Understanding the PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam - dummies

Understanding the PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam

By Nick Graham

Part of Passing The PRINCE2 Exams For Dummies Cheat Sheet (UK Edition)

The Practitioner Exam is there to test your understanding of how to use PRINCE2 and whether you can apply the method successfully to a project.

  • It lasts two and a half hours.

  • It has eight sections, each with ten questions. Unlike the Foundation Exam, there are no ‘experimental’ questions in this exam, so all questions are live ones.

  • Each question is worth 1 mark, so the whole paper is 80 marks.

  • The pass mark is 55 per cent, so you need 44 marks to pass.

  • You don’t have to pass each section, just achieve 55 per cent across the whole paper.

  • Questions are different styles of multiple choice, such as matching questions and sequence questions.

  • Only one right answer exists to each question unless you’re specifically asked to give more than one answer.

  • As with the Foundation exam, there are no levels of pass. The result is simply a pass or a fail.

  • Your training company may give you your result very quickly, or it will follow within about two weeks – after the paper has been marked centrally.

  • There are no deliberate trick questions and there’s no intention to try to catch you out.