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    • Uniscots97
    • By Uniscots97 4th Apr 12, 2:13 PM
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    Prince2 exams
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    • 4th Apr 12, 2:13 PM
    Prince2 exams 4th Apr 12 at 2:13 PM
    Hi, I wasn't sure if this should go here or the techy section. I'm due to be made redundant shortly and have decided to invest some of the money in sitting my Prince2 exams (project management qualification), i did all the course work years ago and work to the principals but would like a formal qualification in it (didn't get opportunity at the time due to various circumstances including redundancy that time too). I want to sit my foundation and practitioner together. From what I've found the prices vary from £800 to £2000. I'd like to sit this soon. Can anyone recommend a company? I'm based in Central Scotland so could easily travel to Glasgow or Edinburgh.
    £2014 in 2014 = £2089.52 - £14025.96 / £13694.07. The Other One: £12042.81£11540.91 Wine is like opera. You can enjoy it even if you don't understand it and too much can give you a headache the next day J
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  • Edwardia
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    • 4th Apr 12, 4:36 PM
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    • 4th Apr 12, 4:36 PM
    I'd suggest looking on www.hotcourses.com and ringing round. If the provider is a fairly small company they may offer you a discount for not being total beginner an/or for cash.
  • kittykarate
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    • 4th Apr 12, 5:33 PM
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    Prince2 is weird - it is very difficult to take the exams without some training, and the people who can offer the training and exams are all limited by the APM Group.

    There are some open exam days for self studiers

    http://www.prince2.com/prince2-faqs.asp#11

    One warning - they have updated Prince2 in the past couple of years, so there may be some terminology changes from when you did your study.
    • ianders
    • By ianders 4th Apr 12, 6:14 PM
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    I'll shortly be doing ITIL and Prince2 on a self-study basis. All it costs is the books and exam fee of around £99 per exam.
    Once I've finished the study material I'll be sitting it at University of the West of Scotland (Paisley Uni). You don't need to be a student to sit it here. They have a test centre for Pearson Vue, Prometric, Certiport and CTC-Online and is where I sat my Microsoft and CIW certifications.

    http://www.uws.ac.uk/schoolsdepts/computing/itacademy/test-centre.asp
    • Nile
    • By Nile 4th Apr 12, 6:19 PM
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    • Uniscots97
    • By Uniscots97 5th Apr 12, 1:46 PM
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    • 5th Apr 12, 1:46 PM
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    • 5th Apr 12, 1:46 PM
    Prince2 is weird - it is very difficult to take the exams without some training, and the people who can offer the training and exams are all limited by the APM Group.

    There are some open exam days for self studiers

    http://www.prince2.com/prince2-faqs.asp#11

    One warning - they have updated Prince2 in the past couple of years, so there may be some terminology changes from when you did your study.
    Originally posted by kittykarate

    thanks I don't mind doing the courses again since it would be a refresher.
    £2014 in 2014 = £2089.52 - £14025.96 / £13694.07. The Other One: £12042.81£11540.91 Wine is like opera. You can enjoy it even if you don't understand it and too much can give you a headache the next day J
    • Uniscots97
    • By Uniscots97 5th Apr 12, 1:47 PM
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    • 5th Apr 12, 1:47 PM
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    • 5th Apr 12, 1:47 PM
    I'll shortly be doing ITIL and Prince2 on a self-study basis. All it costs is the books and exam fee of around £99 per exam.
    Once I've finished the study material I'll be sitting it at University of the West of Scotland (Paisley Uni). You don't need to be a student to sit it here. They have a test centre for Pearson Vue, Prometric, Certiport and CTC-Online and is where I sat my Microsoft and CIW certifications.

    http://www.uws.ac.uk/schoolsdepts/computing/itacademy/test-centre.asp
    Originally posted by ianders

    Thanks for that, they are near me. I've done my ITIL so if you need any help give me a shout.
    £2014 in 2014 = £2089.52 - £14025.96 / £13694.07. The Other One: £12042.81£11540.91 Wine is like opera. You can enjoy it even if you don't understand it and too much can give you a headache the next day J
  • asparagusnextleft
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    • 5th Apr 12, 2:53 PM
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    It may not be relevant but have you looked in getting funding for it?

