The Value of the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam
How is the 2009 PRINCE2 Practitioner exam likely to affect PRINCE2?
As discussed in the post entitled ‘PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam - What's Changed?', the pass mark for the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam now stands at 55%, having increased by 5% with the introduction of PRINCE2: 2009. The move can be interpreted as an attempt to raise the minimum level of competency that must be demonstrated by candidates hoping to achieve Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner status. Thousands upon thousands of people sit the PRINCE2 exams each year - if everyone passed, it would be incredibly difficult to distinguish between them, particularly from the point of view of employers endeavouring to fill project management roles. Although it seems inevitable that the proportion of candidates who fail the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam will be slightly larger than was previously the case, those who pass surely have a better chance of standing out from the crowd - no mean feat in the competitive project management jobs market.
Without doubt, I believe that the higher pass mark represents a positive change. Raising the standard for Registered PRINCE2 Practitioners helps to ensure that PRINCE2 continues to be viewed as a rigorous project management method, offering valuable qualifications to those who study it. There has perhaps never been a better time to undertake a PRINCE2 course - and benefit from the guidance of an experienced trainer - than now.
How can Knowledge Train be of further assistance to its students?
If you are eager to achieve Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner status and would like extra peace of mind during the exam, you could take advantage of Knowledge Train's exam re-sit guarantee option. When booking a PRINCE2 course with us, you can also choose to purchase an exam re-sit guarantee. By doing so, if you were unfortunate enough to fail the exam, you could repeat the relevant training and/or re-sit the exam, without further charge. (Without an exam re-sit guarantee, it would still be possible to re-attend the training and/or exam, though an additional fee would be incurred.) We hope that this option will reassure any students who feel particularly nervous at the prospect of being examined in PRINCE2.
Simon Buehring is a project manager, consultant and trainer. He works for KnowledgeTrain which offers PRINCE2 training in the UK and overseas. Simon has extensive experience within the IT industry in the UK and Asia. He can be contacted via the KnowledgeTrain project management courses website. For more information about exam re-sit guarantees, please contact one of our friendly training advisors on 020 7148 5985 or at email@example.com.
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Date Published : Feb 19 2010
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