Merry Christmas from Focus on Training

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Merry Christmas & Happy New Year We would like to take this opportunity to wish you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Our offices will be closed from 1pm on the 23rd of December until the 3rd January, however you will still be able to book and […]

Manage Christmas like you would manage a project!

When considering this article I found lots of (serious) articles over the years describing managing the Christmas meal to be like managing a project; so I thought I would add my personal spin! Taking PRINCE2 as the defining methodology the principles are: Continued business justification – is there a justifiable […]

PRINCE2, ITIL and others price increases from January 2017 – grab a bargain now!

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Axelos have confirmed that their exam prices will be increasing from 1st January 2017, making the cost of a wide variety of popular courses more expensive.Unfortunately, we will need to pass on some of this increase and will be increasing the cost of Axelos based courses for all dates in […]

Cyber Security – when will we ever learn?

Another month goes by with another major Cyber Security issue reported in the press; this time it’s the return of TalkTalk. Following a record fine of £400,000 in Oct 2016 (by the Information Commissioner’s Office) as a result of a previous breach where 157,000 customers’ personal details were stolen, Talk […]

Black Friday Deals – Available Now

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BLACK FRIDAY DEALS – NOW ON! We have very special deals on popular courses, including selected PRINCE2, ITIL and Software Testing dates as well as additional savings on specialist and technical courses. This is a one day only spectacular with some courses up to 50% off our usual highly-competitive prices […]

Black Friday Deals Week

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Bag a training bargain on Black Friday with selected courses up to an unbelievable 50% off on the day. No need to wait as we already have great offers available on more than 500 upcoming courses – book or reserve now to avoid disappointment! Our Black Friday deals will include […]

Axelos increases Exam Fees from Jan 2017

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Axelos have announced that they are increasing their exam fees from 1st January 2017 on a wide range of courses including: PRINCE2 ITIL MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) M_o_R (Management of Risk) MoP (Management of Portfolios) MoV (management of Value) P3O The level of the increase we will be forced to […]

APM Salary and Market Trends Survey 2016

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The APM has released its 2016 Salary and Market Trends Report involving nearly 5,000 project professionals making this is the largest study of its type in the UK. In highlights the report shows: The average salary for project professionals has now reached £50k, up 10% on 2015 7% of those […]

Cyber Security – another month, another major hack!

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As we reported last month, October was National Security Awareness Month; however, this important news has not seemed to reach one of our largest UK retailers. On the 7th November, Tesco’s Bank admitted 40,000 customers had been affected by an online heist over the previous weekend when money was stolen […]

PRINCE2® Agile – Axelos announces new ways to become qualified

Back in February we provided an article (below) on the value of considering the benefits of mixing PRINCE2 with Agile and how the apparently conflicting methodologies can work positively together. At the time Axelos (the organisation behind PRINCE2) required that you needed to be full PRINCE2 Practitioner qualified before proceeding […]