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SDI™ - Service Desk Manager (SDM)

Function Effectively As A Service Desk & Support Manager

Overview

Our four-day SDI™ - Service Desk Manager (SDM) training course provides an end-to-end competency model for the delivery and operation of tech-enabled IT services and enhance the Service Desk Manager (SDM) role, enabling IT support to play a crucial role in the wider business IT strategy.

Our SDI™ - Service Desk Manager (SDM) certification recognises your knowledge of the competencies, requirements and skills required to manage a Service Desk.

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You can book this course and hold it in credit until you have decided on a specific course date. Alternatively, please view our other course dates.
Exam Included
4 Days
£1995Excl. VAT

Course Syllabus

Our SDI™ - Service Desk Manager (SDM) training course contains everything that is essential to core roles and responsibilities of a successful Service Desk Manager (SDM:

Defining Strategic Requirements: Review the purpose, activities, and requirements of a successful service desk from a global perspective, discover the benefits of complying with industry standards and examine ethics in the service and support environment.

Developing A Strategic Role: Examine the requirements for creating an effective service desk strategy that underpins business goals, learn about the purpose and objectives of vision and missions statements, examine the benefits and challenges associated with various sourcing models, and review the objectives and activities of financial management.

The Role Of The Service Desk Manager: Review the characteristics, skills and competencies required to be an effective service desk manager, review the roles and responsibilities of a service desk manager, discuss the reasons why we should promote the service desk, and review the key activities of a successful promotion campaign.

Organisational Change & Project Management: Identify the elements of successful project management and the importance of building persuasive business cases, example the purpose and benefits of effective organisational change, identify opportunities for participation in strategic decision making, and review the knowledge requirements to build good strategic awareness.

Teamwork & Communication: Review the characteristics of effective teams, examine the importance of excellent communication skills from a management perspective, learn the requirements of effective presentation skills, and enhance listening, information gathering and negotiating techniques.

Staff Recruitment, Retention & Development: Examine the requirements for effective recruitment strategies, review the features and benefits of a structured and on-going approach to induction, training and development, and explore the behaviours required to retain staff, maintain effective working relationships and address individual performance issues.

Management & Leadership: Review the activities of an effective manager and an effective leader, identify the elements of successful planning and coordinating activities, and examine the benefits of and how to achieve motivated teams.

Resilience: Examine the importance of emotional resilience, recognising signs of positive and negative stress in yourself and your staff, and effective stress management.

Effective Management Of Resources: Examine the challenges and benefits of commonly used support delivery methods and technologies, explore the benefits of workforce management and resource planning models, and discover the challenges and benefits of adopting self-service.

AI & Automation: Identify the benefits and challenges of increasing automation and AI opportunities within the workplace and explore common examples of rules-based AI and neural networks.

IT Service Management: Explore IT service management and its objectives, recognise the difference between a practice, a process and a procedure, identify the need to effective practices, processes and procedures and the importance of following them, and discover ITIL® 4 practices and their purpose and place within the service desk environment.

Quality Assurance Activities: Review the purpose and objectives of a comprehensive quality assurance program, identify common quality assurance practices, examine the purpose, benefits, and methods of interaction monitoring, and explore the role of benchmarking in the service desk environment.

Managing The Customer Experience: Discover the importance of managing the customer experience and the need for a coherent approach, identify opportunities for capturing feedback, and learn how to use feedback effectively in decision making.

Management information & Performance Results: Examine the relationship between critical success factors (CSFs), key performance indicators (KPIs) and metrics, and identify a range of service desk metrics and their success criteria.

Learning Outcomes

Our SDI™ - Service Desk Manager (SDM) training course contains the complete service management tool kit covering strategy, leadership, employee development, relationship building, service improvement, ITSM processes, performance measurement, finance and tools and technologies.

Who Should Attend

Our SDI™ - Service Desk Manager (SDM) training course is designed for existing or aspiring service desk managers and supervisors wishing to develop their understanding of service management best practice and the most efficient ways of running an effective IT support operation.

What's Included

Our SDI™ - Service Desk Manager (SDM) training course includes the following:

  • Full SDI™ - Service Desk Manager (SDM) Materials
  • SDI™ - Service Desk Manager (SDM) Examination

Entry-Level Requirements

Our SDI™ - Service Desk Manager (SDM) training course is designed for both new and experienced Service Desk Manager, Team Leaders and Supervisors with between 3 and 5 years experience of the service desk environment.

Recommended Reading

There is no recommended reading associated with our DI™ - Service Desk Manager (SDM) training course.

Exam Information

SDI™ - Service Desk Manager (SDM) Examination:

  • Style: Multiple-Choice
  • Questions: 60
  • Pass Mark: 39/60 (65%)
  • Duration: 60 Minutes
  • Format: Closed-Book

Exam Type

Proctored Exam

Qualifications

SDI™ - Service Desk Manager (SDM) Certificate

What's Next

Our three-day ITIL® 4 Foundation training course 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.

Our ITIL® 4 Foundation training course is 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.

Additional Information

Our SDI™ - Service Desk Manager (SDM) training course will help Service Desk Professionals support organisations on their digital transformation journeys.

Frequently Asked Questions

Our SDI™ - Service Desk Manager (SDM) training course is delivered over four days.

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