The course builds on the principles covered as part of the ITIL Foundation course and is aligned to the 2011 syllabus. It focuses on the lifecycle aspects of Service Transition. 

The course covers the management and control of the activities and techniques within the Service Transition stage of the lifecycle but not the detail of each of the supporting processes. 

Lower level details of the processes from Service Transition are mostly covered in the Release, Control and Validation capability course. Additionally, the course looks at the concept of Service Design principles and at the interfaces between Service Design and the other stages of the ITIL Service Lifecycle.

The Service transition certificate in IT Service Management. The examination is a 90 minute paper with eight (8) multiple choice, scenario-based, gradient-scored questions normally taken at the end of the course. The pass mark is 28/40. 

Please note you must bring a copy of your ITIL Foundation exam certificate, this is required in order for you to take the exam associated with this course.
On  successful completion of the course and passing of the subsequent exam, 3 number of credits will be awarded by the examining institute

This course is primarily for IT Managers and Practitioners involved in the strategy, design, implementation and on- going support and delivery of business IT services and those interfacing with information systems who require an insight into Service Management best practice. This may include Business Analysts, Business Relationship Managers, Project and Programme staff.

  • Provides a complete management-level overview of service transition, including all its related activities.
  • Be prepared for the ITIL Service design examination

Introduction to Service transition:
The purpose, goals and objectives of service transition
The scope of service transition and ways that service transition adds value to the business
The context of service transition in relation to all other lifecycle stages

Service transition principles:
Service transition policies, principles and best practices for service transition
How to use metrics to ensure the quality of a new or changed service and the effectiveness and efficiency of service transition
The inputs to and outputs from service transition as it interfaces with the other service lifecycle phases

Service transition processes:
A management perspective of the purpose and value of the service transition processes, how they integrate within service transition and how they interface with other lifecycle phases

Managing people through service transitions:
How to address and manage the communication and commitment aspects of service transition
How to manage organizational and stakeholder change
How to develop a stakeholder management strategy, map and analyse stakeholders and monitor changes in stakeholder commitment

Organizing for service transition:
How the technical and application management functions interface with service transition
The interfaces that exist between service transition and other organizational units (including programmes, projects, service design and suppliers) and the handover points required to ensure delivery of new or change services within the agreed schedule
Service transition roles and responsibilities, where and how they are used, as well as examples of how small or larger service transition organizations would be structured to use these roles
Why service transition needs service design and service operation, what it uses from them and how

Service transition technology considerations:
Technology requirements that support the service transition stage and its integration into the service lifecycle
Types of knowledge management, service asset and configuration management and workflow tools that can be used to support service transition

Implementing and improving service transition:
The key activities for introducing an integrated service transition approach into an organization
The design, creation, implementation and use of service transition in a virtual or cloud environment

Challenges, critical sucess factors and risks:
Be able to provide insight and guidance for service transition challenges, risks and critical success factors

Hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management or earlier ITIL (V2) Foundation plus Foundation Bridge or ITIL Expert Certificate in IT Service Management (achieved via Service Manager or Practitioner bridging routes).

Accreditation

This course is accredited by PeopleCert.

Partnership

Working in partnership with Global Knowledge