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Our ITIL® 4 Foundation training course will enable you to understand a new way to look at IT Service Management (ITSM) through a Service Value System (SVS).

Our ITIL® 4 Foundation training course will educate you on how to manage IT services and achieve business value within an enterprise.

It is a widely accepted approach in IT Service Management (ITSM) and will introduce you to the core principles of ITIL® best practices and concepts.

Our ITIL® 4 Foundation level training course will cover the following topics:

1. To be able to understand the key concepts of IT service management (ITSM).

1.1 Recall and understand the ITIL® 4 definitions of:

  • Service (a means of delivering value to customers by facilitating desired outcomes without ownership of specific costs and risks)
  • Utility (the functionality or capability provided by a service that meets the needs of customers and supports their desired outcomes)
  • Warranty (the assurance that a service will perform as agreed, providing customers with confidence in its reliability and meeting specified quality standards)
  • Customer (the recipient of a service. They define the requirements and determine the value of the service delivered)
  • User (an individual who utilises IT services to perform their tasks, typically interacting directly with the service and its components)
  • Service management (set of activities, processes, and capabilities used to deliver value through services, focusing on meeting customer needs and achieving business outcomes effectively)
  • Sponsor (an individual or group responsible for providing financial or organisational support for a service or project)

1.2 Describe the key concepts of creating value with:

  • Cost
  • Value
  • organisation
  • Outcome
  • Output
  • Risk
  • Utility
  • Warranty

1.3 Describe the key concepts of service relationships:

  • Service offering - the creation, management, and delivery of services that meet customer needs, align with business objectives, and drive value.
  • Service relationship management - establishing and nurturing positive relationships with customers, stakeholders, and service providers to ensure successful service delivery and customer satisfaction.
  • Service provision - processes, resources, and activities involved in delivering and supporting services to meet customer needs and expectations effectively.
  • Service consumption - the utilisation of services by customers to meet their specific needs and achieve desired outcomes effectively and efficiently.

2. Understand how the ITIL® 4 7 guiding principles can help an organisation adopt and adapt service management

2.1 Describe the attributes, adoption and interaction of the ITIL 7 guiding principles

2.2 Explain the use of the 7 guiding principles

  • Focus on value (delivering value to your customers and stakeholders)
  • Start where you are (build upon your existing capabilities, resources, and processes)
  • Progress iteratively with feedback (continuously learning and adapting based on feedback and experiences)
  • Collaborate and promote visibility (promoting visibility across your organisation to enable better decision-making and problem-solving)
  • Think and work holistically (understand the end-to-end nature of services, the dependencies between processes, and the impact of decisions on your entire IT ecosystem)
  • Keep it simple and practical (Simplicity and practicality should be prioritised when designing and implementing ITSM practices)
  • Optimise and automate (optimisation and automation to improve the overall efficiency and effectiveness of ITSM practices)

3. Understand the four dimensions of IT service management

3.1 Describe the four dimensions of IT service management:

  • Organisations and people - Focus on culture, roles, skills, and teamwork to enable effective service management practices.
  • Information and technology - Utilise technology and information to deliver services and enable business outcomes.
  • Partners and suppliers - Collaborate with external partners and suppliers to optimise service delivery and meet customer needs.
  • Value streams and processes - Define and manage end-to-end value streams and processes to create, deliver, and support services efficiently.

4. Understand the purpose and components of the ITIL® 4 service value system (SVS)

4.1 Describe the ITIL® 4 service value system

5. Understand the activities of the service value chain (SVC), and how they interconnect

5.1 Describe the interconnected nature of the service value chain and how this supports value streams

5.2 Describe the inputs, outputs, and purpose of each value chain activity:

  • Plan - Strategise and prioritise service offerings, assess risks, and define objectives to meet customer and business needs.
  • Improve - Continuously identify areas for improvement, initiate change, and optimise services, processes, and practices.
  • Engage - Understand and engage with customers, stakeholders, and partners to ensure effective communication and collaboration.
  • Design & transition - Design and develop services, test and deploy changes, and ensure smooth transition to production environments.
  • Obtain/build - Source, build, and manage resources required for service delivery, including infrastructure, technology, and capabilities.
  • Deliver & support - Provide and manage services, handle incidents, fulfil requests, and maintain service levels and customer satisfaction.

