PeopleCert Exam Price Increase

Monday, 17 January, 2022

 

 

PeopleCert exam prices are going up effective February 1, 2022.  In addition to the price increases on the exam and exam proctoring, as of February 1, 2022 PeopleCert requires the Axelos book to be sold with all ITIL and Prince2 exam purchases.  In a nutshell:

  • PeopleCert exam prices are increasing effective February 1, 2022
  • The increase is expected to be $100/exam

Is There a Way to Save? 

Yes, GogoTraining has put together a program that allows organizations to purchase course and exam vouchers before February 1, 2022 and SAVE.

2 Ways to Save

We are offering course and exam vouchers.

#1 – Buy all the course vouchers you need – Lifetime Access.

Course vouchers act as a placeholder for a course.  You can buy the course vouchers in advance and release them as needed.  Course voucher come with lifetime access and are released when you purchase the required exam vouchers allowing for just-in-time training, budgeting and savings.

#2 – Save $100/Exam Voucher – Purchase January 28, 2022 to get 2021 Prices

If you know what exams you need for 2022 now, buy now and save $100 on every exam voucher or more…Buy in bulk and you will receive a bulk discount and save the additional $100/exam.  Exams are valid for 12 months and can be extended an additional 6 months for $45.

Need help?  Have Questions?

Ask us about our January Special Offers!

Contact GogoTraining.com to Lock In your 2022 Course & Exam Vouchers at 2021 Prices!

CustomerService@GogoTraining.com or call us at 877.546.4446

 

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.

 

Why ITIL 4 Direct, Plan & Improve is the Place to Start

Wednesday, 14 July, 2021

By Dr. Suzanne Van Hove

 

We all know that Foundation is the first course in the ITIL 4 path, but where should you go from there?  ITIL Direct, Plan & Improve (DPI) was the ITIL 4 Managing Professional class I enjoyed most delivering – it tells a story with a moral of “prepare and plan for great success in the future.”

Why Take DPI First?

DPI is the class that I would take first in order to understand the foundational elements of the Service Value Stream (SVS), and to prepare the environment for service creation and delivery, stakeholder management, and eventually looking at the high-velocity environment.

Focus On The Organization

Looking at the new ITIL® training schema and the importance of service value system, Governance and guiding principles are key to setting up a system that reflects the needs of the organization and consumer.  ITIL 4 Direct, Plan and Improve focuses on those aspects, ensuring the foundational principles are in place so that the approving of new/changed products and services is accurate and beneficial to the organization and consumer.

Factors Critical to Your Success

The principles of governance, risk and compliance (GRC) are the main topics of DPI as well as organizational change management (OCM), continual improvement, and measurement and reporting.  While these topics are may be a bit on the “non-exciting” side, they are crucial and fundamental to good service delivery.

Ready to Get Started?

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How to Get a Free PeopleCert ITIL 4 Managing Professional Exam Voucher

Thursday, 11 March, 2021

In honor of the release of our fully Accredited ITIL 4 Managing Professional courses, GogoTraining is offering 50 Free ITIL 4 Exam Vouchers to the first 50 people who purchase an ITIL 4 Managing Professional Course this month.

Here is how it works:

  • Purchase the course(s) you need using the links below for $495
  • Receive a Free PeopleCert Exam Voucher – Valid for 1 year
  • Receive Lifetime Access to the course
  • Receive full instructor support by Dr. Suzanne Van Hove
  • Save $488 (PeopleCert Exam Voucher Price)

Click on the link below to secure your Free ITIL 4 Managing Professional Exam Voucher:

Have questions or need to upgrade your ITIL v3 status to ITIL 4?  Contact Us

This offer is valid throughout March 2021.

Is ITIL 4 Strategic Leader the Pathway to Organizational Success?

Tuesday, 13 October, 2020

I was talking to my good friend Corde Wager (ITIL 4 Managing Professional and all around good guy) today about how to explain the significance of the ITIL 4 Strategic Leader Program and he said:

“ITIL V3 showed us how to manage processes.   With the growth of digital technology throughout the corporation and the advent of ITIL 4, organizations have to grow beyond processes and learn how to create successful digital direction for the entire organization and their customer base.  To do this IT Leaders need to learn how to create and integrate a digital strategy.   In addition, key managers and executives throughout the corporation need to be a part of this process.  Technology is everywhere and this is just the beginning.  Without an organizationally created and endorsed digital strategy, organizations will not see the future or be prepared for opportunities it offers.”

After I spoke to Corde, I received my weekly newsletter from Ian Sachs of Rick Resource that gives us the icing on the cake so to speak on the importance of becoming an ITIL 4 Strategic Leader.  Make sure you don’t get left behind.  I couldn’t have said it better (see below).  Thank you Ian Sachs of Risk Resource.

 

Food for Thought: Projecting the Future

Many of the world’s most influential businesspeople and industry leaders failed to fully appreciate the capabilities of their own work while underestimating or misinterpreting the future. There is no better way to point this out than to consider some of the past century’s most prominent examples.

