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PRINCE2 SAMPLE FOUNDATION EXAMThe PRINCE2 ExamsThe PRINCE2 Accreditation consists of 2 exams:Foundation:1 hour, 75 multi-choice questions. There are 5 dummy questions so you will only be marked outof 70 marks.The pass mark is 50% - 35 correct answers. You must pass this exam to sit the PractitionerPractitioner:2.5 hours, scenario-based objective test exam with 8 questions with 10 items per question,each worth one mark totaling 80 marks.The pass mark is 44 marks (55%). There is no reading time and the PRINCE2 Manual is the onlyreference allowed in the exam.Re-Registration:1 hour exam in the same style as the Practitioner.Three questions with 10 items per question each worth 1 mark giving 30 marks.The pass mark is 17 marks (55%). There is no reading time and the PRINCE2 Manual is the onlyreference allowed in the exam.Projex Academy 2017

PRINCE2 SAMPLE FOUNDATION EXAMSample Foundation Exam1. Which is NOT a benefit of using PRINCE2?A.B.C.D.Can be applied to any type of projectProcess focus clarifies what a project will deliverEnsures that stakeholders are properly representedIs an invaluable diagnostic tool2. Identify the missing word(s) in the following sentence:The Quality Theme provides a set of rules and procedures that ensure the [?]created meet the needs of the projectA. controlsB. productsC. Project management teamD. stages3. If the Project Board cannot reach a consensus, to whom should the Project Manager deferfor a decision?A.B.C.D.ExecutiveCorporate or programme managementChange AuthorityProject Assurance4. Which characteristic distinguishes a project from regular business operations?A.B.C.D.Produces benefitsCarries more riskDelivers productsIncurs costs5. Which is a recommended level of Plan?A.B.C.D.Benefits Review PlanWork PackageTeam PlanProject BriefProjex Academy 2017

PRINCE2 SAMPLE FOUNDATION EXAM6. Which of the following are PRINCE2 Principles?1. Continued business justification2. Defined roles and responsibilities3. Risk management4. Learn from experienceA. 1, 2, 3B. 1, 2, 4C. 1, 3, 4D. 2, 3, 47. What is a purpose of the Starting up a Project process?A. Decide if it is sensible to initiate the projectB. Ensure the communication requirements of all stakeholders are documentedC. Learn lessons from the projectD. Document how changes required by corporate or programmewill be reviewed8. Identify the missing words in the following sentence:The Team Manager should check the [ ? ] for any interfaces that must be maintained whiledeveloping productsA.B.C.D.Project Product DescriptionProject PlanCheckpoint ReportWork Package9. How does the Starting up a Project process support the ‘defined roles and responsibilities’principle?A.B.C.D.Produces an outline Business CaseCreates the Lessons logIdentifies the customer’s quality expectationsDefines the project management team structureProjex Academy 2017

PRINCE2 SAMPLE FOUNDATION EXAM10. What should the directing level of management do once the project has been authorized?A. Decide if they will delegate their Project Assurance roleB. Request, from corporate or programme management, details of what the change budget willbeC. Delegate day-to-day control of the authorized project to the Project ManagerD. Decide whether to appoint a Change Authority11. How does the Risk theme support the continued business justification principle?A. Assigns the role of Project Assurance to monitor and control all aspects of project risksB. Records the description of risks using cause and eventC. Provides the Project Board with information for the assessment of riskswithin the projectD. Allocates a risk owner to manage all aspects of a risk12. What is risk appetite?A.B.C.D.An organization’s unique attitude towards risk-takingThe risks to the expected benefitsA common set of risk categories, risk scales and evaluation techniquesThe budget set aside for potential changes to the scope of the project13. Which PRINCE2 theme evaluates the business options that have been considered forachieving the required outcome?A.B.C.D.PlansBusiness CaseQualityChangeProjex Academy 2017

PRINCE2 SAMPLE FOUNDATION EXAM14. Which statement correctly defines a risk?A. A certain event occurring in the future that will have a negative impacton the project’s objectivesB. An event that has already occurred that the Project Manager mustdeal with immediatelyC. An uncertain event or set of events that, should it occur, will havean effect on the achievement of objectivesD. An uncertain event or set of events that, should it occur, will beautomatically escalated to the Project Board for a response15. How does the Controlling a Stage process support the focus on products principle?1. Using a formal procedure to manage change2. Continually reviewing the planned benefits against the actual benefits3. Including Product Descriptions in Work Packages agreed with the Team Manager4. Recording and comparing the status of products completed during the stageA. 1, 2, 3B. 1, 2, 4C. 1, 3, 4D. 2, 3, 416. What information is required to prepare the outline Business Case?A.B.C.D.Why the Project Board was selectedWhat the arrangements are for funding the projectWhen progress reports will be requiredWhat the project approach will be17. Which process provides the Project Board with sufficient information to enable it to commitsignificant financial resources to the implementation of a project?A.B.C.D.Starting up a ProjectInitiating a ProjectControlling a StageDirecting a ProjectProjex Academy 2017

