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ITIL Foundation Certification Course in Melbourne

The recent release of the ITIL Fundamentals course and ITIL version 3 have left many people with questions about which path they should take.

Should you continue with your ITIL certification or go directly to ITIL certification?

This question is especially important, because for the first time the new version of ITIL has not been presented in its entirety.

ITIL 4 is an update to ITIL v3 and, like every updated version of ITIL, it has preserved the best of each, while incorporating the innovative enhancements necessary to keep pace with advances in information technology. The basic fundamentals of ITIL v3 and ITIL 4 continue to support organizations and individuals to achieve optimal business value.

If you wonder what is the impact on your ITIL professional development goals? Not to worry! Your investment in ITIL certification is protected. Here are some frequently asked questions and the corresponding answers:

Q: I don’t currently have any ITIL certification. Where should I start – ITIL v3 or ITIL 4?

A: If you are starting your ITIL journey and wish to continue with the existing ITIL certification scheme, keep in mind that to reach the ITIL Expert v3 level you will need to accumulate the necessary credits by mid-2020; this is the period for which ITIL v3 is in effect. The ITIL Foundation Certification Course is now available and the ITIL 4 Intermediate Course Set is expected to be released in late 2019 and early 2020.

An important consideration about which one to choose is related to how much detail you need in the short term about specific processes. Many IT professionals find ITIL v3 intermediate level courses very useful and ITIL 4 courses will not be available until early 2020.

How can I go from ITIL Foundation to ITIL 4 Foundation?

There is no direct bridge to the ITIL Foundation course. The only bridge course has yet to be developed and will be introduced in the third quarter of 2019. To qualify for this course, you must have 17 ITIL v3 credits. Here are some other options / factors to consider:

If you have less than five ITIL v3 credits: you have the option to continue obtaining the required 17 ITIL v3 credits, plus the Managing Across the Lifecycle (MALC) course, to obtain your ITIL v3 Expert certification before mid-2020 and do the module of Managing Professional Transition required to achieve ITIL 4 Managing Professional certification. Or, you can choose to take the ITIL Foundation certification course and continue with the ITIL 4 certification scheme when ITIL 4 intermediate courses become available in late 2019, early 2020.

If you have six or more ITIL v3 credits: it is recommended to continue with the required 17 ITIL v3 credits, plus the MALC course, to obtain your ITIL v3 Expert certification before mid-2020 and to do the Managing Professional Transition module to achieve the ITIL certification 4 Managing Professional.

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