ITIL® V4 Foundation Certification Training in Portland, OR, United States

Path to Become ITIL® MP & ITIL® SL

  • 16 hours of Instructor-led training
  • 16 PDUs (or 25 PDUs on completion of classroom training + 9 hrs of e-learning)
  • KnowledgeHut is an ATO of Peoplecert and a Certified Partner of Axelos
  • Course fee includes Foundation exam fee
  • 5 sample papers to practice for the certification exam

ITIL® Course Overview

1) What is ITIL®?

Business and technology go hand in hand and in order for a company to be successful, both the IT and corporate objectives need to evolve. IT Service Management (ITSM) is responsible for the development of the IT services driven by the knowledge of the current processes involved in the organization.


The Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITIL®) is a framework designed for the standardization of selecting, planning, delivering, and maintaining the IT services and processes within an organization or with respect to services delivered to customers. The framework helps in achieving the predicted service delivery by improving efficiency.


One of the reasons why ITIL® is so well-appreciated and in demand globally is because of its versatility. ITIL® has been designed by keeping in mind the needs of different organizations. This allows the organization to incorporate the framework according to their requirements. One can estimate the scalability and flexibility of ITIL® with the fact that it can be easily adapted due to its ability to work in alignment with other practices such as Six Sigma, COBIT or TOGAF.

2) Certification Levels in ITIL® 4

The ITIL® 4 certification scheme has been designed in a way to align it with the existing ITIL® v3 and provide a clear path for the practitioners to continue developing their skills.

Below are the four certification levels within the ITIL® 4 scheme:

  • ITIL V4 Foundation - now available
  • ITIL Managing Professional (MP) - launching 2020
  • ITIL Strategic Leader (SL) - launching H1 2020
  • ITIL 4 Master - launching H2 2020

ITIL® V4 was introduced with new updates and schemes such as the embodiment of ITIL® Foundation and the ITIL® Master exams.

Once a student clears the foundation level examination, the next steps are the Managing Professional and Strategic Leader. Both these levels have a different set of examination and scheme.

ITIL V4 Foundation:

The ITIL® 4 Foundation Certificate is an introduction to ITIL® 4 framework. It allows the candidates to understand the IT Service Management by using the end-to-end operating model. It deals with the creation, delivery, and continual improvement of IT services and products. ITIL® 4 certified professionals can use the framework to enhance the IT Service Management capabilities in their organizations.

ITIL® 4 is the next evolution of the ITIL® framework. It consists of a stream of four modules named ITIL® Managing Professional (ITIL® MP). These four modules are:

ITIL Managing Professional (MP)

ITIL® Managing Professional (MP) is designed for professionals who engage with technology and digital teams throughout the organization.

They are not just confined to the IT departments. This course attempts to give experience and expertise to run successful teams, IT projects, and workflows.

Modules cover ‘ITIL® Specialists’ in -

  • Drive Stakeholder Value
  • Create, Deliver and Support
  • High Velocity IT

ITIL 4 Managing Professional (ITIL MP) is a stream of four modules that are part of ITIL 4, the next evolution of ITIL.

ITIL® Specialist Create, Develop and Support

This module includes the expansion of the current ITIL® scope to cover the creation of the services. It also covers the activities involving the ‘core’ service management.

In this module, the focus will be on integrating the value streams and activities for creating, delivering, and supporting IT-enabled services and products.

ITIL® Specialist Drive Stakeholder value

In this module, all the interaction and engagement between the service provider and the customer, suppliers, users, and partners will be covered. The main aim of this module is to use the IT-enabled services to convert demand into value.

This module will help the candidates gain knowledge about SLA design, CX and UX design, communication, multi-supplier management, customer journey mapping, relationship management and many more.

ITIL® Specialist High Velocity IT

This module explores the different ways in which the digital organizations and digital operating models function in high-velocity environments.

Working practices like Agile and Lean, and technologies like Automation, Automated testing and Cloud are used to focus on the delivery of services and products in order to obtain maximum value.

ITIL® Strategist Direct, Plan and Improve

This module helps the candidates hone their practical skills to create an organization that believes in learning and improving and has an effective strategic direction.

It will cover the impact of the different working practices in the organization. It also provides candidates with practices and strategies to plan and deliver improvements.

To obtain the designation ITIL 4 Managing Professional or ITIL 4 Strategic Leader, the candidate must complete all modules in each stream, with ITIL Strategist being a universal module for both streams.

