Course description

  • What are the course objectives?

    ITIL Intermediate Continual Service Improvement (CSI) Certification is an intermediate level certification offered to professionals within the ITIL service management qualification program. The Continual Service Improvement Certificate is a free-standing qualification, but is also a key component of the ITIL Intermediate Lifecycle stream, and one of the modules that leads to the ITIL Expert Certificate in IT Service Management.
     
    This training module and the associated exam and certificate will test and validate your knowledge of industry best practices in service management documented in the ITIL Continual Service Improvement publication. Simplilearn brings ITIL Intermediate CSI certification training to professionals who want the convenience of self-paced learning coupled with an online classroom learning environment

  • Why is this certification in such high demand?

    The ITIL framework sets international quality benchmarks for IT professionals around the world. The value of ITIL has grown sharply in recent years and an ITIL certification is fast becoming an entry-level requirement for a majority of IT-based roles. Simplilearn’s ITIL Intermediate training has a modular structure to provide expertise at every level of the IT service management lifecycle. ITIL CSI certification is a prerequisite for many key roles in the IT sector.
     
    Simplilearn is accredited by APMG and TUV as an ITIL Foundation and Intermediate Training provider and an Accredited Examination Centre (AEC) by APMG, TUV and EXIN. The ITIL Intermediate CSI Certification is an intermediate level ITIL certification offered to professionals who pass the ITIL® CSI exam.

  • What skills will you learn?

    At the end of Simplilearn’s training in ITIL Intermediate CSI, you will be able to:
    • Define continual service improvement and describe continual service improvement principles and processes
    • Implement continual service improvement methods, techniques and industry best practices
    • Define strategies for challenges, CSFs and risk factors

  • What are the career benefits of this course?

    Simplilearn’s ITIL Intermediate CSI course provides a complete management-level overview of continual service improvement and all of its related activities. Certified professionals can expect roles such as service delivery team member; manager or, team lead for infrastructure; senior executive, manager or head of IT, and many more.
     
    Certified professionals in this field are in high-demand and their job prospects grow with their certification levels. Certified professionals in ITIL Intermediate CSI field are highly paid for their skills and expertise in the industry. According to recent surveys by payscale.com, the median salary for certified professionals in this field is $98,619.

  • Who should take this course?

    The main target group for this qualification includes, but is not restricted, to:
    • Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
    • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
    • Service designers
    • IT architects
    • IT planners
    • IT consultants
    • IT audit managers
    • IT security managers

