ITIL Professional Certification
Professional Certification in ITIL: How to use it effectively | Skillmetrix
As much as certifications are necessary, so does hands-on-experience of having worked on real time projects and IT services. The combination of a professional certification with strong solid years of experience can lend more credibility in terms of the professional’s caliber and recognition of performance aligned with industry best practices.
Simply getting the certification for the sake of getting one, wouldn’t lend much real time benefit as that would mean not practicing those validated best practices such as the ITIL framework. The value in terms of the outcome which can be achieved through combining one’s own self experience and validated best practices would be immensely valuable to the organization in which one works in, while at the same time benefiting different stakeholders. For instance, a project manager who works in a telecom company having several years of experience in project management after getting the ITIL Foundation certification would be more attuned to best practices of the ITIL framework. The project manager can figure out the best possible way through blending accepted mode of project management practices based on his/her experience and best practices under ITIL framework.
Making use of the ITIL framework in a real time scenario would, no doubt, entail exposure of professionals to perceived challenges, issues, etc. Nevertheless, that would also provide an opportunity for real learning and growth by implementing time tested practices and as time goes by, would be able to build up more capability from personal experience based on both theory and practice.
Other different certifications such as Microsoft certification, PMP certification, Cisco certification, PRINCE2 certification etc. always add more value to one’s profile and caliber as a professional in the IT industry or Project management industry. All frameworks which are available to the public needs to get validated and hence are recognized by industry bodies as they stand for accepted practices. Different certifications stand for something good and by making use of the knowledge behind these numerous professional certifications, a professional working in an organization can perform much better and be a much more valuable asset.
In nutshell, it’s more effective and efficient to make use of professional certifications by understanding their value in terms of process knowledge, procedures, principles etc. and then applying it!