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ITIL® Strategic Leader (SL)

This ITIL® Strategic Leader (SL) exam is designed for those who engage with “every digitally equipped assistance”. 

    The objective of this course is to develop an apprentice on how to utilize technology to address and deliver business procedures. It also emphasizes the role of IT in this process.

    The two modules under SL are:

    Both of these exams end at the same level which is the ITIL® Master exam. It is the most advanced level in the examination.

    ITIL® Master

    This certification is a reflection of the holder’s ability to apply ITIL principles and techniques to the workplace and achieve desired business outcomes.

    3) Certification Levels in ITIL® V3

    After the completion of classroom training and a written exam, the admins can complete their ITIL® training and get a certification.

    Levels of ITIL Certification within the ITIL V3 Certification scheme:

      • ITIL Foundation Certification Level
      • ITIL Practitioner Certification Level
      • ITIL Intermediate Certification Levels
      • ITIL Expert Level
      • ITIL Master Level

      1) ITIL® Foundation Certification

      This is the certificate for entry-level candidates and focuses on the key terminologies, elements, and concepts that will be used in the lifecycle of the ITIL®.

      2) ITIL® Practitioner Certification

      This certification will help the professional adapt the ITIL® framework according to the business objectives of their organization. This course can be taken up any time after a foundation certificate has been received. This course will also include metrics, communication, and organizational change management.

      3) ITIL® Intermediate Certifications 

      This certification covers different concepts associated with the ITSM. It is divided into two tracks- service lifecycle and service capability modules.

      4) ITIL® Expert

      At this stage, the Service Management professionals will be able to demonstrate the entire scheme of ITIL®. After this certification, the admin will obtain skills pertaining to the best practices of the ITIL®. Apart from the exam, to earn this certification, one needs 17 credits from previous modules and managing across the lifecycle module.

      5) ITIL® Master

      This is the highest level of certification in which the Service Management professional needs to explain why they chose their areas of study, methods, and principles. There is no certification exam. The Service Management professional must submit written assignments and some oral interviews.

      ITIL® V4 was introduced with new updates and schemes such as the embodiment of ITIL® Foundation and the ITIL® Master exams.

      4) Career Benefits of having ITIL® Certification

      Here are the top career benefits of having an ITIL® certification:

      1. You will gain a detailed insight into the ITIL® framework helping you manage work better.
      2. You will have better job prospects.
      3. You will be recognized for your expertise and management skills in the organization.
      4. You will be able to understand the common terminologies used in business across the industries.
      5. You will be able to better know the relation between business and IT.
      6. There are several ITIL® v3 certifications that will help you build industry-relevant skills and competencies.
      7. The ITIL® certifications will open doors for you in terms of job roles within your organization.
      8. ITIL® is used globally, so there is a lot of potential for job growth in the market.
      9. For a person who has ITIL® Training, remuneration and pay scales will be much higher.
      10. Certified ITIL® professionals are in high demand and the market is stable enough for them to be in demand for a long time. So, investing in ITIL® certification is a low-risk effort.

      5) Benefits of implementing ITIL® in an Organization by ITIL® Certified Professionals

      The overall goal of ITIL® is the improvement of the business service. There are a certain set of practices that helps IT service management. The support system of the business service is optimized using the capabilities of the people, process, technology, and suppliers.

      • ITIL® is one of the most accepted and recognized approaches to IT service management and delivery. It is well-regarded all over the world.
      • ITIL® is a set of practices, not methodology, making it compatible with popular frameworks like PRINCE2 and PMP.
      • ITIL® acts as a service provider by running the IT department. This makes IT a core part of the business.
      • Processes like the ITIL® Incident Management and Problem Management quickly restore the services and also create workarounds.
      • ITIL® also allows organizations to prevent incidents by performing or conducting major incident reviews and eliminating root causes.
      • ITIL® helps your team better understand and manage customer expectations through service level management and business relationship management.
      • Change enablement and Continual Improvement enable the organization to align the services and products to the changing internal and external environments.
      • ITIL® helps in the management of accounts, budget and charging requirements related to service costs.
      • Risk analysis and management activities are one of the processes involved in the ITIL.
      • ITIL® helps keep the customer satisfaction high giving the organization competitive management.