    My husband was made redundant nearly two years ago and he was able to get some sort of EU funding for his Prince 2 so didn't have to pay for it. I know this funding was only available for people who had been made redundant or were about to be made redundant. He found about it through the Job Centre (they are good for some things).

    I don't know if this type of funding is still available but it might be worth looking at?
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    • ianders
    • By ianders 5th Apr 12, 3:07 PM
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    • 5th Apr 12, 3:07 PM
    It may not be relevant but have you looked in getting funding for it?
    Originally posted by asparagusnextleft
    I didn't think of that, have a look to see if you're eligible for the £200 funding from ILA Scotland

    http://www.ilascotland.org.uk/ILA+Homepage.htm
    • Uniscots97
    • By Uniscots97 6th Apr 12, 10:56 AM
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    It may not be relevant but have you looked in getting funding for it?

    My husband was made redundant nearly two years ago and he was able to get some sort of EU funding for his Prince 2 so didn't have to pay for it. I know this funding was only available for people who had been made redundant or were about to be made redundant. He found about it through the Job Centre (they are good for some things).

    I don't know if this type of funding is still available but it might be worth looking at?
    Originally posted by asparagusnextleft

    I'll give them a call and ask them. I know last time I was made redundant they told me to naff off but only been working 18 months for the company this time. Thank you.
    £2014 in 2014 = £2089.52 - £14025.96 / £13694.07. The Other One: £12042.81£11540.91 Wine is like opera. You can enjoy it even if you don't understand it and too much can give you a headache the next day J
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 6th Apr 12, 11:01 AM
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    One warning - they have updated Prince2 in the past couple of years, so there may be some terminology changes from when you did your study.
    Originally posted by kittykarate
    So my 2009 edition of "Prince2 for Dummies" is outdated?
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    • bluesnake
    • By bluesnake 7th Apr 12, 3:25 AM
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    I've been on ITIL and Price courses. Often the real benefit of the courses is the mock exams they give.

    I am fairly sure these foundation courses can be learned at home.

    have a look here http://www.examcollection.com/PRI-000.html
    • **Juice**
    • By **Juice** 8th Apr 12, 10:12 AM
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    Is it the foundation course you're looking at? I did it via e-learning at a cost of £150ish plus the cost of a textbook.
    • ianders
    • By ianders 9th Apr 12, 10:55 AM
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    Originally posted by bluesnake
    Wouldn't recommend using these illegal braindumps. Makes your qualifications meaningless. Many certification providers have measures in place to detect the use of braindumps and can mean the stripping of all your certifications from that provider.
    • saintjammyswine
    • By saintjammyswine 11th Apr 12, 8:56 AM
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    Contact your local FE College who may have access to ESF funding called Skills Support for Redundancy (not sure about Scotland though) although they are likely to offer Prince2 with training at a lower rate & higher success rate than many (not all) private providers.
  • Chiedu
    Hello can anybody tell me who offers the cheapest exam prices?
  • Chiedu
    Hello
    I live in London, can anybody tell m where to get cheap Prince2 exam prices?
    • SueC
    • By SueC 4th Jul 12, 8:26 AM
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    Hello
    I live in London, can anybody tell m where to get cheap Prince2 exam prices?
    Originally posted by Chiedu
    www.google.co.uk
    • saintjammyswine
    • By saintjammyswine 4th Jul 12, 8:27 AM
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    As per my previous post, contact your local FE College that provides Prince2. Or go through SPOCE (google them) to find your local provider.
    • InsideInsurance
    • By InsideInsurance 4th Jul 12, 12:20 PM
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    Exam prices are fairly fixed, the variable bit is the cost of the course. You can teach yourself the course and then just pay for the exam if you want to reduce costs to a minimum
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