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.