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This accredited ITIL 4 Foundation course offers an excellent introduction to the new framework and comes with a FREE exam voucher. Students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of ITIL 4, including new features like the ITIL Service Value System (SVS). Students who successfully pass the ITIL 4 Foundation exam will be prepared to move on to the ITIL Managing Professional (MP) or ITIL Strategic Leader (SL) modules.
This course is ideal for anyone looking to begin a career in ITSM, or build on their knowledge using one of the world’s most highly recognized ITSM standards. Students who have earned a certification in ITIL v3 Foundation or above can also take the course to transfer over to ITIL 4.
Why take this course?
ITIL is the world’s most popular framework for IT Service Management (ITSM). The latest iteration of the framework, ITIL 4, offers a modernized and community-driven approach and a renewed focus on the newest best-practices for ITSM and integration with other popular standards, including Agile and DevOps.
This ITIL 4 Foundation course provides an excellent introduction to the newest iteration of the ITIL framework. A number of new ITSM tools and methodologies have been introduced, including the ITIL Service Value System (SVS), which offers a holistic perspective of how IT can contribute towards business goals. ITIL 4 also incorporates concepts from other leading frameworks, such as Lean, DevOps and Agile.
With a more up-to-date view of modern ITSM practices, ITIL 4 is much more practical than ITIL V3. Its release was also highly anticipated, especially given how virtually all IT-driven organizations now utilize ITSM to some degree. As such, gaining your ITIL Foundation certification will make you a highly effective and desirable ITSM practitioner.
By the end of the course, students will be fully prepared to sit and pass the ITIL 4 Foundation examination. There are no prerequisites for taking this course but if you are already certified in ITIL v3, don’t panic! There are a number of ways to transfer over to the new certification path. For more information, visit our page - What's new in ITIL 4?
Students who take this course will learn:
An overview of the tools and methodologies, purpose and components of ITIL 4, including the ITIL Service Lifecycle and the Service Value System
The key concepts and value of IT service management to IT service providers and their customers
How the ITIL guiding principles can help organizations adopt and adapt service management
The activities of the service value chain, and how they interconnect
The purpose and key terms of 18 ITIL practices and the 7 essential practices
How the ITIL best practice framework is used to boost the efficiency, effectiveness and overall quality of IT-related services, regardless of an organization’s size, structure or industry
How to become an ITIL 4 Expert by understanding the new certification path including the ITIL Managing Professional (MP) and ITIL Strategic Leader (SL) streams
Everything needed to pass the official ITIL 4 Foundation exam
Mark Smalley - IT Management Consultant, Contributor to the ITIL 4 Framework, Good e-Learning Ambassador
Also known as The IT Paradigmologist, Mark thinks, writes and speaks extensively about IT 'paradigms'. Mark is an IT Management Consultant and Global Ambassador at the ASL BiSL Foundation. He has spoken at hundreds of events in more than twenty countries around the world.
Many individuals and corporate organizations around the world use Good e-Learning to remain relevant in today's changing world. Their ITIL courses are attractively presented and easy to follow giving students the best possible chance at succeeding in the examination
An Introduction to the ITIL 4 Framework
This introductory module gives a complete overview of the ITIL 4 Framework, the evolution of ITIL 4 and best practices, and an introduction to the ITIL 4 certification structure.
The areas covered include:
Introduction to ITIL 4
ITIL 4 Evolution
ITIL 4 Best Practices
ITIL 4 Certification Scheme
ITIL v3 and ITIL 4
Purpose of the ITIL Foundation Qualification
Who Benefits from the Course
Module 1: The Key Concepts of Service Management
This module will introduce you to the key concepts and terminology of ITIL. The concepts are relevant for all services and service relationships, regardless of their nature and underpinning technology. The concepts include:
The nature of value and value co-creation
Organizations, service providers, service consumers and other stakeholders
Products and services
Value: outcomes, costs and risks
You will then learn how they can be used to address real-world IT service management challenges.
Chapter 1: Key Definitions
Chapter 2: Creating Value with Services
Chapter 3: Key Concepts of Service Relationships
Quiz & Assignment
Module 2: The Guiding Principles
‘Guiding principles’ are recommendations which can guide organizations in any given circumstance, regardless of any changes made to its goals, strategies, type of work or management structure.
ITIL’s guiding principles form the core messages of the framework, as well as ITSM in general. They are designed to support successful actions and good decisions, and can even help users to adapt ITIL to suit their own circumstances.
Many of ITIL 4’s guiding principles reflect those found in other frameworks, standards and methodologies. These include Lean, Agile, COBIT and DevOps. This allows organizations to easily integrate ITIL 4 into their current service management approach.
