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  • 9 hours of self-paced learning
  • 10 end of chapter quizzes
  • 2 sample test papers
  • Exam fee included
  • 20 contact hours/PDUs

Course description

  • What’s the focus of this course?

    The Service Operation (SO) module is one of the qualifications within the ITIL® Service Lifecycle category of the ITIL® Intermediate level. The SO module focusses on coordination of the activities involved during service strategy design and transition phase. This certification is aimed at the professionals involved in management of Service Operations.

    Simplilearn ITIL® Intermediate SO certification training includes both online and classroom training that allows candidates to prepare for the ITIL® SO exam in the comfort of their own place and/or in a Classroom learning environment.

  • Why is this certification most sought-after?

    ITIL® Intermediate SO Certification is an intermediate level certification offered to IT professionals who qualify the ITIL® Service Operation exam. This certification helps professionals in successfully managing the performance of their services and products and also in increasing the quality of IT Service Management.

    ITIL® qualifications set international benchmarks of quality for IT professionals all over the world. The value of ITIL® has increased sharply in recent years and an ITIL® certification is fast becoming an entry requirement for a majority of IT-based roles.

  • What are the course objectives?

    After completing this course, you will be able to:
    • Describe the Service Operation’s purpose, objectives, scope and value to business and the key components of ITIL library
    • Explain the involvement of Service Operation staff within other lifecycle stages
    • Describe the Operational Activities in other Lifecycle Stages
    • Explain how Service Operation (SO) is organized and how its functions are structured
    • List the challenges, critical success factors and risks associated with Service Operations

  • What are the career benefits of this course?

    The demand for certified professionals in the SO module of ITIL® is growing enormously in the global market. Certified professionals can expect different roles such as Service Delivery Manager, Incident Manager, Service Engineer, and Quality Consultant.

    Professionals with ITIL® Intermediate SO Certification earns 40% higher salary as compared to non-certified peers. According to the recent surveys by payscale.com, the average median salary of certified professionals in this field is $81,418 per year.

  • Who should take this course?

    The target group of the ITIL® Intermediate SO Certificate includes, but is not restricted to:
    • Chief Information Officers (CIOs)
    • Chief Technology Officers (CTOs)
    • Managers
    • Supervisory Staff
    • Team Leaders
    • Service Designers
    • IT Architects
    • IT Planners
    • IT Consultants
    • IT Audit Managers
    • IT Security Managers

