce your chances of failure in managing projects.   
    3. Job safety: Your boss will notice your commitment to improving your skills when you revise your PRINCE2 qualification.   
    4. New job: Employers need individuals who are in tune and grow with their organization. There are more jobs on the market that require skilled PRINCE2 applicants and employers prefer the newer version rather than the older version. 
    5. Working together: If the entire team follows PRINCE2, it is less likely to have operational conflicts  
    6. Other standards: By renewing your PRINCE2 qualification, you will be able to manage portfolios, projects, and programs. 

    To seek your certification, you must comply with these criteria: 

    PRINCE2 Foundation Certification 

    Here is what you need for the PRINCE2 Foundation certification: 

    1. In order to sit for the PRINCE2 Foundation certification exam, you don’t have to meet any prior requirements. 
    2. Even though there are no requirements for this course, the basic knowledge of project management presents an additional advantage. 


    PDUs are given by the Project Management Institute(PMI). By awarding credit for every instructional attempt, you make throughout your career, they acknowledge your commitment to project management.  Every PMI certificate needs you to collect a particular amount of PDUs per three-year recertification cycle in order to maintain your credential, except the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM).

    PRINCE2 Foundation Certification Cost

    The PRINCE2 Foundation Certification cost can be broken down into various elements apart from the exam fee. Here is the breakdown: 

    Cost Heads PRINCE2. 6th Edition Foundation Certification 
    Online Training cost INR 9,999 - INR 12,999 
    Classroom Training cost INR 21,999 
     E-learning cost INR 3,500 - INR 7,500 
    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 
    MyPRINCE2 Membership cost NA 

    The above figures are as applicable in October 2019. 

    The PRINCE2 Foundation exam fee is £236. You need to sit for the exam with the help of a reputed ATO (Accredited Training Organization) or at a specified center. Talking about the requirements for the Foundation certification, there are actually none for sitting for the exam, but some centers might ask for a basic understanding of project management. It is not mandatory to have any project management skills as the Foundation level examines basic knowledge. 

    No, the course fee does not include the PRINCE2 Manual. 

    Here is the purchase link.

    Self-study and online course training are the least expensive ways to prepare for the PRINCE2 exam in the UK. Provided you can prepare on your own and know the basic concepts, you can go for it but it may cost more if you require assistance because you will need a tutor and classroom training. You can choose to register at one of the many websites at a minimal cost and get access to many videos and online materials.  

    PRINCE2 Digital Badge

    A PRINCE2 digital badge is an award that shows the credibility and validity of your skills in terms of your knowledge in project management. It's universally-accepted and can be added to you LinkedIn profile 

    It is a subscription to an Axelos community of like-minded professionals. As a My PRINCE2 subscriber, you can access PRINCE2 templates and publications to apply best practice, plus a CPD toolset to keep your certificate up-to-date. 

    The steps to subscribe to AXELOS are mentioned below: 

    1. Go to ‘www.AXELOS.com/professional-development’, select your desired subscription 
    2. Finish the purchase after logging into your AXELOS user account. You will require an online form to create your account if you don’t have one. 
    3. Hit the cart button to finish your purchase. You will be redirected to a payment page where you can enter a discount code, provided you have one. Follow the steps to finish the order. 
    4. You will receive an automated confirmation email when you have purchased the order. 

    First things first, you must register for My AXELOS to apply for a digital badge for your PRINCE2. Then the second step, get the required 20 Continuing Professional Development (CPD) worth of activities related to your product in a year’s time. Out of the 20 CPD, you should earn five from the Professional Experience category, however, the rest can be obtained from activities across the Training and Qualifications, Community Participation and Self-study categories. 


    The cost of a ‘MY PRINCE2 subscription’ is nearly £50 +VAT. Subscribing for another will be £30 (+VAT) and the third one is priced at £20 (+VAT) per annum.

    After the completion of 12 months of your subscription, you will be prompted about the expiration date of the subscription renewal. If you fail to renew your subscription, then your most recent publications, digital badges, CPD activities, and best practices will be deleted. Just log in and pay the new subscription price and renew your subscription after the expiry date.  

    PRINCE2 is a subscription model that can be tailored to satisfy the needs of any type and size of a project. 

    Here are the high points of subscribing to My PRINCE2: 

    • Get access to various AXELOS ITSM templates and publications online that will help you develop your PRINCE approach 
    • Access to exclusive whitepapers 
    • Get CPD tools to help you map out professional development channels. 
    • A digital badge related to your PRINCE2 certificate will help you to become a professional. The highest certification you hold will be reflected in your badge. 

    My AXELOS allows you to subscribe to online content so that you stay relevant and up to date with all the latest tools, resources and support you need. It is a single-stop shop in line with ITIL, PRINCE2 OR MSP® which allows you to access the most recent publications, best-practice templates, CPD activities and digital badges for the certification process and the development of your knowledge and skills. 

