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ITIL is the only consistent and comprehensive documentation of best practice for IT Service Management. Used by many hundreds of organizations around the world, a whole ITIL philosophy has grown up around the guidance contained within the ITIL books and the supporting professional qualification scheme.
Candidates are able to self study (i.e. take the examination at a public exam center without attending an accredited training course) , but classrom training is recommended for the ITIL Foundation Certificate in IT Service Management examination only.
All higher level ITIL examinations require a candidate to complete mandatory accredited training before being able to take the examination.
This decision has been made by the ITIL Qualification Board because the higher level ITIL courses are focused toward the practical application and analysis of ITIL principles and knowledge. As a result, the examination requires candidates to display a deeper level of understanding than would be gained through self study, and the benefits to a candidate once they return to the workplace following completion of accredited training, will be far greater.
For individuals self-studying it is almost impossible to say. As all candidates have different experience and amount of time available for study, it varies from person to person. For those studying with an accredited training organization, individual providers will be able to advise on course durations and the level of study involved with the various course options.
Exam times vary depending on the level. The Foundation level exam time is 60 minutes and the Intermediate level time is 90 minutes.
All questions are multiple choice.
For web based exams, results are immediate, subject to final verification from PEOPLECERT. For paper based exams, results are sent within 3 days upon receipt of the exam papers.
Any individual who would like to include information on their ITIL certification on a business card needs to take note of the following:
An AXELOS Trade Mark logo (e.g. the ITIL® Swirl) cannot be used on business cards as they advertise a person/company and not the associated product.
An AXELOS word mark can (e.g. ITIL®) be used on a business card as long as the correct symbology is used.
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Where practical (if it can be included legibly) the Trade Mark acknowledgement statement should also be shown. For example:
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ITIL® is a registered trade mark of AXELOS Limited
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