6. Know the purpose and key terms of 15 ITIL® 4 practices

6.1 Recall the purpose of the following ITIL® 4 practices:

  • Information security management
  • Relationship management
  • Supplier management
  • IT asset management
  • Monitoring and event management
  • Release management
  • Service configuration management
  • Deployment management
  • Continual improvement
  • Change control
  • Incident management
  • Problem management
  • Service request management
  • Service desk
  • Service level management

6.2 Recall definitions of the following ITIL® 4 terms:

  • Availability - the ability of a service or component to be accessible and functioning when needed by users.
  • IT asset - any resource or component used to deliver IT services, including hardware, software, and documentation.
  • Event - any detectable occurrence or change in state that has significance for the management of IT services and infrastructure.
  • Configuration item (CI) - represents a component or resource that needs to be managed, tracked, and controlled to deliver IT services effectively.
  • Change - the process of introducing modifications to IT services, systems, or infrastructure in a controlled and coordinated manner.
  • Incident - any unplanned interruption, reduction in quality, or failure of an IT service that impacts user experience.
  • Problem - underlying cause of one or more incidents and focuses on preventing their recurrence. It involves root cause analysis and proactive resolution.
  • Known error - a problem that has been diagnosed and has a documented solution or workaround available to resolve it.

7. Understand 7 ITIL® 4 practices

7.1 Explain the following ITIL® 4 practices in detail, including how they apply within the service value chain:

  • Continual improvement, including the continual improvement model
  • Change control
  • Incident management
  • Problem management
  • Service request management
  • Service desk
  • Service level management

Our ITIL® 4 Foundation training course is suitable for those working in IT who are interested in IT Service Management (ITSM) or those who want to apply ITIL® best practice principles across an enterprise. As ITIL® 4 Foundation is the entry-point into the ITIL® 4 certification pathway, it is applicable to anyone working in IT. It's also intended for the following roles:

  • IT Service Managers
  • Service Desk Analysts
  • Service Desk Managers
  • Incident Managers
  • Problem Managers
  • Change Managers
  • Deployment Managers
  • Release Managers
  • Service Asset Managers
  • Business Analysts
  • Enterprise Architects
  • Transition Managers
  • Service Delivery Managers
  • Service Level Managers
  • Business Relationship Managers
  • Service Integrators
  • Project Managers

Our ITIL® 4 Foundation training course includes the following materials:

  • Pre-reading
  • A Full ITIL® 4 Foundation Course Manual
  • ITIL® 4 Official Core Guidance (eBook Format)
  • Quizzes
  • Exercises
  • ITIL® 4 Foundation Exam Voucher

There are no formal entry-level requirements for our ITIL® 4 Foundation training course.

You will be sent joining instructions and pre-course information before our ITIL® 4 Foundation training course.

ITIL® 4 Foundation Examination:

The information for the ITIL® 4 Foundation examination is below:

  • 1-hour duration
  • 40 multiple-choice questions
  • The pass mark for ITIL® 4 Foundation exam is 26/40

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ITIL® 4 Foundation Certificate In IT Service Management (ITSM)

ITIL® Relevance

ITIL® is used by millions of professionals globally. Businesses are built on the ITIL® framework. Every year, organisations all over the world invest heavily in adopting and adapting the ITIL® 4 Foundation into their business practices and up-skilling their staff with ITIL® 4 qualifications.

AXELOS Global Best Practice have performed extensive research among a diverse group of stakeholders, and it has shown that the ITIL® framework is fundamental to organisations, it enables transformation and helps them to realise value.

