PRINCE2® Practitioner exam is the next thread in series of learning more about Project Management. The Practitioner exam is setup to substantiate, if the learner has acquired the skills that are needed to be applied in organizations working on PRINCE2® methodology. The aim of earning this certification is to demonstrate proficiency in dealing with the complexity involved in a project, and applying the management expertise to get the work done, cost effectively. It also helps a working professional to apply appropriate concepts in a PRINCE2® environment.
PRINCE2 Practitioner certification is especially sought by employers when hiring staff, not just project managers. PRINCE2 Practitioner certification builds upon your Foundation level knowledge and shows that you can apply the PRINCE2 method on non-complex projects.
PRINCE2 Practitioner certification looks great on your CV and is helpful if you are involved in project-based work. It is also useful if you are looking to gain new skills to use at work or are looking to move into a project manager role. In fact, PRINCE2 is so popular amongst UK employers that you will often see it is a requirement for many job roles unrelated to project management.
Programme managers holding certifications such as MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) often gain PRINCE certification to complement their existing programme management certification.
After gaining PRINCE2 Practitioner certification you become a registered PRINCE2 Practitioner for 5 years and you add this title onto your CV and business card.
After 3 years, to maintain your Registered PRINCE2 Practitioner status, you must either pass another Practitioner exam, or have held a valid AXELOS membership for 3 years.
A PRINCE2 Practitioner training course covers these topics:
How the PRINCE2 principles relate to the themes and processes
The composition and use of the recommended PRINCE2 management products
How to tailor the PRINCE2 themes and processes