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How to Start a Project Management Career

If you are interested in project management as a career path, you will also have noticed that there is quite the array of lucrative job offers on pretty much any job platform. Project management is an essential to any business, regardless of the industry that it is in and being a good, qualified project manager will help you accomplish your career goals. So this, is a comprehensive and insightful guide from us about the skills needed, the courses that you should take on and what each of these courses entail as well as what awarding bodies accredit it.

What questions must you ask yourself first?

  • What skills do I need to succeed in this field?
  • Can I invest enough in myself?
  • How can I get started?

What skills do I need to succeed in this field?

The first tip is that you should choose a career that you truly enjoy working in. if you are IT enthusiast for example, it makes no sense to get involved in a different field. Now project management involves managing, coordinating, communicating, following processes, analyzing, recording information, dealing with challenges, managing change, working with different people, following a methodology all while focusing on delivering a successful project that is completed on time and within budget. So what skills are needed here then?

  • Planning skills
  • Naturally structured
  • Ability to follow thorough process
  • Good coordination skills
  • Excellent verbal and other communication skills
  • Adaptability and flexibility to change
  • Analytical skills
  • Ability to build support
  • Meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to learn, understand and stay in a methodology like [email protected] or Agile for instance.
  • You will also need creativity to a certain extent

Can I invest enough in myself?

Now that you know what main skills are required, you will also see that some of these skills need to be learned while some will naturally come to you. Even then, you will need to fine tune them to suit a workplace requirements. For this, you will actually have to think about joining programmes like the PRINCE2® Foundation online and Practitioner levels so that you gain a thorough understanding of what you job role is and how you can meet the challenges. Education is a must.

How can I get started?

If you are sure that you are willing to invest in your learning. We can help you. Our range of PRINCE2® course online options can give you the professional skills and qualifications needed for you to be successful in project management.

PRINCE2®2017 Foundation Official Exam + Re-sit Exam

If you are somebody who has a good general knowledge of the project management industry or at least a keen interest in the specific subject, you might have already heard about the PRINCE2® program as well as the recognition that, that certificate attracts. Having this esteemed qualification will definitely amp up your project management career while it will also improve your marketability, paving the way for you to demand a higher salary and gain benefits from your employer. The PRINCE2® approach is adopted by many countries and for that reason, getting PRINCE2® certified will also open up various job opportunities for you worldwide. Here’s what your learning outcomes for the programme will be;

  • Learn the basics which will be an ideal starting point for a career in project management or project coordination
  • Learn to have the ability to comprehend the PRINCE2®® principles, themes, processes and tailoring
  • Ability to gain the expertise needed to work in a PRINCE2®® environment
  • Learn to effectively manage the complex applications of the PRINCE2®® methodology
  • Learn the fundamental terminology of PRINCE2®®
  • Ability to become a better organised project manager in the workplace

PRINCE2® 2017 Practitioner Official Exam + Re-sit Exam

If you have successfully completed the PRINCE2® foundation online exam, it is time for you to build up further on this qualification by taking this PRINCE2® 2017 Practitioner Official Exam + re-sit exam. The certificate that you gain from this examination will demonstrate your knowledge and your skills in tailoring and implementing the PRINCE2® method for a wide range of environments and situations. Therefore, this will drive the progress of your project management career and your marketability when it comes to career prospects. As you become PRINCE2® certified with this certificate, you can also explore job opportunities in the many countries that adopt the PRINCE2® methodology. The exam that you take here will test your knowledge on;

  • Carrying out daily project management activities in the PRINCE2® methodology
  • Skills in dividing projects into manageable and controllable stages
  • Processes, principles, and themes of PRINCE2®

This exam is designed aiming the individuals who are hoping to get PRINCE2® certified to either get into the project management industry or to level up their current employment. Professionals working within a PRINCE2® 2017 environment might also benefit from this exam. However, remember that to take this examination you must have passed the PRINCE2® 2017 Foundation exam first.

PRINCE2® 2017 Complete Training & Exam Package + Re-sit Exams

The courses in this package will educate you on how you can plan, start, direct, monitor and close a project how you can maintain the quality of your deliverables while you are at it. After completing the courses, your knowledge will be evaluated via the PRINCE2® foundation and practitioner exams respectively, where you need to show how well you can tailor PRINCE2® methodology in various project management scenarios and environments. You will need to complete the Foundation before you move on to the Practitioner programme. The benefit here is that you will be signing up for both programmes in one go and therefore you have better advantages in cost, time saving as well as making sure that you actually invest in the complete process, without completing the foundation level and then not moving on to the practitioner level. Here’s what you will learn in this course bundle;

  • Learn to have a better control of resources, and the capacity to manage different business and project risk more effectively
  • Learn the PRINCE2® themes, processes and tailoring of project management in businesses
  • Become an adequately knowledgeable participant of a project management team that uses the PRINCE2® methodology
  • Learn how to apply this method in a suitable manner in an appropriate situation and start working on different projects
  • Learn the essentials of project management
  • Gain a well-recognised qualification in project management which will help enhance your future career prospects in an effective manner

Save money with our Take2 Re-sit Exam Option and prepare with sample papers

Sometimes no matter how well you prepare for an examination, mishaps can happen. Situations out of your control like sickness or unexpected personal emergencies can stop you from even attending the exam, or undermine your academic achievements. On the other hand, you may also have circumstances where you are unsure of actually passing the exam successfully. Under such situations, Global Edulink offers you a fantastic option where you can re-sit the exam for just a quarter of the full cost. When you choose this option, you will enjoy the following benefits;

  • Retake the exam for just a fraction of the fee
  • You can schedule the examination for anytime that is easy for you 24/7
  • You have 6 months from the first exam date to complete your second attempt

Global Edulink also offers classroom courses if you prefer to have a one-on-one experience rather than study online.

Because Global Edulink is a PeopleCert Accredited training organisation, you will be automatically eligible to add this option when you sign up for the examination.

If you have purchased Take2 and an unsuccessful outcome occurs for your initial exam, then the re-sit option it is enabled. When your official exam results become available, you are notified by e-mail to schedule your re-sit exam. It will be conducted through online proctoring, offering you flexibility to take it from your home or office, at the time of your convenience. You have up to 6 months to prepare and take your re-sit exam from the date of your initial exam.

We also want to give you the best chance of passing your examination with excellent results, which is why we also offer you free resources and sample papers that will help you prepare for the exam. To have a look at our free resources visit our page here.

PRINCE2® 2017 Core Publication

Want some much needed help? We also have a comprehensive guide for you that will help. The Managing Successful Projects with PRINCE2® 2017 Edition guide is available for you and it will take you through tailoring what you learnt in theory to practical, real life contexts.

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Who awards the qualifications?

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December 17, 2019

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