Course preview

    • Learning Unit 00 - Introductory Lesson 35:02
      • 0.1 ITIL 2011 Lifecycle Module Service Operation01:12
      • 0.2 Agenda01:03
      • 0.3 Objective00:22
      • 0.4 ITIL® 2011 Introduction00:54
      • 0.5 ITIL® 2011 Intermediate00:44
      • 0.6 ITIL - Qualification Criteria01:53
      • 0.7 Definition Of Service Lifecycle00:48
      • 0.8 Definition Of Service Capability00:44
      • 0.9 Difference between Lifecycle And Capability Modules00:35
      • 0.10 Managing Across The Lifecycle00:43
      • 0.11 Accreditation Institute00:43
      • 0.12 SO Course Description00:41
      • 0.13 Course Objective00:43
      • 0.14 Target Candidate00:40
      • 0.15 Target Candidate Contd..01:26
      • 0.16 Exam Pre - Requisites01:12
      • 0.17 ITIL® 2011 Service Operation Exam Format01:09
      • 0.18 Exam Tips00:20
      • 0.19 Course Outline04:39
      • 0.20 Quiz00:53
      • 0.21 Foundation Basics00:21
      • 0.22 Foundation Basics01:18
      • 0.23 Foundation Basics00:38
      • 0.24 Foundation Basics01:17
      • 0.25 Foundation Basics01:26
      • 0.26 Foundation Basics01:57
      • 0.27 Foundation Basics01:49
      • 0.28 Foundation Basics01:56
      • 0.29 Foundation Basics02:14
      • 0.30 Thank You00:42
    • Learning Unit 01 - Introduction to Service Operation 14:41
      • 1.1 Introduction To Service Operation00:32
      • 1.2 ITIL And Good Practice In Service Management01:28
      • 1.3 ITIL - The Library Constituents00:44
      • 1.4 Service Operation - Purpose01:22
      • 1.5 Service Operation - Objectives00:51
      • 1.6 Service Operation - Scope02:00
      • 1.7 Service Operation - Value To Business01:28
      • 1.8 Context Of Service Operation In Service Lifecycle03:35
      • 1.9 Service Operation - Fundamentals02:15
      • 1.10 Summary00:26
      • 1.11 Quiz
    • Learning Unit 02 - Service Operation Principles 31:34
      • 2.1 Service Operation Principles00:25
      • 2.2 Service Operation: Responsibilities01:29
      • 2.3 Achieving Balance In Service Operation02:39
      • 2.4 Achieving Balance In Service Operation01:58
      • 2.5 Achieving Balance In Service Operation01:44
      • 2.6 Achieving Balance In Service Operation02:07
      • 2.7 Providing Good Service01:31
      • 2.8 Operational Staff Involvement In Service Strategy01:03
      • 2.9 Operational Staff Involvement In Service Design00:48
      • 2.10 Operational Staff Involvement In Service Transition01:04
      • 2.11 Operational Staff Involvement In Continual Service Improvement01:19
      • 2.12 Operational Health01:23
      • 2.13 Communication01:54
      • 2.14 Communication03:26
      • 2.15 Documentation01:52
      • 2.16 Service Operation: Inputs And Outputs01:18
      • 2.17 Service Operation: Inputs And Outputs01:36
      • 2.18 Service Operation: Inputs And Outputs01:37
      • 2.19 Service Operation: Inputs And Outputs01:43
      • 2.20 Summary00:38
      • 2.21 Quiz
    • Learning unit 03 - Service Operation Processes 2:38:54
      • 3.1 Service Operation Processes00:18
      • 3.2 Service Operation Processes00:23
      • 3.3 Event Management00:42
      • 3.4 Event Management - Purpose And Objectives01:28
      • 3.5 Event Management - Scope02:09
      • 3.6 Event Management - Value To Business01:46
      • 3.7 Event Management - Policies02:00
      • 3.8 Event Management - Basic Concepts01:35
      • 3.9 Event Management - Basic Concepts01:11
      • 3.10 Event Management - Basic Concepts00:59
      • 3.11 Event Management - Basic Concepts03:48
      • 3.12 Event Management - Basic Concepts02:14
      • 3.13 Event Management - Process Activities02:36
      • 3.14 Event Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces01:01
      • 3.15 Event Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces00:53
      • 3.16 Event Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces00:50
      • 3.17 Event Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces02:31
      • 3.18 Event Management - CSFs And KPIs02:05
      • 3.19 Event Management - Challenges And Risks01:16
      • 3.20 Event Management - Challenges And Risks00:44
      • 3.21 Event Management - Roles00:47
      • 3.22 Exercise00:47
      • 3.23 Case Study - 100:50
      • 3.24 Case Study - 103:18
      • 3.25 Incident Management00:42
      • 3.26 Incident Management - Purpose And Objectives01:47
      • 3.27 Incident Management - Scope01:31
      • 3.28 Incident Management - Value To Business01:50
      • 3.29 Incident Management - Policies02:44
      • 3.30 Incident Management - Basic Concepts01:15
