IISO - ITIL Intermediate: Service Operation (Includes Exam)

Start Date Time Days Price GTR Availability
September 18, 2017 09:00 (EST) 3 $2,595.00 Register
December 04, 2017 09:00 (EST) 3 $2,595.00 Register

Duration: 3 days instructor-led
Version: 2011
Credits Towards Expert Certification: 3
Exam: included (morning after final day)
PDUs: 18
Course Materials: Accredited Course Manual, Exam Prep Questions and Answers.

Program Overview

ITIL® is a set of best practices guidance that has become a worldwide-adopted framework for IT Service Management by many Public & Private Organizations.  Since early 1990, ITIL® has been evolving from focusing on Functions and Processes under versions 1 and 2 to focusing on the Full Service Lifecycle Management under current version.

In addition to the existing benefits of aligning IT goals and objectives with the business, improving quality and reducing cost of operation; ITSM and ITIL® now emphasizes the following areas:

  • Assist in transforming IT Service Management onto a strategic business asset
  • Assist in defining and managing the complete lifecycle of IT Service Management Process
  • Provide guidance on the development of Services Strategy, the development of Service Design, the Transition of Services from current to desired state, the Implementation and the Continuous improvement of the those Services

Through lectures and practice exam questions participants explore the concepts of good practice in IT Service Management based on the ITIL® Edition 2011Framework.

The ITIL® Intermediate Qualification: Service Operation Certificate is a free-standing qualification, but is also part of the ITIL® Intermediate Lifecycle stream, and one of the modules that leads to the ITIL® Expert in IT Service Management. The purpose of this training module and the associated exam and certificate is, respectively, to impart, test, and validate the knowledge on industry practices in Service Management as documented in the ITIL® publication. 

Note:

The success in achieving this certification is highly dependent upon participants’ effort in doing their homework, and self-study before and during the program.  Therefore, it is highly recommended that course participants purchase the appropriate TSO publication to complete at a minimum 21 hours of personal study by reviewing the syllabus and the pertinent areas of the ITIL® Service Management Practice core guidance.

Duration 

This program is offered over a 3-day period where it combines theoretical and hands-on knowledge transfer, including individual and group practical exercises.  The Minimum number of students per session is 6 where the maximum is 18.

  • This three (3) days classroom training course with examination held on the morning after the final day of training. 

  • The course includes approximately 21 hours of student-instructor interaction, a sample and a formal examination.

The format of the examination consists of a closed book paper of 8 multiple choice complex questions, to be answered within 90 minutes. (Candidates sitting the examination in English and who do not have English as their first language will be allowed additional 30 minutes to allow use of a dictionary). The pass mark will be 70% or more – 28 or more correct answers.

Delivery Methods

  • Instructor led Classroom based
  • Virtual Web based

Audience

The main target group for this ITIL® Intermediate Qualification Certificate includes, but is not restricted to:

  • Chief information officers (CIOs)
  • Chief technology officers (CTOs)
  • Managers
  • Supervisory staff
  • Team leaders
  • Service designers
  • IT architects
  • IT planners
  • IT consultants
  • IT audit managers
  • IT security managers
  • ITSM trainers involved in the ongoing management, co-ordination and integration of operation activities within the service lifecycle
  • Individuals who require a detailed understanding of the ITIL® service operation stage of the ITIL® service lifecycle and how it may be implemented to enhance the quality of IT service provision within an organization
  • IT professionals working within or about to enter a service operation environment and requiring an understanding of the concepts, processes, functions and activities involved
  • Individuals who have attained the ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management and wish to advance to higher level ITIL® certifications
  • Individuals seeking the ITIL® Expert Certification in IT Service Management for which this qualification can be one of the prerequisite modules
  • Individuals seeking progress toward the ITIL® Master Certificate in IT Service Management for which the ITIL® Expert is a prerequisite.

