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PRINCE2 Training in high demand

Is it time to get your PRINCE2 certification?

Published on 07.12.2013

According to the market data* from January 2014, PRINCE2® Practitioner certification is up 10 places in its rank from last year. As the IT job market is starting to get back on its tracks, it’s important to keep yourself desirable to potential employers. PRINCE2 certification has become a common prerequisite in many job adverts. Around the world, including the UK, more and more project managers get PRINCE2 training, and a growing number of employers demand this skill. More than 600,000 PRINCE2 exams were taken in the UK so far. Nearly 60,000 PRINCE2 Foundation and Practitioner exams were taken globally just in the last 6 months (June-November 2013).
Some chose to take their PRINCE2 Course in the shape of Online Training. PRINCE2 Training Online, allowed them to continue their day to day jobs while getting the PRINCE2 certification from the comfort of their homes.

Many organisations offered their staff to take an in-house PRINCE2 Course.
Some of these organisations already implemented PRINCE2 practices or looking to implement them soon. There is little doubt today regarding the de facto position of PRINCE2 as the dominating best practice project methodology of choice in the UK and worldwide. PRINCE2 Course will not only provide you with a certification but will also help you improve your employment prospect.
The PRINCE2 Course and the PRINCE2 Training Online are not only about the theory but also aim to improve your skills when managing projects.

 

PRINCE2 Training Online – Isn’t it time consuming?

 


Not necessarily. The PRINCE2 Training online for the foundation level only takes 20 hours to go through once. The PRINCE2 Training online for the practitioner level is longer and depending on the individual can take 30-40 hours to complete.

 

PRINCE2 Training Course – Is it just for my CV?

 


Absolutely not. It would be wrong to think that if you are a well versed and experienced project manager, you do not need this training and certification. Many experienced project managers agree that PRINCE2 certification goes beyond being yet another fancy acronym to put on your CV. This methodology embodies years of best practice in project management and provides a flexible and customizable approach to suit all projects. Many of those who took PRINCE2 training agreed it contributed a lot to their project management skills.

We asked a project manager with over 15 years’ experience about what he thinks about this training:

“With my experience I didn’t think I would learn any new things in this training course. However, I knew how important it is to keep on top of project management methodologies and remain updated in what’s in demand, because sometimes employers look for certificates in addition to experience. I decided to take PRINCE2 training because I had come across this skill as an essential certification while looking for contract work, and heard from my professional network good case studies about PRINCE2 implementations in their projects. I must say that I was very surprised with this course, because it really taught me a lot. Even though I knew some of the terms and processes, it had given me a far better understanding of the structure and techniques, and a sense of order. Where I currently work we don’t use PRINCE2 yet, but since I passed the PRINCE2 Practitioner exam I find myself trying to do things in accordance to it, and I often look at the PRINCE2 manual for reference. It’s given me another tool to work with, and as a project manager that’s always a good thing to have.”

Therefore, PRINCE2 training will move your CV towards the top of the pile, and also improve your expertise and confidence when managing projects on a daily basis. Many organisations in various sectors already implemented PRINCE2, and many more are going to do so soon. This therefore increases the requirement for staff to be competent and qualified to practice this methodology.

More about PRINCE2 training – Foundation and Practitioner Certification

The PRINCE2 Foundation training course covers the PRINCE2 principles and terminology. Gaining this certificate will qualify you to actively take part in projects using the PRINCE2 methods. You must pass the Foundation exam in order to take the Practitioner exam.

The PRINCE2 Practitioner training course will advance your knowledge and teach you how to apply and tailor PRINCE2 to a scenario within an environment supporting PRINCE2. You will learn how to tune PRINCE2 to cater for specific requirements and complications of a project.

Is PRINCE2 only for IT project management?

PRINCE2 is flexible enough to fit any type of project, IT or non-IT, government or private. It was originally aimed at IT projects, and perhaps that’s where the confusion about its suitability for other sectors comes from. There is significant growth in PRINCE2 implementation in many industries which proves that it can be tailored to pretty much any type, nature, and size of project.

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What’s next about PRINCE2 training?

Whether you’re starting out your project management career or looking to advance it, can you really afford not to get PRINCE2 training and certification? Book your PRINCE2 training and exam with us today, and ensure your future career progress.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

* IT Jobs Watch