ITIL® is comprised of five core publications: Service Strategy (SS), Service Design (SD), Service Transition (ST), Service Operation (SO) and Continual Service Improvement (CSI). It promotes alignment with the business as well as improvement in operational efficiency. The official ITIL® qualification scheme, owned by AXELOS, describes two streams, the Service Lifecycle Stream and the Service Capability stream:
- The Service Lifecycle stream focuses on ITIL® practices within the Service Lifecycle context. The prime focus is the Lifecycle itself as well as the processes and practice elements used within it.
- The Service Capability stream is for those who wish to obtain an in depth understanding of specific ITIL® processes and roles. The primary focus is on process activities, process execution and use throughout the IT Service Lifecycle.
The intent of the Managing across the Lifecycle (MALC) qualification is to give candidates the skills to support an organization’s service delivery by bridging the service lifecycle stages. The qualification demonstrates that candidates have learned the value of one combined service management practice as opposed to separate subject areas. ITIL® processes and practices, as learnt from the Lifecycle and Capability streams of the intermediate certificates, are put into a context of delivering this value.
The learning outcomes are intended to bring a candidate from ITIL® content knowledge to ITIL® content application and integration knowledge, and provide skills that can be used in the workplace in a tangible way. Testing and validation of knowledge take place at Bloom’s taxonomy level 4 (analyzing) and level 5 (evaluating), reflecting the focus on integration when compared with the ITIL® 2011 intermediate qualifications.
While MALC encompasses the broadest perspectives of Service Management skills, for example those related to project management and application design, it is not intended to teach these practices, rather to refer to them as contexts for ITIL® application. A high-level understanding of these is still expected. This qualification focuses on strategizing, planning, using and measuring ITIL® practices in an integrated functioning model:
- How the Service Lifecycle Stages form an integrated whole
- Process integration and interfaces
- Shared data / information / knowledge
Course and Learning Objectives:
Candidates Upon successful completion candidates can expect to gain competencies in the following:
- Key concepts of the Service Lifecycle
- Communication and stakeholder management
- Integrating Service Management processes across the Service Lifecycle
- Managing services across the Service Lifecycle
- Governance and organization
- Implementing and improving Service Management capability.
In addition, the training for this qualification should include examination preparation, and a mock examination opportunity.
The program combines short presentations supported by accredited trainer audio. There are exercises to ensure learners are testing their knowledge and competency to enhance understanding of key concepts. Revision questions and a mock examination help to prepare for the multiple-choice examination.
Additional reference materials are not required for this course.
Seventeen (17) credits from the ITIL® qualifications are needed to take the ITIL® Managing Across the LifeCycle Exam.
- IT professionals who have completed various modules from the Capability and Lifecycle modules and need to understand how all the stages and processes integrate into a cohesive package.
- Individuals wanting to progress to ITIL® Expert in IT Service Management (for which this is the final mandatory module).
The price for this training contains 3 months access to the eLearning course and exam.