ITIL is a set of best practices guidance that has become a worldwide-adopted framework for Information Technology Services Management (ITSM) by many Public & Private Organizations. Since early 1990, ITIL has been evolving from focusing on Functions and Processes under versions 1 and 2 to focusing on the Full Service Lifecycle Management under current version.In addition to the existing benefits of aligning IT goals and objectives with the business, improving quality and reducing cost of operation; ITSM and ITIL now emphasizes the following areas:Assist in transforming IT Service Management onto a strategic business assetAssist in defining and managing the complete lifecycle of IT Service Management Process Provide guidance on the development of Services Strategy, the development of Service Design, the Transition of Services from current to desired state, the Implementation and the Continuous improvement of the those ServicesThrough lectures and practice exam questions participants explore the concepts of good practice in IT Service Management based on the ITIL Edition 2011Framework. The ITIL Intermediate Qualification: Planning Protection and Optimization Certificate is a free-standing qualification, but is also part of the ITIL Intermediate Capability stream, and one of the modules that leads to the ITIL Expert in IT Service Management. The purpose of this training module and the associated exam and certificate is, respectively, to impart, test, and validate the knowledge on industry practices in service management as documented in the ITIL publication. Note: The success in achieving this certification is highly dependent upon participants' effort in doing their homework, and self-study before and during the program.
Candidates wishing to be trained and examined for this qualification must already hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (the V3 Foundation or V2 Foundation plus Bridge Certificate) which shall be presented as documentary evidence to gain admission. At least 30 contact hours (hours of instruction, excluding breaks, and not including summary review time) with an Accredited Training Organization (ATO) or an accredited e-learning solution) for this syllabus, as part of a formal, approved training course/scheme2 to 4 years' professional experience working in IT service management is highly desirableHold the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (or other appropriate earlier ITIL and bridge qualifications)It is also recommended that candidates should complete at a minimum of 12 hours of personal study by reviewing the syllabus and the pertinent areas within the ITIL core guidance in preparation for the examination, specifically Chapter 2: Service management as a practice.Additionally it is recommended that candidates:Can demonstrate familiarity with IT terminology and understand Planning Protection and Optimization within the context of their own business environment.Capacity managementAvailability managementIT service continuity management (ITSCM)Information security managementDemand managementBefore attending training for the certification it is also strongly recommended that candidates read the ITIL Service Lifecycle core publications and, in particular, the ITIL Service Design publication* ITIL is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited. The Swirl logo is a trademark of AXELOS Limited.
4 Days/Lecture & Lab
The main target group for this ITIL Intermediate Qualification Certificate includes, but is not restricted to:IT professionalsBusiness managersBusiness process ownersIndividuals who require a deep understanding of the ITIL Certificate in the Operational Support and Analysis processes and how it may be used to enhance the quality of IT service support within an organizationIT professionals who are working within an organization which has adopted and adapted ITIL and who need to be informed about, and thereafter contribute to, an ongoing service improvement programOperational staff involved in event management process, incident management process, request fulfillment process, problem management process, access management process, service desk, technical management, IT operations management and application management, and who wish to enhance their role-based capabilitiesIndividuals who have attained the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management and wish to advance to higher level ITIL certificationsIndividuals seeking the ITIL Expert Certificate in IT Service Management for which this qualification can be one of the prerequisite modulesIndividuals seeking progress toward the ITIL Master Certificate in IT Service Management for which the ITIL Expert is a prerequisite.
- Service design in PPO and lifecycle context
- Processes across the service lifecycle pertaining to the practice elements within planning, protection and optimization
- Capacity management as a capability to realize successful service design
- Availability management as a capability to realize successful service design
- IT service continuity management as a capability to support overall business continuity management
- Information security management as part of the overall corporate governance framework
- Planning, protection and optimization roles and responsibilities
- Technology and implementation considerations
- Organizational roles relevant to PPO
- Challenges, critical success factors and risks for planning, protection and optimization