5 Facts About PRINCE2 Certification

1. PRINCE2 doesn’t require voluntary experience or additional study

Unlike many other project management qualifications, you don’t need to accumulate ‘points’ towards renewing your certification.

Other project management qualifications such as PMI’s® Project Management Professional (PMP)® require you to attend conferences, volunteer at local chapters or go to additional classes and accumulate Professional Development Units (PDU’s), a certain number of which are required to renew your qualifications.  

PRINCE2 however, is not a membership-based organization. PRINCE2 certifications, including PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner certifications never expire. The only qualification that needs semi-regular renewal is your Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner status.

2. PRINCE2 is backed by the UK government

This is already family well known, PRINCE2 is the only project management methodology that is officially endorsed by a national government.

The UK government first adopted the PROMPT method, which it refined over the years into the PRINCE2 method.

This means that PRINCE2 has unprecedented levels of financial, institutional and research support to call uponl. AXELOS works with experts in the project management profession to ensure that PRINCE2 is kept up to date with the latest developments in the project management industry.

3. PRINCE2 can be agile

One of the biggest selling points to PRINCE2 is its ability to be used in combination with other project management methodologies, including agile methods.

PRINCE2 is meant to guide project managers without forcing them to adhere to strict rules and checklists. It’s also designed to be flexible and scale-able.

If that’s not enough, AXELOS has developed PRINCE2 Agile training, specifically made to help project managers become more agile to suit contemporary markets and business requirements.

4.  PRINCE2 exams are multiple-choice

But it’s not multiple choice as you may know it. PRINCE2 exams use a method called objective testing.

That means each question has multiple components aimed to test how well you might apply PRINCE2 to real-world scenarios and projects.

The good news, most PRINCE2 courses will come with free practice exams to help you become familiar with the format before you sit your final exam.

5. PRINCE2 is recognized world-wide

Just because PRINCE2 is endorsed by the UK government doesn’t mean it is used exclusively in the UK.

PRINCE2 is used by organizations and projects managers all around the world. PRINCE2 training and exams are offered in 150 languages. PMI® and Project Management Professional (PMP)® are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.

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