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ITIL Operational Support and Analysis Capability

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Overview

ITIL© 2011 edition is comprised of five core publications: Service Strategy, Service Design, Service Transition, Service Operations and Continual Service Improvement, promoting alignment with the business as well as improving operational efficiency. The official ITIL© qualification scheme 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 use of process and practice elements used within it.

The Service Capability stream is for those who wish to obtain an in depth understanding of ITIL© processes and roles. Attention to the Service Lifecycle is illustrated as part of the curriculum but the primary focus is the on the process activities, execution and use throughout the Service Lifecycle.

The ITIL© OSA (Operational Support & Analysis) course is part of the ITIL© Intermediate Capability certification stream. The course prepares candidates to take the ITIL© Operational Support & Analysis Intermediate exam as well as proving valuable knowledge that can be implemented in the workplace.

Target Audience

IT Managers, Operational staff, and anyone requiring a deeper knowledge of or who are involved in the Operational Support & Analysis cluster of processes and functions.​

Prerequisites

An ITIL Foundation certificate and preferably two years work experience in an IT Service Management environment.

Course Objectives

  • The concept of Service Management as a practice
  • The role of processes in the Lifecycle
  • The purpose, goal and objectives of the Event Management Process
  • The Service Desk Role and concepts
  • The purpose, goal and objectives of the Incident Management Process
  • The purpose, goal and objectives of the Problem Management Process
  • The purpose, goal and objectives of the Request Fulfillment Process
  • The purpose, goal and objectives of the Access Management Process
  • How to plan and implement Service management Technologies

Participants will learn the principles and core elements of the Service Capability approach to IT Service Management as well as focusing on the processes & roles, activities and their execution throughout the Service Lifecycle. An interactive approach is used combining lecture, discussion and case study experience to prepare participants for the ITIL©_ Intermediate Operational, Support & Analysis certification exam as well as providing valuable practical knowledge that can be rapidly applied in the workplace. An integrated case study deepens the participant’s appreciation of how ITIL best practices can be applied in order to improve IT performance. Practical assignments are used throughout the course to enhance the learning experience.

Full Course Outline

1. Service Operation Practices

  • Business Value of Operational Support and Analysis
  • Scope of Operational Support and Analysis Processes and Functions
  • How Operational Support and Analysis Activities Support the Service Lifecycle
  • Optimizing Service Operation Performance

2. Event Management Process

  • Purpose, Objectives, and Scope
  • Business Value
  • Policies, Principles, and Basic Concepts
  • Process Activities, Methods, and Techniques
  • Triggers, Inputs, and Outputs
  • CSFs and KPIs
  • Information Management within the Event Management Process
  • Challenges and Risks

3. Incident Management Process

  • Purpose, Objectives, and Scope
  • Business Value
  • Policies, Principles, and Basic Concepts
  • Process Activities, Methods, and Techniques
  • Triggers, Inputs, and Outputs
  • CSFs and KPIs
  • Information Management within the Incident Management Process
  • Challenges and Risks

4. Problem Management Process

  • Purpose, Objectives, and Scope
  • Business Value
  • Policies, Principles, and Basic Concepts
  • Process Activities, Methods, and Techniques
  • Triggers, Inputs, and Outputs
  • CSFs and KPIs
  • Information Management within the Problem Management Process
  • Challenges and Risks

5. Request Fulfillment Process

  • Purpose, Objectives, and Scope
  • Business Value
  • Policies, Principles, and Basic Concepts
  • Process Activities, Methods, and Techniques
  • Triggers, Inputs, and Outputs
  • CSFs and KPIs
  • Information Management within the Request Fulfillment Process
  • Challenges and Risks

6. Access Management Process

  • Purpose, Objectives, and Scope
  • Business Value
  • Policies, Principles, and Basic Concepts
  • Process Activities, Methods, and Techniques
  • Triggers, Inputs, and Outputs
  • CSFs and KPIs
  • Information Management within the Access Management Process
  • Challenges and Risks

7. Service Desk Function

  • Service Desk Role
  • Objectives
  • Different Service Desk Organizational Structures
  • Service Desk Staffing Considerations
  • Measuring Service Desk Performance
  • Issues and Safeguards to Consider When Outsourcing the Service Desk

8. Common Operational Support and Analysis Functions

  • Role, Objectives, and Activities of Technical Management, IT Operations Management, and Applications Management Functions

9. Improving Operational Support and Analysis

  • Relationship Between Business Goals and Metrics to Measure Operational Performance
  • Service and Process Measurement Frameworks
  • Rules and Policies for Creating a Successful Reporting Framework
  • How Operational Support and Analysis Practices Support Continual Service Improvement

10. Technology and Implementation Considerations

  • Generic Technology Requirements
  • Evaluation Criteria for Technology and Tools for Process Implementation
  • Project, Risk, and Staffing Practices for Process Implementation
  • Challenges, Risks, and CSFs for Implementing Practices and Processes
  • Planning and Implementing Service Management Technologies
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