  • 1893 – Postmaster General John Wanamaker stated that the U.S. mail would be delivered by stagecoach and horseback, even 100 years in the future.
  • 1899 – Charles H. Duell, commissioner of the U.S. Office of Patents, said, “Everything that can be invented has been invented.”
  • 1903 – The New York Times declared that flying machines were a waste of time just a week before the Wright brothers successfully flew their airplane at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.
  • 1927 – Harry M. Warner, one of the founders of Warner Brothers, remarked during the era of silent movies, “Who the hell wants to hear actors talk?”
  • 1943 – Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, said “I think there is a world market for maybe five computers.”
  • 2000 – John Antioco, CEO of Blockbuster, overlooked the capabilities of internet “streaming” and turned down an offer to buy Netflix for $50M. Blockbuster, the company that pioneered movie rentals, filed for bankruptcy in 2010.

As our society continues to course through exponential growth in technology, innovation, living standards, and of course, a pandemic, it’s important to remain prudent and to think through all possible outcomes and scenarios before turning down opportunities or accepting new ones. Leave your ego and stubbornness at the door and make room for more thoughts and opinions. Don’t be too quick to stick with comfortable decisions. History rewards those who were bold – the gamblers that bet on the future and not against it.

 

Don’t get left behind.  To Learn More about the GogoTraining ITIL 4 Strategic Leader Program, Click Here.

To ready the full article by Ian Sachs, Click here  

 

Do You Have What it Takes to Become an ITIL 4 Strategic Leader?

Friday, 11 September, 2020

The ITIL 4 Strategic Leader Designation is an exciting Senior, Leader-Level, Certification.  It is designed for professionals across all organizations who are involved in crafting digital vision and shaping IT and business strategy.  When you achieve the Strategic Leader designation you will be a part of an exclusive group of professionals who hold the most valued ITIL 4 Leadership Certification.

 

Strategic Leader Requirements

The ITIL 4 Strategic Leader Certification is a true Leader-Level Certification.  In order to achieve the Strategic Leader Certification candidates must:

  1. Have 3 or more years of Management Experience
  2. Have the required course prerequisites described below
  3. Receive a passing mark on the 4 Digital and IT Strategy Course Assignments
  4. Complete the Accredited Digital and IT Strategy Course.
  5. Take and pass the ITIL 4 Leader:  Digital and IT Strategy Exam given by PeopleCert

 

Strategic Leader Courses

This program consists of 2 courses:

 

Strategic Leader Pathways

There are 3 ways to qualify to take the Digital & IT Strategy course which is required to become an ITIL 4 Strategic Leader.

  1. Shortest Way – 1 Course Required

Everyone who holds the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Certification or who holds the ITIL Strategist Direct, Plan and Control Certification, may go straight to the Strategic Leader Course.

If this is you, then Click Here to take advantage of a Very Special LIFETIME Access Offer – Valid September 2020. 

  1. Next Shortest – 2 Courses Required

If you hold the ITIL 4 Foundation Certification you qualify to take the Direct, Plan and Improve course followed by the ITIL 4 Leader, Digital and IT Strategy.

If this is you, then Click Here to take advantage of a Very Special LIFETIME Access Offer – Valid September 2020.

  1. Need It All – 3 Courses Required

If you hold the ITIL V3 Foundation Certificate or are NEW to ITIL, then you need to start with the ITIL 4 Foundation Course followed by DPI and DITS.

If this is you, then Click Here to take advantage of a Very Special LIFETIME Access Offer – Valid September 2020.

 

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How to Become an ITIL 4 Strategic Leader

Tuesday, 18 August, 2020

Are you planning on becoming an ITIL 4 Strategic Leader?  If yes, read on…The ITIL 4 Strategic Leader Designation consists of 2 courses, however, depending on your background you may only have to take one of them.  Here is how it works:

There are two courses in the Strategic Leader Path:

Now here is where it gets tricky:

  1. If you took the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition course, then you only have to take the Digital and IT Strategy course to become a Strategic Leader.
  2. If you took Direct, Plan and Improve as part of your Managing Professional series of courses, then you only have to take the Digital and IT Strategy course to become a Strategic Leader.
  3. If you are new to ITIL 4, then you need to take the ITIL 4 Foundation course before you can take either DPI or DITS.

Exclusive Pre-Release Offer

GogoTraining is very excited to announce that Dr. Suzanne Van Hove’s ITIL Leader: Digital and IT Strategy course will release late September when PeopleCert launches the course.  In honor of the release we are offering are offering an EXCLUSIVE Pre-Sale Offer that gives you a $400 Discount and reduces the course to $895.

 Do you  Qualify to take the Digital and IT Strategy Course?

 In order to take the course you must have a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a Manager and have taken either the ITIL 4 Foundation course or the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition course.

How Does This Course Differ From All Other ITIL Courses?

  • You have to be a manager with a minimum of 3 years experience to take the course
  • You have to complete 4 class assignments with a pass mark to take the exam
  • The exam focuses on the application of the knowledge you have learned

Who Grades your Assignments?

Dr. Van Hove personally grades your assignments and answers your questions.

What is Included in this Great Package?

