ITIL Courses; What They Are and Why Should I Consider One

Investing in good high quality IT certifications will not only benefit you as an employee, but also the business you work for as a whole. Not only will the improvement of your team’s skills and knowledge develop, but you will see your organisation strive closer towards goals and your overall security levels increased. Now in 2016, the computer systems and programmes we’re all working on are more developed than ever before, and it should be put to the forefront of our business decisions that we consider how much we’re doing to secure our systems and whether we should in fact be doing more.

There’s a number of different ITIL courses on the market, all offering different modules and qualifications/certifications. If we’re to start at the very beginning, and cover the basics, we should probably ask what ITIL stands for…Information Technology Infrastructure Library (which means Information Technology for IT Service Management). By taking on a course such as the ITIL Foundation which focuses on service management as a practise you will learn to define the concept of a service and service management as a practise. Not only will you learn the very core of how the different processes integrate with each other but you’ll also see the importance of business value for each phase in the life cycle.

If career development is an important thing for you, then looking into the different courses that can up your skills is a great way to start. Not only will it open up the career prospects you have in the future, but it will also allow you to be opened up to more skills and training such as the ITIL complimentary courses – Analyst Series, Service catalogue, ITIL lifecycle courses and ITIL capability courses. All allowing you to stretch your potential and develop in your chosen career path.

The harsh reality in 2016 is the amount of competition around, and the numbers of people all fighting for your job. Whether this be new graduates, or someone with years of industry experience. Your future employers will be looking for someone who can hit the ground running, someone who has the knowledge of IT systems, and most importantly, someone that has the qualifications around it. Do your research, speak to people who have previously done similar courses, get all the advice that you need and really weigh up your options before diving straight in.

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