One of our students, Istvan Szajko, from Italy, took the PRINCE2 training with the Master of Project Academy and he recently passed the exam successfully! We asked Istvan to give us a PRINCE2 exam review. He also provided us awesome tips for the exam.
Continue to read the article to find out more about his success story, his PRINCE2 exam review and his tips for passing the exam.
1- ) How long did you study for the PRINCE2 exam?
Before enrolling in the course, I set an objective for myself to take the exam within two months from starting the online PRINCE2 training. I devoted 2-3 hours every second day, allowing for the material to sink in.
2- ) What was the biggest struggle when preparing for PRINCE2 Foundation and PRINCE2 Practitioner exams?
The two certifications – Foundation and Practitioner – posed different challenges for me. As for the Foundation course, I had to get used to the terminology and the logic around the entire integrated elements, especially about how they relate to each other. The Practitioner exam, on the other hand, was difficult for me, because I had to apply the theoretical to a real-life project.
3- ) How was the quality of PRINCE2 training materials?
Without waxing lyrical, it was top-notch.
4- ) How much similar were the questions in real PRINCE2 exams when you considered?
The exam questions weren’t identical to what the mock exams offered, but that on the other hand, they gave a very good picture of what to expect at the exam. Subsequently, there were no unpleasant surprises on the big day. I was well prepared and had an easy time on both exams.
5- ) How many sample PRINCE2 exam questions did you practice before the exam?
I utilized all the sample exam questions, with a clear goal to prepare myself in the best possible way for the exams. I really loved the rationale videos, as the tutor gave additional information that came in handy later on.
6- ) How was the support you received throughout the PRINCE2 trainings?
I had a few questions for the team during the courses and they were super-quick with replying to my questions.
7- ) Do you have any recommendations for future PRINCE2 candidates?
Don’t rush, digest the material chapter by chapter and pay special attention to connecting the dots between the PRINCE2 themes and the processes.
8- ) Do you have any tips for the PRINCE2 exam day?
Provided the candidate prepares well for the exam, spends sufficient time on socializing themselves with the material, then there are no necessary special tips for the exam day. Maybe the only thing that springs to my mind – come relaxed and don’t worry.
9- ) If you would give 3 tips to your close friend about PRINCE2 certification, what would you recommend them as a part of your PRINCE2 exam review?
- Thorough preparation.
- Understand the linkage between the integrated elements.
- Go through all the sample exam questions and spend time on the rationale videos.
10- ) Finally, how likely is it that you would recommend Master of Project Academy to a friend or a colleague?
A friend of mine recommended the Master of Project Academy to me. The courses lived up to my expectations. Naturally, I will be recommending the organization to all of my colleagues who aspire to become project managers.
About Istvan Szajko
István Szajkó, is a middle-level manager working in the machinery industry in Italy. István has 15+ years of experience in multinational companies including General Electric and IBM. He has extensive skills in global mobility, human resources, and project management.