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IT Service Management Foundation V3

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ITIL® V3 was designed from the lifecycle perspective, recognizing that for a service to be created, it should have the capability to meet the objectives and requirements of its customers and markets. Consequently, there is the need to determine the objectives and requirements for each service (service strategy), which will guide in its design (service design), transition into production (service transition), and operation of the service (service operation). The purpose of the fifth and the final phase - continual service improvement, is to gradually improve every aspect of the service, from service strategy to service operation.

During the 3-day course you will learn ITIL® terminology, the structure, basic concepts and core principles of ITIL® practices for Service Management. The Foundation certificate in IT Service Management is not intended to enable you to apply ITIL® practices for Service Management without further guidance.

Professional Development Units: As a service to Project Management Professionals (PMP®), this course is registered with the Project Management Institute. Upon successful completion, PMP's will earn 21 PDUs.

Learning Objectives

Participants will gain practical skills to:

  • Service Management as a practice (Comprehension)
  • Service lifecycle (Comprehension)
  • Key principles and models (Comprehension)
  • Generic concepts and definitions (Awareness)
  • Selected processes (Awareness)
  • Selected roles and functions (Awareness)
  • Technology and architecture (Awareness)
  • Competence and training (Awareness)


Who Should Attend

The IT Service Management Foundation V3 course is appropriate for individuals who:

  • Require a basic understanding of the ITIL® framework and how it may be used to enhance the quality of IT service management within an organization.
  • Are IT professionals that are working within an organization that has adopted and adapted ITIL®, who need to be informed about and thereafter contribute to an ongoing service improvement program.



There is no prerequisite for this course. It functions as a stand-alone course.


You will receive a course binder containing copies of presentation slides, case studies, exercises, suggested solutions and several practice exams. You will also receive an electronic copy of the itSMF IT Service Management Pocket Guide.

What You Will Learn


  • Course introduction
  • Background and qualification structure
  • Why v3 and why is ITIL successful?
  • Business benefits of ITIL adoption


Service Management as a Practice

  • Service management objectives
  • Definitions
  • Service, service package, service management and stakeholders
  • Functions, roles and processes
  • Practice, good and best practice


The Service Lifecycle

  • Principle of service lifecycle
  • Purpose, objectives, scope and business value of service strategy, service design, service transition, service operation, and continual service improvement


The Lifecycle Phase: Service Strategy

  • Basic concepts and principles
  • Service Strategy Processes
  • Service portfolio management
  • Financial management
  • Business relationship management


The Lifecycle Phase: Service Design

  • Basic concepts and principles
  • Service Design Processes: purpose, objectives, scope, basic concepts, activities and interfaces


The Lifecycle Phase: Service Transition

  • Service Transition Processes: purpose, objectives, scope, basic concepts, activities and interfaces


The Lifecycle Phase: Service Operation

  • Service Operation Processes
  • Incident and Problem Management: purpose, objectives, scope, basic concepts, activities and interfaces
  • Event Management, Request Fulfillment and Access Management: purpose, objectives and scope
  • Service Operation Functions
  • Service Desk: roles, objectives and organizational structures
  • Technical Management, IT Operations Management and Application Management: role and objectives

The Lifecycle Phase: Continuous Service Improvement

  • Basic concepts and principles:
  • CSI Process
  • Seven step improvement process: purpose, objectives and scope

Wrap Up and Mock Exam

course info

Course ID: SO-6000
Course Level: Beginner
Duration: 3 days

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PMI Talent TriangleThe following table provides the breakdown of the professional development units (PDUs) for this course aligned with the PMI Talent TriangleTM.

  Tech. Ldrshp. Strat. & Bus.
PMP 18 0 3
PgMP 18 0 3
PfMP 7 0 3
PMI-ACP 7 0 3
PMI-SP 0 0 3
PMI-RMP 0 0 3
PMI-PBA 15 0 3

The three columns in the table are Technical Project Management, Leadership, and Strategic & Business Management.

Other Credits

Other professional (re)certification credits are available, including:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professionals (CBAPs) earn 21CDUs (Category 2B)
  • Certified Software Quality Engineers (CSQEs) earn 3 RU
  • CIPS Information Systems Professionals (ISPs) earn 21 Learning Credits
  • CIPS Information Technology Certified Professional (ITCPs) earn 21 Learning Credits