This course is a four-day classroom training relevant for professionals who play a role in developing, implementing, managing and improving IT service quality in order to deliver business value. This course is a free-standing qualification and is also part of the ITIL intermediate lifecycle stream, and one of the modules that leads to the ITIL Expert Certificate in IT Service Management. The purpose of this training module and the associated exam and certificate is, respectively, to impart, test and validate the knowledge on industry practices in service management as documented in the official ITIL Continual Service Improvement publication. Practical examples and real life case studies are used to guide and assist with the understanding of key concepts throughout the course. At the end of the four-day classroom training, the certification exam may be taken.

The ITIL Continual Service Improvement certificate is awarded to candidates passing the examination. Participants will also earn 28 Project Management Institute (PMI) Professional Development Units upon course completion.

Objectives

This course and qualification presents a complete overview of CSI including all its related activities: to continually align and realign IT services to changing business needs by identifying and implementing improvements to IT services that support business processes. This qualification reviews improvement activities as they support the lifecycle approach through service strategy, service design, service transition and service operation. Candidates can expect to gain key competencies related to this certification.

  • Introduction to CSI
  • CSI principles
  • CSI process
  • CSI methods and techniques
  • Organizing for CSI
  • Technology considerations
  • Implementing CSI
  • Challenges, critical success factors and risks.

 

Pre Course Reading Materials

It is recommended but not mandatory for course participants to complete at least 21 hours of personal study by reviewing the syllabus and the ITIL Continual Service Improvement publication in preparation for the examination.

 

Course Outline:

  1. Introduction to CSI
  • The purpose, objectives and scope of CSI
  • The value to the business of adopting and implementing CSI
  • The context of CSI in the ITIL service lifecycle
  • The approach to CSI, including key interfaces and inputs and outputs.
  1. CSI principles
  2. CSI process
  3. CSI methods and techniques
  4. Organizing for CSI
  5. Technology considerations
  6. Implementing CSI
  7. Challenges, critical success factors and risks

This course aims at those IT consultants, IT service providers, IT senior managers, IT managers and supervisory staff, IT audit managers, IT security managers, service designers, IT architects who are involved in the developing, designing, managing, delivering and optimizing IT Services within the organization.

 

Candidates wishing to be trained and examined for this qualification must already hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management which must be presented as documentary evidence to gain admission.

 Candidates who hold the following ITIL qualifications are also eligible, and similar evidence will be required:

•  Earlier ITIL (V2) Foundation plus Foundation Bridge

•  ITIL Expert Certificate in IT Service Management (achieved via Service Manager or Practitioner bridging routes).

Certification

Delegates who successfully complete the course and pass the examination will be recognized as certified with ITIL Continual Service Improvement Intermediate certificate under the APMG certification scheme. Delegates who do not attain a passing score for the examination would be awarded a course attendance certificate only.

Prerequisite

This course aims at those IT consultants, IT service providers, IT senior managers, IT managers and supervisory staff, IT audit managers, IT security managers, service designers, IT architects who are involved in the developing, designing, managing, delivering and optimizing IT Services within the organization.

Candidates wishing to be trained and examined for this qualification must already hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management which must be presented as documentary evidence to gain admission.

 Candidates who hold the following ITIL qualifications are also eligible, and similar evidence will be required:

•  Earlier ITIL (V2) Foundation plus Foundation Bridge

•  ITIL Expert Certificate in IT Service Management (achieved via Service Manager or Practitioner bridging routes).

 

Examination

The examination duration is 90 minutes and is a closed-book paper containing 8 scenario-based gradient-scored MCQ (multiple choice questions). Each question will have 4 possible answer options, one, 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.

A candidate is expected to answer all questions and must attain a score of 70% (28/40) and above to pass the examination and qualify for certification.

Singapore

  • 30 Oct - 02 Nov 2017