 Prerequisites

Candidates wishing to be trained and examined for this qualification must already hold the ITIL® Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (the V3 Foundation or V2 Foundation plus Bridge Certificate) which shall be presented as documentary evidence to gain admission.

Additionally, to be eligible for this ITIL® Intermediate qualification, candidates shall fulfill the following requirements:

  • At least 21 contact hours (hours of instruction, excluding breaks, with an Accredited Training Organization (ATO) or an accredited e-learning solution) for this syllabus, as part of a formal, approved training course/scheme
  • It is recommended that students should complete at least 21 hours of personal study by reviewing the syllabus and the Service Design publication in preparation for the examination
  • There is no minimum requirement but a basic IT literacy and around 2 years IT experience are highly desirable

Program Material

This ITIL® program includes the following program material:

  • Program slide presentation
  • Syllabus document
  • Sample examination questions and answers
  • ITIL® acronyms and glossary

Simulation and practical application

We provide the students with real life experiences; for the purpose of discussion and to show the value of using best practice, we could use the client organization as “Case study” example (where private course is delivered).

Content and Objectives

Through a series of lectures designed at achieving a clear understanding of the ITIL® Best Practice lifecycle approach and through various exercises, assignments and discussions, participants will gain the necessary knowledge enabling them to capture:

  • Introduction to service operation
  • Service operation principles
  • Service operation processes
  • Common service operation activities
  • Organizing for service operation: functions
  • Technology considerations
  • Implementation of service operation
  • Challenges, critical success factors and risks.

The program will cover the following modules:

Course participants will have the ability to capture, understand and describe, identify, demonstrate, apply distinguish, produce, decide or analyze the following topics

 Introduction 

  • The main purpose and objective of service operation
  • The scope of service operation
  • The context of service operation and the service lifecycle
  • The value to the business
  • Service operation fundamentals

Service Operation Principles

  • Achieving balance in service operation
  • Providing good service
  • Involvement in other lifecycle stages
  • Operational health
  • Communication
  • Documentation
  • Service operation inputs and outputs

Service Operation Processes

  • Event Management
  • Incident Management
  • Request Fulfillment
  • Problem Management
  • Access Management

The following topics will be discussed for each of the here mentioned processes

  • Purpose and objectives
  • Scope of Service Operation
  • Value to Business
  • Policies, principles and basic concepts
  • Process activities, methods and techniques
  • Triggers, inputs, outputs and interfaces
  • Critical success factors and key performance indicators
  • Challenges and risks

Common Service Operation Activities 

  • Monitoring and control
  • IT operations
  • Server and mainframe management and support
  • Network management
  • Storage and archive
  • Database administration
  • Directory services management
  • Desktop and mobile device support
  • Middleware management
  • Internet/web management
  • Facilities and data center management
  • Operational activities of processes covered in other lifecycle stage
  • Improvement of operational activities

 Organizing Service Operation  

  • Functions 
  • Service Desk
  • Technical Management 
  • IT Operations Management
  • Application Management 
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Service Operation Organizational Structures

Technology Considerations 

Technology, tools and telephony requirements for the Service Operation processes and activities, including:

  • Generic Requirements
  • Event Management 
  • Incident Management
  • Request Fulfillment 
  • Problem Management
  • Access Management 
  • Service Desk

 Implementation Considerations

  • Managing Change in Service Operations
  • Service Operation and Project Management
  • Assessing and Managing Risk in Service Operations
  • Operational Staff in Design and Transition
  • Planning and Implementing Service Management Technologies

 Challenges, Critical Success Factors and Risks

  • Challenges,
  • Critical Success Factors and
  • Risks

 Summary, Exam Preparation and Directed Studies 

This module summarizes the material covered in the previous modules and prepares candidates for the examination through the review and practice of a mock examination. The Examination is comprised of eight (8) multiple choice, scenario-based, gradient scored questions. The standard duration of the exam is Maximum 90 minutes.