      6) Credit System & Transition from ITIL® V3 to ITIL® V4

      The ITIL® credit system is used to provide support to the certification scheme of the ITIL®. This is done by recognizing your investment in the certifications.

       ITIL® V3 Credit system

      In the ITIL® v3 credit system, a specific credit value is assigned to every ITIL® certification. It is done on the basis of its level of ITIL® content. After the candidate has completed the ITIL® examination, certification and credits are awarded. These credits can be used to get the ITIL® Expert level of certification. For this, the candidate must have at least 22 credits. The credits can also include the 3 credits from the ITIL® practitioner that covers the full spectrum of ITIL® best practice.

      Before advancing to the ITIL® Expert, 17 credits are required to be earned. These can be earned in any order once the two credits for ITIL® Foundation have been completed.

      Here is detailed information on the credits assigned to different ITIL® Certification levels:

      ITIL® Certification Level

      Credits

      ITIL® V3/V4 Foundation Certification

      2 credits

      ITIL® Intermediate Service Lifecycle stream:

      Service Strategy (SS)

      Service Design (SD)

      Service Transition (ST)

      Service Operation (SO)

      Continual Service Improvement (CSI)

      3 credits each

      ITIL® Intermediate Service Capability stream

      ·         Planning, Protection, and Optimization (PPO)

      ·         Service Offerings and Agreements (SOA)

      ·         Release, Control, and Validation (RCV)

      ·         Operational Support and Analysis (OSA)

      4 credits each

      ITIL® Managing Across the Lifecycle (MALC)

      5 credits


      The following credit values are needed for certification levels higher than the ITIL® Foundation:

      ITIL® Certification Level

      Number of Credits Required

      Composition of Credits

      ITIL® Foundation

      None

      None

      ITIL® Intermediate

      2 credits

      2 credits from ITIL® Foundation

      ITIL® Managing Across the Lifecycle (MALC)

      17 credits

      2 credits from ITIL® Foundation and a minimum of 15 credits from ITIL® Intermediate or complementary qualifications

      ITIL® Expert

      22 credits

      2 credits from ITIL® Foundation, minimum of 15 credits from either ITIL® Intermediate or complementary qualifications, and 5 credits from ITIL® MALC


      The transition from ITIL® v3 to ITIL® 4 scheme:

      One can gain the knowledge and skills required to learn the core concepts of the update while transitioning from ITIL® v3 to ITIL® 4 scheme.

        ITIL® v3 Foundation certified
        Once you have obtained the ITIL® v3 Foundation certification, you can straight away take the ITIL® 4 Foundation to transition into the new scheme. A new single exam will be required to cover the new material in the ITIL® 4 Foundation.

        ITIL® Intermediate/Practitioner level
        If you have started collecting credits from Intermediate or Practitioner levels, it is better to continue with the v3. This will help you prepare for an easy transition while gaining the designation of the ITIL® Managing Professional.

        ITIL® v3 expert
        If you are on this level, get the ITIL® Managing Professional designation by taking the ITIL® Managing Professional Transition module.


        After achieving the designation, you will only need to pursue the ITIL® Leader Digital and Strategy module instead of completing the ITIL® Strategic Leader stream. Completing both the streams will make you eligible to move towards the ITIL® Master.

        7) What is ITIL® V3 Service Capability:

        ITIL® Service Capability modules:

        • ITIL® Operational Support and Analysis
        • ITIL® Planning, Protection, and Optimization
        • ITIL® Release, Control, and Validation
        • ITIL® Service Offerings and Agreements

        ITIL® Operational Support and Analysis

        • ITIL® Operational Support and Analysis (OSA) module focuses on enabling event, problem, incident, access, request, IT operations, technical, and application management.
        • This module teaches organizations and individuals, the management of day-to-day operations of IT services.
        • The candidates also learn the implementation of the ITIL® processes enabling them to deliver and support IT services. 
        • The worth of this module is 4 credits.

        ITIL® Planning, Protection, and Optimization

        • One of the certifications of the ITIL® Service Capability workstream is the Planning, Protection, and Optimization (PPO) module.
        • The module focuses on enabling availability, capacity, demand management, information security, and IT service continuity.
        • Based on the ITIL® Service Design publication, the PPO course helps to develop an understanding of the ITIL® Service Design processes.
        • The PPO module is worth 4 credits.

