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4.0 out of 5 stars Helped me pass my exam without reading the official text.., 5 Aug. 2012
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This review is from: PRINCE2 For Dummies (Kindle Edition)
A few months ago I signed up for my PRINCE2 foundation exam. Unfortunately I never made it past page 22 of the official textbook I received as part of the course and I only completed an e-learning CD that I had. 2 days before the exam I took a practice test on the CD and failed the exam altogether(passmark 50% but they recommend you are regularly achieving 80% before you attempt the exam). I normally fare pretty well in exams so that was a bit of a shocker but nothing I didn't deserve after my lack of study.

I set about practicing tests on the simulator the next day for a few hours and managed to get a regular pass but I was still in the 55%-60% range which didn't quite feel safe enough. The night before the exam I found this book on Amazon and downloaded it to my Kindle. That evening and the next morning I read through as fast as I could, I didn't quite make the end before my exam but it was obviously enough as I scored 70% which is a decent pass. This book isn't perfect for the "exam cram" situation as it is more of a practical guide for how to apply the PRINCE2 methodology and therefore occasionally disagrees with the teachings offered by PRINCE2 which can get confusing when you are only trying to learn PRINCE2, however this is probably also a good point of the book if you are using it as an accomponying book to the original text book and means it would be even more useful for the "Practitioner" level exam. The book did make me chuckle from time to time too and helped things snap into place by using examples that meant something to me rather than the dry info within the course itself. All in all a very worthwhile purchase for anyone who wants to understand PRINCE2 better or simply for a bit more insurance to pass your exams.
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