Course preview

    • Learning Unit 00 - Introductory Lesson 41:57
      • 0.1 ITIL® 2011 LIFECYCLE MODULE CONTINUAL SERVICE IMPROVEMENT 01:13
      • 0.2 Agenda 01:01
      • 0.3 Objective 00:23
      • 0.4 ITIL® 2011 Introduction 00:55
      • 0.5 ITIL® 2011 Intermediate 00:45
      • 0.6 ITIL - Qualification Criteria 01:53
      • 0.7 Definition of Service Lifecycle 00:45
      • 0.8 Definition of Service Capability 00:42
      • 0.9 Difference between Lifecycle and Capability Modules 00:35
      • 0.10 Managing Across the Lifecycle 00:43
      • 0.11 Accreditation Institute 00:42
      • 0.12 CSI Course Description 00:42
      • 0.13 Course Objective 01:00
      • 0.14 Target Candidate 00:50
      • 0.15 Target Candidate contd.. 01:28
      • 0.16 Exam Pre-requisites 01:05
      • 0.17 ITIL® 2011 CSI Exam Format 01:06
      • 0.18 Exam Tips 00:20
      • 0.19 Course Outline 03:10
      • 0.20 QUIZ 00:48
      • 0.21 Foundation Basics 00:15
      • 0.22 Good Practices 01:49
      • 0.23 Definition of a Service 01:40
      • 0.24 Definition of a Service Management 01:07
      • 0.25 Benefits of IT Service Management 01:07
      • 0.26 Benefits of IT Service Management 00:53
      • 0.27 Benefits of IT Service Management 00:42
      • 0.28 Service Management : Pictorial View 01:41
      • 0.29 Utility and Warranty 02:12
      • 0.30 Utility and Warranty 00:20
      • 0.31 Process, Functions: 02:39
      • 0.32 ITIL History 01:22
      • 0.33 ITIL History 01:23
      • 0.34 ITIL Process, Functions across lifecycle: 00:48
      • 0.35 Service Owner, Process Owner: 00:54
      • 0.36 ITIL® 2011 Core Publication 02:16
      • 0.37 Thank You 00:43
    • Learning Unit 01 - Introduction to Continual Service Improvement 21:53
      • 1.1 Learning Unit 1 00:32
      • 1.2 ITIL® - The Library Constituents 01:06
      • 1.3 Learning Unit 1: Introduction to Continual Service Improvement 00:55
      • 1.4 CSI Official Publication 01:40
      • 1.5 CSI Official Publication 00:39
      • 1.6 Value to Business 01:01
      • 1.7 Intangible Value to Business 01:08
      • 1.8 Continual service improvement approach 00:42
      • 1.9 Continual service improvement approach 01:39
      • 1.10 What is the importance of below questions ? 00:31
      • 1.11 What is the importance of below questions ? 01:14
      • 1.12 Context within the service lifecycle 00:57
      • 1.13 Context of service strategy 01:41
      • 1.14 Context of service design 01:28
      • 1.15 Context of service transition 01:30
      • 1.16 Context of service operation 01:24
      • 1.17 Context of continual service improvement 01:39
      • 1.18 CSI Inputs and Outputs by lifecycle stages 00:34
      • 1.19 Successful CSI approaches 00:58
      • 1.20 Continual service improvement and the service lifecycle 00:28
      • 1.21 Summary: 00:07
      • 1.22 Quiz
    • Learning Unit 02 - Continual Service Improvement Principles 41:08
      • 2.1 Continual Service Improvement Principles 00:27
      • 2.2 Learning Unit 2: Continual Service Improvement Principles 01:05
      • 2.3 CSI and Organizational Change 02:04
      • 2.4 Ownership 01:33
      • 2.5 CSI Register 00:54
      • 2.6 Service level management 01:33
      • 2.7 Business Value of Service measurement 00:53
      • 2.8 Baselines 00:48
      • 2.9 Baselines 00:35
      • 2.10 Knowledge management 01:07
      • 2.11 Knowledge management 00:29
      • 2.12 Seven step improvement process 06:13
      • 2.13 Seven step improvement process 05:12
      • 2.14 Seven step integrated with PDCA 01:22
      • 2.15 Seven step integrated with PDCA 00:22
      • 2.16 Governance 01:29
      • 2.17 IT governance 00:45
      • 2.18 Types of Governance 02:20
      • 2.19 Enterprise governance 01:03
      • 2.20 Frameworks, Models, Standards, Quality System 01:15
      • 2.21 Frameworks 02:26
      • 2.22 Models 01:04
      • 2.23 Standards 02:00
      • 2.24 Quality system 01:15
      • 2.25 Plan- Do- Check- Act cycle 01:46
      • 2.26 Critical Success Factor 00:58
      • 2.27 Summary 00:10
      • 2.28 Quiz
    • Learning Unit 03 - Continual Service Improvement Processes 51:42
      • 3.1 Learning Unit 3 00:23
      • 3.2 Learning Unit 3: Continual Service Improvement Process 00:59
      • 3.3 The Seven Step Improvement Process 00:53
      • 3.4 The Seven Step Improvement Process 00:36
