As a first step and certification, the IT Infrastructure Library (ITIL) 2011 has the ‘ITIL 2011 Foundation‘.
The information below was copied from the official ITIL website as a reference:
The Foundation Level 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.
Successful completion of the Foundation 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 programme.
The ITIL qualification is open to any individuals who may have an interest in the subject.
The ITIL Foundation qualification is not intended to enable the holders of the qualification to apply the ITIL practices for Service Management without further guidance.
So this first certification is just one of around 6 certification you must take to become an ITIL Master.
I hope to be enrolled in the wave of peers that will get certified on September 2012.
At the moment I’m using 12 courses from the HP Skillsoft Portal to get ready for the exam.
The 12 courses I’m taking are: