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Passing the PRINCE2 Exams For Dummies

Book Description

Everything you need to prepare for—and pass—the exams

Does the thought of sitting your PRINCE2 exams bring you out in a cold sweat? Fear not. Passing the PRINCE2 Exams For Dummies is your complete guide to preparing for—and passing—the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams.

It's packed with everything you need to learn from both syllabi, plus good advice on revision techniques. You'll also find example exam questions that enable you to practice, practice, practice.

  • Chapters devoted to revising each of the PRINCE2 Processes (e.g. initiating a project) and Themes (e.g. change)

  • Revision checklists for both Foundation and Practitioner exams tell you exactly what you need to learn in preparation for the exams

  • Extra clarification and plain-English explanations of the more tricky concepts

  • Spot tests to check your understanding as you go

  • Sample Foundation and Practitioner exam questions for each Theme and Process

Relax and shake off those exams flashbacks of yesteryear—with this guide, you've got it covered.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Table of Contents
  3. Title Page
  4. Introduction
    1. About This Book
    2. What You’ll Need Alongside This Book
    3. Foolish Assumptions
    4. How This Book Is Organised
    5. Icons Used in This Book
    6. Where to Go from Here
  5. Part I: Explaining the Exams
    1. Chapter 1: Understanding the PRINCE2 Exams
      1. Grasping the Exam Basics
      2. Unlocking Exam Success
      3. Understanding the Exams and Levels
      4. Managing Exam Nerves
      5. Handling Special Requirements
    2. Chapter 2: Revising and Preparing for the Exams
      1. Planning Your Revision
      2. Putting Time Aside for Revision
      3. Preparing for the Exams
      4. Gearing Up for the Foundation Exam
      5. Gearing Up for the Practitioner Exam
      6. The Practitioner Scenario For This Book
    3. Chapter 3: Dealing with Disappointment
      1. Handling Failure
      2. Finding Out What Went Wrong
      3. Struggling With Exam Nerves
      4. Deciding About a Re-take
      5. Preparing for the Next Shot
      6. Getting the Right Mindset
  6. Part II: Revising the Processes
    1. Chapter 4: Starting Up a Project
      1. Getting to Grips With the Process Model
      2. Revising the Start Up Process
      3. Clarifying Some Key Points
      4. Practising With Some Questions
    2. Chapter 5: Directing a Project
      1. Revising the Directing a Project Process
      2. Clarifying Some Key Points
      3. Practising With Some Questions
    3. Chapter 6: Initiating a Project
      1. Revising the Initiation Process
      2. Clarifying Some Key Points
      3. Practising With Some Questions
    4. Chapter 7: Controlling a Stage
      1. Revising the Controlling a Stage Process
      2. Clarifying Some Key Points
      3. Practising With Some Questions
    5. Chapter 8: Managing Product Delivery
      1. Revising the Managing Product Delivery Process
      2. Clarifying Some Key Points
      3. Practising With Some Questions
    6. Chapter 9: Managing a Stage Boundary
      1. Revising the Managing a Stage Boundary Process
      2. Clarifying Some Key Points
      3. Practising With Some Questions
    7. Chapter 10: Closing a Project
      1. Revising the Closure Process
      2. Clarifying Some Key Points
      3. Practising With Some Questions
  7. Part III: Revising the Themes
    1. Chapter 11: Business Case
      1. Revising the Business Case Theme
      2. Clarifying Some Key Points
      3. Practising With Some Questions
    2. Chapter 12: Organization
      1. Revising the Organization Theme
      2. Clarifying Some Key Points
      3. Practising With Some Questions
    3. Chapter 13: Quality
      1. Revising the Quality Theme
      2. Clarifying Some Key Points
      3. Practising With Some Questions
    4. Chapter 14: Plans
      1. Finding PRINCE2 Planning a Bit Unusual?
      2. Revising the Plans Theme
      3. Clarifying Some Key Points
      4. Checking Out Diagrams in the Practitioner Exam
      5. Practising With Some Questions
    5. Chapter 15: Risk
      1. Revising the Risk Theme
      2. Clarifying Some Key Points
      3. Practising With Some Questions
    6. Chapter 16: Change
      1. Revising the Change Theme
      2. Clarifying Some Key Points
      3. Practising With Some Questions
    7. Chapter 17: Progress
      1. Appreciating It’s More Than Just Progress
      2. Revising the Progress Theme
      3. Clarifying Some Key Points
      4. Practising With Some Questions
  8. Part IV: Revising the Method as a Whole
    1. Chapter 18: Revising the Management Products
      1. Understanding Management Products
      2. Knowing the Three Categories of Management Product
      3. Setting About Your Revision of Products
      4. Practising With Some Questions
    2. Chapter 19: Knowing How PRINCE2 Fits Together
      1. Appreciating the Four Integrated Elements
      2. Practising With Some Questions
  9. Part V: The Part of Tens
    1. Chapter 20: Ten Things for Your Revision
      1. Scheduling Revision In With the Learning
      2. Keeping Up With Revision
      3. Being Systematic
      4. Going Large On the Tricky Areas
      5. Getting Help If You’re Still Unclear
      6. Practising With Exam Questions
      7. Being Familiar With Objectives and Purpose Statements
      8. Knowing How It All Fits Together
      9. Annotating Your Manual
      10. Knowing Where Stuff Is
    2. Chapter 21: Ten Things to Remember Before Taking an Exam
      1. For Both Exams
      2. For the Practitioner Exam Only
    3. Chapter 22: Ten Points To Be Clear About On Products
      1. Knowing What a Product Is
      2. Appreciating the Two Product ‘Flavours’
      3. Knowing What a Product Isn’t
      4. Zooming In On Management Products
      5. Understanding Product Diagrams
      6. Knowing Your PBS From Your PFD
      7. Knowing What’s In and What’s Out
      8. Describing Products
      9. Following the Link to Quality
      10. Describing the Whole Project
  10. Cheat Sheet