    The membership fee for AXELOS is £59 per year. VAT charges are extra as applicable. 

    Following are the benefits of My AXELOS: 

    • Get access to every tool, resource, template, and content to implement the best practices, in a few clicks 
    • Subscribe to My AXELOS to stay updated with the most recent thought leadership and in sync with the industry developments 
    • Being subscribed to AXELOS will let you have access to and benefit from information sharing, discussions and the next-generation best practices by the most popular subject matter industry-level specialists 
    • Each year you get to complete a CPD and show your dedication to the field. You also get to earn a digital badge in addition to your certification 

    The highlight of your subscription plan is continuous career development or CPD. It is meant to assist you in developing your career. AXELOS offers a three-stage cycle program that lets you to readily achieve your yearly targets. 

    Here are the steps: 

    • The first step is to fully evaluate your abilities. In order to track your actions correctly and evaluate your growth, it is vital that you know each requirement. 
    • After you realize your development goals, you will be better at taking up the activities that will help you achieve the same. That’s why you should choose actions appropriate to your objectives. 
    • Lastly, you need to concentrate on the end result of the activity and analyze whether your objectives were fulfilled.  

    With PRINCE2, you can further improve your skillset that will make you stand out from the crowd. 

    Below-mentioned are the advantages of being subscribed to My PRINCE2: 

    • Endorsement: The CPD tool will give you a chance to earn a digital badge that will be aligned with your PRINCE2 or PRINCE2 Agile certification 
    • Development: Get your hands on PPM best-practice publications, white papers, and reports. These will aid you in enhancing your skills and keep you informed about industry trends 
    • Support: Our motive is to provide the best tools for our applicants for better training. Our PRINCE2 and PRINCE2 Agile exam resources will help you with your preparation. Furthermore, we hand out toolkits to apply everything you learn 
    • Connection: Having a My PRINCE2 subscription will let you interact with a community of professionals with similar interests. 

    My AXELOS subscribers are awarded tokens in the form of Digital badges for accomplishing whatever they have learned. You will find these badges for ITIL, PRINCE2, and MSP Certification and each of them is easily sharable and testable online. The digital badges include data about the issue date, the expiry date, and the professional development activities carried out by the holder.

    AXELOS validates each bit of information that is delivered using metadata and hence, cannot be modified. The badges can be used by the recruiters to verify the qualifications of the candidate. 

    This badge is awarded to you after the CPD specifications have been met. It is valid until your subscription expires. Post receiving your badge, an additional 20 CDPs must be logged to extend the validity of the badge for the next 12 months following renewal. 

    PRINCE2 Foundation Exam

    Yes, there is one. A web program called the ‘remote web proctor solution’ will give you access to take your exams online via a webcam, microphone, and a stable internet connection. Exams can either be scheduled in advance or at a suitable date and time.

    A proctor will be present to have the exam invigilated live. Exams can be taken anytime, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  

    Here is the list of the exams available online:  

    1. PRINCE2 Foundation  
    2. PRINCE2 Practitioner  
    3. ITIL Intermediate  
    4. MoP Foundation. 

    Yes, you can, provided you have a stable internet connection and other necessities such as a webcam, a microphone, etc. Even though it is an online exam, an invigilator will be available after scheduling the date. You can also sit for the exams offline through one of the accredited training centers around the world. Centers are usually overbooked since the exams are conducted only on certain days.

    There is a high demand for booking the exam slots so you may need to plan your booking ahead in advance. There is provision for both online and offline examinations and it depends on your choice. 

    The PRINCE2 foundation certification exam online can be taken via a remote web proctor solution. To appear for the same, you can book your exam slot in advance by choosing a suitable date and time.  

    Do have a webcam, a microphone, and a stable internet connection available at the mentioned time to connect with a proctor who will invigilate your exam live. Make sure that you meet the required technical requirements to continue with the exam without any issues. 

    You can sit for the PRINCE2 exam online with Peoplecert. This globally recognized institute will help you sit for your exam at your chosen location given that you have a webcam and a stable internet facility along with your system. Peoplecert has a developed exam shield to invigilate candidates online through virtual proctoring. Well equipped with the latest technology and tools, Peoplecert is flexible and easily accessible.

    The PRINCE2 Foundation exam is 60 minutes long. The pass marks for the PRINCE2 Foundation exam (case study based) is 55%. You will need to score 33 or more (33 out of a total of 60 questions). 

    The classroom course spans for 2 and a half days and the Foundation exam takes place at the end of the training (Depending on the training provider). The exam is difficult just like other professional exams, but you will pass if you practice well and make use of all available resources. 

    The PRINCE2 Foundation exam is a closed book one. For the PRINCE2 Foundation exam, candidates can take their manuals in the examination room to take the reference of key points and other useful processes. Taking the manual does not result in any penalty. 

