ITIL® 4 Foundation

Course Code: 7003



In this 2-day course participants receive an introduction to the Information Technology Infrastructure Library version 4, commonly known as ITIL® 4. ITIL 4 provides a set of guiding principles and best practices that are commonly used by organizations around the world to generate value and deliver high-quality and cost-effective services to consumers and customers. In this class participants are introduced to ITIL 4 concepts and practices and they learn how organizations can use this information to conduct business activities more efficiently and effectively. Upon completion of this course, participants will be qualified to attend more advanced ITIL 4 courses that provide more detailed information about ITIL 4 concepts and practice and how they can help your organization.

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Course Delivery

This course is available in the following formats:

Live Classroom
Duration: 2 days

Live Virtual Classroom
Duration: 2 days

What You'll learn

  • Basic concepts of service management
  • The concept of a service
  • Services, risk, cost and service management
  • Service relationship management
  • The four dimensions of service management
  • Guiding principles of service management
  • The service value system
  • Service value chain
  • General management practices
  • Service management practices
  • Technical management practices


  • What is ITIL?
  • History of ITIL?
  • The concepts of a service
  • Services and service management
  • Outcomes and outputs
  • Costs and risks
  • Utility, warranty and value
  • Organizations
  • Consumers, customers and users
  • Sponsors
  • Service offerings
  • Service relationship management
  • Service provision
  • Service consumption
  • Service management practices and processes
  • Exercise 1: Basic concepts of service relationship management
  • Organizations and people
  • Information and technology
  • Partners and suppliers
  • Value streams and processes
  • Exercise 2: Understanding the four dimensions of service management
  • Understanding and using the guiding principles
  • Focus on value
  • Start where you are
  • Progress iteratively with feedback
  • Collaborate and promote visibility
  • Think and work holistically
  • Keep it simple and practical
  • Optimize and automate
  • Exercise 3: Understanding the guiding principles of service management
  • The service value system
  • The service value chain
  • Service value chain activities


  • Purpose
  • Inputs and outputs


  • Purpose
  • Inputs and outputs


  • Purpose
  • Inputs and outputs

Design and transition

  • Purpose
  • Inputs and outputs

Obtain and build

  • Purpose
  • Inputs and outputs

Deliver and support

  • Purpose
  • Inputs and outputs

Exercise 4: Service value system and service value chain

  • The general management practices
  • Continual improvement
    • The continual improvement model
  • Information security management
  • Relationship management
  • Supplier management
  • Exercise 5: The continual improvement register
  • Service management practices
  • Service level management
  • Availability management
    • Availability
  • Capacity and performance management
  • Service continuity management
  • IT asset management
    • IT asset
  • Service configuration management
    • Configuration item
  • Change control
    • Change
  • Release management
  • Monitoring and event management
    • Event
  • Incident management
    • Incident
  • Problem management
    • Problem
    • Known error
  • Service request management
  • The service desk
  • The technical management practices
  • Deployment management
  • Exercise 6: Overall review
  • Each participant of this course receives a copy of the following Kindle books:
    • Service Management Foundation 4 Exam Guide
    • Service Management Foundation 4 Exam Questions – Set 1
    • Service Management Foundation 4 Exam Questions – Set 2
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There are no mandatory prerequisites.

Who Should Attend

The ITIL 4 Foundation course is highly recommended for –

  • IT professionals
  • Service desk professionals
  • Business professionals
  • Executive leadership
  • Service management professionals
  • Incident managers
  • Problem managers
  • Business relationship managers
  • Change managers
  • Quality improvement professionals
  • Anyone interested or involved in application of ITIL 4 concepts and practices

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The ITIL® 4 Foundation exam is a 40 question multiple-choice exam. Native English speakers are allowed 1 hour to take the exam. If English is your second language you are allowed an additional 15 minutes for a total of 1 hour and 15 minutes. A passing score on the exam is 26 or more correct out of 40 questions, or 65% or above. The ITIL® 4 Foundation certification is an entry-level certification that demonstrates a baseline level of knowledge about service management terms, definitions, practices and concepts. The exam can be delivered paper-based or online. The ITIL® 4 Foundation certification is a prerequisite for more advanced ITIL® classes that delve into more details about service management and delivering value and improving quality and cost-effectiveness in an organization.