PRINCE2 7th Edition FAQs

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Publised On:Jul 25, 2023


PRINCE2 7th Edition Frequently Asked Questions


1. What are the PRINCE2 7th edition course and exam durations?

  • Foundation Level
  • Training: 3 days | Exams: 60 minutes, closed book,
  • Practitioner Level
  • Training: 2 days | Exams: 150 minutes, 70 questions, open book
  • Scenario from the Official Book used in the exam

2. What are the pass marks for PRINCE2 foundation exam?

  • The pass marks for PRINCE2® 7 Foundation will be 60%.

3. What are the pass marks for PRINCE2 practitioner exam?

  • The pass marks for PRINCE2® 7 Practitioner will be 60%.

4. What are the PRINCE2 foundation prerequisites?

  • There are not prerequisites for PRINCE2 7 foundation level.

5. What are the PRINCE2 practitioner prerequisites?

  • PRINCE2® 6th Edition (Foundation or Practitioner)*
  • PRINCE2®7 Foundation
  • Project Management Qualification (PMQ)
  • Project Professional Qualification (PPQ)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)®
  • Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)
  • IPMA Level A® (Certified Projects Director)
  • IPMA Level B® (Certified Senior Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level C® (Certified Project Manager)
  • IPMA Level D® (Certified Project Management Associate)

*Please note due to the extent of the changes between versions, PRINCE2® 5th Edition and all other previous versions will not be accepted as pre-requisites for PRINCE2 7 Practitioner.

6. What are the key changes in the new edition of PRINCE2®?

Please refer to Tecknologia blog Differences Between PRINCE2 7th and 6th Edition. 

7. How does the new edition of PRINCE2® compare to previous versions?

  • Many changes have been made to make the language clearer and content more helpful to the reader. The PRINCE2® has also been updated to address current trends and practices in project management, ensuring its relevance in today’s dynamic business environment.
  • For full details, please refer to Tecknologia blog Differences Between PRINCE2 7th and 6th Edition. 

8. Can candidate take PRINCE2®7 Practitioner exam having done PRINCE2® 6th Foundation exam?

  • Yes, but we would recommend starting with PRINCE2 7 Foundation due to the changes of terminologies and addition of new material in PRINCE2 7.

9. How do the new changes affect the way that PRINCE2 is applied in the real world?

  • The latest changes in PRINCE2® transform its real-world application by enhancing flexibility, prioritizing people and collaboration, emphasizing project performance and benefits realization, integrating best practices, and considering project context.
  • These changes ensure PRINCE2® remains relevant and adaptable, equipping project managers with the necessary tools to succeed in dynamic business environments.

10. What are the benefits of the new edition for project managers and organizations? 

  • The new edition of PRINCE2® benefits project managers with enhanced skills, tailored approaches, stakeholder engagement, and performance monitoring. Organizations gain consistent practices, improved success rates, efficient resource utilization, and an enhanced reputation, leading to successful project delivery and organizational growth.

11. How does the new edition of PRINCE2 address current trends and challenges in project management, such as agile and digital transformation?

  • By addressing current trends and challenges in project management, such as agile and digital transformation, the PRINCE2 7th edition equips project managers with the tools, knowledge, and flexibility to effectively manage projects in today's dynamic environment. It provides guidance on integrating Agile practices, tailoring the method, focusing on benefits realization, and offers practical case studies to support project managers in successfully delivering Agile and digital transformation projects.

12. How can I prepare for the PRINCE2 7 exam and assessment?

  • Take advantage of PRINCE2 7 PeopleCert Official mock exam and set yourself up for success. Mock exams are one of the best ways to engage in practice & tackle examanxiety, through sitting in an environment that simulates examination and makes the actual examination much easier to handle.
  • Familiarize yourself with the PRINCE2 7 Official Book and consider enrolling in an accredited PRINCE2 training course to gain comprehensive knowledge and practical application. You can also download free sample paper from PeopleCert website to become familiar with the exam format and questions.

13. How will the new edition of PRINCE2® be recognized by employers and organizations? Will it enhance my career prospects and professional credibility?

  • The new PRINCE2 7th edition is expected to be recognized and valued by employers and organizations due to its established reputation and widespread adoption.
  • Certification in the new PRINCE2 edition enhances career prospects by showcasing project management competence, providing a competitive advantage, and signalling commitment to professional development. It positions individuals as qualified and credible project management professionals, opening doors to exciting career opportunities in project management and related fields.

14. How does this compare to other project management qualifications?

  • PRINCE2 is a widely recognized and established project management method that offers a structured, scalable, and tailorable approach to project management. Its focus on governance, risk management, and benefits realization sets it apart from other qualifications.
  • By integrating agile concepts and emphasizing tailoring, the new edition of PRINCE2® aims to be more adaptable to diverse project environments. Ultimately, the choice of method depends on the specific needs and goals of the project and the organization.

Explore more about PRINCE2 7th Edition (aka PRINCE2 7) by reading our connects page titled Projects IN Controlled Environments (PRINCE2® 7) Framework.