ITIL enables you to fully benefit from proven best practices in IT and is relevant to anyone involved in the delivery or support of IT services.

ITIL is aligned with various international quality standards including ISO/IEC 20000 (IT Service Management Code of Practice) and has been adopted by thousands of organisations worldwide, such as NASA, the UK National Health Service (NHS) and Disney™

ITIL® 4 Foundation: an introduction to ITIL 4

ITIL 4 Foundation enables candidates to look at IT Service Management through an end-to-end operating model for the creation, delivery and continual improvement of tech-enabled products and services.

ITIL 4 Foundation equips candidates with:

  • A holistic approach to the facilitation of co-creation of value with customers and other stakeholders in the form of products and services
  • The guiding principles of ITIL 4
  • The four dimensions of Service Management
  • Key concepts from Lean, Agile, DevOps, and why these are important to deliver business value
  • How ITIL practices described in ITIL 4 will maintain the value and importance provided by the current ITIL processes, whilst at the same time expand to be integrated to different areas of service management and IT, from demand to value.

Who is ITIL 4 Foundation for:

ITIL 4 Foundation is suitable for individuals who require a basic understanding of the ITIL framework and how it may be used to enhance the quality of IT service management within an organization. The certification also applies to IT professionals who work within an organization that has adopted ITIL and so need to be aware of and contribute to the overall service improvement programme.

ITIL 4 continues to support the ITSM community while expanding to a wider range of professionals working in the digital world, guiding how IT interfaces with, and leads the wider business strategy.

Already ITIL v3 certified? Find out how you can transition to ITIL 4 here.

Starting from 1 February 2022, exam vouchers for AXELOS Certifications, including ITIL® 4 Foundation: an introduction to ITIL 4, will incorporate the corresponding Digital Core Guidance (eBook).  The Core Guidance eBook acts as a valuable source for candidates in their day-to-day work, long after their exam has finished. It becomes available in the candidate’sPeopleCertaccount, upon exam purchase and the candidate is able to take advantage of several features available like annotation, highlighting, etc. The ITIL 4 Foundation Core Guidance eBook is already available in many languages, with more to be added soon.

ITIL 4 Specialist: Acquiring & Managing Cloud Services

The ITIL Specialist: Acquiring & Managing Cloud Services module is for anyone requiring vendor-neutral, user-centric guidance on developing a practical understanding of how cloud procurement and technology can integrate with and support broader business strategy and functions, regardless of sector, industry, or cloud maturity.

It explores the concept of the ‘cloud services user journey’ which aligns key ITIL concepts such as Guiding Principles and the Service Value Chain to provide a holistic view and understanding of the entire procurement lifecycle.

ITIL 4 Specialist: Acquiring & Managing Cloud Services enables professionals to

  • Analyze available solutions and potential benefits using a vendor-neutral approach
  • Effectively identify, select and deliver optimized cloud services
  • Facilitate value co-creation through successful cloud services procurement and integration whilst applying the ITIL 4 framework.
  • Adopt a customer-focused end-to-end cloud procurement user journey.

Important Notice: Please note that there are no pre-requisites for studying the Acquiring & Managing Cloud Services module as the relevant key concepts from the ITIL 4 framework will be covered as part of the module, making it accessible to anyone interested in gaining critical skills in this area.

However, accredited training for ITIL Specialist: Sustainability in Digital & IT is mandatory to enable full understanding of the core material. Accredited training can only be purchased as part of a package that includes the exam.

Starting from 1 February 2022, exam vouchers for AXELOS Certifications, including ITIL 4 Specialist: Acquiring & Managing Cloud Services, will incorporate the corresponding Digital Core Guidance (eBook).  The Core Guidance eBook acts as a valuable source for candidates in their day-to-day work, long after their exam has finished. It becomes available in the candidate’sPeopleCertaccount, upon exam purchase and the candidate is able to take advantage of several features available like annotation, highlighting, etc.

ITIL 4 Specialist: Sustainability in Digital & IT

The ITIL 4 Specialist: Sustainability in Digital & IT module is for anyone looking to understand the role IT and digitally enabled services have in relation to the environment, whilst exploring opportunities to positively impact it.

Based on the ITIL 4 framework, the module highlights key sustainability competencies and capabilities that service organizations should develop and build capacity within their teams to effectively address current and future sustainability challenges; including providing a framework to support organizations during procurement and supply chain activities, which can help interactions across the supply chain to practice sustainable IT.

ITIL 4 Specialist: Sustainability in Digital & IT enables professionals to

  • Understand how to use the ITIL guiding principles to deliver value by creating sustainable digitally enabled products and services
  • Effectively address VUCA challenges through sustainable strategies, procurement, products and practices.
  • Obtain a practical grounding in the key principles of sustainability
  • Conduct a full cost benefit analysis identifying potential risks and opportunities using best practice guidance.

