This 3-day course immerses learners in the overall concepts, processes, policies and methods associated with the Service Operation phase of the Service Lifecycle. The course covers the management and control of the activities and techniques within the Service Operation stage, but not the detail of each of the supporting processes. This course is designed using an engaging scenario-based approach to learning the core disciplines of the ITIL® best practice and positions the student to successfully complete the associated exam.
The Service Operation Lifecycle course will be of interest to:
- Individuals who have their ITIL® Foundation Certificate who want to purse the intermediate and advanced level ITIL® certifications.
- Individuals who require understanding of the ITIL® Service Operation phase of the ITIL® core lifecycle and how it may be implemented to enhance the quality of IT service provision within an organization.
- IT professionals working in or new to a Service Operation environment and requiring a detailed understanding of the concepts, processes, functions and activities involved.
- Individuals seeking the ITIL® Expert certification in IT Service Management for which this qualification is one of the prerequisite modules
- Individuals seeking progress towards the ITIL® Master in IT Service Management for which the ITIL® Expert is a prerequisite
- A typical role includes (but is not restricted to): CIOs, CTOs, managers, supervisory staff, team leaders, designers, architects, planners, IT consultants, IT audit managers, IT security managers and ITSM trainers involved in the ongoing management, coordination and integration of operation activities within the Service Lifecycle.
Upon completion of this course and examination, the learner will gain competencies in:
- Understanding Service Management as a Practice and Service Operation principles, purpose and objective
- Understanding how all Service Operation processes interact with other Service Lifecycle processes
- The subprocesses, activities, methods and functions used in each of the Service Operation processes
- The roles and responsibilities within Service Operation and the activities and functions to achieve operational excellence
- How to measure Service Operation performance
- Understanding technology and implementation requirements in support of Service Operation
- The challenges, critical success factors and risks related with Service Operation
Candidates for this course must:
Hold an ITIL® Foundation Certificate (holders of Foundation certificate from an earlier version of ITIL® , e.g.: ITIL v2, must pass the current ITIL® Foundation exam before attending this course)
There is no minimum requirement but a basic IT literacy and around 2 years IT experience are highly desirable
- Evidence of ITIL® Foundation Certificate and completion of Service Operation Lifecycle course from an Accredited Training Provider is required to sit the exam
- It is recommended that students should complete at least 21 hours of personal study by reviewing the syllabus and the Service Operation book in preparation for the examination.
- The syllabus can be downloaded from:
- The exam is a closed book exam with eight (8) multiple choice, scenario-based, gradient scored questions.
- Exam duration is a maximum 90 minutes for all candidates in their respective language (candidates sitting the examination in a language other than their first language have a maximum of 120 minutes and are allowed to use a dictionary)
- Each question will have 4 possible answer options, one of which is worth 5 marks, one which is worth 3 marks, one which is worth 1 mark, and one which is a distracter and achieves no marks.
- Pass score is 28/40 or 70%
- Distinction pass score is under consideration
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3|
|Introduction||Service Operation Process Part II||Operating Service Operation|
|Service Operation Principals||Common Service Operation Activities||Technology Considerations|
|Service Operations Processes Part I||Implementing Considerations|
|Service Operations Processes Part I||Common Service Operation Activities||Implementing of Service Operations|
|Service Operations Processes Part II||Organizing Service Operation||Challenges, CSF’s & Risks|
|Exam Prep / Mock|
|Homework (review of day’s material)|