P3O® Practitioner

Course code: P3O2

Course description:

P3O® Practitioner is a course to consolidate and extend Foundation knowledge so candidates would be well prepared to take P3O Practitioner exam.


The training is focused on full understanding of how P3O operates and how it is implemented. Plus preparing the candidates to the Practitioner level exam.

Target group: 

The course is dedicated for:

  • all participating in portfolio definition and delivery
  • all who establish and implement the standards of portfolio, programme and project management
  • all who work for portfolio, programme and project offices
  • programme and project team members
  • business change consultants and experts
  • senior managers.


P3O knowledge at the Foundation level is needed. The P3O Foundation level exam already passed is a must.
General knowledge of project, programme and portfolio management will be helpful in mastering P3O Practitioner level skills.

Duration: 1 day


The P3O Practitioner exam is usually delivered during the next day after the training. Alternatively it may be planned on any agreed day after the course.

Course contents:

---Pre-course work---

  • Reading all P3O manual
  • P3O Foundation exam candidate guidance


--- Day 1---

  • Introduction to P3O Practitioner exam
  • Mock P3O Practitioner exam
  • Comprehensive overview of mock exam questions
  • Homework
    • Reviewing the mock P3O Practitioner exam.


--- Exam day ---

  • P3O® Practitioner examination (2½ h + administrative actions)


Exam details:

P3O Practitioner tests candidate's understanding of P3O concept. It is realized through a specific scenario related to P3O implementation and operation in an organization delivering programmes and projects in the portfolio. There are multiple choice, multiple response, matching and assertion-reason types of questions. The style of P3O Practitioner exam is similar to the style PRINCE2 Practitioner.
This is a 2½ hour exam composed of 7 group of questions. You may get maximum of 70 marks. 40 marks must be achieved to pass. 


Preceding courses:

P3O® Foundation

Supplementary courses:





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