There has been a lot of talk about ITIL V4. Questions surrounding ITIL V4 include how it will affect current ITIL Certificate holders, when it will be released and what it will cover. In this blog we will address each of these questions.
What is ITIL V4?
The ITIL V4 update will address how ITIL works and co-exists with other practices such as DevOps, Agile and Lean. The core elements of ITIL are expected to remain the same.
How Will V4 Affect Current Certificate Holders?
If you currently hold ITIL Certificates or plan on getting them this year, all is good. All current certifications will be recognized.
When Will ITIL V4 Be Released?
Axelos announced that the first release of ITIL Version 4 will take place Q1 2019 (January to March 2019).
What Will Be Released?
It is expected that the first release will be ITIL Foundation. AXELOS has stated that the core material will remain and new materials on the integration of ITIL with DevOps, Agile and Lean will be added.
Do I Need To Hold Off On My ITIL Training?
If your organization uses ITIL or you are looking to have the right certifications to get your next job, getting ITIL Certified (Foundation, Practitioner, Intermediate or MALC) now is fine. As noted above, AXELOS is planning to add information to the current framework to bring it into a world where it operates with other practices like DevOps, Agile and Lean. The core framework will remain the same so if you need to get certified, you can do it now.
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