Is it possible to learn about ITIL by taking accredited courses and not get certified?

Monday, 23 May, 2022
Yes and no. PeopleCert requires Accredited Training Organizations (ATOs) to sell exams with every course. Now, you do not need to take the certification exam if you are not interested in certifying, but unfortunately you need to purchase the exam. Hence, the answer is yes and no.

Please note: If you find a provider willing to sell you a full ITIL Foundation course without an exam voucher, it means that the course is not accredited so you don’t know if it is accurate. PeopleCert has a department that works to police unaccredited courses because they want to make sure that students have the highest possible success rate.

If you have questions, happy to help. Thank you, Marianne

Are ITIL V3 Exams Available?

Wednesday, 6 April, 2022

YES, ITIL V3 exams are available in many languages.

PeopleCert ITIL V3 Exams Available in 2022:

Hope you find this helpful and we are here to answer any questions you may have.  Contact us.

 

 

Is It Too Late to Become an ITIL Expert?

Thursday, 28 October, 2021

The quick answer is no.  ITIL Expert is available to achieve until December 31, 2021.

Why Now?

For this answer we went to ITIL Expert, Dr. Suzanne Van Hove:  Suzanne shared that if you have achieved 17 ITIL V3 credits, then there are four reasons to take MALC and achieve the ITIL Expert designation:

  • Becoming an ITIL Experts puts you in a very elite group.
  • Taking the MALC gives you a great understanding of the 2011 processes and how they interact; so important to have those thought processes when addressing ITIL 4.
  • Taking MALC gives you a solid understanding of the service lifecycle and where it fits into the ITIL 4 schema, so you have a leg up when you go to adopt and adapt ITIL 4 into your organization.
  • Taking MALC solidifies the concept of ‘process’ to a point where ITIL 4 practices and their application across the enterprise makes sense.

Do you have 17 ITIL V3 credits?  If yes, it’s not too late to become an ITIL EXPERT – but, time is running out.  The last MALC exam will be given on December 31, 2021.  The time to act is now.

SPECIAL OFFER

MALC Course & Exam Offer – $497 (List Price $995)

  • Includes the Accredited Self-Paced Managing Across the Lifecycle Course taught by Dr. Suzanne Van Hove, access to Dr. Van Hove to ask questions, all course materials, 1 PeopleCert Exam Voucher and 1 exam retake if require
  • This offer cannot be combined with other offers and is valid until November 30, 2021.
  • Need help or have questions?  Contact Us.

 

Free Accredited ITIL Training

Tuesday, 19 May, 2020

In order to help students out, GogoTraining is including a fully accredited ITIL Training course with each exam voucher that is purchased May 2020.  The course and exam are both valid for 1 year from the date of purchase.

What does this mean? 

It means that you can purchase today and receive 1 year access to the course for free and take the exam anytime in the next 12 months.

How to Get Your Free Course:

  • Click on this link:  https://gogotraining.com/training/exams/itil/
  • Select the exam vouchers you would like to have and check out
  • The courses you purchase will be placed in your account within 24 hours.
    • Courses come with 1 year access
    • Exams come with 1 year access

Have Questions or need to train a ton of people?

Call us at 877.546.4446 or email customerservice@gogotraining.com

 

ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transitional Module FAQ

Thursday, 19 September, 2019

 

Who can take ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Certification Training?

  • All ITIL Experts
  • Anyone with 17 or more ITIL V3 credits
  • Anyone with 15 ITIL V3 Intermediate credits and ITIL 4 Foundation

Who can teach ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Certification Training?

  • Accredited ITIL Trainers who hold MALC or a minimum of 17 ITIL V3 credits and who complete the Managing Professional Transition Train-The-Trainer videos and take and pass the exam.

When will the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Exam be available?

  • PeopleCert will release the exam on October 3, 2019

How much will the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Course Exam cost?

  • The exam price is expected to be $469.

Which Exam Institute provides the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Exam?

  • PeopleCert

How is the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Exam administered?

