This 5-day course immerses learners in the practical aspects of the ITIL® Service Lifecycle and processes associated with the Release, Control and Validation of services. The main focus of this course is on the operational-level process activities and supporting methods and approaches to executing these processes in a practical, hands-on learning environment. This training is intended to enable the holders of the certificate to apply the practices during the Service Management Lifecycle. This course is designed using an engaging scenario-based approach to learning the core disciplines of the ITIL® best practice and positions the student to successfully complete the associated exam.
The Release, Control and Validation Capability course will be of interest to:
- Individuals who have their ITIL® Foundation Certificate who want to purse the intermediate and advanced level ITIL® certifications.
- Individuals and / or operational staff who require a comprehensive practical understanding of the Release, Control and Validation processes and how these may be used to enhance the quality of IT service support within an organization – for example: operational staff involved in Change Management, Release and Deployment Management, Service Validation and Testing, Service Asset and Configuration Management, Request Fulfillment, Service Evaluation and Knowledge Management.
- IT professionals involved in IT Service Management implementation and improvement programs.
- A typical role includes (but is not restricted to): IT professionals, IT / business managers and IT / business process owners, IT practitioners.
At the end of this course, the learner will gain competencies in:
- Understanding Service Management as a Practice and Service Transition principles, purpose and objective
- Knowing the important role of Release,Control and Validation in service provision and understanding of how the in-scope processes interact with other Service Lifecycle processes
- The activities, methods and functions used in each of the Release, Control and Validation processes
- The application of Release, Control and Validation processes, activities and functions to achieve operational excellence
- How to measure Release, Control and Validation performance
- The importance of IT Security and how it supports Release, Control and Validation
- Understanding technology and implementation requirements in support of Release, Control and Validation
- The challenges, critical success factors and risks related with Release, Control and Validation
Candidates for this course must hold an ITIL® Foundation Certificate (holders of Foundation certificate from an earlier version of ITIL® , e.g.: ITIL v2, must pass the current ITIL® Foundation exam before attending this course)
There is no minimum mandatory requirement but 2 to 4 years professional experience working in IT Service Management is highly desirable
It is also strongly recommended that candidates:
- Demonstrate familiarity with IT terminology and understand the context of Release, Control and Validation management in their own business environment
- Have some experience of working in a service management capacity within a service provider environment, with responsibility relating to at least one of the following service management processes: Change management, Release management, Configuration management, Service evaluation and quality assurance, Knowledge management, Service validation and testing
- It is strongly recommended that candidates read the ITIL® Service Lifecycle core publications in advance of attending training for the certification, and in particular the Service Transition and Service Operation books.
- Evidence of ITIL® Foundation Certificate and completion of the Release, Control and Validation Capability course from an Accredited Training Provider is required to sit the exam
- It is recommended that students should complete at least 12 hours of personal study by reviewing the syllabus and the associated areas of the ITIL® Service Management Practice core guidance, in particular Service Strategy, Service Design and Service Transition publications in preparation for the examination.
- The syllabus can be downloaded from:
- The exam is a closed book exam with eight (8) multiple choice, scenario-based, gradient scored questions.
- Exam duration is a maximum 90 minutes for all candidates in their respective language (candidates sitting the examination in a language other than their first language have a maximum of 120 minutes and are allowed to use a dictionary)
- Each question will have 4 possible answer options, one of which is worth 5 marks, one, which is worth 3 marks, one, which is worth 1 mark, and one, which is a distracter and achieves no marks.
- Pass score is 28/40 or 70%
- Distinction pass score is under consideration
|Day 1||Day 2||Day 3||Day 4||Day 5|
|Service Transition||Service Asset & Configuration Management (continued)||Service Validation & Testing (continued)||Knowledge Management||Exam Prep / Mock Exam|
|Change Management||Release & Deployment Management||Request Fulfillment|
|Change Management (continued)||Release and Deployment Management (continued)||Request Fulfillment (continued)||Technology & Implementation Considerations||Exam|
|Service Asset & Configuration Management||Service Validation & Testing||Change Evaluation|
|Homework (review of day’s material)|