AXELOS Global Best Practice understand the need for a smooth transition from ITIL® V3 to ITIL® 4 and recognise the need to ensure that your investment in the ITIL® 4 framework continues to drive and enhance your organisation's performance.

Therefore, you can feel reassured that ITIL® 4 has been created to be compatible with the current ITIL® certification scheme. All existing ITIL® qualifications will remain valid until the following update and all credits gained will help you continue your ITIL® journey in the new certification scheme.

The core fundamentals and key concepts of ITIL® will still be as relevant to you and your business as they are today following the release of ITIL® 4. This next evolution of ITIL® is a transition from an organisation’s existing investment in ITIL® and its way of working to a faster, more flexible, and adaptive approach.

ITIL® Certifications

ITIL® 4 will help your organisation to navigate through the new technological era, commonly known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The speed of current breakthroughs is disrupting almost every industry on a global scale.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is marked by emerging technology in fields like robotics, Artificial Intelligence (AI), nanotechnology, quantum computing, biotechnology, The Internet of Things (IoT), 3D printing, autonomous vehicles and so much more.

The ITIL® 4 Foundation framework will provide you with a practical and flexible basis to support your organisation on your journey into the new digital transformation by helping you align your human, digital and physical resources to compete within the modern complex landscape and adopt emerging technologies into your own IT operations.

With the release of ITIL® 4, the context of ITIL® is now much bigger and emphasises on the business and technology world, how it works today and how it will work in the future with Agile, DevOps and digital transformation.

ITIL® 4 will be way more relevant to Developers, practitioners, and your business through promoting a holistic view of delivering products and services. From ITIL® 4 Foundation level, ITIL® 4 will highlight the importance of collaboration, transparency automating where possible, and working holistically.

ITIL® 4 retains a lot of the core elements that makes the ITIL® framework so valuable to professionals and organisations today. We know that change is a constant state and organisations are struggling to navigate it. ITIL® 4 is the best practice, which will support your organisation in navigating through ongoing change.

ITIL® 4 is the next iteration that incorporates all the very best features from ITIL® as it is known today and expands IT and Services to a new level, moving from traditional process lead delivery - ITIL® 4 supports faster, high quality and value driven delivery for you and your business.

ITIL® V3 Relevance

ITIL® V3 is more relevant than ever and is in demand globally by hundreds and thousands of IT Practitioners. The transition to ITIL® 4 will be smooth and all certifications will remain valid following the ITIL® 4 update and will still be recognized as valuable qualifications everywhere.

ITIL® 4 has evolved from ITIL® V3 and offers a practical and flexible transition, which will allow organisations to adopt the new ways of working required by the modern digital world. The new ITIL® 4 update is the result of feedback and insights from thousands of professionals and organisations like you.

The ITIL® 4 Foundation was developed and refined by a team of industry experts from around the world, including 150 content writer, reviewers, and contributors from the wider IT industry. AXELOS Global Best Practice has engaged a diverse range of people in the creation of ITIL® 4 and those in the group participated in pulse surveys, debates in a private community group and took active roles in reviewing the update.

AXELOS Limited brought together a top architecture team to collaborate on the development of ITIL® 4. You can watch the introductory videos via the Global ITIL® Development Group, and we will engage the Global ITIL® Development Group throughout development. Purple Griffon encourage anyone who is interested in the ITIL® 4 update to sign up to www.AXELOS.com/ITIL®-research.

ITIL® V3 Certifications

ITIL® V3 will continue to support organisation and individuals to achieve optimal value from IT and Digital Services. ITIL® V3 will equip a service provider with a clear capability model, aligning them both to business strategy and customer needs.

ITIL® is a globally recognized framework, which provides comprehensive practical and proven guidance for establishing an IT Service Management (ITSM) system, encouraging consistency and continual improvement for organisation using IT enabled services.

