ITIL® is comprised of five core publications: Service Strategy (SS), Service Design (SD), Service Transition (ST), Service Operation (SO) and Continual Service Improvement (CSI). It promotes alignment with the business as well as improvement in operational efficiency. The official ITIL® qualification scheme, owned by AXELOS, 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 processes and practice elements used within it.
-The Service Capability stream is for those who wish to obtain an in depth understanding of specific ITIL® processes and roles. The primary focus is on process activities, process execution and use throughout the IT Service Lifecycle.
The ITIL® 2011 Intermediate Qualification: Operational Support and Analysis (OSA) Certificate 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® Expert Certificate in IT Service Management. The purpose of this training module and certificate is, to impart knowledge on industry practices in service management as documented in the ITIL® Service Lifecycle core publications. The ITIL® Certificate in Operational Support and Analysis is intended to enable the holders of the certificate to apply OSA practices in resolution and support of the Service Management Lifecycle.
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. Quint Wellington Redwood’s 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.
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.
This Candidates can expect to gain competence in the following areas:
The value to the business of OSA activities and how OSA activities support the Service Lifecycle
Optimizing Service Operation performance
How the processes in OSA interact with other Service Lifecycle processes
How to use and measure the OSA processes, activities and functions to achieve operational excellence
The importance of IT security and its contributions to OSA
Understanding the technology and implementation considerations surrounding OSA
The challenges, critical success factors (CSFs) and risks associated with OSA
Specific emphasis on the processes and roles included in:
Event management, defines detectable occurrences of significance for IT Infrastructure Management or the delivery of an IT service
Incident Management, has the capability to bring services back to normal operations as soon as possible and according to agreed service levels
Request Fulfilment, fulfils a request providing quick and effective access to standard services to improve business productivity or the quality of business services and products
Problem Management, prevents problems and incidents from happening, eliminating recurring incidents and minimizing the impact of incidents that cannot be prevented
Access management, grants authorized users the right to use a service while preventing access to non-authorized users.
Operational activities of processes covered in other Lifecycle stages such as: Change Management, Service Asset and Configuration Management, Release and Deployment Management, Capacity Management, Availability Management, Knowledge Management, Financial Management for IT Services, IT Service Continuity Management.
Organizing for Service Operation which describes roles and functions to be performed within the Service Operation and Support such as Service Desk, Technical Management, IT Operations Management and Application Management.