is Prince2 Certification?
The Price2 is a structured
approach to project management and is the second major version
of this method. Prince2 is a registered trademark of the Office
of Government Commerce (OGC) which is an independent office
of Her Majesty's Treasury. The OCG support the acquisition
and procurement process of the public sector with frameworks
in place to ensure that the taxpayers get value for money in
the delivery of services.
The Price2 system is a
structured approach to project management and provides a clearly
defined framework within which to work. The Prince2 system
provides a clear common language for all participants in a
Prince2 training enables project managers to look
at the bigger picture and to focus on key objectives rather than
getting court up in the day to day problems of a project. Prince2
project management (Projects In Controlled Environments) is now
an accepted standard that is recognised internationally.
The first step in Prince2 certification is to
study the Prince2 Foundation course which covers the basics and
terminology used. This course this then followed by a one hour
exam which has 75 questions and is a multiple choice paper.
The cost of the foundation courses can vary from
around £900 to £1500 depending on the organisation you choose
for the course. The course can usually be completed with one
The next stage of training is to become a Registred
Prince2 Practitioner. The Prince2
practitioner courses have an
exam covering 9 topic areas each worth 40 marks which makes
gain the qualification you must achive 180 or above.
If you wish to gain Price2 certification in
Wales there are many companies and organisations that are able
to help you.