What Prince2 Practitioners need to know about APMP

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If you’re a Prince2 Practitioner and have heard about the specific APMP for Prince2 Practitionerscourse, you might be wondering what all the fuss is about. No doubt busy with your workload, you’ll probably find little time to investigate it in any detail, but could you be missing out on something really critical?
APMP is being widely held up as the new standard in project management. That doesn’t mean Prince2 is no longer valid, indeed it is often the preferred methodology that project managers need to understand in order to work on high profile projects. But with the APMP for Prince2 Practitioners offering a combination of skills and knowledge that are highly sought after in the industry, expansion of your knowledge with this key qualification is certainly something worth investigating.

10 key points about the APMP for Prince2 Practitioners

To save you time we have pulled together all the main, key points about the APMP for Prince2 Practitioners course and laid it out bare for you to browse at your leisure. Research shows that Prince2 Practitioners could significantly increase their salaries and their job prospects by becoming APMP qualified, so take two minutes out of your schedule to get to grips with these 10 key facts.

1. APMP is a qualification from the Association of Project Management. The qualification is recognised nationally and internationally and complements your existing Prince2 qualification.

2. The APMP for Prince2 Practitioners course has been specifically tailored to let Prince2 practitioners pull out the complementary pieces of information that will improve their project management skills, without spending time going over things they already know.

3. The two qualifications are very different, but very complementary. Prince2 gives you a planning framework for organising what needs to be done, when it should be done and how to tailor this to your project. APMP offers a knowledge based approach which gives you the soft skills necessary to do everything competently.

4. The ‘soft skills’ referred to are namely skills in managing, communicating, influencing and motivating the people involved in your project. These skills are widely recognised amongst employers as critical skills for excellent project managers.

5. Anyone who has qualified under Prince2 can enrol on the APMP for Prince2 Practitioners qualification. It is ideally suited to people who are Prince2 qualified and have at least 2 years of practical work experience.

6. Employers are actively seeking APMP qualified individuals, and often paying more for their skills.
7. Dual qualified project managers, with both APMP and Prince2, have the complete package of skills – soft skills in people management coupled with a methodological framework to hang it all on.

8. The syllabus for the APMP for Prince2 Practitioners course only contains those parts of the training that you will not already have covered, so there will be no wasted time involved duplicating skills and knowledge you already poses.

9. There is an exam to sit, which will cover areas such as planning and strategy, people and profession, project management techniques and more.
10. The exam is two hours long and involves answering six of ten questions on 25 topics. The pass mark is 55%.

With options available to undertake theAPMP for Prince2 Practitioners course via ‘e-learning’, by attending a classroom-based PM training course or by a combination of the two, there is bound to be a solution that suits you and your lifestyle.

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Michelle Symonds has 49 articles online and 1 fans

The author is a certified Project Manager and believes all PM professionals should keep their skills up-to-date with the latest project management courses. She also writes a project management.

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This article was published on 2013/03/02