      • 3.5 Value to business 00:41
      • 3.6 Policies 01:13
      • 3.7 Policies 00:30
      • 3.8 Policy example of monitoring services 01:13
      • 3.9 Basic Concepts 01:11
      • 3.10 Basic Concepts (cont...) 00:25
      • 3.11 Process activities, methods and techniques 00:58
      • 3.12 Seven step improvement process 00:25
      • 3.13 Step 1 - Identify the strategy for improvement 00:55
      • 3.14 Step 1 - Identify the strategy for improvement 01:07
      • 3.15 Step 1 - Identify the strategy for improvement 00:26
      • 3.16 Step 2 - Define what you will measure 01:52
      • 3.17 Step 2 - Define what you will measure 00:48
      • 3.18 Step 2 - Define what you will measure 00:30
      • 3.19 Step 3 - Gather the data 01:47
      • 3.20 Step 3 - Gather the data 00:46
      • 3.21 Step 3 - Gather the data 00:44
      • 3.22 Step 4 - Process the data 02:33
      • 3.23 Step 4 - Process the data 00:50
      • 3.24 Step 5 - Analyze the information and data 02:08
      • 3.25 Step 5 - Analyze the information and data 00:31
      • 3.26 Step 5 - Analyze the information and data 00:31
      • 3.27 Step 6 - Present and use the information 01:36
      • 3.28 Step 6 - Present and use the information 00:54
      • 3.29 SLAM Chart example: 00:38
      • 3.30 Step 7 - Implement improvement 01:21
      • 3.31 Step 7 - Implement improvement 00:56
      • 3.32 Triggers, Inputs, Outputs 01:03
      • 3.33 Interfaces 02:05
      • 3.34 Interfaces 01:00
      • 3.35 Process involved in gathering and processing the data 04:28
      • 3.36 Process involved in analyzing the data 03:23
      • 3.37 Process involved in presenting and using the information 02:14
      • 3.38 Process Involved In Implementing Improvement 02:50
      • 3.39 Critical success factors and key performance indicators 02:17
      • 3.40 Challenges 00:53
      • 3.41 Risks 01:02
      • 3.42 Summary 00:07
      • 3.43 Quiz
    • Learning Unit 04 - Organizing for Continual Service Improvement 1:20:00
      • 4.1 Learning Unit 4 00:31
      • 4.2 Learning Unit 4: Continual Service Improvement Methods and Techniques 01:12
      • 4.3 Assessments 01:27
      • 4.4 When to assess 01:40
      • 4.5 What to assess 02:10
      • 4.6 How to assess 02:35
      • 4.7 Gap analysis 01:41
      • 4.8 Benchmarking 00:55
      • 4.9 Benchmarking procedure 00:55
      • 4.10 Benchmarking costs 01:17
      • 4.11 Value of Benchmarking 02:01
      • 4.12 Benchmarking as a level (for change) 00:47
      • 4.13 Benchmarking as a steering instrument 00:36
      • 4.14 Benchmarking categories 01:20
      • 4.15 Benchmarking benefits 00:40
      • 4.16 What to benchmark ? 02:33
      • 4.17 Benchmarking - Who is involved ? 02:05
      • 4.18 Comparison with industry norms 02:18
      • 4.19 Benchmark approach 01:29
      • 4.20 Service Measurement 00:46
      • 4.21 Design and develop a service measurement framework 01:36
      • 4.22 Design and develop a service measurement framework 01:05
      • 4.23 Different levels of measurement and reporting 01:18
      • 4.24 Service measurement model 00:31
      • 4.25 Service management process measurement 01:30
      • 4.26 Service management model 01:09
      • 4.27 Creating a measurement framework grid 00:56
      • 4.28 Metrics 01:28
      • 4.29 How many CSFs and KPIs ? 01:55
      • 4.30 Type of KPIs 01:33
      • 4.31 Tension metrics 00:48
      • 4.32 Goals and metrics 00:55
      • 4.33 Interpreting and using metrics 01:42
      • 4.34 Using measurement and metrics 02:22
      • 4.35 Creating scorecards and reports 01:35
      • 4.36 Setting targets 01:32
      • 4.37 Balanced Scorecard 01:50
      • 4.38 IT Balanced Scorecard 01:26
      • 4.39 SWOT Analysis 01:10
      • 4.40 Sample SWOT Analysis for CSI: 00:23
      • 4.41 Return on investment 01:11
      • 4.42 ROI example: 00:37
      • 4.43 Value on Investment example: 00:50
      • 4.44 Establishing the business case: 01:25
      • 4.45 Service reporting: 01:08
      • 4.46 CSI and Availability Management: 01:04
      • 4.47 Component Failure Impact Analysis and CSI: 01:19
      • 4.48 Fault Tree Analysis and CSI: 01:14
      • 4.49 Service Failure Analysis and CSI: 01:35
      • 4.50 Technical Observation and CSI: 01:39
      • 4.51 CSI and Capacity Management : 02:17
      • 4.52 Connecting business and service capacity management: 00:49
