If you have only taken ITIL v3 Foundation, then the recommended approach is to take ITIL 4 Foundation in order to be able to transition to the new scheme. There is a large amount of new material in ITIL 4 Foundation therefore a new single exam is required to assess end learner’s knowledge of the new ITIL 4 Foundation guidance.
Alternatively, you also have the option of obtaining 17 credits from the ITIL v3 scheme which would make them eligible to take the ITIL Managing Professional transition module to migrate to ITIL 4 scheme.
If you hold three to four credits beyond foundation, you have two recommended options to transition to ITIL 4 dependent on what you want to achieve in the scheme.
Option 1: you can take ITIL 4 Foundation and a further module in a preferred area of interest, becoming either an ITIL Specialist, Strategist or Leader.
Option 2: you can work towards collecting 17 credits from ITIL v3 to become eligible to take the ITIL Managing Professional transition module. The benefit of this is that you are eligible to fast track past the v3 Managing Across the Lifecycle course and exam.
If you have achieved six credits or more since v3 Foundation, then it is in your interest to continue collecting v3 credits to prepare for an easy transition to ITIL 4 and gain the ITIL Managing Professional designation.
You will need to reach 17 credits to be eligible to take the ITIL Managing Professional transition module. This benefits you as you will then become eligible to fast track past the v3 Managing Across the Lifecycle course and exam.
If an you have achieved ITIL v3 Expert, you can take the ITIL Managing Professional transition module as soon as it is released to achieve the ITIL Managing Professional designation.
After achieving the ITIL Managing Professional designation, you would only need to complete the ITIL Leader Digital & Strategy module if they are interested in pursuing the ITIL Strategic Leader stream.
Once you have completed both streams you are eligible to move towards ITIL Master. Further details about ITIL Master will be released at a later date.
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