        ITIL® Release, Control, and Validation

        • This module focuses on the practical applications of Release, Control, and Validation (RCV). 
        • This includes enabling plans, test, and implementing new services to meet the needs of the user and organization.
        • The course’s content is from the guidance contained in the ITIL® Service Transition publication.
        • The module is worth 4 credits.

        ITIL® Service Offerings and Agreements

        • ITIL Service Offerings and Agreements (SOA) focuses on the practical applications of the SOA practices to enable portfolio, service catalogue, service level, supplier, demand, and financial management.
        • This course is based on the guidance mentioned in the ITIL® Service Design and ITIL® Service Strategy publications.
        • This course helps the candidates understand the stages of the lifecycle of ITIL® – service strategy, design, transition, and continual improvement. 
        • The SOA module can help you earn 4 credits.

        8) Why ITIL® V4 was launched by Axelos?

        The most significant purpose for developing an advanced version of the ITIL® V3 was because of its specific shortcomings. These are -
              1. An unsatisfactory involvement with the ITSM Community
              2. Incompetent to perceive the current trends in software developments and IT services.

        The latest version addressed the bad relationship issues by giving them a heads-up as it will publish the updates in the community, thus avoiding any hindrance in the free flow of data. Moreover, to give the students a complete overview from the beginning, the whole foundation course under the ITIL® V4 has been revised. It is updated based on the requirements of modern business. What makes these revisions so accurate is the fact that they are based on the feedback of millions of ITIL® practitioners and are completely practical.

        Evolution of ITIL® V4 -

          • Evolved ITIL® practices in the wider context of customer experience, value streams, and digital transformation.
          • Embracing advanced ways of connecting with the community by adapting to the new ways of working such as DevOps, Agile and Lean hence promoting new alliances.
          • The framework of ITIL® V4 is designed to give comprehensive guidance to organizations on how they should address the new service management challenges effectively and utilize the latest technologies which will help them transform digitally.
          • Designed to assist the organization to provide effective governance and deliver accurate IT service management which is flexible, coordinated and integrated. The flexibility also allows the organization to provide accurate data all over the business without any interruptions to the free flow of data, ultimately improving the customer experience.
          • This update has made the ITIL® framework way more extensible. agile, and collaborative.

          What you will learn

          • The concepts, terms and terminology of ITIL®
          • ITIL® 4 best practices and how to implement them to streamline processes for continuous improvement

          • Fundamentals of Service Management, Service Lifecycle and other IT-enabled services.

          • Applying practices learnt to improve business decisions and optimize customer expectations

          • An in-depth preparation for ITIL® 4 Foundation certification

          PREREQUISITES

          There are no specific prerequisites for this course, and Axelos has not defined any specific eligibility criteria for the ITIL® 4 Foundation exam. However, the ITIL® 4 Foundation certification is in itself a prerequisite for the higher levels of ITIL® qualifications.

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          Who should take this ITIL® Certification?

          • IT professionals
          • Business managers
          • Business process owners
          • Project managers
          • Students and individuals with interest in IT Services Management
          • ITSM Managers and aspiring ITSM Managers
          • Professionals working in other areas of IT like digital, product, development and service.
          • ITIL certified professionals who want to transition to the new version V4

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          ITIL® Course Curriculum

          • Best Practice
          • ITIL History
          • ITIL Framework
          • ITIL Service Value System
          • The Four Dimensions Model
          • Benefits of ITIL
          • Service
          • Service Management
          • Value
          • Outputs Vs Outcomes
          • Costs
          • Risks
          • Utility and Warranty
          • Stakeholders
          • Value Co-creation
          • Products and Services
          • Service Offerings
          • Service Relationship
          • The ITIL Guiding Principles
          • Nature, Use and Interaction of the Guiding Principles
          • 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
          • The Four Dimensions of Service Management
          • Organization and People
          • Information and Technology
          • Partners and Suppliers
          • Value Streams and Processes
          • External Factors
          • Service Value System Overview
          • Service Value Chain
            • Plan
            • Improve
            • Engage
            • Design and Transition
            • Obtain/Build
            • Deliver and Support
          • ITIL Management Practices
          • Information Security Management
          • Relationship Management
          • Supplier Management
          • IT Asset Management
          • Monitoring and Event Management
          • Release Management
          • Service Configuration Management
          • Deployment Management
          • Change Enablement
          • Incident Management
          • Problem Management
          • Service Request Management
          • Service Desk
          • Service Level Management
          • Continual Improvement

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          Sam

          Sam Elgawady

          ITIL

          A consultant and practitioner of ITSM, Project Management, Process Improvement, ITIL Capabilities and Lifecycle Trainer, and IT Business Analyst; Sam has over 15 years of experience in the IT industry.

