Timing and critical mass is key here. Like any test exam, you need to “peak” at the right time. Failure and retakes suck the life out of any student.
Fails and retakes are more than double the effort and pain. Not to mention low self-esteem.
Exam failure and retakes are like herding cats – balancing the time needed to properly re-learn/improve, against the risk of forgetting small details from your original training after the passage of time.
How long has it been since you took an important exam? School or university/college?
Picture this. The examiner advises you in writing that you were not successful. And what if your work colleagues DID pass first time. How does that make you FEEL?
Telling your family is also an embarrassment. You put in time, effort, passion and inconvenience – yet you still failed.
Passing first time provides you with office bragging rights.
There is NO second chance – re-takes make you feel second-rate.
Don’t let “if only I had been better prepared” get in the way of First Time Success. You need to proportion your effort 40% to learn and apply the PRINCE2 Method, and 60% on exam familiarity and passing technique. My PRINCE2 Primer blends that exact ratio.
You need to get inside the head of the examiner. I have been a PRINCE2 examiner, marked thousands of papers and set questions for the past two decades. I know the pressure points that can cause failure, and I will show YOU how to side-step them.
The cost or preparing and taking the exams is just chump-change compared to the cost of failure and lost career opportunities.
David spent 25 years as a senior project manager for USA multinationals, and has deep experience in project management. He now develops a wide range of project-related downloadable video training products under the Primer and Projex Academy brand names. In addition, David runs project management training seminars across the world, and is a prolific writer on the many topics of project management.