      • 3.31 Incident Management - Basic Concepts04:14
      • 3.32 Incident Management - Process Flow09:35
      • 3.33 Incident Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces01:01
      • 3.34 Incident Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces01:55
      • 3.35 Incident Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces01:24
      • 3.36 Incident Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces03:04
      • 3.37 Incident Management - CSFs And KPIs02:11
      • 3.38 Incident Management - Challenges And Risks02:01
      • 3.39 Incident Management - Challenges And Risks01:44
      • 3.40 Incident Management - Roles03:20
      • 3.41 Problem Management00:41
      • 3.42 Problem Management - Purpose And Objectives01:28
      • 3.43 Problem Management - Scope01:27
      • 3.44 Problem Management - Value To Business01:02
      • 3.45 Problem Management - Policies01:10
      • 3.46 Problem Management - Basic Concepts01:52
      • 3.47 Problem Management - Process Flow07:24
      • 3.48 Problem Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces01:11
      • 3.49 Problem Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces01:06
      • 3.50 Problem Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces00:38
      • 3.51 Problem Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces03:49
      • 3.52 Problem Management - CSFs And KPIs02:05
      • 3.53 Problem Management - Challenges And Risks02:30
      • 3.54 Problem Management - Challenges And Risks01:06
      • 3.55 Problem Management - Roles03:15
      • 3.56 Request Fulfillment00:48
      • 3.57 Request Fulfillment - Purpose And Objectives01:48
      • 3.58 Request Fulfillment - Scope00:57
      • 3.59 Request Fulfillment - Value To Business00:57
      • 3.60 Request Fulfillment - Policies02:19
      • 3.61 Request Fulfillment - Basic Concepts01:25
      • 3.62 Request Fulfillment - Process Activities02:46
      • 3.63 Request Fulfillment - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces00:52
      • 3.64 Request Fulfillment - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces00:46
      • 3.65 Request Fulfillment - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces02:23
      • 3.66 Request Fulfillment - CSFs And KPIs01:44
      • 3.67 Request Fulfillment - Challenges And Risks02:35
      • 3.68 Request Fulfillment - Challenges And Risks01:00
      • 3.69 Request Fulfillment - Roles03:58
      • 3.70 Access Management00:49
      • 3.71 Access Management - Purpose And Objectives01:00
      • 3.72 Access Management - Scope01:09
      • 3.73 Access Management - Value To Business01:12
      • 3.74 Access Management - Policies02:11
      • 3.75 Access Management - Basic Concepts00:31
      • 3.76 Access Management - Basic Concepts01:37
      • 3.77 Access Management - Process Activities02:37
      • 3.78 Access Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces01:06
      • 3.79 Access Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces00:51
      • 3.80 Access Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces00:47
      • 3.81 Access Management - Triggers, Inputs, Outputs And Interfaces02:57
      • 3.82 Access Management - CSFs And KPIs01:41
      • 3.83 Access Management - Challenges And Risks01:02
      • 3.84 Access Management - Challenges And Risks01:46
      • 3.85 Access Management - Roles03:14
      • 3.86 Summary00:26
      • 3.87 Exercise00:47
      • 3.88 Case Study - 200:50
      • 3.89 Case Study - 200:50
      • 3.90 Quiz
    • Learning Unit 04 - Common Service Operation Activities 1:00:55
      • 4.1 Common Service Operation Activities00:30
      • 4.2 Moving From Technology Centric To Business Centric03:21
      • 4.3 Monitoring And Control00:45
      • 4.4 Monitoring And Control03:23
      • 4.5 IT Operations10:03
      • 4.6 Server And Mainframe Management And Support01:54
      • 4.7 Network Management02:33
      • 4.8 Storage And Archive01:41
      • 4.9 Database Administration02:28
      • 4.10 Directory Services Management02:18
      • 4.11 Desktop And Mobile Device Support01:21
      • 4.12 Middleware Management01:42
      • 4.13 Middleware Management01:02
      • 4.14 Internet And Web Management02:30
      • 4.15 Facilities And Data Center Management02:10
      • 4.16 Data Centre Strategies02:49
      • 4.17 Operational Activities Of Processes Covered In Other Lifecycle Stages00:45
      • 4.18 Change Management01:01
      • 4.19 Service Asset And Configuration Management01:12
      • 4.20 Release And Deployment Management01:11
