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Prince2 2009 self study / evenings

Discussion in 'Other IT certifications' started by regularguy007, Feb 3, 2010.

  1. regularguy007

    regularguy007 New Member

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    Hi all

    Did my Prince2 Foundation back in 2006, helped me a lot with finding a change in career - now am keen to get into the 2009 certification to keep up.

    I can't however afford the training that seems to be close to 1k! Also, it requires me to take 5 days off which I can't at the moment.

    Has anyone done self study / evening classes (London based) and if so, what were your experiences?

    My aim is to finish both foundation and practitioner

    Thanks
     
  2. JonnyMX

    JonnyMX Petabyte Poster

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    Prince2 is Prince2, a bit like A+ is A+.

    Having an 'up to date' version doesn't really matter.
    If you've got Prince2 Foundation, by all means go on to get Practitioner.

    Other than that, Prince2 2006 and Prince2 2009 Foundations pretty much count as the same thing.
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  3. jaydean

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    I think most companies would be pleased with PRINCE2 any version, you dont need the lastest version, the concepts are the major thing. In many companies they customise PRINCE2 anyway, so does it matter?

    I wouldn't spend a fortune recertifying, if you really want to you can Selfstudy from a number of online websites for less than £20
     
  4. UKDarkstar
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    UKDarkstar Terabyte Poster

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    You can only do the Foundation exam by self study. For Practitioner you have to attend a course
     
    Certifications: BA (Hons), MBCS, CITP, MInstLM, ITIL v3 Fdn, PTLLS, CELTA
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  5. jaydean

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  6. JonnyMX

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    Given that the practitioner exams are nearly £400, with the added expense of attending one of the open centres, travel, accomodation etc, it may well be worth considering the cost of a course.

    Typically, you can do foundation and practitioner in 4/5 days for £1,500.

    From my personal experience, when we were shown the practice papers for the practitioner exams, we all flipped out.

    The day spent going through practice exams was well worth while, even for someone like me that has had their fill of certification exams.
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  7. jaydean

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    Practitioner Re-Registration Cost £145,

    The re-registration exam is online, see link below:
    http://www.apmg-exams.com/P2RELOTEstart.asp

    After booking the exam you have 3 months to take the exam. The exam is not Prometric/VUE but a regular web browsing session that you can do at home.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2010
  8. purana

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    Good info guys. I would like to do Prince2, clearly foundations followed by the other. What would be the recommendations? Should I do the Foundations side of things via self study then do the next one via a course. I think this is good approach for me. Just looking to see what others have to say.
     
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  9. Cockles

    Cockles Megabyte Poster

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    I'm hoping to do the Prince2 myself before the end of the year or at the start of 2011

    Speaking to others who have done it, the majority of people have recommended doing a course, as the books and the concepts without the tuition can be quite mind boggling (so I've been told), and it will also take a lot longer whereas with the course you can be done in five days.

    Looking at prices, I've seen the courses being advertsied for £935 inc VAT, but if you can convince your company to pay for it (and you pay them back, should they insist) it should be VAT exempt, so the whole lot for roughly about £795.

    saying that though, I was always under the impression that once you were a Practitioner, that was it, no need to update or resit.
     
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  10. Bri1981

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    If you are a practitioner you have to recertify every 5 years.
     
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  11. Cockles

    Cockles Megabyte Poster

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    Never knew that, cheers:thumbleft
     
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  12. JonnyMX

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    You need to re-certify every 3-5 years if you want to remain on the register of practitioners but you don't 'lose' your certification if you don't. You just can't call yourself a 'registered practitioner'.

    Dunno if I can be bothered...
     
    Certifications: MCT, MCTS, i-Net+, CIW CI, Prince2, MSP, MCSD
  13. Bri1981

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    Ooops, didn't know that mate, in that case I can't be arsed either!
     
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  14. purana

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    Any recommended books available to complete the Prince2 Foundation material prior to doing the exam?
     
    Certifications: MCTS x 6, MCITP x3, ITILv3 Foundations, LPIC-1, LPIC-2, Novel CLA, CommVault Simpana 9
    WIP: MCITP: EA, RHCE, OEL, RHCVE
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