ITIL Release, Control, and Validation Capability


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© 2011 edition 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© RCV (Release, Control & Validation) course is part of the ITIL© 2011 edition Intermediate Capability certification stream. The course prepares candidates to take the ITIL© Release, Control & Validation Intermediate exam as well as proving valuable knowledge that can be implemented in the workplace.

IT Managers, Operational staff, and anyone requiring a deeper knowledge of or who are involved in the Release, Control & Validation cluster of processes and functions.

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

At the end of this course, you will learn:

  • The concept of Service Management as a practice
  • The purpose, goal and objectives of the Change Management Process
  • The purpose of the SACM process and the goal of Configuration Management
  • The use of a Configuration Management System (CMS), and its major components, in supporting the effective execution of SACM process
  • The purpose, goal, objectives and scope of the RDM process
  • The purpose, goal and objectives of the SVT process
  • The purpose, goal, objectives and scope of the KM process
  • The purpose, goal, objectives and scope of the Service Evaluation process
  • The purpose and scope of the Request Fulfillment process
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