  • You can take the exam in a live classroom course or live online proctored anywhere anytime.

Do students have to take an Accredited Course to sit for the exam?

  • Yes, a certificate of completion from an Accredited Training Organization is required to sit for this exam.

Does PeopleCert Offer Exam Re-Takes for free?

  • No, you must pay for every exam.

When will the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Certification Training Course be available?

  • AXELOS finalized the materials that go into the class mid-September therefore it is expected that training organizations will begin teaching courses in the October/November 2019 timeframe.

How long is the class?

  • Classroom courses are 4.5 days with the last half day dedicated to taking the exam.  Online self-paced courses are divided into video lectures, exercises, and sample exams.  It is expected that  students who take self-paced courses will spend 30 hours of study.

Do I need to read the 4 Managing Professional Books?

  • Yes, AXELOS highly recommends that every student has a copy of the 4 books and reads them in addition to taking a classroom, live online or self-paced video class.

Do I need to take the ITIL 4 Foundation Course before I take the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Certification Training Course?

  • It is highly recommended that you take the ITIL 4 Foundation course or purchase and read the ITIL 4 Foundation book from AXELOS as the concepts covered in the ITIL 4 Foundation course will help you achieve the best learning experience when you take the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition course.

 

Get Your Managing Professional Certification Today!

Wednesday, 31 July, 2019

 

The Facts: If you have 17 ITIL V3 credits or more, then you can become an ITIL 4 Managing Professional October 2019. With 17 ITIL V3 credits, AXELOS is allowing you to become an ITIL 4 Managing Professional by taking only 1 course and exam instead of 5 courses and exams.

In addition, you will get to become ITIL 4 Managing Professional Certified in October 2019. Everyone without the 17 credits will need to wait for at least 6 to 12 months to get this certification because AXELOS has not created the courses or the exams for the Managing Professional Track yet.

 

Get 12 Courses for $1,995 (Includes ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Course)

 

What’s Included:  This package is designed to give you all the ITIL V3 credits you need to go directly into the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition course and become one of the first to become an ITIL 4 Managing Professional.  In this package you receive:

  • The ITIL Foundation Courses (V3 and ITIL 4)
  • 5 ITIL V3 Lifecycle Courses
  • 4 ITIL V3 Capability courses
  • The Managing Professional Transition Course
  • Course Transcripts
  • Certificates of Completion
  • $100 off all ITIL V3 and ITIL 4 Exams

 

Get 12 Courses for $1,995 (Includes ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Course)

Extra Bonus:  Once you achieve your Managing Professional designation you only have to take the ITIL Leader course to become an ITIL 4 Strategic Leader.

 

 

Is ITIL V3 Dead?

Tuesday, 4 December, 2018

 

Granted ITIL is a framework and not a technology, but I just couldn’t stop laughing when I saw this cartoon.  With all the hype around ITIL 4 it would “seem” that as of Q1 2019, ITIL V3 will be considered outdated/dead, however, we don’t believe this to be the case.

 

Why Doesn’t ITIL 4 Kill ITIL V3?

For those of you who have individually or organizationally invested in the ITIL Framework via certifications and working in organizations that have adopted and adapted the ITIL Framework, you know ITIL is not something that gets adopted and adapted overnight nor is it something that gets updated overnight. If you run an IT organization that has adopted and adapted the IT Infrastructure framework, then you have trained your people, selected the practices from the framework that work for your group and integrated them into your organization with the end goal of delivering better, more efficient and higher quality services that enable the organization to be more effective and reduce costs.  It would make no sense to jump ship.

 

A Historical Look At Updates

Whenever an update is delivered, whether it be an operating system, language, standard or framework, it typically keeps the best of the current version and adds to it enhancements that bring new capabilities.  Some things stay the same, some things are modified for improvement and there are always new features.  In the case of ITIL 4, the goal, we are told, is to bring the ITIL framework into the digital age.  An age where it co-exists with Agile and DevOps and Lean, to name a few.

 

How Will ITIL 4 Enhance ITIL V3?