      • 4.53 Event management 01:03
      • 4.54 Workload and Demand Management for CSI: 01:43
      • 4.55 IT Service Continuity Management use in CSI: 02:24
      • 4.56 Risk Register and CSI 00:59
      • 4.57 Risk Register 00:38
      • 4.58 Problem Management and CSI 01:23
      • 4.59 Knowledge Management and CSI 00:54
      • 4.60 Summary 00:06
      • 4.61 Quiz
    • Learning Unit 05 - Organizing for Continual Service Improvement 12:53
      • 5.1 Learning Unit 5 00:29
      • 5.2 Learning Unit 5: Organizing for Continual Service Improvement 01:05
      • 5.3 Service Manager 01:09
      • 5.4 Service Owner role 01:38
      • 5.5 Process Owner role 01:34
      • 5.6 Process Manager role 00:50
      • 5.7 Process Practitioner role 01:05
      • 5.8 Seven-step improvement roles 01:11
      • 5.9 CSI Manager role 01:04
      • 5.10 Activities and skill levels needed for CSI 00:47
      • 5.11 Responsibilit model - RACI 01:13
      • 5.12 Example of RACI matrix 00:37
      • 5.13 Summary 00:11
      • 5.14 Quiz
    • Learning Unit 06 - Technology Consideration 22:14
      • 6.1 Learning Unit 6 00:30
      • 6.2 Learning Unit 6: Technology consideration 00:48
      • 6.3 Tools to Support CSI Activitie 02:05
      • 6.4 IT service management suites 05:16
      • 6.5 Systems and network management 02:44
      • 6.6 Event management 01:36
      • problem resolution 01:23
      • 6.8 Performance management 01:30
      • 6.9 Statistical analysis tools 01:27
      • 6.10 Project and portfolio management 01:21
      • 6.11 Financial Management 01:36
      • reporting 01:45
      • 6.13 Summary 00:13
      • 6.14 Quiz
    • Learning Unit 07 - Implement Continual Service Improvement 24:12
      • 7.1 Learning Unit 7 00:27
      • 7.2 Learning Unit 7: Implementing Continual Service Improvement 01:15
      • 7.3 Critical Considerations for implementing CSI 00:44
      • 7.4 Critical Considerations for implementing CSI 00:25
      • 7.5 Where do we start ? 03:51
      • 7.6 Governance 02:39
      • 7.7 Governance 00:57
      • 7.8 COBIT as a governance framework 00:52
      • 7.9 CSI and organizational change 01:26
      • 7.10 CSI and organizational change 07:07
      • 7.11 Communication Strategy and Plan 01:21
      • 7.12 Communication Strategy and Plan 03:01
      • 7.13 Summary 00:07
      • 7.14 Quiz
    • Learning Unit 08 - Challenges Critical Success Factor and Risks 05:52
      • 8.1 Learning Unit 8 00:33
      • 8.2 Learning Unit 8: Challenges, Critical success factors and risks 01:00
      • 8.3 Challenges 01:35
      • 8.4 Critical Success Factor 01:13
      • 8.5 Risks 01:24
      • 8.6 Summary 00:07
      • 8.7 Quiz
    • Learning Unit 09 - Summary Case Studies Exam Preparation and Directed 38:28
      • 9.1 Learning Unit 9 00:30
      • 9.2 Summary: Exam Preparation and Directed 00:08
      • 9.3 Case Studies 00:56
      • 9.4 Case Study 1: 01:13
      • 9.5 Question 1: 00:35
      • 9.6 Rank the Options (as per assignment rules): 02:11
      • 9.7 Case Study 2 01:02
      • 9.8 Question 2: 00:20
      • 9.9 Rank the Options (as per assignment rules): 01:49
      • 9.10 Rank the Options (as per assignment rules): 01:24
      • 9.11 Case Study 3 01:05
      • 9.12 Question 3 00:30
      • 9.13 Rank the Options (as per assignment rules): 01:41
      • 9.14 Case Study 4 01:27
      • 9.15 Question 4 00:46
      • 9.16 Rank the Options (as per assignment rules): 01:41
      • 9.17 Rank the Options (as per assignment rules): 01:34
      • 9.18 Case Study 5 01:00
      • 9.19 Question 5 00:20
      • 9.20 Rank the Options (as per assignment rules): 01:38
      • 9.21 Case Study 6 01:20
      • 9.22 Question 6 00:31
      • 9.23 Rank the Options (as per assignment rules): 01:42
      • 9.24 Case Study 7 01:22
      • 9.25 Question 7 00:31
      • 9.26 Rank the Options (as per assignment rules): 01:31
      • 9.27 Rank the Options (as per assignment rules): 01:19
      • 9.28 Case Study 8 01:34
      • 9.29 Question 8 00:32
      • 9.30 Rank the Options (as per assignment rules): 02:24
      • 9.31 Checkpoints 00:21
      • 9.32 Sample Question: (from sample exam paper) 01:09
      • 9.33 Sample Question 02:08
      • 9.34 Directed studies & Glossary 00:08
      • 9.35 Thank You 00:06
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Exam & certification