PRINCE2 SAMPLE FOUNDATION EXAM18. What should trigger the Project Manager to authorize a Work Package?A.B.C.D.Receipt of the authority to deliver a Work PackageProduction of the next Stage PlanTeam PlanProject Brief19. What is the purpose of the Benefits Review Plan?A. Provides information regarding unfinished work to the group who will support the project’sproducts in their operational lifeB. Gives a detailed analysis of only those benefits that were realized before the project closedC. Describes details of the benefits originally expected against what wasactually achievedD. Provides details of the time and effort needed to carry out theplanned reviews20. What is a stated purpose of the Closing a Project process?A. Informs the Project Board that the final stage is about to startB. Provides a fixed point at which the acceptance of the project product is confirmedC. Provides the Project Board with sufficient information for them to confirm continuedbusiness justification for the projectD. Defines the handover procedures for the project’s products21. How should the Project Initiation Document be used during the Managing a Stage Boundaryprocess?A. As a focal point at which all information relating to the project is gathered for agreement bythe key stakeholderB. By the Project Board for approval to proceed to the next stageC. To show the latest understanding of the projectD. To confirm that the project has delivered what is defined in the Project Product Description,and that the acceptance criteria have been metProjex Academy 2017

PRINCE2 SAMPLE FOUNDATION EXAM22. How does the Progress theme support the ‘manage by exception’ principle?A.B.C.D.Defines how long a management stage should beMakes the use of technical stages mandatoryMakes the use of management stages mandatoryEnsures the project is driven by specialist teams23. Which element of the Plans theme supports the ‘manage by stages’ principle?A.B.C.D.For a small project, it may only be necessary to write the Project Product DescriptionThe Project Plan should align with the corporate or programme management’s planDefines the dependencies between productsStage Plans cover a shorter period that the project’s lifespan24. What is NOT an objective of the Controlling a Stage process?A.B.C.D.Review the impact of risks and issues on the Stage PlanCoordinate the delivery of the products in the Stage PlanPlan and allocate resources for quality management activitiesMonitor the stage to keep it to agreed costs and timescales25. What should be recorded in a Quality Register?A.B.C.D.Reference to any documented actions required to correct errors found in reviewed productsQuality criteria against which each product is to be measuredHandover arrangements to be followed when a product has been approvedFull details of any requested changes to a product during a quality inspection26. Which of the following roles could the Project Manager also perform?A.B.C.D.ExecutiveSenior SupplierProject AssuranceTeam ManagerProjex Academy 2017

PRINCE2 SAMPLE FOUNDATION EXAM27. How does a stage product breakdown structure assist in planning?1. Shows if a product is within the scope of a stage2. Identifies external products3. Shows the products that are required for all stages of the project4. Highlights some potential threatsA. 1, 2, 3B. 1, 2, 4C. 1, 3, 4D. 2, 3, 428. How does the Directing a Project process support the ‘manage by exception’ principle?A.B.C.D.The work of the Project Board focuses on processesThe Project Board sets stage tolerancesThe structure of the process ensures corporate presence on the Project BoardThe Project Board documents any lessons learned at the end of each stage29. What question should NOT be asked in the Managing a Stage Boundary process?A.B.C.D.Do we need different Team Managers in the next stage?Has any external event occurred that might affect the final product’s effectiveness?Are all the benefits still relevant and achievable?Has the Project Board assessed the Exception Report?30. What is the difference between management and technical stages?A. Management stages require planningB. Management stages are focused on control whereas technical stages are focused onutilization of specialist skillsC. Technical stages need to be budgeted forD. People delivering management stages cannot deliver technical stages on the same projectProjex Academy 2017

PRINCE2 SAMPLE FOUNDATION EXAM31. How does the Managing a Stage Boundary process support the ‘manage by exception’principle?A. Provides a control point for senior management to determine whether to proceed with theprojectB. Defines the quality criteria and quality method for testing each product to be produced inthe next stageC. Defines the permissible deviation above and below the targets for the next stageD. Provides a review of what has gone well and opportunities to implement improvementsduring the rest of the project32. What does the Project Manager NOT do when preparing the Risk Management Strategy?A. Captures the needs of the Project Board and senior managementB. Checks if the strategy should be reviewed separately by the Project Board or as part of theProject Initiation DocumentationC. Updates the Configuration Item Records with details of known risksD. Populates the Risk Register with any risks from the Daily Log33. How does the Closing a Project process support the ‘learn from experience’ principle?A.B.C.D.The relevant individuals and groups are notified that the project is about to closeAll registers are closed before the project endsAll products are approved before being handed overCorporate management are provided with effort measurements from the project34. What does the Executive need to ensure is in place before the project is initiated?A.B.C.D.All Work Packages are authorizedUnderstanding of how the project will contribute to corporate objectivesStrategic plans exist f

C. Project management team D. stages 3. If the Project Board cannot reach a consensus, to whom should the Project Manager defer for a decision? A. Executive B. Corporate or programme management C. Change Authority D. Project Assurance 4. Which characteristic distinguishes a project from regular business operations? A. Produces benefits