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ITIL® Intermediate: Release, Control and Validation

COURSE TYPE

Intermediate

Course Number

996

Duration

5 Days

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Gain the foundational knowledge and skills to implement, optimize, and manage IT processes and best practices in this ITIL Service Capability training course. This five-day course will provide the foundational knowledge needed to pass the ITIL Release, Control and Validation certification exam, and four credits towards your ITIL Expert certification.

You Will Learn How To

  • Prepare for and pass the ITIL Release, Control and Validation (RCV) exam
  • Plan key activities for the RCV processes in the context of the service lifecycle
  • Attain operational excellence by using RCV activities and functions
  • Apply key metrics to evaluate RCV success
  • Recognize the details that comprise each RCV process

Important Course Information

Requirements:

  • Must hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate (see Course 1197, Achieving ITIL® Foundation Certification)

Recommended Experience:

  • Basic IT literacy and around two years of IT experience

Course Preparation:

  • Before your event, you will be sent a Pre-Course Study Guide and the Release, Control and Validation ITIL Intermediate Capability Handbook, which you should read as part of the 12 hours of personal study

Exam Information:

  • The ITIL Release, Control and Validation exam can be taken on the last day of the course (in-class), or any time after the course is completed via ProctorU (online) or at an eligible testing center
  • Achieving the ITIL Intermediate Qualification: Release, Control and Validation certificate provides four credits toward your ITIL Expert certification

All-Inclusive — ITIL Exam Success Package, After-Course Coaching, Exam Fee:

  • Learning Tree is with you from the beginning of your planning until you pass your certification exams with Unlimited FREE Exam and Course retakes for a year, plus coaching with your instructor to help you prepare for your exam or answer real-world ITIL implementation challenges. In fact, successful ITIL implementation often relies on key internal sponsors to ensure the required culture change occurs after ITIL training, so your instructor can help identify important next steps.
  • ITIL course attendees that would like to retake their ITIL course or exam must do so within 12 months of the original course date and will not be charged for their retake. If an attendee fails an exam and then two retakes, the attendee must re-attend the course before taking the exam again.

Course Outline

  • ITIL Release Control and Validation: Introduction and Overview
  • Exploring the purpose and objectives of the service transition stream
  • The scope of the service transition phase in relation to the RCV processes
  • Developing an effective service transition strategy
  • The approach and best practices in planning and coordinating service transition activities
  • Core Release, Control and Validation (RCV) Processes

Change management

  • Purpose, goals and objectives
  • Implementing change with minimal rework
  • Evaluating business, technical and financial aspects
  • Achieving successful service transition
  • Activities, methods and techniques
  • Post-implementation review
  • Key metrics to measure success

Service Asset and Configuration Management (SACM)

  • Business value of the SACM process
  • Activities, methods and techniques
  • Supporting the effective execution of the SACM process using a Configuration Management System (CMS)
  • Describing the tools, activity model and deliverables for executing each key activity
  • Effectively measuring the SACM process with metrics
  • Typical day-to-day configuration management activities

Service Validation and Testing (SVT)

  • How SVT creates business value
  • Identifying how policies can drive and support the execution of the SVT process
  • Triggers, inputs, outputs and interfaces with other processes
  • Acquiring relevant test data
  • Building quality service deliverables using test levels and test models
  • Measuring the SVT process in terms of business value contribution

Release and Deployment Management (RDM)

  • Analyzing how services are released into production to enable effective use of services
  • Planning, scheduling and controlling releases
  • Identifying clear planning conditions including pass/fail criteria
  • Illustrating the main activities in relation to RCV
  • The key steps for performing the actual transfer
  • Defining metrics for process quality
  • Request Fulfillment and Change Evaluation

Analyzing how service requests should be handled

  • Request fulfillment and a self-help service practice
  • Identifying the differences between request fulfillment and incident management

Evaluating services against target performance in the context of change

  • Meeting committed service level performance
  • Intended and unintended effects of a change
  • Evaluating predicted service performance and actual performance
  • Knowledge Management (KM)
  • The business value of the KM process
  • Identifying what constitutes an effective KM strategy
  • Analyzing the basic layers of KM using the DIKW structure
  • Describing the key steps of effective data and information management
  • Roles and Responsibilities
  • Change management
  • Service asset and configuration management
  • Release and deployment management
  • Request fulfillment and change evaluation
  • Technology and Implementation Considerations
  • Technology as part of implementing service management
  • Evaluation criteria for service management tools
  • Identifying good practices with service design
  • Challenges, critical success factors and risks
  • Managing change in operations
  • Implementing service management technologies
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When you return to work, you are entitled to schedule a free coaching session with your instructor for help and guidance as you apply your new skills.

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Training Hours

Days 1 - 4 Course Hours:
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Two 15-minute breaks
60-minute lunch

Day 5 Course Hours - Last Day:
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Two 15-minute breaks
60-minute lunch
Free Course Exam*:
2:30 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

*All AnyWare remote attendees will need to contact our Learning Tree Customer Service department prior to their course start date in order to make arrangements for taking the necessary ITIL exam.

Both Learning Tree and this course have been accredited by PEOPLECERT. As an Accredited Training Organization (ATO), Learning Tree and its trainers have been approved to deliver this course and invigilate ITIL exams. PEOPLECERT is responsible for providing the examination papers, and marking and notifying Learning Tree of the results. The five ITIL core manuals are part of a suite of guidance owned by AXELOS Limited aimed at helping organizations and individuals manage their projects, programs, and services.

ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited.

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“The ITIL Release, Control and Validation course gave me a clear understanding on how to think the process through from A to Z.”

- S. Rajagopalan, Senior Project Manager
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