HP ITIL® Frequently Asked Questions
Many basic answers to questions about ITIL exams (v2 and v3, all levels) can be found on the main ITIL FAQ page.
You can find the official ITIL Qualification Scheme here.
The OGC (Office of Government Commerce) has already confirmed no recertification is required to maintain certification. However, students pursing ITIL Expert certification (based on v3) will need to take additional training and certification:
This will not really be necessary as the changes in terminology and to the actual processes are not that significant. People should take the training at whatever time is appropriate for them to support their specific needs/initiative. However, HP offers the full set of ITIL V3 curriculum to suit your needs and understanding of ITIL V3. Please see our ITIL V3 Course offerings here.
As of 6/30/11 there are no longer any Bridging courses available between V2 and V3. The decision to retire "Bridging" classes and associated certification was made by APM Group.
People who are (a) part of IT organizations undertaking ITIL implementations or (b) interact with an IT organization would benefit greatly from ITIL Foundation training and certification.
Business managers, project managers, business analysts, and other people throughout the enterprise whose core jobs are outside of IT but require regular interaction with IT would benefit from a Foundation level understanding of how IT works, what processes are defined, the roles within those processes, and how IT strives to ensure that its activities are aligned with business objectives.
Yes! HP's course HF421S ITIL® V3 Foundation for IT Service Management (with SM Simulation) includes the HP Race to Results SM Simulation, which has helped 10,000s of ITIL students "get" ITIL in a fun, intense, team-building setting. The simulation can also be delivered in 1/2-day and 1-day sessions to accommodate audiences for whom ITIL awareness/knowledge is essential but for whom the 3-day Foundation course is not practical or possible (for example, senior management).
The Capability courses focus on the design and implementation of ITIL processes. The Lifecycle courses focus on the contribution of those to the overall IT Service life cycle and are concerned with management and control rather than design and implementation.
Each question will have four possible answer options, one of which is worth 5 marks, one of which is worth 3 marks, one of which is worth 1 mark, and one of which is a distracter and achieves no marks.
ITIL Expert certification is a designation indicating a strong fluency with ITIL v3 best practices. To achieve ITIL Expert certification, you must accumulate 22 or more ITIL Expert credits by taking accredited ITIL courses and passing the respective exams. Go here for full details on HP's ITIL courses and exams, the number of ITIL Expert credits for each, and guidance on the most appropriate training/certification options to meet your requirements.
This designation is named in the official ITIL v3 Qualification Scheme and is intended as a level of certification beyond ITIL Expert. Further details about this certification will become available as released by APMG.Note that from time to time you may hear the ITIL Service Manager [v2] certification referred to as "ITIL Master" - such a reference is erroneous in a strict sense, as it has never been referred to by the exam institutes as "ITIL Master".
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