PRINCE2 Agile Foundation level certification introduces the PRINCE2 methodology and basic Agile concepts and terminology. Candidates gaining PRINCE2 Agile Foundation certification demonstrate sufficient recall and understanding of the PRINCE2 Agile method.
PRINCE2 Agile Foundation certification is suitable for any of the following:
- Agile professionals, project managers and aspiring project managers who want to be able to combine PRINCE2 and Agile in the most effective way when using PRINCE2, Agile behaviours, concepts, frameworks, and techniques.
- Other key delivery team staff, including Product Owners, Scrum Masters, and developers.
- Business professionals with an interest in iterative and incremental project delivery through collaborative working.
- Intends pursuing the higher PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner qualification.
PRINCE2 Agile Foundation training
The choice of training option largely depends on a candidate’s personal learning style, budget, and schedule. To gain PRINCE2 Agile Foundation certification, choose to study using one of the following options.
|PRINCE2 Agile Foundation live classroom training||PRINCE2 Agile Foundation virtual classroom training||PRINCE2 Agile Foundation self-paced online eLearning|
|Duration||2 days||2 days||12 hours|
|Times||09:00 to 17:00||09:00 to 17:00||12 months’ access|
|Suitable for||Students wanting certification quickly and prefer to study in a live classroom.||Students wanting certification quickly but don’t want to travel to a course.||Students preferring to study at their own pace in a cost-conscious way.|
|Homework||2-3 hours per night||2-3 hours per night||N/A|
|Pre-course reading||1 hour||1 hour||N/A|
|Help from trainer||Yes||Yes||Yes |
|Includes manual ||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Includes AXELOS membership ||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Includes exam ||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Includes mock exams ||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|Price||Most expensive. Get discount code.||Less expensive. Get discount code.||Cheapest option. Get discount code.|
 Questions to qualified, experienced trainer answered within 1 working day.
 Electronic version of PRINCE2 Agile.
 One-month free AXELOS membership when redeeming the exam voucher.
 Exam voucher redeemable within 12 months for online examination.
 Two full sample Foundation mock exam papers.
- Understand key concepts relating to projects and PRINCE2.
- Understand key concepts relating to projects and PRINCE2 Agile.
- Understand how PRINCE2 principles, themes, processes and management products are tailored and/or applied in an agile context.
- Understand the agile ways of working, key terms and techniques.
- Understand the focus areas in an agile context.
All training options include the following course content:
- Project context
- Understanding projects and BAU
- An overview of PRINCE2
- PRINCE2 principles, themes, processes
- PRINCE2 management products
- How PRINCE2 may look in an agile context
- Introduction to agile
- Agile Manifesto
- Waterfall, iterative and incremental delivery approaches
- Agile basics
- The PRINCE2 Agile view
- Agile behaviours, concepts, techniques
- Blending PRINCE2 and agile
- PRINCE2 Agile guidance points
- Fixing and flexing project performance targets
- Tolerance guidance
- The 5 PRINCE2 Agile targets
- Agile behaviours and the PRINCE2 principles
- Applying PRINCE2 principles
- The 5 PRINCE2 Agile behaviours
- Agile and the PRINCE2 themes
- Tailoring the 7 PRINCE2 themes
- Tracking progress using burn charts
- Agile and the PRINCE2 processes
- Relating agile processes to PRINCE2 processes
- Tailoring the 7 PRINCE2 processes
- Scrum overview
- Lean Startup
- PRINCE2 Agile focus areas
- Rich communication
- Frequent releases.
For more information, download the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation syllabus.
PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam
If you purchase a PRINCE2 Agile training course, you will receive a Foundation exam voucher valid for 12 months from the date of purchase.
Pass mark: 55% (28/50).
Duration: 60 minutes.
Rules: Closed book.
Results: Same day.
Registration: Via a training organization or PeopleCert.
PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam study guides
PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam questions
Download a PRINCE2 Agile Foundation mock exam.
PRINCE2 Agile Foundation PDFs
To help with revision for the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam, these resources are available to download in PDF format:
- PRINCE2 benefits
- PRINCE2 certification
- PRINCE2 embedding
- PRINCE2 exams
- PRINCE2 Foundation
- PRINCE2 glossary
- PRINCE2 principles
- PRINCE2 themes
- PRINCE2 Practitioner
- PRINCE2 processes
- PRINCE2 process model
- PRINCE2 management products
- PRINCE2 methodology
- PRINCE2 roles
- PRINCE2 tailoring
- PRINCE2 training courses
- PRINCE2 Agile
- PRINCE2 Agile behaviours
- PRINCE2 Agile certification
- PRINCE2 Agile exams
- PRINCE2 Agile fixing and flexing
- PRINCE2 Agile focus areas
- PRINCE2 Agile Foundation
- PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner
- PRINCE2 Agile targets
- PRINCE2 Agile training courses
- PRINCE2 exam boosting food and drink tips.
PRINCE2 Agile Foundation benefits
There are 5 key benefits to attaining PRINCE2 Agile Foundation certification.
It validates a candidate’s knowledge in agile and in PRINCE2 – a globally recognized project management methodology.
Certification makes a candidate more competitive in the job market.
Certification can boost candidate’s confidence to contribute more on projects in an agile context.
PRINCE2 is widely adopted in many countries and industries and combined with Agile knowledge opens more job opportunities.
Certification can potentially lead to higher salary due to the demand for certified professionals.
PRINCE2 Agile Foundation FAQs
Can I take the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam only?
