ITILISLMCSI - ITIL® Intermediate - Service Lifecycle Module – Continual Service Improvement
The Continual Service Improvement (CSI) module is one of the certifications within the ITIL® Service Lifecycle work stream. This module focuses on the principles and techniques from the Continual Service Improvement stage of the ITIL Lifecycle, but does not go into detail about specific processes.
The CSI certification focuses on how organizations and individuals can strategically review the products and services they have produced following the strategy, design, transition and operation stages of the IT Service Lifecycle and offers guidance on how this process should be organized and executed. It also includes guidance on the tools and technology that can be used to support CSI activities as well as how to evaluate risks and critical success factors.
The course covers management and control of activities and techniques within the Continual Service Improvement phase of the ITIL Lifecycle, but it does not provide the full detail of each supporting process.
CSI practices can help businesses and projects continue to meet and adapt to the changing needs of end users as well as improving efficiencies and returns on investment for organizations.
Candidates can expect to gain competencies in the following upon successful completion of the education and examination components related to this certification:
•Introduction to CSI
•CSI methods and techniques
•Organizing for CSI
•Challenges, critical success factors and risks
In addition, the training for this certification should include examination preparation, including a mock examination opportunity.
Candidates wishing to be trained and examined for this qualification must already hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service
Management which must be presented as documentary evidence to gain admission
•Candidates who hold the following ITIL qualifications are also eligible, and similar evidence will be required:
•Earlier ITIL (V2) Foundation plus Foundation Bridge ITIL Expert in IT Service
•Management (achieved via Service Manager or Practitioner bridging routes).
Individuals who require a detailed understanding of the ITIL CSI phase 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 CSI environment and requiring a detailed understanding of the 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 Certificate 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.
Module 1: Introduction to continual service improvement
Module 2: Continual service improvement principles
Module 3: Continual service improvement process
Module 4: Continual service improvement methods and techniques
Module 5: Organizing for continual service improvement
Module 6: Technology considerations
Module 7: Implementing continual service improvement
Module 8: Challenges, critical success factors and risks
The ITIL Intermediate Level has a modular structure with each module providing a different focus on IT Service Management. You can take as few or as many Intermediate qualifications as you need. The Intermediate modules go into more detail than the Foundation certification and focus on different areas of the framework.
The ITIL Intermediate certifications are divided into two categories – Service Lifecycle and Service Capability.
Some may wish to concentrate on one set of modules, but you can choose to select modules from both the Service Lifecycle and Service Capability streams in order to combine management and technical knowledge.
The ITIL Intermediate certifications are available to anyone that has passed their ITIL Foundation exam. It is recommended that you have prior exposure to basic concepts in IT and at least two years’ professional experience working in IT Service Management before undertaking any of the ITIL Intermediary modules.