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ITIL-SS - ITIL® Service Strategy


Duration: 3 Days




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Course Information

Course Description

​All courses are offered by Deepcreek ITIL® ATO/Affiliate - ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited

A three day course intended to provide, test and validate knowledge on industry practices in service management as documented in the ITIL Service Strategy publication.

The course and associated examination are free-standing but also part of the ITIL intermediate lifecycle stream. It is one of the modules that leads to the ITIL® Expert Certificate in IT Service Management and carries a credit value of 3 points.

Course Objectives

Course Audience

​The course and examination are suitable for:

  • Individuals who require a detailed understanding of the ITIL service strategy stage of the ITIL service lifecycle and how it may be implemented to enhance the quality of IT service provision within an organization
  • IT professionals working within or about to enter a service strategy environment and requiring an understanding of the concepts, processes, functions and activities involved
  • Individuals who have attained the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management and wish to advance to higher level ITIL certifications
  • Individuals seeking the ITIL Expert Certification in IT Service Management for which this qualification can be one of the prerequisite modules
  • Individuals seeking progress toward the ITIL Master Certificate in IT Service Management for which the ITIL Expert is a prerequisite.

Course Outline

Introduction to service strategy
  • The purpose, objectives and scope service strategy and its relationship to the other service lifecycle stages
Service strategy principles
  • The elements of service strategy that are necessary to understand, use and apply the processes within service strategy to create business value
Service strategy processes
  • The managerial and supervisory aspects of the ITIL processes covered in the service strategy stage, excluding the day-to-day operation of processes covered in the ITIL Intermediate Capability modules
  • The strategic level concepts of governance as it relates to service strategy
Organizing for service strategy
  • The concepts of organizational considerations relating to service strategy
Technology considerations
  • Technology considerations for service strategy including service automation, analytics and technology interfaces
Implementing and improving service strategy
  • The ITIL approach for implementing service strategy
Challenges, critical success factors and risk
  • The challenges and risks facing service strategy and service strategy critical success factors (CSFs)

Course Prerequisites

​Students wishing to attend this course and take the examination must fulfil the following requirements:

  • Hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (or equivalent) which must be presented as documentary evidence to gain admission
  • Attend an accredited training course In addition, it is desirable that students have a basic IT literacy and around 2 years IT experience and it is recommended that students complete at least 21 hours of personal study by reviewing the syllabus and the ITIL Service Strategy publication in preparation for the examination.
Course Schedule
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