    There are 60 multiple-choice questions in the Foundation exam. Answering 33 questions correctly will get you the required pass mark of 55%. Candidates will get an hour to attempt all questions. 

    You require the following system specifications to take up the PRINCE2 foundation certification exam online: 

    • Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP SP 2 or higher, Windows 8 (the scenario cannot be printed in the latest version) and Mac OS 
    • Dual-core 2.4 GHz CPU or faster with 2 GB of RAM (recommended) 
    • You should also have 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 devices 
    • A single web camera (embedded or external) you can rotate 
    • Speakers and microphones (you are not allowed to use headsets). 

    You can view and download the results from your PeopleCert profile page. If you achieve the passing mark, then you can download the certification from the same link. 

    It takes 2 business days for your answers to get submitted to PeopleCert by the exam supervisor. The complete process takes around 5 business days. 

    If you took your exam via Pearson Vue, a confirmation e-mail will be sent to you from PeopleCert within 7 working days with a link to your e-certificate. Moreover, you will be prompted to activate your PeopleCert Account where you will be able to manage your certificates along with purchasing the hard copy. 

    You might feel the possibility of failing your PRINCE2 Foundation certification exam. However, the PRINCE2 exam pass rate is higher than the failure rate. You need a minimum of 33/60 (55 % passing rate) to clear the Foundation exam. The Practitioner level demands a pass rate of approximately 55% (38/68). 

    Failure to manage your time of assessment and lack of preparation are some of the reasons for failing the exam. You will need a comprehensive understanding of the themes, appendices, and glossary to succeed. 

    PRINCE2 Foundation examination doesn’t need any re-registration as the certification has lifelong validity.

    PRINCE2 exam shield is an application that needs to be installed in your system so that you can write your exams. It is known as a remote web proctor to enable candidates to write exams from their computers without any issues. Before sitting for the exam, you should check the Peoplecert website to know the recommended system requirements for the installation of the PRINCE2 exam shield.

    You also need to keep your identity photos ready along with other credentials like a passport and driving license. You should deactivate or disable any existing software in your system that might affect the smooth functioning of the exam.

    Peoplecert is a widely recognized assessment/certification institute for every professional exam. It collaborates with other organizations as well as government agencies for flawless and high standard professional delivery and development of professional exams. People from various fields globally use Peoplecert’s services in several languages and unbeatable assessment technology tools. 

    Now people can write their professional exams online using an exam shield that can be invigilated through the internet. Peoplecert offers its countless certification programs on behalf of Axelos and other similar organizations. Presently it is the solely recognized institute to globally deliver Axelos examinations. 

    You surely are aware of the terms ‘Exam Code’ and ‘Exam Voucher’ for applying for the PRINCE2 Foundation Certification Exam. How different are these terms from each other? Here they are: 

    DifferencesExam Code Exam Voucher 
    IssueIssued by PRINCE2. You receive it by email within 24-hours of purchasing your e-learning license.Issued once you redeem your exam code. 
    ValidityIts validity lasts for the time your e-learning license lasts The exam voucher is valid for only 1 month 
    UseYou need your exam code to redeem your exam voucherYou need your exam voucher to book your exam

    The online PRINCE2 Foundation course will cover all the important topics that you need to prepare for to clear the exam. You need to consistently prepare for the exam spending a few hours every day for few weeks. Use mock tests and other assessments to get yourself exam-ready.

    PRINCE2 Foundation Course Reviews

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    Ayesha A Innovations Officer - Projects
    5
    I highly recommend this course to anyone willing to start their Project Management journey as I learned a lot of useful information to help me boost my knowledge and career.

    Attended PRINCE2® Foundation Certification workshop in September 2021

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    Vikas Rawat Senior Associate
    4
    An overall good experience. Though the course is quite vast and hence requires more classroom time or the speed of the course could be improved.

    Attended PRINCE2® Foundation Certification workshop in June 2021

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    Vivek C B Practice Manager - Testing
    5
    Excellent training. The trainer was knowledgeable enough. It was very interactive and informative as well..

    Attended PRINCE2® Foundation Certification workshop in July 2020

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    Sumit Mondal Manager
    5
    The trainer was knowledgeable and urged the participants to ask questions which he was very keen to clear. The overall quality of the training was very good.

    Attended PRINCE2® Foundation Certification workshop in July 2020

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    Elaheh Mehrian project co ordinator
    4
    I attended the Prince 2 foundation course with KnowledgeHut institute. They were really good in providing course materials and scheduling time frames. The mentor was a really patient teacher who answered all the questions with accurate details to make sure you understood everything without any doubts for you. I highly recommend my friends and colleagues to take a course with this high-quality teaching methods.

    Attended PRINCE2® Foundation Certification workshop in January 2019