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Benefits of ITIL Foundation Certification in your IT career

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published May 25, 2017, 8:19 am IST
Updated Jul 5, 2018, 4:29 pm IST
You may not find a better alternative than ITIL foundation certification.
There are quite a few books and study materials that IT professionals can use to study for and qualify in the examinations necessary for gaining this certification.
 There are quite a few books and study materials that IT professionals can use to study for and qualify in the examinations necessary for gaining this certification.

If you are IT professional and are looking for a useful and fast-growing IT service management certification, then you will definitely not find a better alternative than ITIL foundation certification. There are quite a few books and study materials that IT professionals can use to study for and qualify in the examinations necessary for gaining this certification. The books are usually released by the Office of Government Commerce and associated government agencies. The main concentration of this certification revolves around IT service lifecycles, along with efficient IT infrastructure management. When an IT professional gains ITIL Foundation certification, he or she gains a competitive advantage over every other IT professional, especially when applying for a certain job or position. The course material of the certification program helps an IT professional to be eligible for high paying jobs in high-end IT companies and big brands.

But before you can choose to enrol yourself in an ITIL foundation certification course, there are a few questions you need to ask, and look for the answers for a number of queries. So let us take a look at these questions:

 

—What the course is all about – For any and every IT professional, ITIL foundation certification is the perfect entry level qualification, especially for those candidates who are looking to gain basic knowledge on the terminologies, concepts, frameworks and fundamentals of ITIL and associated topics. This entry level is course can actually be the first steps of an IT professional into the world of the ITIL service lifecycle and how it helps with making service management practices more efficient.

—What is included in the course curriculum – The main contents of an ITIL foundation course include the finest practice frameworks, international processes and fundamental concepts that used in almost each and every IT company in any part of the world. These companies require their IT professionals to be proficient in such concepts. Examinations are usually conducted after an IT professional gains an ITIL foundation certification, to test his or her level of knowledge and skill.

 

—Is this course a necessary one – It depends completely upon the IT professional whether he or she wants to complete this course and get ITIL foundation certification. IT companies are always hiring employees without such credentials. But these jobs have certain limitations, and employees cannot really go beyond a salary point. In order to take his or her pay grade to a whole new level, ITIL foundation certification might be needed.

—Are there any prerequisites to such a course – Officially, there are no prerequisites when it comes to applying for an ITIL foundation course. But one unwritten rule remains – an applicant has to be working in the IT sector and as an IT professional only. As the contents of this course is unfathomable to anyone other than an IT professional, such a silent rule is always in place so as to allow the applicants to successfully complete the course and get the certification.

 

—What are the benefits associated with such a course – Perhaps the biggest benefit that an IT professional is going to enjoy, when he or she enrols for an ITIL foundation course, is a healthy rise in pay grade as well as the job position in the company he or she has been working in.  

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