Looking for guidance on passing the official ITIL 4 Foundation exam? Look no further, you have come to the right place!
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Passing the official ITIL 4 Foundation exam
The ITIL 4 Foundation certification is one of the most sought-after ones you can think of. It has its foundations in the IT industry, but with the latest release, ITIL 4, it is wide open for the application in any industry, branch or sector.
Since it has such a huge success and since it is one of the best additions to your resume, I have decided to create this complete guide, to walk you through your ITIL 4 journey.
The first thing is taking a course 🙂 Seems obvious, but there are many people attempting to pass the exam without it and failing in the process. The reason behind that is, that most available free resources are not comprehensive and do not contain everything you need for the exam.
So we suggest having a look at our officially accredited ITIL 4 Foundation eLearning, which contains everything you need to know, is presented in an easily digestible and fun way and is available at an affordable price.
So, should you be interested in an accredited ITIL 4 Foundation classroom course, have a look at our Success Model for companies (we can deliver in-person courses in and around Switzerland and online courses anywhere in the world).
To learn more about the exam structure, type of questions and other details, please have a look at our exam preparation article.
The ITIL 4 Big Picture
Since it might be hard to get an overview of all the important components of ITIL 4, we have dedicated some time to create an ITIL 4 Big Picture.
It is an interactive image, which allows you to click on the individual items, leading you to a dedicated article on that topics.
Some items are already available (as of May 2022), however, as it is one of our biggest projects at Value Insights and will take some time to complete, we ask for your patience.
In the meantime, you can check out all other resources mentioned in this article.
Check your knowledge with our ITIL 4 Foundation online quiz
I am sure that you have what it takes to pass the exam, nevertheless, you can try our ITIL 4 Foundation Quiz below to see where you are in terms of understanding the topic.
You will get 20 questions and need 13 correct (that is 65%, like on the official exam) to pass.
Try the ITIL 4 Foundation Quiz
Download our free ITIL 4 Foundation mock exam questions
If you want to get some additional questions, you can also sign up with your email address for our ITIL 4 mock exam questions and answers.
After submission, we will send you an email to the address you provided with the link for the download of the PDF file.
The file contains 40 multiple-choice questions in the same style as the official ITIL 4 Foundation exam questions. Furthermore, it also contains the correct answers and the explanations for each.
Watch our free ITIL 4 exam preparation YouTube video series
If you prefer videos to long readings and if you want to get a distilled version of the ITIL 4 Foundation topics, you might want to have a look at our ITIL 4 Foundation Exam Preparation Videos below.
It is a series of 29 short videos, with each one only a couple of minutes. The topics have been divided into smaller chunks, as I believe that this modular approach supports a better comprehension of the matter.
Feel free to have a look and decide for yourself if you like it. If so, I would love to hear from you either in the comments section or on LinkedIn (and feel free to share them with your network 🙂 )
FREE ITIL 4 Exam Prep
Learn how to take the ITIL 4 Foundation exam online
There are different ways to take the exam:
- You could go to any official exam provider and do the exam electronically or on paper at their location
- Since we are accredited proctors, you can also ask us to come to your office for a fee (you can contact us HERE for more details)
- This only applies in and around Basel (Switzerland)
- And only if you have more colleagues wanting to take the exam
- The best option is to take the exam online, from the comfort of your home
Check out our article HERE to learn more about the PeopleCert online exams
Claiming your cool ITIL 4 Foundation digital badge
Last but not least, you should claim your well-deserved ITIL 4 Foundation digital badge, which is a great addition to your resume and social media pages (e.g. LinkedIn)
It is a great display of skill and dedication, which will help you differentiate yourself from other professionals on the job market.
Learn in our dedicated article how to claim your ITIL 4 Foundation badge.
The next steps of your ITIL 4 journey
After competing the ITIL 4 Foundation certification, you have a number of choices to continue your adventure.
The official ITIL 4 Certification Scheme gives you a nice overview, but allow me to summarize it here as well.
- You can go two directions: ITIL 4 Managing Professional and ITIL 4 Strategic Leader
- To achieve the Managing Professional dedication, you have two options as well:
- If you have enough credits (17) from ITIL v3, you can attend the ITIL 4 MPT (Managing Professional Transition) and become a Managing Professional
- Otherwise, you need to complete the following ITIL 4 advanced courses: Create Deliver and Support, Drive Stakeholder Value, High Velocity IT and Direct Plan and Improve
- To achieve the Strategic Leader dedication, you need to complete two of the advanced ITIL 4 certificates: Direct Plan and Improve and Digital & IT Strategy
- You can see that the Direct Plan and Improve appears in both dedications, so it is enough to complete that one time 🙂
- Once you are ITIL 4 Managing Professional and Strategic Leader you will be able to apply for the ITIL Master dedication
Hopefully, this articled helped you get a better understanding about your ITIL 4 journey and motivates you to jump into the whole new world of modern Service Management based on Lean and Agile principles.
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