The current V3 framework has 26 processes. All very solid. If you have adopted and adapted some or all of them, they are in place and will remain in place.  The focus of ITIL 4 is to integrate ITIL with other relevant best practices like DevOps, Agile and Lean. The core elements of ITIL V3 are expected to remain the same in ITIL 4.

 

What Does This Mean to You or Are Your ITIL V3 Certificates Valid?

ITIL V3 is alive and well.  All ITIL V3 certifications are valid and well respected, AXELOS will continue V3 Certifications until at least June 2020. If your organization has adopted ITIL, then ITIL V3 courses, content and certifications are relevant. If you want to work for an organization that has adopted ITIL, then ITIL V3 courses, content and certifications are relevant. Bottom Line – ITIL V3 is here to stay. ITIL 4 builds on ITIL V3.

 

ITIL 4 Release

The release program for the new ITIL 4 certification will take some time.

  • Foundation will be released Q1 2019; the first exams are due the end of February 2019
  • The 6 advanced courses/certifications will begin releasing June 2020

 

How Do You Prepare?

We recommend that everyone in the ITIL V3 space either buy and read the AXELOS publication when it is released or take a course. Courses are available in self-paced, live online and classroom format. Everyone who is currently in an ITIL V3 shop will want to understand ITIL 4 as soon as possible. That understanding will allow you to start thinking about the new processes that are introduced in ITIL 4 in order to determine which ones and how to adapt them into your organization.

 

Who Should Get ITIL 4 Foundation Certified?

If you hold an ITIL V3 Foundation Certificate and have not gone on to the advanced certifications, then you will want to prepare and sit the ITIL 4 Foundation exam given by PeopleCert in 2019.  This will keep you on the cutting edge and in good stead in the job market.  Individuals who have taken advanced ITIL V3 Certifications do not need to get ITIL 4 Foundation Certified as there is an advanced transition module for ITIL V3 Certificate holders with 17 or more credits.  Now, it won’t hurt you to take the Foundation exam, just know it is not required.

 

Nothing Happens Overnight

Remember, nothing happens overnight. You didn’t get to the place you are now overnight, and you won’t adopt and adapt ITIL 4 overnight. Take all the time you need. When it is released, learn all about it. Make good decisions. Make a plan. Adopt and adapt accordingly.

 

Why Project Managers Need ITIL Certification

Wednesday, 28 November, 2018

 

ITIL© (the IT Infrastructure Library), is the most widely used process driven framework in the field of service management today.  It’s been around since the mid to late 80’s and it’s all about how to deliver effective and efficient services.  Since its inception, ITIL has been adopted by about 90% of the Fortune 500 companies in the world (AXELOS presentation November 2018).

In the 80’s, it was all about how IT could use a process to better deliver services to the organization.  Fast forward to today and everything is about delivering services inside and outside of the business.  It’s what makes or breaks a company.  So why do Project Managers Need ITIL?

  1. All Project Managers service customers – internal and external. ITIL enables Project Managers to better align the services they deliver to the needs of the businesses and customers it supports.
  2. Project Managers need to earn PDU’s in order to maintain their PMP Certification. PDU’s are available for completing study in ITIL.  What better way to stay current?
  3. ITIL is so widely adopted that having a minimum of the ITIL Foundation Certification will enable Product Managers to find themselves more qualified for promotions and exciting new jobs.

The current ITIL version is V3.  V3 is made up of 26 processes.  ITIL 4 is being released Q1 2019 and expands on ITIL V3 to address the delivery of services in the digital age.  If your organization is currently V3 centric, then the V3 Foundation Course will give you the understanding you need to start your journey into ITIL.   ITIL 4 will release in Q1 of 2019 and it will be the next step to understanding how your organization can benefit from a process-driven framework.  We expect that most V3 organizations will stay V3 through 2019 as ITIL 4 will be released throughout 2019.

