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Passing the PRINCE2 Exams For Dummies by Nick Graham

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Preparing for the Exams

The best preparation for the exams is to know the method well. On PRINCE2 training courses run by my company, Inspirandum, I always encourage delegates to aim for excellence, not merely to pass. That means hard and dedicated work while you’re learning, but if it pays off with exam success then it will have been worth the effort. One person I taught said at the end of the course, ‘It was like my life was on hold for a week!’ True. And she passed both exams with great marks.

Here are a few tips for the exams themselves:

check.png Get plenty of sleep: No, not during the exams, because that can seriously reduce the number of marks you score. Do, however, get a good night’s rest before the day of an exam. You’ll be at a disadvantage and likely to misread questions if you’ve been revising hard until 3.30 a.m. and have then gone into the exam room tired.

check.png Arrive in good time: If you’re travelling to the exam, set off in plenty of time. Currently the rules say you should be there 30 minutes before the start of the exam, so aim for quite a bit earlier than that. Don’t rush into the exam room hassled and right on the 30-minute limit because there was a travel delay and you didn’t allow sufficient contingency; you need good project management skills! If you do make the deadline ...

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