The final Questions on the PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam are strict Multiple Choice questions. This is by far the easiest Question structure you will find on the real exam. You will be given a question, and a set of four potential responses; only one of which will be correct. The content of these questions can range from relatively easy, to very difficult. In keeping with the theme of the rest of the exam, these questions will be situational. This is designed to challenge the candidate to demonstrate their knowledge of the PRINCE2 Methodology. The following is a sample of the Multiple Choice question format:
|1.||The Team Manager has raised an issue with the Project Manager; the Project Manager is informed of a shortage in component parts by an external supplier which is threatening to significantly delay the delivery of the required engine prototype.Is this action by the Team Manager in line with the PRINCE2 Methodology?|
|A||No. The Team Manager should have waited to report the issue in the weekly Checkpoint Report which is required to be sent.|
|B||No. The Team Manager should work directly with the external supplier to determine solutions to the shortage of component parts.|
|C||Yes. The Team Manager should raise an issue and create the Exception Plan to resolve the shortage of components.|
|D||Yes. The Team Manager should raise the issue with the Project Manager as this will threaten to delay the delivery of the engine prototype.|
As Multiple Choice questions are the easiest format on the PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam, it is important to answer as many of these correctly as possible. Some questions will be extremely challenging in terms of content, others will only be moderately difficult. The sample question above is a variant of the Multiple Choice question structure, it poses a question and offers two “Yes” and “No” responses, with a statement that follows. Both the “Yes” and “No” portion and the statement which follows must be correct. This variant is seen quite often on the practitioner exam. The best strategy for this type of multiple choice question is to carefully read the statement that follows the “Yes/No” component. If the statement is false, you can immediately eliminate it as an answer choice. Once you have eliminated as many statements as possible, you can begin to carefully examine the question and the remaining answers. When I was sitting for the exam, I found this to be the most time efficient method of answering this type of Multiple Choice question.
Over the past few blog posts, we have reviewed the various Question formats found on the PRINCE2 Practitioner Exam, and strategies for answering them correctly. There are many different strategies for successfully answering questions on this exam. However, the strategies I presented, were the ones I found to be most effective which enabled me to pass the Practitioner Exam on the first attempt. I do hope these strategies are useful to anyone who decides to sit for this exam.