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Prince2 exam preparation - Hard copy vs eBook
Wynand Hoogenhout 17 Jan 2020 11:19
Hi,

I am preparing for my Prince2 Practitioner exam, and understands that the exam is open book. One would of course require a hard copy book for the exam.

My preference however is to rather invest in an eBook, and since I cannot purchase both hard copy or eBook, it would leave me without a hard copy book for the exam. I would prefer to own the eBook for easy referencing purposes for after the exam.

My question is, how import is the book for the exam?

Looking forward to your comments.

Thanks,
Wynand
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11 May 2020 17:27
Hi Wynand,
the book is important for reference and to understand the technical terms / terminologies. You might be using the concepts in your day to day works, but when it comes to putting it down in the examination, we need the specific terminologies, which the books help.
If you are well versed with the terminologies, you may not actually need the book during the examination, but definitely for preparations you need the book.

If possible, borrow the book for preparations and study if you can't invest in the hard copy.
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09 Aug 2020 14:43
Please excuse me for the late reply.  The official PRINCE2 manual is very important and you will need this for the exam.   Perhaps, you can buy the ebook and then borrow the official manual for the exam.  
Tips on using the PRINCE2 Manual
- Make sure it well labled   - See https://hennyportman.wordpress.com/2017/06/09/prince2-update-2017-manual-supporting-tabs/ for some hits
- Use the manual for each question in the practice questions (get used to looking up questions) 
- Create your own index on all mahor diagrams in the manual as they contain a lot of information.   

Regards, Frank, PRINCE2 Coach
 
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26 Oct 2020 12:50
Very good advice. I made sure i had used good metatags (sorry had to add it) on the book and colour coding was key.  
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09 Nov 2020 09:55
Agreed, anyone considering taking the PRINCE2 practitioner exam should have a well marked up textbook.  Where there are fine nuances to the question it can make the difference between a pass and a fail.

Good luck to anyone preparing for their exam.
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14 Nov 2020 12:06
Just completed my exam yesterday and I can say that the advice on marking up the book to key areas made the difference between a pass and a fail.

Would highly advise this.
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24 Feb 2021 14:17 Edited on 25 Feb 2021 at 21:00
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27 Aug 2021 13:36 Edited on 01 Sep 2021 at 10:38
I think it's best to borrow a book from someone and write yourself notes. You won't have time to use it during the exam, but handwritten notes will definitely come in handy.
 
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