ITIL Foundation

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ITIL Foundation

3 days


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Course Overview:
This course provides IT managers, practitioners, support staff and staff interfacing with the information systems function with a practical understanding of the key concepts, principles, processes and functions that enables successful IT service management provision. It also prepares delegates for the ITIL Foundation Certificate Examination. The course is based on the ITIL best practice service lifecycle approach featured in the latest 2011 guidelines.

Target Audience:
This course is primarily for IT managers, practitioners and support staff involved in the strategy, design, and implementation and on-going support and delivery of business IT services. It also proves useful for those interfacing with information systems who require an insight into service management best practice. This may include Business Analysts, Business Relationship Managers, Project and Programme staff.


  • Understand how an integrated IT service management framework, based on ITIL 2011 best practice guidelines, can be adopted and adapted within their own organisations
  • Be prepared for the ITIL foundation certificate exam
  • Successfully introduce an integrated IT service management framework based on the ITIL best practice service lifecycle approach

None are mandatory.

Course Content:

Service management as a practice

  • The basics that help define the concept of a service and service management as a practice

The ITIL service lifecycle

  • At the very core of best practice guidance, understanding the value of the ITIL service lifecycle, how the processes integrate with each other throughout the lifecycle. We introduce the objectives, scope and importantly the business value for each phase in the lifecycle.

Generic concepts and definitions

  • Learning the language of ITIL by defining some of the key terminology and key concepts of service management.

Key principles and modules

  • Key principles and modules of service management contained within service strategy, service design and continual service improvement are studied with the aim of balancing cost and quality to minimise risk to the organisation


  • How do the service management processes within service strategy, service design, service transition, service operation and continual service improvement contribute to the ITIL service lifecycle and improving business value?
  • To explain the objectives, scope basic concepts, activities and challenges for four of the core processes (service level management, incident management, problem management and change management)
  • To state the objectives and key concepts for vast majority of the remaining processes including how the relate to each other


  • Explain the role, objectives and organisational structures of the service desk function. Defining the role, objectives and overlap of the other key functions (technical management, application management and IT operations management)


  • Covering the principal responsibilities of some of the key roles in service management (process owner, process manager, process practitioner, service owner)

Technology and architecture

  • Understanding how service automation assets with integrating service management processes
  • Competence and training
  • An overview of competence and skills for service management, competence and skills frameworks and training



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