When Is A Bridge Not A Bridge? When It’s an ITIL 4 Foundation Bridge

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Want to learn more about the ITIL Foundation from ITSM Zone? Act fast, it’s only available until March 31st!

Unless you’ve been hiding away from all ITSM industry news, you will know that the new version of ITIL goes live in February 2019. At ITSM Zone we’ve got a whole range of blogs coming soon about the changes to the content and what it means for organizations and individuals. In this blog I’m focusing on a certification related question:

“Is there going to be an ITIL 4 Foundation Bridge?”

We’re getting asked this by lots of our ITIL v3 Foundation Certificate certified customers who want to know if there’s a fast way to get up to speed with the ITIL v3 to ITIL 4 changes. The answer is…no…. but also yes. Let us explain!

No – Foundation Bridge Exams

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AXELOS, the owners of ITIL, are not releasing an ITIL v3 – ITIL 4 Foundation Bridge exam. If you hold the existing v3 Foundation certificate and you want to bring your qualifications up to date, you’ll need to take the full Foundation exam for the new syllabus. When you take the ITIL 4 Foundation exam, your certificate will say “ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management” – ITIL 4 Edition. This makes it easy for employers to assess whether someone has taken the exam against the latest syllabus while the v3 and ITIL 4 exams are running in parallel.

Yes – Foundation Bridge Training

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Hang on, you might think, I’ve already seen dozens of ITIL training organizations selling ITIL 4 Foundation Bridge training. What’s that all about? Here’s the good news: while there is no ‘official’ Foundation Bridge exam, most training organizations have created an offer to help their existing certified customers get up to speed with the new version of ITIL.

At ITSM Zone, we’ve done this by creating a new package which includes the ITIL 4 Foundation ‘Bridge’ Course + the full ITIL 4 Foundation exam. This provides a cost effective alternative for people and organizations who have invested in ITIL v3 Foundation training already.

While there isn’t a Foundation Bridge exam, if you can prove that you hold an ITIL v3 (or earlier) Foundation certificate during the purchasing process, you can buy the ITIL Foundation Bridge Course + exam for just $248 – saving $251 compared to the full ITIL 4 Foundation course + exam package.

Why Should I bridge?

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If ITSM is your career, it’s beneficial to have the latest knowledge and skills. ITIL 4 includes new key concepts like the Service Value System and focuses on practices, rather than processes. Our training includes real world examples to help you apply ITIL 4 in your own organization and understand how it relates to new ways of working like Agile and DevOps. Completing the bridge package with ITSM Zone will help you to:

  • Demonstrate your dedication to your career
  • Understand service management in a world of digital transformation
  • Learn about concepts that are being newly applied to ITSM including value chains and value streams

The ITSM Zone Foundation Bridge

At ITSM Zone, we want to spread the ITIL 4 message as widely as we can. Our Foundation Bridge package is just $99 for your training, plus the exam fee. This is a limited offer that is only available until March 31st 2019.

The ITIL 4 training can be sold from Feb 11th 2019 and the exam will be available from Feb 28th, so you can order today and be ready as soon as the first exams are available.

At ITSM Zone, we want to spread the ITIL 4 message as widely as we can. Our Foundation Bridge package is just $99 for your training, plus the exam fee. This is a limited offer that is only available until March 31st 2019.

The ITIL 4 training can be sold from Feb 11th 2019 and the exam will be available from Feb 28th, so you can order today and be ready as soon as the first exams are available.

ITIL 4 Bridging For Teams and Departments

If your organization needs to raise awareness of ITIL 4 across a team or department, contact us for a quote for multi-user discounts. Remember, the ITSM Zone ITIL 4 Foundation Bridge is only available until March 31st 2019.

Want to learn more about the ITIL Foundation from ITSM Zone? Act fast, it’s only available until March 31st!