ITIL® Service Strategy (SS) eLearning - $699 (incl. exam voucher)

ITIL Service Strategy (SS) is an essential part of the ITIL Service Lifecycle, covering how services are developed to perfectly meet key needs and objectives. This Good e-Learning course takes you beyond ITIL Foundation, offering 24/7 tutor support and FREE exam vouchers to help you get certified


  • Accredited by PeopleCert

  • Credits awarded: 3

  • 22 hours of course material

  • FREE exam voucher

  • Practice exams & revision modules

  • Instant 6 months access

  • Expert tutor support

  • 91% average first time pass rate

ITIL® Service Strategy (SS)

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The objective of this ITIL SS course is to help students to fully understand the role that IT services play in pursuing business and customer-related objectives.

This course offers everything you need to prepare for, take and pass the ITIL Service Strategy exam, including a FREE exam voucher. Successfully passing the examination will also earn you 3 credits towards the 22 required to gain the ITIL Expert qualification.

This course is accredited by PeopleCert and licensed by AXELOS as an official examination institute for an ITIL Service Strategy qualification in IT Service Management.

Why you should take this course:

ITIL Service Strategy (SS) is an intermediate level ITIL qualification. It is one of five ITIL Service Lifecycle modules covering the management and control of activities and techniques documented in the ITIL Service Strategy publication.

This course is ideal if you have earned an ITIL Foundation certificate in IT Service Management. You will gain a practical level of proficiency in the management of the Service Strategy stage of the ITIL Service Lifecycle, fully preparing you for the official exam.

Students who complete this course will have learnt:

  • How to demonstrate an understanding of the risks and success factors used to develop and progress strategies within an organization or program

  • A complete overview of service value definition, business-case development, service assets, market analysis and service provider types

  • A full understanding of customer business objectives and priorities, as well as the role that IT services play in achieving them

  • Accredited by PeopleCert

  • Credits awarded: 3

  • 22 hours of course material

  • FREE exam voucher

  • Instant 6 months access

  • Quizzes and revision modules

  • Increase your earning potential by up to 20%

  • Average first time pass rate of 91%


Course Syllabus - Download the Brochure

  • Module 1: An Introduction to Service Strategy

    • Learning Objectives

      This Module addresses the core concepts of service strategy in terms of its purpose, objectives, scope and its relationship to the other ITIL Lifecycle Stages.

      The candidate must be able to understand and describe:

      The purpose of service strategy
      The objectives of service strategy
      Service strategy’s value to the business

      Understand and describe the context of service strategy in relation to the 4 stages of the service lifecycle:

      Service Design
      Service Transition
      Service Operation
      Continual Service Improvement

  • Module 2: Service Strategy Principles

    • Learning Objectives

      This module unit covers the elements of service strategy that are necessary to understand, use and apply the processes within service strategy to create business value.

      It will enable the use of the knowledge, interpretation and analysis of service strategy principles, techniques and relationships, and the application for creation of effective service strategies.

      The candidate must be able to understand, describe and apply the following topics:

      Service Strategy Basics
      Services and Value
      Assets and Service Providers
      Defining Services
      Service Economics
      Sourcing Strategies

  • Module 3: Service Strategy Processes

    • Learning Objectives

      The module covers the managerial and supervisory aspects of service strategy processes. It excludes the day-to-day operation of each process. More detailed process operation guidance is covered in the service capability courses.

      Each process is considered from the management perspective. That means at the end of this module you should understand those aspects that would be required to understand each process and its interfaces, oversee its implementation and judge its effectiveness and efficiency.

      The candidate must be able to understand, describe and apply the following topics:

      Strategy Management
      Service Portfolio Management
      Financial Management
      Demand Management
      Business Relationship Management

  • Module 4: Governance

    • Learning Objectives

      In this module you will learn how governance can be analysed and used to set strategy with the use of governance frameworks and bodies.

      This unit will enable the analysis of IT governance and to use it to set strategy by leveraging governance frameworks and bodies.

      This module covers:

      What is Governance?
      Strategy, Policy and Plan
      Setting the strategies, policies and plans
      Governance Framework
      What is IT Governance?
      Governance Bodies
      IT Steering Group
      Strategy to Governance

  • Module 5: Organizing for Service Strategy

    • Learning Objectives

      This module looks at the organizational considerations relating to service strategy, including organizational development, departmentalization and design.

      This unit enables the understanding of the concepts of organizational considerations as it relates to service strategy.

      This module covers:

      Centralized, Federated, or Decentralized?
      Deciding on a Structure
      Speed of Change
      Organization Departmentalization
      Organizational Design
      Organizational Design Steps

  • Module 6: Technology Considerations

    • Learning Objectives

      This module looks at the technological considerations involved with service strategy. These include service automation, analytics and different technology interfaces.

      This unit enables the understanding of the relevance and opportunities service automation in the service strategy lifecycle stage.

      This module covers:

      Service Automation Benefits
      Areas for Possible Service Automation
      Automation reduces variation
      Preparing for Automation
      Service Analytics and Instrumentation
      Service Analytics
      Characteristics of good Service Interfaces
      The Critical Role of Service Interfaces
      Types of Service Technology Encounters
      Self-Service Channels

  • Module 7: Implementing Service Strategy

    • Learning Objectives

      In this module you will learn how to develop implementation strategies that follow a lifecycle approach.

      The module covers:

      Implementation Through the Lifecycle
      Following a Lifecycle Approach
      The Impact of Service Strategy on other lifecycle Stages

  • Module 8: Challenges, Critical Success Factors and Risks

    • Learning Objectives

      The primary goal of this module is for you to get to grips with the challenges, risks and Critical Success factors involved with service strategy.

      The module covers:

      Critical Success Factors (CSFs)

  • Module 9: Exam Preparation

    • Learning Objectives

      This section has been designed to support your preparations for the service strategy exam, and includes 2 mock exams, as well as detailed analysis of the exam format and how to complete the exam.


Exams / Assessments

In order to achieve this ITIL Intermediate qualification, you must pass the ITIL® Service Strategy Certificate in IT Service Management exam.

You can take the exam online (virtually) using a service provided by PeopleCert.

It is a complex multiple-choice exam with eight scenario-based questions. The exam is closed book and students will have 90 minutes to complete the questions (candidates sitting the examination in a language other than their first language will have a maximum of 120 minutes and will be allowed to use a dictionary). Successfully passing the exam will earn delegates 3 credits towards ITIL Expert level.

You will be tested on:

  • Introduction to service strategy

  • Service strategy principles

  • Service strategy processes

  • Governance

  • Organizing for service strategy

  • Technology considerations

  • Implementing service strategy

  • Challenges, critical success factors and risks

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Please visit the PeopleCert website for a complete list of information and guidance.

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