Once ITIL 4 is released, organizations will need to train their people on ITIL 4 in order to best determine how to adopt and adapt it into their organization.  The ITIL 4 Foundation course will be released Q1 2019.  It is a great way for ITIL Certificate holders from Foundation to Expert to come up to speed on ITIL 4. The remainder of ITIL 4 courses will release the second half of 2019.  Gaining an understanding of ITIL 4 in 2019 is going to be important in helping your organization prepare.  We expect the ITIL V3 to ITIL 4 migration will begin in the 2020 timeframe.

Moral of the story?  ITIL is here to stay and if you are a Project Manager, there is tremendous benefit to achieving ITIL Foundation Certification.

5 Reasons To Buy ITIL Foundation Training on Black Friday

Thursday, 15 November, 2018

 

 

1. The sale begins today so you don’t have to interrupt Thanksgiving to SAVE BIG.

2. You don’t have to wait outside in the cold and get pushed and shoved by thousands of people to get this deal.

3. When your boss comes in and asks you what ITIL is all about, you will know the answer.

4. When ITIL 4 is released the price will be 4x more expensive because it is new and training companies will not need to discount.

5. ITIL credentials look great on your resume and help with raises and promotions.

 

AND – Click Here to secure your ITIL 4 Foundation Voucher during during the Black Friday 2018 Sale!

 

 

How to Navigate ITIL in 2019

Tuesday, 30 October, 2018

 

Not sure what to do with ITIL?  Stay with V3?  Wait for ITIL 4?

With the release of ITIL 4 Q1 2019, we are getting a lot of questions about ITIL V3 Certifications and the best way to move forward.  In this blog we have addressed the questions we are receiving and provided some suggested paths for moving forward.  As always, if you have questions, contact us as we are happy to help.

Status of ITIL V3

It’s important to remember that ITIL V3 is alive and well.  The core elements of ITIL V3 are part of ITIL 4 and all V3 certifications will be available and run concurrently with ITIL 4 through June 2020.

ITIL 4 Release Dates

ITIL 4 Foundation will be the first course released in Q1 of 2019 and the remainder of the ITIL 4 certifications have been promised to be released by AXELOS second half of 2019.  Depending on where you are in the process, many of you will want to continue on your ITIL V3 path as there is plenty of time to master V3 content before you enhance it with the new ITIL 4 focus on digital transformation.

What’s the Best Path for ME?

If you are not sure what to do we have worked with AXELOS and PeopleCert to create 3 solid ways for you to gain relevant ITIL V3 certifications and transition smoothly into ITIL 4.  Have the best of both worlds and don’t get left behind!

 

  • ITIL V3/ITIL 4 Foundation Path– this path is designed for students interested in the Foundation Certification.  In this path you get access to the fully Accredited ITIL V3 and ITIL 4 Foundation courses and 2 exam vouchers.  ITIL V3 is full of very solid information and very valuable to organizations and very important for individuals in IT looking to grow their salary or get a new job.  With this package you get lifetime access to the ITIL V3 Foundation course, the ITIL 4 Foundation course and 2 ITIL Foundation Exam Vouchers.

 

  • ITIL Managing Professional Path– ITIL 4 has created a transition path for ITIL V3 professionals with 17 or more credits.  These individuals, due to their ITIL V3 training accomplishments, get to bypass the 4 course requirement to become ITIL 4 Managing Professional Certified.  If you are on your way to achieving 17 credits or more in ITIL V3, then this is the path for you.  In this path you get access to all 12 fully Accredited ITIL V3 courses and the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Module which allows you to sit for the Managing Professional Exam.

 

  • ITIL Everything – want it all?  Want to continuing mastering all the great content in ITIL 3 before you add on the digital focus of ITIL 4?  If you answered yes, then the ITIL Everything is the program for you.  The ITIL Everything gives you all 12 ITIL V3 courses including Practitioner and Expert and all 6 ITIL 4 courses.  This gives you all the knowledge and wisdom included in V3 all the way to Expert and the ability to achieve all 6 ITIL 4 Certifications and achieve the ITIL 4 designations of ITIL Managing Professional and ITIL Strategic Leader.