  • How will I become a ITIL Intermediate CSI certified?

    The ITIL Intermediate exam is governed by APMG, EXIN and CSME. Professionals require 21 hours of professional training before taking the ITIL Intermediate Exam. The exam fee for ITIL Intermediate exam varies per governing body.

  • What are the prerequisites for this certification?

    To attend the ITIL Intermediate CSI certification exam, you must undergo training through an accredited training organization like Simplilearn and also be ITIL Foundation certified.

  • How do I unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    Online Self-paced Learning: Complete 85% of the course

  • Until when can I procure voucher from Simplilearn?

    Your exam voucher fee is included in the price of this course. However, you must procure the exam voucher within six months from the date of course purchase.In the event that an exam price does go up and you have not yet booked the exam, you will need to pay the difference in amount to Simplilearn.

  • How frequently does the exam fee change?

    Exam prices are governed by the certification body and can change. Price changes are typically announced during the end of the calendar year. If the event that an exam price does go up and you have not yet booked the exam, you will need to pay the difference in amount to Simplilearn.

  • What is the validity of my exam voucher?

    Exam vouchers are valid for 1 year from the date of issuance. If you do not book the exam within 1 year from purchase of voucher, you will need to buy the voucher again per the actual price.

  • How will I take the exam?

    For customers outside India, web-based exam vouchers will be booked, and for India customers, only paper-based exam will be booked. Customers are expected to book the exam before the expiration of validity of their course.

  • I would like to book paper-based exam in India, what is the process?

    You can book the paper-based exam by contacting our team and visiting any of the centers below to take the exam.

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  • Does the course fee include in examination fees as well?

    Yes, the course fee is inclusive of the examination fee.

  • How do I schedule my exam?

    For assistance in scheduling your exam, reach out to the sales consultant (inside sales manager) or raise a request to the support team of Simplilearn.  

  • Can I ask for refund of exam voucher cost once its issued to me?

    No, exam voucher cost cannot be refunded once it is issued to a learner as we procure this from third party bodies. Simplilearn does not own the voucher policies and cost.
     

Course advisor

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FAQs

  • What is the duration of the exam?

    The duration of the exam is 90 minutes.

  • What is the exam structure?

    The ITIL Intermediate CSI exam consists of multiple choice questions with eight questions per paper and is closed book. A candidate must receive a score of 28 out of 40 to pass (70%).
     
    The ITIL® Intermediate Exam can be taken online from any country or at a local test center such as Simplilearn. Upon registering for the exam, candidates will receive a confirmation email. After verification of their ITIL credentials, candidates can schedule their exam online. For taking the exam online, a webcam is required.
     
    For the ITIL credentials verification, candidates are required to furnish a copy of their ITIL Foundation certificate as well as the course completion certificate for the ITIL Intermediate level training.

  • Are there any prerequisite certificates to be obtained before applying for this course?

    Candidates are required to furnish a copy of their ITIL Foundation certificate upon registering for the Intermediate level exam.

  • How does Simplilearn assure that the material and the training delivered are effective?

    Our certification training is designed for you to pass the exams on your first attempt. With a hands-on learning approach and Global Learning Framework, the training not only gives you the confidence to pass the ?exam, but also helps you retain knowledge beyond the exam.

  • Will I get a course completion certificate?

    Upon completing the ITIL Intermediate CSI Certification Training from Simplilearn, you will get a course-completion certificate. You will receive the primary CSI certification after passing the exam.

  • Is the exam fee included in the course fee?

    Yes, the exam fee is included in the course fee.

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    The course is part of Simplilearn’s contract with GSA (only US) with special pricing for GSA approved agencies & organizations. To know more click here

  • How do i know if I am eligible to buy this course at GSA price?

    You should be employed with GSA approved agencies & organizations. The list of approved agencies is provided here

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