ITIL 2011 Operations Support Analysis OSA Certification Program Training

Duration: 
5 days
Codes: 
TP2666,OSA,ITIL
Versions: 
2011

Overview

ITIL is a set of best practices guidance that has become a worldwide-adopted framework for IT Service Management by many Public & Private Organizations. Since early 1990, ITIL has been evolving from focusing on Functions and Processes under versions 1 and 2 to focusing on the Full Service Lifecycle Management under current version.

In addition to the existing benefits of aligning IT goals and objectives with the business, improving quality and reducing cost of operation; ITSM and ITIL now emphasizes the following areas:

  • Assist in transforming IT Service Management onto a strategic business asset
  • Assist in defining and managing the complete lifecycle of IT Service Management Process
  • Provide guidance on the development of Services Strategy, the development of Service Design, the Transition of Services from current to desired state, the Implementation and the Continuous improvement of those Services

Through lectures and practice exam questions participants explore the concepts of good practice in IT Service Management based on the ITIL Edition 2011Framework.

The ITIL Intermediate Qualification: Operations Support Analysis Certificate is a free-standing qualification, but is also part of the ITIL Intermediate Capability stream, and one of the modules that leads to the ITIL Expert in IT Service Management. The purpose of this training module and the associated exam and certificate is, respectively, to impart, test, and validate the knowledge on industry practices in Service Management as documented in the ITIL publication.

Note:

The success in achieving this certification is highly dependent upon participants' effort in doing their homework, and self-study before and during the program.

Audience

The main target group for this ITIL Intermediate Qualification Certificate includes, but is not restricted to:

  • IT professionals
  • Business managers
  • Business process owners
  • Individuals who require a deep understanding of the ITIL Certificate in the Operational Support and Analysis processes and how it may be used to enhance the quality of IT service support within an organization
  • IT professionals who are working within an organization which has adopted and adapted ITIL and who need to be informed about, and thereafter contribute to, an ongoing service improvement program
  • Operational staff involved in event management process, incident management process, request fulfillment process, problem management process, access management process, service desk, technical management, IT operations management and application management, and who wish to enhance their role-based capabilities
  • 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.

Prerequisites

Candidates wishing to be trained and examined for this qualification must already hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (the V3 Foundation or V2 Foundation plus Bridge Certificate) which shall be presented as documentary evidence to gain admission.

  • At least 30 contact hours (hours of instruction, excluding breaks, and not including summary review time) with an Accredited Training Organization (ATO) or an accredited e-learning solution) for this syllabus, as part of a formal, approved training course/scheme
  • 2 to 4 years' professional experience working in IT Service Management is highly desirable
  • Hold the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management (or other appropriate earlier ITIL and bridge qualifications)

It is also recommended that candidates should complete at a minimum of 12 hours of personal study by reviewing the syllabus and the pertinent areas within the ITIL core guidance in preparation for the examination, specifically Chapter 2: Service Management as a practice.

Additionally, it is recommended that candidates:

  • Can demonstrate familiarity with IT terminology and understand Operational Support and Analysis within the context of their own business environment.
  • Have experience of working in a Service Management capacity within a service provider environment, with responsibility for at least one of the following management disciplines:
    • Event management process
    • Incident management process
    • Request fulfillment process
    • Problem management process
    • Access management process
    • Service desk
    • Technical management
    • IT operations management
    • Application management.
  • Event management process
  • Incident management process
  • Request fulfillment process
  • Problem management process
  • Access management process
  • Service desk
  • Technical management
  • IT operations management
  • Application management.

Before attending training for the certification it is also strongly recommended that candidates read the ITIL Service Lifecycle core publications and, in particular, the ITIL Service Transition and Service Operation publication.

5 Days

Course Outline

Through a series of lectures designed at achieving a clear understanding of the ITIL Best Practice lifecycle approach and through various exercises, assignments and discussions, participants can expect to gain the competence in the following areas upon successful completion of the education and examination components related to this certification:

  • The value to the business of OSA activities
  • How OSA activities support the service lifecycle
  • Optimizing service operation performance
  • How the processes in OSA interact with other service lifecycle processes
  • How to use the OSA processes, activities and functions to achieve operational excellence
  • How to measure OSA
  • The importance of IT security and its contributions to OSA
  • Understanding the technology and implementation considerations surrounding OSA
  • The challenges, critical success factors (CSFs) and risks associated with OSA
  • Specific emphasis on the service operation lifecycle processes and roles included in:
    • Event management, which defines any detectable or discernible occurrence that has significance for the management of the IT infrastructure or the delivery of an IT service
    • Incident management, which has the capability to bring services back to normal operations as soon as possible and according to agreed service levels
    • Request fulfillment, which fulfills a request providing quick and effective access to standard services which business staff can use to improve their productivity or the quality of business services and products
    • Problem management, which prevents problems and resulting incidents from happening, eliminating recurring incidents and minimizing the impact of incidents that cannot be prevented
    • Access management, which grants authorized users the right to use a service while preventing access to non-authorized users.
  • Operational activities of processes covered in other lifecycle stages such as:
    • Change management
    • Service asset and configuration management
    • Release and deployment management
    • Capacity management
    • Availability management
    • Knowledge management
    • Financial management for IT services
    • IT service continuity management.
  • Organizing for service operation which describes roles and functions to be performed within the service operation and support such as service desk, technical management, IT operations management and application management.
  • Event management, which defines any detectable or discernible occurrence that has significance for the management of the IT infrastructure or the delivery of an IT service
  • Incident management, which has the capability to bring services back to normal operations as soon as possible and according to agreed service levels
  • Request fulfillment, which fulfills a request providing quick and effective access to standard services which business staff can use to improve their productivity or the quality of business services and products
  • Problem management, which prevents problems and resulting incidents from happening, eliminating recurring incidents and minimizing the impact of incidents that cannot be prevented
  • Access management, which grants authorized users the right to use a service while preventing access to non-authorized users.
  • Change management
  • Service asset and configuration management
  • Release and deployment management
  • Capacity management
  • Availability management
  • Knowledge management
  • Financial management for IT services
  • IT service continuity management.

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