The Service Offerings and Agreements (SOA) module is one of the certifications in the ITIL® Service Capability work stream. The module focuses on the practical application of SOA practices in order to enable portfolio, service level, service catalogue, demand, supplier and financial management.
The content of the course is based mainly on the best practice guidance contained in the ITIL Service Strategy and ITIL Service Design publications.
The SOA course is designed to help organizations and individuals understand how the five stages of the ITIL lifecycle (service strategy, service design, service transition, service operation and continual service improvement) can offer value to organizations and projects. It also provides guidance on how service offerings can be developed to support both business and user needs.
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 SOA 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 SOA qualification may not be combined with the credits obtained from the IPAD Practitioner module towards an ITIL Expert Level application due to the high level of content overlap. See the ITIL Credit System page for more information.
The Service Offerings and Agreements certification would suit candidates in the following IT professions or areas:
- IT Management
- IT Finance Manager
- Capacity Manager
- Availability Manager
- Service Level Manager
- Business Continuity Manager
- Service Portfolio Manager
- Supplier Relationship 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 certification and teach skills relevant to these job roles, use our ITIL Intermediate Navigator tool.
Service Offerings and Agreements 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 Service Offerings and Agreements certification can only be taken as part of an accredited training course.
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