ITIL® 2011 Release Control and Validation (RCV)
Delivery Method: Open enrollment, E-learning, Onsite
This 5 day course leads to the ITIL Intermediate Certificate – Release, Control & Validation (RCV). 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 Release, Control & Validation 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 RCV 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 Release, Control & Validation is to certify that delegates have gained a thorough and detailed knowledge of the RCV processes, the structure and advanced concepts, and has comprehended the essential principles of ITIL based RCV practices for Service Management. When the delegate has completed this course, they should be confident in their ability to approach RCV activities, such as:
- Mastering the key ITIL processes needed to smoothly transition additions and changes into your production environment
- Improve the success rate and throughput of changes by mandating fit-for-purpose review and approvals
- Ensure Change is responsive to business requirements without being bureaucratic
- Increase the volume of changes without increasing business risk using an improved Change and Release model
- Improve your organisations IT management experience by having advance knowledge of planned changes
- Manage risks effectively through the use of an effective change model and a functioning CMDB
- Reduce the risk of service changes by establishing detailed production assurance requirements
- Integrate IT project management and Application Development with Release and Change Management
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 Release, Control & Validation Qualification would suit candidates working in the following IT professions or areas:
- General IT Management
- Release Manager
- Security Administrator or Manager
- IT Operations Manager
- Database Administrator
- Knowledge Manager
- Applications Manager
- Test Manager