Important Notice: Please note that there are no pre-requisites for studying the Sustainability in Digital & IT module as the relevant key concepts from the ITIL 4 framework will be covered as part of the module, making it accessible to anyone interested in gaining critical skills in this area.

However, accredited training for ITIL Specialist: Sustainability in Digital & IT is mandatory to enable full understanding of the core material. Accredited training can only be purchased as part of a package that includes the exam.

Starting from 1 February 2022, exam vouchers for AXELOS Certifications, including ITIL 4 Specialist: Sustainability in Digital & IT, will incorporate the corresponding Digital Core Guidance (eBook).  The Core Guidance eBook acts as a valuable source for candidates in their day-to-day work, long after their exam has finished. It becomes available in the candidate’sPeopleCertaccount, upon exam purchase and the candidate is able to take advantage of several features available like annotation, highlighting, etc.

ITIL® 4 Leader: Digital and IT Strategy (DITS)

This module elevates the discussion around ITIL concepts to a corporate strategy level, by enabling IT and digital leaders to influence and drive strategic business decisions, by creating an appropriate digital strategy aligned to the wider cross-organisational goals.

The ITIL® 4 Leader: Digital and IT Strategy (DITS) moduleprovides guidance on how strategy should impact the design, delivery, and support of services throughout the service value chain of an organisation.

This module is therefore aimed towards IT and business directors, heads of department, aspiring C-Suite professionals and other senior business leaders who want to strategically position an organisation against digital disruptors, craft a digital vision and build a robust digital strategy for long term growth.

Candidates will gain extensive knowledge on how and when technological innovation can help drive organisational success, and when it can add unnecessary layers of complexity and risk, enabling them to balance legacy with new ways of working effectively.

Important Notice: Accredited training for the ITIL Managing Professional modules is mandatory to enable full understanding of the core material. Accredited training can only be purchased as part of a package that includes the exam. All modules have ITIL 4 Foundation as a pre-requisite.

After achieving the ITIL 4 Managing Professional designation, candidates would only need to complete the ITIL 4 Leader: Digital and IT Strategy module to achieve the ITIL 4 Strategic Leader designation.

Starting from 1 February 2022, exam vouchers for AXELOS Certifications, including ITIL® 4 Leader: Digital and IT Strategy (DITS), will incorporate the corresponding Digital Core Guidance (eBook).  The Core Guidance eBook acts as a valuable source for candidates in their day-to-day work, long after their exam has finished. It becomes available in the candidate’sPeopleCertaccount, upon exam purchase and the candidate is able to take advantage of several features available like annotation, highlighting, etc.

ITIL® 4 Strategist Direct Plan and Improve

This is the universal module, that is a key component of both, ITIL 4 Managing Professional and ITIL 4 Strategic Leader streams.

It is aimed at managers of all levels involved in shaping direction and strategy or developing a continually improving team. It provides individuals with the practical skills necessary to create a ‘learning and improving’ IT organization, with a strong and effective strategic direction.

The module covers the influence and impact of Agile and Lean ways of working, and how they can be leveraged to an organization’s advantage.

It will provide practitioners with a practical and strategic method for planning and delivering continual improvement with necessary agility.

Important Notice: Accredited training for the ITIL Managing Professional modules is mandatory to enable full understanding of the core material. Accredited training can only be purchased as part of a package that includes the exam. All modules have ITIL 4 Foundation as a pre-requisite.

After achieving the ITIL 4 Managing Professional designation, candidates would only need to complete the ITIL 4 Leader: Digital and IT Strategy module to achieve the ITIL 4 Strategic Leader designation.

Starting from 1 February 2022, all exam vouchers for AXELOS Certifications, including ITIL® 4 Strategist Direct Plan and Improve, will incorporate the corresponding Digital Core Guidance (eBook). The Core Guidance eBook acts as a valuable source for candidates in their day-to-day work, long after their exam has finished. It becomes available in the candidate’sPeopleCertaccount, upon exam purchase and the candidate is able to take advantage of several features available like annotation, highlighting, etc.

ITIL® 4 Specialist: Drive Stakeholder Value

This module covers all forms of engagement and interaction between service providers and their customers, users, suppliers and partners.

It empowers candidates and organisations to deliver exceptional value by focusing on the conversion of demand into tangible benefits through IT-enabled services. By facilitating effective stakeholder management, digital professionals are better able to target stakeholders with the right service offerings and value propositions, distinguishing themselves and their organisations within a competitive and demanding environment.

The module touches further upon the customer journey, allowing candidates to shape customer demand, manage relationships and optimise the customer experience. It will also enable candidates to increase stakeholder satisfaction by co-creating value and developing mutually agreed requirements, providing the necessary tools to foster an advantageous culture of collaboration and transparency.

The ITIL® 4 Specialist Drive Stakeholder Value module drives IT professionals to further interact with their stakeholders and influence and improve the user experience across a much wider framework. This unique module is designed to enhance the careers of digitally experienced candidates, by expanding their knowledge and boosting their existing skillsets in an increasingly digital service economy.

