Continual Service Improvement (CSI) - ITIL® v3 Intermediate Service Lifecycle Module
The CSI module focuses on the principles and techniques from the CSI stage of the ITIL Lifecycle, but does not go into detail about specific processes.
Purpose of the Continual Service Improvement Module
The Continual Service Improvement (CSI) module is one of the certifications within the ITIL® v3 Service Lifecycle workstream. This module focuses on the principles and techniques from the Continual Service Improvement stage of the ITIL Lifecycle, but does not go into detail about specific processes.
The CSI certification focuses on how organizations and individuals can strategically review the products and services they have produced following the strategy, design, transition and operation stages of the IT Service Lifecycle and offers guidance on how this process should be organized and executed. It also includes guidance on the tools and technology that can be used to support CSI activities as well as how to evaluate risks and critical success factors.
The course covers management and control of activities and techniques within the Continual Service Improvement phase of the ITIL Lifecycle, but it does not provide the full detail of each supporting process.
CSI practices can help businesses and projects continue to meet and adapt to the changing needs of end users as well as improving efficiencies and returns on investment for organizations.
ITIL Credit System
Under the ITIL Credit System, you must earn a number of credits from each ITIL certification to progress to the next level within the ITIL scheme.
The CSI module is worth three 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.
See our ITIL Credit System page for more information.
- Multiple choice examination questions
- Eight questions per paper
- 28 marks required to pass (out of 40 available) - 70%
- 90 minutes’ duration
- Closed book.
Taking the Continual Service Improvement Exam
The Continual Service Improvement certification can only be taken as part of an accredited training course.