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The New ITIL® 4 Foundation Certification

The New ITIL® 4 Foundation Certification

January 25, 2019 in ITIL, Corporate IT Training / by Hannah Mulligan

In 2018, AXELOS announced plans to update ITIL® in 2019 with the release of ITIL® 4. Find a complete description of the new ITIL® 4 certification structure (or scheme) here. The first release of ITIL® 4 will be the Foundation level launching in Q1 2019. (The higher levels of ITIL® 4 are due for release in H2 2019).

ITIL® 4 Foundation

The new ITIL® 4 Foundation course is available at both the Kansas City and St. Louis Centriq locations beginning in March 2019.  (The ITIL® 4 Foundation exam is available on February 28, 2019).

ITIL® 4 Foundation is based on the exam specifications established by AXELOS for the ITIL® 4 Foundation certification. The fundamental objective of the course is to help the students understand the key concepts of service management and the ITIL® 4 service management framework in preparation for the certification exam.

Click here for the  ITIL® 4 Foundation course description and class dates at Centriq Training.

Who Should Take ITIL® 4 Foundation?

Because of the structure of ITIL® 4, there is no transition course from v3 Foundation to ITIL® 4 Foundation as there was between v2 and v3.  ITIL® 4 Foundation contains a large amount of new material which requires a single exam to assess your knowledge of the new ITIL® 4 Foundation guidance.  The transition to ITIL® 4 for most people will be ITIL® 4 Foundation.

If you are new to ITIL®:

 

  • Take ITIL® 4 Foundation

If you have only taken ITIL® v3 Foundation:

 

  • Take ITIL® 4 Foundation

However, if you are already on the path to higher v3 certifications, you have options.

If you have achieved 3 or 4 ITIL® v3 Intermediate/Practitioner credits:

 

  • Option 1 – Take ITIL® 4 Foundation to start your path
  • Option 2 – Continue obtaining 17 credits from ITIL® v3 and take the new ITIL® Managing Professional Transition course*

You should compare the path required to reach your 17 credits + the new Transition course against the five courses required to follow the new ITIL® 4 path. Also note that – other than the Foundation course – the release dates of the new ITIL® 4 courses have not been announced but are expected in H2 2019.

If you have achieved 6 or more ITIL® v3 Intermediate/Practitioner credits:

 

  • Option 1 – Continue obtaining 17 credits from ITIL® v3 and take the new ITIL® Managing Professional Transition course*
  • Option 2 – Take ITIL® 4 Foundation to start your path

You should compare the path required to reach your 17 credits + the new Transition course against the five courses required to follow the new ITIL® 4 path. Also note that – other than the Foundation course – the release dates of the new ITIL® 4 courses have not been announced but are expected in H2 2019.

If you are an ITIL® v3 Expert:

 

  • Take the new ITIL® Managing Professional Transition course* to achieve the ITIL® Managing Professional designation.

*NOTE: The release date for the new ITIL® Managing Professional Transition course has not been announced but is expected to be in H2 2019. The advantage of taking the new Transition course is that it enables you to fast track past the v3 Managing across the Lifecycle course and exam.

For more information about the new ITIL® 4, please contact our team.

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