Important Notice: Accredited training for the ITIL Managing Professional modules is mandatory to enable full understanding of the core material. Accredited training can only be purchased as part of a package that includes the exam. All modules have ITIL 4 Foundation as a pre-requisite.
Starting from 1 February 2022, exam vouchers for AXELOS Certifications, including ITIL® 4 Specialist: Drive Stakeholder Value, will incorporate the corresponding Digital Core Guidance (eBook).  The Core Guidance eBook acts as a valuable source for candidates in their day-to-day work, long after their exam has finished. It becomes available in the candidate’sPeopleCertaccount, upon exam purchase and the candidate is able to take advantage of several features available like annotation, highlighting, etc.

ITIL® 4 Specialist Create, Deliver and Support

This module covers the ‘core’ service management activities and expands the current scope of ITIL to include the ‘creation’ of services. It focuses on the integration of different value streams and activities to create, deliver and support IT-enabled products and services whilst also covering supporting practices, methods and tools.

“Create, Deliver and Support” module provides IT practitioners with an understanding of service quality and improvement methods, enabling them to continue to deliver innovative yet reliable tech-enabled services to their customers in an increasingly competitive market.

ITIL 4 Specialist Create, Deliver and Support is aimed at individuals who are continuing their journey in service management, ITSM managers and ITSM practitioners managing the operation of IT-enabled and digital products and services, and those responsible for their end-to-end delivery, as well as holders of existing ITIL qualifications who wish to update and develop their knowledge further.

Important Notice: Accredited training for the ITIL Managing Professional modules is mandatory to enable full understanding of the core material. Accredited training can only be purchased as part of a package that includes the exam. All modules have ITIL 4 Foundation as a pre-requisite.

Starting from 1 February 2022, exam vouchers for AXELOS Certifications, including ITIL® 4 Specialist Create, Deliver and Support, will incorporate the corresponding Digital Core Guidance (eBook).  The Core Guidance eBook acts as a valuable source for candidates in their day-to-day work, long after their exam has finished. It becomes available in the candidate’sPeopleCertaccount, upon exam purchase and the candidate is able to take advantage of several features available like annotation, highlighting, etc.

ITIL®4 Specialist: High Velocity IT

This module explores the convergence between business and IT, providing candidates with a specialised insight into the ways in which digital organisations and digital operating models function through a fast-paced environment.

By highlighting the difference between IT transformation and digital transformation, the ITIL 4 Specialist High Velocity IT module enables the identification of new opportunities for digital investment, leading to significant business enablement. Embedding effective digital services at its core, it will provide candidates with all the tools they need to update their skills for the digital era. At the same time, it will enable organisations to make the right investments, in order to meet and exceed business goals.

Encouraging IT and digital professionals to refine their abilities by increasing the speed and improving the quality of service delivery, the module focuses on creating greater value by promoting new methods of working and challenging existing ways of thinking. It encompasses cutting-edge digital technology to optimise end-user services and implement design-thinking, facilitating the construction of complex, yet adaptive, systems.

This module covers a range of innovative working methods, such as DevOps practices and Lean and Agile approaches. It is designed to help bridge the gap between development and operational practices, and best support digital delivery from optimisation to radical transformation.

Important Notice: Accredited training for the ITIL Managing Professional modules is mandatory to enable full understanding of the core material. Accredited training can only be purchased as part of a package that includes the exam. All modules have ITIL 4 Foundation as a pre-requisite.

Starting from 1 February 2022, exam vouchers for AXELOS Certifications, including ITIL®4 Specialist: High Velocity IT, will incorporate the corresponding Digital Core Guidance (eBook).  The Core Guidance eBook acts as a valuable source for candidates in their day-to-day work, long after their exam has finished. It becomes available in the candidate’sPeopleCertaccount, upon exam purchase and the candidate is able to take advantage of several features available like annotation, highlighting, etc.

ITIL® 4 Managing Professional Transition

Designed for candidates who have already invested in ITIL v3, the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition module provides a straight-forward transition path across to ITIL 4.

The Transition module enables candidates to gain the up-to-date skills and knowledge needed to navigate the digital service economy, whilst recognising their previous achievements. It consists of a mandatory 5-day training and exam at the end of the course. Successful candidates are awarded the ITIL 4 Managing Professional designation.

The Transition module covers the key concepts introduced in ITIL 4 Foundation, as well as important elements of the below modules from ITIL 4 Managing Professional:

To qualify for the transition module, candidates need to hold ITIL v3 Expert or a minimum of 17 credits from ITIL v3 qualifications.

Important Notice: Accredited training for the ITIL Managing Professional modules is mandatory to enable full understanding of the core material. Accredited training can only be purchased as part of a package that includes the exam. All modules have ITIL 4 Foundation as a pre-requisite.

NOTE: There is an official discontinuation date announced for this module as of 1 July 2022. After that date, candidates who want to start their ITIL 4 journey they should first take ITIL 4

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