ITIL 4 Managing Professional

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Overview


ITIL 4 Managing Professional (ITIL MP) is a stream of four modules that are part of ITIL 4, the next evolution of ITIL. More information about the launch of ITIL 4 MP will be released in the second half of 2019.

The four modules are:



 

ITIL 4 Managing Professional (ITIL MP) is a stream of four modules that are part of ITIL 4, the next evolution of ITIL.

ITIL 4 MP will target IT practitioners working within technology and digital teams across businesses.

The Managing Professional (MP) stream provides practical and technical knowledge about how to run successful IT enabled services, teams and workflows.

To obtain the designation ITIL 4 Managing Professional or ITIL 4 Strategic Leader, the candidate must complete all modules in each stream, with ITIL Strategist being a universal module for both streams.

Thus, ITIL 4 Specialist Direct, Plan and Improve is the universal module that will be a vital component of ITIL 4 Managing Professional.

Already an ITIL Expert (or have obtained 17 credits)?

You can transition easily to become an ITIL 4 Managing Professional. Take the ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Module.

 



 

Launch dates:

  • ITIL 4 Managing Professional Transition Module - 3 October 2019

  • ITIL 4 Managing Professional Modules (ITIL 4 Specialist: Create, Deliver and Support, and ITIL 4 Strategist: Direct, Plan and Improve) - November 2019

  • ITIL 4 Managing Professional Modules (ITIL 4 Specialist: Drive Stakeholder Value, ITIL 4 Specialist: High Velocity IT) - Q1 2020.

  • ITIL 4 Leader Digital and IT Strategy under ITIL 4 Strategic Leader will be launched in the end of September.

The first release of ITIL 4 will be the Foundation level, currently scheduled for launch in Q1 2019, with the following levels due for release in H2 2019. The certification scheme is aligned with ITIL v3 and has been streamlined to provide clear paths for practitioners to continue their ITIL journey.

ITIL Managing Professional (ITIL MP) targets IT practitioners working within technology and digital teams across businesses. The Managing Professional (MP) stream provides practical and technical knowledge about how to run successful IT enabled services, teams and workflows.

ITIL Strategic Leader (ITIL SL) recognizes the value of ITIL, not just for IT operations, but for all digitally-enabled services. Becoming an ITIL SL demonstrates that the individual has a clear understanding of how IT influences and directs business strategy.

To obtain the designation ITIL MP or ITIL SL, the candidate must complete all modules in each stream, with ITIL Strategist being a universal module for both streams.

How to transition to ITIL 4

There are recommended routes that allow candidates to transition over to ITIL 4 while still gaining the skills and knowledge needed to understand the core concepts of the updated guidance.

ITIL v3 Foundation

If a candidate has taken ITIL v3 Foundation, then the recommended approach is to take the ITIL 4 Foundation exam in order to be able to transition to the new scheme.

There is a large amount of new material in ITIL 4 Foundation therefore a new single exam is required to assess the end-learner’s knowledge of the new ITIL 4 Foundation guidance.

ITIL 4 Foundation is scheduled for release in Q1 2019.

ITIL v3 Intermediate (three or four credits achieved)

End learners holding a low number of credits beyond Foundation have two recommended options to transition to ITIL 4 dependent on what they want to achieve in the scheme.

OPTION 1: Candidates are encouraged to take ITIL 4 Foundation and a further module in their preferred area of interest, becoming either an ITIL Specialist, Strategist or Leader. *

If a candidate has no intention of pursuing the ITIL Managing Professional designation, then the recommended route for these candidates would be to take the most relevant module in their area of practice/interest.

OPTION 2: Candidates are encouraged to achieve 17 credits from ITIL v3 to become eligible to take the ITIL MP transition module.

If an end-learner would like to work towards achieving the ITIL MP designation, they will need to continue collecting v3 credits until they have achieved the required 17 credits to be eligible to take the MP Transition module.

They can also continue collecting credits until the ITIL v3 exams are discontinued in 2020, and accumulate enough points to take the MP transition course. The benefit of this is that they are eligible to fast track past the v3 Managing Across the Lifecycle course and exam.

ITIL Intermediate/Practitioner (six or more credits achieved beyond Foundation)

If an end-learner has achieved six credits or more following v3 Foundation, then it is in their interest to continue collecting v3 credits to prepare them for an easy transition to ITIL 4 and gain the ITIL MP designation.

They will need to reach 17 credits to be eligible to take the ITIL MP Transition module.

ITIL v3 Expert If a candidate has achieved ITIL v3 Expert, they can take the ITIL MP Transition module as soon as it is released to achieve the ITIL MP designation.

After achieving the ITIL MP designation, if the end learner is interested in pursuing the ITIL SL stream, they will only need to complete the ITIL Leader Digital & Strategy module. Once they have completed both streams they are eligible to move towards ITIL Master.

ITIL v3 is as relevant as ever and continues to be in demand globally by hundreds and thousands of IT practitioners. All certifications for ITIL will remain valid following the update and will continue to be recognized globally as valuable certifications. ITIL 4 retains many of the core elements of good IT service management, continuing to give value to millions of people and businesses around the world.

ITIL 4 is an evolution from ITIL v3, providing a practical and flexible transition that allows organizations to adopt the new ways of working required by the modern digital world.

Niladri Choudhuri Founder & CEO of Xellentro, ATO Working Group Member – Asia at AXELOS Global Best Practice

Niladri has 27 years of IT consulting and training experience across a range of verticals and technology. He has strong experience in managing large global projects and programs setting up from scratch various practices for BI/DW, Project Portfolio Management, etc.

He has been providing training and consulting to large organizations across the world on Project Management, Portfolio Management, Agile, DevOps, IT Service Management, etc.

He is the first person to be DevOps Test Engineer Certified and Accredited by DevOps Institute in India and second in the world.

He is also accredited by G2G3 for their DevOps Simulation.

Prior to his entrepreneurial start with Xellentro, Niladri worked with Satyam, PwC, ITC Infotech, etc.,in various capacities. His last assignment was with Satyam as Practice Leader for Portfolio, Program and Project Management Practice.

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