​ITIL ​​Planning, Protection and Operation Course

The Planning, Protection and Optimization (PPO) module is one of the certifications in the ITIL® Service Capability stream. This course focuses on the application of Planning, Protection and Optimization practices in order to optimise capacity, availability, IT service continuity, information security and demand management.

Course Overview

Get Planning, Protection & Operation certified online at your own pace, at times that suit you – wholly online, this eLearning course is available on demand and provides you with the option to watch the videos as many times as you need to ensure that you fully understand the concepts before moving on.

90 or 150 days online access – spread the 21 hours of study over the period that best suits you. The flexibility of the on-demand learning allows you to learn at the times you’re available.

ITSM Zone’s accreditation from PeopleCert for this course is your guarantee that the material is accurate and relevant to the current syllabus.

Your access to online PPO training provides you with e-Learning videos, quizzes, exercises, study tracker, study guides and official syllabus, plus official sample exams. No additional resources are required – everything that you need to understand the concepts and principles is included.

Tutor support is provided to all our students and is included in the course price. Our team is made up of qualified industry experts who have a wealth of knowledge and experience.

24/7 helpdesk on hand to help you whenever you need it. We’re proud of the support that we offer to our students, and we consistently receive an average rating of over 9/10 for the quality and speed of our support teams.

Includes free 30 minute Training+ Virtual Mentor session. With over 30 mentors available, we’re confident that we can provide a mentor with the right skills and experiences to answer your questions. This session is your opportunity to set the agenda and ask the expert for the answers that you need. Learn more about virtual mentors

Course Contents

This Intermediate level certification will offer you an introduction to Planning, Protection and Optimization processes

8 Modules

​divided into easy to absorb lessons

Includes

video tutorials, study guides and quizzes

Study duration:

30 hours mandatory study, also 12 hours self-study with the Service Design and Service Strategy core volumes is recommended

Lessons in this training

  • Introduction to Planning, Protection and Optimisation
  • Module 1 – Introduction to Planning, Protection and Optimisation
    • Module 1 – Lesson 1 – Core Concepts and Terminology
    • Module 1 – Lesson 2 – Service Design Basics
  • Module 2 – Demand Management
    • Module 2 – Lesson 1 – Demand Management Process Overview
    • Module 2 – Lesson 2 – Policies, Principles and Basic Concepts
    • Module 2 – Lesson 3 – Process Activities, Methods and Techniques
    • Module 2 – Lesson 4 – Developing Differentiated Offerings
    • Module 2 – Lesson 5 – Process Management
  • Module 3 – Capacity Management
    • Module 3 – Lesson 1 – Capacity Management Process Overview
    • Module 3 – Lesson 2 – The Capacity Management Sub-Processes
    • Module 3 – Lesson 3 – Underpinning Activities
    • Module 3 – Lesson 4 – Further Process Activities
    • Module 3 – Lesson 5 – Process Management
  • Module 4 – Availability Management
    • Module 4 – Lesson 1 – Process Overview
    • Module 4 – Lesson 2 – Policies, Principles and Basic Concepts
    • Module 4 – Lesson 3 – Reactive Process Activities Part 1
    • Module 4 – Lesson 4 – Reactive Process Activities Part 2
    • Module 4 – Lesson 5 – Proactive Process Activities Part 1
    • Module 4 – Lesson 6 – Proactive Process Activities Part 2
    • Module 4 – Lesson 7 – Proactive Process Activities Part 3
    • Module 4 – Lesson 8 – Process Management
  • Module 5 – Information Security Management
    • Module 5 – Lesson 1 – Process Overview
    • Module 5 – Lesson 2 – Policies, Principles and Basic Concepts
    • Module 5 – Lesson 3 – Activities, Methods and Techniques
    • Module 5 – Lesson 4 – Process Management
  • Module 6 – IT Service Continuity Management
    • Module 6 – Lesson 1 – Process Overview
    • Module 6 – Lesson 2 – The ITSC Lifecycle Part 1 – Initiation
    • Module 6 – Lesson 3 – The ITSC Lifecycle Part 2 – Requirements & Strategy
    • Module 6 – Lesson 4 – The ITSC Lifecycle Part 3 – Implementation
    • Module 6 – Lesson 5 – The ITSC Lifecycle Part 4 – Ongoing Operation
    • Module 6 – Lesson 6 – Process Management
  • Module 7 – Technology and Implementation
    • Module 7 – Lesson 1 – Generic Technology Requirements
    • Module 7 – Lesson 2 – Technology and Tool Evaluation
    • Module 7 – Lesson 3 – Planning & Implementing Service Management Technology
    • Module 7 – Lesson 4 – Service Management Implementation
    • Module 7 – Lesson 5 – Lifecycle Challenges, Critical Success Factors & Risks
    • Module 7 – Lesson 6 – Designing Technology Architectures
  • Module 8 – The Sample Exam

Course Samples

Course Pre-requisites

  • Delegates must hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (ITIL V3 or later, or ITIL V2 + the V2-V3 Foundation Bridge)
  • ​30 hours of study via an accredited training solution – confirmed by your course completion certificate
  • 2 years IT experience is desirable
  • 12 hours of self-study using the Service Strategy and Service Design core volumes is recommended

Exam Details

Exam duration:

90 minutes

Exam format:

closed book, multiple choice

Exam delivery:

online, webcam proctored. Read more here

Exam pass mark:

70% (28/40 marks across 8 questions)

Exam language:

extra time is available for non-native English speakers.

Exam value:

4 ITIL credits

Exam vouchers sold separately to training unless you choose the recommended package

Pricing

Recommended Package

90 days access + Exam + eBook

  • 90 Days Online Access
  • Online Exam
  • SD - Core volume online access
  • SS - Core volume online access

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  • Dedicated account manager
  • ​Extended study periods available

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​This course is also part of our popular ​ITIL Expert Package – Includes all the Lifecycle & Capability courses, all with 365 days access.

Who's it for

Recommended for anyone working in Operations / Live Service or design and development, plus Program and Project Managers, QMS Managers and Service Delivery Managers

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