What is ITIL? | Skillmetrix
Information Technology Infrastructure Library(ITIL) is a set of globally recognized best practices for IT Service Management that can be tailored to any organization. ITIL provides the foundation for quality IT Service Management through documented, proven processes that cover the entire Service Lifecycle. It is easy for organizations to learn, tailor, and implement ITIL to suit their environment. A complete ITIL philosophy has grown around the guidance contained within the ITIL books and the supporting certification and qualification scheme. It is the most widely adopted approach for IT Service Management in the world. It provides a practical, no-nonsense framework for identifying, planning, delivering and supporting IT services to the business.
The ITIL Foundation Course is an entry-level certification. It introduces the Lifecycle of managing IT Services to deliver to business expectations and provides an approach to learning the core disciplines of ITIL best practices. The ITIL Foundation Course is a stepping-stone for everyone who is interested in learning more about ITIL best practices. The audience includes all IT professionals who work in or plan to work in an ITIL supported environment as well as in key business areas. It is the entry level qualification which offers candidates a general awareness of the key elements, concepts and terminology used in the ITIL Service Lifecycle, including the linkages between Lifecycle stages, the processes used and their contribution to Service Management practices.
Why should I take ITIL Foundation? Upon successful completion of the education and examination components related to this qualification, candidates can expect to gain a general overview, and basic knowledge and understanding of ITIL. This qualification also fulfils the prerequisite entry criteria for the next level of study within the ITIL qualifications scheme, the ITIL Intermediate Level.
Is it right for me? This qualification is primarily aimed towards:
- those who require a basic understanding of the ITIL framework
- those who need understanding of how ITIL can be used to enhance the quality of IT service management within an organization
- IT professionals or others working within an organization that has adopted and adapted ITIL who need to be informed about, or contribute to an ongoing service improvement program
The ITIL qualification is open to any individuals who may have an interest in the subject. It is not intended to enable the holders of the qualification to apply the ITIL practices for Service Management without further guidance.