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ITIL 4 Specialist - Create, Deliver & Support

For an organization to effectively create, deliver and support its products and services it is essential to understand value and how value is created across each and every activity performed across the Service Value Chain. This 3-day course will describe how value streams can be built and managed in a holistic way and how continual iterations and feedback loops can be included. It explores areas such as development, testing, knowledge, customer and employee feedback, new technologies, sourcing, and ways of managing work. This course will focus on those activities in the areas of Obtain/Build, Design & Transition and Deliver & Support.

The target audience for this qualification is:

  • individuals continuing their journey in service management
  • ITSM managers and aspiring ITSM managers
  • ITSM practitioners managing the operation of IT-enabled & digital products and services, and those responsible for the end-to-end delivery
  • existing ITIL qualification holders wishing to develop their knowledge.

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Learning Objectives

The purpose of the ITIL 4 Create, Deliver and Support Qualification is:

  • to provide the candidate with an understanding on how to integrate different value streams and activities to create, deliver and support IT-enabled products and services, and relevant practices, methods and tools
  • to provide the candidate with an understanding of service performance, service quality and improvement methods.

The purpose of the ITIL 4 Create, Deliver and Support Examination is:

  • to assess whether the candidate can demonstrate sufficient understanding and application of ITIL 4 to the creation, delivery and support of services, as described in the syllabus below, to be awarded the ITIL 4 Create, Deliver and Support qualification. The ITIL 4 Create, Deliver and Support qualification is one of the pre-requisites for the designation of ITIL 4 Managing Professional which assesses the candidate’s practical and technical knowledge about how to run successful, modern IT-enabled services, teams and workflows.


Candidates must have passed the ITIL4 Foundation examination to attend this course.

Course Content

Understand how to plan and build a service value stream to create, deliver and support services:

  • Understand the concepts and challenges relating to the following across the service value system:
    • Organisational structure
    • Integrated/collaborative teams
    • Team capabilities, roles, competencies
    • Team culture and differences
    • Working to a customer-orientated mindset
    • Employee satisfaction management
    • The value of positive communications
  • Understand how to use a ‘shift left’ approach
  • Know how to plan and manage resources in the service value system:
    • Team collaboration and integration
    • Workforce planning
    • Results based measuring and reporting
    • The culture of continual improvement
  • Understand the use and value of information and technology across the service value system:
    • Integrated service management toolsets
    • Integration and data sharing
    • Reporting and advanced analytics
    • Collaboration and workflow
    • Robotic process automation (RPA)
    • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
    • Continuous integration and delivery/deployment (CI/CD)
    • Information models

Know how relevant ITIL practices contribute to creation, delivery and support across the SVS and value streams

  • Know how the following ITIL practices contribute to a value stream for a new service
    • Service design
    • Software development and Management
    • Deployment management
    • Release management
    • Service Validation and testing
    • Change Enablement
  • Know how to use a value stream to provide user support
  • Know how the following ITIL practices contribute to a value stream for user support
    • Service desk
    • Incident management
    • Problem management
    • Knowledge management
    • Service level management
    • Monitoring and event management

Know how to create, deliver and support services

  • Know how to co-ordinate, prioritize and structure work and activities to create deliver and support services, including:
    • Managing queues and backlogs
    • Prioritizing work
  • Understand the use and value of the following across the service value system:
    • Buy vs build considerations
    • Sourcing options
    • Service integration and management (SIAM)

Exams & Certification

  • 90 minutes closed book exam
  • 40 multiple choice questions (each one being worth 1 mark)
  • Pass mark 28 out of 40 or 70%

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