My way to PRINCE2 certification in numbers

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Part of the on-boarding with guideIT and also a personal goal is to obtain the PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner certifications. In advance we compared different training options: Self-Study (option for Foundation only), Video Training, Online seminar or classroom training. At first I choosed the Foundation Examination for the online seminar as preparation, in order to and to see if this is also a good idea for the Practitioner Preparation option for me. This kind of preparation was very effective for me.
As a remote participant, I was able to participate in a live training from home, via video in Hamburg. Some participants and a trainer were sitting on site, while
the majority of the participants were connected. Also in remote we could ask questions and actively participate. Thanks to this good and targeted preparation the effort for self-study afterwards was limited.

After passing the Foundation exam, I decided to immediately start preparing for the Practitioner exam and registered again for the online seminar.

While the PRINCE2 Foundation exam is geared to knowledge retrieval, the PRINCE2 Practitionier Examination of the acquired knowledge on the basis of a case study to be applied. The questions in PRINCE2 Practitioner are more complex, demanding and aligned to a given case.

The process from the seminar to the certification I have presented here with numbers:

The PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner certifications have enabled me to deepen and consolidate the knowledge I had previously gained through internal training. I am now familiar with the methodology and know how to use the PRINCE2 “toolbox”. In the projects that I now accompany and manage, I am aware of the most important parameters, I understand the sructures and I know how to deal with problems in the projects. Even in projects that are not PRINCE2 projects, this knowledge helps me to orientate myself in the project and gives me more security. Especially as a Junior Project Manager, these certifications are a good start.

The next steps is the ITIL Foundation certification by the end of the year. Let’s see what experiences and challenges (and maybe moments of despair?) this will bring. 😉