In 2018, AXELOS announced that in 2019 they will launch an updated ITIL® certification scheme and examinations.
The update is due to be launched at the end of February. ALC aims to offer this version as of March 2019.
ITIL 4 has been designed to help organisations meet the increasing demand from the current complex digital environment. The new scheme has been designed to be backwards compatible with ITIL v3 and streamlined to encourage conversion beyond ITIL Foundation level.
The ITIL 4 Certification Scheme comprises of the following modules:
To obtain the designation ITIL Managing Professional (ITIL MP) or ITIL Strategic Leader (ITIL SL), the professional must complete all modules in each stream, with ITIL Strategist being a universal module for both streams.
NOTE: For participants currently ITIL V3 Foundation certified, due to the structure of ITIL 4 Foundation, there is no transition module (bridging course) at the Foundation level. Should a participant wish to attend an ITIL 4 Specialist/Strategist/Leader course – then the recommended approach is to take ITIL 4 Foundation in order to be able to transition to the new scheme.
If you’re wanting to get certified ASAP, our lead trainer has the following notes regarding the difference between ITIL 3 and ITIL 4:
At the foundation level there is little real difference for organisations in the workplace with either syllabus. In general the changes to processes are useful but fairly minor. The major change is at a higher level from the service lifecycle to the service value system. At foundation level the course gives people a high level view of the overall structure in the delivery of service.Currently more practical detail for the implementation of improved processes is available in the Capability courses.
If an organisation/participant is doing the training with the intent to start an improvement program they will benefit immediately from ITIL3.
However, if the objective is for the participants to be certified at the latest levels and continue on their ITIL course pathway then ITIL4 is the course to be certified in. Axelos will be releasing information on the Specialist Courses in late 2019 with training starting in early 2020.
To view course info, dates & fees for ITIL 3 – please click here.
Face-to-face classroom training
The ITIL 4 Foundation Certificate is an internationally-recognised qualification and is a prerequisite for further qualifications in ITIL.
There are no pre-requisites for this course.