Integrated Service Management Essentials™ Self-Paced Online Course

Integrated Service Management Essentials™ Self-Paced Online Course

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No other course provider gives you an “integrated” view of IT Service Management (ITSM) – a must have in today’s turbulent business environment. This includes a unique “Full Stack” view of DevOps, which is a necessity to successfully enable improved quality, higher speed and a reduction in costs. 

Course Overview

IT organisations are constantly challenged to improve the way services are delivered in respect to quality, speed and cost. In response to these ongoing pressures, organisations have long turned to ITSM frameworks such as ITIL ® to improve the quality and value of their service delivery capabilities. 

In addition to ITIL, recent trends and market pressures have introduced new models, methods and concepts designed to further accelerate traditional IT management practices such as project management, software development and service delivery. However, many organisations find that these practices are leveraged in isolation by different teams. This leads to competition for resources; creating conflict and distracting management focus, rather than collaborating and gaining the benefit of integration. 

The Integrated Service Management Essentials certification course adds to your knowledge of proven ITSM capabilities and demonstrates how the practices of Lean, Agile and DevOps work together with ITIL processes to enable successful outcomes, remove waste, lower costs and increase business value. 

The course promotes the view that an “integrated” approach to managing these practices is needed (and explains exactly how), and that it is not a matter of “which one do we choose?”.

        Learning Outcomes

        By the end of this certification course, you will be able to articulate: 

        • The concept of Integrated Service Management in relation to business goals 
        • The scope, benefits and key touch points of Integrated Service Management in respect to how ITIL, Lean, Agile, DevOps and Organisational Change Management practices collectively revitalise your service management initiative, enable process acceleration, reduce risk, lower costs, and deliver customer value 
        • The differences in perspective and focus of a Technology versus a Service Outcome focused organisation 
        • The core service management lifecycle stages and processes as defined by ITIL and how they are enabled or modified by other models such as Agile and DevOps 
        • The core elements of Lean Thinking, Value Stream Mapping and Process Improvement 
        • Agile project management practices, including SCRUM roles and processes 
        • How the principles and automated practices of Continuous Delivery, Integration and Deployment improve speed to value and reduce risk 
        • The key principles of “DevOps – The Full Stack” in respect to improved collaboration, continuous delivery and automation 
        • How Organisational Change Management practices can be applied to achieve success with major cultural transformations 

          Who should attend

          This course is designed for anyone working in an IT organisation with a role in service management, operations, project management, software development, management and leadership.

          Prerequisites

          There is no prerequisite for this course. Work experience in IT services is recommended.

          Exam & Certification

          The Integrated Service Management Essentials exam is completed through Professional Designations Corp.

          This is a 1 hour, closed book exam which consists of 40 multiple- choice questions - a passing score of 65% is required. The exam is completed online using a webcam and internet connection. 

          Course Material & Inclusions

          Access to your own online learning portal for 12-months to work through the course materials and prepare for the examination. The course is delivered via downloadable resources, exams and instructor videos. Instructor assistance is available via email.

          Our virtual instructor-led classes include a $25 lunch voucher for each day (valued at $50), this means you can get your lunch organised whether you do it from home or the office. The voucher is provided via email on the first morning of the course. 

          Integrated Service Management Essentials online exam voucher plus a complimentary Integrated Service Management Essentials exam re-sit if you miss out on passing your certification the first time.

          A digital badge you can share with your network of your course achievement will be provided via email upon completion of your course.

          SFIA Skills and Industry Accreditation

          After completion of this course, you may apply for self-directed learning PDU's through PMI. A letter of attendance is available upon request. 

          This course enables participants to develop their knowledge and proficiency in the following Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA®) professional skills:

          • METL: Methods and tools

          This list gives the core SFIA skills covered by the course. Elements relevant to other SFIA skills may also be included to a lesser depth. Proficiency in a SFIA skill is measured by performance assessment and is achieved through actual substantial use of that skill in a real-world situation over some time. In course assignments and exercises undertaken through a course can demonstrate elements of the relevant skills which can then be further developed back in the workplace.  Acquiring new skills and building on existing skills, ideally occurs within the context of an agreed development plan for each person that ensures that their personal circumstances, strengths and development needs are met.

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          An amazing instructor who explained the content very clearly and at a very good pace. This was a good balance and approach to learning in a three day intensive period. I found the worked examples very practical and very relatable to the Defence industry sector I work in.

          Mary W.

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