The next question format you may find on the PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam is the Sequencing Question style. In my opinion, this is the second easiest question format on the practitioner exam, the easiest being strict Multiple Choice questions. While Sequencing Question structures are moderately easy, the content can make answering the questions correctly fairly difficult. The following is a sample of the Sequencing Question style:
Column #1 contains a list of True Statements. For each Statement in Column #1, please identify whether or not it occurs in the Initiating a Project process, and the sequence in which it occurs.
|Question:||Column 1||Answer:||Column 2|
|1||Prepare the Quality Management Strategy||A||First|
|2||Assemble the Project Initiation Documentation||B||Second|
|3||Prepare the Communication Management Strategy||C||Third|
|4||Select the Project Approach and Assemble the Project Brief||D||Fourth|
|5||Refine the Business Case||E||Does not occur within the Initiating a Project process|
The first thing to notice about Sequence questions is that All Statements in Column 1, will match to an Answer in Column 2. From my experience, the best place to start is to identify the Statement in Column 1 which does not belong in the logical sequence. Once you have identified that Answer, mark it on the exam even if you have to skip a question. Now, I would open the PRINCE2 Manual, in this case to the chapter regarding the Initiating a Project process. Unless you have a photographic memory, or have years of experience in PRINCE2, the sequencing questions tend to require at least some assistance from the manual. While this is not always the case, I found this to be true in both my mock and real exam. The most important item to note is the question set must be answered as a whole, as the Statements in Column 1 are dependent on one another and will affect how you answer the entire sequence. Since I took the electronic version of the exam, I was not able to mark the sequence on a sheet of paper. So I had to construct the sequence in my head, which added another layer of complexity. Once you identify an Answer, and you are confident where it fits in the sequence, mark it off. Repeat this process until you have finished the question set.