The Release, Control and Validation (RCV) module is one of the qualifications in the ITIL® Service Capability work stream. The module focuses on the practical application of RCV practices in order to enable the successful planning, testing and implementation of new services that meet the organization’s or users’ needs.
The content of the course is based mainly on the best practice guidance contained in the ITIL Service Transition publication.
The RCV course is designed to develop organizations’ or individuals’ understanding of the ITIL Service Transition processes. It can ensure transitional changes are effectively managed, new services are validated and tested and that release and deployment fulfil organizational requirements. RCV also provides guidance on evaluating change and managing knowledge to improve decision-making processes.
ITIL Credit System
Under the ITIL Credit System, you must earn a number of credits from each ITIL qualification to progress to the next level within the ITIL scheme.
The RCV module is worth four credits towards the minimum of 17 required to progress to the Managing Across the Lifecycle module, which is the final step before the ITIL Expert Level.
Credits obtained from the RCV qualification may not be combined with the credits obtained from the IPRC or CCR Practitioner modules towards an ITIL Expert Level application due to the high level of content overlap. See the ITIL Credit System page for more information.
The Release, Control and Validation qualification would suit candidates in the following IT professions and areas:
- Release Manager
- Security Administrator
- IT Operations Manager
- Database Administrator
- Security Manager.
This list is a guide only, and choices will depend on the candidate's individual career goals and objectives. To learn more about roles in IT service management (ITSM) and the skills they require, see our Career Path tool.
ITIL Intermediate Navigator tool
To find out what other ITIL Intermediate modules could complement this qualification and teach skills relevant to these job roles, use our ITIL Intermediate Navigator tool.
Release, Control and Validation Examination
The exam format is as follows:
- Multiple choice examination questions
- Eight questions per paper
- 28 marks required to pass (out of 40 available) - 70%
- 90 minutes’ duration
- Closed book.
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The Release, Control and Validation qualification can only be taken as part of an accredited training course.
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