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ITIL-CSI: ITIL® Intermediate Lifecycle: Continual Service Improvement (CSI) with Certification Exam

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ITIL-CSI: ITIL® Intermediate Lifecycle: Continual Service Improvement (CSI) with Certification Exam

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Course Description

The ITIL Intermediate Qualification: Continual Service Improvement (CSI) Certificate is a free-standing qualification, but is also part of the ITIL Intermediate Lifecycle stream, and one of the modules that leads to the ITIL Expert Certificate 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 Continual Service Improvement publication.

 

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Outline

Learning Unit SOA01: Introduction to service offerings and agreements (SOA)

Bloom’s Level 2 Objectives – Full understanding of SOA terms and core concepts.

  • The value to the business of SOA activities
  • The lifecycle within the SOA context
  • How services deliver value to customers and the business and the relevance to the SOA processes
  • How requirements are identified through the SOA processes
  • Understanding return on investment (ROI) and the business case

 

Learning Unit CSI01: Introduction to continual service improvement

Bloom’s Level 2 Objectives – Full understanding of CSI terms and core concepts.

  • The purpose, objectives and scope of CSI
  • The value to the business of adopting and implementing CSI
  • The context of CSI in the ITIL service lifecycle
  • The approach to CSI, including key interfaces and inputs and outputs

 

Learning Unit CSI02: Continual service improvement principles

Bloom’s Level 4 Objectives – The knowledge, interpretation and analysis of improvement principles, techniques and relationships, and their application to ensure continual service improvement.

  • How the success of CSI depends on understanding change in the organization and having clear accountability.
  • How service level management and knowledge management influence and support CSI
  • How the complete Deming Cycle works, and how it can be applied to a real world example.
  • How CSI can make effective use of the various aspects of service measurement.
  • What situations require the use of frameworks and models, and examples of how each type can be used to achieve improvement.

 

Learning Unit CSI03: Continual service improvement process

Bloom’s Level 4 Objectives – The knowledge, interpretation and analysis of improvement principles, techniques and relationships, and their application to ensure continual service improvement.

  • What the seven-step improvement process is, how each step can be applied and the benefits produced.
  • How CSI integrates with the other stages in the ITIL service lifecycle.
  • How other processes play key roles in the seven-step improvement process.

 

Learning Unit CSI04: Continual service improvement methods and techniques

Bloom’s Level 4 Objectives – The knowledge, interpretation and analysis of improvement principles, techniques and relationships, and their application to ensure continual service improvement.

  • When to use assessments, what to assess and how a gap analysis can provide insight into the areas that have room for improvement.
  • How to use benchmarking, service measurement, metrics, service reporting, including balanced scorecard and SWOT, to support CSI.
  • How to create a return on investment, establish a business case and measure the benefits achieved.
  • How techniques within availability management, capacity management, IT service continuity management and problem management can be used by CSI.

 

Learning Unit CSI05: Organizing for continual service improvement

Bloom’s Level 4 Objectives – The knowledge, interpretation and analysis of improvement principles, techniques and relationships, and their application to ensure continual service improvement.

  • The role of the CSI manager, and the roles of service owner, process owner, process manager and process practitioner in the context of CSI and how they can be positioned within an organization.
  • How to design, implement and populate a RACI (responsible, accountable, consulted, informed) diagram as well as how to use it to support CSI.

 

Learning Unit CSI06: Technology considerations

Bloom’s Level 4 Objectives – The knowledge, interpretation and analysis of improvement principles, techniques and relationships, and their application to ensure continual service improvement.

  • The technology and tools required and how these would be implemented and managed to support CSI activities such as performance, project and portfolio management, as well as service measurement and business intelligence reporting.

 

Learning Unit CSI07: Implementing continual service improvement

Bloom’s Level 4 Objectives – The knowledge, interpretation and analysis of improvement principles, techniques and relationships, and their application to ensure continual service improvement.