These principles are applicable to virtually any initiative or stakeholder group relationship. Most importantly, ITIL’s guiding principles encourage and support organizations in pursuing continual improvement at all levels.
The ITIL 4 Guiding Principles include:
Focus on value
Start where you are
Progress iteratively with feedback
Collaborate and promote visibility
Think and work holistically
Keep it simple and practical
Optimize and automate
This module will introduce you to ITIL’s Guiding Principles, as well as their purpose, flexibility and relationship with other standards and frameworks.
Module 3: The Four Dimensions of Service Management
The four dimensions of service management offered by ITIL 4 provide a holistic view of the different constraints, resource types and other points of focus which must be considered when designing, managing or operating an organization.
Organizations and people
Information and technology
Partners and suppliers
Value streams and processes
By approaching any problems and developments from the perspective of each dimension individually, organizations can ensure that their Service Value System (SVS) is both balanced and effective.
This module will provide you with a clear understanding of the four dimensions of service management outlined in the ITIL 4 syllabus, and how they enable a holistic approach to ITSM.
Module 4: Service Value System (SVS)
The ITIL 4 SVS describes the different inputs (opportunity and demand), elements (organizational governance, service management, continual improvement and an organization’s capabilities and resources) and outputs (achievement of organizational objectives and resultant value for the organization and its stakeholders) of effective service management.
The ITIL SVS includes:
The guiding principles
Service value chain
In this module, you will examine how these factors work together within a system in order to create value for connected organizations, as well as their customers and other stakeholders.
Module 5: The Service Value Chain
The ITIL Service Value Chain (SVC) is a core component of the SVS. IT offers an operating model for creating, delivering and continually improving services. It consists of six activities which can be combined in a number of different ways to create flexible value streams. The SVS can also accommodate different approaches, including DevOps.
This flexibility enables users to adapt services in order to meet changing demands as effectively and efficiently as possible. SVS activities are supported by ITIL practices, creating a highly versatile tool for ITSM.
This module will introduce you to the SVS and how it can be used and adapted to manage different products and services.
Module 6: Practice: Purpose and Key Terms
This module covers the 18 ITIL 4 Practices. Students will learn the purpose and description of activities for each practice, as well as their place in the Service Value Chain.
The 18 ITIL 4 practices include:
Information Security Management
Capacity and Performance Management
IT Asset Management
Monitoring and Event Management
Service Configuration Management
Service Continuity Management
Service Level Management
Service Request Management
The syllabus requires that students be able to recall the purpose of each practice. We will go into more detail on the 7 most essential practices in the next module.
Module 7: Understanding the 7 ITIL Practices
The 7 ITIL practices can be used to support multiple service value chain activities. Together, they offer practitioners a versatile yet highly comprehensive toolset for approaching ITSM. They include:
Chapter 1: Continual Improvement
Chapter 2: Change Control
Chapter 3: Incident Management
Chapter 4: Problem Management
Chapter 5: Service Request Management
Chapter 6: The Service Desk
Chapter 7: Service Level Management
Quiz & Assignment
This module will provide you with a clear understanding of the 7 ITIL practices, their importance and their relationship the ITIL Service Value Chain.
Practice Exam Simulators
These practice exams are designed to simulate the conditions that students will face when taking the official ITIL 4 Foundation examination. It will be well worth testing your knowledge on ITIL 4 before booking your exam, as it will give you the chance to highlight and revise any modules which you have been struggling with.
When you feel you are ready to sit the ITIL Foundation exam, simply contact Good e-Learning to request your FREE exam voucher.
Exams / Assessments
In order to achieve your ITIL Foundation qualification, you must pass the ITIL® 4 Foundation exam. You can take the exam online (virtually) using a service provided by PeopleCert.
When you have completed this course, you will be ready to start preparing for the ITIL 4 Foundation exam. To support you with this, this eLearning course contains two practice exams that will simulate the conditions of the real thing.
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Before booking your exam, it will be a good idea to make sure that your device meets the technical requirements. You can do so via this online test. This test will examine the suitability of your webcam, microphone and internet connection. Please visit the PeopleCert website for more information and guidance.
What you need to know about the exam:
This is a multiple choice 'Objective Test Question' (OTQ) exam consisting of 40 questions
There is a time limit of 60 minutes to complete the exam
The exam is closed book, with only the provided materials being permitted for use
The pass mark for the exam is 65%: you must get 26 out of 40 questions correct
In countries where English is a second language, the time allocated for the exam is extended to 75 minutes
You will be tested on:
The key concepts of service management
How the ITIL guiding principles can help an organization adopt and adapt service management
The four dimensions of service management
The purpose and components of the ITIL service value system
The activities of the service value chain, and how they interconnect
The purpose and key terms of 18 ITIL practices
The 7 essential ITIL practices
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