      • 4.21 Capacity Management02:44
      • 4.22 Demand Management00:54
      • 4.23 Availability Management01:42
      • 4.24 Knowledge Management01:04
      • 4.25 Financial Management For IT Services01:12
      • 4.26 IT Service Continuity Management01:52
      • 4.27 Information Security Management02:34
      • 4.28 Service Level Management01:25
      • 4.29 Improvement Of Operational Activities01:58
      • 4.30 Summary00:51
      • 4.31 Quiz
    • Learning Unit 05 - Organizing for Service Operation 1:08:41
      • 5.1 Organizing For Service Operation00:29
      • 5.2 Functions Within Service Operation02:34
      • 5.3 Functions Within Service Operation01:42
      • 5.4 Service Desk01:24
      • 5.5 Business Benefits Of Service Desk01:20
      • 5.6 Service Desk Objectives00:49
      • 5.7 Service Desk Responsibilities00:54
      • 5.8 Service Desk Structures00:56
      • 5.9 Local Service Desk01:16
      • 5.10 Centralized Service Desk01:07
      • 5.11 Virtual Service Desk01:05
      • 5.12 Follow The Sun01:28
      • 5.13 Specialized Service Desk Groups00:53
      • 5.14 Service Desk Roles01:40
      • 5.15 Service Desk Roles01:57
      • 5.16 Technical Management02:02
      • 5.17 Technical Management - Objectives00:53
      • 5.18 Technical Management - Activities02:21
      • 5.19 Technical Management Roles02:30
      • 5.20 Technical Management Organization01:08
      • 5.21 Technical Design And Technical Maintenance And Support01:00
      • 5.22 Measuring Technical Management Performance01:45
      • 5.23 Technical Management Documentation01:03
      • 5.24 IT Operations Management01:29
      • 5.25 IT Operations Management00:57
      • 5.26 IT Operations Management - Objectives00:42
      • 5.27 IT Operations Management Sub-functions02:21
      • 5.28 IT Operations Management Roles02:43
      • 5.29 IT Operations Management Organization01:00
      • 5.30 Measuring IT Operations Management Performance01:03
      • 5.31 IT Operations Management Documentation01:25
      • 5.32 Application Management01:31
      • 5.33 Application Management - Objectives00:58
      • 5.34 Application Management - Activities02:22
      • 5.35 Application Management Roles01:44
      • 5.36 Application Management Principles01:33
      • 5.37 Application Management Lifecycle02:26
      • 5.38 Application Management Organization01:36
      • 5.39 Application Management Organization01:08
      • 5.40 Measuring Application Management Performance01:36
      • 5.41 Application Management Documentation02:03
      • 5.42 Structures05:09
      • 5.43 Summary00:33
      • 5.44 Exercise00:27
      • 5.45 Case Study00:50
      • 5.46 Case Study00:49
      • 5.47 Quiz
    • Learning Unit 06 - Technology Considerations 21:33
      • 6.1 Technology Considerations00:29
      • 6.2 Generic Requirements04:01
      • 6.3 Event Management - Technology Considerations02:01
      • 6.4 Incident Management - Technology Considerations04:45
      • 6.5 Request Fulfillment - Technology Considerations01:29
      • 6.6 Problem Management - Technology Considerations02:24
      • 6.7 Access Management - Technology Considerations01:10
      • 6.8 Service Desk - Technology Considerations02:22
      • 6.9 Summary00:25
      • 6.10 Exercise00:47
      • 6.11 Case Study00:50
      • 6.12 Case Study00:50
      • 6.13 Quiz
    • Learning Unit 07 - Implementation of Service Operation 14:02
      • 7.1 Implementation Considerations00:23
      • 7.2 Implementation Considerations01:14
      • 7.3 Managing Change In Service Operation02:00
      • 7.4 Service Operation And Project Management01:37
      • 7.5 Assessing And Managing Risks In Service Operation01:42
      • 7.6 Operational Staff In Service Design And Transition01:47
      • 7.7 Planning And Implementing Service Management Technologies04:40
      • 7.8 Summary00:39
      • 7.9 Quiz
    • Learning Unit 08 - Challenges, Critical Success Factors and Risks 12:50
      • 8.1 Challenges Critical Success Factors And Risks00:30
      • 8.2 Critical Success Factors03:42
      • 8.3 Challenges03:12
      • 8.4 Risks02:48
      • 8.5 Summary00:16
      • 8.6 Exercise00:42
      • 8.7 Case Study00:50
      • 8.8 Case Study00:50
      • 8.9 Quiz
    • Learning unit 09 - Summary, case studies, exam preparation and directed 01:11
      • 9.1 Summary And Directed Studies00:28
      • 9.2 Checkpoints00:21
      • 9.3 Case Studies Directed Studies And Glossary00:08
      • 9.4 Thank You00:14
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Exam & certification