This package sells for $1,295 and is available on this pre-release special offer for only $895:  When you purchase this bundle you receive:

  • The Digital and IT Strategy Video Course
  • 4 Case Studies with instructor review and assessment
  • The Official AXELOS DITS Publication, PDF Version
  • 1 PeopleCert Exam Voucher
  • 1 Free PeopleCert Exam Retake
  • Q&A with Dr. Van Hove

Save $400 on this EXCLUSIVE Pre-Sale Offer Today!

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

 

Great Answer from Dr. Van Hove on VeriSM™ & ITIL®

Thursday, 27 February, 2020

VeriSM™ and ITIL®4 are very different. It’s the same story as any other question of how VeriSM differs from ITIL, COBIT®, IT4IT®, ISO/IEC 20000, etc. VeriSM isn’t a standard, methodology, or framework, but rather an operating model. ITIL, 20K, COBIT, etc. all are process (practice) driven standards, methodologies, or frameworks.

VeriSM recognizes that all the various standards, frameworks, methodologies have a different emphasis. What VeriSM points to is that depending on the requirements, the appropriate methodology should be used be it ITIL, COBIT, Agile, Lean, etc. VeriSM expands the service management philosophy across the enterprise.

ITIL still is focused in the technology area even though it’s putting forth practices around workforce and talent management, project management, and business analysis – it’s trying to take the enterprise step but it’s not quite there yet (note: there is still information not yet released and therefore a full judgement can’t be made). ITIL 4 states that it is incorporating Lean, Agile, DevOps into its practices (processes) and operating models. That may well be true, but there is a lot of altering of the methodologies in order to ‘fit’ the ITIL principles.

VeriSM is an operating model; ITIL, et al are all players within that operating model. VeriSM is the only service management philosophy that is truly neutral and non-biased. The operating model clearly states to use whatever framework, methodology, or standard that is most appropriate for the consumer requirements, organizational capabilities, and the mission/goals of the organization. Lastly, as with any of the management practices, ITIL is just one strand of the mesh (key concept in VeriSM) and it is up the organization to populate that mesh with the practices, disruptive technologies, resources and environment that accurately reflect the organization.

To learn more about VeriSM, Click Here.  To learn more about ITIL 4, Click Here.

 

4 Ways to Navigate ITIL 4

Tuesday, 7 January, 2020

ITIL migrated from version 3 to version 4 in 2019 with the release of the Foundation course and the Managing Professional Transition course. The subsequent courses will be released throughout 2020 so if you are in service management, involved in ITIL v3 or looking to get into the area, now is a good time to understand what it’s all about.

Quick Refresher:

ITIL V3 is alive and well for at least a year and 60 to 70% of ITIL 4 comes from ITILV3. In ITIL 4 there are two tracks, Managing Professional and Digital Leader. The first path to be developed by AXELOS is Managing Professional. It consists of 4 courses and AXELOS created a bridge course for V3 certification holders with 17 or more credits called the Managing Professional Transition course. It allows V3 credit holders to take 1 course instead of 4 to receive the Managing Professional certification.

If you are ready to dip your feet into the ITIL 4 world, there are several ways to start depending on your position. Here is a quick look at the best way to get started. If you don’t see a category that fits your background, Contact Us.

I am a Manager/Executive

The ITIL 4 Executive Review Course is the one for you. It is a 3 hour video course by Dr. Suzanne Van Hove and Doug Tedder. Quick and easy and the price is right – Only $95 Buy Now – (List Price $495/You Save $400)

I am an ITIL V3 Foundation Certificate Holder

We recommend the full ITIL 4 Foundation Course. Complete with the fully Accredited Video course by Dr. Suzanne Van Hove and all official courseware including the student guide, candidate syllabus, recommended reading, exam guide and tips, glossary, training plan and two (2) AXELOS Sample Exams, 1 exam voucher and this month only + 1 Free Exam Re-Take – Only $495 Buy Now – (List Price $783/You Save $288)

I hold the ITIL V3 Foundation + 1 or more ITIL Intermediate Certifications

Axelos is giving everyone who holds 17 or more ITIL V3 credits the opportunity to take just 1 course and become an ITIL 4 Managing Professional. Why is this good? Because…

    • 60 to 70% of ITIL 4 content comes from ITIL V3
    • ITIL V3 Intermediate exams are $73 less than ITIL 4 exams – so you can save up to $292 on exam fees when you complete the V3 path
    • You only have to take 1 ITIL 4 course to become an ITIL 4 Managing Professional
    • ITIL V3 courses are $400 less expensive than ITIL 4 courses – so you can save up to $1,600 on course fees
    • Click HERE to tell us how many Accredited ITIL V3 course/exam packages you need and we will get a customized savings package

I have 17 ITIL V3 Credits or More

Then you can go straight to the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition course. 1 course, 1 exam and you are an ITIL 4 Managing Professional. This package includes the PeopleCert Accredited course, 1 Exam Voucher AND 1 Free Exam Retake for only $865 – (List Price is $1,353/You Save $488)

NOTE: These offers are valid January 2020 only and may not be combined with other offers. Have questions? Email us or call us at 877.546.4446.