          Having started his career as a computer technician, then a system administrator, he subsequently went on to play the roles of Business Analyst, IT Manager, IT Consultant, Project Manager, and Training Manager. He has implemented solutions, improved IT Processes, managed projects and delivered training initiatives, and workshops on various best practices including Project Management, ERP & CRM, Business Analysis, ITIL V2 and V3 Track, COBIT, ISO20K to a number of leading private and public sector organisations in Australia, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Egypt, Qatar, Oman, Nigeria, Kuwait, Jordan, KSA and UAE. His mentoring and counselling capabilities are beyond par and he brings in his vast experience while tutoring professionals who wish to become experts in their fields.

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          Prayas

          Prayas Kad

          Lead Management Trainer & Consultant

          Prayas has over 15 years of IT experience spanning across Project & Test Management, Stakeholder Management, Software Validation & Verification, Data Migrations & Integration, Learning & Development Projects, Data warehousing, Business Intelligence and Software Developments, Reporting and Analytics. Assignments. 
          His expertise is primarily in domains like Insurance, Finance, Banking, Telecom Billing, Aircraft Software Maintenance MRO, CRM, UK E-Governance Projects, Publishing Media, and Retails.
          He brings in his vast experience and expertise into his training workshops, and mentors participants in areas of Test management and Integration.

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          Milind

          Milind Gawaskar

          Business Analyst

          Milind is an IT Service Management (ITSM / ITIL) and Business Process Consultant with more than 11 years of versatile IT industry experience and balanced exposure across crucial IT areas including IT Strategy, IT Pre-Sales, IT Service Delivery, IT Risk & Assurance, IT Service Management & Performance Improvement, IT Governance, Business Process Management, Organizational Change Management, Application Development & Support and Infrastructure Support.

          His vast area of expertise helps him mentor and train professionals on a variety of subjects and fields. His qualifications include certifications from Lean Digital, ITIL and COBIT.
           

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          Ian

          Ian Hirst

          Project Manager

          Ian Hirst is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMBOK) and a highly experienced Project Management and Information Technology specialist who has been involved in the IT industry for over 30 years.

          Ian is a Project and Program Management trainer, instructor and counsellor providing project health check, project recovery and program planning support to a variety of business and IT projects and programs in many organizations. 

          He has been a lecturer at the Australian National University and the University of NSW. 
          Ian’s expertise lies in : 
          • Project & Programme Management
          • Transition Management
          • Stakeholder Management
          • Change Management
          • IT Governance
          • Software Development
          • IT Infrastructure
          • Testing & Test Management
          • Business & Systems Analysis
          • Business Process Re-engineering
          • Requirements Management
          • Risk Management
          …among other disciplines.

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          ITIL® V4 Foundation Certification Course in Portland, OR

          The city of Portland has been a center of economic and industrial revolution since the conclusion of World War II. Ever since then, there are different kinds of industries that have set up in the city and made it one of the best places to start your own industry. With favorable industries and thriving economic sectors in the city, the city comprises of different kinds of training institutes, one of them being ITIL Foundation classroom training in Portland.

          ABOUT THE COURSE

          . There are 5 levels which are entirely based upon credits that are given to you on each level after multiple practice sessions, mock examinations and exercises. To help the candidates of course there are different kinds of eBooks that are given to help you grasp things better. The entire course is based on e-learning methods that give candidates a whole new outlook in sharpening their overall knowledge about the subject.

          Benefits.

          ITIL Foundation online training in Portland gives the candidates a proper understanding about the terminologies and key elements about the subject. The course also gives candidates a faster response time in customer service feedback with the right information. It helps you take right business decisions in day-to-day life.

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          . ITIL Foundation training in Portland by the KnowledgeHut team is structured around highly trained tutors who use interactive e-learning sessions to give candidates an in-depth approach to the subject to enhance their concentration levels. If interested, then enrol yourself for a demo class and register yourself for a workshop in the academy for a small fee to gain a long-term benefit, should you want to take things further.