  • How will I become a ITIL® Intermediate SO certified?

    To be eligible for the examination leading to the ITIL® SO Certificate, the candidate must fulfill the following requirements:
    • Undertake at least 21 contact hours (hours of instruction, excluding breaks, with an Accredited Training Organization (ATO) or an accredited e-learning solution) for this syllabus, as part of a formal, approved training course/scheme.
    • A basic IT literacy and around 2 years IT experience are 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 least 21 hours of personal study by reviewing the syllabus and the ITIL Service Operation publication in preparation for the examination, specifically Chapter 2: Service management as a practice.

  • What do I need to do to unlock my Simplilearn certificate?

    Online Self learning:
    • Complete 85% of the course.

Reviews

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Excellent training with real life examples to correlate.

Simplilearn is one of the best cost-effective solutions to learn online. I enrolled in their ITIL course and look forward to joining their PMP training in the future. After the completion of the course, I was promoted as the Crisis Management Lead in my organization. Thanks to Simplilearn.

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Very Good and valuable information in course.

It was really good and well explained.

Very flexible training regime to a highly accepted certification in the industry. Bravo!

Content is good, Faculty has good communication skills, experience and articulated the same very well.

Trainer was very interactive and energetic; very well explained the topic with scenarios provided with in depth knowledge.

It’s excellent. Sir taught us the concepts very clearly and cleared our doubts.

Excellent course and excellent faculty. The course is done and executed very clearly

The trainer was good and I am satisfied with the training

The training was very helpful & was very interactive. I was able to correlate my daily jobs & based on the trainer inputs I could figure out how I can best improve the Service management, Frame work as well

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Excellent training by a wonderful trainer. Soumik ( trainer ) has helped us grasp the topics wonderfully

Lot of clarity provided in training on SO topics. We were explained only about the concepts based on our prior experience

Great Course.

FAQs

  • Is there any provision for additional time related to language?

    Yes, candidates giving exam in the language other than their mother tongue have a maximum of 120 minutes to complete the exam. Also, they are allowed to use dictionary.

  • What is the exam format for this course?

    The exam format is as follows:
    • Multiple choice examination questions
    • 8 questions per paper
    • 28 marks (out of 40) required to pass—70%
    • Duration is 90 minutes
    • Closed book format

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

    Simplilearn follows a Global Learning Framework which has been proven to deliver results and has been perfected by their experience in training about a million learners.

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

    Candidate appearing for the course must hold:
    • Earlier ITIL® (V2) Foundation plus Foundation Bridge
    • ITIL® Expert Certificate in IT Service Management (achieved via Service Manager or Practitioner bridging routes).

  • Any electronic is allowed during the exam?

    No electronic equipment is allowed during the exam.

  • What happens if I fail in the exam?

    In such unfortunate case, you can reappear the exam which is subject to revisit fee.

  • When can I expect result of my exam?

    Your result is sent to your ATO (Accredited Training Organization) after 8-10 days from your exam date. Your ATO should notify you about your results.

  • Disclaimer
  • PMP, PMI, PMBOK, CAPM, PgMP, PfMP, ACP, PBA, RMP, SP, and OPM3 are registered marks of the Project Management Institute, Inc.