The ITIL® Best Practice framework provides a common language and tools that power collaboration with IT Teams to deliver values across the whole organisation. ITIL® is the worldwide standard in Best Practice and is implemented by millions of Practitioners.

Did you know that it is also relied upon by 90% of the Financial Times Stock Exchange (FTSE) 500 to run their IT Operations?

The ITIL® V3 Foundation level gives a high-level overview and ITIL® V3 Practitioner level focuses on how to practically adopt and adapt the ITIL® framework, but if you are looking to demonstrate knowledge of the entire ITIL® scheme, then you should start to work through the intermediate credit system to earn the ITIL® Expert qualification.

What is the difference between ITIL® V3 and ITIL® 4 qualifications?

ITIL® V3 describes IT Service Management (ITSM) around 26 processes and functions that are part of a continuous process of 5 ITIL® Lifecycles:

  • ITIL® Service Strategy
  • ITIL® Service Design
  • ITIL® Service Transition
  • ITIL® Service Operation
  • ITIL® Continual Service Improvement

Remember: All the ITIL® V3 key concepts and body of knowledge is still very relevant and worthwhile to you and your organisation!

ITIL® 4 will take you through a more evolved view of a Service Value System (SVS), which provides a holistic end-to-end picture of what it really means to contribute to business value, and integrates concepts from models such as Lean IT, Agile and DevOps.

By the end of the ITIL® 4 Foundation course, you should have the knowledge and understanding of the ITIL® framework to pass the ITIL® 4 examination.

You will cover the following in the foundation certification:

  • The Seven Guiding Principles of ITIL® 4
  • ITIL®'s New Service Value Chain
  • The Four Dimensions of Service Management
  • The 34 ITIL® practices, with a focus on 15 of these key concepts from Lean IT, Agile, DevOps, and organisational Change Management, and why these are important to deliver business value

ITIL® 4 Foundation FAQS

Joining Instructions for Purple Griffon training courses are sent the week before the course start date. First, your Account Manager will email to confirm your booking with you. Both, the materials and exam voucher will be emailed to you the week before the training course. Finally, the tutor will send the invitation to you directly and this will be via the MS Teams or Zoom platform.

Our ITIL® 4 Foundation training course is delivered over three days.

Our three-day ITIL® 4 Foundation training course is usually delivered from 09:00 to 17:00 (UK Time).

Yes, ITIL® 4 Foundation is the starting point in your ITIL® 4 certification journey and is the prerequisite for the ITIL® 4 Managing Professional (MP) and ITIL® 4 Strategic Leader (SL) training courses.

ITIL® 4 still has most of the core elements of ITIL® V3, and existing guidance will be recognisable in parts of ITIL® 4, however the are no direct like-for-like modules between the two existing ITIL® certification schemes.

The ITIL® 4 Foundation proctored examination without formal training is £495 + VAT.

If you are attending our three-day ITIL® 4 Foundation virtual training course, our expert tutors have years of experience in IT Service Management (ITSM) and will teach you everything you need to know to pass the ITIL® 4 Foundation exam. You will also be provided with ITIL® 4 Foundation sample papers and the official core guidance in eBook format for you to work through before your proctored exam.

Sure! Our ITIL® 4 Foundation Exam bundle costs £495 + VAT and includes the official proctored examination and core guidance in eBook format. Our ITIL® 4 Foundation Exam bundle requires you to complete at least 16 hours of self-study in preparation for the ITIL® 4 Foundation examination. You will not receive any formal training via our online training platform or from a tutor.

The ITIL® 4 Foundation proctored examination is taken over one-hour and comprises of forty multiple-choice questions. In order to get your ITIL® 4 Foundation certificate, you must score 65% or 26/40 to pass the exam. With Purple Griffon, sitting your ITIL® 4 Foundation exam is now easier than ever.

