ITIL 4 will be launched in the first quarter (Q1) 2019 and as an AXELOS strategic partner we are ready to support you along the way. Whether you are just about to start your ITIL journey or are already well into it, here is how we will support you and your organisation from start to finish.
What’s new in ITIL version 4? Why the change now? How do I transition to the new certification scheme? Find answers to these questions and more in this ITIL 4 video series, featuring ITIL Experts:
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To recognise the achievements of individuals who have progressed through the ITIL v3 certification scheme there is an ITIL Managing Professional Transition Module. The transition module will cover the core elements from the ITIL Managing Professional stream. It will have a mandatory training element and exam, enabling v3 candidates to transition their existing designations into the new ITIL 4 certification scheme. Successful completion of this module and passing the exam will provide a candidate with the ITIL Managing Professional (ITIL MP) designation.
ITIL v3 scheme will be available until June 2020 and the new ITIL 4 foundation exam will be released on 28 February 2019.
ITIL 4 has been designed to help organisations meet the increasing demand from the current complex digital environment. The new scheme has been designed to be backwards compatible with ITIL v3 and streamlined to encourage conversion beyond ITIL Foundation level. The ITIL 4 Certification Scheme comprises of the following modules:
ITIL 4 Foundation will be released on 28 February 2019 and is the entry level certification, offering end-learners a general awareness of the key elements, concepts and terminology used in ITIL 4.
ITIL MP targets IT practitioners working within technology and digital teams across businesses. The Managing Professional (MP) stream provides practical and technical knowledge about how to run successful IT projects, teams and workflows.
It integrates three specialist modules (Create, Deliver & Support, Drive Stakeholder Value, and High Velocity IT) and the ITIL Strategist Direct, Plan & Improve module. All modules are valuable independently but all 4 must be completed to obtain the ITIL Managing Professional designation. The ITIL Managing Professional modules mandates completion of ITIL 4 Foundation as a prerequisite.
ITIL Strategic Leader recognises the value of ITIL, not just for IT Operations, but for all digitally enabled services. Becoming an ITIL Strategic Leader (ITIL SL) demonstrates that the professional has a clear understanding of how IT influences and directs business strategy. ITIL Strategic Leader integrates the ITIL Strategist Direct, Plan & Improve and ITIL Leader Digital & IT Strategy module. Both modules are valuable independently but both must be completed to obtain the ITIL Strategic Leader designation. The ITIL Leader Digital & IT Strategy module mandates 3 years of managerial experience as a prerequisite along with completion of ITIL 4 Foundation.
If a candidate completes all 5 modules, gaining both designations from the two streams, they will be eligible for assessment to become an ITIL Master. More details about ITIL Master will be announced at a later date.
To recognise the achievements of individuals who have progressed through the ITIL v3 certification scheme there is an ITIL Managing Professional Transition Module. The ITIL Managing Professional Transition Module is designed for ITIL v3 candidates who are ITIL Experts or who have achieved 17 credits from across the v3 scheme. The transition module will cover the core elements from the ITIL Managing Professional stream. It will have a mandatory training element and exam, enabling v3 candidates to transition their existing designations into the new ITIL 4 certification scheme. Completion of this module will provide a candidate with the ITIL Managing Professional (ITIL MP) designation.
After achieving the ITIL Managing Professional (ITIL MP) designation, if the candidate is interested in pursuing the ITIL Strategic Leader stream, they would only need to complete the ITIL Leader Digital & Strategy module to become eligible for ITIL Master.
Our current ITIL training curriculum is fully compatible with ITIL 4.