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Mar. 18, 2019 GTR LIVE Online
9:00 am to 4:00 pm
$2,495.00 (USD)   
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  • April 18, 2019
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About this Course

The ITIL Intermediate Qualification: Continual Service Improvement (CSI) Certificate is a free-standing qualification, but 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 ITIL Continual Service Improvement publication.

Audience Profile

The course covers the management-level concepts and core information about the supporting activities within continual service improvement (CSI), but not specific details about each of the supporting processes.

The main target candidate for the ITIL Intermediate Qualification: Continual Service Improvement Certificate includes, but is not restricted to:

  • Chief information officers (CIOs)
  • Chief technology officers (CTOs)
  • Managers
  • Supervisory staff
  • Team leaders
  • Service designers
  • IT architects
  • IT planners
  • IT consultants
  • IT audit managers
  • IT security managers
  • Service test managers and ITSM trainers.
  • Individuals who require a detailed understanding of the ITIL CSI phase of the ITIL service lifecycle and how it may be implemented to enhance the quality of IT service provision within an organization
  • IT professionals working within, or about to enter, a CSI environment and requiring a detailed understanding of the processes, functions and activities involved Individuals who have attained the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management and wish to advance to higher level ITIL certifications
  • Individuals seeking the ITIL Expert Certificate in IT Service Management for which this qualification can be one of the prerequisite modules
  • Individuals seeking progress toward the ITIL Master Certificate in IT Service Management for which the ITIL Expert is a prerequisite.

At Course Completion

This 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 competencies in the following upon successful completion of the education and examination components 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
  • In addition, the training for this certification should include examination preparation, including a mock examination opportunity.

Outline

Learning Unit SOA01: Introduction to service offerings and agreements (SOA)

Bloom’s Level 2 Objectives – Full understanding of SOA terms and core concepts.

  • The value to the business of SOA activities
  • The lifecycle within the SOA context
  • How services deliver value to customers and the business and the relevance to the SOA processes
  • How requirements are identified through the SOA processes
  • Understanding return on investment (ROI) and the business case

Learning Unit CSI01: Introduction to continual service improvement

Bloom’s Level 2 Objectives – Full understanding of CSI terms and core concepts.

  • 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

Learning Unit CSI02: Continual service improvement principles

Bloom’s Level 4 Objectives – The knowledge, interpretation and analysis of improvement principles, techniques and relationships, and their application to ensure continual service improvement.

  • How the success of CSI depends on understanding change in the organization and having clear accountability.
  • How service level management and knowledge management influence and support CSI
  • How the complete Deming Cycle works, and how it can be applied to a real world example.
  • How CSI can make effective use of the various aspects of service measurement.
  • What situations require the use of frameworks and models, and examples of how each type can be used to achieve improvement.

Learning Unit CSI03: Continual service improvement process

Bloom’s Level 4 Objectives – The knowledge, interpretation and analysis of improvement principles, techniques and relationships, and their application to ensure continual service improvement.

  • What the seven-step improvement process is, how each step can be applied and the benefits produced.
  • How CSI integrates with the other stages in the ITIL service lifecycle.
  • How other processes play key roles in the seven-step improvement process.

Learning Unit CSI04: Continual service improvement methods and techniques

Bloom’s Level 4 Objectives – The knowledge, interpretation and analysis of improvement principles, techniques and relationships, and their application to ensure continual service improvement.

  • When to use assessments, what to assess and how a gap analysis can provide insight into the areas that have room for improvement.
  • How to use benchmarking, service measurement, metrics, service reporting, including balanced scorecard and SWOT, to support CSI.
  • How to create a return on investment, establish a business case and measure the benefits achieved.
  • How techniques within availability management, capacity management, IT service continuity management and problem management can be used by CSI.

Learning Unit CSI05: Organizing for continual service improvement

Bloom’s Level 4 Objectives – The knowledge, interpretation and analysis of improvement principles, techniques and relationships, and their application to ensure continual service improvement.

  • The role of the CSI manager, and the roles of service owner, process owner, process manager and process practitioner in the context of CSI and how they can be positioned within an organization.
  • How to design, implement and populate a RACI (responsible, accountable, consulted, informed) diagram as well as how to use it to support CSI.

