AXELOS have recently announced the introduction of a new level in the ITIL Scheme.

The ITIL Practitioner level will be the next step after ITIL Foundation for professionals who have already learned the basics of IT Service Management (ITSM) and the business value of well-designed and delivered services.

Addressing the demand from ITSM practitioners and organizations of all sizes worldwide, the first ITIL Practitioner exam will be available globally by the end of 2015 and will equip ITSM professionals with added practical guidance to enhance leveraging ITIL in line with their organizations’ business goals. The qualification will aim to show that IT Service Management  professionals are equipped with the skills to apply ITIL concepts in their organization.

The new qualification is not related in any way to the old Practitioner level that was present in ITIL V2.

It is envisaged that the ITIL Practitioner level will be allocated credit points that can contribute to obtaining the ITIL Expert Certification.

The first exams for this are to be available in Q4 of 2015….. it’s likely that we’ll be adding this qualification to our existing portfollio, so watch this space!