From 01 January 2023: All PeopleCert certifications will need to be renewed after three years. You can do this by retaking the examination before the renewal date, collecting professional development points via MyAXELOS or taking further certifications before the renewal date. If you make the decision to not renew your certification, you will not be removed from the Successful Candidate Register (SCR). You will remain on the Successful Candidate Register (SCR), however it will be flagged that your certification is not up to date.

The ITIL® 4 Foundation proctored examination is a closed book examination with no notes.

The ITIL® 4 Foundation exam can be taken in English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese (Brazil) and Spanish.

Our three-day ITIL® 4 Foundation training course will give you a new way to look at IT Service Management (ITSM) through a Service Value System (SVS). It introduces an end-to-end operating model for the creation, delivery and continual improvement of technology-enabled products and services. Our ITIL® 4 Foundation training course is suitable for anyone who needs to understand the key concepts of IT and digital service delivery, and who is interested in helping their organisation embrace the new service management culture.

To be awarded the ITIL® 4 Foundation certification, you must complete ITIL® 4 Foundation certification training, and when you feel comfortable, take the ITIL® 4 Foundation proctored exam. If you score 65% or 26/40 correct answers in the exam, then you will receive your ITIL® 4 Foundation certificate.

There are no prerequisites associated with our ITIL® 4 Foundation training course.

Read the PeopleCert Official Guidance for Windows Devices and MacOS Devices for a step-by-step guide on how to take your online proctored examination.

If you are preparing to take, or are registered to take an online exam with live invigilation, please take the time to read the PeopleCert Identification Policy.

The ITIL® 4 Foundation certification is governed and maintained by PeopleCert. PeopleCert delivers exams in more than 200 countries, in 25 languages, through its state-of-the-art assessment technology.

ITIL® 4 certifications help you to compete in a complex market and ensure that you stay relevant. It will ensure that you understand widely-used concepts, terms, and practices to improve your organisation's growth.

ITIL® 4 Specialist Create, Deliver & Support (CDS) is the logical next step after ITIL® 4 Foundation for those wanting to make immediate tangible changes to their organisation’s working methods in service management.

IT Service Management (ITSM) refers to the activities involved in implementing, managing, and delivering the lifecycle of IT services. ITSM is used to make sure the right mix of people, processes, and technology is in place to provide business value. IT Service Management doesn't just help with solving day-to-day issues. It can increase value and cost efficiency and reduce the impact of incidents on the business. IT Service Management is the art of making businesses run.

ITIL® is used by millions of professionals all around the World, and ITIL® has been adopted by thousands of organisations, such as NASA, Microsoft, and HSBC. ITIL® is a set of practices, which focus on aligning IT services with the needs of the business. ITIL® provides comprehensive and practice guidance to establish a service management system. The ITIL® Framework will help businesses and professionals get optimal value from IT and digital services. The main focus of ITIL® is to maximise value to customers by aligning IT resources with business needs.

ITIL® 4 is the latest version of the ITIL® Framework, which was released in February 2019. ITIL® 4 is highly value-centric and focuses on bringing different stakeholders in the organisation together to create value for the customer. With new frameworks growing in popularity, such as SIAM™ and VeriSM™, the previous version of ITIL® (ITIL® V3) had to step up its game and improve the way it dealt with challenges brought on by digital disruption. ITIL® 4, the current version of ITIL®, takes all of the best parts from ITIL® V3 and creates a framework that focuses on delivering tailor-made solutions for organisations through "practices" instead of "processes." Also, Agile, DevOps, and Digital Transformation all play a role in the new ITIL® 4 Framework. The key elements of ITIL® 4 are the four dimensions, the guiding principles, the move from processes (ITIL® V3) to practices (ITIL® 4), and the service value system.

As Of 01 April 2023: Purple Griffon is now offering complimentary Take2 on all ITIL® 4 and PRINCE2® examinations. Take2 is one free exam resit should you fail on your first attempt at the examination.

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