ITIL® 2011 Operational Support and Analysis (OSA)
Delivery Method: Open enrollment, E-learning, Onsite
This 5 day course leads to the ITIL Intermediate Certificate – Operational Support & Analysis (OSA). This is a free-standing qualification, but is also part of the ITIL Intermediate Capability stream, and one of the modules that leads to the ITIL: 2011 Expert Certificate. This course is designed for individuals who require a deep understanding of Operational Support & Analysis processes and functions, and how they may be used to enhance the quality of IT service support within an organisation.
This course will ensure delegates have an in-depth review of the processes and functions needed to properly master the key ITIL practices and techniques used to create a stable IT infrastructure that the business can rely on. Candidates will learn the activities, roles, responsibilities, challenges, risks and critical success factors for OSA disciplines.
Why ITIL 2011
ITIL is the most widely accepted approach to IT service management in the world. ITIL provides a cohesive set of best practice, drawn from the public and private sectors internationally. IT Service Management (ITSM) derives enormous benefits from a best practice approach.
Because ITSM is driven both by technology and the huge range of organisational environments in which it operates, it is in a state of constant evolution. Best practice, based on expert advice and input from ITIL users is both current and practical, combining the latest thinking with sound, common sense guidance. The qualifications scheme provides a modular approach and is comprised of a series of qualifications focused on different aspects of ITIL Best Practice.
The purpose of the ITIL Intermediate certificate in Operational Support & Analysis is to certify that the delegate has gained a thorough and detailed knowledge of the OSA processes, the structure and advanced concepts, and has comprehended the essential principles of ITIL based OSA practices for Service Management. When the delegate has completed this course, they should be confident in their ability to approach core OSA activities, such as:
- Delivering maximum value to the organisation by mastering key ITIL processes that minimize downtime – keeping staff productive and the business running as smoothly and efficiently as possible
- Creating an enterprise IT priority model covering Incidents and Problems in support of customer Service Level Agreements
- Effectively identify and eliminate Incidents from the production environment
- Increase availability and improve operational stability by reducing mean time to restore for Major Incidents
- Reducing the cost of handling Incidents through streamlined escalation policies and procedures
- Improving the effectiveness of the Service Desk by clearly defining roles and responsibilities for the Service Desk personnel and other support roles
- Improving user satisfaction and reducing costs by streamlining the provisioning processes of Request Fulfillment
Delegates will also prepare for and sit the examination. The course consists of lectures, detailed group exercises, discussions, examination technique training, mock examinations and culminates in an invigilated exam on the final day.
The Operational Support & Analysis Qualification would suit candidates working in the following IT professions or areas:
- General IT Management (in particular Operations and Security)
- Configuration Manager
- Availability Manager
- Applications Support
- Network Control, Operations and Support
- Database Administrator
- Problem Manager