ITIL v3 Expert to ITIL 4 Managing Professional

In this blog, we explore the transition course that will allow ITIL v3 Experts to transition to ITIL 4 Managing Professional status. We’ll take a look at the costs, benefits, and the training details.

Why should I consider transitioning to ITIL Managing Professional?

If you’ve already invested in getting ITIL Expert certified (or if you have 17 credits from the v3 certification path), then the transition course to Managing Professional will help you build on that investment and add the very latest service management thinking to your resume. While many of the ITIL v3 concepts still exist in ITIL 4, the ITIL 4 guidance also includes important new service thinking including the service value system and service value chain.

The ITIL Managing Professional Transition course will not be available indefinitely, so this is an ideal opportunity to get qualified in the most efficient way.

Although ITIL certifications don’t expire, employers and recruiters will look for up to date certifications. This is an opportunity to get clarity about new concepts and how to apply them, letting you improve your capabilities and develop your career.

When will the training be available?

The ITIL Managing Professional Transition exam will be available from October 2019.

How much will it cost?

The cost of training and exams has yet to be released but we expect the prices to be similar to the existing ITIL Intermediate courses.

What will I learn?

The key learning outcomes for this course have been released to training organizations, and will include:

  • Key concepts of service management
  • The ITIL guiding principles
  • The 4 dimensions of service management
  • The service value system and service value chain
  • How to plan and build a service value stream
  • How ITIL practices contribute to the delivery of value
  • How to create, deliver and support services
  • Details about the high-velocity digital enterprise
  • Customer journeys and stakeholder relationships
  • Value co-creation
  • Organizational change management

And much more…

Do I need to take the ITIL 4 Foundation?

You won’t need to take the ITIL 4 Foundation course before taking this transition course. The course materials will include any new concepts that you need to understand as part of the training. If you want to get a head start, you can still access our ITIL 4 Foundation Bridge course.

How long will the transition course be available?

The availability period for this course hasn’t been confirmed yet. The ITIL 4 advanced level courses will be available from November 2019, after which it’s likely that v3 training courses and transition courses will be retired. We’ll communicate any dates we receive.

If you’ve got any more questions that you’d like to get answers to, please let us know and we’ll add them to this blog.