  • CSI implementation: strategy, planning, governance, communication, project management, operation, as well as how to deal with cultural and organizational change

 

Learning Unit CSI08: Challenges, critical success factors and risks

Bloom’s Level 4 Objectives – The knowledge, interpretation and analysis of improvement principles, techniques and relationships, and their application to ensure continual service improvement.

  • The challenges and risks such as staffing, funding, management, etc., which can be related to CSI and the details behind how each challenge can be addressed
  • The critical success factors related to CSI as well as how to measure and monitor them

 

CERTIFICATION EXAM

To be eligible for the ITIL Intermediate Qualification: Continual Service Improvement examination, candidates shall fulfil the following requirements:

  • At least 21 contact hours (hours of instruction, excluding breaks, with an Accredited Training Organization (ATO) or an accredited e-learning solution) for this syllabus, as part of a formal, approved training course and scheme
  • A basic IT literacy and around 2 years IT experience are highly desirable
  • Hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (or other appropriate earlier ITIL and bridge qualifications– see Prerequisite Entry Criteria on p5)
  • It is recommended that candidates should complete at least 21 hours of personal study by reviewing the syllabus and the ITIL Continual Service Improvement publication in preparation for the examination, specifically Chapter 2: Service management as a practice.

Audience

The course covers the management-level concepts and core information about the supporting activities within continual service improvement (CSI), but not specific details about each of the supporting processes.

The main target candidate for the ITIL Intermediate Qualification: Continual Service Improvement Certificate includes, but is not restricted to:

  • Chief information officers (CIOs)
  • Chief technology officers (CTOs)
  • Managers
  • Supervisory staff
  • Team leaders
  • Service designers
  • IT architects
  • IT planners
  • IT consultants
  • IT audit managers
  • IT security managers
  • Service test managers and ITSM trainers.
  • Individuals who require a detailed understanding of the ITIL CSI phase of the ITIL service lifecycle and how it may be implemented to enhance the quality of IT service provision within an organization
  • IT professionals working within, or about to enter, a CSI environment and requiring a detailed understanding of the processes, functions and activities involved Individuals who have attained the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management and wish to advance to higher level ITIL certifications
  • Individuals seeking the ITIL Expert Certificate in IT Service Management for which this qualification can be one of the prerequisite modules
  • Individuals seeking progress toward the ITIL Master Certificate in IT Service Management for which the ITIL Expert is a prerequisite.

Prerequisites

Candidates wishing to be trained and examined for this qualification must already hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management which must be presented as documentary evidence to gain admission.

Candidates who hold the following ITIL qualifications are also eligible, and similar evidence will be required:

  • Earlier ITIL (V2) Foundation plus Foundation Bridge
  • ITIL Expert in IT Service Management (achieved via Service Manager or Practitioner bridging routes).

What You Will Learn

This qualification presents a complete overview of CSI including all its related activities: to continually align and realign IT services to changing business needs by identifying and implementing improvements to IT services that support business processes. This qualification reviews improvement activities as they support the lifecycle approach through service strategy, service design, service transition and service operation.

Candidates can expect to gain competencies in the following upon successful completion of the education and examination components related to this certification:

  • Introduction to CSI
  • CSI principles
  • CSI process
  • CSI methods and techniques
  • Organizing for CSI
  • Technology considerations
  • Implementing CSI
  • Challenges, critical success factors and risks
  • In addition, the training for this certification should include examination preparation, including a mock examination opportunity.

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July 20, 2016 | Student
Comments about the Physical Environment
"A couple minor blips in the technology, but not at all disruptive. Technology was top notch and support team was on top of things. Excellent remote experience."
July 20, 2016 | Student
Comments about the Instructor
"Suzanne is very knowledgeable and did a great job presenting the material. Would be delighted to have her for future courses as well."
July 20, 2016 | Student
Comments about the Courseware
"Training materials were top notch. I appreciated the supplemental materials that Suzanne added as well. For remote folks, the headset and the bag of candy were a very nice touch that set a good initial tone."
July 20, 2016 | Student
Comments about the Courseware
"Suzanne does an excellent job of providing additional information to help support our learning."