Yes. The PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam can be taken by anyone. It has no prerequisites. It is one of the prerequisites to the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner.
Can I take the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation without Practitioner?
Yes. The PRINCE2 Agile Foundation does not require you to take the Practitioner exam.
Does PRINCE2 Agile Foundation certification expire?
No, the PRINCE2 Foundation certification never expires. However, after 3 years, AXELOS suggests that you renew your qualification to show that you are up to date. There are 3 options to renew certification:
How do I prepare for the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam?
For all three study options, practice exams and a good understanding of how PRINCE2 can be tailored in an agile context is essential.
How hard is the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam?
The difficulty of the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam largely depends on your existing knowledge of PRINCE2 and Agile and how much you prepare. Students who studied with Knowledge Train in the UK achieved a pass rate of 99%.
How long does PRINCE2 Agile Foundation take?
The study duration varies depending on your prior knowledge of PRINCE2 and Agile, your chosen study option, and learning pace. The fastest method is by attending a 2-day classroom training course. The second fastest way is to study using a self-paced online eLearning course which takes a minimum of 12 hours of study time. Self-studying using the PRINCE2 Agile manual might take some anywhere between 30 to 50 hours of study.
How long is PRINCE2 Agile Foundation valid for?
Although there is no expiry date on the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation certification, AXELOS suggests that you renew your qualification every 3 years to show that you are up to date. There are 3 options to renew certification:
How long is the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam?
The PRINCE2 Agile Foundation examination lasts 60 minutes and contains 60 multiple-choice questions. Non-native speakers can request 25% additional time making the exam 75 minutes in total.
How to book my PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam?
You can book your PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam directly through the ATO (Accredited Training Organization) from which you bought your training course. Or, if you purchased the exam from PeopleCert, contact them directly.
How to prepare for PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam?
Preparation can involve self-studying with the official PRINCE2 Agile manual and other resources or taking a PRINCE2 Agile online course, or attending a PRINCE2 Agile classroom course. Regular revision and taking practice tests will also aid in preparation.
Is PRINCE2 Agile Foundation enough?
Whether PRINCE2 Agile Foundation is enough depends on your professional needs. If your job requires understanding of basic PRINCE2 principles and terminology, and agile concepts, then Foundation level is sufficient. However, if you’re aiming to apply PRINCE2 in an agile context, studying at Practitioner level is preferable.
Is PRINCE2 Agile Foundation an open book exam?
No, the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam is closed book. During the exam you do not have access to any reference materials.
What are the minimum requirements for PRINCE2 Agile Foundation?
PRINCE2 Agile Foundation has no prerequisites. However, some familiarity with project management and/or Agile is beneficial for comprehension of the course content.
What comes after PRINCE2 Agile Foundation?
Following PRINCE2 Agile Foundation is the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner level. Practitioner is for those wanting to learn more about how to apply PRINCE2 in ian agile context. PRINCE2 Agile Foundation is also a prerequisite for sitting the PRINCE2 Agile Practitioner exam.
What happens if you fail PRINCE2 Agile Foundation?
If you fail the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam, you can retake it. You can sit the exam as many times as you need. However, before attempting the exam again, it’s better to review and understand the areas you struggled with previously.
What is PRINCE2 Agile Foundation?
PRINCE2 Agile Foundation is the entry-level certification in the PRINCE2 Agile certification scheme. It validates your understanding of the PRINCE2 principles, terminology, themes and processes, and basic agile concepts.
What is the cost of PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam?
The costs of doing PRINCE2 Agile Foundation varies by country and training provider. For the latest pricing check the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation course page.
What is the difference between PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner?
The Foundation level covers the basics of the PRINCE2 methodology, and basic Agile concepts and terminology. Practitioner focuses on how to apply PRINCE2 in an agile environment. PRINCE2 Agile Foundation is one of the prerequisites for the Practitioner certification.
What is the pass rate for PRINCE2 Agile Foundation?
The pass rate for PRINCE2 Agile Foundation varies by language, by training organization, and by country. In the UK over 99% of candidates pass on their first attempt when they studied with Knowledge Train.
What is the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam format?
The closed book PRINCE2 Agile Foundation examination contains 60 multiple-choice questions. The exam is online. To take the exam, candidates require a desktop computer, internet connection, audio, and video camera to show their photo ID to the remote proctor.
What is the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam length?
The PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam is 60 minutes long. For non-native speakers, if they requested additional time, the exam is 75 minutes.
What is the PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam pass mark?
The PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam pass mark is 55%, requiring 28 out of 50 correct answers to pass.
What qualifications are equivalent to PRINCE2 Agile Foundation level?
The qualifications most equivalent to PRINCE2 Agile Foundation are PRINCE2 Foundation, and AgilePM Foundation. Other entry-level project management certifications include the Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM)® by PMI, and IPMA® Level D certification by IPMA. However, these certifications differ in their methodologies and areas of focus.
IPMA® is a registered trademark of IPMA in Switzerland and other countries. “CAPM” is a registered mark of Project Management Institute, Inc.
Where to take PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam?
The PRINCE2 Agile Foundation exam can be taken through an Accredited Training Organization (ATO) or through the official PRINCE2 Agile examining body (PeopleCert). The exam is taken online.
Which is better PRINCE2 Agile Foundation or Practitioner?
The choice between PRINCE2 Agile Foundation and Practitioner depends on a candidate’s professional needs. The Foundation is for individuals who want to understand basic PRINCE2 and Agile principles and terminology. The Practitioner is for candidates wanting to apply PRINCE2 in an agile context.