PRINCE2 Foundation Exam

Date: 17/09/2021| Category: Best Practices Glossary| Tags:

The PRINCE2 Foundation Qualification is a professional qualification in the field of Project Management. This qualification provides you with an understanding of the PRINCE2 project management method.
There are no mandatory prerequisites. Work experience in project management is recommended.

Examination Target

  • Project Managers and aspiring Project Managers
  • Other key staff involved in the design, development and delivery of projects, including: Project Board members (e.g. Senior Responsible Owners), Team Managers (e.g. Product Delivery Managers), Project Assurance (e.g. Business Change Analysts), Project Support (e.g. Project and Programme Office personnel), and operational line managers/staff.

Exam Format

  • Language: Dutch, English, French
  • Duration: 60 minutes
    • 25% extra time if you take the exam in a language that is not your native language
  • Materials: No materials
    • Closed book exam: books or notes are not permitted
  • Questions: 60
    • All 60 questions are Objective Test Questions (OTQs)
  • Pass Mark : 36 marks or above
  • Level of Thinking: Bloom’s levels 1 & 2
  • Exam Format: Online
  • Certificate Format: Online
    • Online certificate is usually included in the exam fee, you could ask for a paper certificate to the Exam institute after your exam.

PRINCE2 Foundation Exam Sample Questions

The questions are all ‘multiple choice’. Standard, List, Missing word, Negative

Example ‘standard’ OTQ:

Which is one of the four integrated elements within PRINCE2?

a) Quality
b) Role descriptions
c) Processes
d) Product description

Example ‘list’ OTQ:

Which two statements about tailoring are CORRECT?

1. Processes can be simplified or carried out in more detail.
2. Terminology can be changed to suit organisational standards.
3. Themes that are not relevant to the project can be excluded.
4. Project management team members can carry out any combination of roles.

a) 1 and 2
b) 2 and 3
c) 3 and 4
d) 1 and 4

Example ‘missing word’ OTQ

Identify the missing word in the following sentence.

A purpose of the [ ? ] theme is to control any unacceptable deviations from the project’s Objectives.

a) Change
b) Plans
c) Progress
d) Risk

Example ‘negative’ standard OTQ:

Which is NOT a role within PRINCE2?

a) Role A
b) Role B
c) Role C
d) Role D

NOTE: Negative questions are only used, as an exception, where part of the learning outcome is to know that something is not done or should not occur.

PRINCE2 Foundation Objectives

This exam has been developed to assess whether the candidate can demonstrate sufficient recall and understanding of the PRINCE2 project management method.
You need to pass the PRINCE2 Foundation examination to access the PRINCE2 Practitioner Examination.

As candidate you need to demonstrate the achievement of these learning outcomes:

    • Understand key concepts relating to projects and PRINCE2

    • Understand how the PRINCE2 principles underpin the PRINCE2 method

    • Understand the importance of people in successful projects

    • Understand the PRINCE2 practices and how they are applied throughout the project

    • Understand the PRINCE2 processes and how they are carried out throughout the project

The PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate

The validity of PRINCE2 Foundation certificate is 3 years; this certificate will expire unless the candidate:

  • Retakes the PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam before the expiry date
  • Takes further courses and certifications from the same product suite
  • Collects and logs CPD (Continuing Professional Development) points

Curious to know more? Read our article on how to Renew your PeopleCert Certification through CPD Points.

QRP International is a PRINCE2 Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) by Peoplecert on behalf of Axelos, is authorised to deliver PRINCE2 Foundation courses and can prepare you for the examination leading to the PRINCE2 Foundation Certificate in Project Management.

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