Learning Unit CSI06: Technology considerations

Bloom’s Level 4 Objectives – The knowledge, interpretation and analysis of improvement principles, techniques and relationships, and their application to ensure continual service improvement.

  • The technology and tools required and how these would be implemented and managed to support CSI activities such as performance, project and portfolio management, as well as service measurement and business intelligence reporting.

Learning Unit CSI07: Implementing continual service improvement

Bloom’s Level 4 Objectives – The knowledge, interpretation and analysis of improvement principles, techniques and relationships, and their application to ensure continual service improvement.

  • CSI implementation: strategy, planning, governance, communication, project management, operation, as well as how to deal with cultural and organizational change

Learning Unit CSI08: Challenges, critical success factors and risks

Bloom’s Level 4 Objectives – The knowledge, interpretation and analysis of improvement principles, techniques and relationships, and their application to ensure continual service improvement.

  • The challenges and risks such as staffing, funding, management, etc., which can be related to CSI and the details behind how each challenge can be addressed
  • The critical success factors related to CSI as well as how to measure and monitor them

CERTIFICATION EXAM

To be eligible for the ITIL Intermediate Qualification: Continual Service Improvement examination, candidates shall fulfil the following requirements:

  • At least 21 contact hours (hours of instruction, excluding breaks, with an Accredited Training Organization (ATO) or an accredited e-learning solution) for this syllabus, as part of a formal, approved training course and scheme
  • A basic IT literacy and around 2 years IT experience are highly desirable
  • Hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (or other appropriate earlier ITIL and bridge qualifications– see Prerequisite Entry Criteria on p5)
  • It is recommended that candidates should complete at least 21 hours of personal study by reviewing the syllabus and the ITIL Continual Service Improvement publication in preparation for the examination, specifically Chapter 2: Service management as a practice.

Prerequisites

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 in IT Service Management (achieved via Service Manager or Practitioner bridging routes).

Venue:  

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Description:

Live Online Training

Get the same training you expect in the classroom without leaving your office or home. These are NOT recorded classes. They are LIVE sessions with an expert instructor. We use the latest in video conferencing technologies and audio so you can confidently participate in any class just like being right there in person. We guarantee the effectiveness of our online training delivery approach that we will give you your money back if you are not totally satisfied.  Ask us for a demo.

Online class requirements:

  • Moderate to fast Internet
  • Phone, or Speakers or headset (required in order to hear the instructor/moderator). You can use Voice Over IP (VoIP) or you can dial-in from a regular phone.  Whether you decide to use VoIP or a phone, for convenience, we recommend a hands free headset.
  • Training software must be installed on your computer (30 trial versions are acceptable)
  • RECOMMENDED: Dual Monitors or computers. For optimal online learning experience, we recommend participants have dual monitors or dual computers. Your online classroom credentials allow you to login multiple times from multiple computers. Participants should use one monitor or computer to view instructor/moderator shared screen and another monitor/computer to work in the software.

What happens when you enroll in an online class

When you register for an online class, you will receive a welcome email followed by login access to the Citrix GoToTraining virtual classroom. A workbook (printed copy or eBook) will be sent to you prior to the start of class.

Online Training Advantages

Convenience: You don’t have to travel and can attend from your home, office or anywhere with an internet connection. Our online classes are conducted using GoToTraining, a more robust version of the popular GoToMeeting screen sharing and conferencing platform. To accommodate multiple time zones, courses are typically scheduled from 10am – 5pm Eastern with a one-hour lunch break at 12:30 – 1:30 pm Eastern and a 10-minute break in the morning and afternoon. When conducting custom online course for your group, class times can be modified to accommodate your timezone.

Interactive Learning: Our online training is fully interactive. You can speak and chat with the instructor and classmates at any time. Various interactive techniques are used in every class. Our  small class sizes (typically 4 – 8 students), allow our instructors to focus on individual performance and issues and to work closely with you to meet your unique needs. Classes are designed to be a hands-on learning experience, providing opportunities for you to try your new skills while the instructor is available for review, questions, and feedback. You have the option to give the instructor permission to view your computer to provide one-on-one assistance when needed.